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Response to joeglow3 (Reply #15)

Wed Oct 10, 2012, 01:20 PM

20. Sadly, it is legal. It was all over the papers a decade ago. Sadly, I couldn't find a reference.

 

Frankly, I think it's become common enough that it's no longer considered "news". It's legal to provide two PT jobs as long as the departments are significantly different (clothes and electronics, etc). Where WalMart crosses the line is in the cross-billing while keeping someone in the same department for both positions. THAT should certainly be illegal, but who's going to take on the army of WalMart lawyers over it?

But I know first hand that it happens from friends who got screwed over that way. As far as I know, all but one of them have found employment elsewhere (lost track of a few). One of my best buddies became the manager of the paint department and spends about 50 hours a week there - but he's cross-billed to shoes and has never set foot (pun intended) in that department as an employee - no benefits. He's got medical issues and that's a major problem for him. On the plus side, he is making good money (by today's low standards).

As I mentioned in another post, today's paper has an article about the parent company of Olive Garden and Red Lobster pushing workers into the sub-30 hour/week zone to avoid benefits (and blaming it on Obamacare). They're hardly the first to follow in WalMart's footsteps here.

Speaking of WalMart (again from today's paper), they're going after Amazon.com now. Amazon has something like 40 warehouses where (if you are within range) you can get products delivered the same day you order them. WalMart's toyed with doing that with groceries, but they're going after that market with a wide array of products now - flat $10 delivery fee, no minimum order. They're also moving in on convenience stores. It's becoming an even bigger monster than it had been.

How long before we have WalBurger fast food drive-through windows on sides of the mega-stores? You know it's coming.

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