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Old 10-03-03, 12:45 PM   #16 (permalink)
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Basicly if you work retail you get crap pay. end of story. Heck of alot better then McDonalds though....
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Old 10-03-03, 01:28 PM   #17 (permalink)
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The compensation levels at the smaller competitors MUST follow the lead of the biggest one. If Wal-Mart pays $8/hr, for example, then how can the smaller chains possibly afford to pay more? The leader will set the trend and in this case they drag down compensation levels across the entire retail sector. The strange thing is that of many of the employees at the smaller retailers in Canada are unionized and while their wages aren't that much better they generally have things like health benefits and provisions limiting the use of part-time staff which creates much more valuable full-time employment. Wal-Mart has busted unions all over North America, shutting down very profitable stores that have been successfully unionized by the democratic choice of their employees. On top of that they have lobbied the governments, sometimes successfully, to pass legislation that effectively outlaws unions and also to lower, freeze or eliminate minimum wages. Their greed is boundless. They have also won awards for being "Sweatshop Retailer of the Year" for purchasing the most products made in parts of the world that have no protections for workers. Sure this lowers the price of the products but at what cost? The cost is the freedom and safety of people in poor countries and the employment of people here. If you find yourself in an economic situation that requires your household to work long hours at 2 or more full time jobs just so you can afford to feed your family then is in not logical to question how it got to be this way? You won't get out of that situation by funding the very source of your misery.

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That is called Capitalism.

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The strange thing is that of many of the employees at the smaller retailers in Canada are unionized and while their wages aren't that much better they generally have things like health benefits and provisions limiting the use of part-time staff which creates much more valuable full-time employment.
Do you even know anyone that works at Walmart?? We do not care how it is done in Canada!!!!!!!!! My wife works part time at walmart (Saturday and Sunday nights). After 90 days she is eligible for health care benefits and stock options. That sounds pretty good for a part time job. I work full time and since I am on a salary I do not get paid to work over 40 hours. I put in 60 hours a week and get paid for 40.

Stop talking out of your rear end.

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Old 10-05-03, 02:34 AM   #19 (permalink)
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well all you need to do is stop working 60 hours a week and start working what you are paid for tell your boss if he want's you for the extra 10 hours to pay you. You are human and have rights you dont work for free. That is 10 hpurs you could be geting payed for at a part time job so if he wants you to pay you what you are worth.

And dont let all the nice deals tric you and your wife I worked at wall mart part time and you see they play you like a flute they give you all the chances and opertunaties in the world. But you need to wait 3 monts well 3 monts is a season and they just lay you off and on your dismisel papers the reson is stated you were just a seasonal worker and no longer needed.

There for you busted your balls for 3 monts hoping to get thows benafits to better your family life style and you get scrued royaly when that 3 month comes around.
and the reason they don't have unions is because if they fall behind in there lay off schedual and the 3 monts passes well then tey are forced to keep you till you royaly mess up and even then they no longer diside who they can or can not fire.
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Old 10-05-03, 02:53 AM   #20 (permalink)
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you made the choice to be on salary i for 1 know that salary can be a good thing but i also know that it sucks as in your case if your putting in 60 hours you should be sitting down and reevaluating your pay package or 2. you are getting paid for 60 hours a week and you think your only getting paid for 40 but the company thinks they are paying you for 60

take it as you will if your gonna complain about being on salary then its time to go back to hourly pay period.
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I am not complaining about my job. I am just saying that Walmart is not a bad company. If Walmart and McDonalds do not pay enough then go get another job. I do not see where people get there info saying there are not jobs out there. The newspaper is full of ads trying to hire people to work.

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And dont let all the nice deals tric you and your wife I worked at wall mart part time and you see they play you like a flute they give you all the chances and opertunaties in the world. But you need to wait 3 monts well 3 monts is a season and they just lay you off and on your dismisel papers the reson is stated you were just a seasonal worker and no longer needed.
My sister worked at Walmart for four years with the same benefits.
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