Aldi to build on disputed Wal-Mart site

Aldi plans to open a grocery store next year at a South Side shopping center also eyed by Wal-Mart , which has been stymied for five years in a battle with unions. Full Story
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Bonnie27

Ladys Island, SC

#190 Jun 30, 2009
J-Chi wrote:
Aldi is a chain that is welcomed in Chicago.
We do not want or need a company like Walmart. Poverty wages, gender discrimination, unaffordable health care.... The list of grievances against Wal-Mart goes on and on.
I am a woman who has worked for Wal-mart P/T & F/T for years & they are the finest company in the U.S. to work for. If you really "WORK" you get paid higher wages, can buy company stock at a discount, get to participate in programs that help the local community, shopping discounts, no union payments etc. I live in Raleigh, NC now & we have an Aldis. What a dump! I went in once & will not shop there again. Unknown brands of merchandise - you have to pay for bags - 25 cents for a shopping cart & employee turnover is huge.

Since: Jan 09

Chicago, IL

#191 Jun 30, 2009
Bonnie27 wrote:
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I am a woman who has worked for Wal-mart P/T & F/T for years & they are the finest company in the U.S. to work for. If you really "WORK" you get paid higher wages, can buy company stock at a discount, get to participate in programs that help the local community, shopping discounts, no union payments etc. I live in Raleigh, NC now & we have an Aldis. What a dump! I went in once & will not shop there again. Unknown brands of merchandise - you have to pay for bags - 25 cents for a shopping cart & employee turnover is huge.
Nice try. Wal-Mart has been caught many times in the media for fake reviews just like this. Extra points for slipping in the idea that having a union would cost you (the supposed employee) more money.

There are people on this thread who have worked for Wal-Mart, and/or worked for Aldi, and/or shopped at both places.

Since: Jan 09

Rockford

#192 Jun 30, 2009
Bonnie27 wrote:
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I am a woman who has worked for Wal-mart P/T & F/T for years & they are the finest company in the U.S. to work for. If you really "WORK" you get paid higher wages, can buy company stock at a discount, get to participate in programs that help the local community, shopping discounts, no union payments etc. I live in Raleigh, NC now & we have an Aldis. What a dump! I went in once & will not shop there again. Unknown brands of merchandise - you have to pay for bags - 25 cents for a shopping cart & employee turnover is huge.
You pay for bags at every store you go to; it is just built into the price of the items. At ALDI you only pay for what you take home. You are encouraged to reuse bags or you can take our empty boxes It is the greener way that has been done in Europe for decades.

Those unknown brands are private label. Our cereals are General Mills, our dairy is Swiss Valley Farms, our chicken in Tyson, our vegetables are Del Monte. But with the private label you are saving more than 30% than if you bought the name brand. Our quality meets or exceeds the national brands.

I am sorry you had a bad experience at ALDI. I have been to more than two dozen ALDI. Not one of them qualified as a dump although the one I went to more than 20 years ago was awful. I have been to almost as many Walmarts and a good 25% of them have been filthy.

Most ALDI employees have been with the company five years or more. Many get promoted to management positions at other stores and could be part of the reason that you perceive high turn over. But then again you said you only went there once so where do you get your information?

It is not easy to work at ALDI. They require us to work harder but they also pay us more. The starting wage for a cashier in the Rockford, IL area is $11.65 an hour. In Chicago it is closer to $15. We must ring at least 48 items a minute. If you cannot bring your numbers up then you will no longer be with ALDI. I had to throw two full pallets of merchandise today before the store opened. I was given less than an hour to do it. Eventually I will be expected to throw a pallet in about fifteen minutes.

The cart thing? You deposit a quarter in the slot and you get it back when you return the cart. We do not have cars being damaged by carts running loose in the parking lot nor do we have to pay for someone to gather the carts. Therefore that person's salary will not have to be figured in the cost of the merchandise. It's all about saving money.

Since: Feb 09

Carpentersville, IL

#193 Jun 30, 2009
Bonnie27 wrote:
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I am a woman who has worked for Wal-mart P/T & F/T for years & they are the finest company in the U.S. to work for. If you really "WORK" you get paid higher wages, can buy company stock at a discount, get to participate in programs that help the local community, shopping discounts, no union payments etc. I live in Raleigh, NC now & we have an Aldis. What a dump! I went in once & will not shop there again. Unknown brands of merchandise - you have to pay for bags - 25 cents for a shopping cart & employee turnover is huge.
Sorry "Bonnie", if that's your REAL name, but Wal-Mart is a dump. Every one I have been to within a 30-mile radius of my house is filthy, disorganized and the products are crap. May as well call it China-Mart, I have never seen a product made in America at that place.
Pam

United States

#194 Jul 13, 2012
Aldi starts you out at 11 dollars an hour in PA and Walmart starts you out at 7.25 an hour. Walmart makes a lot more than Aldi so they should pay a lot more to start out
jason

Groton, CT

#195 Jul 13, 2012
No, I agree with Bonnie. I still work for Wal-mart, and it's the best job i've ever had. I make enough to support my wife and child. The Walmart health care is very affordable, and I never seen any of those "problems" that you say exist. At my store, we don't charge for bags.

Aldi may be a great place too, we have a few around here. I've never been.
jason

Groton, CT

#196 Jul 13, 2012
Just in case some of you were wondering: Walmart is making more money, this year, than they have in years. The stock this week is up %20. Thanks for paying my bills you walmart customers.
Say No to Aldi

Franklin Park, IL

#197 Jul 14, 2012
Aldi is even worse than Walmart. They are a must to avoid.
Cheap products are one thing. But cheap products that make people sick is what Aldi is all about.
What If

United States

#198 Jul 14, 2012
Say No to Aldi wrote:
Aldi is even worse than Walmart. They are a must to avoid.
Cheap products are one thing. But cheap products that make people sick is what Aldi is all about.
I agree, not only because Aldi sells inferior products, but also their corporation is run by very crooked people who don't care at all about the customer.

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