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Wal-Mart — Not Evil?

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by JayFarrar, Feb 9, 2009.

  1. JayFarrar

    JayFarrar Well-Known Member

    Fascinating read from the NY Post about Wal-Mart.
    Writer goes undercover and goes to work in a store.
    His conclusion many not go over very well.

  2. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    Of course there has been no bigger union buster in the newspaper industry than Rupert Murdoch, so this story is fascinating because .... what?
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Clouding the issue at hand, as usual, with something that has nothing to do with it.
  4. Ben_Hecht

    Ben_Hecht Active Member

    Always, consider the source.

  5. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

  6. 93Devil

    93Devil Well-Known Member

    Everyone that works hard in this country should be able to make enough money to have a roof, healthcare and healthy food on the table.

    Minimum wage at most workplaces does not provide the three basics.

    You want to eat steak for dinner twice a week or vacation every year? Well then you need to go into certain fields and minimum wage should not pay for this luxuries.
  7. Ace

    Ace Well-Known Member

    So the bottom line is that folks should work anywhere but Wal-Mart. Works for me.
  8. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    Wal-Mart has done more to single-handedly keep inflation low than any entity in the U.S. over the last two decades.
  9. PeteyPirate

    PeteyPirate Guest

    Well, yes, including by keeping wages low.
  10. cranberry

    cranberry Well-Known Member

    They've also been most responsible for the downward spiral of wages in our country and repeated labor law transgressor, so what's your point?
    The point is that it was a puff piece about Wal-Mart published by the NY Post in which none of its transgressions were explored. The conclusions: Yeah the pay and benefits suck but that's the way it should be for unskilled labor.
  11. slappy4428

    slappy4428 Active Member

    Yeah, there is that. But Ragu does have a point.
  12. The Big Ragu

    The Big Ragu Moderator Staff Member

    And "keeping their wages low" has nothing to do with that point.

    "Low" is an imprecise term, also. If they didn't pay what the labor market dictates for the level of skill their jobs require, and if it wasn't a preferable place to work than other places that offer similar wages, they wouldn't be flooded with applicants every time they announce hiring.
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