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Old 07-12-2013, 08:01 PM   #106
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Hey, I went to Sherando. Wasn't there a 24 hour Wal-Mart in the area way back in the 90s? Maybe it was in Funchester...
The Super Center in Winchester, now referred to as the "old walmart" by locals, , has been there since about 1995 or 1996 I believe. It replaced the regular Wal-Mart that is now located where Kohl's store is, if you remember the area.

There is one 5 minutes away that is nearby Winchester Medical Center, 20 minutes away down I-81 in Front Royal, and then the one in Stephens City, which, in a 15-20 mile radius amounts to 4 stores..
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Old 07-12-2013, 08:21 PM   #107
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Walmart Pays Workers Poorly And Sinks While Costco Pays Workers Well And Sails-Proof That You Get What You Pay For - Forbes

Walmart Pays Workers Poorly And Sinks While Costco Pays Workers Well And Sails-Proof That You Get What You Pay For




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Costco’s most recent quarterly earnings report reveals a fairly healthy eight percent rate of growth in year-on-year sales—including a five percent rise in same store sales. What’s more, with membership fees rising from $459 million in the same quarter last year to $528 million this year, it’s pretty clear that a significant number of customers are moving over to the retailer to do their discount shopping.
Meanwhile, Costco’s primary competitor, Walmart, saw an anemic 1.2 percent rise in sales, while other competitors such as J.C. Penny and Target TGT -0.01% experienced even greater disasters in their sales results.

In an identical economy, how do we explain Costco’s growth vis-à-vis the failures over at Walmart?
Here’s a crazy thought—might it have something to do with the fact that Costco pays nearly all of its employees a decent living (well in excess of the minimum wage) while Wal-Mart continues to pay its workers as if their employees don’t actually need to eat more than once a week, live in an enclosed space and, on occasion, take their kids to see a doctor?
And just in case the occasional Walmart employee finds a way to squeak by, the company has sought to put an end to that by cutting their employment roster by 1.4 percent, even as they increased their store count by thirteen percent.
The result?
Walmart service now pretty much sucks—and customers don’t like it.
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:20 AM   #108
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Wal-Mart says it will pull out of D.C. plans should city mandate ‘living wage’ - The Washington Post

DC gives walmart the finger if they don't agree to pay people more money. Like Walmart, they want to pay as little as possible and let the government supplement the extra money via food stamps/welfare. We then turn around and tell these bums (who have jobs) to go get a job. MURICA!!!
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Old 07-15-2013, 10:35 AM   #109
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Exactly.

Plus, with the new Healthcare laws, MOST business of any level are being forced to cut people down to part-time so they're not penalized by the IRS. You can't blame Walmart or any business for trying to survive in the face of tyrannical regulations being forced upon them like this.
Tyranny. This is what tyranny looks like people.

PolitiFact | Bernie Sanders says Walmart heirs own more wealth than bottom 40 percent of Americans

When the Walmart heirs own more wealth than the bottom 40% of America, I don't think you can classify anything regulated against them as tyranny. My mind is boggled by the mere thought of such statement.



Here we have John Schnatter, who originally balked at Obamacare, and claimed it would rise prices of pizza from 11 to 14 cents. This was later debunked and found that the real cost would be about 4 cents per pizza. They also found that the promotional 2 million pizza giveaway would alone cover the costs for healthcare. He got so much heat and public backlash that he reversed his stance(publicly anyway)

Papa John's Obamacare Stance Costs Company Its Reputation: Study.

Papa John's Schnatter Says He Will Honor Obamacare And Give Health Insurance To All Employees - Forbes


Meanwhile, John Schnatter lives in a mansion such as this.




God damn tyrannical communist bastards!!
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Two dozen countries with a higher minimum wage than America’s | The Exchange - Yahoo Finance

my only question regarding this clearly biased article is "what about the other 160+ countries?"
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Old 03-03-2014, 04:39 PM   #111
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Two dozen countries with a higher minimum wage than America’s | The Exchange - Yahoo Finance

my only question regarding this clearly biased article is "what about the other 160+ countries?"
This is a great article. Well written.

I think maybe we as a whole (nation), need to look at everything real close and start to maybe reconsider this notion that America is the best at everything. Don't get me wrong, i love this nation as i hope most citizens do, it's just, without ever having lived anywhere else (outside of USA), i cannot say 100% for sure that this is the best place. I'd like to imagine that there are countries out there that are getting by just fine (Canada comes to mind), where the people have a good quality of life, good jobs, etc....
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Old 03-03-2014, 05:05 PM   #112
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And i also want to add that i know we have / enjoy great freedoms here, not taking that for granted for a minute...

But i'm looking at other problems - behind on education, our obesity epidemic, the healthcare problem, the list just seems to go on and on....
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We're definitely not the best at everything.
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There's an economic reason our minimum wage is so low. We keep importing cheap labor. A hallmark of most of the countries with the higher minimum wage is that they have tighter immigration laws. When we allow cheaper labor into our country then we increase supply. Anytime supply goes up...prices go down. Most of the places with the higher minimum wage could naturally support a similar wage without governmental intervention. We can't have it both ways...we can't just raise minimum wage when we have a plethora of labor who happily would work for less. This isn't meant as an anti-immigration pitch more than simply stating the primary reason for low wages,
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The proper thread title etiquette for this would have been "F...Walmart"

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