Author: dmg (---.cpe.net.cable.roger)
Verified User: dmg
* Date Posted: 10-09-08 00:00
I also read that they don’t offer full-time positions so they don’t need to pay their empoyees benefits of any kind.
I, also also, seen on the news that they force their employees into working UNPAID overtime, if they refused, they were fired. Managers would say the budget is tight and things need to get done blah blah blah.
That ain’t givin’ and they have the cash to give.
Damn now I look like I am in bed with walmart but this first statement is untrue. What you read was bs, they have full time positions from greeters all the way to home office and logistics.
Now, I have not read specific cases about them limiting the number of full time positions but I KNOW they do because all corporations and successful small firms do this, why?,.. because its cheaper. Did you know if you make 10.00 and hour your employer is actually spending around 14.00 for the other half of your insurance, state, and fed taxes that must be paid? If you are full time or if your employer is decent they also have to pay your benefits too.
I know that case you are talking about where the employees where forced by threats to loose there job if they did not work unpaid. That is ridiculous and has gone to court as a class action. That was at an individual store with incompetent managers and is obviously company practice mainly because it is not cost effective to loose lawsuits.
Dean, most corps do more evil than good. Most simply leach off of the consumers and environment around them and do little if nothing to help.
I do see many problems with walmart and many of them can be addressed by compensating employees better while also demanding better skills of them, also providing education to make each unit more valuable to justify the wages. It would sure be nice to have a trained employee understand the features of that 1200.00 flat panel your family is thinking about buying. They can take some take some tips from mom and pops and apply some of techniques that they have used to make there pharmacy good in other departments.