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10 Companies Paying Americans The Least–This Is Dreadful

November 18, 2013

Earlier I posted on how Wal-Mart is conducting a food drive…for their own employees!  That is a clear sign that a living wage needs to be paid for workers.

Now comes a story listing the 10 US companies that pay their workers the least, and this is really an eye-opener.

On top of this greed comes a listing of the 8 big retailers that will be open on Thanksgiving to make more money and undermine family time in America. 

But there is a way to make your own statement about this greed.

  1. Alinka permalink
    November 21, 2013 1:11 PM

    Oh, sorry I forgot to add. Serving a free meal a day to employees is nothing to write home about, esp. considering the peanuts they are being paid.

    I work in IT , we are given free gym membership (normal fee is 75$ a month), twice a week free good lunch is catered in and you allowed to work from home one day a week. Standard company, nothing special, can easily afford it. And pay salary that is not below poverty level 😉

  2. Alinka permalink
    November 21, 2013 12:59 PM

    Oh, Les! your wife is quite a comedian! /sarcasm off.
    Seriously, though …In good faith you are not just trolling such a nice blog as this:

    You realize that most workers are not retirees doing it just for socializing purposes and little extra cash;
    a holiday party at work won’t help poor employees to put food on the table at home for their family;
    a bonus discount on WalMart items is nothing special, especially not for those who can barely feed themselves, and
    making fun of poverty in such a juvenile way is not cool. (“so fat (s)he can eat a whole turkey at once” yeah, ha-ha, very funny)

  3. Leslie permalink
    November 21, 2013 1:17 AM

    I am acquainted with a couple older men that work at our local Wal-Mart. They had good jobs, retired, and now work there part time more for seeing everyone they know than to make big wages or be a lifer in the retail industry. Getting paid, for them, is a bonus. From what I am told, each store/manager has funds in an account to provide parties for the workers throughout the year for holidays, making some sales goal, etc. Our local Wal-Mart plans to serve their employees breakfast/lunch/dinner (depending on the shift they work) Thurs thru Saturday as a thank you for their hard work. The workers also get a bonus discount on the Black Friday items.

    I assume that all stores are like that, and my wife and I wondered what would have happened to this store’s money if that were the case.

    My wife’s suggestion: you see some of the employees that work there. There probably isn’t enough in the budget even at the beginning of the year to feed some of those. (In other words, about 75% of the employees are morbidly obese and easy could eat a whole turkey apiece.)

    Also, add Menard’s to your nice list.

  4. November 18, 2013 4:52 PM

    Yes, as a matter of fact. James and I have removed a whole series of those places for a variety of reasons. Some are just loaded with grease and have no ability to cook or present food, and some like the one you mention fail to make the grade as a good socially responsible business. I might note that after ACT 10 we made a number of changes in stores and products we give our money to when out and about. Thanks for comment, and the most appropriate observation.

  5. Leslie permalink
    November 18, 2013 4:48 PM

    So will you also discontinue going to Red Lobster after your dental visits?

    As much as one would like to hate these stores… They would not be open if people were not there to shop. Educate the shopper before you hate the retailer.

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