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Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#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...

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#98355 Apr 29, 2014
Thank you, and the obammanites are the ones extolling how great the economy is.....
The only jobs being created are these crap jobs that keep you in poverty.


Anybody but me see a conflict here?
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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“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#98356 Apr 29, 2014
Then why dont you shop where the same products will cost you a few dollars more?

Thats like saying you would pay more to buy American made products, but always picking products made in china.
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> 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....

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#98357 Apr 29, 2014
Oh, you're gonna fit right in missy....
Hi I'm RACE. Are you Hot?
Rose of Tralee wrote:
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Hello - my name is Rose and I'm a liberal
Zap Brannigan

United States

#98359 Apr 29, 2014
Some of us do. Never even been inside a Walmart or Kmart.
RACE wrote:
Then why dont you shop where the same products will cost you a few dollars more?

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“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#98360 Apr 29, 2014
I will shop in the dollar store if they have what I want.
Zap Brannigan wrote:
Some of us do. Never even been inside a Walmart or Kmart.
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“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#98361 Apr 29, 2014
all things being equal wrote:
The interesting thing is what will happen to America (and Walmart, McDonald's etc) if *conservatives* get their way and both public assistance AND the minimum wage are ended.
Crawl back under your rock,*conservatives* aren't calling for an end to either of those things, that's just what your state-run liberal media wants you to think. And they thank you for letting them do your thinking for you

And it's funny you call them "reichwingers." Naziism has more in common with present day liberalism than conservatism. Think about it: Nazis believed in socialism. They thought everyone should think like them and believe in what they believed in. And those who didn't, should be annihilated. Sound familiar? You say "reichwinger," I think liberal

“Checks and Balances”

Since: Apr 13

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#98362 Apr 29, 2014
I need dinner suggestions for the week. What are you guys having tonight?

I tried homemade pizza last night. The dough was ok (though I have to roll it thinner next time), but the sauce was way too sweet. Anyone have good homemade pizza sauce recipes?
cheluzal

Plant City, FL

#98363 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
Quite the generalization.
My little town's WM grosses me out but my town is not the ghetto.

And I would pay more at Target to avoid the filth at WM!

Toj

“Where is Everyone?”

Since: Jul 12

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#98364 Apr 29, 2014
ScarletandOlive wrote:
I need dinner suggestions for the week. What are you guys having tonight?
I tried homemade pizza last night. The dough was ok (though I have to roll it thinner next time), but the sauce was way too sweet. Anyone have good homemade pizza sauce recipes?
You had homemade pizza the other night. Try a sandwich night and then a taco night.

I like to make a chicken b/c then you can turn the leftovers into something else the next day. Have chicken, potatoes or rice and a veggie then the next day have chicken salad or chicken alfredo.

Since: Oct 12

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#98366 Apr 29, 2014
RACE wrote:
Then why dont you shop where the same products will cost you a few dollars more?
Thats like saying you would pay more to buy American made products, but always picking products made in china.
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How silly are you, to pre-suppose that i only shop at Walmart....just because it is the current topic? C'mon man......
Zap Brannigan

United States

#98367 Apr 29, 2014
You have it bakwards as usual there, Mutt. On the politcal spectrum, communism is at the far left and Fascism/Nazism is at the far right. Here it is from left to right.

communism, social democracy, liberalism, centrism, conservatism, reactionism, fascism/Nazism.
edogxxx wrote:
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And it's funny you call them "reichwingers." Naziism has more in common with present day liberalism than conservatism. Think about it: Nazis believed in socialism. They thought everyone should think like them and believe in what they believed in. And those who didn't, should be annihilated. Sound familiar? You say "reichwinger," I think liberal

Since: Oct 12

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#98368 Apr 29, 2014
RACE wrote:
Thank you, and the obammanites are the ones extolling how great the economy is.....
The only jobs being created are these crap jobs that keep you in poverty.
Anybody but me see a conflict here?
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CONSUMER CONFIDENCE TICKS UP IN FEBRUARY AP(3-1-14)..Washington -- A surprisingly optimistic outlook among younger Americans and a higher stock market pushed up a measure of U.S. consumer sentiment in February.....The increase was small, but the harsh winter weather appears to have had little effect on American's confidence so far. That's a sign that spending might pick up in the coming months.....The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index ticked up to 81.6 in February from 81.2 in January. It's still slightly below December's figure..... The survey found that American's under 35 have grown more optimistic their pay will increase. On average, they expect income gains of 5 percent in the next 12 months, the survey found...THAT'S THE LARGEST EXPECTED GAIN SINCE NOVEMBER 2006......

Since: Oct 12

Location hidden

#98369 Apr 29, 2014
RACE wrote:
Thank you, and the obammanites are the ones extolling how great the economy is.....
The only jobs being created are these crap jobs that keep you in poverty.
Anybody but me see a conflict here?
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Observe that you went to partisan politics first.....Just because you are taught to deny our economic recovery.....TRUTH WINS....

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#98370 Apr 29, 2014
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> Observe that you went to partisan politics first.....Just because you are taught to deny our economic recovery.....TRUTH WINS....
Well, I suppose if you want to redefine a "recovery" as "a slight improvement from what we're recovering FROM," you might be sorta right. BUT... let history be your guide.. Charts of today's "economic recovery" versus the post WWII economic recovery

http://www.cfr.org/united-states/quarterly-up...

And there's this

http://www.cfr.org/united-states/quarterly-up...

But hey, let's break open the champagne!.. ah, maybe the cheap champagne...

“reign in blood”

Since: May 09

Wilmington, IL

#98371 Apr 29, 2014
Zap Brannigan wrote:
communism, social democracy, liberalism, centrism, conservatism, reactionism, fascism/Nazism.
Nice spectrum there, buddy. Not sure which tinfoil hat you pulled THAT from... but America is supposed to be a REPUBLIC. Didn't see that one anywhere on your "list."
Zap Brannigan

United States

#98372 Apr 29, 2014
Google is your friend. Use it, you may learn a thing or two. A political spectrum classifies political ideologies. A republic is a form of government, not a political ideology. This is all basic poly sci stuff.
edogxxx wrote:
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Nice spectrum there, buddy. Not sure which tinfoil hat you pulled THAT from... but America is supposed to be a REPUBLIC. Didn't see that one anywhere on your "list."

Since: Jan 14

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#98375 Apr 29, 2014
edogxxx wrote:
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Well, I suppose if you want to redefine a "recovery" as "a slight improvement from what we're recovering FROM," you might be sorta right. BUT... let history be your guide.. Charts of today's "economic recovery" versus the post WWII economic recovery
http://www.cfr.org/united-states/quarterly-up...
And there's this
http://www.cfr.org/united-states/quarterly-up...
But hey, let's break open the champagne!.. ah, maybe the cheap champagne...
I can't believe you used that comparison. Post ww11 this country had mfg. Jobs to spare. They paid even the uneducated worker a living wage. One that could at least provide a modest home and food for a family. You have no idea what you're spouting off about. It wasn't all about the stockholders and wall street then. If you actually think that the repubs will bring back that sort of economy, you are delusional. They are beholden to big business and financial institutions and the dems don't have the guts to buck them either. And when they do repubs shoot them down, for reasons just stated.

“A Programmer is not in IT!”

Since: Feb 09

Neda, stay with me! Charlie

#98376 Apr 29, 2014
LOL! Yeah, same jargon different day.
Still does not refute my claim that the only jobs generated are crap.
Yeah my salary went up 15% from 8 dollars to 9 dollars! Yippee, so, for for every 40 hrs, I work I get another $40 * 33% giving me a take home hike of $26. Whoop! thats another 6 movies from redbox! or maybe 2 nights a month at pizza hut.

I like you, but your mindless clinging to obamma as some kind of harry potter is is scary and senseless. Just admit the economy is stagnant. I wont pressure you to defend anything beyond that. but of course you cant, and niether can you reconcile the fact that all the made up programs by obamma only serve to distract you from the fact that if the economy really was improving, there would be no need for them... But dont let that factiod cloud your vision of paradise...
Go Blue Forever wrote:
<quoted text> CONSUMER CONFIDENCE TICKS UP IN FEBRUARY AP(3-1-14)..Washington -- A surprisingly optimistic outlook among younger Americans and a higher stock market pushed up a measure of U.S. consumer sentiment in February.....The increase was small, but the harsh winter weather appears to have had little effect on American's confidence so far. That's a sign that spending might pick up in the coming months.....The University of Michigan's consumer sentiment index ticked up to 81.6 in February from 81.2 in January. It's still slightly below December's figure..... The survey found that American's under 35 have grown more optimistic their pay will increase. On average, they expect income gains of 5 percent in the next 12 months, the survey found...THAT'S THE LARGEST EXPECTED GAIN SINCE NOVEMBER 2006......

“...,to wit”

Since: Jun 09

Location hidden

#98378 Apr 29, 2014
Rose of Tralee wrote:
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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
Hi Rose. Welcome.
We lost our resident liberal earlier this year. so the slot is open. Plenty of conservatives to bounce against around here. Lurk for a bit or jump right in, whatever suits your taste. We try to keep away from personal attacks even if we are not always successful

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