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Wal-Mart Cuts About 11,200 Sam's Club Staffers

Discussion in 'The Okie Corral' started by Mr981, Jan 24, 2010.

  1. Mr981

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    Apparently, they are out-sourcing the mostly part-time positions related to in store sampling--the people cooking up the food samples?

    Reportedly, the laid off people will have the opportunity to reapply for their jobs.

    Can you imagine--Wal-Mart out sourcing part time jobs? Maybe they'll be shifting to illegals to put the cheese on the crackers or heat up the frozen shrimp.
     
  2. Ol Timer

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    I had always assumed those jobs were outsourced. I thought the company offering samples had their own people serving it up.
     

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    Guess there will be even LESS help in the isles...Go figure.
     
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    DEADLYACCURATE Senior Member

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    Ahhh more walmart hate threads
     
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    Thats possible??? :shocked:
     
  6. SouthpawShootr

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    That's the way it works for most other large grocery companies, though Sam's isn't just a grocery store. Either that or some company that specializes in demos, which is what's going to happen. The article I read on MSN did say that virtually all of these people would be offered jobs with the new company. I'm sure the benefits are less, though.
     
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    So these part timers making minimum wage and prob no benefits are being replaced because--they're too expensive or inept or both?
     
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    Here's the quote for why they're doing it..

    "The move to outsource its food sampling efforts is a way for the company to tout its fresh food offerings in a cost-effective manner, Johnson said."

    So, outsourcing to another company, even if they use the same people, means that company needs to make money at this to be worth doing. Cost effective is code for cutting wages and fringes; how do you get more cost effective than part timers working for minimum wage ?
     
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    I do not know - could be wrong --:dunno:

    for a while Sam's saw demo activity as a profit center -

    If you wanted a product to be a demo - your company had to pay for the product (at RETAIL!! so Sam's got the gross profit as if they sold it) plus you paid $xx per hour (like $55) to hire the person doing the demo.

    But I recall Sam's - jumping back and forth - and sometimes trying to get the supplier to step up and control the demo functions - hire their own person - bring their own table - buy the samples -even pay rent on the spot where the demo was conducted. :upeyes:

    Truth is suppliers line up for miles to try and "buy" the right to demo at Sam's.



    It does pay off most of the time - so it is just the free market at work.
     
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    Well.......................nobody makes you go in there.
     
  12. Super Trucker

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    I thought the same thing.
     
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    The Wal-Mart haters will be pleased.
     
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    Saves Walmart lots of money actually. By Walmart policy, any part time employee who works there for a year is entitled to profit sharing. And if you make it two years, you get the same benefits as the full timers. At least thats what it was when I worked there. So they save on those bennies at the very least.
     
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    But they will still continue to collect federal assistance money to live on from the Taxpayers, so I wouldnt worry about it.
     
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    It is a sign of our times.
     
  17. AirCav

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    But I thought the reason they collected "federal money" was because they worked for the evil Walmart. Now that they have that millstone off their necks, if your theory is correct, they should be off of it and prospering in no time. Win-win. :cool:
     
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    No, now we just have support them 100% now vs. just a supplement. Make all the jokes you want, youre paying for it.
     
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    I almost got thrown out of Sams the last time I was in there for not having a membership...
     
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    Maybe the US and many states could lower their corporate tax to be competitave!

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