Thursday, August 06, 2015

Walmart learns about Gravity.

Nothing makes me happier than people learning about how socialism really works. You see, the road to hell is paved with good intentions. Good intentions however ignore basic human nature. That's why I laughed and laughed and laughed at this article this morning about how Walmart workers are now getting all upitty about the recent minimum wage increase.

Apparently when you receive something not based on merit, the harder workers get a little shitty. Who could have known?!? Oh wait. I would have because this is classic human nature. Why should I work hard when you assholes are getting a raise for nothing? And so it goes. Walmart is now getting Dan Priced. (The guy who raised his minimum wage to 70 grand.) I think I just turned him into a verb.

Read: Unintended Consequence of Wal-Mart’s Raise: Unhappy Workers.

"When Wal-Mart Stores Inc. chief Doug McMillon announced plans to boost store workers’ minimum wage earlier this year, he said the move was intended to improve morale and retain employees.

Yet for some of the hundreds of thousands of workers getting no raise, the policy is having the opposite effect.

In interviews and in hundreds of comments on Facebook, Wal-Mart employees are calling the move unfair to senior workers who got no increase and now make the same or close to what newer, less experienced colleagues earn. New workers started making a minimum of $9 an hour in April and will get at least $10 an hour in February.


“It is pitting people against each other,” said Charmaine Givens-Thomas, a 10-year veteran who makes $12 an hour at a store near Chicago and belongs to OUR Walmart, a union-backed group that has lobbied for better working conditions. “It hurts morale when people feel like they aren’t being appreciated. I hear people every day talking about looking for other jobs and wanting to remove themselves from Wal-Mart and a job that will make them feel like that.”

The world still does work the same way I think it does.

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