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- April 16, 2007 at 2:38 pm #251583Guest
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
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
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
— In Budget101_@yahoogroups.com, “Shannon Timmons”
> 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.
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