what does everyone think about Wal-Mart's bad treatment to their employees.

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Ivanstead

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Nov 20, 2012
 

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I used to work at Wal-Mart for a good while. Until I quit. So I saw that Wal-Mart's employees are going on strike and are going to bail out on Black Friday. Which Wal-Mart deserves,they cut hours,lie and back stab the employees just so top class employee executives can have more money in their pocket. I think they should go out of business or renew their policy to how it used to be,which was Sam Walton's original policy and run the way he made it and how he dreamed that it would be. I think today's Wal-Mart is corrupt and twisted.I'd rather shop at K-Mart or Ramey's.
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I worked there for nearly 2.5 years and absolutely hated it. It is such a negative environment. I am now in a job where everyone is so respectful and professional, instead of managers walking around like their s.hit doesn't stink. Hilarious how some of the CSMs and other upper management think they're so great because they work at WalMart..big whoop, you still have a job in retail which sucks. The only positive I have to say about WalMart is their raises - around here, it's hard to even find a job that gives raises anymore. I totally support the strike - it's about time.
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Nov 20, 2012
 
Is there gona be a strike at wp wal mart

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Nov 20, 2012
 
I too worked at Wal Mart for several years. I enjoyed it at first but after about a year into it, I realized that promotions are given out by playing the politics game with the managers and skill or talent are secondary, and possibly a hindrance if you boss believes you may be a threat to their power.
I used to be a regular stockman (back before they started classifying people as letters and numbers like they do now), and I was really the only person who knew anything about electronics in my store. I'd get called all the time to explain computers or video games to customers who all appreciated my help and expertise. I was responsible for many a large ticket sale in that department, and so when a spot opened up in that department I thought I would be the natural choice considering I'm the one that everyone consulted with.
Lo and behold they decide to promote a woman underneath me who only worked there for a month, knew nothing about the job or electronics, and wasn't even able to keep up with the work she was given as a stocker.
Ultimately nothing changes. I still got called to go to electronics and help customers who had questions. I got a write up because I refused to do it one day. When they asked me why, I told them that if they want me to do her job they should have given me the position.
About two months later it becomes public knowledge that one of the managers is going through a divorce because his wife had found out he was sleeping with someone in the store.
Gee I wonder who?
Not to mention that the two bosses before that got fired by corporate when blew the whistle on their insurance scams and the execs decided to sacrifice the lower echelons in order to save face.
Things that wouldn't sell were destroyed and written off as storm damage. Those losses would be reimbursed by store's insurance, but would still be subtracted as losses for the end of the quarter, meaning we would almost never get a bonus due to the the incompetent managers trying to cover their own asses.
I also knew the orders to do this came up the chain of command because I was filling the soda machine near the main office one day and overheard the conference call from the district manager giving the store manager the play by play on how to pull it off.
XoP

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Nov 21, 2012
 
And no one has thought of boycotting Walmart yet? Oh wait, that would put China out of business! We wouldn't want China to get eminent domain over Hawaii and parts of California! Oh snap, already happened.
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Nov 21, 2012
 
Speeluunjuur, that's funny about the bonus because like I said, I worked there 2.5-3 years and the biggest bonus we EVER received was maybe $40 at most. It became a running joke in the breakroom. And stores around us like Mountain Grove were regularly getting $300-$400 bonuses. Oh and now that I don't work there, I can freely say that the 'chain of command' is a total jerk. Super unprofessional at that.
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Nov 21, 2012
 
WalMart doesn't have to give bonuses at all. Everyone wants a larger piece of the pie, even when you don't deserve it. They can make all the positions part time and not pay any benefits at all. Noone is arguing that WalMart is a great place to work, but this is America and you DONT have to work there. People make the mistake of thinking they arnt expendable or replaceable, there are 100s of applications waiting for a call back. Its the nature of the beast when you work at a job that has streamlined all of the positions to the point a monkey could do them. Anything above minimum wage gross overpayment for a job literally anyone could do.
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Nov 21, 2012
 
Speeluunjuur wrote:
I too worked at Wal Mart for several years. I enjoyed it at first but after about a year into it, I realized that promotions are given out by playing the politics game with the managers and skill or talent are secondary, and possibly a hindrance if you boss believes you may be a threat to their power.
I used to be a regular stockman (back before they started classifying people as letters and numbers like they do now), and I was really the only person who knew anything about electronics in my store. I'd get called all the time to explain computers or video games to customers who all appreciated my help and expertise. I was responsible for many a large ticket sale in that department, and so when a spot opened up in that department I thought I would be the natural choice considering I'm the one that everyone consulted with.
Lo and behold they decide to promote a woman underneath me who only worked there for a month, knew nothing about the job or electronics, and wasn't even able to keep up with the work she was given as a stocker.
Ultimately nothing changes. I still got called to go to electronics and help customers who had questions. I got a write up because I refused to do it one day. When they asked me why, I told them that if they want me to do her job they should have given me the position.
About two months later it becomes public knowledge that one of the managers is going through a divorce because his wife had found out he was sleeping with someone in the store.
Gee I wonder who?
Not to mention that the two bosses before that got fired by corporate when blew the whistle on their insurance scams and the execs decided to sacrifice the lower echelons in order to save face.
Things that wouldn't sell were destroyed and written off as storm damage. Those losses would be reimbursed by store's insurance, but would still be subtracted as losses for the end of the quarter, meaning we would almost never get a bonus due to the the incompetent managers trying to cover their own asses.
I also knew the orders to do this came up the chain of command because I was filling the soda machine near the main office one day and overheard the conference call from the district manager giving the store manager the play by play on how to pull it off.
Why haven't they made your story into a movie yet??? This could be another "Silkwood" or "Erin Brockovich"!
Wowser

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Get over it walmart employees. You work in retail, retail gets to work on holidays.

Go cry to the soldiers, airmen, sailors and Marines that are protecting you this holiday. Complain to them about your hours.

Add to that the police, firefighters, EMS, etc.

Add the tow truck drivers, and everyone else working out there.
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If any of you employee's walk out on black friday or black thursday night or any other day in West Plains you will be fired and thrown off the property for ever because there is alot of unemployed in this area that will take your job within 10 minutes of your walk out. So walk out and then walk your lazy cry baby butts up to the welfare office because thats how your gunna survive you cry babies. If all these stories are true how these managers treat people and steal like you all say, don't you think they would be in jail by now? there ain't none of this shit going on in this walmart because if there was all anyone has to do is secret video tape this and send the video to the springfeild news station and sit back and watch what happens. If walmart employees are union workers I hope their not as stupid as the hostess union workers are, cry babies right out of a job, what idiots. I bet all those lazy union cry babie are crying like little bitty babies right now while standing in the welfare lines, what a bunch of union idiots. Who was the bright union idiot that said you can't have hostess bread on the same delivery truck with twinkies, what an freakin union idiot that freakin idiot is. If I was hostess I would of smashed the bread and twinkies in their face. Unions have done nothing but hurt everyone. Job killers, break company's, makes the prices sky high, noise polution from all the crying fit throwing.
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Democrat wrote:
If any of you employee's walk out on black friday or black thursday night or any other day in West Plains you will be fired and thrown off the property for ever because there is alot of unemployed in this area that will take your job within 10 minutes of your walk out. So walk out and then walk your lazy cry baby butts up to the welfare office because thats how your gunna survive you cry babies. If all these stories are true how these managers treat people and steal like you all say, don't you think they would be in jail by now? there ain't none of this shit going on in this walmart because if there was all anyone has to do is secret video tape this and send the video to the springfeild news station and sit back and watch what happens. If walmart employees are union workers I hope their not as stupid as the hostess union workers are, cry babies right out of a job, what idiots. I bet all those lazy union cry babie are crying like little bitty babies right now while standing in the welfare lines, what a bunch of union idiots. Who was the bright union idiot that said you can't have hostess bread on the same delivery truck with twinkies, what an freakin union idiot that freakin idiot is. If I was hostess I would of smashed the bread and twinkies in their face. Unions have done nothing but hurt everyone. Job killers, break company's, makes the prices sky high, noise polution from all the crying fit throwing.
First of all, you would not be thrown off the property "forever" for walking off. Second of all, notice how me and Speeluunjuur DON'T work there anymore. As for me, I graduated with a Bachelor's and moved to Springfield to work as an RN. Obviously not at the welfare office! Oh and "secretly filming" that place would be literally impossible. Unless you've worked there then keep your mouth shut because you really don't know the facts. It just makes you look like a know-it-all who doesn't have any facts to back up your invalid opinion. Also, get a new insult besides cry baby. Your post was excruciating to read. At least the guy who made the monkey reference was somewhat correct, although assuming we are on Welfare isn't true or accurate (at least for me).
All Powerful

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If any of you employee's walk out on black friday or black thursday night or any other day in West Plains you will be fired and thrown off the property for ever because there is alot of unemployed in this area that will take your job within 10 minutes of your walk out. So walk out and then walk your lazy cry baby butts up to the welfare office because thats how your gunna survive you cry babies. If all these stories are true how these managers treat people and steal like you all say, don't you think they would be in jail by now? there ain't none of this shit going on in this walmart because if there was all anyone has to do is secret video tape this and send the video to the springfeild news station and sit back and watch what happens. If walmart employees are union workers I hope their not as stupid as the hostess union workers are, cry babies right out of a job, what idiots. I bet all those lazy union cry babie are crying like little bitty babies right now while standing in the welfare lines, what a bunch of union idiots. Who was the bright union idiot that said you can't have hostess bread on the same delivery truck with twinkies, what an freakin union idiot that freakin idiot is. If I was hostess I would of smashed the bread and twinkies in their face. Unions have done nothing but hurt everyone. Job killers, break company's, makes the prices sky high, noise polution from all the crying fit throwing.
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Boo hoo! I have a job, poor me! I'm such a victim!!!!

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If any of you employee's walk out on black friday or black thursday night or any other day in West Plains you will be fired and thrown off the property for ever because there is alot of unemployed in this area that will take your job within 10 minutes of your walk out. So walk out and then walk your lazy cry baby butts up to the welfare office because thats how your gunna survive you cry babies. If all these stories are true how these managers treat people and steal like you all say, don't you think they would be in jail by now? there ain't none of this shit going on in this walmart because if there was all anyone has to do is secret video tape this and send the video to the springfeild news station and sit back and watch what happens. If walmart employees are union workers I hope their not as stupid as the hostess union workers are, cry babies right out of a job, what idiots. I bet all those lazy union cry babie are crying like little bitty babies right now while standing in the welfare lines, what a bunch of union idiots. Who was the bright union idiot that said you can't have hostess bread on the same delivery truck with twinkies, what an freakin union idiot that freakin idiot is. If I was hostess I would of smashed the bread and twinkies in their face. Unions have done nothing but hurt everyone. Job killers, break company's, makes the prices sky high, noise polution from all the crying fit throwing.
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If any of you employee's walk out on black friday or black thursday night or any other day in West Plains you will be fired and thrown off the property for ever because there is alot of unemployed in this area that will take your job within 10 minutes of your walk out. So walk out and then walk your lazy cry baby butts up to the welfare office because thats how your gunna survive you cry babies. If all these stories are true how these managers treat people and steal like you all say, don't you think they would be in jail by now? there ain't none of this shit going on in this walmart because if there was all anyone has to do is secret video tape this and send the video to the springfeild news station and sit back and watch what happens. If walmart employees are union workers I hope their not as stupid as the hostess union workers are, cry babies right out of a job, what idiots. I bet all those lazy union cry babie are crying like little bitty babies right now while standing in the welfare lines, what a bunch of union idiots. Who was the bright union idiot that said you can't have hostess bread on the same delivery truck with twinkies, what an freakin union idiot that freakin idiot is. If I was hostess I would of smashed the bread and twinkies in their face. Unions have done nothing but hurt everyone. Job killers, break company's, makes the prices sky high, noise polution from all the crying fit throwing.
TL;DR Cry baby, baby cry, union baby, cry baby, freakin baby, cry baby, twinky jobs, cry baby, idiots, cry baby, freaking cry baby, job killer, baby.

Ps: The words baby and idiot (with various different misspellings), were used 5 times in one giant paragraph, often times with multiple redundancies in the same sentence.
Yes, I quit working there a long time ago. And yes I did turn them into the police. You know what happened? The bosses got fired "gasp and shock!"
I've also never been on welfare in my life. You are making a lot of assumptions based on no facts whatsoever. I'm inclined to believe you are a troll, but that might be like cutting you a break, so I'm just going to peg you as incredibly ignorant and unintelligent.

PPS: Babies
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How dare anyone call a Walmart employee lazy or state they do not deserve a bonus. I have never worked there, but know many people who have. The common employee is overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated. Yet, it is they who keep the sales coming, get treated horribly, and deal with miserable asses for customers. They deserve a bonus, period! They deserve to be respected. They deserve bonuses. Save your crap about how they should appreciate the job (and most do). The CEO's, shareholders, and executives should be grateful to the employees that keep them fat and well off while they suffer and struggle to survive. One final thing, if an employee is working there and is on any kind of welfare, Walmart is to blame. They pay them low wages, don't offer full-time to most people, and offer no sort of benefits. I think it disgusting that they are open on Thanksgiving and make many of them work 12 hours to boot. I'll be damned if I will shop there on Thanksgiving and support the fat cats while the associates are screwed out of being with their families as I assure you the fat cats will be with theirs.
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And excuse me if that was not well written. My medication makes me loopy, but I think I got my point across. I hope to one day see you associates get treated better. I appreciate everything you do for your customers despite the hell you are put through!
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Nov 22, 2012
 
I use to live West Plains and I worked at Walmart "it all sucked" I now live in a city with a livable wage law and still working at a grocery store doing the same thing as I did there at Walmart but now I have the same hours and shift every week and making $17.10 pr hour with decent benefits. Oh yeh I also have money saved now
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Nov 22, 2012
 
Debie wrote:
I use to live West Plains and I worked at Walmart "it all sucked" I now live in a city with a livable wage law and still working at a grocery store doing the same thing as I did there at Walmart but now I have the same hours and shift every week and making $17.10 pr hour with decent benefits. Oh yeh I also have money saved now
If you don't mind me asking, how much money have you saved?
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ugh wrote:
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First of all, you would not be thrown off the property "forever" for walking off. Second of all, notice how me and Speeluunjuur DON'T work there anymore. As for me, I graduated with a Bachelor's and moved to Springfield to work as an RN. Obviously not at the welfare office! Oh and "secretly filming" that place would be literally impossible. Unless you've worked there then keep your mouth shut because you really don't know the facts. It just makes you look like a know-it-all who doesn't have any facts to back up your invalid opinion. Also, get a new insult besides cry baby. Your post was excruciating to read. At least the guy who made the monkey reference was somewhat correct, although assuming we are on Welfare isn't true or accurate (at least for me).
You are ban from the property and if you step one foot on this property you will be thrown in jail you cry baby. Now if you put your real name on here you fake nurse I will make sure your on the unemployment line come morning and ban from that property you cry baby. Thank GOD you don't work at this walmart or this speel dude either, because I would walk through walmart punching you two right in the stomachs you two cry babies. I would pull that blue vest over your heads and beat the crap out of you two cry babies all night long right in front of everyone. Cry babies.

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