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Walmart Holding Canned Food Drive For Its Own Underpaid Employees
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[QUOTE]Originally posted by NR: [QB] [QUOTE]Originally posted by buckstalker: [qb] [QUOTE]Originally posted by NR: [qb] "But the need for a food drive illustrates how difficult it is for Walmart workers to get by on its notoriously low pay." Maybe said employees are going through "extreme hardships" because they made poor financial decisions and maxed their credit cards... Maybe said employees are going through "extreme hardships" because they have a family member who suddenly became sick or had a child with medical complications and are struggling to pay the medical bills... Anyone can go through "extreme hardships", regardless of how much they earn and for any number of reasons, all it takes is a few poorly timed, poorly executed financial decisions or even just a run of bad luck. What's the old expression? "When it rains, it pours"? I disagree with the premise of this article, which seems to suggest that the employees need help via canned food drives, simply because Walmart pays their employees so little. [/qb][/QUOTE]This is a fact NR...NOT a premise Walmart employees DO need help via canned food drives simply because Walmart pays their employees so little... To state otherwise illustrates just how "out of touch" you are! [/qb][/QUOTE]Gimmie a break... I've worked selling shoes at JCPenney for 5.15/hr and faced "hardships", and I've also done survey work for a major engineering firm where I earned close to 22/hr and faced "hardships" as well. Many times in my life, I've had years where I had to go without, or had suck up my pride and temporarily rely on the help of others to get me through a tough spot, regardless of how much I earned per hour. So, I say again, just because ONE Walmart had a canned food drive for it's own employees, doesn't mean all Walmart employees face economic hardships simply because Walmart "pays so little". The difference between me and the people crying they now want 20/hr for doing the same thing they agreed to do when then signed up to be an employee at Walmart for minimum wage? Instead of going outside and holding a sign refusing to work unless JCPenney paid me more, I got off my ass, got a new job as a "rodman/mule" on a survey crew, and earned my way from 7/hr to 22/hr. <u>No "Demands", No schooling, just sweat, blood, brains and tears.</u> So, don't tell me I'm out of touch because I'm not. I understand that in this life, things are not handed to you, and you have to earn what you want, and that takes more than holding a stupid sign with a bunch of demands on it, which is more than I can say for most these days. [/QB][/QUOTE]
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