Discussion – What is fair compensation?
Discussion Forum Directions:
WHAT: You will be writing three or more Discussion posts per week. Your main post must be two to three substantive paragraphs (250+ words) and include at least two references/citations. Please follow up with two subsequent replies to colleagues. Each reply should consist of a relevant paragraph containing 50 words or more.
WHY:Discussion questions are designed for you to demonstrate your knowledge and understanding of the weekly material. This forum provides an opportunity to develop ideas and concepts with your instructor and peers. The Discussion format assists with development of communication skills and critical thinking necessary for success in the modern workplace.
HOW: Your postings should be substantive, demonstrate independent thought relevant to the topic, and encourage continued discussion. Please avoid simply repeating previous posts and agreeing. Provide supporting evidence of your ideas and opinions through the use of personal or work examples, relevant articles or websites, or concepts covered in the week’s readings.
WHEN: Your first post must be made by 11:59 p.m. (MT) Wednesday, and you must post the remaining two before 11:59 (MT) Saturday. You are expected to participate in the ongoing discussion on at least two different days during the week.
Question for the Week
In a feisty response to critics who accuse Wal-Mart of providing poverty-level wages (around $9.68 an hour, on average) and few benefits, Wal-Mart chief executive H. Lee Scott, Jr., said Wal-Mart offered good, stable jobs, noting that when it opens a store, more than 3,000 people often apply for 300 jobs. “It doesn’t make sense,” Mr. Scott said, “that people would line up for jobs that are worse than they could get elsewhere, with fewer benefits and less opportunities.” Based on what you learned in this chapter, do you agree with Mr. Scott’s assessment? Why or why not?