Recent Topics
Denso Oil filter - outsourced / quality changed
by 92saturnsl2
06/22/18 02:37 PM
Bench Drill Press
by Propflux01
06/22/18 02:30 PM
IAT Sensor
by artbuc
06/22/18 02:26 PM
2013 Nissan Rogue, 5,100 miles, Supertech Conv
by TheOilWizard
06/22/18 01:46 PM
NC License Plates
by Zee09
06/22/18 01:31 PM
BITOG Hotline!
by Duffyjr
06/22/18 01:30 PM
Switching Additives: Flush/Rinse?
by Phishin
06/22/18 12:46 PM
increasing viscosity
by VQLT
06/22/18 12:31 PM
Who's up on their metallurgy?
by earlyre
06/22/18 11:56 AM
Replaced halogen headlight with LED
by gman2304
06/22/18 11:18 AM
Web Archive
by Duffyjr
06/22/18 10:25 AM
Sonoma This weekend!
by racin4ds
06/22/18 10:22 AM
low water pressure on new kitchen faucet
by Joe1
06/22/18 09:40 AM
Flashing third tail light
by Brigadier
06/22/18 08:59 AM
Intermittent AC Cooling
by Gebo
06/22/18 08:59 AM
Who includes full size spare in tire rotation?
by Parlay_Slow
06/22/18 08:45 AM
Crude and foul behavior
by mjoekingz28
06/22/18 08:31 AM
Best Off The Shelf Car Wash Liquid ?
by ChrisD46
06/22/18 08:30 AM
Wrecking Yards
by Snagglefoot
06/22/18 08:26 AM
F1 - 2018 French Grand Prix
by gofast182
06/22/18 08:14 AM
Newest Members
Fatbrowndog0822, DRNJR, ZEK, Dudewayne, kmdz
65294 Registered Users
Who's Online
92 registered (Astro14, Atesz792, Al, andyd, 92saturnsl2, 13 invisible), 1596 Guests and 31 Spiders online.
Key: Admin, Global Mod, Mod
Forum Stats
65294 Members
67 Forums
285781 Topics
4769428 Posts

Max Online: 3590 @ 01/24/17 08:07 PM
Donate to BITOG
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >
Topic Options
#4631272 - 01/11/18 10:16 AM Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour
Mr Nice Offline


Registered: 09/12/04
Posts: 21196
Loc: Orlando, FL
Walmart raises their starting hourly wage to $11 an hour which is more than many retail companies.

https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/...of-tax-overhaul


Top
#4631286 - 01/11/18 10:26 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: Mr Nice]
ZZman Offline


Registered: 03/17/08
Posts: 5788
Loc: Michigan
They could have done this long ago. At least as the countries largest employer it is a good start. Now I wonder about their Healthcare benefit.


Edited by ZZman (01/11/18 10:27 AM)
_________________________
2003 Mercury Grand Marquis. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2008 Sebring Hardtop convertible. Rotella T6 Multi-Vehicle oil
2006 Kawasaki Vulcan 900 LT. Amsoil Metric 10w-40

Top
#4631292 - 01/11/18 10:34 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: Mr Nice]
Jimzz Offline


Registered: 10/03/14
Posts: 1147
Loc: NoVA
And then cuts their hours even more. That makes the employee get even more state benefits, aka welfare.

This raise is also in affect because Aldi and Lidl pay that much or more, offer better benefits, give full time hours, and their prices are still lower.
_________________________
yup

Top
#4631293 - 01/11/18 10:34 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: Mr Nice]
Linctex Offline


Registered: 12/31/16
Posts: 6148
Loc: Waco, TX
Still well below poverty level on a single income.
_________________________
"The evidence demands a verdict".
(Re:VOA)"it's nearly impossible to actually know the particular additives that are in there at what concentrations."

Top
#4631305 - 01/11/18 10:44 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: Mr Nice]
skyactiv Offline


Registered: 03/02/13
Posts: 4397
Loc: The Midwest
Most all retail jobs have always been low pay jobs, regardless where you work at.
_________________________
Wife: 15' Audi A4 quattro 6 speed manual
Me: 13' VW GTI 3 door 6 speed manual

Top
#4631316 - 01/11/18 10:50 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: Mr Nice]
FZ1 Offline


Registered: 02/07/08
Posts: 4727
Loc: Texas
Good for WM and their hard working employees. Gosh,Mr. Nice,looks like no good deed goes unpunished.

Top
#4631320 - 01/11/18 10:54 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: Mr Nice]
pandus13 Offline


Registered: 08/12/11
Posts: 3200
Loc: Chicago,IL,USA
[off-topic]
WMT has a program in full swing where they pretty much cold-"emailed" a lot of US-based manufacturers for participation/collaboration
[/off-topic]

...and places order with Tesls's truck...

New PR team?

Can we re-visit this in 6 months/1 year?

Since a lot of us buy products/oil/service cars, we can see if this will improve customer service/morale/more employees available...
_________________________
16 Golf SportWagen
13 Mazda5
08 Yaris
04 Elantra
95 accent
95 mystique
97 concorde

Top
#4631322 - 01/11/18 10:54 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: Mr Nice]
OneEyeJack Offline


Registered: 09/14/10
Posts: 7479
Loc: S California
Lowering taxes has worked in the past for the economy. Every time. Now we get the chance to see if it works, again. Interesting.

Top
#4631326 - 01/11/18 10:59 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: Mr Nice]
IndyIan Offline


Registered: 09/23/08
Posts: 9092
Loc: Ontario, Canada
I wonder what percentage on walmart sales are from their own employees? 3% maybe, so perhaps the Henry Ford model of paying your employees more so they can buy your product might not cost walmart much at all.
_________________________
07 Focus ZXW, 5spd manual, 206km M1 5W30
18 Outback 2.5 CVT 5km FF

Top
#4631331 - 01/11/18 11:05 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: Linctex]
andrewg Offline


Registered: 10/05/08
Posts: 5466
Loc: Buckley, Wa.
Originally Posted By: Linctex
Still well below poverty level on a single income.


You are 100% FALSE. Nice try though.

Now if a person had a family of FOUR....and only 1 adult was working, THEN you would be doing pretty poorly in many areas of the country.

Look it up.
_________________________
2016 Honda Civic LX Coupe
2016 Toyota Rav4
2012 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Arima Sea Ranger HT 21'
2017 Vespa Sprint S 150


Top
#4631332 - 01/11/18 11:05 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: OneEyeJack]
andrewg Offline


Registered: 10/05/08
Posts: 5466
Loc: Buckley, Wa.
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Lowering taxes has worked in the past for the economy. Every time. Now we get the chance to see if it works, again. Interesting.


Yes, it always works.
_________________________
2016 Honda Civic LX Coupe
2016 Toyota Rav4
2012 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Arima Sea Ranger HT 21'
2017 Vespa Sprint S 150


Top
#4631334 - 01/11/18 11:06 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: Mr Nice]
Rolla07 Offline


Registered: 11/05/11
Posts: 4737
Loc: MTL, CANADA
I'm not against higher wages for employees but at the same time the "bigger picture" needs to be looked at. The higher the pay at some of these low level positions the less motivation for people to seek out better employment. The reality is, is that low income and middle income are just getting closer together. I know in the province of Ontario, minimum wage has been set to 15$ per hour. Businesses both small medium and large will be seeing an impact. The money needs to come from somewhere and don't start to think that the businesses will be willing or able to take the financial hit. The big companies wont let it affect their bottom line (read: benefit cuts, reduced hours or increased prices). If you are middle class the salaries seem to be stable or decreasing yet the lower income brackets are increasing and the rich probably just making more. The middle class get to pay more for the same thing and wont see much or any of an increase to their salaries. Meanwhile those in the lower income bracket will have more spending power which will allow them to better deal with the increase in prices of things. I feel bad for the hard working middle class... most days I don't feel very middle class at all when it comes to expenses and available income.


Edited by Rolla07 (01/11/18 11:08 AM)
_________________________
2007 Corolla Red Pearl 155k miles
PP 0w20 & ST 4967


Top
#4631335 - 01/11/18 11:06 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: IndyIan]
andrewg Offline


Registered: 10/05/08
Posts: 5466
Loc: Buckley, Wa.
Originally Posted By: IndyIan
I wonder what percentage on walmart sales are from their own employees? 3% maybe, so perhaps the Henry Ford model of paying your employees more so they can buy your product might not cost walmart much at all.


Every employee is free to do what they wish with what they earn. They can shop anywhere they desire.
_________________________
2016 Honda Civic LX Coupe
2016 Toyota Rav4
2012 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Arima Sea Ranger HT 21'
2017 Vespa Sprint S 150


Top
#4631341 - 01/11/18 11:13 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: ZZman]
andrewg Offline


Registered: 10/05/08
Posts: 5466
Loc: Buckley, Wa.
Originally Posted By: ZZman
They could have done this long ago. At least as the countries largest employer it is a good start. Now I wonder about their Healthcare benefit.


Largest private employer, yes.

The U.S. government, just federal....employs 4.5 million.

Combined U.S. government employees (Fed, State, Local) is 22 million.

Incredible.
_________________________
2016 Honda Civic LX Coupe
2016 Toyota Rav4
2012 Honda Ridgeline
2017 Arima Sea Ranger HT 21'
2017 Vespa Sprint S 150


Top
#4631343 - 01/11/18 11:14 AM Re: Walmart raises their starting wage to $11 an hour [Re: OneEyeJack]
madRiver Offline


Registered: 07/11/15
Posts: 3538
Loc: New England
Originally Posted By: OneEyeJack
Lowering taxes has worked in the past for the economy. Every time. Now we get the chance to see if it works, again. Interesting.


Just have to figure out how to fund the government and the building debt. It has a pesky effect of driving up deficit.

Top
Page 1 of 5 1 2 3 4 5 >