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(USA Today)   Walmart defends setting out storage containers to collect donations for employees who can't afford a Thanksgiving dinner   (usatoday.com) divider line 249
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2013-11-19 09:26:09 AM
I'd drop in a Target gift card or something just to piss off management.
 
2013-11-19 09:30:19 AM
The family is ridiculously wealthy as it is. I wonder how much of an impact it would have if they did raise their wages? How would that work out for the tax payer and the local communities where these people have a little bit more income. Seriously fark Walmart.
 
2013-11-19 09:30:22 AM

gopher321: I'd drop in a Target gift card or something just to piss off management.


This would be a great publicity stunt for Costco to back up a truck and fill the bins with Kirkland brand foods.
 
2013-11-19 09:30:26 AM
Sounds like someone needs a tax cut, stat!!!
 
2013-11-19 09:30:40 AM
Everyone is a dumbass in this situation.
 
2013-11-19 09:31:21 AM
F*ck you, Walmart.
 
2013-11-19 09:32:29 AM
It seems that [ DUMBASS ] trumped [ FOLLOWUP ].
 
2013-11-19 09:33:24 AM
I fail to see a thing wrong with this.
 
2013-11-19 09:34:26 AM
What's the problem here? It's not like they're running a charity.  If you pay people a cent more than needed to get them to work for you, you're a terrible businessman.  Damn people, go get an MBA and learn something.
 
2013-11-19 09:34:54 AM
Did they at least thank the nation for subsidizing their company's profits?

Every company like that who doesn't pay their employees enough to survive is being subsidized by all of us taxpayers with the social safety net programs that we pay for. So you and I are helping the Waltons buy their next yacht - even if we choose to never do business with Walmart directly.
 
2013-11-19 09:35:38 AM
I think that is an awesome thing for Walmart to do. Face it, not everyone working at any organization can manage their money well and sometimes become overburdened by debt. It is not Walmart's responsibility to manage an employee's finances. I know people who make 70K per year who cannot afford a proper Thanksgiving dinner for the exact same reason, financial irresponsibility. This is not to say that everyone at Walmart who cannot afford Thanksgiving dinner is financially irresponsible because sometimes shiat just happens. Most people who work at Walmart and have a family work there as a secondary source of income and are probably fine, but for those who work as a primary provider, yes, they probably need some help. It is nice of Walmart to attempt to provide that help through employee donations. Some might think that Walmart itself could provide for these individuals and the could, but we all know that if they offered that to employees who could not afford the dinner, then suddenly every single person working at Walmart would not be able to afford it. Kudos to Walmart.
 
2013-11-19 09:38:13 AM
This is a ridiculous story.  Walmart pays at least the federal minimum wage.  This collection box was put out by employees who recognized that some fellow employees might be experiencing hardship.  This might be someone who had a huge plumbing bill, or who had to care for a parent or child with unusual expenses.  And the result of all this snark is that the collection will be stopped.
 
2013-11-19 09:38:44 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: I fail to see a thing wrong with this.


Don't you understand??  WALMART!!!1!!

If you're not outraged at this, you must hate America.  Or something.
 
2013-11-19 09:39:04 AM

Bugerz: Everyone is a dumbass in this situation.


The workers putting in an honest days work for pay they can't survive in aren't dumbasses. They're just people trying to survive in the usurious economic environment we've allowed modern robber baron scumbags to create.
 
2013-11-19 09:41:09 AM
"the profit system follows the path of least resistance, and the path of least resistance is what makes the river crooked" ~ ani difranco

"forget about the bum on the rods, get rid of the bum on the plush" ~ George Milburn
 
2013-11-19 09:41:43 AM

Ned Snark: What's the problem here? It's not like they're running a charity.  If you pay people a cent more than needed to get them to work for you, you're a terrible businessman.  Damn people, go get an MBA and learn something.




The bleeding hearts on Fark seem to think that every job should start at 20 a hour. That can't seem to grasp working from the bottom up. Walmart pays a competive wage and provides good benefits. Put in your time and you will be rewarded. Farkers seem to want it all now and to not have to earn it.
 
2013-11-19 09:42:21 AM
"This is part of the company's culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardship," Lundberg said.

"The shareholder's culture is slightly different", Lundberg continued. "If there was anyway to enslave the associates, they'd do it in a heartbeat. A few more lobbying efforts and we'll have company scrip legalized."
 
2013-11-19 09:42:29 AM
we've seen in these threads that the average fast food industry  labor cost is ~16%

what is it for walmart?
 
2013-11-19 09:42:52 AM
I work with SNAP deadbeats, you know the type. Whores with 4-6 babies, living with boyfriends who make 45-75K/yr, while babymama collects $500-900/mo in food stamps. For these types, I say put them in jail and sterilize them. And make them pay back what they stole. For the walmart employees, get another job, walmart sucks.
 
2013-11-19 09:43:11 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Walmart pays a competive wage and provides good benefits.


Citations needed.
 
2013-11-19 09:43:16 AM
before this turns into a full-blown "increase minimum wage" vs "no, don't" debate, here's my $0.02. could walmart afford to pay more? certainly. most non-mom&pop places can afford at least a little more. should they pay more? only if you've earned it and gotten promoted. should minimum wage go up? it's inevitable. it goes up a bit every few years. it should go up. things continually get more expensive. but if you want/need/thinkyoudeserve more than minimum wage, whatever that minimum may be, put in the work! if you're not moving up where you are, perhaps you either need a new job, more training, or more formal education. minimum wage is just that: the minimum allowed by law. i'm not going to be "that guy" with "it's not meant for _____", or "it's only meant for teens' first job", etc.

gopher321: I'd drop in a Target gift card or something just to piss off management.


target store brands > walmart store brands, anyway
 
2013-11-19 09:43:18 AM
Walmart: We care enough to solicit donations for our poorly paid employees, but not enough to reach into our own pocket.
 
2013-11-19 09:44:12 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Ned Snark: What's the problem here? It's not like they're running a charity.  If you pay people a cent more than needed to get them to work for you, you're a terrible businessman.  Damn people, go get an MBA and learn something.

The bleeding hearts on Fark seem to think that every job should start at 20 a hour. That can't seem to grasp working from the bottom up. Walmart pays a competive wage and provides good benefits. Put in your time and you will be rewarded. Farkers seem to want it all now and to not have to earn it.


Walmart thanks you for you tax dollars. Small gubmint types like you are pretty shrewd businessmen.
 
2013-11-19 09:45:43 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: I work with SNAP deadbeats, you know the type. Whores with 4-6 babies, living with boyfriends who make 45-75K/yr, while babymama collects $500-900/mo in food stamps. For these types, I say put them in jail and sterilize them.



Sure you do. Sure they do.

And make them pay back what they stole. For the walmart employees, get another job, walmart sucks.

Easier said
http://bit.ly/IemSXp

than done
http://www.bls.gov/opub/ted/2013/ted_20130710.htm
 
2013-11-19 09:48:13 AM
Meanwhile, at Costco...
 
2013-11-19 09:48:15 AM
"Sure you do. Sure they do."

Whoa, can you claim otherwise? Do YOU profess to know what others know or don't know? OR, are you trolling?
 
2013-11-19 09:50:14 AM

Leader O'Cola: Mid_mo_mad_man: Walmart pays a competive wage and provides good benefits.

Citations needed.




If they weren't paying competive wages people wouldn't be working there.
 
2013-11-19 09:50:32 AM
So it's not enough that shoppers are paying for food stamps for Walmart employees so the stinking rich farkers who own Walmart can stink even more?
 
2013-11-19 09:51:39 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: "Sure you do. Sure they do."

Whoa, can you claim otherwise? Do YOU profess to know what others know or don't know? OR, are you trolling?


You're the one who made the claim.  The onus is on you to back it up.  It's even funnier that you assert this (which if true) as if it's the norm (45k-75k incomes when the national median for HOUSEHOLDS is ~50k).

PS, the singular of bovine feces is anecdote.
 
2013-11-19 09:52:11 AM
Wow, Walmart has pretty effective paid trolls. You would have to be a really terrible person to white knight Wallyworld for free.
 
2013-11-19 09:52:25 AM
WalMart with their had out for freebies again. Not enough that taxpayers have to give their employees food stamps and medical care, and most of their customers are using food aid.
 
2013-11-19 09:53:02 AM
And I know some of you get a boner for some reason when a business treats its employees like complete crap, and you have a buttload of excuses lined up, but if you can't see how Walmart's business practices wind up hurting the country, not just their workers, you're a short-sighted fool.
 
2013-11-19 09:53:11 AM
I don't mean to sound callous but honestly at some point all the arguments about what the labor market should be doing are moot.  The labor market isn't doing those things and individuals need to adjust their behaviour to survive rather than holding their breath for a massive change in the way that unskilled employees are paid.
 
2013-11-19 09:53:30 AM
Their latest commercial that I see just about every day says that they match employee charitable giving. So their employee donates $50 to the Komen Foundation, so do they. Lots of corporations do this.

Given that, I wonder if they will "match" the donations that their employees give eachother. Not just the hourly workers, but the executives that could feasibly donate $500 worth of food to the collection.
 
2013-11-19 09:54:32 AM

Egoy3k: The labor market isn't doing those things and individuals need to adjust their behaviour to survive


The American Dream, everybody.
 
2013-11-19 09:57:42 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: That can't seem to grasp working from the bottom up. Walmart pays a competive wage and provides good benefits. Put in your time and you will be rewarded.


Completely anecdotal evidence, but that's what happened to a friend of mine who works at WalMart. He started part-time nights for sh*tty pay -- he and his wife moved without having a job lined up in the new location, so he took what he could get.  They recognized that he was a good worker, and it took less than a year for him to work his way into management.  And, when some local bigwigs recently made a surprise visit, he bent their ears and the result is that his suggestion was almost immediately implemented nationwide. It also snagged him a significant pay raise.

According to him (and again, this is one single data point), WalMart is not only the best employer he's ever had, but they're eager to promote from within. But, retail doesn't tend to attract the cream of the crop.  Most of his co-workers (prior to becoming management) did the bare minimum, yet b*tched about not getting more hours or a promotion.


I suppose it's possible that his WalMart (rural NY) is an exception rather than the rule, but I doubt it.  A company like WalMart doesn't become that large by having every store become an exception. They become giant by standardizing practices across the board.  And I've been in the store in question -- it's no different than any other WalMart I've been in.
 
2013-11-19 09:59:02 AM

Dusk-You-n-Me: Egoy3k: The labor market isn't doing those things and individuals need to adjust their behaviour to survive

The American Dream, everybody.


Is it just me or have the troll alts gotten lazier? Are they just bots now? Between the random letter/number names and the one post threadshiatting, I've seen hacked facebook accounts that had more eloquent scripts.
 
2013-11-19 09:59:40 AM
"You're the one who made the claim. The onus is on you to back it up. It's even funnier that you assert this (which if true) as if it's the norm (45k-75k incomes when the national median for HOUSEHOLDS is ~50k).

PS, the singular of bovine feces is anecdote."

Back it up? Why? What word in my OP didn't you understand? The back up is I work with these deadbeats. You sound like them. Not surprised. Oh, median income has nothing to do with my OP, but you continue onto fantasy land.
 
2013-11-19 10:00:09 AM
I saw a Walmart ad on TV yesterday with a bunch of happy employees claiming that they have 401Ks and health insurance. Maybe the money they spent on the ad would be better spent on their employees, at least to feed them for a day or something.
 
2013-11-19 10:01:31 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Ned Snark: What's the problem here? It's not like they're running a charity.  If you pay people a cent more than needed to get them to work for you, you're a terrible businessman.  Damn people, go get an MBA and learn something.

The bleeding hearts on Fark seem to think that every job should start at 20 a hour. That can't seem to grasp working from the bottom up. Walmart pays a competive wage and provides good benefits. Put in your time and you will be rewarded. Farkers seem to want it all now and to not have to earn it.


Or... (just hear me out, here)... One of the Waltons could donate 1/000000th of their net worth and give every Walmart employee enough food to have a holiday meal.
 
2013-11-19 10:01:47 AM
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DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: I work with SNAP deadbeats, you know the type. Whores with 4-6 babies, living with boyfriends who make 45-75K/yr, while babymama collects $500-900/mo in food stamps. For these types, I say put them in jail and sterilize them. And make them pay back what they stole. For the walmart employees, get another job, walmart sucks.


troll on?
 
2013-11-19 10:01:53 AM

EbolaNYC: The family is ridiculously wealthy as it is. I wonder how much of an impact it would have if they did raise their wages?


I was curious about this too.  According to Wikipedia, Walmart has a net income of $17 billion per year.  (Their gross income is $469 billion, which makes me think some money's being laundered somewhere.)  They have 2.2 million employees.

If they spent half their net profit on their employees, that would give each and every employee an extra $3800 per year.  Not all that much, but every bit helps.  They could just give their employees a $100 bonus so they could buy food for the holidays.  That would give them great PR while barely effecting the bottom line at all.
 
2013-11-19 10:02:09 AM

The Crepes of Wrath: They become giant by standardizing practices across the board. And I've been in the store in question -- it's no different than any other WalMart I've been in.


Which is why all WM's are supercenters, which is why all of them still sell CDs in store, which is why they're all 24 hours, which is why they all do tires, which is why ..........oh wait.   yawn.
 
2013-11-19 10:02:33 AM

milkyshirt: And I know some of you get a boner for some reason when a business treats its employees like complete crap, and you have a buttload of excuses lined up, but if you can't see how Walmart's business practices wind up hurting the country, not just their workers, you're a short-sighted fool.


^this.

Fark Walmart and those dumb enough to support it or it's shiatty practices...
 
2013-11-19 10:04:02 AM

DrSansabeltNoShiatSlacks: "You're the one who made the claim. The onus is on you to back it up. It's even funnier that you assert this (which if true) as if it's the norm (45k-75k incomes when the national median for HOUSEHOLDS is ~50k).

PS, the singular of bovine feces is anecdote."

Back it up? Why? What word in my OP didn't you understand? The back up is I work with these deadbeats. You sound like them. Not surprised. Oh, median income has nothing to do with my OP, but you continue onto fantasy land.



So post pictures of their paychecks, tax returns, and snap cards and family photos.  You can redact the PII of course.  I bet they drive Escalades too, amirite?
 
2013-11-19 10:04:23 AM
If I was a Walmart executive or one of the Waltons, I would rather donate some of my fortune than see my own employees begging for food from my customers.

Maybe that's just me...?
 
2013-11-19 10:04:30 AM

Mid_mo_mad_man: Ned Snark: What's the problem here? It's not like they're running a charity.  If you pay people a cent more than needed to get them to work for you, you're a terrible businessman.  Damn people, go get an MBA and learn something.



The bleeding hearts on Fark seem to think that every job should start at 20 a hour. That can't seem to grasp working from the bottom up. Walmart pays a competive wage and provides good benefits. Put in your time and you will be rewarded. Farkers seem to want it all now and to not have to earn it.


Exactly... another problem is that certain people are actually proud of being loosers. It becomes a part of their identity. How else do you explain feminists, cubs fans and southerners?
 
2013-11-19 10:06:04 AM

Ned Snark: What's the problem here? It's not like they're running a charity.  If you pay people a cent more than needed to get them to work for you, you're a terrible businessman.  Damn people, go get an MBA and learn something.


Please remind me why people like you should be granted a corporate charter?
 
2013-11-19 10:06:14 AM

dave2198:  1/000000th


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2013-11-19 10:06:17 AM

Shepherd: EbolaNYC: The family is ridiculously wealthy as it is. I wonder how much of an impact it would have if they did raise their wages?

I was curious about this too.  According to Wikipedia, Walmart has a net income of $17 billion per year.  (Their gross income is $469 billion, which makes me think some money's being laundered somewhere.)

Retail margins are razor thin.

 
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