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Originally posted by doobydoll
Originally posted by SonicInfinity
Originally posted by litterbaux
People don't walk off the job without another job.
There aren't enough jobs available to take all the walmart employee's.
I know for a fact that if every single Walmart employee walked out on Black Friday and got fired, they would fill every single position by the following Monday. That is just how bad unemployment is in the US right now.
I reckon the 1 day action would cost Wallymart many thousands in lost takings and potential recruitment costs.
And if the employees do get fired, do you imagine they will sit on their arses and watch while Wallymart gives their jobs to other people? The strikers will have nothing to lose at that point, except their patience and tempers.
I think they would have major public support too IMO, seeing as corporations are not quite the flavour of the month right now.
These people aren't being unreasonable, all they ask is fair pay and fair treatment. They are not troublemakers, they are decent hard-working people who are paid chump-change by their tight-arsed billionare employer.
Just pay them a decent living wage Wallymart you miserable Scrooge.
Originally posted by badgerprints
Originally posted by MystikMushroom
reply to post by badgerprints
I suppose they could always quit and join the military?
Same issue different government entity.
Very much the same deal.
1. Very few people get decent pay or raises any more.
2. You know what you get paid before you started.
When in doubt, see line 1.
If they really want to strike, fine. They will be able to piss off half of the shopping public in one fell swoop by doing it on Black Friday. It just demonstrates that they are operating from a position of weakness and spite.
They won't garner any real sympathy.
The "my life sucks so I'm going to piss you off" attitude will just make people support Wal-Mart more.
Originally posted by badgerprints
I love it when somebody takes a job and then demands more than they agreed to work for.
If its not worth doing then don't take that job.
Wal mart gets away with paying low wages because people agree to work for them.
I usually only buy toilet paper from Walmart because that's what most of their products are good for but I'd consider spending more on Black Friday just to push a full cart through a picket line.
I've got no respect for the gang mentality.
Originally posted by spinalremain
Boycott Wlamart, America!
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Originally posted by camaro68ss
to bad 1/2 of america shops at walmart for the low prices. These low prices are threatened when you unionize the work force driving up wages and increasing the cost of goods. look at Hostise, perfect example of what happens in the end game of unions. Unions will eventually run businesses to the ground and we are starting to see that.edit on 16-11-2012 by camaro68ss because: (no reason given)
Originally posted by darkhorserider
reply to post by MystikMushroom
I HATE workers that don't want to honor the agreement they were thrilled to get the day they were hired. They applied for a job, interviewed for a job, and accepted the job when it was offered, for the pay that was offered, and the requirements that were outlined, but then at some point down the road they think they deserve more?
If you don't like working at Walmart, then stop working there! Sure, the pay is low, the hours are crappy, you are on your feet the whole shift, but that is exactly what you agreed upon when accepting the position.
Try being a CNA for a day or two. Same crappy hours, same crappy pay, but instead of standing behind a cash register, you are cleaning up adult diapers and getting spit on and cursed at, and you have to spend money out of your own pocket for the training and licensing for the privilege of taking the menial, abusive job! Why don't CNA's and LPN's walk out of their crappy jobs and leave all the old folks without care?
Are conditions at Walmart worse than Diamond mines in Africa? Coal mines? 19th century sewing factories? Do these lazy-ass people even know what bad working conditions are? Have they ever seen bad working conditions? I HIGHLY doubt it!
Get up at 5 a.m. on a brisk -10 degree morning to go pressure wash cars at a car lot for $7 per hour, while chipping the ice off your face mask and gloves and going home with blisters in your boots, and wind burn around your eyes, and lips that are cracked and bleeding from the cold dry air. And even that isn't bad working conditions, it is exactly what the job was expected to be, for the pay that I agreed to, and I was happy to have!
Screw these people, I hope they get fired on the spot.edit on 16-11-2012 by darkhorserider because: (no reason given)