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Author: TerryMcK Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 134923  
Subject: Re: Walmart pay plan--2013 Date: 11/18/2012 1:20 PM
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Now let's see the Huffington post go after all retailers. Right now it's fashionable (at least by the Left) to go after Wal Mart, becuase that would be a major coup to get it unionized. Thus there are many who want to jump on that bandwagon.

However, let's look at what that post complains about. The woman in question would probably have the same problem if she got a 25% raise. When you start out with a low salary (probably below the poverty rate), chance are that's where you will stay, even with moderate raises. The raises cited in the article (e.g. $.40 on $8.00) represent a 5% increase. Lots of folks would like a 5% increase per year. Also, a smaple of 31 people in a company of 1.4 million doesn't even make the radar screen.

Then lets look at some of the competition in retail and comparable average salaries.

WalMart - $8.82
Target - $8.29
J. C. Penney - $8.31
Gap - $8.61
Victoria's Secret - $8.20
Starbucks $8.78
Best Buy - 8.74
Home Depot - $9.00+
Macy's - $8.60

If the unions weren't continually trying to get into Wal Mart, we wouldn't be seeing these bleeding heart stories.

I sympathize with folks trying to make ends meet on low salaries, but this is not a Wal Mart unique situation.
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