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Cycles

Somerset, KY

#1 Nov 13, 2012
All across the nation Walmart employees are standing up for their rights. Demanding that the largest and one of the wealthiest corporations in the world pay them a livable wage and fair conditions. I stand in solidarity with these workers.
Last year walmart recieved 1.2 billion in tax breaks. Their employees had to apply for 2.6 billion in government aid just to survive.
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Cool Hand Clem

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#2 Nov 13, 2012
Stop whining!If it werent for Walmart giving back to the community and being a huge employer,most wouldnt have what they do now.

Booming Thunder
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#3 Nov 13, 2012
Absolutly...without Walmart and McDonalds a lotta people dont make it.
Drunk Uncle

London, KY

#4 Nov 13, 2012
Cycles wrote:
All across the nation Walmart employees are standing up for their rights. Demanding that the largest and one of the wealthiest corporations in the world pay them a livable wage and fair conditions. I stand in solidarity with these workers.
Last year walmart recieved 1.2 billion in tax breaks. Their employees had to apply for 2.6 billion in government aid just to survive.
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If they want a better wage then go to school and get a better job....look else where. It isn't Wal-Mart's job to pay more just because some of their folks aren't making it. I can bet that if those working there now wanted to quit, Wally World would find more people to replace them. Sorry that times are tough but they are tough on everyone. Many people, like me have gone several years without a pay raise as bills continue to go up. It's not my employers fault that people aren't going to them as much or that they are making the same amount because goods have gone up. I am just thankful to have a job. They should too. America wasn't founded on the backs of whiners but those who looked into the face of adversity and said bring it on and I'll defeat you. Our country would be better off if everyone had that attitude instead of the...gimmie more I deserve it and some healthcare too mr. prez.

Cool Hand Clem

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#5 Nov 16, 2012
Drunk Uncle wrote:
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If they want a better wage then go to school and get a better job....look else where. It isn't Wal-Mart's job to pay more just because some of their folks aren't making it. I can bet that if those working there now wanted to quit, Wally World would find more people to replace them. Sorry that times are tough but they are tough on everyone. Many people, like me have gone several years without a pay raise as bills continue to go up. It's not my employers fault that people aren't going to them as much or that they are making the same amount because goods have gone up. I am just thankful to have a job. They should too. America wasn't founded on the backs of whiners but those who looked into the face of adversity and said bring it on and I'll defeat you. Our country would be better off if everyone had that attitude instead of the...gimmie more I deserve it and some healthcare too mr. prez.
You got that right,there is too much of the"I want something for nothing"mentality.

Cool Hand Clem

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#6 Nov 16, 2012
..and as anyone with an IQ larger than their shoe size should know...NOTHING is free!Somebody eventually pays for it.

“Boogie Chill'un”

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#7 Nov 17, 2012
Cool Hand Clem wrote:
..and as anyone with an IQ larger than their shoe size should know...NOTHING is free!Somebody eventually pays for it.
.....except for in WalMart's case. Did you know that in 2005 WalMart employees used up $57 billion dollars in food stamps, health care, and child care subsidies? We're talking the world's largest retailer here, who set had record profits as early as recently as last quarter.....not some struggling entity here. I don't agree with handouts for mega corporations either, do you? I also don't agree with welfare for politicians....FOR LIFE...either, but I see no complaints about that either. Instead, we want to attack people who ARE working, not freeloaders. What the hell is wrong with this country? We attack our fellow working class so CEOs can have eight goddamn houses, private planes, 20+ cars, etc. etc.? Look, I know unions have become corrupt; but if you think for a minute that if the laws they had a hand in creating protecting workers were not in place these uber wealthy and corporations would not be running sweat shops......I got a bridge I'd like to talk you about...good price on it too. Just look back at Carnegie Steel, Standard Oil, etc.......they want us back to there, don't kid yourself....why do you think jobs are being outsourced?

“Boogie Chill'un”

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#8 Nov 17, 2012
Also, before any of you come rushing to the defense of "poor little ol' WalMart", try watching "WalMart: The High Cost of Low Price".....it's on youtube.

Cool Hand Clem

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#9 Nov 17, 2012
JumperJuice wrote:
Also, before any of you come rushing to the defense of "poor little ol' WalMart", try watching "WalMart: The High Cost of Low Price".....it's on youtube.
The unions put that on trying to organize their employees.Think man!
FormerWorker

Somerset, KY

#10 Nov 17, 2012
I applied for a job at Walmart when I was out of work and they were hiring to re-model the store. They interviewed me, and told me I would be hired if I passed the drug-screen. They then told me my hourly wage would be $7.45 an hour and if I wanted the job I could accept that. I needed the work, I had 0 income and it was better than nothing. If you take the job, you know what you will be making, it is not like they hire you then cut your pay the next day. Their pre-training videos are full of anti-union propaganda, that is known by every person who has worked there... If Walmart had unions the prices would be higher than any other retailer and people wouldnt shop there. This is all just garbage, Walmart is not meant to be a place you make a fortune at working for. It like McDonalds and many other places are just temporary stepping stones to another place.
BIg daddy

London, KY

#11 Nov 17, 2012
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“Boogie Chill'un”

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#12 Nov 18, 2012
Cool Hand Clem wrote:
<quoted text>The unions put that on trying to organize their employees.Think man!
Ah... no. That film was done in '05 or '06 by a WELL RESPECTED documentary filmmaker. I watched it then. RESEARCH MAN! This ain't Sam Walton's Walmart anymore....this is a greedy corporation ran by spoiled third generation pukes. Why is corporate and politicians' welfare ok? Read between the lines, open your eyes, and broaden your perspective ....

Not to mention, Walmart is the worst offender when it comes to shady Chinese dealings. Watch the film....there is way more ex management speaking in it than ANY "associates"...do the research. Don't just believe everything you are told to believe by any news source and their uber rich handlers.

“Boogie Chill'un”

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#13 Nov 18, 2012
FormerWorker wrote:
I applied for a job at Walmart when I was out of work and they were hiring to re-model the store. They interviewed me, and told me I would be hired if I passed the drug-screen. They then told me my hourly wage would be $7.45 an hour and if I wanted the job I could accept that. I needed the work, I had 0 income and it was better than nothing. If you take the job, you know what you will be making, it is not like they hire you then cut your pay the next day. Their pre-training videos are full of anti-union propaganda, that is known by every person who has worked there... If Walmart had unions the prices would be higher than any other retailer and people wouldnt shop there. This is all just garbage, Walmart is not meant to be a place you make a fortune at working for. It like McDonalds and many other places are just temporary stepping stones to another place.
No, it's not like McDonald's or Wendy's (who pay more ironically), it's the world's largest retailer. Kroger is union, and yet, their prices are no higher ....I've done the homework, why is that? Target has better merchandise, pays better, and has more staff....yet, the cost difference is negligible. Why is that? Meijer....same deal, why is that? Also, I'm surprised they even considered you for re-model work, given their DOCUMENTED history of using illegal immigrant work for that and cleaning. Once even locking an illegal alien crew in the stores overnight. Why is that? Yeah, just keep defending garbage policies like these and thinking trickle down works because people like this are "so generous". Why do the get subsidies to open from local government, but the mom and pop stores don't? Read up on their intimidation tactics regarding that....or just buying there, giving them your tax money, supporting China, and putting your neighbor and other, more responsible companies out of business. Not very smart, there's a reason a lot of communities have begun to vote against Walmart locating in their neighborhood.
FormerWorker

Somerset, KY

#14 Nov 18, 2012
Walmart pays you to work for them. If you dont want to work there for the pay they offer get a degree or training in a specific trade. It is that simple, you dont have to work for them. I worked there, made some money to fill in between careers then left. Kroger has very few full-time employees, i would venture to estimate both of Somerset's Kroger stores together does not have the ammount of full-time workers Walmart has.

Walmart is not that bad, you are inside... the place is clean and climate controlled... It is really an easy place to work.

“Boogie Chill'un”

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#15 Nov 18, 2012
FormerWorker wrote:
Walmart pays you to work for them. If you dont want to work there for the pay they offer get a degree or training in a specific trade. It is that simple, you dont have to work for them. I worked there, made some money to fill in between careers then left. Kroger has very few full-time employees, i would venture to estimate both of Somerset's Kroger stores together does not have the ammount of full-time workers Walmart has.
Walmart is not that bad, you are inside... the place is clean and climate controlled... It is really an easy place to work.
So you agree with subsidies for them out of tax dollars? You agree with them hiring illegals? You agree with them posting record profits last quarter while low MANAGEMENT MEMBERS are using food stamps? Do the research, they are NOT good. Factor in their use of and even production of goods in China and in third world sweat shops, and they take food off American tables that way as well. As I said, this IS NOT Sam Walton's Walmart. Sam payed decent, and took care of his people. When his silver spoin fed puke children took over, so did greed. You fail to acknowledge the other retailers I mentioned. Aside from the, students who work at stores, there are more full timers than you think. Also, Kroger, etc, don't ask people to work off the clock. The don't work people 39 hours and call it part time. I know, I've done the homework, and worked at Kroger in college. I worked a liquor store drive thru that pays better than Walmart, THAT'S ridiculous.
Drunk Uncle

Manchester, KY

#16 Nov 19, 2012
JumperJuice wrote:
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So you agree with subsidies for them out of tax dollars? You agree with them hiring illegals? You agree with them posting record profits last quarter while low MANAGEMENT MEMBERS are using food stamps? Do the research, they are NOT good. Factor in their use of and even production of goods in China and in third world sweat shops, and they take food off American tables that way as well. As I said, this IS NOT Sam Walton's Walmart. Sam payed decent, and took care of his people. When his silver spoin fed puke children took over, so did greed. You fail to acknowledge the other retailers I mentioned. Aside from the, students who work at stores, there are more full timers than you think. Also, Kroger, etc, don't ask people to work off the clock. The don't work people 39 hours and call it part time. I know, I've done the homework, and worked at Kroger in college. I worked a liquor store drive thru that pays better than Walmart, THAT'S ridiculous.
It is ridiculous but so is complaining about how they pay their folks. Free country means they can do what they want. Do I like it? No, but it's not like Wal-Mart is the only one doing it. There are tons of businesses that pay too little and do similar things as you mentioned. Yet they are over all cheaper than the retailers you mentioned. I wish they would pay better and I wish they still followed the model that Sam set because you are correct that this isn't the Wal-Mart that he had envisioned. Yet I believe that this is a free country and if that is how they choose to run their business that is their right. Just like it is mine to pay a little more to not go there when possible. I choose to go to Kroger and K-Mart even Target when in Lexington over Wally World.

“Boogie Chill'un”

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#17 Nov 19, 2012
Drunk Uncle wrote:
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It is ridiculous but so is complaining about how they pay their folks. Free country means they can do what they want. Do I like it? No, but it's not like Wal-Mart is the only one doing it. There are tons of businesses that pay too little and do similar things as you mentioned. Yet they are over all cheaper than the retailers you mentioned. I wish they would pay better and I wish they still followed the model that Sam set because you are correct that this isn't the Wal-Mart that he had envisioned. Yet I believe that this is a free country and if that is how they choose to run their business that is their right. Just like it is mine to pay a little more to not go there when possible. I choose to go to Kroger and K-Mart even Target when in Lexington over Wally World.
I'm not really complaining about Walmart....I'm just putting facts out there. What I am complaining about is people downing fellow Americans for standing up for themselves. I get bashing the check drawing scum.....I do not get bashing people who are trying to work and aren't being done right by a corporate giant. I am also complaining about my tax dollars being used to support Walmart's WELFARE, because that's we are really talking about here: CORPORATE WELFARE. That is why, like you, I do not shop there. That, and the fact that they manufacture things overseas, screwing the American worker yet again. There is no way the largest retailer on the planet should have full time employees on welfare....NO WAY.
FormerWorker

Versailles, KY

#18 Nov 19, 2012
The same Cinese made stuff is sold at K-Mart, Target, Meijer... And if you want to get into clothing I highly doubt you will find a single piece of American made clothing in any clothing store in the state of Kentucky unless you are buying shirts at an Amish store. America farmed out its work over-seas long before Sam Walton died.

Can you make clothing and plastic toys etc in the US? Yep... Can the average person afford them? Nope.

All of this has happend over the last century, workers wanted more money so factories got shipped over-seas. If people keep complaining about their pay at Walmart long enough you will be buying your groceries online from China as well.

American workers think they are entitled to sit on their can and get paid $15 an hour. Remember when you could go buy a goold old American made Ford for far less than a Toyota? Go check the prices on those Ford's now with their little stickers saying they were made in a Union plant.

Cool Hand Clem

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#19 Nov 19, 2012
Unions only serve to drive up product prices due to overpayment of labor.If you are so lazy that you have to pay part of your salary to protect your job then you need another job.

“Boogie Chill'un”

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#20 Nov 19, 2012
Cool Hand Clem wrote:
Unions only serve to drive up product prices due to overpayment of labor.If you are so lazy that you have to pay part of your salary to protect your job then you need another job.
What do you do for a living? Just curious.

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