Walmart to leave its employees healthcare up to the ...

Walmart to leave its employees healthcare up to the ...

PostBy: lsayre On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 11:57 am

... taxpayers. With Obamacare being upheld by the SCOTUS will the flat out dropping of corporate health care plans become the wave of the future? Did Walmart shrug?

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/12/0 ... 20152.html
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Re: Walmart to leave its employees healthcare up to the ...

PostBy: bigstick6017555 On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 12:29 pm

of course, if they can they will. we all knew this was coming down the tracks
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PostBy: franco b On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:47 pm

They have some nerve trying to limit costs in a health care system whose costs have run wild.
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:53 pm

I take anything published in Huffpo with a grain of salt ...

It's probably not even close to the truth.
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PostBy: coalnewbie On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 2:56 pm

They have some nerve trying to limit costs in a health care system whose costs have run wild.


I want them to keep their costs down i.e. no Obummer care and no unions, so I can buy the best cheap stuff there. Go Bill!
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PostBy: Northern Maine On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:10 pm

SMITTY wrote:I take anything published in Huffpo with a grain of salt ...

It's probably not even close to the truth.


AGREED! ;)
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PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 6:57 pm

I have a friend who is a manager at Wal-mart. His insurance already sucks. He is the only one covered, his wife and 4 kids are not. If he wanted them to be covered, he would need to pay an additional $800 a month. So, Wal-mart helps us all out with their great prices, but then forces their employees to go on assitance and jacks up our taxes.

Tough to gross billions and not take care of your people. :roll: And they are not allowed to unionize either...
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:00 pm

If they were, then the union would just drive them under like they did with Hostess. I suppose in this economy, be thankful your working AT ALL. :|
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PostBy: KLook On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:02 pm

I have a friend who is a manager at Wal-mart. His insurance already sucks. He is the only one covered, his wife and 4 kids are not. If he wanted them to be covered, he would need to pay an additional $800 a month. So, Wal-mart helps us all out with their great prices, but then forces their employees to go on assitance and jacks up our taxes.

Tough to gross billions and not take care of your people. :roll: And they are not allowed to unionize either...


And where would you shop if they unionized and had healthcare?? Oh, you mean take it out of profits? The classic plan, the company only exists for the benefit of the workers. Sounds like Russia used to be.

Kevin
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PostBy: franco b On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:08 pm

Rwalker wrote:So, Wal-mart helps us all out with their great prices, but then forces their employees to go on assitance and jacks up our taxes.


That's what competing in a free market is. And most of us do it.

Much easier to get your ass in a saucer of cream working for government where there is no competition in wages. Just let the taxpayer pay more.
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PostBy: SMITTY On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:11 pm

When I worked for WM, we had some of the best benefits on the planet as far as that line of work goes.

BUT ... we also got followed on our routes, then critiqued on everything they saw us do. Nothing like going to work and getting treated like a damn toddler. :mad:

I hear these days all trucks have CAMERAS aimed AT THE DRIVER!!! :wtf: If your head isn't whipping side to side like your having a seizure, you'll get spoken to. If your on the phone for just a second, YOUR FIRED. Eating lunch while headed back to the shop? Reprimanded. 6 of one ... half dozen of the other ..... you can't win today. :no1:
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PostBy: Rwalker On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:20 pm

KLook wrote:
I have a friend who is a manager at Wal-mart. His insurance already sucks. He is the only one covered, his wife and 4 kids are not. If he wanted them to be covered, he would need to pay an additional $800 a month. So, Wal-mart helps us all out with their great prices, but then forces their employees to go on assitance and jacks up our taxes.

Tough to gross billions and not take care of your people. :roll: And they are not allowed to unionize either...


And where would you shop if they unionized and had healthcare?? Oh, you mean take it out of profits? The classic plan, the company only exists for the benefit of the workers. Sounds like Russia used to be.

Kevin


Same place I shop now, Giant Eagle. I cant take the lines of food stamp recipients and the smell of piss anymore.

I can't complain though. I have a union at my job, and benefits for my entire family at 1.5% of my pay every 2 weeks. ;)
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PostBy: KLook On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:51 pm

I can't complain though. I have a union at my job, and benefits for my entire family at 1.5% of my pay every 2 weeks. ;)


And damn the cost to anyone else as long as you got yours.

Kevin
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PostBy: jpete On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:52 pm

Be glad. I had a union job and I was paying $130/wk and then they moved to Mexico.
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Re: Walmart to leave its employees healthcare up to the ...

PostBy: KLook On: Sat Dec 01, 2012 7:58 pm

and then they moved to Mexico.


And a bunch here wish they took you with them!! :lol: :lol: :lol: :arrow:

Kevin
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