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Wal-Mart reassures employees as it touts tech investments

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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 07:59 PM
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Wal-Mart Stores Inc executives on Friday reassured workers they remained integral to the company's success as they highlighted investments in online sales and other technology to compete with rivals like Amazon.com Inc.

Wal-Mart is successfully using e-commerce to boost sales but does not want to alienate workers who have helped drive gains with improved customer service and higher morale following a rise in base pay to $10 an hour.

"We will compete with technology, but win with people," Chief Executive Doug McMillon said at Wal-Mart's annual shareholder meeting where all the company's board member nominations were approved. "We will be people-led and tech-empowered."
www.reuters.com...

OK, the Chief Exec is telling the rank and file that they integral part of the companies success. Of course keeping the workers happy is the way to improve customer service and and keep high moral after an increase in pay to $10.00. The e-commerce is what is causing the possibility of alienating the workers.

So how important are these workers to the Walmart system?




posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 08:06 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal



Wal-Mart Stores Inc executives on Friday reassured workers they remained integral to the company's success as they highlighted investments in online sales and other technology to compete with rivals like Amazon.com Inc.

Wal-Mart is successfully using e-commerce to boost sales but does not want to alienate workers who have helped drive gains with improved customer service and higher morale following a rise in base pay to $10 an hour.

"We will compete with technology, but win with people," Chief Executive Doug McMillon said at Wal-Mart's annual shareholder meeting where all the company's board member nominations were approved. "We will be people-led and tech-empowered."
www.reuters.com...

OK, the Chief Exec is telling the rank and file that they integral part of the companies success. Of course keeping the workers happy is the way to improve customer service and and keep high moral after an increase in pay to $10.00. The e-commerce is what is causing the possibility of alienating the workers.

So how important are these workers to the Walmart system?


Well, considering I have first hand experience with the way that Wal-Mart applies the technology with relation to the customers, the most promoted aspect is the pickup today program, where customers can place an order (online or phone app) then, store level associates gather the items and place them into a order bin. then when the order is ready (idea is ASAP~10-30mins) the customer comes in, puts their order # into a kiosk and the order is brought to them. Eliminating the need for customers to walk around and shop, as the associates do it for the customer and are much more efficient as they know exactly where the items are (either by knowledge or store devices that keep track of item locations)
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posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 09:27 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

The CEO already raised minimum wages to $9 an hour and then to $10 an hour. I see a bunch of people that have been given and inch and now want a mile.

The employees will always want more.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 09:36 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

Right, $10 an hour is OK for those people.

Make no mistake that the lower wages effects everyone. Either through taxes to provide the essentials in life or artificially keeping your wages low.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 10:14 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

10 bucks an hour (before taxes) ain't squat.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 10:25 PM
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originally posted by: intrptr
a reply to: seasonal

10 bucks an hour (before taxes) ain't squat.


Then find a better paying job or start a business.

Or maybe lower taxes across the board, state and federal.

Anyone getting a job at Wal-Mart should either be smart enough to know prior to that making $10/hr isn't enough to live on or really young and doing it on their non educational time.

Sign up for a job....you know what the pay is....let me know what you're doing there at that same cashier job 5 years later that makes you worth more.

Most people want to advance in a job...



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 10:27 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Yep,

I can understand a lot of conservative things. But this one escapes me.

If someone gets paid $10 an hour-full time. A great many are going to be using public assistance as a supplement to their very low wages. In fact Walmart is counting on it.
So either you pay a little more for the as seen on TV shake weight or you pay higher taxes for medicaid for the employees. Oh and rent assistance. Oh and heat assistance.
Walmart is profitable, and it is at least in part to ripping off the tax payers.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 10:29 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe

Someone is going to work that job. The fact of the matter is that they will receive public assistance because the pay is too low to make ends meet.

Keep in mind someone is going to take the job.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 10:34 PM
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a reply to: Vasa Croe


Then find a better paying job or start a business.

People are forced to work for low wages because there aren't 'any other jobs' , management at walfart knows it, thats why they pay so low, where else ya gonna go?

Or conversely, go ahead and quit, theres a million more applicants where you came from.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 10:38 PM
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originally posted by: seasonal
a reply to: Vasa Croe

Someone is going to work that job. The fact of the matter is that they will receive public assistance because the pay is too low to make ends meet.

Keep in mind someone is going to take the job.


Reflecting how desperate the job market is.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 10:39 PM
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a reply to: intrptr

Sadly you are right.

The wages are OK as long as it isn't you getting them. Everyone wants to make $25 an hour and let everyone else get the $10 an hour.

With the gutting of manufacturing going out of the country, Walmart in a small or big part has created the perfect storm for their low wage employment strategy. The more mom and pops and manufacturing that go out of business creates both employees and shoppers.



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 10:47 PM
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a reply to: seasonal

Thats the whole idea to monopolize the market, eliminate competition and maximize profits.

Huge corporations like walmart can afford the armies of attorneys, marketers and economists that spend all their time figuring ways to squeeze every last cent out of their business. That includes their employees.

Does Wal Mart have a Union?

See?



posted on Jun, 5 2017 @ 11:01 PM
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Oh unions are frowned on.

It is amazing that CEO's absolutely have a contract (with big $$$$ if the get canned) but workers shouldn't.

Oh and right to work is super cool for the corps-not the employees.



posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 12:03 PM
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a reply to: seasonal


Oh unions are frowned on.

Unions of employees are't allowed.

So we see the result.

Corporatocracy



posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 12:34 PM
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well we have done a darn good job marglising the poor .
The easy get a better job in towns of 2000 with waleworld the only employer for miles .
In towns of 50 k with 5 waleworlds being 50% of the job market .
In citys of 200 k with 20 wal world being 25 % of the job market
Them you alest can go work at mc Donalds or bogger king .
Or maybe as a maid for the many flea bag motel which people have to live out of not having 2000 $ a month for renting a decent place .
Getting the idea in towns were the best jobs that can be have ( like here ) pay 13 $ a hour
well if your a nurse or work for a dentist then you get more good thing there are 50000 of thous jobs in a county of 175000 so waleworld has to pay these people 20 $ a hour or they quite and goto work for the doc .
Meen wile back at your house you goto wal world to get some food but WHAT the lights are off and no one working because they all have jobs making 25 $ a hour from going through collage .
In anger you go home take a dump flush the comod and it over flows . Now what no one to clean up your mess why would they making 25 $ a hour at the job you hold .
people wise up the poor they DONT need you . YOU need them without them your trash sits without them your mess dont flush without them Mc Donalds is CLOSED .
better figer out what side your bread is really buttered on because once they have NOTHING left because well heck there poor and they sohuld just die they wont just sit and wate to die .
O well sooner or later we will all destroy our selfs and no one will be left to complane about .
After all if every ones rich they just find other falts to hold up untill the last two and one kills the other .( now were have i heard that story before ooo yea Cain -Able only two dudes ( besides dad in the world .
PS is every one is rich NO one is rich



posted on Jun, 6 2017 @ 09:35 PM
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a reply to: Metallicus

I guess you've forgotten but Walmart increased wages then turned around and cut hours in half on their employees that are not full time. Most Walmart employees are not full time. In reality they pay more an hour but have less employees on the time clock so Walmart came out on top. Not to mention raises. Walmart use to have merit raises. The better worker the more skilled they got a bigger raise. Walmart now gives 20 cent raises. Again in the long run the employees lost out. That raise to 10 sounded good didn't it?



posted on Jun, 10 2017 @ 10:02 AM
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originally posted by: napayshni57
a reply to: Metallicus

I guess you've forgotten but Walmart increased wages then turned around and cut hours in half on their employees that are not full time. Most Walmart employees are not full time. In reality they pay more an hour but have less employees on the time clock so Walmart came out on top. Not to mention raises. Walmart use to have merit raises. The better worker the more skilled they got a bigger raise. Walmart now gives 20 cent raises. Again in the long run the employees lost out. That raise to 10 sounded good didn't it?


Taco Bell gives a 25 cent raise every 90 days if memory serves correctly (that's $1/year). I find it hard to believe Walmart can't do that much.



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