Is this fair

@srhelmer (6933)
Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
November 28, 2006 4:11pm CST
Walmart just finished building a distribution center here in town and are offering a great wage ($13.85/hour). However, from what I've heard, employees making little better than minimum wage in the Walmart store are prohibited from transferring to the distribution center. Is that fair? Or do you feel Walmart has the right to tell employees they were hired for a specific job and they can't transfer to a different job.
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@pendragon (3354)
• United States
28 Nov 06
No one is making that at wal-mart, if they get that to begin with they'll get fired or get no hours. It's walmart the kings of unfair.
@srhelmer (6933)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
29 Nov 06
Factories around here pay an average of $12-13 an hour so, if they didn't pay that kind of money, they would never get employees.
• United States
28 Nov 06
I don't believe it is fair and I believe Walmart is one of the worse places to work for. They treat their employees like crap. Increasingly, Wal-Mart's immense arc of influence here is pushing wages and benefits downward. With hundreds of thousands of its nearly 1.4 million workers making under $7.50 an hour, before payroll deductions, (the average wage is between $7.50 and $8.50 an hour), the average-on-the-clock workweek is only 32 hours. Since Wal-Mart defines anyone working fewer than 34 hours per week as part-time, they have to wait for two years before qualifying for health insurance whose co-payment takes one-fifth of the average paycheck. They only allow men to take FMLA leave for a new born baby for 3 paid days, the rest is unpaid. Walmart is just another greedy no good corperation!
@srhelmer (6933)
• Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
28 Nov 06
Walmart prides itself on it's low prices. It wouldn't be able to do that if it paid it's workers a fortune. I find it funny that people will complain Walmart workers are underpaid but will still buy an item there because it's a few pennies less than the competitor. In fact, from what I've seen, their wages and hours are comparable to other department stores and, in many cases, higher (one of the other stores around here pays minimum wage and workers only get about 15-20 hours each week). And, let's be honest, working at a department store isn't exactly skilled labor that justifies a high salary. The only reason the distribution center pays so high is because they are trying to get experienced warehouse people and they need the high wage to attract them. And, I can see why they would want store employees to stay in their current jobs. In addition to having to pay them more money, they would also have to spend the time finding and training a replacement.
@flashpixel (1417)
• Malaysia
2 Dec 06
i think its fair.. the most unfair is Maldives where they pay onyl $200 per month..
• United States
30 Nov 06
I heard that they are raising there employees rates in the near future?? but I do think they should have first dibs on the jobs @ the warehouse then hire from the outside
@clynnh95 (147)
• United States
29 Nov 06
I personally think that the Wal-mart employees should not be allowed to transfer to the warehouse. They applied and were hired for the store itself, not even knowing about the warehouse. I belive that the warehouse and store are 2 seperate jobs, kind of like Sam's Club and Wal-mart. So I think it's fair, not that I would want to work at Wal-mart either way. Also, I really don't think that Wal-mart has the best prices around. Lately, their clothing prices has skyrocketed! If I wanted to pay $30-$40 for a clothing item, I would go to a department store, like Kohl's.
@zman87 (635)
• United States
29 Nov 06
Yeah that's fair if they gave you more than minimunwage...........
@macubx (11433)
• Philippines
28 Nov 06
i think its fair...