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Ya know I find this comment off the mark. Sure it makes sense to work harder if you want more out of the economy. Nobody disagrees with that. The issue I have and have had for a long while is that the ability to earn more is being attacked all the time. School costs increase, Unions are attacked. The cost of everything goes up and wages have been stagnant. Wages should be way over $10 already. Should have been a long time ago. This is the result of a free market where we buy so much from countries with low wages. We don't put any quotas or tariffs on imports and we wonder why we don't have the manufacturing base we used to. When I was a kid you could get a shop job and learn a skill that would pay your bills and you could raise a family on it. Now the corporations have that done by cheasp labor markets. That is why Apple is the biggest company in the world even though it started here with our freedoms they choose to use Chinese labor. They could afford to pay Americans but why should they. Nobody here seems to care.

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People need to make good decisions every day about their life and their future. Most are just taught to have fun. Don't worry about nothing. And above all do not try too hard and keep all effort to a minimum. I worked my ass off in high school for $1.81 hour. I never once thought that I could survive or prosper working there. Usually the people that apply the most effort to be successful, will be successful.
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Ya know I find this comment off the mark. Sure it makes sense to work harder if you want more out of the economy. Nobody disagrees with that. The issue I have and have had for a long while is that the ability to earn more is being attacked all the time. School costs increase, Unions are attacked. The cost of everything goes up and wages have been stagnant. Wages should be way over $10 already. Should have been a long time ago. This is the result of a free market where we buy so much from countries with low wages. We don't put any quotas or tariffs on imports and we wonder why we don't have the manufacturing base we used to. When I was a kid you could get a shop job and learn a skill that would pay your bills and you could raise a family on it. Now the corporations have that done by cheasp labor markets. That is why Apple is the biggest company in the world even though it started here with our freedoms they choose to use Chinese labor. They could afford to pay Americans but why should they. Nobody here seems to care.
I'm not saying that if you just work harder you will succeed. If people put more effort into their entire lives and made good choices like not having kids until they were financially secure, not buying a house or car or phone etc... that they can't afford it would go along way toward financial stability. But most of all they need to learn, learn and learn more. anybody that hits their peak while working at Walmart really deserves what they get, it's very sad, but it is not Walmarts fault. have you seen the commercial with "Peaked in High School Rob Lowe"? It happens far too often, and 99 times out of 100 it is due to lack of effort.
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what?

I said nothing about "off the job"
associates are assigned a department they must get done or get written up(which at WM does mean something ), in addition they pull shelves and stock,mop up spills, take customers to a destination when an inquiry is made where an item is, and fill in for bathroom breaks for cashiers. If some cashier is a no-show you might have to do his job and still get your assigned work done.
If you waited years to get off the night shift, that's tough, cause a new hire can come in and demand they cannot work nights and are accommodated. Why? Because WM wants to keep its cheapest workers happy. That you take pride in your responsibility to the company doesn't make any difference either. Since Sam died, you're just another number.
If you have been with them18-20 years and fill in for the manager, bookeeper and assistant managers when they go on vaca, you still have a target on your back and your base salary means nothing if they schedule you to work for another employee without your rank.
If they find out you put an application in anywhere else you will probably get fired, so you'd better be sure you will get hired before you go looking.
Oh gee you might have to actually deliver value to the company instead of just fogging the glass like a union or government job.

Walmart fills 2 out of every 3 promotion opportunities with internal candidates so if you are just jogging in place it might be understandable for them to question keeping you around. The big accounting firms operate on the principal that you are either considered worthy of promotion or a candidate to be fired. But unions haven't targeted them like they have Walmart so their is no disinformation campaign directed at them.
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Oh gee you might have to actually deliver value to the company instead of just fogging the glass like a union or government job.

Walmart fills 2 out of every 3 promotion opportunities with internal candidates so if you are just jogging in place it might be understandable for them to question keeping you around. The big accounting firms operate on the principal that you are either considered worthy of promotion or a candidate to be fired. But unions haven't targeted them like they have Walmart so their is no disinformation campaign directed at them.
"fogging the glass" I like that, I actually did lol. I will use that term in the future.
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Owner of TJ Maxx, Marshalls plans to boost pay to at least $9 an hour, following Wal-Mart

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And here's a bit of that ripple effect.
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And here's a bit of that ripple effect.
good for them.
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Oh gee you might have to actually deliver value to the company instead of just fogging the glass like a union or government job.

Walmart fills 2 out of every 3 promotion opportunities with internal candidates so if you are just jogging in place it might be understandable for them to question keeping you around. The big accounting firms operate on the principal that you are either considered worthy of promotion or a candidate to be fired. But unions haven't targeted them like they have Walmart so their is no disinformation campaign directed at them.
I worked retail as a young person. And I did three times my job because I wanted to. For anyone to have to do that every day to keep their job, is wrong. They should hire that extra person and keep their customers by keeping employees happy. also they look to let go experienced people with good work records because they often make more salary than new hires. That also is wrong and shows in the amount of people who only go to wmart now if there is no other choice and those who just order online (from elsewhere) and wait rather than go there.
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