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taxfairnessforall 20 posts  |  Last Activity: Feb 21, 2015 4:36 PM Member since: Apr 19, 2011
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    Wages should be raised to COSTCO level

    by bob.bull99 Feb 21, 2015 3:51 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Feb 21, 2015 4:36 PM Flag

    I agree. Wal-Mart is not even in the same ballpark as Costco or even Aldi. I posted in December about one of my trips to Aldi and they had signs all over the store that they were having a hiring event the following Tuesday to hire new store workers and the starting pay was 13.00 an hour. That 13.00 an hour is 44% higher than Wal-Marts new starting wage. They will not be able to get good workers for that low pay. They are trying to do this on the cheap and its like putting a band aid on a major laceration that needs stiches. They need to get competitive to get the best available workers out there and they are not close to being competitive even after the small increase in starting wage. If they are going to do something they need to get serious and do it right or it will be another one of their failed ideas.

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    NBC CEO cans Brian

    by madmilker7 Feb 7, 2015 5:00 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Feb 7, 2015 8:20 PM Flag

    Maybe he will go to work for Fox News. Not only is lying not a bad thing for Fox personalities but it is expected. Fox went to court to prove they have constitutional right to lie and distort the news. Lying is what gets you a raise at Fox.

  • At FOX News its the expected and the norm for their news people. In fact, FOX even went to court to prove that they have the right to lie and distort the news under the protection of the constitution. Congratulations, they won the right to lie.

  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Feb 6, 2015 4:29 PM Flag

    By the way, we're still waiting after six years for that first jobs bill to come out of the republican house. I love how they talk about how many people are collecting food stamps and then block every attempt at the federal level to raise the minimum wage that would get many of those people off food stamps. Yet, there are still a lot of republican's that believe everything these flim flam republican's tell them.

  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Feb 6, 2015 4:26 PM Flag

    The republicans have nothing to even try and complain about after this report. The unemployment rate did tick up one tenth but even the skeptics say that's a good sign because it was a result of a lot more people being in the pool. People always talk about how Joe DiMaggio's consecutive hit streak record will never be broken but it looks easy compared to anyone ever trying to beat President Obama's consecutive months of job growth record. He'll be in the record books forever and there is no sign the streak will end before he leaves office. Unless the republicans do something really really stupid, that is and based on their past record, that certainly is a possibility.

  • Then said there was ni way a raise in the minimum wage would pass under their republican congress, I guess when they said they were very concerned, they meant that they were very concerned that the gap isn't wide enough now.

  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Jan 7, 2015 7:58 PM Flag

    He did not buy those shares. He acquired them for $0 per share non open market. That means he got them from the company for no cost. They were options that were given to him as part of his compensation. I hope you are not an investor if you do not understand things like this.

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    Shockingly cheaper than WMT

    by tigersnumberone962 Jan 5, 2015 5:40 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Jan 5, 2015 9:23 PM Flag

    They also have double your money back guarantee if you are not satisfied with a product you buy there. That's demonstrates that they have a lot of confidence in the products they sell.

  • Reply to

    Shockingly cheaper than WMT

    by tigersnumberone962 Jan 5, 2015 5:40 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Jan 5, 2015 9:21 PM Flag

    I hope they expand to your area pepinmolino. Aldi is fabulous store to have where you live. The prices really are much lower than at other stores including Wal-Mart and although they sell almost all store brands the food is very good and in some cases better than national brands. They also have weekly special buys that include food and other items like electronics toys kitchen gadgets tools lawn and garden stuff scales and most anything you can think of. You have to check each week online or in their mailer to see what they have for that week. Sometimes they have food themes for the week like special buys on all kinds of German food or Asian food or organic food. For the most part the produce is very good and cheap and some of the special prices they have on produce each week is lower than you would think anyone could sell it for. They always have the lowest prices on produce like bananas. This week they are on special for .29 a pound and are only .39 regular price. The price on their organic bananas is as low or lower than other stores charge for regular bananas. I posted here three or four weeks ago about my trip to Aldi and they had a bunch of signs up in the store that they were having a hiring fair the next Tuesday and the starting pay was $13 an hour. So their pay is much higher than Wal-Mart and their benefits are better. I can only speak for the store I go to but the workers are very friendly and seem happy and will help you and the store is also spotless when I go there. Its a real gift to have one in the town you live in. Hope you get one.

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    by sayuthink Jan 1, 2015 10:59 AM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Jan 1, 2015 11:51 AM Flag

    That story is not true. You have to understand that there is a lot of articles on the internet that are not true. Its people like you that keep scammers in business. There is an easy way to find out if a news story is true. If no reputable news sources have the story you can be sure the story has no basis. You have to learn not to be so gullible.

  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 16, 2014 9:34 PM Flag

    It starts with Obama's plan to raise the minimum wage. Oh wait, the republicans keep blocking that from happening. I guess the republican's ideal American Dream for people other than them is to have everyone working for a salary they can't live on and being on food stamps. When will the republicans step up to the plate and help get these people out of poverty and off government assistance? WHEN?

  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 16, 2014 9:26 PM Flag

    I see you like to call people names but the fact is that the GOP is scared to death of both of them and for good reason. The two of them have more brains in their head than the entire GOP combined.

  • I think the guy is going senile and doesn't even understand how to value a company anymore. Between NUAN, HLF and TLM, he is picking some really big losers.

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  • Reply to

    Aldi is hiring

    by taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 2:57 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 5, 2014 11:07 AM Flag

    Just got back from Aldi. They had all five registers open and busy. You used to see that on the weekends a lot of time but not on weekdays and certainly not in the morning. They are picking up a lot of business. No wonder they need to hire more people. Now they need to figure out how to enlarge their parking lot. The overflow is now parking in the Walgreens lot next door.

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    Prices in Chicago will be going up

    by shep21998 Dec 2, 2014 9:34 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 3, 2014 7:50 AM Flag

    Prices may be going up at Walmart but they will not be goind up at Aldi or Costco. They already pay 13.00 an hour or more. That means Walmart will lose more customers to Aldi and Costco.

  • taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 3:44 PM Flag

    Are you one of these people that try to find the negative in everything even when it is a positive like people getting jobs where they can make a lot more money than at Walmart? Why not look at the positives in life? Walmart not only spied on workers in the past but also on shareholders. Shareholders are the people who own the company. How sick was that?

    Wal-Mart’s surveillance of employees, shareholders and critics has many up in arms, including New York City Comptroller William C. Thompson, Jr., who is now calling for the US Attorney General and the SEC to investigate Wal-Mart’s potentially illegal actions.

    Official Asks for Probe Of Wal-Mart ‘Surveillance’ [Wall Street Journal]

    The New York City Comptroller asked the U.S. Attorney General’s office and the Securities and Exchange Commission to investigate Wal-Mart Stores Inc. for what it called “ill-considered and possibly illegal surveillance operations” directed at shareholders who submitted proxy petitions.

    In letters to both agencies, Comptroller William C. Thompson Jr., citing a recent article in The Wall Street Journal, said he was “particularly troubled by reports that Wal-Mart engaged in chilling and truly outrageous surveillance activities.”

    The April 4 article detailed the company’s extensive surveillance of employees, critics and shareholders. As one example, the article detailed how internal security groups were asked to investigate shareholders who had submitted proposals that could potentially disrupt the company’s annual meeting and that the company was trying to block.

    The comptroller’s office submitted a proposal that requested the Wal-Mart board to abide by a corporate code of conduct for companies doing business in Northern Ireland. New York City’s Pension Funds hold approximately eight million Wal-Mart shares, currently valued at nearly $400 million.

    The April 4 article noted that in a January internal memo viewed by the Journal, a Wal-Mart official asked its internal security groups to “do some preliminary background work on the potential threat assessment for the Annual Shareholders Meeting,” listing the 14 submitted proposals. The official cautioned that the company’s efforts to thwart some of the petitions “can create a potential for a negative reaction from the shareholder group that submitted the proposal.”

    Shortly after the article ran, Wal-Mart contacted some of the shareholders to apologize, particularly for referring to them as potential threats. Mr. Thompson said the phone call didn’t appease his office

  • Reply to

    Aldi is hiring

    by taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 2:57 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 3:26 PM Flag

    Friends and family of employees can apply. It is that opportunity to have a larger pool of potential workers to choose from. Again it looks like you have never worked in a business environment and where do you get the no skill work. All jobs require skill. Some have different education requirements and different physical capabilities but all jobs require some kind of skill. There is no such thing as a no skill job unless you are the child of the owner and all you are required to do is show up and do nothing all day.

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    Aldi is hiring

    by taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 2:57 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 3:14 PM Flag

    Because a hiring event gets the word out and brings in all interested people and the hiring and interviews can be conducted in one day instead of stretching it out over a period of time and its pretty simple logic that the more you have to choose from the chances of top quality people increases. I guess you have never been in business and do not understand this kind of stuff.

  • taxfairnessforall by taxfairnessforall Dec 2, 2014 2:57 PM Flag

    I was at Aldi today and they had signs on the entrance and exit doors and on the wall about every ten feet in the bagging area. It said they are in need of workers and having a hiring event next Tuesday. Starting salary of $13.00 an hour. There are Walmart workers who have worked twenty years or more that still are not making $13.00 an hour. Think about that.

  • Reply to

    Avoid buying Walmart car batteries

    by pistachio_disguisey Nov 28, 2014 3:13 PM
    taxfairnessforall taxfairnessforall Nov 28, 2014 3:50 PM Flag

    Who you deal with does make a difference. I had a similar problem this past summer. I had a battery that I bought at a local tire and auto service shop. They are local but have about 25 locations in our metropolitan area. The battery was about a year and two months old and it went dead one day. I charged it and drove for about a week and the same things happened again. I charged it overnight and drove it to the shop the next morning. He said they would check it out as soon as he could pull somebody off their job to do it. About twenty five minutes later he came to me and said we checked it out and it shows its fine but obviously you have some kind of intermittent problem occurring so he put a new one in and said it was free of charge. I didn't know if I would have to pay a prorated price or not so I was happy to get it for no charge. I've had no problem since then. Some will stand behind their products and treat their customers right and others will not.

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