walk out by walmart employees

walk out by walmart employees

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Freds

Manchester, TN

#1 Nov 9, 2010
Has anybody heard about a nationwide walkout by Walmart employees on Black Friday?
no I havent

Sparta, TN

#2 Nov 9, 2010
Where'd ya here this? Link.
sounds good

Hephzibah, GA

#3 Nov 9, 2010
they ought to do it for better wages and benefits
Neighbor

Mcminnville, TN

#4 Nov 9, 2010
I'm sure there are lots of people out of work who would be glad to take their jobs when they walk out.
ha ha ha

Edisto Island, SC

#5 Nov 9, 2010
as a walmart employee of 4 years... every year on this day there are rumors started about walmart employees doing something or something happening to them. we are not paid the best but right now i guess being able to go to work daily is more than alot have the opportunity to do. Is there nothing better in people's lives than starting stupid stuff?
Neighbor

Mcminnville, TN

#6 Nov 9, 2010
ha ha ha wrote:
as a walmart employee of 4 years... every year on this day there are rumors started about walmart employees doing something or something happening to them. we are not paid the best but right now i guess being able to go to work daily is more than alot have the opportunity to do. Is there nothing better in people's lives than starting stupid stuff?
Keep doing what you're doing. We're glad WalMart is here and we're glad you're here.

Don't pay any attention to these Sparta AssClowns
Now Hiring

Hephzibah, GA

#7 Nov 10, 2010
hey "Neighbor">> >why don't you get a job at WalMart...bet you wouldn't work there for the money and benefits they pay. You couldn't live on it, unless someone else was helping pay the bills.
Neighbor

Mcminnville, TN

#8 Nov 10, 2010
If I needed a job, I would sure as hell go there and get one. Nothing wrong with working at WalMart. Nothing wrong working at any job.

The only thing wrong is not working if you're able, and living off the rest of us.
love wallyworld

Waterloo, Canada

#9 Nov 11, 2010
Ha ha. This is a funny rumor. And your right, there is nothing wrong with working at walmart. I have before and absolutely enjoyed my time there. I'd go back in a second. Pay isn't the best, but sadly its about average for any retail around here with much better benefits
question

Florham Park, NJ

#10 Nov 11, 2010
What benefits can you get working at wal mart? always heard they were awful. Surely the biggest retailer in the USA provides medical insurance?
Stan Dupp

Sparta, TN

#11 Nov 12, 2010
question wrote:
What benefits can you get working at wal mart? always heard they were awful. Surely the biggest retailer in the USA provides medical insurance?
Nope! Most do not get benefits because they aren't allowed to work the hours needed to become a full time associate. Only full timers get benefits and they pay out of the nose for it. Wal-Mart is a company who work their people like mules. They put too much on them, and when an accident happens and one is hurt, they do all they can to make sure that person is out on an ear with no hope. A job is a job, and work is needed, but this company does not care for their associates like they should. They deserve better for what they do. They work themselves near exhaustion during holidays.

lol

Creedmoor, NC

#12 Nov 14, 2010
once again, the almighty neighbor knows it all!!
Neighbor wrote:
If I needed a job, I would sure as hell go there and get one. Nothing wrong with working at WalMart. Nothing wrong working at any job.
The only thing wrong is not working if you're able, and living off the rest of us.
Wal-Mart Proud

Columbia, SC

#13 Nov 15, 2010
Stan Dupp wrote:
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Nope! Most do not get benefits because they aren't allowed to work the hours needed to become a full time associate. Only full timers get benefits and they pay out of the nose for it. Wal-Mart is a company who work their people like mules. They put too much on them, and when an accident happens and one is hurt, they do all they can to make sure that person is out on an ear with no hope. A job is a job, and work is needed, but this company does not care for their associates like they should. They deserve better for what they do. They work themselves near exhaustion during holidays.
Wow, your ignorance is astonishing! Let me give you some facts about your local WalMart:
1. Most employees do have access to health insurance. Yes, even parttime employees become eligible after a waiting period.
2. My insurance covers my entire family and my share is less than $100 a month. Way less than some of my friends pay with less coverage at other places.
3. Working like mules? Well, that depends on your opinion of what work really is. We stock shelves and make the merchandise look neat. We work 8 hours a day with 2 paid breaks and one lunch. I've never broke a sweat.
4. Obviously WalMart tries to teach associates to avoid careless accidents--what companies don't? Never known anyone to get fired for getting hurt.
5. The average associate makes 10-12 dollars an hour--with some that make 15-20. With paid vacations, personal time and retirement plans along with countless other benefits. I'd say they care for their employees a lot.
Maybe you should consider what Wal-Mart does in your community. How many people would do all of their business out of town if Wal-Mart weren't here? How many other businesses would pack up if Wal-mart weren't here to keep the economy going? What about the 300 people that work there now, where would they find jobs? I'm thankful for my job and for my benefits. Perhaps you should do a little more research before you make such unfounded statements.

Since: Oct 10

Clover, SC

#14 Nov 15, 2010
I call bullshit on the $10-$12 being average salary for Walmart employees. More like $7.50-$8.00
TJohn

Mcminnville, TN

#15 Nov 16, 2010
Concerned neighbor 74 wrote:
I call bullshit on the $10-$12 being average salary for Walmart employees. More like $7.50-$8.00
You "call bullshit" on a lot of stuff...

Seems to me you "called bullshit" on the story about Phillips too.
Concerned neighbor 74 wrote:
Philips lighting? Just like most topics here...lies and bs. Philips just hired 5 security guards and I personally know one of the higher ups over there.

This bs rumor is 100% false.
For someone who is wrong most of the time, you sure call a lot of bullshit. Maybe we should just call bullshit on everything you post.
interesting

Waterloo, Canada

#16 Nov 16, 2010
$10 an hour. Really? If its true then they have improved. Back when min wage was $5.15. I got a job straight out of high school making $6.50 an hour. But I did get opportunities for raises. I was making $7.65 when I left. One benefit I liked was the stock. They matched what you put in. I took my stock out when I left and had a hefty $3000 in my pocket! And they did give us free life insurance while employeed. Although after watching that documentary "sicko" I found out walmart takes out another life insurance on their employees with them being the beneficiary. I find that dirty. But walmart does help with our local schools. They've donated money and merchandise to churches and schools locally. So I guess it evens out.... Maybe

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#17 Nov 16, 2010
Wal-Mart Proud wrote:
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Wow, your ignorance is astonishing! Let me give you some facts about your local WalMart:
1. Most employees do have access to health insurance. Yes, even parttime employees become eligible after a waiting period.
2. My insurance covers my entire family and my share is less than $100 a month. Way less than some of my friends pay with less coverage at other places.
3. Working like mules? Well, that depends on your opinion of what work really is. We stock shelves and make the merchandise look neat. We work 8 hours a day with 2 paid breaks and one lunch. I've never broke a sweat.
4. Obviously WalMart tries to teach associates to avoid careless accidents--what companies don't? Never known anyone to get fired for getting hurt.
5. The average associate makes 10-12 dollars an hour--with some that make 15-20. With paid vacations, personal time and retirement plans along with countless other benefits. I'd say they care for their employees a lot.
Maybe you should consider what Wal-Mart does in your community. How many people would do all of their business out of town if Wal-Mart weren't here? How many other businesses would pack up if Wal-mart weren't here to keep the economy going? What about the 300 people that work there now, where would they find jobs? I'm thankful for my job and for my benefits. Perhaps you should do a little more research before you make such unfounded statements.
I'm a witness to WMs neglect.

When an accident happens to you that is not your fault, and YOU end up having to go see one of their physicians, YOU will change your tune quickly.

I know a woman who worked there, loyally, for years. Wal-Mart could do no wrong according to her. She said David Estes was a very fair store manager and she adored everyone she worked with, bar-none.

She did anything she was asked to do without complaint, even when she was doing the work of two people. There came a day that freight covered the floor, all stacked up in buggys in her department, and she was in a constant run dealing with that, customers, and the phone.

She was required to lift some heavy items like deep cycle batteries, and other bulky merchandise. She asked for help, but that was denied due to cutbacks. It all came down to doing more with less and everyone was held to this standard.

She lifted a large tent from a buggy that someone had "jammed" into a buggy next to another one the same size. It wouldn't move, and again, she asked for assistance and was denied and told the freight must be shelved before the days end. She was determined to do her job, and as she attempted to dislodge that bulky, big tent from the buggy, she ripped muscles in her back doing so. RIPPED.

She could barely walk and called me to come get her. They sent her to their doctor who diagnosed her with a "sprained" muscle. The doc did that with NO examination.

83 days later, she was admitted under her own insurance to a hospital in Nashville for intractable pain. Her back was in far worse shape than a "sprain." A disk had torn away from the vertebra, ruptured, and where the spine collapsed bone had splintered and penetrated the surrounding muscle. In 83 days Wal-Mart did NOTHING. I remember all the medical staff commenting on the incompetence of this so called company doctor, and how Wal-Mart obviously puts money over it's associates. They said it was a wonder she was walking and keeping a modicum of sanity while enduring pain that the strongest narcotic could not dampen.

That event disabled her, and she never fully recovered. David Estes and all the management turned their backs on her. They were rude when she tried to speak with them, and she ended up suing them along with Wal-Mart, and that doctor.

She WON! Her own surgeon testified on her behalf. Wal-Mart cares NOTHING for the people it enslaves, NOTHING!

http://walmartspeakout.com/speak-out/story/sh...

Since: Oct 10

Location hidden

#18 Nov 16, 2010
Concerned neighbor 74 wrote:
I call bullshit on the $10-$12 being average salary for Walmart employees. More like $7.50-$8.00
$10.00 to $12.00 an hour would be right for someone who has been there since the 0587 opened. That was way back in the 1980's. With yearly raises ranging from, 0.05 to 0.35 depending on performance review, that 10 to 12 is nothing to brag about.

Two years ago I was told by an associate that has been there since the grand opening at the old place, that they even put a CAP on how much can be earned. After Sam died, that place went to the hogs. I wonder how they will try to screw those who are vested when they decide to retire. I think I'll ask if there's been any corporate "ha ha! We F'd you!" notices given concerning vestment.

It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to find some kind of MISmanagement concerning career associates.

Since: Oct 10

Columbia, SC

#19 Nov 16, 2010
TJohn wrote:
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You "call bullshit" on a lot of stuff...
Seems to me you "called bullshit" on the story about Phillips too.
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For someone who is wrong most of the time, you sure call a lot of bullshit. Maybe we should just call bullshit on everything you post.
You're one to talk...lol. pot, kettle, black.

Since: Oct 10

Columbia, SC

#20 Nov 16, 2010
Sylveey2 wrote:
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$10.00 to $12.00 an hour would be right for someone who has been there since the 0587 opened. That was way back in the 1980's. With yearly raises ranging from, 0.05 to 0.35 depending on performance review, that 10 to 12 is nothing to brag about.
Two years ago I was told by an associate that has been there since the grand opening at the old place, that they even put a CAP on how much can be earned. After Sam died, that place went to the hogs. I wonder how they will try to screw those who are vested when they decide to retire. I think I'll ask if there's been any corporate "ha ha! We F'd you!" notices given concerning vestment.
It wouldn't surprise me in the slightest to find some kind of MISmanagement concerning career associates.
That was my point...are there employees making $10-$12? Of course. But he/she was trying to make it sound like they start you off at $10-$12 and most every employee is making that much. Thats where I called bs. They start you off at minimum wage and you might get a .25 raise in 6 months.

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