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“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#98325 Apr 28, 2014
cheluzal wrote:
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I can't bring myself to walk in WM. I honestly will pay more to avoid. Haven't been in years...I feel I need a shower after visiting...it is disgusting, cheap crappy stuff, full of nasty people, dirty, 2 lanes open when they build 30, and a cashier popping gum who hates life.
Pass.
We would have to drive way out of our way to even get to a walmart, but since I don't set foot in them either, it's no skin off my nose.

I went to one with my mother two years ago to get school supplies and I swore I would never go back. Didn't have everything I needed (so whatever money I would have saved was blown on a second trip to another store), it was raining so the store was dark, and the other shoppers wer just plain rude. Was cut-off, bumped into and generally annoyed by the same rude boy in like 5 different aisles. I could not wait to leave.
Tralee la la

Hawthorne, CA

#98327 Apr 28, 2014
Wicklow wrote:
29 Things That Will Make You Grin Like An Idiot However Badly Your Day’s Going
http://www.buzzfeed.com/alanwhite/29-things-t...
#28 made me laugh.:)
I like #19

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#98328 Apr 28, 2014
The one near me is really not as bad as I thought it would be. The employees are generally helpful, the customers no ruder than some other places, but it is not my first choice. Partly because it is always crowded, and I am not good at playing with others, so I tend to get wound up in there.
squishymama wrote:
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We would have to drive way out of our way to even get to a walmart, but since I don't set foot in them either, it's no skin off my nose.
I went to one with my mother two years ago to get school supplies and I swore I would never go back. Didn't have everything I needed (so whatever money I would have saved was blown on a second trip to another store), it was raining so the store was dark, and the other shoppers wer just plain rude. Was cut-off, bumped into and generally annoyed by the same rude boy in like 5 different aisles. I could not wait to leave.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#98329 Apr 28, 2014
squishymama wrote:
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We would have to drive way out of our way to even get to a walmart, but since I don't set foot in them either, it's no skin off my nose.
I went to one with my mother two years ago to get school supplies and I swore I would never go back. Didn't have everything I needed (so whatever money I would have saved was blown on a second trip to another store), it was raining so the store was dark, and the other shoppers wer just plain rude. Was cut-off, bumped into and generally annoyed by the same rude boy in like 5 different aisles. I could not wait to leave.
Brace yourself. There is one going in on Touhy just west of McCormick, hopefully replacing the one on Touhy in Niles which is a rat hole.

“The two baby belly, please!”

Since: Sep 09

Evanston IL

#98335 Apr 28, 2014
PEllen wrote:
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Brace yourself. There is one going in on Touhy just west of McCormick, hopefully replacing the one on Touhy in Niles which is a rat hole.
Where the Klein Tools used to be? I knew that a Mariano's was going in there, but the construction site looked way too big to be just a grocery store.

Target is still closer.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#98336 Apr 28, 2014
squishymama wrote:
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Where the Klein Tools used to be? I knew that a Mariano's was going in there, but the construction site looked way too big to be just a grocery store.
Target is still closer.
Yeah, just west of there according to my parents who live in the neighborhood. Marianos. too. It impacts what is happening to the old Dominicks at Pratt and McCormick. I think TIF money is involved somewhere.
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#98337 Apr 28, 2014
Wicklow wrote:
<quoted text>For those familiar with the Harry Potter books, I've always likened the Walmart experience to entering a space full of dementors. You leave feeling as if your soul has been reduced in some way. At least the one near me feels that way. Very bad energy.
I'm in a small southern town so our is just full of trash. All kinds of trash. I went at night since it was the only thing open....OMG....I felt I was transported into another dimension where people live in ways that are foreign to me. Ick.

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#98338 Apr 28, 2014
I love Walmart. Go there often. Granted, I'm annoyed by them only having two lanes open, even on Saturdays, but the place is only as much as a dive as the neighborhood they're in. So don't shop at Walmart in the ghetto. The Walmarts in the nicer neighborhoods are very clean and efficient. And I've done price comparison and the exact same thing at Walmart is always much cheaper than Target

“I Am Mine”

Since: Dec 08

Location hidden

#98341 Apr 28, 2014
HAHAHAH! One comment on the story:

"Kudos to the little girl that confronted the dad. What she said was so simple but so true...how is kicking him over the edge "Teaching" him how to drop? Good'ol Dad there is an impatient P0S and he should punished. What the hell is wrong with this idiot? Seriously, maybe he was having a bad day,."

That little "girl" was a boy.

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#98342 Apr 28, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
I love Walmart. Go there often. Granted, I'm annoyed by them only having two lanes open, even on Saturdays, but the place is only as much as a dive as the neighborhood they're in. So don't shop at Walmart in the ghetto. The Walmarts in the nicer neighborhoods are very clean and efficient. And I've done price comparison and the exact same thing at Walmart is always much cheaper than Target
When I have been driving out and about I occasionally stop at Walmart, especially the ones with grocery stores. The ones out near you and down near Matilda are decent. Clean, well stocked, pleasant staff, customers who seem to understand what is required living/shopping in a community, for example not letting their kids open packages partially eat things and put them back on the shelf, or being inconsiderate in aisle blocking, responding nicely to request to get by, etc.

They are indeed very different than the one just on the north edge of Chicago on Touhy

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#98343 Apr 29, 2014

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#98344 Apr 29, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
I love Walmart. Go there often. Granted, I'm annoyed by them only having two lanes open, even on Saturdays, but the place is only as much as a dive as the neighborhood they're in. So don't shop at Walmart in the ghetto. The Walmarts in the nicer neighborhoods are very clean and efficient. And I've done price comparison and the exact same thing at Walmart is always much cheaper than Target
Have to agree about the quality of their stores, being dependent on the neighborhood. Not sure we all need the very cheapest stuff....at least at the price of Walmart not paying their employees a living wage...Walmart seem's one of the many face's of corporate greed....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

United States

#98345 Apr 29, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Have to agree about the quality of their stores, being dependent on the neighborhood. Not sure we all need the very cheapest stuff....at least at the price of Walmart not paying their employees a living wage... one of the many face's of corporate greed....
Oh for the love of... Walmart workers get paid the exact same amount as Target workers. This strawman argument that because Walmart is profitable, they should pay their uneducated, idiot workers 50 grand a year is getting tiresome. They keep costs down for ME and that is what's important. If welfare momma wants to make 20 dollars an hour, she should find a different job
Zap Brannigan

United States

#98346 Apr 29, 2014
How do you get $50K out of his wish that Walmart pay a living wage. You do know that the reasons so many people that work at Walmart and other retail giants are on government assistance is because their business models are set up to pay low wages and keep all but managment on part-time status so they do no ahve to provide benifits. Exactly what other jobs should these millions of low paid workers get that will pay them enough to get off government assistance?

Nice to know you don't care about the people that provide the goods and services you need. Rememer, Karma is a biitch.
edogxxx wrote:
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Oh for the love of... Walmart workers get paid the exact same amount as Target workers. This strawman argument that because Walmart is profitable, they should pay their uneducated, idiot workers 50 grand a year is getting tiresome. They keep costs down for ME and that is what's important. If welfare momma wants to make 20 dollars an hour, she should find a different job

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#98347 Apr 29, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
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Oh for the love of... Walmart workers get paid the exact same amount as Target workers. This strawman argument that because Walmart is profitable, they should pay their uneducated, idiot workers 50 grand a year is getting tiresome. They keep costs down for ME and that is what's important. If welfare momma wants to make 20 dollars an hour, she should find a different job
..."50 grand a year"?.....Don't start conflict, when it isn't there....

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#98348 Apr 29, 2014
Zap Brannigan wrote:
How do you get $50K out of his wish that Walmart pay a living wage. You do know that the reasons so many people that work at Walmart and other retail giants are on government assistance is because their business models are set up to pay low wages and keep all but managment on part-time status so they do no ahve to provide benifits. Exactly what other jobs should these millions of low paid workers get that will pay them enough to get off government assistance?
Nice to know you don't care about the people that provide the goods and services you need. Rememer, Karma is a biitch.
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I would seriously, rather pay a few dollars more, just so many of these workers, at least had a chance.....Walmart is just another example, of corporate greed kicking the lower, middle class...while they just get richer and richer....Love the heirs to answer, what is the point of it all?...after the first billion?....lol....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Chicago, IL

#98350 Apr 29, 2014
Zap Brannigan wrote:
How do you get $50K out of his wish that Walmart pay a living wage. You do know that the reasons so many people that work at Walmart and other retail giants are on government assistance is because their business models are set up to pay low wages and keep all but managment on part-time status so they do no ahve to provide benifits. Exactly what other jobs should these millions of low paid workers get that will pay them enough to get off government assistance?
What do these people expect when they barely have a high school education and no marketable skills? You want a good job? You want benefits? Learn a trade, get an education, there's plenty of assistance available. Don't just expect the government to provide for you and give you stuff.

Now I'm not against raising the minimum wage a little bit, but don't think it will do much to get people out of poverty and off of government assistance, cost of living will go up, cost of goods and services will go up. And don't let yourselves be fooled. The only reason the feds want to raise the minimum wage is to increase tax revenue, their motives aren't quite as noble as they'd like you to think

“"yes"”

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles

#98351 Apr 29, 2014
all things being equal wrote:
<quoted text>It's curious that the reichwingers always say it's communist/muslim/socialist to even think of limiting profits (like what's the point after the first billion) yet if a worker wants more per hour they are "greedy". Like: "Want more money? GET A NEW JOB, LOSER!!!!!!!"
Well, if Walmart can't make a living paying a fair wage and NOT relying upon the Federal government to pick up the slack, maybe the Waltons should go out and get jobs? They could work at Walmart. I hear the wages are considered to be quite fair by many Topix posters...
The problem with Walmart is that it sets the standard for all the big box stores. We in Southern California fought to keep them out and have had some success. I could be wrong, but I think we were one of the last states they invaded. Walmart attempted immanent domain on a large property in the San Gabriel Valley. To add insult to injury, they were trying to obtain it from a generational Japanese nursery. The family managed to keep it during WW2 relocation but nearly lost it to the capitalist bully. The nursery won out in the end but not without a fight.

Hello - my name is Rose and I'm a liberal

“"yes"”

Since: Sep 12

Los Angeles

#98352 Apr 29, 2014
Here's a link for the day. Artist and communist Frida Kahlo

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/04/29/unbo...

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

Location hidden

#98354 Apr 29, 2014
Below is a link to a discussion about Walmart's preemployment assessment -- that you have to pass before you can apply.

This is one guy who is apply. You consider this guy a lowlife, edog?

"I just took the assessment and 10 minutes later got a message saying I received a "non-competitive result." I'm not a moron, and I also responded to answers in ways they would want to hear. I applied for an AP manager trainee job, and I have over 6 years active duty military experience relevant to the job, a bachelors degree, and 3 years retail experience. I exceed the qualifications for this position but I get turned away for a silly assessment? Wow... Just ridiculous! Oh right, you guys want advice: HELL IF I KNOW. I have no idea how I failed. According to everyone else on here, there seems to be no rhyme or reason to it. Some people say they used nothing but Strongly Agree/Disagree, others only Agree and Disagree, I don't know what the hell is going on with that assessment!—Guest military guy"

Link: http://jobsearch.about.com/u/ua/jobapplicatio...

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