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And the pussification of America continues.


Please explain what you mean






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RogerTheShrubber
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I'm not excited. It was a very interesting doc. I just wanted to see what peoples reaction here would be



Like any propaganda piece, it takes a little truth and stretches the hell out of it.






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C
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I watched it (or one like it) a few years ago. Or I started to. I thought it was going to be an actual look at how they did their business but it quickly turned to pure bull shite anecdote sob story propaganda.





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Tiger Authority
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Please explain what you mean





Please explain what you mean. You started this thread and have offered nothing but being sensitive.






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Willie Stroker
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What specific practice most offended you?





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Patton
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The one part that really bothered me was how the health benefits they give their employees is shit, thus workers have to turn to government help.

The doc claimed that because so many of their workers are on government help they are costing the us tax payer 1,000,000,000 dollars.

I'm not taking this as the word of Christ. I wanted to take it here so all you could poke holes in it and tell me why it's bull shite which I'm open to hearing



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a documentary that may have had an agenda
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Teddy Ruxpin
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Here's a few:

If the health benefits are better at other companies that these employees could go to, then they would. Either those companies don't exist, or they are just as evil for not providing benefits that would convince them to switch jobs.

Or if this figure were true, why should the one large company be considered "evil" when there are maybe hundreds of smaller companies doing the same thing and costing the taxpayer the same amount of money? Are they all evil little companies or do we just ignore them too?

Guy below me took the easiest route as well. You can have 8 people earning a total of 80 dollars an hour or 1 person earning 80 dollars an hour. What do you prefer?

ETA: Let me add that the above is just an exercise in taking what is spoonfed to you via a documentary and thinking about what is said and flipping it around. You should be doing this with anything you read or listen to you instead of just accepting it. You could probably think of better questions than the above.



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Brosef Stalin
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The doc claimed that because so many of their workers are on government help they are costing the us tax payer 1,000,000,000 dollars.

How much would they be costing the taxpayer if they were unemployed?






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Robin Masters
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quote: And the pussification of America continues.


You're on here crying about Walmart being evil and asking someone to defend them. They are the worlds largest retailer they don't need defending. Their success is self evident as perhaps you have noticed one or two of their locations as you traverse the worldwide landscape. Keep in mind nobody is forced to go into a Walmart and yet millions do, worldwide, everyday. Pretty remarkable feat to me but since you can't achieve anything like that its easier to call them evil.






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Waffle House
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The doc claimed that because so many of their workers are on government help they are costing the us tax payer 1,000,000,000 dollars.


Is that net of all the money their employees and stores pay in taxes or a gross amount?







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wm72
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so many of their workers are on government help




It's believable that their crap benefits probably cost tax payers a ton with the company making the profit off their workforce being supplemented by government aid.







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C
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The one part that really bothered me was how the health benefits they give their employees is shit, thus workers have to turn to government help.


I'm sure the documentary did a like comparison of other retailers and low wage jobs in the cities they operate... oh they didn't? well I'm sure they forgot. Surely there are better paying jobs and benefits out there for the people working at walmart otherwise walmart wouldn't have hundreds of people applying at any new store opening or have an industry leading low turnover rate...






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RogerTheShrubber
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The doc claimed that because so many of their workers are on government help they are costing the us tax payer 1,000,000,000 dollars.


So you are saying if they weren't employed by Walmart, they wouldn't be on gubment assistance?






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Robin Masters
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The doc claimed that because so many of their workers are on government help they are costing the us tax payer 1,000,000,000 dollars

No they are on govt help because they are unskilled. Walmart at least keeps them occupied for 9 hours a day that they would be otherwise breeding and or doing drugs.
They aren't PhDs . Maybe if they want hc they get another job or go back to school. Maybe if it wast handed to them they might value it to the point they actually go and earn it.
Alas, the pussification of America continues.






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Bandit30
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You are among sheep. Please educate yourself





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CherryGarciaMan
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Wal Mart killed the small shops/stores in America.

Their biz model is aggressive and takes-no-prisoners.

They provide an increasingly consumerist society cheaper prices than their competition, garnering a larger percentage of the pie.

Wal Mart is/was based on Christian foundations and would not sell "X-Rated" music, so labels would censor their CDs just to get them in the store.

Wal Mart does not negotiate with producers, and to make a deal-you fly to Bentonville-they don't fly to you.

Last fun fact, Wal Mart invented bar codes in order to facilitate logistical ease.






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Patton
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I believe that's how much the US is giving all the Walmart employees for benefits instead of Walmart providing it

Evil was a poor choice of words in OP. I didn't come over here to cry bitch and moan about the evils of capitalism, I don't think there are any. I just wanted to hear the counter point to this side






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Tiger Authority
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If you are a warm body, you can get a job at Wal-Mart. That's all it takes. And we're wondering why their benefits aren't competing with top companies that require more than a body to work at? Really?


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RogerTheShrubber
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Wal Mart killed the small shops/stores in America.


Weird, there are small shops open all across the USA. Online retailers will do way more damage than Walmart alone



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