I worked for Comcast in 2006-2007. I would still be there if the schedules didn't change every 3-4 months because I needed day shift with having Jace. According to Google, they made around 55billion in 2011. In this article Why 1.2 Million People Want to Work for Comcast, 126,000 people work for them around the world. They pay well, and I could earn commission on top of my regular pay. The benefits were outstanding and overall the environment was fun and positive.
Bonita, ask yourself how certain companies make the 'Best Places to Work List' and why Walmart does not. I believe Wegmans was number 1 or 2 last year. My mom, as nosey as she is, asked a cashier how much she made and starting out she was making $10. As a cashier.
Walmart CHOOSES to be selfish and sneaky and mean.
I am not saying Wal-Mart is the most wonderful place on earth. It is not. I do not however, think it is right to single them out because they have a lot of money. It is the over all attitude that life has to be fair. If someone has a lot of money, take it from them and give it to the poor. That is what I disagree with.
Not every job is meant to pay and support a family. Not every job is meant to last a lifetime. It is not Walmart (or any other lower paying company...and there are plenty) to be forced to increase wages in this manner.
If all jobs go to a living wage, then where is the starting point for people entering the marketplace?
If you aren't making enough, get a second job (I have before) and work your butt off to improve your situation. If you find a great paying job as a cashier with another company, give your notice to walmart and be thankful for the experience they gave you that probably got you that job. Even the worst paying companies usually offier incentives, training and such to move up with them.
As for server jobs and the $2 and hour. No they don't have to raise the rates. Serving is a sales position predicated on commission (tips). You provide great service, sell well and you will typically make good money. I waited tables for 7+ years and it is a good/honest living. If I lost my job I would immediately go back to doing that to provide income for my family till I found another position.
I think if you are going to be significantly responsible for the loss of so many good living wage jobs...and going to replace them, to the point where your company employs 1% of our workers, you need to be better than that. Saying "Hey its not my responsiblity" is douchy.
Last edited by KimPossible; 11-20-2013 at 12:55 PM.