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    Question for Mr. Jr.
    how much do you pay your employees?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GA Fin View Post
    Correction noted.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang190 View Post
    Question for Mr. Jr.
    how much do you pay your employees?
    I have two on salary, one hourly, one commission, plus benefits. Obviously, they are paid competitively or they wouldn't work here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by mustang190 View Post
    Question for Mr. Jr.
    how much do you pay your employees?
    Why would you ask, I mean he could say any number to make himself look good. Not a shot at Mr Jr either, just an observation.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister-Jr View Post
    He also fought unionization, but in the early 1900s, he paid his employees $5.00 an hour, which attracted the best workers and increased his profitability.
    Yeah capitalism! Funny how that works in the economic ecosystem.

    The reality is there are terrible crappy workers and they can fill those terrible low wage jobs at those terrible evil companies offering terrible profits and making terrible profits.

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    I wonder how much Walmart has received in public subsidies. I have read in several places that's it's over $6 billion, but surely that can't be correct for a company that thrives on captialism.

    Information is subject to so much manipulation today, it's hard to trust anything we read.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mister-Jr View Post
    I wonder how much Walmart has received in public subsidies. I have read in several places that's it's over $6 billion, but surely that can't be correct for a company that thrives on captialism.

    Information is subject to so much manipulation today, it's hard to trust anything we read.

    I never seen anybody try harder to make Walmart, a left vs right political thing.

    You elitist wannabees should not buy their stock and go enjoy paying out the arse for groceries at Publix's.


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    It's 6 billion because somehow if a worker receives assistance, that is a Walmart subsidy. Give me a break. That's some unicorn style math.

    The $7.8 billion includes an estimated $6.2 billion in public assistance for low-wage Walmart employees, including programs like food stamps, subsidized housing, and Medicaid. It also includes an estimated $70 million per year in “economic development subsidies” from state and legal governments eager to host Walmart in their cities.
    As for development subsidies, for the most part I am against any government entity doling out special treatment and money to woo a corporation. That is not capitalism.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GA Fin View Post
    They seem to take good care of their employees in this situation IMHO.


    Some of the highlights:

    Hourly associates will continue to receive compensation for 60 days.



    If employees haven't transferred to another store in 60 days they will receive a severance.


    10% raise on the minimum wage from $10 to $11 per hour.

    $1,000 bonus.


    Hourly employees get an increase in full paid maternity leave to 10 weeks for new mothers(was 6 weeks at half pay).


    Fathers and non birth mothers that work full time get a maternity leave increase to 6 weeks at full pay. Previously they got no paid leave.


    This change brings hourly paid leave inline with salaried paid leave.


    WalMart will also offer compensation to employees seeking top adopt. The amount was not disclosed.




    The above information was paraphrased from this article since it would not permit me to cut and paste:


    http://www.11alive.com/article/news/...y/85-507157783
    Where they able to get this to all the news wires before the days deadline ? Too bad it wasn't part of the PUMPED PR about increases to trigger news. Everyone who makes millions a day will back track with no problem if in a Public Relations disaster. It is only money they need to fix it, and they have plenty of that sitting in huge accounts.

    Bottom line is that the country business atmosphere has become so much ME ME ME... Mo Money mo money....
    I use to love going to company picnics back in the 60s and 70s. The owner, or BOSS would shake hands, play horseshoes, and be part of the Gang. Now that guy is isolated so that he doesn't have to look employees in the eye while he takes it ALL.

    Everybody that runs a business wants to make profit, that is the name of the game. When you start contributing the statement WELFARE, DRUGS, Taking advantage of benefits, etc. to ALL Employees, then things fall apart. The country could have kept doing what it was doing, running legit businesses while paying good wages, working with UNIONS, and keeping it fair for all. In place of that the GREED took over. Everytime there is a problem with 1 worker out of 10, the ownerships punishes ALL employees by taking away. That was just a good excuse, and put out on TV for all to see as to WHY they had to cut back on wages, cut benefits, and so on. Thus we have a huge gap...

    Anyone, can use just about any excuse to say why it is like this... Poor workmanship, not caring, DRUGS again, but really, that is just an excuse to NOT CARE. Spin it how you will, not going to change anytime soon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mplspug View Post



    As for development subsidies, for the most part I am against any government entity doling out special treatment and money to woo a corporation. That is not capitalism.
    As i hear it governors are lining up to lick the boots of Amazon right now over their new facility.
    People use statistics the way a drunk uses a street light, for support rather than illumination.

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