ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#21 Jan 15, 2013
AAT wrote:
WOW..."ThomasA" and "let em go" I'll pray for your compassion for the less fortunate HUMANS on our earth.
FYI...I personally look for America made items. I used to be able to afford to buy American, can't do it much anymore. My life has changed because of illness in my family and greediness in my employer. While they walk around in their floor length fur coats (mind you, I wouldn't own a fur coat, regardless)and drive around in their BMW's and Mercedes' and Saabs...they come into an office, where the true hard workers spend their days AND for peanut wages, they are "let go" because the company can't afford to keep them any longer. Because you know, if they did keep the poor pheasants and paid them their pennies a day, the big wigs wouldn't get their bonus' for "their" hard work. I know because I've been there. The "dollar stores" are so busy these days for a reason. The reason is grown adults with responsibilities are being paid $7.45 an hour and are expected to pay household bills and buy food and clothing for families and just try to have money left over for expensive medications when health coverage isn't available for them. If you think that you're exempt from a terrible situation, think again. You may be faced someday with having to not only shop at Walmart or a dollar store but possibly work there, also. What a rude awakening that would be for either one of you. But...not to worry you may never be faced with that but rest assured you will face GOD someday...what will you say to him????
You can sit back in your personal pity party or YOU can take this time to take advantage of government(our tax money) programs for the unemployed and underemployed to make yourself more educated and useful to future employers. GEDs,trade school,college,it's out there but YOU have to make an effort to pull yourself up. No one is going to hand it to you. If you are not willing to put some effort into bettering your life, sit back and enjoy the rut you're in but don't sit in judgement of those who do put out the effort and pass you by.
Rick Fanning

Knoxville, TN

#23 Jan 16, 2013
What does God have to do with Walmart?
whats going on

Santa Rosa Beach, FL

#24 Jan 16, 2013
AAT wrote:
WOW..."ThomasA" and "let em go" I'll pray for your compassion for the less fortunate HUMANS on our earth.
FYI...I personally look for America made items. I used to be able to afford to buy American, can't do it much anymore. My life has changed because of illness in my family and greediness in my employer. While they walk around in their floor length fur coats (mind you, I wouldn't own a fur coat, regardless)and drive around in their BMW's and Mercedes' and Saabs...they come into an office, where the true hard workers spend their days AND for peanut wages, they are "let go" because the company can't afford to keep them any longer. Because you know, if they did keep the poor pheasants and paid them their pennies a day, the big wigs wouldn't get their bonus' for "their" hard work. I know because I've been there. The "dollar stores" are so busy these days for a reason. The reason is grown adults with responsibilities are being paid $7.45 an hour and are expected to pay household bills and buy food and clothing for families and just try to have money left over for expensive medications when health coverage isn't available for them. If you think that you're exempt from a terrible situation, think again. You may be faced someday with having to not only shop at Walmart or a dollar store but possibly work there, also. What a rude awakening that would be for either one of you. But...not to worry you may never be faced with that but rest assured you will face GOD someday...what will you say to him????
Oh chill outAAT.
I'm on their side. I was being sarcastic.
Brownwood Texas

Brownwood, TX

#25 Jan 18, 2013
Well if walmart is that bad put it to them! Send out a messages all over stating walmart employees should stop working starting on a certain date for a week to protest thier discouragement with unfair pay,and protest hard. Walmart could make the starting pay 11.00 or 12.00 and hour for regular workers and give better benefits and it still would not make a dent in thier profits.Walmart is "GREEDY" and "SELFISH" and we are thier puppets making them rich and they are laughing all the way to the bank.After all it's the employees that make the company and if it was not for the employees there would not be a walmart.
Joe

Lady Lake, FL

#26 Jan 18, 2013
According to the documentary, if employees stay past their scheduled time, the extra time is transffered to the following week & their hours are cut. If Walmart is too far from an employees home, the pay they recieve barely covers the price of gas. Their are some employees that have to set an example, for their children, nothing, or not much in it for them. They don't want to walk out on that idea.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#27 Jan 18, 2013
Brownwood Texas wrote:
Well if walmart is that bad put it to them! Send out a messages all over stating walmart employees should stop working starting on a certain date for a week to protest thier discouragement with unfair pay,and protest hard. Walmart could make the starting pay 11.00 or 12.00 and hour for regular workers and give better benefits and it still would not make a dent in thier profits.Walmart is "GREEDY" and "SELFISH" and we are thier puppets making them rich and they are laughing all the way to the bank.After all it's the employees that make the company and if it was not for the employees there would not be a walmart.
Walmart is a product of itself. Many of the employees are there because they are at their maximum performance level based on their education or the road they chose for themselves starting back in high school. When the American consumer decided to start buying imported goods instead of items made in this country,many jobs were eliminated all around the country where these people may have had a good job at one time in a factory and were prepared to ride out their career there. As one after another factory closed or cut back,the former employees had to take what they could get and were in competition with younger BETTER EDUCATED people. As Walmart grew and grew,local merchants closed because people blindly took their business to Walmart and totally turned their backs on their on community and people were put out to pasture. At that point,it came down to Walmart or fast food places. The American consumer's buying habits caused the situation,not Walmart.
joe

Lady Lake, FL

#28 Jan 29, 2013
The chinese believed in slave labor, years before it would effect america. Even ignoring child labor laws. Americans realized that companies like Chevrolet & Chrylser had problems. It was advertized quite a bit that Ford Motor Company did Not' take the bail out. Image= The american consumer would be devistated, with the idea of Ford going under. It would be equal to losing a company like Coca Cola. Thoma A. is desperate to find one person not buying an american made product, with an excuse to take it out on anybody that bothers to reads the comment. Sam Walton has been gone quite awhile, business did still exsist as a mainstream idea when he was alive, unless Thomas A wants to revive him what is he hoping for? Percentage does not account for general population it's still just an oppinion pole, taken by those that want to. Even then it might be manipulated to sway public opinion that' helps advertizing. Americans won't buy chinese products because, America barrows money from the country of China. That's common knowledge.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#29 Jan 30, 2013
joe wrote:
The chinese believed in slave labor, years before it would effect america. Even ignoring child labor laws. Americans realized that companies like Chevrolet & Chrylser had problems. It was advertized quite a bit that Ford Motor Company did Not' take the bail out. Image= The american consumer would be devistated, with the idea of Ford going under. It would be equal to losing a company like Coca Cola. Thoma A. is desperate to find one person not buying an american made product, with an excuse to take it out on anybody that bothers to reads the comment. Sam Walton has been gone quite awhile, business did still exsist as a mainstream idea when he was alive, unless Thomas A wants to revive him what is he hoping for? Percentage does not account for general population it's still just an oppinion pole, taken by those that want to. Even then it might be manipulated to sway public opinion that' helps advertizing. Americans won't buy chinese products because, America barrows money from the country of China. That's common knowledge.
Child labor laws in China? Come on,get real! When sam was alive, he had both domestic and import items in the store and made "Made in the USA" program as part of his advertising but there again the American consumer reached over the domestic for the imports. Before Sam got cold in his grave,the company started restocking only what sold the most with the most profit. People flocked to Walmart like dumb cows going up a slaughter house chute and quit buying from local merchants downtown. Then the domino effect started. Little mills in little towns that supplied larger mills in larger towns started closing because the mental attitude switched to "cheaper is better" no matter where it comes from or who it hurts. These factories and mills closing didn't bother or concern people until it started hitting close to home to friends or relatives or their home town. When it finally started taking THEIR jobs,people reacted looking for something,anything,or anybody to blame for what they had participated in themselves. The American consumer opened the gate and let the cows out and they are not coming back. Something to think about when everything in your shopping cart is made in China.
Joe

Lady Lake, FL

#30 Jan 31, 2013
The message from Thomas A is pretty consistant. Repeated posts- about how americans should buy american produdts because Thomas A thinks american people suck. Politians pass the blame on to someone else- it's called corruption! you Anti-American idiot!
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#31 Jan 31, 2013
Joe wrote:
The message from Thomas A is pretty consistant. Repeated posts- about how americans should buy american produdts because Thomas A thinks american people suck. Politians pass the blame on to someone else- it's called corruption! you Anti-American idiot!
Your banter is ridiculous. You need to join your brothers under an interstate bridge that have the same mindset as you. You will fit right in.
Joe

Lady Lake, FL

#32 Jan 31, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>You can sit back in your personal pity party or YOU can take this time to take advantage of government(our tax money) programs for the unemployed and underemployed to make yourself more educated and useful to future employers. GEDs,trade school,college,it's out there but YOU have to make an effort to pull yourself up. No one is going to hand it to you. If you are not willing to put some effort into bettering your life, sit back and enjoy the rut you're in but don't sit in judgement of those who do put out the effort and pass you by.
Someone undereducated would believe that a person could pay for a college education with an unemployment check.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#33 Jan 31, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text> Someone undereducated would believe that a person could pay for a college education with an unemployment check.
Reaad my post and try a little reading comprehension. There is government money out there but YOU have to actually get with the schools and seek it out and see what programs are available for the underemployed and unemployed in your area. Those who sit on their good intentions swilling beer and watching TV in their personal pity party will be sitting there while other people advance on by them.
Joe

Lady Lake, FL

#34 Feb 1, 2013
The minimum wage rate was raised to $7.45 an hour. When the rate change happens [Taxes] are automatically raised with it. The government will not keep people informed of this. Increase in taxes brings the min. wage rate -down- to $7.22 an hour. On a national level students had difficulty paying student loans based on government grants, such as G.I. loans, as part of the budget cut many of those programs were illiminated. That was announced by the president. The government loans that would not be illimated became based on time served, physical/mental condition. Public funding for college or trade school no longer excists.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#35 Feb 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
The minimum wage rate was raised to $7.45 an hour. When the rate change happens [Taxes] are automatically raised with it. The government will not keep people informed of this. Increase in taxes brings the min. wage rate -down- to $7.22 an hour. On a national level students had difficulty paying student loans based on government grants, such as G.I. loans, as part of the budget cut many of those programs were illiminated. That was announced by the president. The government loans that would not be illimated became based on time served, physical/mental condition. Public funding for college or trade school no longer excists.
Have you even inquired about programs in your area or have you thrown in the towel. Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Joe

Lady Lake, FL

#36 Feb 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
The minimum wage rate was raised to $7.45 an hour. When the rate change happens [Taxes] are automatically raised with it. The government will not keep people informed of this. Increase in taxes brings the min. wage rate -down- to $7.22 an hour. On a national level students had difficulty paying student loans based on government grants, such as G.I. loans, as part of the budget cut many of those programs were illiminated. That was announced by the president. The government loans that would not be illimated became based on time served, physical/mental condition. Public funding for college or trade school no longer excists.
The towel was thrown in by government. That's what this comment explains. The government that You- defend for doing the wrong things. Your opinions are based on preconceived notion to illimate anone elses freedom of speech or expression. Anti American- Example: The computer age illimates the likelyhood of speaking with an employer, by making computer applictions manditory. That would be your lazy white boy, or any nationality of anyones choosing. The competitive job market became dismal, along with self esteem issues and financial trouble, because in the long run a computer will make errors, this lead to a distant work history, that You like to blame on the common man.The idea of computer application was supported by large [yes American] companies that made it more difficult, to meet the qualifcations of experience. Back to government issues, the small business market, has always been stablized by the housing maket. A sense of commuity- streghthen that market. The Federal National Mortgage Company- a government funded program since 1938 = Fannie Mae- allowed for easy to get loans at high interest rates. it flooded the housing market distroying small business in the process because of government greed. If you don't believe this idea, you're simply ignoring the fact that it is what the american public that you are offend by is being told.
Joe

Lady Lake, FL

#37 Feb 1, 2013
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Have you even inquired about programs in your area or have you thrown in the towel. Winners never quit and quitters never win.
Well, a 6year education toward the medical profession. Proper financial support not awarded by a government loan, that was encouraged by Reading Comprehension.
ThomasA

Birmingham, AL

#38 Feb 1, 2013
Joe wrote:
<quoted text> The towel was thrown in by government. That's what this comment explains. The government that You- defend for doing the wrong things. Your opinions are based on preconceived notion to illimate anone elses freedom of speech or expression. Anti American- Example: The computer age illimates the likelyhood of speaking with an employer, by making computer applictions manditory. That would be your lazy white boy, or any nationality of anyones choosing. The competitive job market became dismal, along with self esteem issues and financial trouble, because in the long run a computer will make errors, this lead to a distant work history, that You like to blame on the common man.The idea of computer application was supported by large [yes American] companies that made it more difficult, to meet the qualifcations of experience. Back to government issues, the small business market, has always been stablized by the housing maket. A sense of commuity- streghthen that market. The Federal National Mortgage Company- a government funded program since 1938 = Fannie Mae- allowed for easy to get loans at high interest rates. it flooded the housing market distroying small business in the process because of government greed. If you don't believe this idea, you're simply ignoring the fact that it is what the american public that you are offend by is being told.
There's nothing wrong with requiring computers for work applications as many young people today use the texting and e-mails and have either not learned or forgotten how to write fluently and legibly plus many don't know the first thing about compiling a real resume. There are many out there in a crowded marketjust looking for a "job" and not being realistic and looking for a positition.Employers need people with anbition and a goal plan and not someone occupying space and breathing up good air. Another problem is so many applicants outright falsifying info. A professional background reporting company can run a check on a person and come back with info on previous jobs,drug arrests, and financial condition that would take too long to compile. That would have to come back clean before a face to face interview. It pisses some people off when you have to tell them they have been checked and have background problems. Hiding information proves the background check is money well spent.
Joe

Lady Lake, FL

#39 Feb 2, 2013
Many young people can't use computer's if they never learned or have forgotten how too. Thats a contradiction. It's also a good reason why someone should speak with an employer, at the first meeting. If they can't compile a resume' they're not looking for a job.
Joe

Lady Lake, FL

#40 Feb 3, 2013
You have no understanding of the consumer market. Before' Walmart was around, the market was flooded with ideas of corporate greed. There was a time that items would be introduced to the buying public, Microwave ovens large screen televison sets & computers would hit the market, at higher prices. Based of the popularity of that item corporations would protect their investment, then come down in price to meet public demand. There was [And..still is] the points between consumer safety and buying items for less, that showed if companies could pay for the valuable time of people like Michael Jordan, by using his name, it would be passed on to the consumer. Michael Jordan had something to do with that idea, but the rising cost had everything to do with the people being paid for using his name.$100 + would throw off the buying market- it would push the economy into the the high cost of living at a low price, because it became ridiculous to keep up with the thought of $100 + for a $40 pair of Nike*'s
Joe

Lady Lake, FL

#41 Feb 3, 2013
Joe wrote:
Many young people can't use computer's if they never learned or have forgotten how too. Thats a contradiction. It's also a good reason why someone should speak with an employer, at the first meeting. If they can't compile a resume' they're not looking for a job.
You're presuming that young people do not know how to complile a resume or use a computer, even though you think computers are a good idea> And the people that don't know how to compile a resume, don't know anybody that knows how to do it either. People have to falsify information on an application because the computer system [much like yourself] is Backed up. The work history becomes distant.

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