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    In this economy? I say if these people don't want their jobs, FIRE THEM. Then give their jobs to some people that actually want to work for a living. Nov. 6th can't come quick enough for me.
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    @LGRepublican - I could finally respect Rahm Emanuel if he would have done that. Unions are parasites. They don't base advancement on productivity, they base it on desire. Everybody desires a six figure income, doesn't mean that they are willing to work for it. Hopefully Wal-Mart makes an example out of these employees.
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    Fire them! they have those jobs because those are the absolute best jobs they could get. if they are not qualified to be doing something better elsewhere, why the hell should walmart pay them more?
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    @Lpguy they might not be working there nearly because they are not qualified for elsewhere - they could be working there because folks in their normal work sector are either not hiring, laying off, or simply going out of business . doesn't mean i wouldn't take one of these jobs they are whining about in a heartbeat - just that the fact they work there is a poor indicator of their experience.
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    tell them to come crawl their ass around in attic and crawl spaces with me all day and they will know what dirty really is.
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    I would say the hell with those who exploit others via paying less than a living wage. Unions are the only hope to get the middle class up to par again.
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    The workers have right to hold out for fair pay and benefits. Wal-Mart has the right to fire employees for not showing up to work. Hopefully they can negotiate a compromise that allows everyone to benefit.
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    "Good pay"????? What a load of crap! To all you Republicans hating think about it this way. Walmart doesn't open a store unless they get local tax breaks which have them contributing little to nothing to the community. Almost all of their employees make minimum wage so they qualify for food stamps etc... So really Walmart has a negative impact on your community. Either shut up about food stamps or encourage Walmart to pay its employees a liveable wage. My guess is I am about to hear a bunch of elitist bullship.
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    @joyshusband A livable wage. Just what is a livable wage obviously varies by location. A person who is working full time should be able to afford housing, basic utilities, food, and healthcare. Not a suburban home, but safe housing. Not cable, but heat, water, and power. Not steak, but not Ramen noodles.
    It may be an entry level job but like many jobs of that nature someone has to do it. These are people who are working. They are taking the jobs we don't want and don't have to take. They are trying to provide for themselves. For all the bitching about people who expect handouts why not support poor people who are trying?
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    @joyshusband Actually no I don't. We have a lot less stuff for that reason. I would love to shop only where they pay livable wages but I don't have a good TP option who does. I don't however b!tch about food stamps for the working poor either.
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    Do they want people to believe they didn't know this before they filled out a job application? Walmart is the bottom of the barrel in retail. A place where your employee dreams go to die.
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    Wal-Mart is it's own bussiness! You don't have to work there if you don't want to, but unions aren't going to really help anybody right now! Just look at the disaster called GM
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    @marine1 It's a story alright, Obama didn't save the auto industry, he saved the UAW (United Auto Workers). If he had just let them file for chapter 11 bankruptcy, then they would have been able to gain more power over the union (UAW)!!! But then that would take away all of their blackmailed benefits, so Obama stepped in where he didn't belong, and made it better for the selfish union people, while GM sits in a disaster!!!! Now Obama speaks of it as a success story (his only success story) during the DNC, and a lot of his commercials! Beleive me, this president hasn't done any good for us, and the sooner he is out of office the better!!
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    I left a union job of $11.98 for a non union job at Wal Mart for less. But there was not the quoted at Wal Mart than the Union Job. Feel bad one day then the next day you may be unemployed. Is stress worth the money. I had an enjoyable five years and did as well as I did at the union job I held for 18 years that wrecked my health. Bless Wal Mart.
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    Given the state of the nations' economic instability and growing uncertainty, I'd have to say that these people were lucky they even had a job and should be happy for that alone.

    But, hey, I know of a lot of people who are out of work and looking for something, anything, that would help them pay the bills and put food on the table:

    [!!!! > I HEAR WALMART IS HIRING < !!!!]
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    The Walmart family is constantly on the top of the list of billionaires not only in the U.S., but throughout the world. One would seriously think that they could afford to pay their employees higher wages, but, then, greed does strange things to people, and -- all this family has ever known, with the exception of their father who started the compary, is MONEY.
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    Is it possible that the workers can be greedy to?

    "Hey, give me a big salary, an office overlooking the lake, a secretary and a company car - but btw, I am not qualified or skilled enough to operate a register."

    If I was Wal-Mart I'd fire every last one of these employees right this moment and ban them for life from ever holding employment at any Wal-Mart ever again. Let them open up their own retail shop if they think they know better how to run a business. This is America, no one will stop them.
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    But the fact remains , Sam Walton started with next to nothing and built an empire. Success should never be demonized, it is what makes this country great. Besides, it does give unskilled people an opportunity to have a job.
    It's not the highest paying job, but I have a friend who has worked there for about 15 yrs. and she makes 16.00 an hr., not fantastic money, but better than a lot of other jobs... Education or skilled labor is the key to high wages, that or
    owning your own business... the Walton's give millions to charities, and especially to education reform. Good cause.
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    The Walton Family and the executives of Walmart are in the business of making money for the shareholders. Why on earth would they pay more for low skill labor than they have to? If the employees want more money, try getting the necessary skills and experience to make that happen.....
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    @ibcingu So let's pay people more than you have to out of some desire for "fairness". Spoken like a true Democrat. Do you pay more for things than necessary? I'll bet you shop at places with the lowest prices and best deals. Why should a business be any different?
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    If they want to strike fine, but it is wrong to want to unionize. That will destroy the whole purpose of Walmart. I bet there are some left-wing agitators behind this. Those agitators need to be rounded up and imprisoned.
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    You know I like you but how is the whole purpose of Wal-Mart anti-union? I thought they were simply a huge mega store chain selling cheap Chinese imports wherever possible.
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    @ir0nw0lfe - I didn't say the purpose was anti-union. The purpose is low prices. And unions don't help consumers and barely help employees.
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    This is a joke. No one is holding a gun to these people's head forcing them to work at Wally World. If they think they deserve better, feel free to seek employment elsewhere. If they think they're "worth" more, feel free to put your market value to the test.
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    @marine1 I'm not talking about the employees, but the shoppers. Have you
    ever gotten a Wal*Martian e-mail? I have never seen people dress like that!
    I'll see if I can find one and post it.(:
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    President Foodstamp has some foodstamps he can give these poor abused people. Of course they have to hurry up and quit their job at abusive Wal-Mart and apply before we boot President Foodstamp out of office. I don't know what these people can do after Jan. 20th when their benefits run out. Too bad they don't understand what the rest of us understand, YOU HAVE TO WORK FOR A LIVING!
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    yep and Walmart is right to fire them for doing so. They don't like working conditions at Walmart they need to look elsewhere for work.

    Enough people leave over the working conditions Walmart will make a change.
  • #108
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    Hell yes they have a valid gripe!!!! If Costco can afford to treat its workers with respect, so can Walmart! Anyone who thinks Walmart plays by the rules needs to watch the documentary "Walmart: the high cost of low prices." Walmart thinks it's too big to follow the rules.
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    Considering that Walmart has destroyed thousands of small and medium sized retail stores in it's greed to gobble up the entire retail market, not to mention the millions who lost jobs, is it any surprise that Walmart is also exploiting it's workers?
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