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#1    acidhead

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:30 AM

Walmart to Hire 100,000 Veterans

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Jan. 16, 2013

Walmart said Tuesday that, over the next five years, it will hire every veteran who honorably left the military in the last year.

More than 100,000 people are expected to find work through the program, making it one of the largest hiring commitments for veterans on record, the nation's largest retailer said.
In recent years, finding any work, let alone good jobs, has been a struggle for veterans. The unemployment rate for veterans serving in recent wars has fallen some, but remained at a doggedly high 10.8% in December. That's still well above the 7.5% rate for nonveterans.

"Too many of those who fought for us abroad now find themselves fighting for jobs at home," Bill Simon, president and CEO of Wal-Mart U.S. said in a speech Tuesday.


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Not surprised in the least about this announcement.  The globalists initiates the violence and starts the wars.  It's only fitting that they offer employment to those suckered.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:36 AM

And all the normall people trying to find jobs? This is not fair - Yes im sure they did a great deal for there country when in the Army - BUT THAT WAS THERE JOB!! You join the Army your job is to do what the man at the top wants..... why does that make your more special than the others?

Good on schemes like this, but lets no discriminate.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:43 AM

I think its great they will hire veterans but I wonder if they are going to fire those workers that dared to strike or complain about working conditions and replace them with veterans.

Edited by Hilander, 17 January 2013 - 01:46 AM.


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Posted 17 January 2013 - 01:50 AM

View PostHilander, on 17 January 2013 - 01:43 AM, said:

I think its great they will hire veterans but I wonder if they are going to fire those workers that dared to strike or complain about working conditions and replace them with veterans.

It's possible that the majority of those 100 000 jobs will be over seas - in China!.... lol.... just kidding.

You raise a good point.... Is Wal Mart about to announce building a 100 new stores across america?  Or are they planning on firing existing work force and replacing them with those who served the globalists wars and occupations?

This is getting so messed.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:00 AM

View PostThe Id3al Experience, on 17 January 2013 - 01:36 AM, said:

And all the normall people trying to find jobs? This is not fair - Yes im sure they did a great deal for there country when in the Army - BUT THAT WAS THERE JOB!! You join the Army your job is to do what the man at the top wants..... why does that make your more special than the others?

Good on schemes like this, but lets no discriminate.
Many, if not most of these vets will bring a level of discipline and knowledge to their job that is lacking from a civilian labor force.  Like it or not, military training is some of the best around.  I think it is an excellent idea and I applaud Walmart for it.  I just wish they would pay a living wage to everyone they employ.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:05 AM

View Postand then, on 17 January 2013 - 02:00 AM, said:

Many, if not most of these vets will bring a level of discipline and knowledge to their job that is lacking from a civilian labor force.  Like it or not, military training is some of the best around.  I think it is an excellent idea and I applaud Walmart for it.  I just wish they would pay a living wage to everyone they employ.

Its walmart - How much knowledge would they bring?

Jokes aside. I see what your saying - But I still beleive there shouldnt be discrimination.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:11 AM

View Postand then, on 17 January 2013 - 02:00 AM, said:

Many, if not most of these vets will bring a level of discipline and knowledge to their job that is lacking from a civilian labor force.  Like it or not, military training is some of the best around.  I think it is an excellent idea and I applaud Walmart for it.  I just wish they would pay a living wage to everyone they employ.

What are these vets going to do?  Yell at the workers when they don't get their own way?  Perhaps that is how it works in the military and gets results because the chain of command is respected or else you're out.  But in the real world of economics the best results come from offering incentives to individuals.  This is why the private sector is always the engine of any free market economy.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:17 AM

View Postacidhead, on 17 January 2013 - 01:50 AM, said:

It's possible that the majority of those 100 000 jobs will be over seas - in China!.... lol.... just kidding.

That made me chuckle  lol

Anyway..Who knows?  I would like to think they wouldn't drop so many of their workers to do this, it wouldn't be right..But the idea of giving all those vets a chance to work is really nice...

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:27 AM

View Postand then, on 17 January 2013 - 02:00 AM, said:

Many, if not most of these vets will bring a level of discipline and knowledge to their job that is lacking from a civilian labor force.  Like it or not, military training is some of the best around.  I think it is an excellent idea and I applaud Walmart for it.  I just wish they would pay a living wage to everyone they employ.
I applaud them too but.... But wishing they would isn't the same as wether they could. I had an extensive Walmart debate here around thanksgiving and all the math I could come up with suggests that if they would give every employee a raise the absolute most they could afford is possibly as high as $1 per hour per employee while still having working capital but also would cut profits and big wig pays significantly and be able to provide the prices and business model they do. I even found articles written by admitted leftists that came up with the same results. Here it is, see posts 48&49 or read the whole thread if you like...   http://www.unexplain...ic=238122&st=45

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Its walmart - How much knowledge would they bring?

Jokes aside. I see what your saying - But I still beleive there shouldnt be discrimination.
I'm not sure discrimination is the right word. We really don't know how they plan to do this. And about firing others to make room, maybe not. Walmart and SAMs club employ 2M worldwide. Anyone know what their employee turnover rate is? Fired/quit/new hires per year. Plus, did they say 100,000 this year or in time?
No, I didn't read the article but from what I'm gathering either no one else did or those facts aren't stated within.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:35 AM

Are they going to teach these veterans how to get food stamps and welfare like all their other employees? Just checking.

Walmart is a GREEDY Un-American company if you ask me. Costco manages to pay their employees extremely well, gives them great benefits and they still make huge profits hand over fist. So clearly, a successful, profitable and most importantly ETHICAL company can be run with great profits and great value for their customers and employees. Costco will ALWAYS get my business. Walmart.. NEVER. (oh, and Costco's CEO's salary is ony $250K a year)

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:41 AM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 17 January 2013 - 02:35 AM, said:

Are they going to teach these veterans how to get food stamps and welfare like all their other employees? Just checking.

Walmart is a GREEDY Un-American company if you ask me. Costco manages to pay their employees extremely well, gives them great benefits and they still make huge profits hand over fist. So clearly, a successful, profitable and most importantly ETHICAL company can be run with great profits and great value for their customers and employees. Costco will ALWAYS get my business. Walmart.. NEVER.
Costcos average demographic makes $75k per year. Walmarts average customer is $30-$35 or less. Costco is more expensive. Walmart exists to save people money. Seriously, click the forum link I posted above. It's not about what I say. There are several articles that I pasted the entire articles right in the page that explain why Walmart is the way it is and how they save consumers around $200B a year vs if everyone shopped at Costco or elsewhere.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:32 AM

not to mention you need membership in costco, not really same type of store as walmart

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 05:53 AM

I make well under $75K a year... You couldn't pay me to shop at Walmart. And frankly, when I'm price shopping... Walmart generally isn't that much less expensive to be honest! Sure, I can get a crappy towel at Walmart for $4, and it'll last me 4 washings before it starts to fall apart. Or, I can spend $15 on a better quality towel at Costco, and it'll last years. The Costco deal is the better money saving deal. If I need to buy something name brand like a TV or an iPod I can find those at other stores on special for a lot less than Walmart in a lot of cases (in fact, I did just buy a TV last month... the one I bought was $230 more at Walmart than what I spent at a small local AV store: I checked).

I shop around because I'm not wallowing in money. I've never found Walmart to be any kind of savings decent enough to actually give my money to them.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 11:00 AM

View PostMissMelsWell, on 17 January 2013 - 05:53 AM, said:

I make well under $75K a year... You couldn't pay me to shop at Walmart. And frankly, when I'm price shopping... Walmart generally isn't that much less expensive to be honest! Sure, I can get a crappy towel at Walmart for $4, and it'll last me 4 washings before it starts to fall apart. Or, I can spend $15 on a better quality towel at Costco, and it'll last years. The Costco deal is the better money saving deal. If I need to buy something name brand like a TV or an iPod I can find those at other stores on special for a lot less than Walmart in a lot of cases (in fact, I did just buy a TV last month... the one I bought was $230 more at Walmart than what I spent at a small local AV store: I checked).

I shop around because I'm not wallowing in money. I've never found Walmart to be any kind of savings decent enough to actually give my money to them.
It's the average demographic. You+everybody else/how ever many people that is=$75k
$15 towels also equals more money to pay employees more. $4 towels don't. You really can't compare the two stores. They're two different business models and one would cease to exist as it is if it mimicked the other.
Sounds to me like you just plain hate it. I never used to be a fan but I got one a minute away and when it comes to food they certainly are cheaper. Appliances not so much. Towels, ehh not always $4 but I'll jump on them if they are. They're just freaking towels and I really have bought quite a few there and they've all lasted years. Put it this way. I don't go there all the time but I don't go out of my way to avoid it. I bet you'd go there if the deal was right. Seems like you do enough price checking with Walmart. I don't bother checking prices of stores I know I'm not going to go to.

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Posted 17 January 2013 - 02:40 PM

I will price check stores I'm not going to... On the very slimmest chance there is a bargin there on something I've planned to buy that I cannot resist. Never found one of those those bargins at Walmart though. They just aren't that well priced for one. Sure I might find some of their loss leader junk I don't need to buy... but generally speaking I don't buy junk I don't need. I save up my money for better quality stuff I know won't fall apart inside a few months. Doing so is a cost savings.

Costco spent more to buy those significantly higher quality towels... Costco made a few extra bucks on them than Walmart did, but Costco chose to benefit and pay their employees well... do you think Walmart would take the extra and pay their employees better if they had high quality towels? No, they woudn't.

Walmart's marketing is ingenius... put a giant box of $4 towels on the floor with a big colorful sign that says "SPECIAL! $4 Save Save Save!" and you have hoards of people buying $4 towels because they're $4. At Costco you have a giant table of $15 high quality towels by a national brand, and you have people buying $15 towels because they need towels.

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