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  •  That's an indictment of Wal-Mart's employee (3+ / 0-)
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    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.  

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