Walmart Workers Striking Turkey Day
vito

Charleston, WV

#21 Nov 19, 2012
United StatesMain article: blue laws in the United States
Many states still prohibit selling alcohol for on and off-premise sales in one form or another on Sundays at some restricted time, under the rationale that people should be in church on Sunday morning, or at least not drinking.

Another feature of blue laws in the United States restricts the purchase of particular items on Sundays, which is an unusual feature in modern American culture. Some of these laws still restrict the ability to buy cars, groceries, office supplies and housewares among other things. Though most of these laws have been relaxed or repealed in most states, they are still strictly enforced in some other states.

Some states still prohibit hunting in various degrees on Sundays.

Blue laws may also prohibit retail activity on days other than Sunday. In Massachusetts and Connecticut, for example, blue laws dating to the Puritans of the 17th century still prohibit most retail stores, including grocery stores, from opening on Thanksgiving and Christmas.
Cmon Man

Charleston, WV

#22 Nov 19, 2012
Vincent wrote:
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Sounds like someone doesn't like the free market or capitalism. Guess we should all just give up and be socialists like your chief obama.
No, I don't agree with monopolies and exploitatave business practices (which are both illegal and unethical). I'm kind of hung up on the protection of our individual liberties as well, it's sort of the main ideal this Country was founded upon. If you actually cracked open a History book, you would see when common folks are taken advantage of for long enough, they tend to lash out.

Oh, and I love the typical "Fox News/Rush Limbaugh" knee-jerk reaction to someone who is opposed to a certain point of view and then automatically labeled a "socialist." Do you even know what Socialism is? Or Capitalism, for that matter?

And btw, free markets are destroyed by monopolies. They eliminate the "free" part. Might wanna brush up on your Economics while you're at it.
Ned

Hurricane, WV

#23 Nov 19, 2012
You may want to brush up on what constitutes a monopoly.
Cmon Man

Charleston, WV

#24 Nov 19, 2012
Ned wrote:
You may want to brush up on what constitutes a monopoly.
How profound! I am well aware of what constitutes a monopoly, and Wal Mart has been pushing that envelope for 20 years. Thanks for the well thought-out response, cuts real deep.
chrissy

Grove City, OH

#25 Nov 19, 2012
why are the people at walmart even complaining about having to work on thanksgiving. there are alot of places that will stay open. for example, the gas stations so people who are traveling to visit family will have some place to stop. hotels and motels still have people working in them on these days so the travelers will have someone there waiting on the. hell look at the hospitals, they NEVER close for any reason, and people working there work 12 or more hours per shift.

like others have said on here, be happy that you even have a job these days. if you want a job that you only have to work monday thru friday with holidays off and only work 8 to 5 then you more than likely need to go back to school to get this kind of a job. if your not willing to do that then stop complaining about your current job.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#26 Nov 19, 2012
MY OPINION, is that as long as people are buying the stores will stay open, I remembering growing up everything was shut down on all major holidays! Now it's just another day, I do agree that a lot not all people take their families for granted and need to give Thanks to all they have not just on Thanksgiving but everyday. As for Wal-Mart I feel bad for the workers there, they work long shifts because they are so understaffed, people with no sense curse the cashiers out as if they have anything to do with the shortage, however they refuse to hire anyone. Ask a few Wal-Mart and Sams club employees they hire you in at part time so they do not have to provide medical insurance or any other benefits, but they make them work full-time hours and mandatory over-time and if they don't do it they get a discipline slip or fired.

Now I know I am going way off topic here but my schools main office is located in Arizona and when talking to my financial advisor, we got on the topic of wages here's what I found out, WV police officers start out between 28,000-32,000 that is after they get out of the acadamy which averages about 8-10 dollars a hour in Arizona their officers get paid 90,000 to 100,000 dollars a year and the 90,000 is usually their pay in the acadamy and when they are out on the road by themselves (yes Arizona actually fully trains their officers for more then 2 days-two weeks) then they move up to starting wage of $100,000!! I was literally dumbfounded by this, I know the cost of living is more but as I found out it is not that much more! Point here is WV is a great place and will always be my home but to give my family a better life after I get out of school I will have to move out of state to make the wages I deserve! There is a website I am not sure the name but if you search wages for the USA in a certain position then you can see what each state starts out as in that field, you will be amazed and probably saddened and cheated at the same time! Now I am just going by what my admissions counseler told me I did not research it myself, so if any info is wrong I am sorry, however I really don't think he would have a reason to lie over it.

So all in all sorry for the long post I am just trying to make a point! Remember this comment is my opinion & no one else's!! Please give Thanks everyday to your loved ones, as you don't know when their life will end, I have found this out the hard way 1st hand a cpl times. As 5 years ago I took everything for granted, not anymore I feel beyond appreciative for everything I have but more then anything God,my child,my family,my friends, & our Troops!! God Bless them and their families as they will spend or have spent all holidays apart, wasn't able to be their for the birth of their first child, wasn't able to come home for the death of a family member or friend!! So how about instead of complaing about people working here with a choice because of our Troops, why don't we all pray to keep our troops safe, send a care package, there's numerous legitimate websites you can turn to that will do the work for you and you just pay the amount on which size of donation you want, I did a coffee one not long ago, they are on my fb is how I found out about it, and for $2 dollars they donate coffee the shops they have over there for a soldier or you can do a ten dollar donation & it sends a full bag to a unit and 2 cups of coffee to two soldiers, I did two of those, the troops get your email address with the package and the responses from these men and women overwhelmed me, as for something we just get up & make with no thought, it is like gold to them, their emails of gratitude made me very emotional and anytime I get extra money I make sure to send it to them! Ok I could talk forever about our Military but I have to go put up the tree with my baby, so just please remember donate your time or a few dollars, you do not realize the gratitude the ppl have for it! Thanks & sorry this is so long!

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#27 Nov 19, 2012
chrissy wrote:
why are the people at walmart even complaining about having to work on thanksgiving. there are alot of places that will stay open. for example, the gas stations so people who are traveling to visit family will have some place to stop. hotels and motels still have people working in them on these days so the travelers will have someone there waiting on the. hell look at the hospitals, they NEVER close for any reason, and people working there work 12 or more hours per shift.
like others have said on here, be happy that you even have a job these days. if you want a job that you only have to work monday thru friday with holidays off and only work 8 to 5 then you more than likely need to go back to school to get this kind of a job. if your not willing to do that then stop complaining about your current job.
AGREED!!

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#28 Nov 19, 2012
BTW I know things are incorrect in my post so no need to waste time pointing them out, my bad!! But I hope everyone gets the point of my forever long post!! Sorry again for that but it's better to say it all at once then in 500 different post.
Sam Walmart

Charleston, WV

#29 Nov 19, 2012
I will not let them off! And I will not give them double pay! They don't want to work, they can quit!!!!!
Cmon Man

United States

#30 Nov 19, 2012
Christ, I hope your house is equipped with padded walls.
walmart shopper

Baltimore, MD

#31 Nov 21, 2012
the only complaints at walmart are that there are so many employees and only 2 or 3 registers open at a time. the employees there get paid well over minimum wage.. try atleast 12 an hour for those starting out. along with benefits after 30 days of employment.. hurting i think not, walmart employees do pretty well for what they do. they know how crazy black friday shopping is, these people probably volunteer or are asked to work months in advance so they can accomodate a crowd.
Walmart Worker

Escanaba, MI

#32 Nov 21, 2012
I don't know where you work that walmart workers get $12 an hour starting, here in michigan its $8 to $8.50 depending on past retail experence etc. No benefits for a year. I've been with the company a while now and I don't mind my job the only thing I'm not liking is that Black Friday turned into Black Thursday. I'm not striking but that's because I need my job and none of these people striking will have jobs after I'm sure they'll be fired and replaced with people who want a job.
walmart shopper

Baltimore, MD

#33 Nov 21, 2012
it was advertised in our local newspaper when a new store opened up that they make 12 an hour and plus i asked several of their employees and they said the same
crazy

United States

#34 Nov 21, 2012
Walmart Worker wrote:
I don't know where you work that walmart workers get $12 an hour starting, here in michigan its $8 to $8.50 depending on past retail experence etc. No benefits for a year. I've been with the company a while now and I don't mind my job the only thing I'm not liking is that Black Friday turned into Black Thursday. I'm not striking but that's because I need my job and none of these people striking will have jobs after I'm sure they'll be fired and replaced with people who want a job.
Maybe you should look into moving. I worked at walmart over 2 years ago and started at $10 an hour and had benefits after 90 days. I worked in the deli and had no previous experience. They based that rate on some test that I took. That was in west virginia..one of lowest paying states since our cost of living is so much cheaper than other states.
Walmart is too demanding

San Angelo, TX

#35 Nov 21, 2012
Walmart should practice family values and observe thanksgiving.
Seasoned

AOL

#36 Nov 21, 2012
joy wrote:
Walmart sucks.
If you dislike the store, then just don't go into it - plain and simple. Shop someplace else you big dummie.
kim

Ardsley, NY

#37 Nov 21, 2012
Our military men and women, are spending their Thanksgiving protecting our freedom so everyone else can spend the day with family and loved ones. And "IF" I had to work at Walmart to support my family. I would do so and happily. Knowing what others are sacrificing that is so much more than I am. Their life... Which in turn gives you the freedom, to choose where you work and/or what type of education you receive. Which leads to the type of employment you acquire.

Since: Sep 12

Location hidden

#38 Nov 21, 2012
This is so sad, I understand the economy is bad, but people should get to spend the day with their families or if they have to work then maybe the stores could do split shifts so they can still be with their family and have a job after the holiday! I was just there today and the lady checking me out was so polite but she made a statement that"I think may just come true within a few years Thanksgiving will be no longer celebrated and that it would just become a day of the past!" It's sad but greed, ungrateful, and disrespectful ppl have made this not a holiday of thanks, but a holiday of knocking ppl over, trampling and killing ppl over a few dollars, corporate greed has taken over the holiday! God Bless everyone this Thanksgiving and please be careful!
what

United States

#39 Nov 21, 2012
They're not striking because they have to work on Thanksgiving. They're striking for pay. Read the news!
Cmon Man

United States

#40 Nov 21, 2012
what wrote:
They're not striking because they have to work on Thanksgiving. They're striking for pay. Read the news!
You gotta understand the people posting Here tthink they know what they are talking about and that their opinions are infallible. No use wasting your time with these jokers, they're clueless. They honest to god think this whole thing is about people whining about having to work one particular day of the year. Self riteous Morons.

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