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Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:04 PM

Think about this the next time you walk into WalMart

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Reply Think about this the next time you walk into WalMart (Original post)
DainBramaged Feb 2013 OP
NYC_SKP Feb 2013 #1
2naSalit Feb 2013 #2
MichiganVote Feb 2013 #3
AndyTiedye Feb 2013 #4
HiPointDem Feb 2013 #5
AndyTiedye Feb 2013 #6
Egalitarian Thug Feb 2013 #7
moondust Feb 2013 #20
thetruthhurtsforsome Feb 2013 #8
egduj Feb 2013 #9
HappyMe Feb 2013 #11
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #10
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #12
hobbit709 Feb 2013 #13
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #19
TheDebbieDee Feb 2013 #29
SomethingFishy Feb 2013 #33
RobinA Feb 2013 #15
DainBramaged Feb 2013 #16
demwing Feb 2013 #18
GreenStormCloud Feb 2013 #14
Egalitarian Thug Feb 2013 #22
GreenStormCloud Feb 2013 #23
Egalitarian Thug Feb 2013 #25
graham4anything Feb 2013 #27
dmallind Feb 2013 #17
moondust Feb 2013 #21
PA Democrat Feb 2013 #24
rrneck Feb 2013 #26
Trajan Feb 2013 #28
juajen Feb 2013 #32
putitinD Feb 2013 #30
BlueJazz Feb 2013 #31

Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:24 PM

1. Nobody should earn 2,000 times as much, especially when...

That 2,000 times as much is on the BACKS of their own employees.

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Response to NYC_SKP (Reply #1)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:38 PM

2. But that's the part they

enjoy the most about it...

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 07:54 PM

3. K&R

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:43 PM

4. Our County is Walmart-Free

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Response to AndyTiedye (Reply #4)

Tue Feb 19, 2013, 09:46 PM

5. today your county; tomorrow our country. make it so.

 

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Response to HiPointDem (Reply #5)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 12:20 AM

6. It is Actually a Four-County Walmart-Free Zone

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 01:27 AM

7. More fun with obscene numbers: Each of Sam's spawn takes $114,468.86 every hour,

 

24 hours a day, 7 days a week, and they don't do anything.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #7)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:11 PM

20. Some days

they probably have to get out of bed. Not every day, but once in a while.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:44 AM

8. Those who shop WalMart do not care

 

or think for that matter.

It is why they shop there in the first place.

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Response to thetruthhurtsforsome (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:49 AM

9. Or poor.

But I agree with you. They should spend the extra few bucks on groceries just for the principle of it.

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Response to egduj (Reply #9)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:55 AM

11. Really?

Good grief!

Maybe those that can afford to shop at Whole Paycheck could give them a couple of bags of groceries then, 'just for the principle of it'.

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Response to thetruthhurtsforsome (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:54 AM

10. The only thing I buy at Walmart is my diabetic test strips.

when you live on $938/mo, you buy what you can afford. Their test strips for their meter price is $9 for a box of 50.. The VA sends me %0 strips every THREE months for my other meter. Those strips cost about $70 everywhere.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #10)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 07:56 AM

12. Spirits of the lottery, please give us the winning numbers

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Response to DainBramaged (Reply #12)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:06 AM

13. If I had the winning numbers, I wouldn't be buying diabetic supplies at Walmart.

But then I also would not be getting my medical care from the VA either.
50 test strips every 90 days, when you need to test yourself several times a day doesn't come out well.
If someone else would have test strips at $9/50 I would be there but no one does or even comes close.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #13)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 10:03 PM

19. My sister is in the same boat. I pick them up on sale at Target all the time

and drop them off when I visit. So far I am only child who escaped diabetes.





What I meant was for the spirits to help me get the winning numbers so I could help those in need.

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:04 PM

29. Maybe your prescription should be re-written?

I get enough Aviva test strips to test 4 times/day because that's what's called for in the prescription (I had to buy the Aviva meter, though).

Or maybe the same pharmacy worker is reading your prescription incorrectly......

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Response to hobbit709 (Reply #13)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:27 PM

33. We get my wife's insulin there too...

$24 vs $70 at Kroeger or Walgreens. What can you do, money is tight.

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Response to thetruthhurtsforsome (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:22 AM

15. This Person

who shops at Wal*Mart cares. However, this person also is tired of Wal*Mart being singled out for industry-wide practices. If we were to shop based on labor practices there would be very few, if any, places to shop.

-former non-Wal*Mart retail worker

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Response to RobinA (Reply #15)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:07 PM

16. WalMart is the model for all others to follow

Because of WalMart there are fewer places to shop.


And I would bet that if the AFL-CIO came in and you had to vote you'd vote against you own self-interests.


Too bad you're tired, I've been fighting them for over a decade, and if they went under tomorrow, thousands of Mom and Pop stores would return. The center of MY little town is empty because there is a WalMArt down the street. Only the QuickCheck survives.

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Response to thetruthhurtsforsome (Reply #8)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 06:16 PM

18. Wow, I've been fooling myself

For years I've believed that it was my crappy income that kept me shopping at Walmart. Thanks to you, I now understand that I'm just thoughtless and inconsiderate. It's folks like you that bring warmth and light to the world! You ROCK!

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 08:17 AM

14. $8.75 is more than I make per hour. N/T

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #14)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:24 PM

22. So you're saying Walmart employees are overpaid? n/t

 

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #22)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:09 PM

23. The point of the thread was to try to get people not to shop at WM, because of the low pay.

I make less, as do many people, so I have to shop where the prices are cheapest.

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Response to GreenStormCloud (Reply #23)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:51 PM

25. People shouldn't shop at Walmart if that is an option. Obviously someone that

 

earns so little, or many others where there is literally no option, have no choice.

But if a majority of the people that do not fall into these categories would exercise their option to shop elsewhere, we would see Walmart change its practices faster than a republican running for office in San Francisco.

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Response to Egalitarian Thug (Reply #25)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:58 PM

27. I agree with this. In NJ, we have choices. But some places do not.

 

Our supermarkets have much better food sales (and we have two plus Target has food )
and one week one has great sales, the other the following week, and if plan it out that way we save alot. And one supermarket has cheap meds like SOME of walmart's are.

But, and I didn't realize this until about six months ago when someone here said it,
some areas it is the only thing around.

So there is no choice.

I also feel for the workers, closing it down won't get them another job and it breaks my heart when I see someone who used to have their own hardware shop or stationary store or paint store working there.

I applaud Manhattan for not allowing one in.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 04:53 PM

17. Think how much more they'd get if he shared that out!

I thought about it. $0.008/hr more. The decimal places are not incorrect either - less than a penny. Walmart has 2.1M employees. Even if none of them got a penny more than $8.75 it would cost over $17,500,000 an hour to pay them,

Is he overpaid? Quite probably. Heck certainly - although people ultimately in charge of over two million workers and revenue of nigh half a trillion probably deserve a fairly high paycheck. But if you want to compare costs you have to compare them fairly. Every shock-value CEO to worker comparison I've ever seen is careful to never bring up the number of employees, thus causing the absurd assumption seen time after time on DU and elsewhere that executive pay is a significant contributor to big company expenses, even labor expenses, and that cutting it would fund significant pay increases. It never would. The only instances where it might are in Wall Street firms where most people beyond the cleaners and security folks are well paid already, and certain small businesses that never make the evil-CEO glurge circuit. No large manufacturer, retailer or service provider exists where CEO pay would mean diddly to the workers.

By all means I would support a limit or ratio limit on CEO pay, although it would be of questionable legality and constitutionality. I just know it would do fuck all to help the 8.75/hr folks.

Incidentally, it takes less than 58 minutes of Walmart sales to pay the CEO's annual salary.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Wed Feb 20, 2013, 11:20 PM

21. "Our CEO doesn't make that much compared to other CEOs."

Wal-Mart employee defending her CEO when I jokingly suggested they did away with a battery warranty because the CEO wanted a raise.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 05:13 PM

24. And consider that Wal-Mart routinely cheats employees out of overtime pay.

The pigs don't even pay their employees for the hours that they do work at such miserable wages. That's the Wal-Mart business model, cheat the employees, pay a slap-on-the-wrist fine and then go back to business as usual, forcing employees to work unpaid overtime.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 07:52 PM

26. I go into Wal Mart every chance I get

to use the bathroom. I view it as my own personal twenty two million dollar outhouse.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:04 PM

28. Frankly, I don't care if the CEO makes $16826 per hour

As long as the worker is making a minimum $22 (more in certain markets)

As I see it, the issue has been the paltry, nearly non-existent wage increases over the last decades that have reduced family income to cover the bare minimum ...

The problem isn't the CEO MAKING too much; it's families making too little ...

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Response to Trajan (Reply #28)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:15 PM

32. This is so true. I know someone who works at the red and kaki store.

One raise a year at $.15 cents an hr. He's lucky, because he has been promoted from only getting a $.10 an hr. raise per hr. when he first started working there. He stays because he cannot afford insurance for his family without this store. BTW, has two degrees. He is a smart guy. No good jobs around.

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:05 PM

30. the next time I walk into a Walmart will be NEVER

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Response to DainBramaged (Original post)

Thu Feb 21, 2013, 08:10 PM

31. The Walton's simply don't value the American worker. Those who don't value the...

American worker do not value Americans. Those who don't value Americans should not be allowed to do business in America.

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