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Wal-Mart to face class-action over alleged bribery in Mexico

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Post by CanuckBob Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:06 pm

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Post by SunshineyDay Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:02 pm

jaja sure you are!

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Post by Trailrunner Thu Sep 22, 2016 2:06 pm

heh
Mexico is teflon, nothing ever sticks.
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Post by Zedinmexico Sat Sep 24, 2016 7:30 am

No I am still waiting for my change! Ahhh local problem.

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Post by Hensley Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:19 am

Had a friend working in the produce department lifting 40lb crates and working 8 hours a day for a total pay per day of $105p, unbelievable!!
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Post by CanuckBob Sun Sep 25, 2016 8:46 am

Well if the labor rates were $1050 per day most of us wouldn't be living here as it would be too expensive.....
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Post by SunshineyDay Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:28 am

CB--Wally World would still make a profit

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Post by CanuckBob Sun Sep 25, 2016 9:44 am

The point is that the cheap labor rates are what help to make the cost of living here so cheap. If the labor rates were 10 times higher than what they are then you would also have way higher prices for everything else.
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Post by cajunman Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:05 pm

CanuckBob - Shocked? Just a "Pay for Play scheme like the USA Gov't..

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Post by CanuckBob Sun Sep 25, 2016 1:37 pm

Tongue was firmly in cheek.......jaja.
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Post by MexicoPete Sun Sep 25, 2016 4:03 pm

Wally World has always been known for low pay. But $105 for 8 hours is only $13.1 pesos per hour. That seems unbelievable. I hope that was a long time ago or that you made a mistake.
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Post by Hensley Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:21 am

Nope it was only a month ago that he quit.
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Post by brigitte Mon Sep 26, 2016 3:52 pm

what is the minimum wage in Jalisco?

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Post by CanuckBob Mon Sep 26, 2016 4:55 pm

I believe the minimum wage for a general worker is $73.04 MXN per day.

http://www.wageindicator.org/main/salary/minimum-wage/mexico
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Post by Lady Otter Latté Mon Sep 26, 2016 5:47 pm

Somewhere between slave wages and "10 times higher" is a decent rate of pay by a major corporation.  There are damn few (if any) expats that would be starved out if things cost a bit more.
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Post by RicoSuave Mon Sep 26, 2016 8:52 pm

I rarely shop at the place, but it seems to me that their prices are not much cheaper than those NOB. IVA may be the reason, but I doubt it, as NOB (like in Texas) has a sales tax above 8% except on food and drugs.

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Post by CanuckBob Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:07 am

With the low labor rates, taxes and overheads Wal-Mart is making a fortune here. I'm betting their profit margin is way higher than NOB.
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Post by CanuckBob Tue Sep 27, 2016 8:14 am

Lady Otter Latté wrote:Somewhere between slave wages and "10 times higher" is a decent rate of pay by a major corporation.  There are damn few (if any) expats that would be starved out if things cost a bit more.

Companies like Wal-Mart usually scale their wages based on comparisons to similar companies. I'm thinking that most of the other retailers in Jalisco are paying similar wages. I would imagine the employees get higher pay based on length of service and job responsibilities too. In Canada, Costco is one of the few national retailers (actually wholesaler) still paying a pretty good wage. I would be interested to see what Costco is paying in Mexico.
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Post by Clueless Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:11 am

And back to the Class Action; if the plaintiff prevails, and 99% of these settle, the investors may get some benefit, the attorneys make millions, and then it's business as usual.

As for W.M being Teflon, maybe in Mx (sort of like the GIL who I hear never paid $1.00), however this C.A. is in the U.S. and there are real procedures that are really followed, real judges and real courts.

As to the low wages, I was told the same thing by a ldy stocker in Home Depot about 10-years ago. I was floored.
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Post by Zedinmexico Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:38 am

CanuckBob wrote:
Lady Otter Latté wrote:Somewhere between slave wages and "10 times higher" is a decent rate of pay by a major corporation.  There are damn few (if any) expats that would be starved out if things cost a bit more.

Companies like Wal-Mart usually scale their wages based on comparisons to similar companies. I'm thinking that most of the other retailers in Jalisco are paying similar wages. I would imagine the employees get higher pay based on length of service and job responsibilities too. In Canada, Costco is one of the few national retailers (actually wholesaler) still paying a pretty good wage. I would be interested to see what Costco is paying in Mexico.


FYI Costco average wage in USA is $22 per hour. About half and half full time and part time. Prices with a few exceptions are marked up 15% in USA.

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Post by Trailrunner Thu Sep 29, 2016 7:45 am

Clueless wrote:As for W.M being Teflon, maybe in Mx (sort of like the GIL who I hear never paid $1.00), however this C.A. is in the U.S. and there are real procedures that are really followed, real judges and real courts.

I did not say WalMart was teflon. Please read with comprehension. I said Mexico was teflon.
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