Originally posted by schuyler
Wal-Mart employees do start out at low wages, but the fact is, if they work at it, they can get those wages higher. In fact, there is no reason at all
why a Wal-Mart employee cannot make Manager within a few years, Store Manager in ten, and District Manager by fifteen. It's just that most lack
motivation to do so.
This is true of ANY retail chain. In the smaller chains you ought to be able to make store manager within two years, district manager in five. If you
don't get promoted in these situations you are either incapable of handling it intellectually, or you aren't paying attention.
The real problem here is that we don't have farm jobs for people with low IQs. Half the people have an IQ lower than 100. That doesn't qualify you
for much, and it also means you are subject to replacement by robots who don't complain. China is in the process of installing 1 million robots to
replace factory workers. This is just the first wave. Indeed, there is widespread speculation that manufacturing jobs will come back here--performed
People with low IQs only know how to do one thing well, and that's make babies--at a time when we need fewer babies. THAT'S why we're in trouble.
Would you hire your average Wal-Mart employee? I sure would not. Hey, there are hundreds of geniuses packed in there, but finding them is tough.
Sorry to goute your whole post, but it's correct.
There are reasons walmart pay "so low". It's a low skill job. It's a very low skill job. No one trains to become a walmart shelf stocker.
Don't tell me how much I don't get it. I can shop all by myself. Hell, I can even use their "self check-out" line. Just unload the truck, fill
the shelves, and sweep the floors. However, if you play their game (i.e., learn about retail and the way walmart works) you can rise through their
ranks and make something of yourself. It's not that Walmart is holding them back, it's just walmart can hire ANYBODY to do most of the jobs, yeah,
it's that easy. And sadly there is no shortage of stupid people, and I mean people that have a very low IQ.
Unions are for people with skills, certain trades that require years of practice, jobs that require a "safety first" work ethic because you could
lose a arm or leg in a instant. I'm in a Union, I make more than $22/hr, and the job could take years to master, and I need to be flexiable for
future changes to my working situation and while all that is going on, if I make a mistake I could lose a finger/hand/eye...
These things just don't happen with a entry level, low skill, low risk, low responsibilty, minimum wage job.