HomeLatest ThreadsGreatest ThreadsForums & GroupsMy SubscriptionsMy Posts
DU Home » Latest Threads » Forums & Groups » Main » Video & Multimedia (Forum) » WalMart on CNN

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 05:54 PM

WalMart on CNN

Thank God for Walmart speaking out on behalf of their employees.

20 replies, 2491 views

Reply to this thread

Back to top Alert abuse

Always highlight: 10 newest replies | Replies posted after I mark a forum
Replies to this discussion thread
Arrow 20 replies Author Time Post
Reply WalMart on CNN (Original post)
geefloyd46 Nov 2012 OP
peacebird Nov 2012 #1
Honeycombe8 Nov 2012 #8
stlsaxman Nov 2012 #2
SJohnson Nov 2012 #3
xfundy Nov 2012 #4
doc03 Nov 2012 #5
onethatcares Nov 2012 #6
johnnyrocket Nov 2012 #7
Bjorn Against Nov 2012 #10
littlemissmartypants Nov 2012 #14
Plucketeer Nov 2012 #9
tomm2thumbs Nov 2012 #11
JeffHead Nov 2012 #12
drynberg Nov 2012 #18
blackspade Nov 2012 #13
rDigital Nov 2012 #15
Chalfont Nov 2012 #16
Divine Discontent Nov 2012 #17
Dustlawyer Nov 2012 #20
fasttense Nov 2012 #19

Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:00 PM

1. Notice he does not dispute that the average wage is barely $300 per year above the poverty level

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to peacebird (Reply #1)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:56 PM

8. What do Target employees make? nt

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:11 PM

2. "We have a very STRICT RETALIATION policy... er, ANTI-retaliation policy"

oops!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:11 PM

3. Thank God - Walmart employees are standing up

Fight - Fight - Fight!!! You know they are shaking if they are doing these spots on CNN

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:41 PM

4. Proven formula.

Find a guy who can smile while lying and obfuscating. Checkered shirt, open collar, no tie.

Almost looks like a regular Joe.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 06:49 PM

5. He is probably right about one thing their wages are competitive with the

retail industry. All retail industry wages are depressed because other
stores have to lower their wages to compete with Walmart, the race to the bottom.
She should have asked him what his salary was.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:14 PM

6. somebody's been up all night

getting the lies down,

this assclown dodged the 15k question, the healthcare cost question and danced around the rest while

touting the great experience one should expect on the black friday go in debt day.

Yeah, they're not quaking in their boots but they are seeing holes in the dike appearing.

GO WORKERS.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 07:42 PM

7. Average pay is $12 an hour? This doesn't dispute 15,000 a year pay...

...obviously there's a mass of part timers in the system. I don't believe the whole "Majority of our workers are full time."

No way.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to johnnyrocket (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:20 PM

10. It is very easy to deceive with averages

It is only a very small percentage of their employees that make more than $12 an hour, but when you throw in a few wealthy executives and the average pay rises very quickly.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to johnnyrocket (Reply #7)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:04 PM

14. US Dept. of Labor

The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) does not define full-time employment or part-time employment. This is a matter generally to be determined by the employer.

http://www.dol.gov/dol/topic/workhours/full-time.htm#.UKxQ1Yf_qJI

So let us say that 20 hours a week is full time at $12 an hour after 33% deductions "take home pay" equals... $160 a week ... for 50 weeks is $ 8K or 25 hours at $12 after 33% for 50 weeks is $ 10K and 30 hours a week at $ 12 an hour...$12 K for 50 weeks....SWEET JESUS.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 09:14 PM

9. Crowing about THE lowest prices

comes at a cost. That cost is decency and dignity. Let's see this jackass live on Sixteen grand a year! Why not set an example for the minions Walmart "uses".

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:26 PM

11. defensive much Walmart?


I'm surprised the guy hasn't lost his job. For being a "Vice President of Communications" he is defensive, unfriendly, seems uncomfortable communicating with the public (ie. his audience) and appears more interested in promoting black friday than taking the opportunity to COMMUNICATE a truth other than pulling numbers out of his pocket.

I guess his apparently caustic personality are a trademark of the corporation itself.

Interesting watching...

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 10:32 PM

12. She should have hit this little prick up side the head with these questions...

How many of your employees are collecting food stamps and Medicaid and why is it that you have people in Human Resources helping them sign up for them? WalMart has thousands of employees collecting these benefits provided by the govt. All at taxpayers expense. The American taxpayer has basically been subsidizing their labor costs. No wonder the Walton families collective wealth is the same as the lowest 35% of the population. I swear I will NEVER darken WalMart's doorstep ever again. Evil Bastards!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to JeffHead (Reply #12)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:33 AM

18. Yes Sir, you got it.

The VP from WAL*MART was trying to ignor questions, or brush them off to make his free ad on CNN. My fav. part was him braggin' about the "STRICT RETALIATION POLICY, 'em antiretaliation policy". Now what would Dr. Freud say about that? I also am taking the permanent boycott pledge, unless a miracle unfolds that brings WAL*MART back into resonable policies like allowing a union, treating their employees with respect and acknowledging that workers have RIGHTS, like having a water break when working 12 hr warehouse shifts in 100+ degees! I'm 64, don't know if I'll live that long!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:01 PM

13. This guy is such a lying sack of crap.

He uses his air time as a Walmart commercial rather than actually address the issues.

Fail.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Tue Nov 20, 2012, 11:58 PM

15. I love how he thinks that he speaks for the rank and file. I worked at Wal-Mart. The stories the

 

unions are bringing up are true. They pulled the schedule switcheroo on me. When I started there they told me that I would be on first shift so that I could attend college. 3 months in, they told me that I would have to go on 2nd shift. I told them that it wasn't possible, because I would not be able to attend class. They told me that I would lose my job if I didn't go to 2nd.

I quit.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 01:23 AM

16. Beaver Cleaver

Worst PR man ever.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Chalfont (Reply #16)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 02:44 AM

17. I thought the same thing - the massive company has that for a PR guy? yikes.

they are a horrible company, I hope tens of thousands of their million plus walk out just as the masses flood in.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to Divine Discontent (Reply #17)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 09:55 AM

20. You cannot expect an Ivy League person to live in Bentonville, Arkansas!

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink


Response to geefloyd46 (Original post)

Wed Nov 21, 2012, 08:46 AM

19. What a load of misinformation and deceptive statistics.

The only reason Waltons make so much money is because they pay their employees so, so little.

Then run them down in their cars after drinking all night. Ok, only a few Waltons do that.

Reply to this post

Back to top Alert abuse Link here Permalink

Reply to this thread