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The Anti-Walmart

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i agree pstall, it's not really news that large corporations have the capability to compensate their employees well but choose not to in favor of funneling money to CEOs and other assorted rich people

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i agree pstall, it's not really news that large corporations have the capability to compensate their employees well but choose not to in favor of funneling money to CEOs and other assorted rich people

there are lots of people who would be happy to take your money.

why don't you walk down the street and give it away.

you have the ability to give your money away, no? then do it.

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Not news about costco flipper.

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increasing wages is equivalent to giving money away? what about when CEO compensation increases dramatically while worker wages stagnate? is that not "giving money away," or does it only count as free money when you're giving it to poor people?

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Being a business owner I see both sides of this, but I def agree that CEO pay is way out of whack...

...and sure, you can hire people for $12/hr instead of $20/hr, but you'll get a whole different kind of employee for the $20/hr wage.

I treat my employees fairly and if there are bonuses or increases, they get what I get. Of course, since 2008, we've had no bonuses or increases and actually had to cut back...

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I agree ceo pay is out of whack. No doubt. But who decides on the amount? Who decides on the wages? The board.

The boards need to be re evaluated. I say have 2 outsiders on every fortune 500 board. Get rid of cronyism.

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supply and demand.

If i started a company today and had 100 people willing to work for $12 per hour, why would I pay them $20? Bad economy will contribute this these types of things. Guess you complainers never shop there?

You get what you pay for.

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I hate Walmart. Costco in Spartanburg was awesome. I used to go there religiously.

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but madhatter told me that people on public assistance are lazy people who don't want to work

I have said over and over that I am all for helping people who are working to help themselves. If you take a job and work your ass off, yet still need assistance......I am all for it.

What I am against is the people who are capable of working and sit on their lazy asses drawing a welfare check.

As for Wal-Mart. I hate them....won't shop in their stores which are nasty.

But, they pay above minimum wage and then supply and demand dictates what they pay. Costco pays more...go work for Costco.

Also have no issues picketing for higher wages...that is fully within workers rights. Does not mean the company will cave, but go for it.

But the Walmart thread about people bitching about having to work holidays was ridiculous. Retail work means holiday work.

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I have said over and over that I am all for helping people who are working to help themselves. If you take a job and work your ass off, yet still need assistance......I am all for it.

What I am against is the people who are capable of working and sit on their lazy asses drawing a welfare check.

As for Wal-Mart. I hate them....won't shop in their stores which are nasty.

But, they pay above minimum wage and then supply and demand dictates what they pay. Costco pays more...go work for Costco.

Also have no issues picketing for higher wages...that is fully within workers rights. Does not mean the company will cave, but go for it.

But the Walmart thread about people bitching about having to work holidays was ridiculous. Retail work means holiday work.

How dare you use simple logic Hatter!

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Parking and access at the local Costco is annoying according to my wife, which is why she prefers Sams.

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Because no one shops there?

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