Then why go to college if they want to get rid of you and hire less pay associates with no college or experience. I would think you need to have people running a company that are well educated!! It's worth more than you think. They are making so many wrong decisions and I can see them going further down. You have to value your associates and have the right people to run a company to be successful!! That is not happening!!
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@ jkv, you do know you're talking to a bunch of long time associates here, right?
And justifying your points with soft-speak is as convincing as the arguments for every other mass ousting, whether in business....or a national seige.
'Well, these GM car builders are just getting old and costing too much in health care—they just need to go SOMEWHERE ELSE.'
'Well, these Indians really don't contribute anything to the American Way of LIfe—let's just put 'em SOMEWHERE ELSE.'
Disgraceful is what it is! There used to be a time that working many years for the same company meant something, and in turn the company took care of you because you took care of them. It would be a honor for a business to have a 20, 30, 40, etc. year veteran of the company. Now it's just "Screw you! You make too much money, you're not needed anymore, goodbye!" Disgusting and sickening is what Walmart is doing to their people right now. Home office should be ashamed of themselves!!!
Everyone. Some of the problem comes from long time employees. I'm not saying that they are not needed or valuable to the company, but Walmart is at that stage in their life when they have many long term (20 years plus) who make a lot of money. (It will happen to Amazon in 30 or so years) Many are now seniors and cannot do some jobs or lift some items or work as fast etc. as they used to. Some can but many cannot.
A few long time employees in my store make over $20 and hour and they just stand in a department and stock small items. It has nothing to do with the value of the employee but the amount of money some are making. When you can hire two part time employees and pay the same or less than that one long term employee makes, it really isn't hard to see the outcome.
Everybody will be affected by these lay offs. Solid store retail is on the verge of drastically downsizing everybody and everything; it's coming in waves, and we're just seeing the start of it.
Hourly associates should be ok for the time being. They're cheap, they do the actual work, and as fast as the turn over rate amongst them, there's no imminent need to down size them. As for long timers? I'm sorry, but you gius seriously beed to be figuring out your next life moves. QUICK. Walmart's not even trying to be furtive in their efforts to get rid of y'all. It's sick.