Walmart protest. Come one, come all. Doesn't matter if you work there or not

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Beautiful Little Woman

Springfield, MO

#1 Nov 21, 2012
Walmart doesn't pay their employees enough or give them the hours they need to support living in a one bedroom apartment. This needs to change.

So, on thursday and friday I encourage all the people of Murray to make a stand outside of Walmart, even if it is just for a hour. I don't care if you work there or not. The police can ask you to leave but if there is enough of us, peacefully protesting, they can't make all of us leave. I mean it when I say peacefully. Don't let me find out some of you acted a fool during the protest. Information gets around quick in Murray.

Honestly, who likes the cheap chinese crap walmart sells anyways?

Happy Thanksgiving and HAPPY PROTESTING!
Beautiful Little Woman

Springfield, MO

#2 Nov 21, 2012

Since: Mar 08

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#3 Nov 21, 2012
Yes. Watch as new positions come open for those who care willing to work.
Beautiful Little Woman

Springfield, MO

#4 Nov 21, 2012
You can't fire your employees for protesting. It is illegal :)

Since: Aug 11

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#5 Nov 21, 2012
I am always amused by those that lament the decline of "family values" and the poor attitudes of today's teenagers.

Well, we are our children's greatest teachers, they watch our every move.

In these times we rarely sit down for a family meal. Instead it is grab and go. THanksgiving is one of those rare days when we all eat together, and our grown children come home.

It speaks volumes what you care about when you give up some very rare family time to save money on another expensive "toy" for your already spoiled teenager.

It also shows those kids that money trumps family.

It would be great if everyone refused to spend a dime until 12:01 am Friday. Then maybe next year Walmart will actually close next year for THanksgiving. Next year, they are planning to not close, and probably not close for Christmas either.

It is one thing for an emergency worker that must work, it is quite another to make another give up their family time so you can get your spoiled brat an ipad. If this is you, then stfu about "family values."
wasd

Mayfield, KY

#6 Nov 22, 2012
Beautiful Little Woman wrote:
Walmart doesn't pay their employees enough or give them the hours they need to support living in a one bedroom apartment. This needs to change.

So, on thursday and friday I encourage all the people of Murray to make a stand outside of Walmart, even if it is just for a hour. I don't care if you work there or not. The police can ask you to leave but if there is enough of us, peacefully protesting, they can't make all of us leave. I mean it when I say peacefully. Don't let me find out some of you acted a fool during the protest. Information gets around quick in Murray.

Honestly, who likes the cheap chinese crap walmart sells anyways?

Happy Thanksgiving and HAPPY PROTESTING!
I don't get paid enough nor get many hours at the restaurant I work at. Guess I should just not work when I'm scheduled and protest instead. That'll sure show 'em!

...Except not.

Since: Mar 08

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#7 Nov 22, 2012
Beautiful Little Woman wrote:
You can't fire your employees for protesting. It is illegal :)
In most states yes you can. Most of them are "fire at will" states. That means you can be fired for any reason.

Since: Mar 08

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#9 Nov 22, 2012
worker wrote:
<quoted text>
He seeks to put fear into our hearts. Ignore him!
Just wait until you're sitting in jail. Then we'll see who has fear when Bubba enters your cell.
Alum

Murray, KY

#10 Nov 22, 2012
"In most states yes you can. Most of them are "fire at will" states. That means you can be fired for any reason."

Exactly. Kentucky isn't one of the right-to-work states, however about half the U.S. is, meaning you can be hired/fired at any time. Don't show up for work, gone. It'll be interesting to see how many Walmart employees get sh*tcanned. I feel like most Walmart employees don't realize that. But they are after all generally uneducated, which is why they're working at Walmart in the first place...

Since: Mar 08

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#13 Nov 22, 2012
Alum wrote:
"In most states yes you can. Most of them are "fire at will" states. That means you can be fired for any reason."
Exactly. Kentucky isn't one of the right-to-work states, however about half the U.S. is, meaning you can be hired/fired at any time. Don't show up for work, gone. It'll be interesting to see how many Walmart employees get sh*tcanned. I feel like most Walmart employees don't realize that. But they are after all generally uneducated, which is why they're working at Walmart in the first place...
And Wal Mart won't put up with that kind of behavior. Most No Call No Shows result in a Decision Day the first time. This is where they send you home and you think about whether or not you want to keep your job. After that they put you on probation and if you screw up even once during that probationary period then you're gone.
Beautiful

Springfield, MO

#14 Nov 22, 2012
Graver, you are a idiot. You would make a perfect manager for walmart :/

Since: Aug 11

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#15 Nov 22, 2012
In truth, they can be fired for ALMOST any reason in KY, this is an at will state.

Now then, lets suppose that the employee refuses to work on Black Friday because they claim it is an unsafe work environment (which blitz has proven fatal and dangerous in the past). The way I read it (but I am not a lawyer, but former upper manager in fast food), Walmart could not fire them if they spoke up it was unsafe.

it still sucks that on one of those rare "family" days, these consumers willingly give up family time so they can shove others out of the way for...things. Sad.

Since: Aug 11

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#16 Nov 22, 2012
To make a point of order, the feast that the pilgrims had that we call Thanksgiving was not after all a day of thanksgiving. To the Puritans a day of Thanksgiving was a very religious, sacred day.

This was a celebration of the harvest, it lasted for one week with daily feasts of deer, duck, seafood, corn squash.

So Thanksgiving is indeed a sacred tradition, but only in the secular sense of familial gatherings. Religion has nothing to do with it.

No matter what, I wish you ALL a happy Thanksgiving.
Be well

Since: Nov 12

United States

#17 Nov 22, 2012
After reading this I I know what's wrong with this country i9s not going to be getting better any time soon! And I am no longer suprized that Obama got re elected!
libertarian Lizzie

Madisonville, KY

#18 Nov 22, 2012
I've been doing my own protest of Wal-Mart for over 20 years now. It's called DON'T SHOP THERE! If you disagree with them, with the fact that for years they boasted "MADE IN THE USA" then switched to "MADE IN CHINA," just don't go there and give them your money.
For the workers---nobody put a gun to your head to make you work there. If you are unhappy, do what thousands of others have done---find another job.
If you think a union will save you---take a look at the folks who used to make Twinkies! Ask some of the folks who used to make kitchen ranges at Tappan, right here in town! Union mullahs are no different than politicians, out for themselves. They keep their jobs when the plant closes and leaves town.
Our economic system is the free enterprise system. If you want to live in a state-controlled economy move to Europe or Asia---or maybe Greece, I hear it's nice this time of year.

Since: Aug 11

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#19 Nov 22, 2012
Unions have their place, but they do not know when to quit. People accuse corporations of being greedy? Go look at the Teamsters HQ, and tell me again the difference?

I will say this though, I would rather a union and a company sit down and negotiate, rather than tyranny legislate everything.
Joe

Murray, KY

#20 Nov 22, 2012
If you're protesting Wal Mart, what about all the other places open on Thanksgiving?

Cracker Barrel?

Dollar General?

Gas stations?

Groceries?

I despise Wal Mart, but those people chose to work there. Rather than bitch about their job, they need to work on their education, their resume, and their interview skills.

And others need to quit feeling sorry for them.

Since: Nov 12

United States

#21 Nov 22, 2012
libertarian Lizzie wrote:
I've been doing my own protest of Wal-Mart for over 20 years now. It's called DON'T SHOP THERE! If you disagree with them, with the fact that for years they boasted "MADE IN THE USA" then switched to "MADE IN CHINA," just don't go there and give them your money.
For the workers---nobody put a gun to your head to make you work there. If you are unhappy, do what thousands of others have done---find another job.
If you think a union will save you---take a look at the folks who used to make Twinkies! Ask some of the folks who used to make kitchen ranges at Tappan, right here in town! Union mullahs are no different than politicians, out for themselves. They keep their jobs when the plant closes and leaves town.
Our economic system is the free enterprise system. If you want to live in a state-controlled economy move to Europe or Asia---or maybe Greece, I hear it's nice this time of year.
Right on Lizzie! I agree 1000%
JDme

Greenville, KY

#22 Nov 22, 2012
Beautiful Little Woman wrote:
You can't fire your employees for protesting. It is illegal :)
What Walmart is supposed to do and what the will do is two different things. I guarantee you that any employees who take part in this protest, sooner or later will be fired or forced to quit. Take it from someone who knows what they are talking about.
Ha

Duluth, GA

#23 Nov 23, 2012
Beautiful Little Woman wrote:
Walmart doesn't pay their employees enough or give them the hours they need to support living in a one bedroom apartment. This needs to change.

So, on thursday and friday I encourage all the people of Murray to make a stand outside of Walmart, even if it is just for a hour. I don't care if you work there or not. The police can ask you to leave but if there is enough of us, peacefully protesting, they can't make all of us leave. I mean it when I say peacefully. Don't let me find out some of you acted a fool during the protest. Information gets around quick in Murray.

Honestly, who likes the cheap chinese crap walmart sells anyways?

Happy Thanksgiving and HAPPY PROTESTING!

"Don't let me find out some of you acted a fool"? So you want to rile up all these people to protest but wouldn't be brave enough to even show up yourself. That's what you're implying with that statement

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