Walmart strikes back....

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  1. MichaelJoeWilliamson
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    This is ironical.

    WalMart: We're So Proud of The Nation Magazine For Finally Raising its Own Minimum Wage to the Actual, Legal Minimum Wage

    http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2013/08/07/walmart-knocks-nation-over-low-wages
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    Liberals can't be hypocrites... Or racists... Or wrong...

    Have you not learned ANYTHING from your years as a member of this community, MJW?
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    Yeah, but Breitbart...
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    Unpaid internships are illegal unless they are purely for the benefit of the intern, ie training based and the intern does no actual work for the company.

    Some interns won a case recently, so companies must be seeing the writing on the wall.
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    Now this is truly funny. Stupid liberals. Lol...
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    Well played, Walmart. Well played.
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    The petition only has 589 signatures. They let you leave a comment when you sign it. The last person to sign commented on their pay to interns. Between the lack of signatures and the hypocrisy, it has to be considered a massive failure.
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    Fun fact: many interns make $0/hr
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    True, but ours make $17 an hour.
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    Yes, plenty do get paid.

    But the more crowded the industry ...
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    Not paying interns removes a job from a worker who would get paid and help contribute to the economy. It also invariably keeps the rich richer since the poor can't afford to work unpaid internships while the rich just have their parents support them.
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    I think that qualifies for almost every industry out there now days...
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    Those fish are jumping!

    I've never heard of The Nation Magazine, but I usually don't surf liberal websites. :)
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    Uh, the net effect on the economy would be the same.

    Poor person...does work, gets paid, spends money to live.
    Rich person...does work, no pay, parents send money to live.
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    Probably goes without saying but there's a fundamental flaw in comparing employees to interns.
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    There's a lot of complaints about this in the journalism world where people with little or no experience expect to be considered employees just because they're producing content.

    Generally publications work on one of two models:

    1. Staff writers who are salaried, supplemented by interns to do smaller, less important stuff and learn on the job

    2. Entirely commission-based, with interns doing the smaller, less important stuff to learn on the job

    Neither is really applicable to a minimum wage worker who has the skillset to do the job in full on day one.
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    Does the intern do work that helps the business? Yes? Then pay him.
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    That isn't actually the qualifier, although I'd certainly point out here that having been around many interns in that industry they generally don't. It's a good system for business, because they can easily transition someone into an employee if they do great work, but individually they usually come at a cost.
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    Is the intern capable of deciding if their "work" is worth experience from someone/company, dollars or a combination of both?

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