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Old 04-13-2010, 11:51 AM   #16
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Old 04-13-2010, 11:58 AM   #17
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Lame. Where there's a need, a business will fill it. There's a reason that company does so well.

I'm all for capitalism. However, the reason why Walmart does so well is they underpay employees and put the sqeeze on-threaten manufacturers to lower prices. They've historically cut corners in HR and safety to save a buck.

Now, like i said i'm all for capitalism, but I'm also all for residents attempting to keep them out of their towns.

Walmart...bad!!!
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Old 04-13-2010, 12:04 PM   #18
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It's a little of both. I hate walmart #1 because of how they treat workers and all that crap, but i kind of overlooked it because it didnt affect anyone that i know.

#2 I want to see the mom and pop stores survive but you know they wont. That's personal to me. Walmart will drive them out, that's been their MO since day 1.

F walmart. I'd like a moderator to change the thread title.
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I'm all for capitalism. However, the reason why Walmart does so well is they underpay employees and put the sqeeze on-threaten manufacturers to lower prices. They've historically cut corners in HR and safety to save a buck.

Now, like i said i'm all for capitalism, but I'm also all for residents attempting to keep them out of their towns.

Walmart...bad!!!
How can you underpay someone for holding an item with a UPC barcode to a scanner and then reading the total cost of purchases from a digital display to the customer? How much should one make for neatly stacking tin cans?

By the way, I worked at the local Walmart in my early years.
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How can you underpay someone for holding an item with a UPC barcode to a scanner and then reading the total cost of purchases from a digital display to the customer? How much should one make for neatly stacking tin cans?

By the way, I worked at the local Walmart in my early years.
I should have said Walmart has been historically known to not only not pay very well but also not offer the best benefit package too.

Basically, they've got a bad rep as a boss.
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Re: Solid Snake Hates: Walmart

like the argument with the chicken and the egg. is it better to have NO job, or work at Walmart, with crappy benefits and small pay?
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Old 04-13-2010, 01:20 PM   #22
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Walmart's slogan is Save Money, Live Better. While some see a Walmart moving into their town as a intrusion others view it as a life line. Poorer people cant shop at Mom and Pop stores because they cost too much and because taking a bus to multiple stores around town and walking miles to get everything they need will erode their weekends. Walmart also provides tons of jobs for people who would otherwise struggle to find continues work. It may not be someplace where you may be willing to work but it’s a opportunity for a less fortunate person.

People shop at Walmart for its convince, but also to save money and in turn increase their quality of life. Why shouldn’t poor people be able to afford nice things too?
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I should have said Walmart has been historically known to not only not pay very well but also not offer the best benefit package too.

Basically, they've got a bad rep as a boss.
Then apply somewhere else.

Some people just need to work, period. Beggers can't be choosers.

Besides, most of their employees are kids who need gas/cellphone cash, retired people looking for something to do in their free time or people who can barely speak English.

Retail stores are not meant to be careers nor should anyone expect benefits from them. In college, I worked in a nice hotel without ANY insurance or benefits beyond a discount and free coffee. I worked hard and made myself better and got what I wanted from an employer. If I lost my jobs and could only get a job temporaily at Walmart (hope this NEVER happens), I wouldn't be whining about benefits, I'd work to get myself out of there.

I have no issue with the store paying whatever they can or need to to get positions filled, it is how they keep the costs down. If the workers want better benefits, the company will have to take it out of their pay or get rid of some of them from the increased prices and lower revenue.
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more like hot air balloon. lots and lots of hot air.....
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But then I might have to merge it with this thread

http://www.thewarpath.net/parking-lo...al-mart-2.html (F...Wal-Mart)

and that's too much work for voluntary mod camps. Until I get a new contract, I'm slackin' it!
I thought this topic sounded familiar, ah well, F... voluntary mod camps. Oughta cut the whole da**lotta y'all. And put in a Mod Supercenter in your place! We just go through the fast-edit lane and make all the changes we want, at low a** bandwidth! MattyK is on vacation, all we gotta do is throw a molatov under Smootsmack's a** and this dang path is ours!

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Old 04-13-2010, 02:34 PM   #27
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Buster not sure how old you are but at one time working at these large retail stores (Sears, JC Penny's) you could make it a decent career. I know several older people who work at Sears and made decent money and had a nice pension plan. Then stores like WM and Kmart opened up and started expanding all this changed. These stores only hired part time people so they could sell items much cheaper so places like Sears and JCP almost went belly up back in the 80's. Now look at the people working at these two stores and you will see they now offer fewer benfits and hire the cheaper part time workers so WM and Kmart really changed the retail business.
I've heard friends of mine tell me that exact same thing.

My ex girlfriend's mother worked at JC Penny's for 18 years as a cashier...no promotions or anything, but she did have benefits and a steady full-time job.

Now you are exactly right. Stores would rather staff with strictly low paid part-timers than have to pay people for 40 hours + benefits.
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Old 04-13-2010, 03:02 PM   #28
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Then apply somewhere else.

Some people just need to work, period. Beggers can't be choosers.

Besides, most of their employees are kids who need gas/cellphone cash, retired people looking for something to do in their free time or people who can barely speak English.

Retail stores are not meant to be careers nor should anyone expect benefits from them. In college, I worked in a nice hotel without ANY insurance or benefits beyond a discount and free coffee. I worked hard and made myself better and got what I wanted from an employer. If I lost my jobs and could only get a job temporaily at Walmart (hope this NEVER happens), I wouldn't be whining about benefits, I'd work to get myself out of there.

I have no issue with the store paying whatever they can or need to to get positions filled, it is how they keep the costs down. If the workers want better benefits, the company will have to take it out of their pay or get rid of some of them from the increased prices and lower revenue.
Hey, i'm not saying it's not their right. Walmart can pay whatever they want. I'm saying they have historically they don't treat their employees very well.

A pretty good article about Walmart. There's tons of them out there.

The Pulitzer Prizes | An Empire Built on Bargains Remakes the Working World

Again, it's w/n their rights...i just so happen to hate Walmart and the way they run their business.
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Buster not sure how old you are but at one time working at these large retail stores (Sears, JC Penny's) you could make it a decent career. I know several older people who work at Sears and made decent money and had a nice pension plan. Then stores like WM and Kmart opened up and started expanding all this changed. These stores only hired part time people so they could sell items much cheaper so places like Sears and JCP almost went belly up back in the 80's. Now look at the people working at these two stores and you will see they now offer fewer benfits and hire the cheaper part time workers so WM and Kmart really changed the retail business.
You can't solely blame the stores, in general, it takes more money to survive. The days of single-income families are long gone.
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Old 04-13-2010, 06:34 PM   #30
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I don't see WalMart as a bad thing. Head on down to Warrenton to check out a nice WalMart. Warrenton's small mom-and-pop stores are thriving alongside it. It's not one of those super WalMarts, but just one of the small, normal(?) sized ones. It's never super crowded (I hate crowds) and it doesn't feel like some sort of industrial monstrosity like some of the bigger ones do. I can honestly say that the Warrenton WalMart has not brought any trash or filth to the town. It's been there for probably 10 years now.

If WalMart wants to come to Stephens City, it probably will. My advice would be to try and find a middle ground with the corporation. See if they will build a small store. Propose that they construct the building so that it will fit in architecturally.
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