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    What do they do in the meantime Gloria? I mean, I have some retail experience but if I lost my job today I may not find one right away that pays what it pays. What if I was a single mom? How the heck do I support my 2 kids with the bare minimum? I'm 33, not a young kid and I have a college education but basically we would have to take assistance if I took a retail job at Wal Mart. That's gross.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    What do they do in the meantime Gloria? I mean, I have some retail experience but if I lost my job today I may not find one right away that pays what it pays. What if I was a single mom? How the heck do I support my 2 kids with the bare minimum? I'm 33, not a young kid and I have a college education but basically we would have to take assistance if I took a retail job at Wal Mart. That's gross.
    How is that Walmart's fault? They are paying the standard wages for an entry level job, not based on what your circumstances are. How are they any different than Target or Sears or Kmart or any store in the mall that are paying the same wages for an entry level position? The reason they pay entry level wages for those jobs is it is an easy job that almost anyone can do. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to do a cashier job.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    How is that Walmart's fault? They are paying the standard wages for an entry level job, not based on what your circumstances are. How are they any different than Target or Sears or Kmart or any store in the mall that are paying the same wages for an entry level position? The reason they pay entry level wages for those jobs is it is an easy job that almost anyone can do. It doesn't take a rocket scientist to do a cashier job.
    It is not any different. People have a problem with some having more than others. The only difference between Wal-Mart and any of those places is that they are more successful. It very much is a spread the wealth, everyone should have the same, and even communist philosophy.

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    No, it's not "everyone gets the same" Bonita. It's..."everyone should get to eat with their own paychecks."
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    No, it's not "everyone gets the same" Bonita. It's..."everyone should get to eat with their own paychecks."
    No one should expect to support a family on an entry level job. An entry level job at Walmart or anywhere else will support a single person. I know it will because I have done it and my son is doing it right now. If you can't make it on one part time job than get 2 part time jobs. I have done that too. Because that is the nature of retail... they only hire part time workers. It has been the same for over 30 years this is nothing new and didn't start with Walmart. It was exactly the same when I worked retail in college at Sears and for a Home Improvement store 30 years ago.
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    Really? All retail is part time? I will argue that. While I was part time, many of my co workers were full time. I know people in retail now that work full time. As full time workers, they shouldn't expect to support themselves and any family they may have.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jessica80 View Post
    Really? All retail is part time? I will argue that. While I was part time, many of my co workers were full time. I know people in retail now that work full time. As full time workers, they shouldn't expect to support themselves and any family they may have.
    It must be different in your area then because I don't know of any retail places here that hire full time workers unless it is for the back office or something like that. It has been the same way for the past 30 years since I worked in retail.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I supported myself. My parents didn't have the money to send me to school and I did it all on my own with student loans and working. I worked cashier jobs at a few different places that is how I know that other retail places are no different than Walmart in how they work people part time and do their scheduling, and the pay. I worked at Sears during my college years and started out at $4.10 an hour. And I didn't mean lazy as in standing there working all day, Imeant lazy in not attempting to see what other positions are open in the company and applying to work in other departments and learning how to advance yourself. When I worked at Sears I started out as a cashier in the catalog department, but even though I was just a part time college student I learned how to do my job well and then started applying for other positions in the company to get pay increases. Eventually I moved up into a main cashier position with much more responsibility and then into the back room where they did all the bank work depositing checks, balancing all the cashier drawers, etc. At any company if you are responsible and do your job well you will have the opportunity to advance if you want to.
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    A grocery store would have a lot less chances for advancement than Walmart since they don't really have many other positions. I can't imagine working at that kind of job for 10 years without even wanting to find something better. I'm sure maybe there are people who just want to do a menial job for their whole life, but most people would want to move on to something else besides an entry level job after 10 years.
    So it's lazy to be a cashier for 10 years at Walmart because you could try to advance yourself, but it's not lazy if there is no advancement?

    At some point in everyone's career they reach a point where they either can't go higher or don't want to. Almost 100% of walmart workers will never be CEO. Is it lazy if they don't all at least try to move all the way up? Is being a store manager "good enough" or are they lazy for not wanting to be regional manager?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    It must be different in your area then because I don't know of any retail places here that hire full time workers unless it is for the back office or something like that. It has been the same way for the past 30 years since I worked in retail.
    I do believe that Walmart has full time employees for low entry positions.

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    And we're back to "people should not expect to actually be able to live off of their wages from their full time job." Okay fine. Then you shouldnt expect them to either. Dont complain about your taxes going towards their government assistance.
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