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    :: Friday, January 05, 2007 ::

    Labor Optimization at Walmart: The Big Squeeze, Revisited - By Jon Coppelman, Workers Comp Insider
    I imagine that Walmart managers will not lose much sleep over this problem. Filing a claim for a work-related injury - whether it occurs onsite or off - is probably a daunting and perhaps even intimidating process. If this new scheduling system succeeds in lowering costs, it will surely be copied by others. Wall Street will love it. It's good for consumers, eternally in search of bargain prices. It's good for shareholders: lower payroll costs means higher profitability. Sure, it's tough on the marginally skilled workers trying to raise families and balance their own budgets. If they don't like it, they can go work for Target or Radio Shack (where they will find similar systems already in place).
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