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  1. #1
    Shannon Timmons
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    I don't work for Walmart, but I LOVE Walmart. Many people don't like Wal-Mart for putting small businesses out of business because of the competition. They do business right, offer unbeatable prices on things normal families need and want, and I will shop there over any other place.

    Just my own opinion.........so many people now days want their employer to hold their hand, andtreat them like family. A job is a job........go to work, do the work, and get paid. Lots of people (not all) who don't like Wal-Mart's"do your work, getpaid" ethic,talk badly about them and contribute to their bad reputation as an employer. My husband is a business owner, and faces the same situations occasionally with employees who want to be catered to, have special cushy treatment, extra reward for doing a good job, etc. I'm the one who always tell him to stop.........his employee gets a paycheck every Friday, that is his reward for coming to work and doing what is expected of him. I may sound harsh, and don't mean to offend anyone, but many people today are spoiled. Where is the work ethic from 30-40years ago where people were just thankful to have a job? Just my 2cents.

    Shannon




  2. #2
    herberkids3
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    I agree. Walmart gets a bad rep, but they were not the first ones to

    start up big box style stores. They won't be the last. They don't

    hold all the blame for running small businesses out of business.



    For the most part, the economy is such that people would rather

    spend $1.99 on a gallon of milk at Walmart, than spend $3.29 at the

    corner conveince store.



    Walmart offers discounts that small shops can't offer, because they

    order in bulk. Should the consumer spend more because of that?



    Walmart employs how many hundreds of people? As opposed to the 5-10

    that each small business employs? So, it creates a better economy

    than a few small businesses do by putting money into our pockets,

    and providing a lower cost place to spend it. It helps to circulate

    the money.



    I understand that Walmart isn't the best place to work. But the

    people who work there are more often than not people who don't have

    the skills to get a different job.



    I understand not liking to work for them. Ok, so go out, get the

    skills to get a new job, and get the new job.



    Walmart has a bad rep... but how much is earned, and how much is

    word of mouth exageratted?



    You know how urban legands get started? I'll explain-



    "Hey, George, I went shopping at Walmart and saw a lady fall over

    trying on some shoes!"



    "Hey, Andy, George told me some lady tripped and fell over some

    shoes at Walmart!"



    "Hey, Kevin, Andy told me some woman got pushed to the ground in the

    shoe department at Walmart!"



    "Hey, George, did you hear about the worker at Walmart who pushed a

    woman to the ground??"





    Yes, it's based on something that happens. But the end story is

    never -the- story.



    Basically, you are going to have people on both sides of the story.

    Unless it happens to me first hand, or I witnes it first hand, I'd

    rather just be happy with my nice discounted stuff, and the

    happiness that our brand new Walmart (we have the 1st walmart in the

    state, which just closed for a brand new super big, super center)

    created an additional 100 jobs above the old Walmart in our city. We

    live in a semi-low income city. Most people don't make over minimum

    wage, and even then, more than half the low income in the city are

    operating on 1 job for a family. Several don't have one.



    So, when Walmart, Menards, Kohls, and Sam's Club all opened within 3

    months of one another, our city got a HUGE boost by getting over 400

    new jobs created for us. Not including the people who built the

    stores.



    It's hard for me to blame them on the downslide of our economy when

    they create jobs out of thin air for the people who need them in our

    economy.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "Shannon Timmons"

    <gourmetgirl@...> wrote:

    >

    > I don't work for Walmart, but I LOVE Walmart. Many people don't

    like Wal-Mart for putting small businesses out of business because

    of the competition. They do business right, offer unbeatable prices

    on things normal families need and want, and I will shop there over

    any other place.

    >

    > Just my own opinion.........so many people now days want their

    employer to hold their hand, and treat them like family. A job is a

    job........go to work, do the work, and get paid. Lots of people

    (not all) who don't like Wal-Mart's "do your work, get paid" ethic,

    talk badly about them and contribute to their bad reputation as an

    employer. My husband is a business owner, and faces the same

    situations occasionally with employees who want to be catered to,

    have special cushy treatment, extra reward for doing a good job,

    etc. I'm the one who always tell him to stop.........his employee

    gets a paycheck every Friday, that is his reward for coming to work

    and doing what is expected of him. I may sound harsh, and don't

    mean to offend anyone, but many people today are spoiled. Where is

    the work ethic from 30-40 years ago where people were just thankful

    to have a job? Just my 2cents.

    >

    > Shannon

    >










  3. #3
    ~trina~
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    Default Walmart, etc.




    Well you might like Walmart and people may
    shop there (if you do, that’s fine)

    —but it cannot be denied that they
    do NOT necessarily know how to run business. Okay, sure they are making profit,

    but I am talking about ethics….
    ( I am not even talking about putting small businesses out of business)

    A job might be a job, but not when there
    are SEVERAL lawsuits across the country that they have to pay out for
    DISCRIMINATION of women in managerial positions(being passed up in promotions,etc),

    Mistreatment of employees, sex
    discrimination, not paying overtime ,not letting employees clock out and keep
    working, even thru breaks, etc

    This is NOT being spoiled…..They are
    losing MILLIONS OF DOLLARS just In lawsuits. Would you like to be treated that
    way?

    That says more to me on how NOT to run a
    business, any day.

    One of my favorites is WALMART taking down
    the signs that said MADE IN USA….. hmmmm priorities are screwed, in my book


    <font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">
    10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">Over the past few years, worker claims
    against Wal-Mart, the world's
    largest retailer, have been piling up. The company is now facing more than 50 lawsuits ...
    (JAN 2006)

    <p class="inside-copy"><font size="2" face="Arial">10.0pt;">“By
    its own count, Wal-Mart was sued 4,851 times last year — or nearly once
    every two hours, every day of the year. Juries decide a case in which Wal-Mart
    is a defendant about six times every business day, usually in favor of the
    Bentonville, Ark., retail giant. Wal-Mart lawyers list about
    9,400 open cases.” (USA TODAY, 2001)

    HERE ARE JUST A FEW LINKS RELATING TO THE
    LAWSUITS/CLASS ACTION SUITS.
    <span class="a"><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">www.lieffcabraser.com/wal-mart.htm
    <span class="a">http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...lmart-usat.htm
    <span class="a"><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5269131/
    <span class="a">http://www.walmartclass.com/public_home.html
    <span class="a"><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">http://reclaimdemocracy.org/articles..._proceeds.html
    <span class="a"><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">www.wakeupwalmart.com/news/20060127-os.html
    <span class="a"><font size="2" color="black" face="Arial">10.0pt;font-family:Arial;color:black;">www.walmartclass.com/
    <h1><font size="6" color="#cc0000" face="Georgia">21.5pt;">Judge
    certifies Wal-Mart

    class action lawsuit
    </h1>
    <h2><font size="3" color="black" face="Tahoma">Plaintiffs'
    attorneys: 1.6 million

    women charge discrimination
    </h2>

    <font color="navy"><span style="color:navy;">The list goes on……………………….




  4. #4
    herberkids3
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    Default Walmart, etc.

    Maybe this is a topic that should end before it winds up starting

    fights on the boards. I have replies to a lot of what is said, but

    in the interest of keeping the board nice to visit, I'll keep them

    to myself.



    Just keep this in mind- it takes a PERSON, not a BUSINESS, to do

    those things.





    --- In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, "~trina~" <poohzboo@...> wrote:

    >

    > Well you might like Walmart and people may shop there (if you do,

    that's

    > fine)

    >

    > -but it cannot be denied that they do NOT necessarily know how to

    run

    > business. Okay, sure they are making profit,

    >

    > but I am talking about ethics.. ( I am not even talking about

    putting

    > small businesses out of business)

    >

    > A job might be a job, but not when there are SEVERAL lawsuits

    across the

    > country that they have to pay out for DISCRIMINATION of women in

    > managerial positions(being passed up in promotions,etc),

    >

    > Mistreatment of employees, sex discrimination, not paying

    overtime ,not

    > letting employees clock out and keep working, even thru breaks,

    etc

    >

    > This is NOT being spoiled...They are losing MILLIONS OF DOLLARS

    just In

    > lawsuits. Would you like to be treated that way?

    >

    > That says more to me on how NOT to run a business, any day.

    >

    > One of my favorites is WALMART taking down the signs that said

    MADE IN

    > USA... hmmmm priorities are screwed, in my book

    >

    >

    >

    > Over the past few years, worker claims against Wal-Mart, the

    world's

    > largest retailer, have been piling up. The company is now facing

    more

    > than 50 lawsuits ... (JAN 2006)

    >

    > "By its own count, Wal-Mart was sued 4,851 times last year - or

    nearly

    > once every two hours, every day of the year. Juries decide a case

    in

    > which Wal-Mart is a defendant about six times every business day,

    > usually in favor of the Bentonville, Ark., retail giant. Wal-Mart

    > lawyers list about 9,400 open cases." (USA TODAY, 2001)

    >

    > HERE ARE JUST A FEW LINKS RELATING TO THE LAWSUITS/CLASS ACTION

    SUITS.

    >

    > www.lieffcabraser.com/wal-mart.htm

    >

    > http://www.usatoday.com/news/nation/...lmart-usat.htm

    >

    > www.msnbc.msn.com/id/5269131/

    >

    > http://www.walmartclass.com/public_home.html

    >

    >

    http://reclaimdemocracy.org/articles..._action_procee

    ds.

    > html

    >

    > www.wakeup <http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/news/20060127-os.html>

    > walmart.com/news/20060127-os.html

    >

    > www. <http://www.walmartclass.com/> walmartclass.com/

    >

    >

    > Judge certifies Wal-Mart

    > class action lawsuit

    >

    >

    > Plaintiffs' attorneys: 1.6 million

    > women charge discrimination

    >

    >

    > The list goes on..........

    >










 

 

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