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    Walmart announces guaranteed pay for military workers

    I know that some will say that it isn't enough but this is something that other employers are not doing. Average Walmart employees make $13.60 per hour and the maximum hourly wage is $24.70.

    Walmart announces guaranteed pay for military workers

    The company on Tuesday announced a new pay policy for all full-time and part-time workers who leave for voluntary or involuntary military assignments. Walmart's pledge is to cover the difference in pay any time an employee's military salary is less than what he or she makes working at the store.

    So even when a worker is on a military assignment, they're now guaranteed to earn at least as much as they would working as a civilian at Walmart. The policy covers any military assignment from three days up to five years.

    The company already offers differential pay to some active service members. But this policy change vastly expands the existing program, and it now covers employees who want to do "voluntary services," which includes basic training.

    Walmart announces guaranteed pay for military workers - May. 23, 2017
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    Good for Wal Mart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    I know that some will say that it isn't enough but this is something that other employers are not doing. Average Walmart employees make $13.60 per hour and the maximum hourly wage is $24.70.
    Since the Super Store is less than a half mile from me,I can say,the attitude, more Employees that are much more friendly and helpful. This all changed after the announcements that improved everything for their employees.

    Before that,the shelves were half empty,management was trying to stipock shelves. The Hiring signs are out there.

    The Dollar stores are cutting into their business with smaller stores.

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    If that's the case MaryAnn, they should have fired those slackers and hired new employees at the higher wage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    If that's the case MaryAnn, they should have fired those slackers and hired new employees at the higher wage.
    They were not slackers,they were just trying to do 3 or 4 jobs at one time. I have worked with the Public,I know.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    They were not slackers,they were just trying to do 3 or 4 jobs at one time. I have worked with the Public,I know.
    Hold on, you said that before they were paid more, the shelves were bare and they were not doing the job but more money they suddenly got better? That's a goldbricker. If someone told me that they'd do a better job if I paid him/her more, then I don't need them. They aren't putting forth maximum effort now.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Hold on, you said that before they were paid more, the shelves were bare and they were not doing the job but more money they suddenly got better? That's a goldbricker. If someone told me that they'd do a better job if I paid him/her more, then I don't need them. They aren't putting forth maximum effort now.
    I also said they did not have emough help because ,thanks to the Obama economy they moved on to better jobs. That is why Managers had to restock the shelves.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    I also said they did not have emough help because ,thanks to the Obama economy they moved on to better jobs. That is why Managers had to restock the shelves.
    Actually, while Walmart does pay more now per hour, look at how many cashiers there now are in the stores. My local store used to have 8 self service checkouts and 15 cashier stations. Now there are 20 Scan & Pay stations and 8 cashier stations. Those 8 stations usually have two open.

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    Good for Wal Mart...seems like they are taking a cue from Starbucks

    The company has committed to hiring 25,000 veteran and military spouses by 2025. Starbucks has currently employed more than 10,000 veteran and military spouse partners since it announced its initiative in 2013.

    "Service members and military spouses are the best example of engaged citizens," John Kelly, a Starbucks senior vice president, said.

    "Long after leaving active duty, they continue to vote, volunteer and serve their communities at a high rate, serving as the best examples of citizenship," Kelly said. "We are honored to serve as a place where these American heroes can continue to impact their community in a positive way."


    Starbucks unveils ?Military Family Stores,' serving up jobs to American vets | Fox News
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    Quote Originally Posted by Southern Dad View Post
    Actually, while Walmart does pay more now per hour, look at how many cashiers there now are in the stores. My local store used to have 8 self service checkouts and 15 cashier stations. Now there are 20 Scan & Pay stations and 8 cashier stations. Those 8 stations usually have two open.
    We have the same amount. They did remodel the Self Servie. Makes it easier for the attendant. Makes it easier for those who have one or two items. I bought three items this morning,zipped right on through. They had several Cashiers. At busy times they are all open.Many things I order on line,pick up at store. Big items come FedEx. Free delivery.

    But there are many more workers now than before they raised wages and benefits. The store looks much better,too. With Kroger,Meijer and Aldies in the area they have to keep up. Both of those stores have Unions and very happy employees. Ladies is discount, but they pay well.

    I seldom shopped there when they were encouraging their employees to get on food stamps.
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