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post #11 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-04-2005, 04:31 AM
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I wanted to work for Wal-Mart but instead of the greeter I wanted to work by the exit door and be the "we got your cash, now get outta here!" guy. They still haven't called me back?
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post #12 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-18-2005, 11:02 AM
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As for me I do not shop at Wal-Mart and do not ever plan to. I bet alot of local Mom and Pop store that Wal-Mart has put out of business agree.
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post #13 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-23-2005, 03:00 AM
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We shop at Wal-Mart and my wife used to work for them. They have changed since Sam Walton died.

I find them to be about the best for prices in our area on Food and other good here in Southeast Louisiana.
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post #14 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-30-2006, 09:28 PM
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I shop at walmart. Do not havve much choice without driving 40+ miles. By the way we have the worst walmart that i have ever been in (lousy service, they do not keep the store stocked) I was told that our store was the 1st Supercenter that Walmart built.
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We shop there but not so much any more. My wife worked there for 6 years. It is a terrible company since the kids took over from Sam. (I think thats why it turned bad) They cut the throat of mom and pop and literally destroy local economies.
They are terrible to employees which is why the service sucks at pretty much most stores you go to. There was a great documentary on TV with an ex-executive. I found a piece of it on YouTube here. Here
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I'm usually a "convenience" shopper... the Walmart store is some distance from me.
I'll go there is they have what I want and I can't find it closer. So, I'm not there often.
(I didn't vote this survey).

Thinking outside the box? What box?
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post #17 of 21 (permalink) Old 11-21-2007, 08:14 PM
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I live near a very small town and a Wal-Mart came in about a year ago. I shop there, but I think that they are hard on small towns and I question their business tactics. I think they do a great deal of business with countries like China, where starvation wages are paid. I hate to think that some poor person is working for next to nothing so I can buy somethine cheaper.

All in all, I wish I didn't have to go there, but I do.

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What an interesting topic. I live in Everett, WA and there are Wal-Marts everywhere. There is also a Navy Homeport here and I think Wal-Mart jumped all over that idea when locating here. We have many choices, Target, Macy's, Home Depot, etc. and I try not to go to Wal-Mart. They are less than 1/2 mile from my house. -Derek
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post #19 of 21 (permalink) Old 12-31-2007, 10:14 PM
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We shop both Sam's club and Wal-mart but not often since my bank is located in Krogers.
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post #20 of 21 (permalink) Old 01-01-2008, 01:47 PM
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Thumbs up The cost of living makes a difference

The reference in a previous post to the alledged starvation wages paid in China begs that I offer the following analogy. Judy and I own a modest home on a standard 1/4 acre lot in Port St Lucie Florida. Our property tax is $4300.00 a year. We also own a larger home on 5.38 acres in Cove City North Carolina. Our taxes in North Carolina are $419.00 a year. A 3-scoop ice cream cone in the mall in Florida is $6.00. A 3-scoop ice cream cone at the Cove City corner store is $1.50.

My point being what appears to be starvation wages to "us" are really very good jobs to "them". You may have seen during the toy recalls the inside of the Matel factory and it was very modern. Also the Grizly factories are top shelf.
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