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Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:41 PM

X-post: Wal-Mart plans to hire 100,000 veterans over five years

It's LBN, so there's a bit of the usual Vet hate in the thread.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/1014368906

Quite frankly, I can't think of a better way to thank veterans than by giving them low-wage, no-benefit, part-time jobs and grabbing up a $7000 tax break for each hire.

Oswego " " Atheist

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OswegoAtheist Jan 2013 OP
niyad Jan 2013 #1
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niyad Jan 2013 #3
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Response to OswegoAtheist (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:47 PM

1. exactly how many wally worlds are there in the US? 100k over 5 years is 20k per year, about 1,600

per month. not exactly an overwhelming number to offset the huge unemployment rate, now, is it?

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Response to niyad (Reply #1)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:51 PM

2. Look at the benefits for WM:

$7000 per hire in tax breaks
positive press for "supporting our troops"
get a chance to shitcan all the wage earners (i.e.: fulltimers and those who get more than minimum wage)

ETA: and yeah, 1600/month is a minimal wager when there are at least twice that many stores in the nation (and that's not including distribution centres, drivers, etc).

Oswego "none of this was really designed with the veteran in mind, I'd wager" Atheist

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Response to OswegoAtheist (Reply #2)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 06:59 PM

3. I was just looking at their corporate fact sheet--it talks about over 10,000 stores around the

world, but no actual figures of how many in US, although, based on earlier figures, I am guessing upwards of 7,000 or so.

so, yeah, between the tax breaks and who they are going to screw over--sooooo not impressed.

besides, haven't I been reading that their sales figures are slipping (oh, wait, that would account for the need for the tax breaks, yes??)

have not set foot in a wal-mart in over 17 years, don't ever plan to.

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Response to OswegoAtheist (Original post)

Tue Jan 15, 2013, 07:05 PM

4. They could hire a million of them and I still wouldn't shop there.

They are a shitty company, paying shitty wages, with shitty benefits. Wal Mart has done more harm to the american worker than any other company out there.The only reason I would even go near a wally world is to watch it burn to the ground. They are pure evil.

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