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  •  The study says that Wal-Mart was about on par (1+ / 0-)
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    with the other similar retailers -- Target and K-Mart -- that it studied.

    I use the past tense because the study was based on 2004 data.

    The question I always have about a place like Wal-Mart (or others) is why they assume that people are interchangeable, and forget all about "you get what you pay for" when it comes to hiring?

    I think about places like Trader Joe's, Aldi, and Costco, all of which are low cost retailers and all of which pay their people very well by retail standards.

    If you pay crap, you aren't going to get the best and most motivated workers.  After all, why invest much of yourself in a job when it's no better than anything else you can get?

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    by dinotrac on Wed Nov 21, 2012 at 01:31:15 PM PST

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