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Walmart to raise its starting wage to $11, give some employees bonuses following tax bill passage

Discussion in 'Too Hot for Swamp Gas' started by flgator2, Jan 11, 2018.

  1. G. Gordon Gator

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    Every silver cloud has a dark lining when you're afflicted with TDS. Sad!
     
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  2. fastsix

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    Closing 3 Sam's clubs here in the Seattle area, so much for your theory.

    There's at least a partial list of the stores they're closing here:

    http://www.businessinsider.com/walmart-suddenly-closes-sams-club-stores-2018-1
     
  3. gator_fever

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  4. Gator515151

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    Many of the Sams stores are being converted to distribution centers, seems online sales are booming....imagine that.
     
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  5. danmann65

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    Yep people in Seattle are ahead of the curve with online shopping. 33 of the 60 closings are in the north east. I think I am dead on.
     
  6. danmann65

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    My theory is dead on right. More than half are in the northeast. 15 percent are being converted to online distribution centers. I would bet that atleast one of the seattle stores is being converted to a distribution center.

    They also announced that they had overbuilt some in anticipation of population growth that didnt occur. I really think these moves are a positive. By doing this Walmart will not be following Sears and Kmart it to the retail dumpster fire as soon.
     
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  7. Tasselhoff

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    I can never remember if wal Mart is good or bad.
    It seems there have been several threads about how Wal-Mart kills the mom and pop stores, offers the worst wages and benefits, and isnt good to the employees....so having a bunch of them close would be a good thing ...right?
    But then there are also threads on how wal Mart is raising its minimum wage and opening stores where there isn't any real option. for work...so wal Mart is a good thing and these wages should be celebrated....right?
     
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  8. fredsanford

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    Or the bonuses are PR diversions from the layoffs to follow as they have been in every case after passing of the Tax Scam.
     
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  9. rivergator

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    Huh? I'd really be curious how you came up with 33 on this list being in the Northeast. I count 11.
     
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  10. danmann65

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    I saw it in a graphic that had that. I will find it and post it. I suspect the graphic included the midwest in the Notheast.
     
  11. rivergator

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    or you could just look at the list and count. i mean, no offense.

    Edit - OK, I see that you added the Midwest in there. Maybe half are in the Northeast and Midwest. Would that put the other half in the South and the West?
     
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  12. grumpygator77

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    Kind of like when my friend comes back from Vegas. He puts the money he bets in one pocket ($1000) and the money he wins in the other. When he runs out of money to bet, he checks his other pocket and finds he has $50 and then proudly proclaims he won 50 bucks.
     
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  13. danmann65

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    Well if we were looking at the nation geographically not by population. The North East and midwest would both be in the North East quadrant. So 1/4th of the country. The graph I orinally saw I cant find any more thats my bad.
     
  14. gator_lawyer

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    Wal-Mart is more bad than good.
     
  15. Tasselhoff

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    Why?
     
  16. gator_lawyer

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    While it employs a lot of people and offers low prices (the good), it has killed off smaller businesses, does not pay good wages or offer decent benefits, treats its workers poorly, and uses its power to screw over the communities it ends up in.

    Due to its low wages and poor benefits, the taxpayers have to subsidize its workers, and its economies of scale mean that its killing of small businesses results in less Americans employed than there otherwise would be.

    I think it's pretty silly that Amnerican taxpayers have to pay Wal-Mart employees because Wal-Mart is too cheap to do so.
     
  17. philobeddoe

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    I do not like Walmart stores ...... but there price on 32oz Marine Stabil is best I've found, so I suffer on occasion.
     
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  19. rivergator

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    It's got good and bad. It certainly has killed a lot of mom and pop stores, but the reality is that if Walmart hadn't, something else would have. It's the nature of things.
    Since we do have Walmart and it employs a couple million people, it'd be good if wages were raised a little to make their lives easier.
    Personally, I'll stop in a Walmart from time to time, and end up regretting it almost every time after it takes me 10 minutes to find what I want and 30 minutes to check out.
     
  20. fastsix

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    Probably more that Costco is a Seattle company, and there are a half dozen or so in the area, so Sam's isn't going to get the same attention as it might in other parts of the country. I've been to Sam's a few times, Costco is better, at least on what it sells - not sure on price. Costco also treats their employees better.