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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    Is that whats this is about? I had no idea..seeing as no one has stated that nor is this debate about that.
    It is about the judgement that some people that cast at Walmart and the people that shop there.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    It is about the judgement that some people that cast at Walmart and the people that shop there.
    I don't think thats what this debate was about at all. I think it was about the food drive for walmart employees and what it says about how much they are paid.

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    Quote Originally Posted by KimPossible View Post
    I don't think thats what this debate was about at all. I think it was about the food drive for walmart employees and what it says about how much they are paid.
    The impression that I got was that they are a horrible awful company for not paying at least $25,000 a year per employee. My point is that many, many companies do not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AlyssaEimers View Post
    The impression that I got was that they are a horrible awful company for not paying at least $25,000 a year per employee. My point is that many, many companies do not.
    Bonita, you are all over the place, these last few back and forth posts were about this statement you made:

    Other people who do shop at Walmart are not the scum of the earth either though which is how some people come across.

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    I'm just wondering if Walmart paid their cashiers $12 an hour why would anyone bother trying to go to college and get a better job or try to learn a skill? In this area to get a job that pays $12 an hour you need to have at least some kind of experience or skill, an entry level person isn't paid that much. Why would anyone try to do a harder job if they could get paid just as much for something like a cashier that doesn't take as much skill?
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I'm just wondering if Walmart paid their cashiers $12 an hour why would anyone bother trying to go to college and get a better job or try to learn a skill?

    ummm, because you can make a lot more?

    I think it would be totally stressful trying to raise my family on 12 dollars an hour. I'm glad I had an opportunity for something better.

    Plus lets remember, while they are a large employer, they can't employ everyone. going to college gives you more options than just being a cashier at walmart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by elleon17 View Post
    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.
    Actually, no serving is not considered a "commision-based" position. If at any point there is a shortfall, the employer has to pick up the difference. IOW, servers have to paid minimum wage whether it comes from their employer or their customers. For example, let's say it's a slow night. One server worked for 2 hours but only made $6 in tips. $4 + $6 = $10. $10/2 hours = $5. The employer would have to pay the difference (somewhere around $4 in my example.) Not saying it usually happens just what is supposed to happen if it does.

    It's irrelevant in CA; servers have to be paid at least minimum wage; tips are on top of that.

    There's no shame in working at Walmart.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I'm just wondering if Walmart paid their cashiers $12 an hour why would anyone bother trying to go to college and get a better job or try to learn a skill? In this area to get a job that pays $12 an hour you need to have at least some kind of experience or skill, an entry level person isn't paid that much. Why would anyone try to do a harder job if they could get paid just as much for something like a cashier that doesn't take as much skill?
    Because things worked out so well in Detroit.

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    Bonita, who said anything about Walmart shoppers being scummy? Perhaps you meant to say another thought? Freudian slip?
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    Quote Originally Posted by mommytoMR.FACE View Post
    Bonita, who said anything about Walmart shoppers being scummy? Perhaps you meant to say another thought? Freudian slip?
    I am stepping away from this. I know what I mean, but I do not know how to say it in a non insulting way. You shop where you want to, and I will shop where I want to, and we will all be good.

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