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The average Costco worker made about $45,000 per year, Fortune reports. By comparison, Walmart-owned Sam’s Club, a Costco competitor, pays its workers $17,486 per year, according to salary information site Glassdoor.com.
What’s more, Costco has continued to pay its workers decently even in the face of pressure to stop. Ever since the company went public in 1985, Wall Street investors have urged Costco executives to lower wages and cut health benefits, which are also relatively generous, according to Businessweek. Instead, the company’s former CEO and co-founder gave workers a raise every three years.
Costco’s insistence on treating its workers well hasn’t come at the expense of the company’s bottom line. The retailer’s profit jumped 19 percent to $459 million last quarter, while Walmart’s sales suffered during the same period.
In addition, Target, another Costco competitor, slashed its earnings forecast for the year after its profits suffered because customers cut back. Costco reported Thursday that last month's same-store sales grew 5 percent
Have you ever been to a Costco..? I belong to one and the difference between Costco and Walmart is amazing. The cleanliness and quality one can find in Costco just can't be matched at Walmart. The employees are always happy, friendly and knowledgeable.
I think if more people understood the power of their own spending they would stop shopping at places like Walmart. I stopped shopping there a while ago when I found about the games they play with workers. I choose not to support what Walmart stands for..both with their products and their policies.
I also go to COSTCO, and haven't been in a Walmart for years. However, this idea that Walmart is shiftring the burden onto the taxpayers is simply foolish.
Besides, let's just say that's what Walmart is doing. Are not the Walmart employees being made whole? After all, government is taking care of them. That is the progressive goal, is it not? Taking care of people because they can't take care of themselves? It is the whole reason for every expansion of government, including Obamacare.
I thought that progressives would be cheering this type of activity on, not condemning it.
Skeeter..at least you now admit that is what WalMart is doing! I consider it progress. I guess the only difference is that I would like to see it change. I would like for Walmart employees not to have to rely on the government to be "made whole" as you say. I would like for Sam's kids to be a little less greedy and pay their employees a living wage.
Also..remember what I've said time and again..cheap prices often come at a higher cost to society.