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Tue Mar 26, 2013, 04:29 PM

And THAT, my friends, is how it's done…

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Reply And THAT, my friends, is how it's done… (Original post)
MrScorpio Mar 2013 OP
ChairmanAgnostic Mar 2013 #1
onehandle Mar 2013 #2
edhopper Mar 2013 #11
mike_c Mar 2013 #3
Richardo Mar 2013 #4
tblue Mar 2013 #28
Happyhippychick Mar 2013 #5
niyad Mar 2013 #6
Cha Mar 2013 #7
homegirl Mar 2013 #8
Cali_Democrat Mar 2013 #9
Hekate Mar 2013 #10
Bluestar Mar 2013 #12
demwing Mar 2013 #13
Moosepoop Mar 2013 #17
navarth Mar 2013 #14
JDPriestly Mar 2013 #15
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2013 #23
gateley Mar 2013 #24
awoke_in_2003 Mar 2013 #25
tblue Mar 2013 #30
tblue Mar 2013 #29
xxqqqzme Mar 2013 #40
WillyT Mar 2013 #16
Orrex Mar 2013 #18
AikidoSoul Mar 2013 #19
truebluegreen Mar 2013 #20
gateley Mar 2013 #26
Nye Bevan Mar 2013 #21
smirkymonkey Mar 2013 #22
patrice Mar 2013 #27
mrmpa Mar 2013 #31
Demeter Mar 2013 #32
ReRe Mar 2013 #33
ErikJ Mar 2013 #34
patricia92243 Mar 2013 #35
era veteran Mar 2013 #36
TinkerTot55 Mar 2013 #37
mountain grammy Mar 2013 #38
Uncle Joe Mar 2013 #39
Zorra Mar 2013 #41
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2013 #43
BlancheSplanchnik Mar 2013 #42
StrayKat Mar 2013 #44
obama2terms Mar 2013 #45

Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 04:31 PM

1. Hot + Damn = Way to go, Costco!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 04:32 PM

2. Yeah, but Walmart stock holders want solid gold toilets and unicorn steaks.

How are they going to get that without screwing so-called workers?

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Response to onehandle (Reply #2)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:25 PM

11. WMT shareholders are dumb investors



They would have made much more with Costco.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 04:39 PM

3. that is why I shop at Costco several times a month...

...and NEVER set foot inside a Walmart.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 04:42 PM

4. I had no idea

Time to go to Costco.

Thanks, MrScorpio.

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Response to Richardo (Reply #4)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 09:43 PM

28. Gave my mom a Costco card & told her to trash the Sam's Club

Costco is an excellent corporate citizen! Always has been, far as I know. Support them all you can.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:02 PM

5. Wow, I was feeling guilty when I went to Costco because I assumed it was not worker friendly.

Thanks for letting us know! And I have never set foot in a Walmart and I never intend to.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:11 PM

6. happy we finally have costco here, but would not matter--have not set foot in wally world in

nearly 20 years, nor will I, even if they are giving the store away.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:18 PM

7. Brilliant, Mr Sinegal!

thanks Mr Scorpio

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:19 PM

8. Wally World

Happy to see some kindred souls who, like myself, have never set foot in Walmart, and never will.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:19 PM

9. I shop there once a week

Happy to provide them business

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:20 PM

10. KnR. Love Costco for their ethics as well as their products.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:25 PM

12. And we treat our vendors fairly--the opposite of WalMart n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:26 PM

13. awesome

But is it factual?

Which Costco employes make 45K? That’s $21.60 an hour.

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Response to demwing (Reply #13)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 06:25 PM

17. Like anywhere, some make more and some make less.

But overall, it's apparently pretty close to the mark.

http://www.allbusiness.com/staffing-hr/16745820-1.html

Costco, however, pays employees an average of $17 per hour and replaces between 6-20 percent of its employees each year. After four years with the company, a Costco cashier can make $40,000 salary plus another 10 percent of that in annual bonuses.


The $17 per hour figure was from 2005. It may be more now.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:32 PM

14. Now, if we can just fill their shelves with American products...

that will be the finishing touch.

I always tell people to shop at Costco and that WalMart is evil.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:32 PM

15. Costco is great. And I think that Trader Joe's employees are pretty

well treated. It makes such a difference in the attitude of the employees of the store.

When I go to Trader Joe's, the employees are working so hard -- but they seem happy about it. They seem to be a team that is proud of what they do and serving customers.

I have the impression that Trader Joe's only picks people who like serving, helping others as employees.

Love Trader Joe's.

Costco is also very good, but further from my home.

And the large quantities that Costco sells are not really practical for a couple that doesn't buy giant sizes any more.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 08:17 PM

23. I heard someone say...

Take care of your customers second. If management focuses on making their employees happy first, then the employees will make the customers happy.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 08:27 PM

24. I like that -- hadn't heard it.

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Response to gateley (Reply #24)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 08:30 PM

25. I heard it on some radio talk show...

Cannot remember the guy.

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Response to awoke_in_2003 (Reply #23)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 09:47 PM

30. Well, if they crap on their employees, you can bet

they'd crap on their customers too. I notice happy workers when I go shopping. If people are not happy and I see a lot of turnover, a red flag pops up in my head.

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #15)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 09:45 PM

29. That's my TJ's experience too. They're always happy & chatty.

I hear it's hard to get a job there because people don't leave! And they don't sell hydrogenated crappy foods. That's my store!

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Response to JDPriestly (Reply #15)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 01:38 PM

40. My son works at Trader Joe's.

He was able to take advantage of their maternity leave w/ the birth of their 2nd child - 4 weeks leave @ 60% of his rate!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 05:41 PM

16. HUGE K & R !!! - Thank You !!!






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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 06:40 PM

18. Sounds great, but...

What about the guy who stops you at the door if you don't have a membership? Does he really make $45K per year?

If so, that's awesome!

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 06:44 PM

19. We love COSTCO and shop there for almost everything. COSTCO also has many organic

products that are reasonably priced.

It's waaaay better in prices and service than most stores.

And whoever said their products are "too big" to be practical. That's just not the case. They have many single items that fit with a small family like ours...which is only me and my spouse at the moment.:

Yep...jost LOVE COSTCO.... and now even more because of this report on how it treats its employees. loveya:

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:08 PM

20. It would be good if the graphic also showed

how little Costco pays its CEO.

edited to add: in 2004, Costco's CEO made 2.7 million
Waldemart's made 17.9 million



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Response to truebluegreen (Reply #20)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 08:35 PM

26. He was also with a group here in Seattle who wanted to pay a State income tax (we currently

don't have one) -- for only the wealthy people! Bill Gates Sr was one of the instigators. Howard Schultz (Starbucks), Jeff Bezos (amazon) and Steve Ballmer (Microsoft) were all against it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:17 PM

21. Now there's a CEO deserving of his $1 billion+ net worth.

Last edited Tue Mar 26, 2013, 09:51 PM - Edit history (2)

That certainly is how it's done. It's not easy to become a billionaire and still be highly praised on a progressive message board like DU.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 07:57 PM

22. I gave my boss an article today on how WalMart is tanking compared to

Costco and Target. We sell our products at all three stores, but I was hoping that this would help to influence her and the management to think twice about putting so much stock in WalMart (they are one of our biggest retailers).

It was from Bloomberg, so it was pretty legitimate as a business article. Hopefully it will influence them toward favoring Costco and Target. WalMart is going down the tubes.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 08:45 PM

27. This fellow understands that people actually ENJOY an efficient well run work-place, so they will

commit their behavior to that.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 10:53 PM

31. Shopped at Costco with my 82 year old mother today..........

picked up vegetables, water, paper goods, basically grocery shopped. I'm going back tomorrow to buy a TV. I like the fact that you get a two year warranty at no extra cost. I also have an executive membership, which gives me back 2% of what I spent at Costco for the year. The payment is guaranteed at $55.

A young man (employee) and my mom got into a conversation. My mom's question to him was did he like his job? His answer, he loves it.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 11:07 PM

32. And don't stock crap from China, or anywhere else, for that matter

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Tue Mar 26, 2013, 11:55 PM

33. I love this man...

K&R

... for not being greedy. For taking care of his employees like they are human beings with families and responsibilities, not like they are nothing but numbers or pawns. This is called old-fashioned "Job Security," for those of you who don't know what that is. This is the way it used to be.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:07 AM

34. And that explains why it is said Dems are better businessmen than Repubs

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:14 AM

35. Did not know this. Will definitely shop there at every opportunity. Thanks for posting!

Costco has a Facebook page to encourage them to build their new store in my town. Needless to say, I went there and posted my encouragement for them to come here.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 07:01 AM

36. Our first Costco being built now. Lexington

Goodbye Sam's Club.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 09:36 AM

37. It's also very impressive......

...that Costco provides enough money in pay and benefits, that their employees are not forced to "suck at the government teat," as Walmart's employees often must.

Walmart's corporate profits are/were so large because the U.S. taxpayer picked up the slack.
Therefore, Walmart = EVIL.
The maths don't lie!!!!!!! (little snark there! )

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 10:34 AM

38. Walmart employs more people in America and the world than any other private company

So "going under" would be quite a catastrophe. Walmart and others must change and be responsible employers. Corporations like Walmart, just to name one, have abdicated their responsiblity as citizens to share enormous profits with the workers who produce that profit. On the contrary, corporate greed has hoarded profits while paying workers less, and even while full time workers live below the poverty level.
What is really needed here is a strong retail workers' union, but I don't have too much hope for that.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 12:58 PM

39. Kicked and recommended.

Thanks for the thread, MrScorpio.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:00 PM

41. Perfect illustration of the difference between a kind liberal establishment and a conservative

hellhole.

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Response to Zorra (Reply #41)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:40 PM

43. yep. n/t

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:39 PM

42. wish Costco was out here in Rochester, NY

How do we get them to come out here?

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 02:49 PM

44. Didn't Sinegal retire a few months ago?

I hope Costco stays the course under new management.

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Response to MrScorpio (Original post)

Wed Mar 27, 2013, 04:11 PM

45. My family has always loved Costco

But I can't seem to get my mom over her Walmart addiction.

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