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Hey Walmart – If DC doesn't want you, we'll take you!
  • John Fontain July 11, 2013 - 1:28 pm #79660 Reply

    To all those responding to Novasteve, can I please beg of you to stop replying to his nonsense here in this topic.  I’d like to have a serious discussion on the merits or demerits of having a Walmart here in Arlington.  The only way this will happen is if you stop responding to him or pick up your arguments in one of the many other polluted threads.  Pretty please?

    John Fontain July 11, 2013 - 1:32 pm #79661 Reply

    To those interested in timely data on employee wage rates at Walmart, an article from yesterday on Huffpost has this info:

    “full-time store workers [at Walmart] now earn $12.78 per hour on average”

    “With exceptions like Costco, wages are generally low throughout the retail industry, be it at Walmart, Target or mom-and-pop stores. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, retail sales workers earned on average around $11.35 an hour last year, with cashiers at $9.81.”

    Captain_Obvious July 11, 2013 - 1:34 pm #79662 Reply

    Typical narcissistic speak.  How on earth could I possibly find out you use all those usernames?  Its easy to google “novasteve”, which someone else here did when they found you on the other messageboard.  But there’s no way I could ever know about any of those other usernames…same goes for anyone else here.  So, only conclusion is that it was you.  Keep blaming me and making it all about yourself.

    Point is, follow through on your vanishing act, please.

    Have a magnificent day spewing hate.

    sorry fontain, i’m done.  (you know its a lost cause, right?)

    novasteve July 11, 2013 - 1:36 pm #79664 Reply

    CO keep on stalking, you obsesesed freak. Then go threaten people. You are really good at that.

    Captain_Obvious July 11, 2013 - 1:39 pm #79665 Reply

    yea, i didnt threaten you.  keep making stuff up, you narcissistic freak.

    really done now.

    Dezlboy July 11, 2013 - 1:41 pm #79666 Reply

    @NS wrote, “Nobody is required to tip, dezl”

    True, and that is why the restaurant owner must supplement the server’s wages to ensure a minimum wage. And, the server is not capped at that wage because they can make more money via tips.  On the other hand, Walmart caps their employees (even long term) at relatively low wages.

    @NS wrote, ” Why aren’t you outraged over the low wages to restaurant employees? Because you go to restaurants but don’t shop at walmart.”

    No, because I reconize that servers are guaranteed a min wage, but reconizing that they also depend on tips, I usually tip very well.

    Question to NS: Are their any workers in the US that you feel might be underpaid for their services?

    Dezlboy July 11, 2013 - 1:46 pm #79669 Reply

    @John Fountain wrote, ““full-time store workers [at Walmart] now earn $12.78 per hour on average”

    I dug just a bit deeper into another HuffPost article that claimed the $12.78/hr figure is misleading because of several factors. A large portion of Walmart workers are part-time (Walmart won’t disclose numbers), and earn much less.  Also, that average includes long-term workers who have been given raises over the years. 

    I;ll try the google for a good comparison of Walmart vs. Costco as those are similar stores, similar prices, and often mentioned as the “bad guy” vs the “good guy.”

     

    novasteve July 11, 2013 - 1:49 pm #79672 Reply

    Show me that a restaurant owner must supplement wages if their tips are low. You may tip very well but NOBODY is required to tip.

     

    Everyone feels underpaid. It’s not hte role of the government to determine how much people are paid.  And if you think it is, where does this government role in private transactions/lives end? Does the government then say “well, since i got you that paycheck, now I get to tell you what I think youshould eat”

     

    You big government types LOVE the government running people’s lives unless it is about abortion or gay sex. The only two sacred things for liberals.

     

    Keep your laws out of my bedroom, but I’ll ignore that you won’t allow me to use a 100 watt bulb in my bedroom and you tell me what temp to set the thermostat in my bedroom.

    Sunshine July 11, 2013 - 1:49 pm #79673 Reply

    “wages are generally low throughout the retail industry”

    This is true. I worked several retail jobs while I was in college. I never worked so hard for so little money.

    Dezlboy July 11, 2013 - 2:00 pm #79676 Reply

    @NS wrote, “Show me that a restaurant owner must supplement wages if their tips are low. ”

    Per my previous reply number 79560, the answer: Every restaurant in the State of Virginia must supplement their wages if the server’s tips are too low.  If the amount of their wages plus tips does not equal at least $7.25 per hour. The minimum wage before tips is $2.13 per hours. If tips do not make up the difference, the restaurant owner must.   This is the law.

    novasteve July 11, 2013 - 2:03 pm #79678 Reply

    Then perhaps start a tip system at walmart? All the self righteous walmart haters can provide tips to supplement their income. Oh wait, you expect others to do it. I keep on forgetting. You are always so generous with other people’s money. How coudl I have forgotten?

    esmith69 July 11, 2013 - 2:16 pm #79684 Reply

    NS:  when did the government ever tell people what temperature they’re allowed to set their thermostat to??

    John Fontain July 11, 2013 - 2:21 pm #79685 Reply

    dezlboy said: “another HuffPost article that claimed the $12.78/hr figure is misleading because of several factors. A large portion of Walmart workers are part-time (Walmart won’t disclose numbers), and earn much less.  Also, that average includes long-term workers who have been given raises over the years.”

    Wouldn’t those same factors also be applicable at other retailers whose wages are reflected in the BLS statistics?

    novasteve July 11, 2013 - 2:24 pm #79686 Reply

    It’s something liberals wish they could do and are trying to get the power to do it. I bet in places in SF and Seattle they will outlaw airconditioning all together. They will say “it doesn’t get hot here, thus you don’t need it. Comply” So what if it doesn’t get hot? Its my right. I assure you they will do this, but they of course, becuse they only care about it it makes them feel, don’t realize that it uses more energy to heat than to cool.

     

    http://www.nytimes.com/2008/01/11/us/11control.html?_r=0

    jackson July 11, 2013 - 2:27 pm #79688 Reply

    Got anything that’s not half a decade old?

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