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#1 HANKG ONLINE  

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Posted February 21, 2015 - 10:14 AM

After decades of paying their employees substandard wages , Walmart has decided a raise is in order for their employee 's OMG ! I wonder where the pressure came from to implement such a plan. HMMM. I hope their able to stay in business .


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Posted February 21, 2015 - 10:29 AM

This has been in the news a lot lately and I am happy that the Mart is giving some people a raise. I would hope that the reason is the raises are earned and that the company is doing what it should to keep good employees happy and on the payroll.

There was a similarly topic'd thread recently that wandered into the political arena and was terminated. Lets not have that happen with this one.
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Posted February 21, 2015 - 10:34 AM

Will we still be able to see videos & photos of "People from Walmart"?


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Posted February 21, 2015 - 11:39 AM

The Walton family remains on the top 10-15 richest people in the world I think they can afford to hand out some nice raises to their workers. I'm happy to hear about this.
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Posted February 21, 2015 - 11:44 AM

Threads like this one divide people and I don't think they have any place on a tractor forum.Just my opinion.


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Posted February 21, 2015 - 11:45 AM

I'm also happy for those getting raises, however I don't understand the OP's question about where the pressure came from. And as for straying into politics, can't happen, it started there.



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Posted February 21, 2015 - 12:28 PM

Now work them enough hours so they qualify for insurance.
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Posted February 21, 2015 - 01:58 PM

Pay might go up, but bet hours go down! My son worked there for awhile and they offer insurance and such, but he had to pay some and it covered about nothing in real life. Longer he worked there, less hours he was offered. Maybe it was way to have him quit, instead of firing??  Many push to Unionize, but Wally seems to be able to fight them off.  McDonald's now is also getting people to fight for more money, last time they wanted $15 min, but think some areas ARE getting up to the $10 area. Some people only work these light pay jobs long enough to make some money to live on awhile, then move on till it is out, get another low pay job, then move on, etc.  Must be when Drug prices are lower, ha!  Me Bad!


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Posted February 21, 2015 - 02:26 PM

Mcdonalds will go to computerized ordering and cut their staff down by 3/4 if y hey fight hard enough for more cash.

Walmart and Mcdonalds isn't a job you have to raise your family. They are jobs you have in high school and college then you move on. That's why they are low paid jobs

Mcdonalds has already lost business because their prices are almost on par with sit down restaurants

The company can only afford to give what they give. They give more to employees everyone will be complaining walmart prices are too high.

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Posted February 21, 2015 - 03:59 PM

   I could go on for hours about the evil corporations that run our country and wallmart is on top of the list.  there was awhile when wallmart would give out applications for food stamps and welfare when you got hired and they would tell you we will not pay you a livable wage but we will pay you below the threshold for government assistance.  true story !!!!!!!  I do not shop in wallmart or home depot.    GLrumpy has it correct, they will give raises but cut hours.

   Watch out for these corp's  they are now talking about changing the definition of a full work week from 32 hours to 40 hours, you think that is not bad till you realize that it will change almost everyone in the country's eligibility for employer health insurance, they can just cut you down to 39 hours and cut your ins.

   I know this is not supposed to be political and I am trying not to go there.  good for the wallmart employees for getting raises.  maybe they can now earn a livable wage. 


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Posted February 21, 2015 - 05:10 PM

I know the local Wal Mart works the employees 28 to 30 hours per weeks so they can get the benefit package. Only ones that get it is the managers. Did I say I hate Wal Mart, Lowe''s and Home Depot along with a few others. Let me have my local home town businesses. Ok, sorry I'll get off my soap box and go on.
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Posted February 21, 2015 - 05:46 PM

If they guys that work there get a raise and dont get a smaller check in the end, I'm all for it.

I just want to know what this will do to the price of a 5 gallon bucket of pickles


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Posted February 21, 2015 - 05:52 PM

If they guys that work there get a raise and dont get a smaller check in the end, I'm all for it.

I just want to know what this will do to the price of a 5 gallon bucket of pickles

Probably make it a 3 gallon bucket for the same price!


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Posted February 21, 2015 - 06:09 PM

We all loved our old Main St hardware store, mom and pop grocery store, etc... However, we are the ones that started shopping at the big box stores to save a buck. All they did was offer us the chance, we are the ones that snapped it up. Every market is customer driven, we vote with our pocketbooks. Admit it or deny it, we elected Walmart.
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Posted February 21, 2015 - 07:20 PM

We all loved our old Main St hardware store, mom and pop grocery store, etc... However, we are the ones that started shopping at the big box stores to save a buck. All they did was offer us the chance, we are the ones that snapped it up. Every market is customer driven, we vote with our pocketbooks. Admit it or deny it, we elected Walmart.

You are EXACTLY right.

 

We have created the market that we have.  We have created the throw away tractors, we have created the Chinese imports because as consumers we want to pay the least for the most.  We want a 60" TV made in China for 500 dollars vs an American made TV for 600 dollars. 

 

We have created Walmart, we have created the throw away generation. 

 

We as in the American people.

 

Gone are the group of people who want to buy a product use it for X years, repair it when it breaks and use it for X years again.  No now a days we want to buy it for the cheapest price, and chuck it in the trash when the next best thing comes around.  It is sad, but the companies are only giving us what we have said we wanted

 

I am guilty of this myself, as I sit here typing this on my Samsung tablet, with my Chinese TV playing in the background, sitting on my couch made in Singapore.  I drove home driving my Japanese truck, sitting beside a Korean car.  Awhile my son plays in a chair toy thing that was made in China, and my Daughter is wearing Pajamas made in Vietnam, and my wife is in the kitchen mixing up a cake with a Chinese mixer. 

 

My tool box however is full of American made tools.


Edited by toomanytoys84, February 21, 2015 - 07:24 PM.

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