Originally Posted by Johnykbr
Fedaykin, I agree with your statement above wholeheartedly but it is an obvious apples to oranges comparison as stated in the article. Target vs Walmart would be better or Costco vs BJ's since they don't have Sam's Club's break down. Either way though I am quite surprised because I know several people that when they lost their jobs when the economy went south they got jobs with Wal-Mart and were earning close to 20 an hour after only a year. Apparently they lucked out.
Wal-Mart's new CEO Doug McMillon's first job was working a summer associate
at a Wal-Mart distribution center and said "I'm a basketball guy. You can compare the retail business to basketball. You have to have a plan, you have to hustle, you have to rely on each other, and there's a scoreboard on the wall," he said. Similarly, he told Fortune in 2008 that he learned more during his first six months at Wal-Mart "than I learned in 5 1/2 years of post-secondary education."