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Winn Parish

Winnfield, LA

#1 Nov 22, 2013
Check out this website www.forrespect.org , Wal-Mart employees are organizing...I wish those in Winnfield would do the same.
my initial thought

Pineville, LA

#2 Nov 23, 2013
Winn Parish wrote:
Check out this website www.forrespect.org , Wal-Mart employees are organizing...I wish those in Winnfield would do the same.
My question is, Do you believe in a free society?
Your wish shows you don't.

Since when is it the employees duty to tell their boss how to run their business? Wal-Mart has been in business longer than their employees have worked there and does know more about running their business than the employees.

Why not exercise individual rights; quit the job when you dont like management policies.

Nobody is bound to this one employer; anyone is free to quit at any time.

There will be plenty jobless people wanting to work.
Winn Parish

Winnfield, LA

#3 Nov 23, 2013
my initial thought wrote:
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My question is, Do you believe in a free society?
Your wish shows you don't.
Since when is it the employees duty to tell their boss how to run their business? Wal-Mart has been in business longer than their employees have worked there and does know more about running their business than the employees.
Why not exercise individual rights; quit the job when you dont like management policies.
Nobody is bound to this one employer; anyone is free to quit at any time.
There will be plenty jobless people wanting to work.
You sound like management, you aren't in Winnfield, and you don't understand the issues at many Wal-Marts. If it's a free country, why can someone be fired for joining a union? CCA Winnfield tried doing the same thing.
my initial thought

Powhatan, LA

#4 Nov 24, 2013
Winn Parish wrote:
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You sound like management, you aren't in Winnfield, and you don't understand the issues at many Wal-Marts. If it's a free country, why can someone be fired for joining a union? CCA Winnfield tried doing the same thing.
Why can't you see that freedom entitles one and all to act, as long as it is lawful, any way they please.
The person (s) who joined the union acted on their own free will. No one forbade them their choice. They exercised their freedom.

Likewise a business owner who has risked all his financial future to invest in a business, worked day and night to make a go of it , and has provided jobs for others has the same right to exercise his freedom to protect his investment by letting go any who would try to tell him how to operate his own business. That is simply freedom for everyone.

All persons have a responsibility for the consequences of their freedom of choice.

When unions do get control of a business, their demands of ever increasing benefits cause prices to go up for all consumers, including the union members, their families and friends. Eventually prices get so high no one can afford the goods , business drops off, businesses close, taking all jobs they had provided with them because their expenses are greater than their intake. They can't make it.

Just take a look around and see where unions, by their unreasonable ever increasing demands have caused business to close their doors, knocking all employees out of jobs.

In my opinion, if Wal-Mart employees are not happy, turn in resignations and look for other employment. Someone is waiting for the job they vacate. Freedom, a gift of God, be thankful!
Winn Parish

Winnfield, LA

#5 Nov 24, 2013
my initial thought wrote:
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Why can't you see that freedom entitles one and all to act, as long as it is lawful, any way they please.
The person (s) who joined the union acted on their own free will. No one forbade them their choice. They exercised their freedom.
Likewise a business owner who has risked all his financial future to invest in a business, worked day and night to make a go of it , and has provided jobs for others has the same right to exercise his freedom to protect his investment by letting go any who would try to tell him how to operate his own business. That is simply freedom for everyone.
All persons have a responsibility for the consequences of their freedom of choice.
When unions do get control of a business, their demands of ever increasing benefits cause prices to go up for all consumers, including the union members, their families and friends. Eventually prices get so high no one can afford the goods , business drops off, businesses close, taking all jobs they had provided with them because their expenses are greater than their intake. They can't make it.
Just take a look around and see where unions, by their unreasonable ever increasing demands have caused business to close their doors, knocking all employees out of jobs.
In my opinion, if Wal-Mart employees are not happy, turn in resignations and look for other employment. Someone is waiting for the job they vacate. Freedom, a gift of God, be thankful!
As I stated earlier: You sound like management, you aren't in Winnfield, and you don't understand the issues at many Wal-Marts. If it's a free country, why can someone be fired for joining a union? CCA Winnfield tried doing the same thing. What's your point?
Ghost of Sparta

Beaverton, OR

#6 Nov 24, 2013
If you are employed and cannot earn a minimum standard of living from your job, you are not an employee. You are a slave.
hitman

United States

#7 Nov 25, 2013
Unions suck!!
hitman

United States

#8 Nov 25, 2013
I worked at the mill at hodge, it was union. Lazy ass ppl get a raise and promotions. Because of the union not because they work their ass off!!!
winnkkid

San Antonio, TX

#10 Nov 25, 2013
I don't live in Winnfield now, but spent my boyhood there. My Dad was a railroad man and I well remember him working out on those tracks, 10 hours a day, 6 days a week, rain or shine.

They finally got a union and he ended up working 8 hr days toward the end of his life in 1954. He never did have any medical insurance. He fell dead between those tracks at the age of 64.

I'm 81 now and in my working life I worked union and non union jobs. Just joining in on the conversation -not trying to argue.
Bumblefoot

Natchitoches, LA

#11 Nov 26, 2013
my initial thought wrote:
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Why can't you see that freedom entitles one and all to act, as long as it is lawful, any way they please.
The person (s) who joined the union acted on their own free will. No one forbade them their choice. They exercised their freedom.
Likewise a business owner who has risked all his financial future to invest in a business, worked day and night to make a go of it , and has provided jobs for others has the same right to exercise his freedom to protect his investment by letting go any who would try to tell him how to operate his own business. That is simply freedom for everyone.
All persons have a responsibility for the consequences of their freedom of choice.
When unions do get control of a business, their demands of ever increasing benefits cause prices to go up for all consumers, including the union members, their families and friends. Eventually prices get so high no one can afford the goods , business drops off, businesses close, taking all jobs they had provided with them because their expenses are greater than their intake. They can't make it.
Just take a look around and see where unions, by their unreasonable ever increasing demands have caused business to close their doors, knocking all employees out of jobs.
In my opinion, if Wal-Mart employees are not happy, turn in resignations and look for other employment. Someone is waiting for the job they vacate. Freedom, a gift of God, be thankful!
Yep, the robber-baron mentality is just what Wal-Mart needs. Dude, is your mind still stuck in the 1800’s? I’m not a big fan of unions, but people should be paid a wage they can live off, and not have to depend on the government to just get by.
Bumblefoot

Natchitoches, LA

#12 Nov 26, 2013
my initial thought wrote:
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My question is, Do you believe in a free society?
I guess I should have predicated my initial post by asking you; do you believe we live in a free society?

Idealism is a wonderful concept, but reality (perceived of course) often bites you in the butt.
Bubba Roe

Pineville, LA

#13 Nov 26, 2013
I think the original poster was referring to Wal-Mart's tendency to have 900 people that only work one or two days a week. That way, they don't have to pay them benefits... but, for good PR, they say "We provide benefits to our full-time employees..."

Wal-Mart is always quick to tell you how good they are. They want people who are spineless, can't think on their own, that'll go along with anything that they dish out. They even play these videos in the store that has some poor ignorant soul saying "I just love working at Wal-Mart!"

If you work at Wal-Mart, there's no future for you. They hedge on the continual supply of young, ignorant kids that they can get their hands on and try to turn them into "good little Wal-Mart weiners..."
manager number

Pineville, LA

#14 Nov 26, 2013
Bubba Roe wrote:
I think the original poster was referring to Wal-Mart's tendency to have 900 people that only work one or two days a week. That way, they don't have to pay them benefits... but, for good PR, they say "We provide benefits to our full-time employees..."
Wal-Mart is always quick to tell you how good they are. They want people who are spineless, can't think on their own, that'll go along with anything that they dish out. They even play these videos in the store that has some poor ignorant soul saying "I just love working at Wal-Mart!"
If you work at Wal-Mart, there's no future for you. They hedge on the continual supply of young, ignorant kids that they can get their hands on and try to turn them into "good little Wal-Mart weiners..."
I work at hell,(wal-mart) and hate it. DON'T tell me to quit, here in this very small area, there are very few choices. I have tried. I do have benifits. I have worked here over 10 yrs. I have no desire to be in management. Most of what you all are saying is true, some if is bulls**t. I know because I am here on the inside. Large towns or cities do have choices, but towns like jonesboro or jena or winnfield do NOT have choices for you to quit and go to work somewhere else like burger kng.

Thank you.
my initial thought

Pineville, LA

#15 Nov 27, 2013
manager number wrote:
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I work at hell,(wal-mart) and hate it. DON'T tell me to quit, here in this very small area, there are very few choices. I have tried. I do have benifits. I have worked here over 10 yrs. I have no desire to be in management. Most of what you all are saying is true, some if is bulls**t. I know because I am here on the inside. Large towns or cities do have choices, but towns like jonesboro or jena or winnfield do NOT have choices for you to quit and go to work somewhere else like burger kng.
Thank you.
I don't think anyone told you to quit, but that you have the freedom to quit. No one has even suggested that you can find work in Winnfield. Indeed, I didn't have the luxury of staying in Winnfield where my home was but had to go other places for jobs, then ended up creating my own job.
You can do the same.
It is not easy to start your own business, but I know some who started out mowing yards, worked hard; expanded their business into a profitable endeavor with lawn care contracts now. Some even went into landscaping.
There is a real need for persons who do small home repairs like painting and carpentry, hauling fallen limbs, trimming hedges, even washing windows, etc.
There is a growing need(no pun intended)for fresh, organically grown vegetables, herbs, local honey, fresh yard eggs, etc.
Easy work? A 24 hour heated and cooled environment like Wal Mart? A guaranteed check every payday? You know the answers. But you do have alternatives if you are willing to work hard. You do have a chance to be become well off with taking risks, borrowing money at times and be dedicated to working 14-18 or more hours a day. Sam Walton started his day at 4:30 ever morning.

We have a trade school here where one can spend some time (while still working part time) to learn a skill. I'm not sure of all the offerings there but probably mechanics, electrical, plumbing, small engine repair, book keeping, and computer science.

Using the freedom you have to better yourself by your own hard work and initiative is much better than trying, as some are doing, to organize to tell a business owner how to run their business when they don't have a clue the problems management is having in keeping their doors open. Government regulations are taking away freedoms all the time and businesses are having to cut back to even keep their doors open and supply even part time jobs.
The more a business is required to pay employees in money and benefits, the more the cost of doing business increases. The more their cost increases for the goods they sell the more all consumers pay.
Take charge of your life. Do what you have to do, to change your situation or just choose to stay where you are. The freedom of choice is yours.
Winn Parish

Winnfield, LA

#16 Nov 27, 2013
my initial thought wrote:
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I don't think anyone told you to quit, but that you have the freedom to quit. No one has even suggested that you can find work in Winnfield. Indeed, I didn't have the luxury of staying in Winnfield where my home was but had to go other places for jobs, then ended up creating my own job.
You can do the same.
It is not easy to start your own business, but I know some who started out mowing yards, worked hard; expanded their business into a profitable endeavor with lawn care contracts now. Some even went into landscaping.
There is a real need for persons who do small home repairs like painting and carpentry, hauling fallen limbs, trimming hedges, even washing windows, etc.
There is a growing need(no pun intended)for fresh, organically grown vegetables, herbs, local honey, fresh yard eggs, etc.
Easy work? A 24 hour heated and cooled environment like Wal Mart? A guaranteed check every payday? You know the answers. But you do have alternatives if you are willing to work hard. You do have a chance to be become well off with taking risks, borrowing money at times and be dedicated to working 14-18 or more hours a day. Sam Walton started his day at 4:30 ever morning.
We have a trade school here where one can spend some time (while still working part time) to learn a skill. I'm not sure of all the offerings there but probably mechanics, electrical, plumbing, small engine repair, book keeping, and computer science.
Using the freedom you have to better yourself by your own hard work and initiative is much better than trying, as some are doing, to organize to tell a business owner how to run their business when they don't have a clue the problems management is having in keeping their doors open. Government regulations are taking away freedoms all the time and businesses are having to cut back to even keep their doors open and supply even part time jobs.
The more a business is required to pay employees in money and benefits, the more the cost of doing business increases. The more their cost increases for the goods they sell the more all consumers pay.
Take charge of your life. Do what you have to do, to change your situation or just choose to stay where you are. The freedom of choice is yours.
You shouldn't post long preachy statements that few will read. Argumentative attitudes accomplish little. Wal-Mart "uses" their employees without considering their personal welfare. Most of them are part-time and work scheduled that prevent them from having second jobs.
my initial thought

Pineville, LA

#17 Nov 27, 2013
Winn Parish wrote:
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You shouldn't post long preachy statements that few will read. Argumentative attitudes accomplish little. Wal-Mart "uses" their employees without considering their personal welfare. Most of them are part-time and work scheduled that prevent them from having second jobs.
I don't think I was specifically responding to your post, at least that was not the name I responded to. You have your opinion and have expressed it. You have no authority to tell me I shouldn't post my opinion.
What you dub as augmentative attitude is your own perception. You argue MOST employee's schedules prevent a second job, you argue the employees are "used", you offer excuses and condemn them to forever living with part time jobs. You blame Wal-Mart instead of the individual who don't want to be responsible for their own welfare.
I offered a way to better their lives. But it is an individuals choice to follow your line of thinking or my line of a better life. It is freedom of choice.

“look up and laugh”

Level 9

Since: Jun 08

guess, where

#19 Nov 28, 2013
Wal Mart does not treat their employess any different than most other retail establishments.
manager number

Pineville, LA

#20 Nov 29, 2013
to "my initial thought"----it was not on this thread that it was told that people who "hate" their job should quit. your comments are well on point.
Winn Parish

Winnfield, LA

#21 Nov 30, 2013
my initial thought wrote:
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I don't think I was specifically responding to your post, at least that was not the name I responded to. You have your opinion and have expressed it. You have no authority to tell me I shouldn't post my opinion.
What you dub as augmentative attitude is your own perception. You argue MOST employee's schedules prevent a second job, you argue the employees are "used", you offer excuses and condemn them to forever living with part time jobs. You blame Wal-Mart instead of the individual who don't want to be responsible for their own welfare.
I offered a way to better their lives. But it is an individuals choice to follow your line of thinking or my line of a better life. It is freedom of choice.
They should be allowed to "unionize".
my initial thought

Olla, LA

#22 Nov 30, 2013
Winn Parish wrote:
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They should be allowed to "unionize".
As I've said before , people have the freedom to unionize. Employers have the freedom to use or not use union workers.(f someone works for an employer that don't want unions, then the employees can realistically expect to be fired if they unionize. but it is freedom of choice.

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