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"Around the time that the young Sam Walton opened his first stores, John Kennedy redeemed a presidential campaign promise by persuading Congress to extend the minimum wage to retail workers, who had until then not been covered by the law.

Congress granted an exclusion, however, to small businesses with annual sales beneath $1 million -- a figure that in 1965 it lowered to $250,000.Walton was furious. The mechanization of agriculture had finally reached the backwaters of the Ozark Plateau, where he was opening one store after another. The men and women who had formerly worked on small farms suddenly found themselves redundant, and he could scoop them up for a song, as little as 50 cents an hour. Now the goddamn federal government was telling him he had to pay his workers the $1.15 hourly minimum. Walton's response was to divide up his stores into individual companies whose revenues did not exceed the $250,000 threshold. Eventually, though, a federal court ruled that this was simply a scheme to avoid paying the minimum wage, and he was ordered to pay his workers the accumulated sums he owed them, plus a double-time penalty thrown in for good measure.

Wal-Mart cut the checks, but Walton also summoned the employees at a major cluster of his stores to a meeting. 'I'll fire anyone who cashes the check,' he told them."

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One Wally employee told me (recent Wally - not the Wally it was in the OP story):

1. They hire part-time, promise full-time in 3 months. When 3 mos. arrives, they amend their promise to 6 months, then at 6 they say "after a year" and then after a year they said, "We only give managers fulltime" ... and all the managers were imported fresh guys, not seasoned workers.

2. They insist on part time hours but then when your hours are finished and AFTER you clock out, they insist you stay and do this and that chore OFF the Clock.

3. They fudge the timecards to extra ERASE hours worked and even told this employee how to do it himself or else he'd be fired!

4. They advertise about all their benefits, nobody every gets those benefits though except managers.
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Only an american would work for a cheque that cant be cashed under threat of being fired...
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behind every great fortune is a great crime.
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One Wally employee told me (recent Wally - not the Wally it was in the OP story):

1. They hire part-time, promise full-time in 3 months. When 3 mos. arrives, they amend their promise to 6 months, then at 6 they say "after a year" and then after a year they said, "We only give managers fulltime" ... and all the managers were imported fresh guys, not seasoned workers.

2. They insist on part time hours but then when your hours are finished and AFTER you clock out, they insist you stay and do this and that chore OFF the Clock.

3. They fudge the timecards to extra ERASE hours worked and even told this employee how to do it himself or else he'd be fired!

4. They advertise about all their benefits, nobody every gets those benefits though except managers.
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I remember when a friend of mine got pregnant while working at Wal-Mart. Basically was all but called a disease or parasite instead of a new life. I try to do most of my shopping locally and avoid the place like the plague, but sometimes I have to go there due to circumstances beyond my control. Always amazes me how forced the smiles are, like they're literally slaves and told every day "You smile and be good and you might get 15 minutes for lunch today...if we don't need extra cashiers."

Sadly this sentiment has spread throughout the work force it seems.
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Okay. That's pretty powerful information.

I have gone to Walmart when nothing else is open if I am involved in a project and need some missing part. I'll try to be more organized in the future so I won't need to give them money, even if just a little bit.

What a money-grubber.
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I never shop there anymore I buy anything that I need that's not food online.I buy my food from a local grocery store.

Wal-Mart destroying American jobs since 1962
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I never shop there anymore I buy anything that I need that's not food online.I buy my food from a local grocery store.

Wal-Mart destroying American jobs since 1962
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You do realize buying online destroys jobs too?
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Sounds like jimmy johns. Them some bastards there no wonder their colors are black red and white gd Nazis. Pay you 5 percent of total sells. Take 20 sub's at 5 bucks a piece. Yea almost like they expect you to pay to work same for papa johns. Some greedy fucks, pay u minimum wage while in store but while your out delivering you get 4.15 or some dumb shit. Because employees have no rights. Employers can do what ever and then fire you for nothing. No wonder why people join unions. Fuck a Walmart. Sucks I've got to go in the morning fuck. Oh and then get fallowed around by some jack ass who thinks cause I got a beard loose clothes I'm going too steal something. Fuck a walmart .
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I never shop there anymore I buy anything that I need that's not food online.I buy my food from a local grocery store.

Wal-Mart destroying American jobs since 1962
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You do realize buying online destroys jobs too?
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You do realize somebody has to stock and package all the stuff they sale right?And those jobs pay more then what retail jobs pay.
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What a scumbag.
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And the nut doesn't fall far from the tree...the greedy Walton family. I would be ecstatic if they went out of business.
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I never shop there anymore I buy anything that I need that's not food online.I buy my food from a local grocery store.

Wal-Mart destroying American jobs since 1962
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You do realize buying online destroys jobs too?
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You do realize somebody has to stock and package all the stuff they sale right?And those jobs pay more then what retail jobs pay.
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You do realize, that is fewer people than have to work at a physical store? And they do not "pay more?" Look to Amazon jobs and reviews with working with Amazon. Worse than Wallyworld
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The symbol in the WallyWorld logo, *, always reminds me of Kurt Vonnegut's drawing of an asshole in Breakfast of Champions!

This logo always reminds me that I'd have to be an asshole to shop there!
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What a scumbag.
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And the nut doesn't fall far from the tree...the greedy Walton family. I would be ecstatic if they went out of business.
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Even if they did no walton would ever go homeless or hungry and some other corp would pick up workers for a song. Well until you can load your cart run it through a scanner and get it deducted from the cash source. All while chirpy little stock bots keep the shelves filled and or load up the cart for you . LOl then what will the humans do ??
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I remember when Walmart lost a law suit about encouraging workers to work off the clock. I was working in a grocery store and everyone had to learn to report store management if they tried to get you to work during lunch, breaks or after you clocked out for the day.
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Retail...has historically been the bottom rung of the US economic ladder. Mostly staffed with PT spouses looking for an extra income. It is not the kind of job you go to school for so you can send the kids to Harvard.

You anti WM crowd have to get real and learn about market forces, competition etc.

What's the point of being covetous of WM's success?
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One Wally employee told me (recent Wally - not the Wally it was in the OP story):

1. They hire part-time, promise full-time in 3 months. When 3 mos. arrives, they amend their promise to 6 months, then at 6 they say "after a year" and then after a year they said, "We only give managers fulltime" ... and all the managers were imported fresh guys, not seasoned workers.

2. They insist on part time hours but then when your hours are finished and AFTER you clock out, they insist you stay and do this and that chore OFF the Clock.

3. They fudge the timecards to extra ERASE hours worked and even told this employee how to do it himself or else he'd be fired!

4. They advertise about all their benefits, nobody every gets those benefits though except managers.
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There are labor boards and lawyers who would be more than happy to rectify that problem. People need to use them.
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[snip]

US Uncut

"Around the time that the young Sam Walton opened his first stores, John Kennedy redeemed a presidential campaign promise by persuading Congress to extend the minimum wage to retail workers, who had until then not been covered by the law.

Congress granted an exclusion, however, to small businesses with annual sales beneath $1 million -- a figure that in 1965 it lowered to $250,000.Walton was furious. The mechanization of agriculture had finally reached the backwaters of the Ozark Plateau, where he was opening one store after another. The men and women who had formerly worked on small farms suddenly found themselves redundant, and he could scoop them up for a song, as little as 50 cents an hour. Now the goddamn federal government was telling him he had to pay his workers the $1.15 hourly minimum. Walton's response was to divide up his stores into individual companies whose revenues did not exceed the $250,000 threshold. Eventually, though, a federal court ruled that this was simply a scheme to avoid paying the minimum wage, and he was ordered to pay his workers the accumulated sums he owed them, plus a double-time penalty thrown in for good measure.

Wal-Mart cut the checks, but Walton also summoned the employees at a major cluster of his stores to a meeting. 'I'll fire anyone who cashes the check,' he told them."

[end snip]

source: [link to prospect.org]
 Quoting: Citizenperth


So let me get this straight. Walton is opening store in underserved areas and puts together business plans for those stores based on a projected wage. People in those communities who ARE OUT OF WORK need jobs. Walton advertises jobs at a given rate. Applicants WHO WERE FORMERLY UNEMPLOYED apply for those jobs, knowing the rate. The applicants WHO WERE FORMERLY UNEMPLOYED then accept the job at the rate agreed and then the gov't. swoops in an more than doubles that rate retroactively. I don't blame Walton, I blame the government for creating the situation and meddling with private contracts between employer and employees. How is a business supposed to operate when disinterested government bureaucrats can just reach into it and scoop cash out of it on a whim like children scooping themselves ice cream.
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Only an american would work for a cheque that cant be cashed under threat of being fired...
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they weren't working for those checks. Those checks were a gift from a Santa Claus progressive government that has never created a penny's worth of wealth in its 250+ year existence. The money in those checks was basically stolen from the company.
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In the UK Walmart is called ASDA.

Just for the UK'ers that dont realize.
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One Wally employee told me (recent Wally - not the Wally it was in the OP story):

1. They hire part-time, promise full-time in 3 months. When 3 mos. arrives, they amend their promise to 6 months, then at 6 they say "after a year" and then after a year they said, "We only give managers fulltime" ... and all the managers were imported fresh guys, not seasoned workers.

2. They insist on part time hours but then when your hours are finished and AFTER you clock out, they insist you stay and do this and that chore OFF the Clock.

3. They fudge the timecards to extra ERASE hours worked and even told this employee how to do it himself or else he'd be fired!

4. They advertise about all their benefits, nobody every gets those benefits though except managers.
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I don't doubt your story, but what kind of person takes that? I can't imagine allowing an employer pulling that crap on me. Call em balls or shit 4 brains, but I'd tell off any manager trying to pull that over on me.

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Unionize
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I worked for a company that told us "If you say the word 'union' then we'll fire all of you and open up down the road 6 months later." New guy that was a member of the union in the area mentioned union. I lost my job as they fired everyone and got the state unemployment office to investigate. They agreed with me on illegal termination and sent me a list of lawyers that could help...

Didn't have the money or couldn't drive 2 hours for a "free consultation." Ones I talked to on the phone told me they would be happy to talk to me in person.... if I could make it to their office an hour away. When I was living paycheck to paycheck... how am I supposed to pay for the gas to get to this place and not eat that week?

Screw Tennessee and their "right to work state." They make it impossible to sue since lawyers in Tennessee want money up front or want you to drive hours out of the way to meet them for the "free consultation" in which they tell you "there is nothing we can do."

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Only an american would work for a cheque that cant be cashed under threat of being fired...
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Ha, come work in Las Vegas - this is typical for a non casino employer. I had two previous employers who could not "meet" their payroll on a regular basis. While I was never told I would get fired if I cashed my check, if I tried it would bounce. It was suggested to go cash them at the casinos to "buy time" to get the funds in the bank to cover them. The second employer to do this had already been penalized in his previous company with jail time, which is what the recipient/employee with a payroll check that bounces has to pursue in terms of justice - i.e. calling the police - yeah like you are going to call the police on your employer (not in this economy or if you want to keep your job).

I remember at Christmas I cashed my check at the Palms and then it bounced when they tried to process it through their bank, and who did they come after? Me, yep, not the employer who wrote the check. I could go on, but wanted to say this happens a lot more than you think.

Edited to add, the owner, my boss, of the company gave himself a 200% raise when I was there and could always cash his checks....

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HOW I BEAT THE SYSTEM...

...at Thomson Air Holidays who run the same sort of scam.

They hire vast numbers of temp staff at their HQ in Camden and tell them, if they work there over 6 months, they get a free two week holiday anywhere in Europe.

As season passes, so the work dries up and more and more staff leave or are let go. It is geared that every temp is gone after 5 months.

In my case, out of 350 temps, we were down to just the last two of us and knew we would be gone on Friday, two days away. The other dude decided not to even come in on the last two days.

Then on the Thursday afternoon, they had a crisis in the Eurpoe City department and personnel had me moved to there where I was the only temp. THey liked me and kept me. After about 5 months, it was time to go, and, on the last Monday, I pointed out that I knew of this clause in the temp contract that I had been there for 10 months and asked about a trip to Turkey.

They then put the condition, that only if tickets came available to and from the country before I quit, very unlikely at that time of the high season. On the vary last day, a rep became ill in Turkey and had to come home whilst a new one had to be flown out to a different resort. They then placed the condition that I had to stay at a dodgy hole in the ground Bed and Breakfast without even a bath. I agreed.

I was finally allowed to book at 5.30pm.

I had to sprint with my luggage which i had brought just in case, to Victoria coach station and JUST made the last coach to Manchester at 6pm where I had to sit in a coach station overnight and flew out to Turkey at crack of dawn.

WHen I arrived, once out of the airport I basically, ignored the requirement to go to the Bed and Breakfast and toured the whole country. As I had near zero ssvings from their lousy wages I had to sleep on buses or stay wake eating coffee beans.

When I arrived at the homeward airport, I discovered that the hand written staff ticket had been miswritten at Manchester Airport, and was for a day later. As I had worked at Thomson, I knew that thy always have an emergency desk in case a plane goes down 24-7, so I called on reverse charges Camden, and, without mentioning that my ticket was a staff one, pointed out that my ticket was miswritten and that I was homeless for one night at the departure airport - technically true.

An hour later, the staff rep turned up in panic. The whole resort was booked solid, but he never checked my ticket nor asked whether it was a staff ticket... so he booked me the only accommodation available at the company expense - the Royal Bridal Suite at a luxury 5 star hotel where I stayed one night.

In the morning a limosine was sent to take me to the airport. The rep's supervisor now asked to check the ticket and seemed somewhat upset that it was a staff ticket, but as I was about to miss the return flight, he could not hold me up.

I heard from a friend that they were somewhat angry that I had cost them well in excess of $10,000 and moved immediately to sack me, but, were stuck with the fact that the Friday two weeks before had been my last day anyway and did not work there any more. They took legal advice, but nothing that I had said had been incorrect, they were the ones who had acted proactively yet the rep not checked my ticket to find out if it were a staff ticket.

...So, out of the 350 original temps, I was the only one who had a fabulous trip to Turkey, costing me $15 or so (on taxes) and finished with a one night stay at one of Turkey's most luxurious hotels.
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HOW I BEAT THE SYSTEM...

...at Thomson Air Holidays who run the same sort of scam.

They hire vast numbers of temp staff at their HQ in Camden and tell them, if they work there over 6 months, they get a free two week holiday anywhere in Europe.

As season passes, so the work dries up and more and more staff leave or are let go. It is geared that every temp is gone after 5 months.

In my case, out of 350 temps, we were down to just the last two of us and knew we would be gone on Friday, two days away. The other dude decided not to even come in on the last two days.

Then on the Thursday afternoon, they had a crisis in the Eurpoe City department and personnel had me moved to there where I was the only temp. THey liked me and kept me. After about 5 months, it was time to go, and, on the last Monday, I pointed out that I knew of this clause in the temp contract that I had been there for 10 months and asked about a trip to Turkey.

They then put the condition, that only if tickets came available to and from the country before I quit, very unlikely at that time of the high season. On the vary last day, a rep became ill in Turkey and had to come home whilst a new one had to be flown out to a different resort. They then placed the condition that I had to stay at a dodgy hole in the ground Bed and Breakfast without even a bath. I agreed.

I was finally allowed to book at 5.30pm.

I had to sprint with my luggage which i had brought just in case, to Victoria coach station and JUST made the last coach to Manchester at 6pm where I had to sit in a coach station overnight and flew out to Turkey at crack of dawn.

WHen I arrived, once out of the airport I basically, ignored the requirement to go to the Bed and Breakfast and toured the whole country. As I had near zero ssvings from their lousy wages I had to sleep on buses or stay wake eating coffee beans.

When I arrived at the homeward airport, I discovered that the hand written staff ticket had been miswritten at Manchester Airport, and was for a day later. As I had worked at Thomson, I knew that thy always have an emergency desk in case a plane goes down 24-7, so I called on reverse charges Camden, and, without mentioning that my ticket was a staff one, pointed out that my ticket was miswritten and that I was homeless for one night at the departure airport - technically true.

An hour later, the staff rep turned up in panic. The whole resort was booked solid, but he never checked my ticket nor asked whether it was a staff ticket... so he booked me the only accommodation available at the company expense - the Royal Bridal Suite at a luxury 5 star hotel where I stayed one night.

In the morning a limosine was sent to take me to the airport. The rep's supervisor now asked to check the ticket and seemed somewhat upset that it was a staff ticket, but as I was about to miss the return flight, he could not hold me up.

I heard from a friend that they were somewhat angry that I had cost them well in excess of $10,000 and moved immediately to sack me, but, were stuck with the fact that the Friday two weeks before had been my last day anyway and did not work there any more. They took legal advice, but nothing that I had said had been incorrect, they were the ones who had acted proactively yet the rep not checked my ticket to find out if it were a staff ticket.

...So, out of the 350 original temps, I was the only one who had a fabulous trip to Turkey, costing me $15 or so (on taxes) and finished with a one night stay at one of Turkey's most luxurious hotels.
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oh that is soooooo full of epic win............ i have stories that are similar..... one day i will recount them here.....
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Re: Wally Mart history 101... ordered to pay minimum wage paypack... cut the cheques but ordered employees if they cashed them they would be fired..
UK 0 The graveyard of stupid US employers.

There have been various US companies that have been wrecked or bankrupted by failing to understand UK law and foolishly open up there and try to scam employees.

There are two lethal provisions under UK law that have sunk so many who deserve going to the breakers yard...

1. ANYONE can declare a company bankrupt. Whilst in Canada, for instance, only the company itself can, in the UK, ANYONE can call a bankruptcy procedings against anyone else, although, if you did not have just cause, you can be seriously sued.

2. Under law, staff wages (not bonuses nor compensation), just wages, ALWAYS stands IN FRONT OF ALL OTHER CREDITORS.

...So, if a company claims it cannot make payroll, and looks as claims it is close to collapse, it is in the employees interest to petition for their employers outright bankruptcy, as it means that they get they wages BEFORE the bank can claim the debts back.

CASE HISTORY: IN the 1980's, a flash US multimillion dollar, multinational kept short falling on paying wages to their UK division on the grounds that they were on the brink of collapse.

Result? Some guy in their postroom, went and paid some 10 pounds sterling at his municipal court to issue a bankruptcy notice against the company and then sent photocopies to all the companies major creditors and bankers.

This triggered a flood of foreclosures against the US company that stripped it of all its working capital.

Final result? The postroom clerk actually got all his back wages as, by the time of his petitions hearing, his actions had indeed, triggered tha outright collapse and bankruptcy of the US company, with the court forcing it to cease trading with the big banks fighting over the assets, after all the wages of the now unemployed staff had been paid.
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Re: Wally Mart history 101... ordered to pay minimum wage paypack... cut the cheques but ordered employees if they cashed them they would be fired..
UK LAW IN PRACTICE...

Because UK employees can forcably get their unpaid wages by declaring their employer bankrupt, banks in the UK have a curious policy.

If you are an employer, if you go to your bank creditor and state that you cannot make payroll, they will ALWAYS loan you unlimited credit for the sole purpose of making redundancies, but you must provide proof to the bank that these staff ahve been fired before the credit is released.

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