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(Huffington Post)   Walmart is starting to hire more nonseasonal temp workers instead of full-timers, because for some reason Americans are still suffering from employer cuts and stagnant wages and therefore can't buy stuff. It's a mystery   (huffingtonpost.com) divider line 53
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2013-06-13 05:55:29 PM
The new hiring policy is to ensure "we are staffed appropriately," when the stores are busiest and is not a cost-cutting move, said company spokesman David Tovar. Temporary workers, he said, are paid the same starting pay as other workers.

sure....but they have crappy hours, no pay raises, no benefits and little opportunities to advance.  of COURSE its a cost saving measure.  duh.  why bother lying about it?  just admit that wal-mart is in it for the money and don't give a f*ck about min wage workers or US citizens.  I mean we all know the score anyways.
 
2013-06-13 05:56:12 PM
Well, either that or getting around Obamacare.  But nah, no company would be that evil, I'm sure.  Clearly it's what subby thinks.
 
2013-06-13 06:04:29 PM
"more for less" my ass.
 
2013-06-13 06:21:11 PM
The polish is wearing off the turd.  Same store sales were down 1.4% and  store visits were down 1.8% in Q1.  I've noticed that stores I pass which were constantly packed a few years ago are no longer so.  Adli is starting to take a dent out of their grocery share and Target is gnawing away at general merchandise sales.  They've severely reduced product depth and are no longer the price leader on a lot of items..
 
2013-06-13 06:40:37 PM

2xhelix: The polish is wearing off the turd.  Same store sales were down 1.4% and  store visits were down 1.8% in Q1.  I've noticed that stores I pass which were constantly packed a few years ago are no longer so.  Adli is starting to take a dent out of their grocery share and Target is gnawing away at general merchandise sales.  They've severely reduced product depth and are no longer the price leader on a lot of items..


obviously, the solution is to cut back on customer service, push cheaper products and screw over as much staff as you can, as hard as you can.  oh - and give your CEO a raise.
 
2013-06-13 07:02:35 PM
I love you, Subby. That was a prime headline.
 
2013-06-13 07:08:17 PM
Welcome to America. Now STFU and go shoot some brown people for us in some god-forsaken corner of the world.
 
2013-06-13 07:43:48 PM

2xhelix: The polish is wearing off the turd.  Same store sales were down 1.4% and  store visits were down 1.8% in Q1.  I've noticed that stores I pass which were constantly packed a few years ago are no longer so.  Adli is starting to take a dent out of their grocery share and Target is gnawing away at general merchandise sales.  They've severely reduced product depth and are no longer the price leader on a lot of items..


malvasiabianca.org
 
2013-06-13 08:00:18 PM
Walmart: We exploit cheap communist chinese labor so you don't have to!   (and our Stockholders love us for it)

because, after all, America is really all about the stockholders.
 
2013-06-13 08:08:29 PM

2xhelix: The polish is wearing off the turd.  Same store sales were down 1.4% and  store visits were down 1.8% in Q1.  I've noticed that stores I pass which were constantly packed a few years ago are no longer so.  Adli is starting to take a dent out of their grocery share and Target is gnawing away at general merchandise sales.  They've severely reduced product depth and are no longer the price leader on a lot of items..


I only hit Wal-mart once a month for toilet paper and bottled water, but they aren't even managing to keep that on the shelves anymore, so I stopped going.  There's a Food Lion down the street that's been hurting since Wal-mart opened, and I just pay a little extra there because at least they have the brands I want in stock.

Seriously, Wal-Mart was supposed to be the expert at the supply-chain, but they are clearly farking something up.
 
2013-06-13 08:10:22 PM
Costco really needs to start opening more locations.
 
2013-06-13 08:17:18 PM

Weaver95: The new hiring policy is to ensure "we are staffed appropriately," when the stores are busiest and is not a cost-cutting move, said company spokesman David Tovar. Temporary workers, he said, are paid the same starting pay as other workers.

sure....but they have crappy hours, no pay raises, no benefits and little opportunities to advance.  of COURSE its a cost saving measure.  duh.  why bother lying about it?  just admit that wal-mart is in it for the money and don't give a f*ck about min wage workers or US citizens.  I mean we all know the score anyways.


So they should be overstaffed for...what reason, exactly?
 
2013-06-13 08:29:35 PM

Lsherm: 2xhelix: The polish is wearing off the turd.  Same store sales were down 1.4% and  store visits were down 1.8% in Q1.  I've noticed that stores I pass which were constantly packed a few years ago are no longer so.  Adli is starting to take a dent out of their grocery share and Target is gnawing away at general merchandise sales.  They've severely reduced product depth and are no longer the price leader on a lot of items..

I only hit Wal-mart once a month for toilet paper and bottled water, but they aren't even managing to keep that on the shelves anymore, so I stopped going.  There's a Food Lion down the street that's been hurting since Wal-mart opened, and I just pay a little extra there because at least they have the brands I want in stock.

Seriously, Wal-Mart was supposed to be the expert at the supply-chain, but they are clearly farking something up.


I went there reluctantly because Google said they carry Crystal hot sauce. They do, but it wasn't stocked. The detritus of humanity running around that place was amazing. It is not ok to let your children run through the aisles screaming. Jesus.
 
2013-06-13 08:31:23 PM
The problem is Walmart see staff as a cost. Places like Costco see staff as an asset.
 
2013-06-13 08:34:45 PM

LL316: So they should be overstaffed for...what reason, exactly?


There's a difference between being overstaffed and not treating your employees like cattle.

Wal-Mart and many other food service and retail joints could shed a lot of their bad stigmas if they'd just, for example, stop having variable scheduling from week to week and even day to day. If you have a set number of employees and a set number of labor hours, it's not hard to have a set schedule for every employee, but employers would rather keep employees on call 24/7 than give them any modicum of regularity to their work hours.
 
2013-06-13 08:37:11 PM
Lsherm:
Seriously, Wal-Mart was supposed to be the expert at the supply-chain, but they are clearly farking something up.

I'm not sure WTF they've done, but you're right that they've farked up the supply chain something fierce. The store here in town seems to have more empty space where product is supposed to be than product itself. Once my toddler is out of diapers, I'll be free of that place for good, because their prices on grocery items are no better than the local Albertson's, and I buy a lot of stuff from Costco that used to come from Wally World.

Seriously, fark that place.
 
2013-06-13 08:38:11 PM

LL316: Weaver95: The new hiring policy is to ensure "we are staffed appropriately," when the stores are busiest and is not a cost-cutting move, said company spokesman David Tovar. Temporary workers, he said, are paid the same starting pay as other workers.

sure....but they have crappy hours, no pay raises, no benefits and little opportunities to advance.  of COURSE its a cost saving measure.  duh.  why bother lying about it?  just admit that wal-mart is in it for the money and don't give a f*ck about min wage workers or US citizens.  I mean we all know the score anyways.

So they should be overstaffed for...what reason, exactly?


They're not over staffed if they are hiring part time employees. And for those that are part time, there is no need to give benefits. Did you make it past the 8th grade?
 
2013-06-13 08:56:41 PM

revrendjim: I went there reluctantly because Google said they carry Crystal hot sauce.


This is a worthy reason.  Crystal hot sauce is teh awesome.  Fortunately everyone carries it around here, but if not, you can always order it from Amazon.  Free shipping if you have Prime.
 
2013-06-13 09:07:47 PM

Lsherm: 2xhelix: The polish is wearing off the turd.  Same store sales were down 1.4% and  store visits were down 1.8% in Q1.  
I only hit Wal-mart once a month for toilet paper and bottled water, but they aren't even managing to keep that on the shelves anymore, so I stopped going.  
Seriously, Wal-Mart was supposed to be the expert at the supply-chain, but they are clearly farking something up.


I try not to go there, but their toilet paper (2 different ones) were top rated by Consumer Reports so I've been trying that.  And it's not out of the way, so not much gas expenditure.  Sometimes things like shaving cream or other personal items are cheaper, but not by much.  And the food items are usually higher priced, and less selection (not a super wal-mart).
 
2013-06-13 09:09:02 PM
And yet.....see #9, #10, #11 & #12

i.imgur.com


For those keeping score at your home (which is in foreclosure), that is $139.7 Billion in wealth.

But don't be hatin'.....at least you still have your SNAP Benefits and Wal-Mart accepts food stamps. What are you complaining about? Romney was right.....a country full of takers.
 
2013-06-13 09:23:39 PM
Walmart isn't going anywhere any time soon, but they are slowly starting to learn the value of a reputation. How exactly you go about building a good one continues to elude them, however.
 
2013-06-13 09:40:36 PM

Weaver95: The new hiring policy is to ensure "we are staffed appropriately," when the stores are busiest and is not a cost-cutting move, said company spokesman David Tovar. Temporary workers, he said, are paid the same starting pay as other workers.

sure....but they have crappy hours, no pay raises, no benefits and little opportunities to advance.  of COURSE its a cost saving measure.  duh.  why bother lying about it?  just admit that wal-mart is in it for the money and don't give a f*ck about min wage workers or US citizens.  I mean we all know the score anyways.


Any company that isn't "in it for the money" is against their workers. If you're not in it for the money your company is doomed to go out of business and all of their workers will eventually be unemployed.
 
2013-06-13 09:53:46 PM

Bullseyed: Weaver95: The new hiring policy is to ensure "we are staffed appropriately," when the stores are busiest and is not a cost-cutting move, said company spokesman David Tovar. Temporary workers, he said, are paid the same starting pay as other workers.

sure....but they have crappy hours, no pay raises, no benefits and little opportunities to advance.  of COURSE its a cost saving measure.  duh.  why bother lying about it?  just admit that wal-mart is in it for the money and don't give a f*ck about min wage workers or US citizens.  I mean we all know the score anyways.

Any company that isn't "in it for the money" is against their workers. If you're not in it for the money your company is doomed to go out of business and all of their workers will eventually be unemployed.


There's a difference between being "in it" for a middle/upper middle class living (most truly small businesses) and "in it" to squeeze another million out of the help because 100 million just ain't good enough.
 
2013-06-13 09:53:52 PM

Bullseyed: Any company that isn't "in it for the money" is against their workers. If you're not in it for the money your company is doomed to go out of business and all of their workers will eventually be unemployed.


I believe the issue is how much of that money is tossed the workers' way.
 
2013-06-13 09:54:12 PM

LL316: Weaver95: The new hiring policy is to ensure "we are staffed appropriately," when the stores are busiest and is not a cost-cutting move, said company spokesman David Tovar. Temporary workers, he said, are paid the same starting pay as other workers.

sure....but they have crappy hours, no pay raises, no benefits and little opportunities to advance.  of COURSE its a cost saving measure.  duh.  why bother lying about it?  just admit that wal-mart is in it for the money and don't give a f*ck about min wage workers or US citizens.  I mean we all know the score anyways.

So they should be overstaffed for...what reason, exactly?


It's not so much about being overstaffed, rather, product isn't out on the shelves, and it takes forever to get checked out. They have to realize that customers time is an asset Walmart is wasting.
 
2013-06-13 09:57:54 PM
Walmart to become Kmart in 5, 4, 3, 2...
 
2013-06-13 11:28:26 PM
So now the Walmart (temp) employee will know -- squat.
 
2013-06-13 11:32:55 PM

pjbreeze: So now the Walmart (temp) employee will know -- squat.


There are two things going with temps ensures you.  A complete lack of loyalty and a complete lack of continuity.  These are doubtless very low-skill positions, but you still need people to know how to do things and what's going on.  They'll have to constantly train.  Bonus: this puts more pressure on permanent employes.  I'm sure they'll loooooove covering the gaps.
 
2013-06-13 11:42:29 PM

Lsherm: Seriously, Wal-Mart was supposed to be the expert at the supply-chain, but they are clearly farking something up.


Perhaps a hiring policy of employing minimum wage employees on a just-under-full-time basis so they don't have to pay any benefits and can jerk around their employees schedules to make it impossible for them to have a second job doesn't lead to recruiting the best and brightest folks out there.
 
2013-06-13 11:54:06 PM

Bullseyed: Weaver95: The new hiring policy is to ensure "we are staffed appropriately," when the stores are busiest and is not a cost-cutting move, said company spokesman David Tovar. Temporary workers, he said, are paid the same starting pay as other workers.

sure....but they have crappy hours, no pay raises, no benefits and little opportunities to advance.  of COURSE its a cost saving measure.  duh.  why bother lying about it?  just admit that wal-mart is in it for the money and don't give a f*ck about min wage workers or US citizens.  I mean we all know the score anyways.

Any company that isn't "in it for the money" is against their workers. If you're not in it for the money your company is doomed to go out of business and all of their workers will eventually be unemployed.


Well that's a bit hyperbolic. There's a difference between merely inefficient and completely failing.
 
2013-06-13 11:59:53 PM

Target Builder: Lsherm: Seriously, Wal-Mart was supposed to be the expert at the supply-chain, but they are clearly farking something up.

Perhaps a hiring policy of employing minimum wage employees on a just-under-full-time basis so they don't have to pay any benefits and can jerk around their employees schedules to make it impossible for them to have a second job doesn't lead to recruiting the best and brightest folks out there.


They've never hired the best and brightest.  I suspect they just stopped hiring altogether, and the lack of labor in their stores is becoming readily apparent.  My Wal-mart is one of their relatively new superstores, and they can't keep the damn thing stocked.  They also can't keep the registers staffed.  Two years ago if I hit that store on a weekend I couldn't park within 500 yards of the front door.  The last time I was there I had multiple spaces near either entrance to choose from, and that was on a Saturday afternoon.
 
2013-06-14 12:30:58 AM

Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste: pjbreeze: So now the Walmart (temp) employee will know -- squat.

There are two things going with temps ensures you.  A complete lack of loyalty and a complete lack of continuity.  These are doubtless very low-skill positions, but you still need people to know how to do things and what's going on.  They'll have to constantly train.  Bonus: this puts more pressure on permanent employes.  I'm sure they'll loooooove covering the gaps.


Temp employee theft will be epic.
 
2013-06-14 12:34:43 AM
I'm pretty sure someone's trickling down on us.

I think it's the Walton kids, and from the smell of it one of them has a UTI.
 
2013-06-14 12:45:08 AM
I do not shop as much as walmart as i once did much of what i might have spent their i spend online.
 
2013-06-14 12:46:13 AM
I will continue to shop at Rouses, locally owned, clean stores, multiple open registers and friendly, helpful employees. It may cost a little more but less BS is worth the cost.
 
2013-06-14 12:47:39 AM
Meanwhile, one of the rich Walton biddies brought this expensive-ass boutique hotel to Bentonville, Arkansas, because she loved the chain.

http://www.21cmuseumhotels.com/bentonville/

It has, like, super expensive art in the lobby and stupid shiat like that.  Walmart forces their vendors to come kowtow to their greatness in NW Arkansas, so you have execs stay there, but it's way, way too high end for the area.  No one wants it.  Down the street you have your basic, low-end Arkansas homes.  She built this supposedly world class art museum, too.  Just spectacular wastes of money.
 
2013-06-14 01:25:34 AM

Lsherm: Seriously, Wal-Mart was supposed to be the expert at the supply-chain, but they are clearly farking something up.


For Walmart Supply Chain is Manufacturer to warehouse to store, it does not include stockroom to sales floor.

When sales dropped Wal Mart did what any good business does whose executives don't have a clue about retail sales, they cut store labor payroll, as a result Stock sits in the stockroom and people leave carts of crap in the aisles becasue they refuse to be #30 in line of the few registers that are open.
 
2013-06-14 01:31:03 AM
Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste

Just spectacular wastes of money.
BFD it's her $$.
Wish you whiners would get as uptight when your heroic politicians blow 50times that amount of OUR money.
 
2013-06-14 01:34:00 AM

OnlyM3: Scorpitron is reduced to a thin red paste

Just spectacular wastes of money. BFD it's her $$.
Wish you whiners would get as uptight when your heroic politicians blow 50times that amount of OUR money.


Well, no.  It's her Daddy's money, big guy, and shows what's wrong with this company.
 
2013-06-14 01:50:22 AM

Linux_Yes: Walmart: We exploit cheap communist chinese labor so you don't have to!   (and our Stockholders love us for it)

because, after all, America is really all about the stockholders.


To be fair, the Chinese government is cool with the exploitation.  Because they're getting rich, too.

The point of a country is to benefit its political and economic leaders.

Feudalism never dies.
 
2013-06-14 02:05:56 AM

SilentStrider: Costco really needs to start opening more locations.


Membership free Costco with slightly higher prices and a good selection from their larger stores.  (Sam's Club / Wal-mart model)
 
2013-06-14 02:24:46 AM
I noticed the last time at my local Walmart that the grocery shelves were looking pretty empty. I grabbed the last box of generic cheerios (I feed them to my rats..they aren't picky) on the shelf and a couple boxes of rat food. They actually closed the full-service Deli counter because the store sucks so much (this was a regular store and they thought it would be a good idea to make it a supercenter by shrinking all the other departments down to almost nothing, not to mention this store is surrounded by FIVE major grocery chains who already compete tooth and nail on price). The only positive is, and odd for a Walmart, but they always seem to be well-staffed with cashiers, just nobody in the other departments. Now they are starting construction on a supercenter in my own town...I can't wait to see how long it takes for that one to go to crap too.
 
2013-06-14 07:10:28 AM

ilgette: I will continue to shop at Rouses, locally owned, clean stores, multiple open registers and friendly, helpful employees. It may cost a little more but less BS is worth the cost.


If someone would open one of those "made in the USA" department stores in my area, I would try to buy stuff there even if it cost more.  Trouble is, there is a lot of stuff they can't carry because we don't make it anymore.  Such as, anything electronic.
 
2013-06-14 08:48:01 AM

ilgette: I will continue to shop at Rouses, locally owned, clean stores, multiple open registers and friendly, helpful employees. It may cost a little more but less BS is worth the cost.


This, this, a million times this. Whenever I go home to visit the parents, my wife and I hit up Rouses. Awesome place, their deli is really good. I despise Walmart and refuse to spend my money there, and my wife is slowly starting to realize that the place is not worth the hassle.
 
2013-06-14 10:43:31 AM
bonairbuzz.com
 
2013-06-14 11:00:46 AM
I wish there was a Costco near me, closest one is 90 some miles away. :(

Fark Wal-Mart.
 
2013-06-14 11:49:38 AM

Mike Chewbacca: Bullseyed: Weaver95: The new hiring policy is to ensure "we are staffed appropriately," when the stores are busiest and is not a cost-cutting move, said company spokesman David Tovar. Temporary workers, he said, are paid the same starting pay as other workers.

sure....but they have crappy hours, no pay raises, no benefits and little opportunities to advance.  of COURSE its a cost saving measure.  duh.  why bother lying about it?  just admit that wal-mart is in it for the money and don't give a f*ck about min wage workers or US citizens.  I mean we all know the score anyways.

Any company that isn't "in it for the money" is against their workers. If you're not in it for the money your company is doomed to go out of business and all of their workers will eventually be unemployed.

Well that's a bit hyperbolic. There's a difference between merely inefficient and completely failing.


When your margins are razor thin, as is common for most large retailers, there actually isn't much of a difference.
 
2013-06-14 12:49:19 PM
Nothing evil to see here...
www.bloomberg.com
 
2013-06-14 01:34:46 PM
i.imgur.com

I have a dream.... that one day American consumers won't empty the contents of their wallets while emptying the contents of their character, I have a dream.
 
2013-06-14 03:06:21 PM

Lsherm: 2xhelix: The polish is wearing off the turd.  Same store sales were down 1.4% and  store visits were down 1.8% in Q1.  I've noticed that stores I pass which were constantly packed a few years ago are no longer so.  Adli is starting to take a dent out of their grocery share and Target is gnawing away at general merchandise sales.  They've severely reduced product depth and are no longer the price leader on a lot of items..

I only hit Wal-mart once a month for toilet paper and bottled water, but they aren't even managing to keep that on the shelves anymore, so I stopped going.  There's a Food Lion down the street that's been hurting since Wal-mart opened, and I just pay a little extra there because at least they have the brands I want in stock.

Seriously, Wal-Mart was supposed to be the expert at the supply-chain, but they are clearly farking something up.


What they are farking up is labor supply. They have cut wages to the point that the Republican talking point about people would rather be on welfare then work, at least work for a company like Wal-Mart, is true. They literally don't and can't hire enough people to move their products to the shelves for what they are willing to pay. Most people just won't work that hard, under such horrible conditions, for such shiat pay.
 
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