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The company’s “hope” is that many associates “will choose to stay with the company via transfer and we’ll begin working to make that happen.”
Hourly associates will continue getting paid for 60 days, the spokesperson said, and if they haven’t transferred to another Sam’s Club or Walmart, which owns Sam’s, by then they will receive severance.
The news comes on the same day Walmart announced it was raising starting wages for employees.
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In other news:
Starbucks says a viral post about a barista's bad behavior is "completely false." The coffee chain said it has no employee of the name used in the post. The false post claimed a Brookhaven "barista" named Shanell Rivers spoiled white customers' drinks. The false post said the "barista" allegedly added spit, blood mixed with jam or dog feces to drinks. The store closed briefly Sunday over fears for employee safety. Brookhaven police told the AJC they are investigating the identity of the poster behind the hoax.