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Walmart To Close Over 200 Stores, Lay Off About 10,000 U.S. Workers

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baloofarsan said:

I have a hard time understanding USA economics.

How can you have a full time job and earn so little that you are approved for food stamps and still you buy ALL new games?

Kids. The more you got, the higher wage you can earn and still be eligible.

iirc from his posts, spurge seems to have a lot of kids in his life, his own, and his new partner's.



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baloofarsan said:
spurgeonryan said:

I am a hourly manager at walmart and on food stamps.

I have a hard time understanding USA economics.

How can you have a full time job and earn so little that you are approved for food stamps and still you buy ALL new games?


That's because you're thinking about in terms of economics and the salary a person takes home and that's why it's hard to understand. 

Also thinking about a government program by its name is a problem which would confuse someone as well.  For instance you might say why can someone work full time at a job and get disability?  



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hershel_layton said:
Normchacho said:

 

But...they don't make $15 an hour...

Notice the word "want"



 

So...you think Walmart is closing its Express stores because someone running from President has talked about wanting to raise the minimum wage to $15 an hour?

Another thing I'd like to point out regarding retail wages. As someone who works in a major retail store, our wages went up considerably last year because stores are having such a hard time finding people. The economy is good, nobody is looking to work at places that pay less than $9-$10 an hour.



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It always sucks when people lose their jobs.

There is a particular case in PR. Walmart is not going to close their stores over here, but they'll close like 5-6 supermarkets of a local chain they've bought several years ago. It feels like this: they buy a local company, they "Walmart-ize" it and they shut it down.



spurgeonryan said:
chapset said:
Most walmart employees are on food stamp anyway and they get more out of it then their slave wages at walmart. I hope the smart one use the experience they got at walmart to get a better paying job so they can get out of food stamp. Trump 2016 for a better Canada

 


I am a hourly manager at walmart and on food stamps.

That's bullshit, but for some reasons americans are ok with that.





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Wal Mart can do better with online sales.

I hate going to the stores but I shop from Wal Mart online all the time.



I always thought Walmart was a terible store, so I'm not too surprised about this.

A real shame about the employees losing their jobs tho. :/



Sucks for those people working there.

When I was looking for a job, one of the places I applied to was walmart and I got a call from 3 stores with in a week.... sounds like they have a really high turn over rate. But I ended up just taking a job at a grocery store that's less than a mile away from my place. Plus, they gave me 40 hours a week during summer and winter break and work around my college schedule.... but I think walmart would have paid me more.



     

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hershel_layton said:
This is what happens when you want 15 bucks for a simple job.

This is also what happens when Walmart's owners are nothing but selfish assholes.

The owners deserve the profit loss. I despise Walmart, and never go there. My father hates it more, as he is a business owner, and hates big companies such as Walmart that mistreat their clients.

The workers don't deserve this though. Already hard enough dealing with the idiots who shop there

There's nothing simple about retail, really. Some of the jobs in a retail store are simple. Most are not. Also, didn't Walmart just make a fuss about raising their employees wages to $10 some time in 2016? So I doubt these stores are closing because people "want" $15. I'm sure everyone making less than $15 an hour wants $15 an hour.

This probably has more to do with there being way too many Walmart stores, and these smaller non-SuperCenter stores just not making enough profit. Once these new raises take effect it probably makes the profit margin of already struggling stores non-existent.

I mean, in my area I can off the top of my head of 6 SuperCenter stores and 2 "market" stores or whatever the smaller stores are called, all within very easy driving distance.





LudicrousSpeed said:
hershel_layton said:
This is what happens when you want 15 bucks for a simple job.

This is also what happens when Walmart's owners are nothing but selfish assholes.

The owners deserve the profit loss. I despise Walmart, and never go there. My father hates it more, as he is a business owner, and hates big companies such as Walmart that mistreat their clients.

The workers don't deserve this though. Already hard enough dealing with the idiots who shop there

There's nothing simple about retail, really. Some of the jobs in a retail store are simple. Most are not. Also, didn't Walmart just make a fuss about raising their employees wages to $10 some time in 2016? So I doubt these stores are closing because people "want" $15. I'm sure everyone making less than $15 an hour wants $15 an hour.

This probably has more to do with there being way too many Walmart stores, and these smaller non-SuperCenter stores just not making enough profit. Once these new raises take effect it probably makes the profit margin of already struggling stores non-existent.

I mean, in my area I can off the top of my head of 6 SuperCenter stores and 2 "market" stores or whatever the smaller stores are called, all within very easy driving distance.



I know over-saturation was always a huge problem. Occurs with any place when you have too many stores.

Though, it isn't an issue for where I live. Usually, the walmart that's close to me is always jam-packed.





 

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