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  •  But Walmart can't have it both ways. Even if they (2+ / 0-)
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    tardis10, rhauenstein

    claim the protests had no effect and that this was their best black Friday ever, why are they refusing to reward the people who played the biggest part in that success -- their workers?

    •  That's an indictment of Wal-Mart's employee (3+ / 0-)
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      Sparhawk, VClib, Joe Bob

      practices generally, which is fine -- they are subject to lots of that, especially at sites like this.  

      But it's not an inconsistency on Wal-Mart's part.  Wal-Mart has never, as far as I know, based its compensation of employees on its sales success (unless you are talking about employees working on commission, in which case they would benefit some from those increased sales).  

      Wal-Mart has had a pretty consistent employee policy.  That's not to say it's GOOD -- it's just consistent:  its goal has always been to keep its costs (including employee compensation) as low as possible so that it could sell things as cheaply as possible, undercutting competition.  That has always been its business model.  

    •  Miggles - no employer would ever increase (0+ / 0-)

      compensation based on a single day's results. People who work on commission make more on days with high sales, but that's the compensation system working, not changing.

      "let's talk about that"

      by VClib on Mon Nov 26, 2012 at 09:34:56 AM PST

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