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Wal-Mart to Employees: Donate Food to Coworkers w/o Enough to Eat

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posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 06:21 PM
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At some point, the economic disparity between the rich and the poor will be so great, and the poor will be so poor, and the masses will feel so trampled and so hopeless, that some of them will begin killing the rich.

You will read in the news about an out-of-work, middle age rural man who felt he had nothing left to lose, and was angry at "the 1%", so he took his hunting rifle and assassinated a multi-millionaire CEO.

Soon other men, feeling equally desperate, hopeless and angry, will think to themselves what a really, really good idea that is.




posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 06:31 PM
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Every year my wifes place of employment does a "sponsor a coworker" thing where everyone donates so "needy" coworkers can get some stuff. It is typically a way for the more affluent there to feel like they have done something valuable by spending $100 on the program.

And for what it is worth, m wife works for the state of Texas.

it is not uncommon. Just that everyone has it in for Wal Mart, who seems to be the poster child for the hated corporation.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 06:42 PM
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They are asking employees to donate canned food ????? WTF !!!!! Wallmart alone probably own 80% of the canned food on the planet, in the galaxy and maybe even the universe. They have so much canned food that if it all disappeared Earth would loose it's gravitational power and our atmosphere would just drift away into space.........I take it what they meant to say was "hey employees, after your shift how about buying some of our smart price tinned meat flavored stuff to donate to your colleagues so we could say we care ?"

Why don't they just stop this charade and and get there employees to lye down so they can take a great big sh_it on there faces and be done with it.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 06:47 PM
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It's a worthy endeavor and from what I've seen employees at most companies step up and help, even when individually they may only be able to offer small amounts. It adds up.

This (press) situation on this with Wal-Mart was almost poetic. These guys while a huge profitable corporation have employees who don't have enough to eat. For the holidays no less. Sometimes it's good to just shout "The emperors have no cloths!" and spotlight the problem.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 06:50 PM
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Bassago
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It's a worthy endeavor and from what I've seen employees at most companies step up and help, even when individually they may only be able to offer small amounts. It adds up.

This (press) situation on this with Wal-Mart was almost poetic. These guys while a huge profitable corporation have employees who don't have enough to eat. For the holidays no less. Sometimes it's good to just shout "The emperors have no cloths!" and spotlight the problem.


Why is it worthy for the State of Texas, but not Wal Mart?



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 07:00 PM
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bigfatfurrytexan


Why is it worthy for the State of Texas, but not Wal Mart?


Because walmart makes billions off of the labor of others.

I doubt if the State of Texas can show much of a profit.

I would rather pay more and spend my money where it helps the local economy than some mega corp that abuses their employees, puts mom and pop operations out of business all because of unmitigated greed!!
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posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 07:28 PM
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Just a quick alert, some are reporting here in the local media the donation bins had also been placed out front, as well as outside the employee area, which only makes this story 10X galling than it already is. Those bins had been moved but only after people were complaining.

Walmart is a job-sucking cancer, first the hotline advising its employees how to get on government assistance and now this. Pay your employees a livable wage Walmart!



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 07:43 PM
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olaru12

bigfatfurrytexan


Why is it worthy for the State of Texas, but not Wal Mart?


Because walmart makes billions off of the labor of others.

I doubt if the State of Texas can show much of a profit.

I would rather pay more and spend my money where it helps the local economy than some mega corp that abuses their employees, puts mom and pop operations out of business all because of unmitigated greed!!
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I should clarify: it is a mental hospital.

Should we not expect the care of the mentally ill to pay a livable wage? Especially considering the "mass shootings" that seem to be the fad in news coverage/

What is good for the goose is good for the gander. because in the end, as it concerns wal mart, people will vote with their dollars.

which really is typical of the American mentality: all bluster, no action. Its why we have scandal after scandal that leads nowhere. All bluster, no action.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 08:26 PM
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WeAreAWAKE
OK...I happened to read Walmarts numbers but don't have them in front of me...but these will be close. Walmart made 400 billion last year gross. They made 14 billion in profit. That comes to 3% profit. If Walmart gave every one of their millions of employees a $7000 annual raise...they wouldn't have made a cent. $7000 divided by 52 weeks then divided by 40 hours (full time employee) comes to a raise of $3.37 per hour. On top of a minimum wage of $7.25, that would raise all employees to $10.61 per hour.

So...if you raise each employee to $10.61 per hour, Walmart goes out of business. A business can't make nothing and stay in business. So it is your choice...keep employee pay at the current rate for millions and millions of employees...or...put them all out on the street with no job at all.

Which is your choice???
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false analogy.

everyone at walmart doesnt need a raise. for example, their ceo makes 796x what the average worker makes. cut his pay to say, i dont know, just 300x the average worker, and that frees up a lot of money. you think the hundreds of executives make minimum wage? nope, they dont need a raise either. so that frees up even more money.

just sayin'.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 08:38 PM
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Does anyone know how much food Wal-mart throws away?

Lot's of it. Expired which may only be days and if it's canned, boxed or processed expiration's mean nothing. Meats get dump that are still good, same with veggies. Sad.

In fact they don't even allow dumpster divers now since most of there trash is compacted and locked till disposal.

Why do they dump it, because of liabilities.

But they have the balls to ask others to donate.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 09:24 PM
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stormson

BS.

there are plenty of people that can do the job, it's just that these people know what they are worth and wont work for someone offering pennies.

its well known that corps will ask for the moon to disqualify american workers, then go crying to the labor dept that they cant find workers so that they can get imports that work for half the wage.

very common in the computer/i.t. industry.


I agree that it very common in the Computer/IT fields and that companies abuse that system, very often at the detriment of qualified American workers. There wouldn't be that type of visa in the first place if there wasn't that need that needed fulfillment. It's not my area of expertise but I get the impression that there is a need for highly skilled employees and that, in general, America hasn't done enough to fill those needs without some foreign workers, at least in the recent past. I'm quite sure those same tech firms are ginning the system to hire slightly cheaper foreign workers as well, clamoring for even more visas.

American Colleges and Students have done a rather poor job of anticipating actual future job needs, that much seems rather obvious. Case in point the upcoming Doctor shortage. Part of the ACA probably should have been geared towards addressing that shortfall, same could be said with the Green energy initiatives. Sometimes our overall strategy is lacking when it comes to things like this.

My point is, people rail against Walmart, when EVERYONE else does basically the same thing and gets a free pass. Targets rate of pay is pretty much the same as Walmart, yet you don't find people wanting to stop the building of a new Target location or people. I'd bet money that the new Xbox ONE isn't manufactured in the U.S. but nobody will bitch about that. I don't get it. People bash Walmart, yet won't really call out Apple or any of the big tech firms, I find that rather odd to say the least.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 09:41 PM
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this is the problem. a business who offers a comfortable income for all their employees, is attacked by the socialists in gov, who clamp down on them with trumped up charges of various kinds, more permits, more penalities, more violations more more more. the entire financial downtrend is for the purpose of forcing us all to beg the gov to rescue us. they honestly don't want us to help each other and willfully ignore any such examples, by pretending the billions of dollars that go out of people's pockets every year to feed, clothe, house and help people in dire situations, never happens and that americans are just greedy cause we have 100,000 in debt and a house, instead of no debt and no house and begging the gov to give us a place to eek out a miserable existence.

that crap has to stop.

poor people are not ruining this country. rich people are not ruining this country. socialists are ruining this country.
a certain amount of humanitarian social programs is a good thing but that's not good enough for the socialists. they want it all. every last bit. not just the money, but the ability to dictate what you're allowed to think in your own head. these people are off the charts power mad
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posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 09:54 PM
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I'm probably dating myself here, but I remember the days when employers gave their "regular" employees and their families a real nice Christmas party, with food and entertainment, and a free Thanksgiving AND Christmas frozen turkey, every year. White collar employee also got Christmas bonuses.

Sounds like a fairy tale now, but, I swear, it really did happen, every year!



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posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 09:56 PM
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WeAreAWAKE
OK...I happened to read Walmarts numbers but don't have them in front of me...but these will be close. Walmart made 400 billion last year gross. They made 14 billion in profit. That comes to 3% profit. If Walmart gave every one of their millions of employees a $7000 annual raise...they wouldn't have made a cent. $7000 divided by 52 weeks then divided by 40 hours (full time employee) comes to a raise of $3.37 per hour. On top of a minimum wage of $7.25, that would raise all employees to $10.61 per hour.

So...if you raise each employee to $10.61 per hour, Walmart goes out of business. A business can't make nothing and stay in business. So it is your choice...keep employee pay at the current rate for millions and millions of employees...or...put them all out on the street with no job at all.

Which is your choice???
edit on 11/19/2013 by WeAreAWAKE because: (no reason given)


Bad Walmart math. First, Walmart made 15.7 billion dollars last year. If they gave everyone of their 2 million dollars a raise, they still have made 1.7 BILLION dollars.

And as for your hourly rate, most employees only work part-time. The extra 7,000 would raise their hourly to about $15.00 per hour.

If Walmart increases wages, it would force other places to kick up their rate too. From Target to fast food. Which would then trickle up to other professions.

People would have more money to spend and buy more which then result in Walmart's profits increasing.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 09:59 PM
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windword
I'm probably dating myself here, but I remember the days when employers gave their "regular" employees and their families a real nice Christmas party, with food and entertainment, and a free Thanksgiving AND Christmas frozen turkey, every year. White collar employee also got Christmas bonuses.





they aren't allowed to exist. the socialists make sure of it. they are forcing us all into a crisis, on purpose, because some power is not enough. they have to have it all. every last bit. every thought. every ounce of energy expended. all of it. think of them like capitalists on steroids, who are not satisfied with just having alot of money, they also want to control everything about you and they are willing to go to any extreme to get it, including inciting racism, class warfare, financial crises, anything.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 10:03 PM
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Just that everyone has it in for Wal Mart, who seems to be the poster child for the hated corporation.


That happens when a company lives up to the nickname small town killer.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 10:08 PM
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buster2010
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Just that everyone has it in for Wal Mart, who seems to be the poster child for the hated corporation.


That happens when a company lives up to the nickname small town killer.


that's because anyone who could compete with them was driven out of business by socialist policies that were made for the express purpose of destroying capitalism but for a select few. most poeple don't know it, but the communist revolutions have always been funded and propped up by a specific group o capitalists because socialism doesn't work by itself. it needs capitalism to drive it forward. then those capitalists hoard all the money and laugh at the peons, now taken over completely by socialism, that destroyed their own future and put just a handful of capitalists in control of it all.

for every american business that gets tramped down by socialism, another mega corp takes it's place, created by and profited from by the same select group of capitalists.

some socialism is good but full bore socialism is a hell hole.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 10:08 PM
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buster2010
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Just that everyone has it in for Wal Mart, who seems to be the poster child for the hated corporation.


That happens when a company lives up to the nickname small town killer.


Every person who buys goods from Wal Mart is to blame for it killing small towns. Wal Mart doesn't kill anything. It is just the method of suicide that a small town may choose.

Who kills small towns? The people who live there.



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 10:15 PM
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bigfatfurrytexan

buster2010
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Just that everyone has it in for Wal Mart, who seems to be the poster child for the hated corporation.


That happens when a company lives up to the nickname small town killer.


Every person who buys goods from Wal Mart is to blame for it killing small towns. Wal Mart doesn't kill anything. It is just the method of suicide that a small town may choose.

Who kills small towns? The people who live there.


nonsense. socialists kil businesses. they have so many regs and policies and taxes and special taxes, and permits and violations that they drive businesses out that aren't propped up by mega corp dollars. the socialists are working hand in hand with the globalist capitalists, who want complete say over everything. e.v.e.r.y.t.h.i.n.g



posted on Nov, 19 2013 @ 10:19 PM
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windword
I'm probably dating myself here, but I remember the days when employers gave their "regular" employees and their families a real nice Christmas party, with food and entertainment, and a free Thanksgiving AND Christmas frozen turkey, every year. White collar employee also got Christmas bonuses.

Sounds like a fairy tale now, but, I swear, it really did happen, every year!



edit on 19-11-2013 by windword because: (no reason given)


Why aren't you out shopping or working on Christmas or Thanksgiving....... SO UnAmerican.



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