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    Default Wal-Mart Workers Have Something To Say About Working For Wal-Mart

    Wal-Mart workers bash the retailer and say they feel 'disposable' in a powerful national commercial.

    Several current and former Wal-Mart workers bashed the company in two TV ads that aired during the Democratic presidential debate




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    Just going to throw this out there.

    Maybe go work somewhere else?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Just going to throw this out there.

    Maybe go work somewhere else?
    Or maybe companies can treat their employees like human beings. That would be a good start.

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    Walmart isn't alone. I work for a company that makes a couple billion a quarter and we're slashing staff over the next year or so. The days of the company you work for giving a shit about you is long gone.

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    Quote Originally Posted by It's Mike View Post
    Walmart isn't alone. I work for a company that makes a couple billion a quarter and we're slashing staff over the next year or so. The days of the company you work for giving a shit about you is long gone.
    Do you feel relatively safe in your position or do you have a sort of daily feeling that today could be the day that you are laid off?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motherload View Post
    Do you feel relatively safe in your position or do you have a sort of daily feeling that today could be the day that you are laid off?
    prior to today, pretty safe. Today I don't think anyone at the company feels safe. Not when you're looking at that many people getting canned.

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    Or maybe companies can treat their employees like human beings. That would be a good start.
    If employees leave Wal Mart and go work somewhere else, Wal Mart would be forced to improve the quality of their compensation package. It truly is basic economics.

    I have empathy for low skilled workers, but looking to a corporation to pay them more than their value is pie in the sky thinking. Most companies won't do it.
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    Walmart workers desperately needs a union. It might not happen since they basically close any store where one pops up but they can't close them all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    If employees leave Wal Mart and go work somewhere else, Wal Mart would be forced to improve the quality of their compensation package. It truly is basic economics.

    I have empathy for low skilled workers, but looking to a corporation to pay them more than their value is pie in the sky thinking. Most companies won't do it.
    Well it also helps that there is public awareness with commercials like these. If it puts some pressure on Wal-Mart with millions of people seeing these commercials (I saw it on CNN in Canada), then that is a good thing.

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    Not surprising this was paid for and the website is by The United Food & Commercial Workers International Union.

    I might be more willing to listen to them if it hadn't taken a comedy show to expose Nevada's UFCW for hiring minimum wage, non-union workers to protest in front of Walmart for not having unionized employees. It's almost like the union wants to profit (get more employees paying union dues) on the backs of poor, replaceable people whom they do not pay well.

    I know people are really upset that tax payer programs like welfare and food stamps subsidize Walmart's low wages. It's almost like you could make the same argument against Walmart that conservatives make about able-bodied people on welfare--that handouts have let Walmart, otherwise able (financially strong) to pay well, become dependent and complacent, relying on assistance instead of using their ability to pay their employees more.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    Not surprising this was paid for and the website is by The United Food & Commercial Workers International Union.

    I might be more willing to listen to them if it hadn't taken a comedy show to expose Nevada's UFCW for hiring minimum wage, non-union workers to protest in front of Walmart for not having unionized employees. It's almost like the union wants to profit (get more employees paying union dues) on the backs of poor, replaceable people whom they do not pay well.

    I know people are really upset that tax payer programs like welfare and food stamps subsidize Walmart's low wages. It's almost like you could make the same argument against Walmart that conservatives make about able-bodied people on welfare--that handouts have let Walmart, otherwise able (financially strong) to pay well, become dependent and complacent, relying on assistance instead of using their ability to pay their employees more.
    It's irrelevant who is behind these commercials. The point still stands that Wal-Mart treats their employees like shit and they are not some mom and pop operation that will might close down by paying better wages, etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Motherload View Post
    It's irrelevant who is behind these commercials. The point still stands that Wal-Mart treats their employees like shit and they are not some mom and pop operation that will might close down by paying better wages, etc.
    So?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    So?
    Well as you know - many companies have been shamed into doing things that they don't want to do because of public pressure. So if these commercials airing during the Democratic debate can generate the same sort of shaming against Walmart - especially with an election coming up and talk about big business taking advantage of peope, then it will have all been worth it.

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    If Walmart wants to increase wages, I am 100% for it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by lovemachine97(Version 2) View Post
    If Walmart wants to increase wages, I am 100% for it.
    Even if they shamed into it by social justice warriors?

 

 

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