Walmart is going union, strike planned
Be happy

Harrogate, TN

#21 Nov 20, 2012
Son of SickNTired wrote:
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Hmmm... Could there be a reason they act that way? Low pay and no benefits kind of breeds that kind of attitude.. Also sounds like the management is not managing. You get what you pay for.
If you not like Walmart quit, getvanother job and don't shop there. I for one am thankful to have a Walmart in our area and will continue to shop there and so will my family. This town as so little and if Walmart leaves and they can and will then see where this town goes. You think coal is leaving, so will everything else. I say fire everyone who walks off and hire someone else who wants to work. In other words love it or leave it.
Get over yourself

Corbin, KY

#22 Nov 20, 2012
I was at Wal-Mart not more than an hour ago. They were actualy hard at work. No body complained or talking about a strike. Nobody knew anything if it. Makes you wonder that whoever started this thread was doing it trying to stir up trouble. More than likely. Just saying. It's good to ask questions.
Are you crazy

United States

#23 Nov 20, 2012
Son of SickNTired wrote:
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LOL.... Spoken like a true Faux News nit wit disciple.... Who do you think is making them rich? Certainly not the sweat of their own brows. They did not start Walmart nor have they "earned" a dime of that money. It was given to them.. Sam Walton would be ashamed of how his company treats its employees... And your premise that giving the employees a fair wage and benefits will somehow put the company under is stupid.$15 an hour is not a lot of money.. This not 1985..
My god....you can't be this stupid! Sam's children ALL worked in the family stores...One of the brothers was bagging groceries since he was 12...the older ones unloaded the trucks! So I would say "they earned it"....if you think its so easy to make something out of nothing then I suggest you save up some money and start your own business. People like u make me sick! You and Obama think that no one has earned anything in this world, that it just dropped from the sky like some miracle of god...Damn your dumb!
News

Winchester, KY

#24 Nov 20, 2012
Watch the news please..People are already camping out for black friday..The Middlesboro Wal-Mart has always been open on Thanksgiving..No problem the sale starts at 8..I dont know about now, but they used to have the best benefits around this area, and the pay is higher..When you hire on at Wal-Mart you know they are open 364 days a year..I would not strike, be thankful you have a job..You can be replaced trust me i know..
Get over yourself

Corbin, KY

#25 Nov 20, 2012
They do offer benefits. Just have a few crazies running around. If they can hold out till 2014 they can get thier health care for almost nothing under Obama Care. This stuff went on last year too. They just want a free handout at everybody else's expense. Let them try paying for it out of pocket like I do who has to purchase thier own insurance. Bunch of cry babies!!! They don't know how good they got it. I make slightly above minimum wage and have to purchase my own. This stuff is very expensive. Cry me a river Walmart employees!!! You'll get no sympathy from me.
Cranky1

Milwaukee, WI

#26 Nov 21, 2012
You are an idiot who has obviously never worked a day in your life. You take a statement and take it to its most extreme, which tells me that you also are not very bright or willing to see anyone else's point of view. It also says that you are pretty young and have not lived on your own.

-I am not one of you who thinks everybody owes him something for nothing. I have been working since I was 16 and have been on my own paying my way far longer than you could dream of.

Walmart not only treats its employees with disdain,it treats its vendors equally as poorly.

-They don't have to work there and the vendors do not have to do business with walmart. There is a thing called freedom, I know that is a dirty word to socialist and in society currently but its a wonderful thing.

Look up how many of their suppliers they have put under with their strong arm tactics.

-Why would you as a supplier intentionally allow yourself to be put under? If it is a bad relationship with another company and you are not making a profit change or die.

And how many lawsuits they have pending against them, from sexual harassment to gender and race discrimination.

-Probably as many as any other company out there is a world filled with cry bags with a chip on their shoulder thinking the world owes them something for nothing.

So junior, maybe you should do a little living before you start chiming in on things that you don't know about.

-Princess I have lived long enough to know a mooch when I see one. The USA gave you a equal chance, if you pissed it away expecting something for nothing that is YOUR FAULT. Take your bitterness and go back to the union hall and drink around to the economic death of the USA, of course courtesy of the likes of you and you ilk.

Since: Apr 12

Englewood, CO

#27 Nov 21, 2012
Been There wrote:
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Take care who you call an idiot! NO ONE is forced to work at Walmart and NO ONE is forced to sell a product to Walmart. Employees and vendors are free to work and sell elsewhere.
Walmart or any other free enterprise does not exist for the sake of an employee! They exist to make a profit. Otherwise they would be a charity.
I'm no "junior" like you accuse the other person you called an idiot. I'm an old man who has worked at many different occupations.
Your philosophy appears to be socialism. That's your choice. The problem is it doesn't work and never has worked efficiently. It is eventually replaced by at least a form of capitalism (China, Russia, etc.).
On the other hand, you do mirror what is happening in this country. With huge numbers of people on welfare, and other government handouts, perhaps the government will eventually own all the means of production. That would make you happy, wouldn't it?
Really? Welfare plays no part in this. Walmart is notorious for going into an area and undercutting local small businesses and closing them down. They are also well known for strong arming their vendors into doing their bidding and again have forced many of them out of business. So the options of where to work have decreased and so has any leverage that workers have to "go someplace better". Walmart has used its power and money to do as they please to whoever they please. So if you are happy to live in a world controlled by a few huge corporations, then we are well on our way. And it has nothing to do with welfare.

And BTW, all you college grad who think this is only applying to the "untrained" un-college educated workers, they are coming ofr you too...

Since: Apr 12

Englewood, CO

#28 Nov 21, 2012
Cranky1 wrote:
You are an idiot who has obviously never worked a day in your life. You take a statement and take it to its most extreme, which tells me that you also are not very bright or willing to see anyone else's point of view. It also says that you are pretty young and have not lived on your own.
-I am not one of you who thinks everybody owes him something for nothing. I have been working since I was 16 and have been on my own paying my way far longer than you could dream of.
Walmart not only treats its employees with disdain,it treats its vendors equally as poorly.
-They don't have to work there and the vendors do not have to do business with walmart. There is a thing called freedom, I know that is a dirty word to socialist and in society currently but its a wonderful thing.
Look up how many of their suppliers they have put under with their strong arm tactics.
-Why would you as a supplier intentionally allow yourself to be put under? If it is a bad relationship with another company and you are not making a profit change or die.
And how many lawsuits they have pending against them, from sexual harassment to gender and race discrimination.
-Probably as many as any other company out there is a world filled with cry bags with a chip on their shoulder thinking the world owes them something for nothing.
So junior, maybe you should do a little living before you start chiming in on things that you don't know about.
-Princess I have lived long enough to know a mooch when I see one. The USA gave you a equal chance, if you pissed it away expecting something for nothing that is YOUR FAULT. Take your bitterness and go back to the union hall and drink around to the economic death of the USA, of course courtesy of the likes of you and you ilk.
Junior, you just proved me right.. Thank you.. You are an idiot. And an uneducated,inexperienced idiot at that. Not a good combination.. Oh, and BTW, I am not a Walmart employee. I have a very good, high paying technical job. But, I know what is good for the country and your way of "thinking" is not. One day you will wake up, probabaly in your mom's basement like you did this morning. Try doing some research and then you won't sound so stupid.
Cranky1

Winchester, KY

#29 Nov 21, 2012
When you start calling names that is the surest sign you have no logical coherent response in a debate. You started with names right off the bat.

I haven't had to live in my moms basement since I was 15 yrs. old so get over your talking down to people line, it won't work.

If you are in a technical job good for you, but business wise and economics wise you are a product of the public education system a mass of economic ignorance.

If you had a business and ran it it would not be open for long as you have no concept of why you would even open one. You have no concept of capital and revenue and expenses.

But if acting like an arrogant ass and calling names makes you feel good about yourself go for it. But each time you feel the need to pronounce from on high you economic and business ignorance I will be here pointing out each time how wrong you were--again and again and again...

Since: Apr 12

Englewood, CO

#30 Nov 21, 2012
Cranky1 wrote:
When you start calling names that is the surest sign you have no logical coherent response in a debate. You started with names right off the bat.
I haven't had to live in my moms basement since I was 15 yrs. old so get over your talking down to people line, it won't work.
If you are in a technical job good for you, but business wise and economics wise you are a product of the public education system a mass of economic ignorance.
If you had a business and ran it it would not be open for long as you have no concept of why you would even open one. You have no concept of capital and revenue and expenses.
But if acting like an arrogant ass and calling names makes you feel good about yourself go for it. But each time you feel the need to pronounce from on high you economic and business ignorance I will be here pointing out each time how wrong you were--again and again and again...
I actually own several very succesful businesses as well as working a full time job. You would appear to be the arrogant one who has been taught to treat people poorly. But of course you only treat others as you have been treated. I still hold that you are not wise in the ways of the world nor in how to treat others.. But since you have not corrected me, I aassume that I am correct in that you are quite young. And you have yet to make any kind of counterpoint other than to call people lazy and demanding.. So I think you should look in a mirror before you start accusing anyone of calling you names.. Sorry to have hurt your feelings..

Since: Apr 12

Englewood, CO

#31 Nov 21, 2012
clem

Dyer, TN

#32 Nov 21, 2012
What's wrong with people wanting more money and better benefits? At least they are working and not relying on uncle sam to pay their way.

Since: Apr 12

Englewood, CO

#33 Nov 21, 2012
clem wrote:
What's wrong with people wanting more money and better benefits? At least they are working and not relying on uncle sam to pay their way.
Beacuse it takes money out of the pockets of the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th richest people in America you socialist!! How do you expect them to stash more money overseas if they give it to their employees and their families.. Don't you know that if the wealthy get more money that it is good for the country? Just look how well that is working...
Been There

United States

#34 Nov 21, 2012
clem wrote:
What's wrong with people wanting more money and better benefits? At least they are working and not relying on uncle sam to pay their way.
Nothing. There is nothing wrong with that at all. That is why there is more than one place to work. If you want to improve your lot in life, start by improving yourself; not by blaming the company you work for. It is senseless to blame a company because you can't or won't improve yourself.
believer of the truth

Dyer, TN

#35 Nov 21, 2012
Son of SickNTired wrote:
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Beacuse it takes money out of the pockets of the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th richest people in America you socialist!! How do you expect them to stash more money overseas if they give it to their employees and their families.. Don't you know that if the wealthy get more money that it is good for the country? Just look how well that is working...
AMEN
believer of the truth

Dyer, TN

#36 Nov 21, 2012
Been There wrote:
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Nothing. There is nothing wrong with that at all. That is why there is more than one place to work. If you want to improve your lot in life, start by improving yourself; not by blaming the company you work for. It is senseless to blame a company because you can't or won't improve yourself.
i am with you, i too feel for the waltons... there is poor ole jim bob an mary ellen an john boy...
Been There

United States

#37 Nov 21, 2012
Son of SickNTired wrote:
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Beacuse it takes money out of the pockets of the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th richest people in America you socialist!! How do you expect them to stash more money overseas if they give it to their employees and their families.. Don't you know that if the wealthy get more money that it is good for the country? Just look how well that is working...
You wrote, "How do you expect them to stash more money overseas if they give it to their employees and their families.."

You said it right; "give it". Businesses are not charities. One must earn his living based on one's ability, work ethic and luck.

If a business "gives it" away, they are no longer a business; they become a charity.
clem

Dyer, TN

#38 Nov 21, 2012
Been There wrote:
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Nothing. There is nothing wrong with that at all. That is why there is more than one place to work. If you want to improve your lot in life, start by improving yourself; not by blaming the company you work for. It is senseless to blame a company because you can't or won't improve yourself.
Well I am not a wally world employee. I have worked the same union job for 14 years and am a proud member of the republican party. I know of people who have college degrees and work at fast food joints. Where are all these great paying jobs everyone is talking about? Not here.
Been There

United States

#39 Nov 22, 2012
clem wrote:
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Well I am not a wally world employee. I have worked the same union job for 14 years and am a proud member of the republican party. I know of people who have college degrees and work at fast food joints. Where are all these great paying jobs everyone is talking about? Not here.
Right again! Great jobs are not here and for the most part never have been. That is why people move away to find better jobs outside the service sector (fast food, Walmart, and other low payers).

Anyone who thinks unionizing Walmart or any other company will change that is misguided.
Cranky1

Union, IL

#40 Nov 22, 2012
Beacuse it takes money out of the pockets of the 6th, 7th, 8th, and 9th richest people in America you socialist!! How do you expect them to stash more money overseas if they give it to their employees and their families.. Don't you know that if the wealthy get more money that it is good for the country? Just look how well that is working...

-It's their money. Why do you think you are entitled to other peoples money and property? So in you warped world I can walk up to you take out your check book force you to sign over a couple of thousand dollars anytime I want simply because some demagog in the white house says it's ok for one group of Americans to hate another.

-All you are about is redistribution, theft. Stealing from the producers to buy the votes of the takers and to try and sooth your self-torture.

-Why didn't you pay all your employees the same salary you received in your so-called vast business empire?

-If you didn't you have no reason to bitch at walmart or any business owner. But like most liberals I am sure you are one of those do as I say not as I do.

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