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BOYCOTT walmart sams clubs worldwide
by RTK
Monday Nov 4th, 2002 6:39 PM
BOYCOTT walmart sams clubs worldwide
numerous violations
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boycott walmart sams clubs worldwide
racists, homophobic employees, hitler style managers who use threats on employees
if you voice your opinion you are fired.
they pour hazzard chemicals down the drain that goes into the bay and creeks killing wildlife and endangering the public.
age discrimination
the managers lock the doors and will not let you out till they say so and make you work off the clock during that time.
THIS FROM THE WORLDS LARGEST EMPLOYER???
THIS MUST STOP NOW!
let walmart and sams club know you wont tolerate these acts in your towns BOYCOTT NOW

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by geoff
Wednesday Nov 6th, 2002 5:04 PM
Sam Wal or whatever his name is, had these Ten Commandments of operating his store, he said that no Wal Mart shall be opened in a town that never wanted one, that they would never be in business on Sundays, et cetera. The second he died and his kids took over, look at what happened. The best thing about this chain is that you can sleep in your car in their parking lot, and I hear they're easy to steal from. DOWN WITH THE 'MART!!
by cp
Wednesday Nov 6th, 2002 6:29 PM
yes, I really like the Walmart parking lot thing, except a lot of the cool locations don't allow it. For instance, Coos Bay Oregon won't let you stay in the parking lot. I think it's too close to Arcata.
by cp
Thursday Nov 7th, 2002 7:12 AM
well, smashy, I guess you'd better watch out for where you park your car in the parking lot by the campers, if you have that attitude.
by good riddance
Thursday Nov 7th, 2002 8:23 AM
As soon as someone from the editorial committee notices one of his posts, it will be removed immediately.
by editor
Thursday Nov 7th, 2002 8:27 AM
That's why cp's comment appears to be a non sequitor.
by atomic frog
Saturday Nov 9th, 2002 3:15 PM




If Wal-Mart comes to your town, kill it



October 2002



By Jim Hightower



Bullying people from your town to China



Corporations rule. No other institution comes close to matching the power that the 500 biggest corporations have amassed over us. The clout of all 535 members of Congress is nothing compared to the individual and collective power of these predatory behemoths that now roam the globe, working their will over all competing interests.



The aloof and pampered executives who run today's autocratic and secretive corporate states have effectively become our sovereigns. From who gets health care to who pays taxes, from what's on the news to what's in our food, they have usurped the people's democratic authority and now make these broad social decisions in private, based solely on the interests of their corporations. Their attitude was forged back in 1882, when the villainous old robber baron William Henry Vanderbilt spat out: “The public be damned! I'm working for my stockholders.”



The media and politicians won't discuss this, for obvious reasons, but we must if we're actually to be a self-governing people. That's why the Lowdown is launching this occasional series of corporate profiles. And why not start with the biggest and one of the worst actors?



The beast from Bentonville



Wal-Mart is now the world's biggest corporation, having passed Exxon/Mobil for the top slot. It hauls off a stunning $220 billion a year from We the People (more in revenues than the entire GDP of Israel and Ireland combined).



Wal-Mart cultivates an aw-shucks, we're-just-folks-from-Arkansas image of neighborly small-town shopkeepers trying to sell stuff cheaply to you and yours. Behind its soft homespun ads, however, is what one union leader calls “this devouring beast” of a corporation that ruthlessly stomps on workers, neighborhoods, competitors, and suppliers.



Despite its claim that it slashes profits to the bone in order to deliver “Always Low Prices,” Wal-Mart banks about $7 billion a year in profits, ranking it among the most profitable entities on the planet.



Of the 10 richest people in the world, five are Waltons -- the ruling family of the Wal-Mart empire. S. Robson Walton is ranked by London's “Rich List 2001” as the wealthiest human on the planet, having sacked up more than $65 billion (£45.3 billion) in personal wealth and topping Bill Gates as No. 1.



Wal-Mart and the Waltons got to the top the old-fashioned way -- by roughing people up. The corporate ethos emanating from the Bentonville headquarters dictates two guiding principles for all managers: extract the very last penny possible from human toil, and squeeze the last dime from every supplier.



With more than one million employees (three times more than General Motors), this far-flung retailer is the country's largest private employer, and it intends to remake the image of the American workplace in its image -- which is not pretty.



Yes, there is the happy-faced “greeter” who welcomes shoppers into every store, and employees (or “associates,” as the company grandiosely calls them) gather just before opening each morning for a pep rally, where they are all required to join in the Wal-Mart cheer: “Gimme a W!” shouts the cheerleader; “W!” the dutiful employees respond. “Gimme an A!” And so on.



Behind this manufactured cheerfulness, however, is the fact that the average employee makes only $15,000 a year for full-time work. Most are denied even this poverty income, for they are held to part-time work. While the company brags that 70 percent of its workers are full-time, at Wal-Mart “full time” is 28 hours a week, meaning they gross less than $11,000 a year.



Health-care benefits? Only if you've been there two years; then the plan hits you with such huge premiums that few can afford it -- only 38% of Wal-Marters are covered.



Thinking union? Get outta here! “Wal-Mart is opposed to unionization,” reads a company guidebook for supervisors. “You, as a manager, are expected to support the company's position. . . . This may mean walking a tightrope between legitimate campaigning and improper conduct.”



Wal-Mart is in fact rabidly anti-union, deploying teams of union-busters from Bentonville to any spot where there's a whisper of organizing activity. “While unions might be appropriate for other companies, they have no place at Wal-Mart,” a spokeswoman told a Texas Observer reporter who was covering an NLRB hearing on the company's manhandling of 11 meat-cutters who worked at a Wal-Mart SuperCenter in Jacksonville, Texas.



These derring-do employees were sick of working harder and longer for the same low pay. “We signed [union] cards, and all hell broke loose,” says Sidney Smith, one of the Jacksonville meat-cutters who established the first-ever Wal-Mart union in the U.S., voting in February 2000 to join the United Food and Commercial Workers. Eleven days later, Wal-Mart announced that it was closing the meat-cutting departments in all of its stores and would henceforth buy prepackaged meat elsewhere.



But the repressive company didn't stop there. As the Observer reports: “Smith was fired for 'theft' after a manger agreed to let him buy a box of overripe bananas for 50 cents, Smith ate one banana before paying for the box, and was judged to have stolen that banana.”



Wal-Mart is an unrepentant and recidivist violator of employee rights, drawing repeated convictions, fines, and the ire of judges from coast to coast. For example, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission has had to file more suits against the Bentonville billionaires club for cases of disability discrimination than any other corporation. A top EEOC lawyer told Business Week, “I have never seen this kind of blatant disregard for the law.”



Likewise, a national class-action suit reveals an astonishing pattern of sexual discrimination at Wal-Mart (where 72 percent of the salespeople are women), charging that there is “a harsh, anti-woman culture in which complaints go unanswered and the women who make them are targeted for retaliation.”



Workers' compensation laws, child-labor laws (1,400 violations in Maine alone), surveillance of employees -- you name it, this corporation is a repeat offender. No wonder, then, that turnover in the stores is above 50 percent a year, with many stores having to replace 100 percent of their employees each year, and some reaching as high as a 300 percent turnover!



Worldwide wage-depressor



Then there's China. For years, Wal-Mart saturated the airwaves with a “We Buy American” advertising campaign, but it was nothing more than a red-white-and-blue sham. All along, the vast majority of the products it sold were from cheap-labor hell-holes, especially China. In 1998, after several exposes of this sham, the company finally dropped its “patriotism” posture and by 2001 had even moved its worldwide purchasing headquarters to China. Today, it is the largest importer of Chinese-made products in the world, buying $10 billion worth of merchandise from several thousand Chinese factories.



As Charlie Kernaghan of the National Labor Committee reports, “In country after country, factories that produce for Wal-Mart are the worst,” adding that the bottom-feeding labor policy of this one corporation “is actually lowering standards in China, slashing wages and benefits, imposing long mandatory-overtime shifts, while tolerating the arbitrary firing of workers who even dare to discuss factory conditions.”



Wal-Mart does not want the U.S. buying public to know that its famous low prices are the product of human misery, so while it loudly proclaims that its global suppliers must comply with a corporate “code of conduct” to treat workers decently, it strictly prohibits the disclosure of any factory names and addresses, hoping to keep independent sources from witnessing the “code” in operation.



Kernaghan's NLC, acclaimed for its fact-packed reports on global working conditions, found several Chinese factories that make the toys Americans buy for their children at Wal-Mart. Seventy-one percent of the toys sold in the U.S. come from China, and Wal-Mart now sells one out of five of the toys we buy.



NLC interviewed workers in China's Guangdong Province who toil in factories making popular action figures, dolls, and other toys sold at Wal-Mart. In “Toys of Misery,” a shocking 58-page report that the establishment media ignored, NLC describes:



13- to 16-hour days molding, assembling, and spray-painting toys from 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. or even midnight, seven days a week, with 20-hour shifts in peak season.



Even though China's minimum wage is 31 cents an hour -- which doesn't begin to cover a person's basic subsistence-level needs -- these production workers are paid 13 cents an hour.



Workers typically live in squatter shacks, seven feet by seven feet, or jammed in company dorms, with more than a dozen sharing a cubicle costing $1.95 a week for rent. They pay about $5.50 a week for lousy food. They also must pay for their own medical treatment and are fired if they are too ill to work.



The work is literally sickening, since there's no health and safety enforcement. Workers have constant headaches and nausea from paint-dust hanging in the air; the indoor temperature tops 100 degrees; protective clothing is a joke; repetitive stress disorders are rampant; and there's no training on the health hazards of handling the plastics, glue, paint thinners, and other solvents in which these workers are immersed every day.



As for Wal-Mart's highly vaunted “code of conduct,” NLC could not find a single worker who had ever seen or heard of it.



These factories employ mostly young women and teenage girls. Wal-Mart, renowned for knowing every detail of its global business operations and for calculating every penny of a product's cost, knows what goes on inside these places. Yet, when confronted with these facts, corporate honchos claim ignorance and wash their hands of the exploitation: “There will always be people who break the law,” says CEO Lee Scott. “It is an issue of human greed among a few people.”



Those “few people” include him, other top managers, and the Walton billionaires. Each of them not only knows about their company's exploitation, but willingly prospers from a corporate culture that demands it. “Get costs down” is Wal-Mart's mantra and modus operandi, and that translates into a crusade to stamp down the folks who produce its goods and services, shamelessly building its low-price strategy and profits on their backs.



The Wal-Mart gospel



Worse, Wal-Mart is on a messianic mission to extend its exploitative ethos to the entire business world. More than 65,000 companies supply the retailer with the stuff on its shelves, and it constantly hammers each supplier about cutting their production costs deeper and deeper in order to get cheaper wholesale prices. Some companies have to open their books so Bentonville executives can red-pencil what CEO Scott terms “unnecessary costs.”



Of course, among the unnecessaries to him are the use of union labor and producing goods in America, and Scott is unabashed about pointing in the direction of China or other places for abysmally low production costs. He doesn't even have to say “Move to China” -- his purchasing executives demand such an impossible lowball price from suppliers that they can only meet it if they follow Wal-Mart's labor example. With its dominance over its own 1.2 million workers and 65,000 suppliers, plus its alliances with ruthless labor abusers abroad, this one company is the world's most powerful private force for lowering labor standards and stifling the middle-class aspirations of workers everywhere.



Using its sheer size, market clout, access to capital, and massive advertising budget, the company also is squeezing out competitors and forcing its remaining rivals to adopt its price-is-everything approach.



Even the big boys like Toys R Us and Kroger are daunted by the company's brutish power, saying they're compelled to slash wages and search the globe for sweatshop suppliers in order to compete in the downward race to match Wal-Mart's prices.



How high of a price are we willing to pay for Wal-Mart's “low-price” model? This outfit operates with an avarice, arrogance, and ambition that would make Enron blush. It hits a town or city neighborhood like a retailing neutron bomb, sucking out the economic vitality and all of the local character. And Wal-Mart's stores now have more kill-power than ever, with its SuperCenters averaging 200,000 square feet -- the size of more than four football fields under one roof! These things land splat on top of any community's sense of itself and devour local business.



By slashing its retail prices way below cost when it enters a community, Wal-Mart can crush our groceries, pharmacies, hardware stores, and other retailers, then raise its prices once it has mono-poly control over the market.



But, say apologists for these Big-Box megastores, at least they're creating jobs. Wrong. By crushing local businesses, this giant eliminates three decent jobs for every two Wal-Mart jobs that it “creates” and a store full of part-time, poorly paid employees hardly builds the family wealth necessary to sustain a community's middle-class living standard.



Indeed, Wal-Mart operates as a massive wealth extractor. Instead of profits staying in town to be reinvested locally, the money is hauled off to Bentonville, either to be used as capital for conquering yet another town or simply to be stashed in the family vaults (the Waltons, by the way, just bought the biggest bank in Arkansas).



It's our world



Why should we accept this? Is it our country, our communities, our economic destinies -- or theirs? Wal-Mart's radical remaking of our labor standards and our local economies is occurring mostly without our knowledge or consent. Poof -- there goes another local business. Poof -- there goes our middle-class wages. Poof -- there goes another factory to China. No one voted for this . . . but there it is. While corporate ideologues might huffily assert that customers vote with their dollars, it's an election without a campaign, conveniently ignoring that the public's “vote” might change if we knew the real cost of Wal-Mart's “cheap” goods -- and if we actually had a chance to vote.



Much to the corporation's consternation, more and more communities are learning about this voracious powerhouse, and there's a rising civic rebellion against it. Tremendous victories have already been won as citizens from Maine to Arizona, from the Puget Sound to the Gulf of Mexico, have organized locally and even statewide to thwart the expansionist march of the Wal-Mart juggernaut.



Wal-Mart is huge, but it can be brought to heel by an aroused and organized citizenry willing to confront it in their communities, the workplace, the marketplace, the classrooms, the pulpits, the legislatures, and the voting booths. Just as the Founders rose up against the mighty British trading companies, so we can reassert our people's sovereignty and our democratic principles over the autocratic ambitions of mighty Wal-Mart.



***



More of Jim Hightower's writing can be found in his monthly newletter, The Hightower Lowdown. For more information, Click HERE.



Also See:



Wal-Mart Watch



Wal-Mart Dungeon in Red China



Working for Wal-Mart in Red China: Earning 36 cents a month, 8 cents a week
or, 1/10th of a cent per hour<









by Average Joe
Sunday Nov 10th, 2002 9:34 AM
They will nail you to the wall,this is from personal experance.:(
by Bush Admirer
Monday Nov 11th, 2002 6:49 PM
Jim Hightower -- forgot about him. Yet another candidate for the exalted title of 'The World's Dumbest Man.'

He's in an elite group with Noam Chomsky, Gore Vidal, Ramsey Clark, Alan Dershowitz, Al Gore, etc.

There are oh so many contenders for 'World's Dumbest Man."
by kollontai
Monday Nov 11th, 2002 6:58 PM
If that's true about Walmart parking lots, that's the only merciful thing I've ever heard about them. The information could get some people thru thenight.
by buddhist reactionary
Tuesday Nov 12th, 2002 1:36 PM
slip and fall then sue. spill some ink or stink. tear a wrapper. look ! glass in my biodog...call my shyster.
pretend your shoplifting. grab and hide....if arrested you can sue. be careful... they sometimes kill suspected shoplifters.
stink is the ticket. hide a bag of cat shit or chicken guts......
by just a suggestion
Tuesday Nov 12th, 2002 4:37 PM
ethyl mercaptan
by Sasy
Friday Dec 20th, 2002 8:55 PM
Walmart brainwashes all employees, US and elsewhere. They tell you "this job is the best one you can get", and constantly put you down. They tell you you are worthless, and make you seem stupid. Dont work for Walmart, Dont shop at Walmart!
by Observer
Saturday Dec 21st, 2002 8:55 AM
Walmart sales set new record highs!

I passed by my local Walmart yesterday and people were having to circle the parking lot to find parking.

Keep up the boycott !!!!!

We'll show those multibillionaire Walton kids a thing or two.
by Don
Saturday Dec 21st, 2002 11:30 PM
The merchant of death, thats what other retailers call Wal Mart. but thats what is happening in retail today. Soon all towns will have a costco, walmart and a gas station.We should all buy american products if possible. The unions have destroyed many jobs in America as a business man I would close rather than let the union run my store.
by Wally World Fan
Saturday Feb 8th, 2003 5:21 AM
We need more stores to take a stand against the gay world of the United States.
by C.Campbell
Saturday Feb 8th, 2003 2:13 PM
It must drive the leftys crazy knowing that their supporters are so into Walmart. The French as the purveyors of good taste must see it as proof that Americans can't be taken seriously. I'm sure the worlds richest family is really torn up about this. It's amazing how making goods cheaper for the masses is seen as something evil and pernicious.
by Honerdshopper
Monday Feb 24th, 2003 8:09 AM
I was in sams club and bought 300.00 worth of murchandise, when I arrived at the checkout, and everything was wrang up, guess what? My card had expired? Oh NO! Well I did not want to pay the 30.00 re-activation fee at that time. Well! The manager told me that I could not write a personal check if I did not renew my card. I said ok are you going to put all this murchandise up? She said oh do you have a debit card? Yes I do, I replied, well I will allow you to use that this time, oh gee thanks. I feel so privaliged. I just wanted to write and say thank you so much for letting me spend my 300.00 in your store. I just feel like jumping up and down with joy. NOT!!! If Mr. Sam Walton only new how his stores are now being ran, I'm sure he would roll over in his grave. But I guess the stores are making so much money now days they don't need anymore customers. So next time you go to Sams, make sure you tell them thanks for allowing you to spend your money in their store.
by WhizWart
Monday Feb 24th, 2003 8:44 AM
Yeah, thats just terrible how they let you use your card despite you being stupid enough to let it expire. Gee, lets go break something.
by VNVet
( VNVET646872 [at] aol.com ) Thursday May 29th, 2003 7:51 AM
Amazing ! Anti-Walmart/Sam's Club people don't
seem to be able to see beyond the ends of their
noses. Look around you people. Anywhere a Walmart
or Sam's Club opens the area seems to come alive.
Traffic increases, businesses are drawn to the area,
and ( Oh gee ) prices seem to get back in line with
what they should be. Keep up the boycotts people.
They seem to be working on getting the stock market
back in shape. Oh yeah, did you all vote for Bill
Clinton also ? Gezzzzzzzzzzz
by SFguy
Thursday May 29th, 2003 10:41 AM
These stores would not stay in business if people were not attracted to them by their low prices. It seems the working class people who shop at WalMart for the low prices are cannibalizing their own communities and job prospects.

Even factory workers, who gripe about jobs being lost to overseas (though, in fairness, neither the right or the left seems interested in doing this), continue to shop in WalMart and places like it.

This is one case where you can't really blame the rich--most upper-middle and wealthy Americans wouldn't be caught dead shopping at WalMart. Yes, a rich gyy owns it, but it's the poor and working class people who are keeping WalMart in business.

The people most hurt by WalMart are the ones bringing the hurt onto themselves by shopping there in the first place.
by Kelly Gutensohn
( kjgute@aolcom ) Thursday May 29th, 2003 12:44 PM
Walmart has decided that a pregnant, married version of Barbie is obscene. As a mother of nine children, I am hurt that according to their standards, I have spent eighty-one months of my life as a walking, breathing piece of obscenity. Wandering through the aisles at this family values establishment, I am struck by what they don't consider obscene; sequined lingerie for little girls, condoms prominently displayed in every size, color, texture. Cosmo magazine with headlines that only a women's magazine can get away with, (they pulled the equally offensive men's versions off of the shelves, but the SI swimsuit issue, which is soft porn, will continue to be sold). The corporate decision making seems to follow no defined line, they do seem to be anti-family, interesting for a business that has risen to the top on the backs of the American family. As far as pregnant Barbie, when I questioned this decision I was told that "hundreds" of my neighbors had come in and complained that she was "gross" and "offensive". She sold out in all of the stores in our area during a "slow" holiday season. Perhaps this decision went deeper, perhaps the problem lies in the fact that when thousands of delighted little girls lifted off Barbie mom's plastic tummy and found - not a mass of tissue as they had been told - but a BABY! A frightened Pro Choice group realized this was a secret revealed that might hinder their agenda. I did forget to add to my list of obscene articles currently being sold at Walmart, maternity clothes. The truly obscene material that they are pushing is hypocrisy. Check out Walmartvswomen.com to see how they treat women. It is time to say "no more", join me by putting your money where your heart is - not at Walmart.

by riverrat
( bushman1stream [at] yahoo.com ) Thursday May 29th, 2003 1:51 PM
its simple i have seen as new new employe of six months that that the the managers and the long time teat you with disrepcet. and i seen a lockdown but i told the ass manager to let me out or suffer you see im veteran of a war i wont be a prisnoner
by need a new hobby?
Friday May 30th, 2003 1:21 PM
Walmart has decided that a pregnant, married version of Barbie is obscene. As a mother of nine children, I am hurt that according to their standards,

I have spent "eighty-one months" of my life as a walking, breathing piece of obscenity.

did you ever stop to think they might have a point?
has the words "birth control" ever come-up in a "conversation". or is this the family business?
by Mr. Jacob Smith
Saturday Jun 7th, 2003 7:46 AM
You Scab FUCK I hope you get cancer!
by SallyT.
Saturday Jun 7th, 2003 4:02 PM
Don't shop at Wal-Mart!
but I love the "Cathy Lee" collection, they are some nice clothes at a really low price ...

by Phillip K. Orwell
Saturday Jun 14th, 2003 12:19 PM
http://www.newswithviews.com/Mary/starrett14.htm
by ihate unions
( ihateunions [at] uniondog.com ) Saturday Jun 14th, 2003 4:37 PM
You all are so full of shit. do you realize if wal-mart
went out of business, that 28 million people would be directly out of work in the us alone.

you all are so stupid.

the us needs the wal-mart backbone to keep the
infastructure afloat.

d
by big corps
Sunday Jun 15th, 2003 1:02 AM
You all are so full of shit. do you realize if wal-mart
went out of business, that 28 million people would be directly out of work in the us alone.

and that doesn't count Cathy Lee's kid's !
by Mr.kissmyasstoyou
( jimmy [at] hotmail.com ) Monday Sep 22nd, 2003 7:50 PM
You are all a bunch of mindless, brain washed, driveling idiots. Walmart is going to keep on making money and putting every small business out of business that it can no matter what anyone says. This is the country of free enterprise. I am sure if it was you making billions of dollars a year, you'd stick your middle finger out to the masses and say exactly what those little walton spoiled brats are. Get a clue. You cannot change Walmart by boycotting. You might get a visit from your local Walmart security officer, from New York.
by a canadian
Tuesday Sep 30th, 2003 12:31 PM
Have problem with a company paying their employee an average annual salary of 18 000$US, 60% of them not having access to health care insurrance and 0% of them being workers union members. In Canada, Wal mart tend to built their store in sub-urban area that weren't alive before because they were either agricultural land or forest (this is another sort of life...).

Since they invaded the canadian market many small buisiness are getting out the market and good jobs are lost. It might be a Canadian but a prefer pay more and give more to the people that do the job for me.
Everyday low price sucks.... Fair trade start at home...
by Tomas
Sunday Oct 19th, 2003 10:09 AM
A previous poster said business's were drawn to the area. What the heck is he talking about? Wal-Mart destroys small business. There was a study released that showed that when Wal-Mart entered a local area the wages and benefits were decreased to a point that the amount of dollars in a local economy actually went down.
Wal-mart is infamous for destroying small business. No business is drawn to an area with Wal-Mart. They destroy them.
by Tomas
Sunday Oct 19th, 2003 10:11 AM
A previous poster said business's were drawn to the area. What the heck is he talking about? Wal-Mart destroys small business. There was a study released that showed that when Wal-Mart entered a local area the wages and benefits were decreased to a point that the amount of dollars in a local economy actually went down.
Wal-mart is infamous for destroying small business. No business is drawn to an area with Wal-Mart. They destroy them.
by salpal
Monday Nov 3rd, 2003 8:57 PM
Unfortunately, it's a vicious cycle. The plant I worked for shut down and headed for Mexico because we lost our biggest account--Walmart. They decided to stop selling American. I vowed to stop shopping there. I agree that we're cutting our own jobs by supporting their greed. However, now that I'm out of work, I can't afford to shop at Shopko or anywhere else. I feel very guilty and kick myself in the ass everytime, but Wal-mart is where I shop. They simply are the cheapest around and it's all I can afford.
by Just one Man
Sunday Nov 9th, 2003 7:59 AM
And how many of these jobs at walmart are skilled labor positions? Its not like if walmart went out of buisness, most everyone who works there couldnt find another job, I mean after all, the last I heard there isnt a degree in any school for walmart. STOP BB AT WALMART.
by walton
Friday Nov 14th, 2003 9:36 PM
Sam walton started these chain stores, with all the right attuide. he never realized that one day, his company would be in every state in the u.s.a.. the whole problem is that since his death, his sons took over, and turned affordable items, into high dollar items. it is no longer in my mind a discount store, its a store that has started small, grew BIG, and hey since we wiped out all these small town stores, and were the only thing in this town "LETS CHEAT ALL THESE GREAT PEOPLE THAT MADE US WHAT WE ARE TODAY!! so shop walmart, and get that great fealing of being taken. we all should start shopping at other shopping centers, and let them think on it.


wrote by a 5 year walmart employee
by leah
Saturday Nov 15th, 2003 11:43 AM
Walmark is a predator that ruining the country they claim to be so loyal to and in love with. In some states they are taking over entire areas driving independent stores out of business treating workers as if they are slaves who do not deserve a fair wage -- look at the grocery workers strike in southern california where Walmart is sitting back licking its greedy lips waiting to push union workers out and into below poverty non union jobs. How can anyone with a social conscience shop at Walmart ? Sitting here pissing about with words is one thing but what we should be standing in front of Walmark educating shoppers about what they are supporting and asking them why they want to support such a nasty company.
by patricia lawson
( lanakdunia [at] aol.com ) Tuesday Nov 18th, 2003 6:21 PM
not only does wal-mat,along with other large corporations kill small business in the USA but it also depends on producing its goods overseas to provide such cheap prices. We need those jobs and businesses to survive and thrive in the USA evn if it means to pay slightly more for items that we buy. We have to start thinking of our county as a nation and seeing how every aspect of us business plays into the bigger picture rather than looking to save $5.00 on tommors shopping trip. No one proposes that the worlds largest employer goes out of business overnight leaving millions unemployed, just that they change their policies and allow others a fair chance.
by silvereyes65
( silvereyes65 [at] hotmail.com ) Wednesday Nov 19th, 2003 12:24 PM
I worked for a sams club for 5 yrs i know exactly what people are talking about. I worked there while i was going to collage. They treat you like dirt and pay shit! They think they own you they do lock the doors at the end of the night and have to let you out when they say. not at 9pm like eveyother place i worked for you can be there an extra hour or more during christmas it's hell. One day right before i was going to be there 5yrs (after5 yrs they consider you fully invested) which means you get an extra weeks vacation and a raise they called me into the back office and said that i stole something from my department they made me write a statement of "what my truth was" they said they had videos and said i told people i did it too. They said they talked to people that seen me do it and bull like that they fired me after 5yrs of working faithfully for them they never showed me any evidence that i stole anything from them and i didnt! They didnt have enough in there budget thats why they did it . They fired 18 other people that were to hit there 5 yr mark they do this in order to keep the people they pay alot down and they hire in new people at 6.50 an hour while they fire someone that gets paid 9.00 an hour to save money!!! They are money hungry brainwashers thats all they treat you like dirt your a number and the managers are all asses!
by JP
Tuesday Nov 25th, 2003 8:20 PM
Wal Marts across the globe capitalize on cheap and lazy people with no class. Lacking any sense of originality shopping at Wal Mart has robbed us blind of the feelings once felt by our parents and grandparents of shopping pride, gone are the unique ambiances provided by quant hometown shops with proud owners. "We sell for less," less money for less class, Darwinism? No, lies, deceipt, and greed to propel christianity, yes.
by Mistress Crunchie
Friday Nov 28th, 2003 6:22 PM
Sure... When a walmart or sams club opens in an area, there is quite the flurry of activity. Oh dear goodness yes, many business flock to set up shop around them. However, as the competition is run out of business, people start running out of money to spend. Business start leaving one by one, the walmart starts laying people off, and running on a skeleton crew. Well, they just aren't making money enough to be able to afford employing so many people! Eventually, even the walmart will leave, once it has thoroughly wiped the life out of a town...
by christy zandlo
Thursday Dec 4th, 2003 9:00 PM
Walmart destroys small businesses. When people shop there they are not only contributing to a company that has enough money as it is, they are also contributing to a company that does not care about the well being of the community that surrounds the store. A lot of people who dream of one day starting there own business can't do so because Walmart offers the same products for way cheaper. Some people find it great that they can go to Walmart and save money, however in the long run they are really effecting the economy, cause soon people will only shop at Walmart and if there is a Walmart at every corner than there isn't going to be any were else to shop. Also it takes the culture away from the community. Last of all it lowers the value of homes that are near the stores, becuase it brings more crime into the neighborhoods.
by ed
( oe542eeb [at] ptd.net ) Sunday Jan 18th, 2004 8:33 AM
Why would any union person shop at this dump! In our area new wal-marts are getting built all of the time and those rat fucks will even allow union contractors to bid the jobs! What kind of bullshit is that you scab fuckers!
by jennifer
( jen_ruff_02 [at] msn.com ) Tuesday Jan 20th, 2004 10:39 AM
i work at sams club and i enjoy it greatly. i am currently a college student and started at $9 an hour is a high rate for people in this area. i work at the member service desk and i know exactly what you are talking about but i dont understand how you can complain. you got a reminder about your membership renewal at least 2 months before you actually expired you moron. i deal with dumb people like you all the time, all day everyday. people dont care enough to pay attention to these things so they end up looking stupid in the line and thats there own fault. paying that membership fee is how each individual club makes money each year. each assoicate gets treated fairly by our coaches and just because you pay to shop there doesnt mean you are the ones how can crap on us and put us down.
by faithfull walmart shopper
Tuesday Jan 20th, 2004 4:06 PM
Most of the comments on this site are based on false information. I recommend researching Sam Walton and the company a little more before creating such a comotion. Walmart is a great place to shop, has low prices, and pays more than minimum wage, which is more than most employers can say. As for the comment on age discrimination, I suppose that person overlooks the elderly employess who greet them at every entrance. I will never boycott Walmart and suggest that you don't either.
by Leigh Sachs
( traktion2000 [at] hotmail.com ) Monday Mar 22nd, 2004 9:28 AM
I worked at Sam's Club for three years (until last Saturday). Was fired on trumped up charges after I used the so-called "open door" to tell the head office at Bentonville about irregularities in the local store which claims to be expanding in spite of the fact that they have no damn business and basically paid me $8.80 an hour to do nothing. Their claims to have the lowest prices in this area are a farce, stores a block away are underselling them. I guess they firgure out if you are dumb enough to pay $30 for a membership you'll fall for anything. Well, sneak in past the greeter if you can (most of them are visually impaired and/or don't give a toot if you have a membership card or not) and eat all the food being demoed and sue them if you slip. And if anyone knows of a lawyer who'd like to see if there is something I can sue them for/join a class action suit, reach me at traktion2000#hotmail.com. If you work at Sham's Club, don't fall for the Sam's Credit or buyint the stock option, because if they terminate you, you will pay bigtime--they will charge the card for your membership and for sales of the stock like they have done to other terminated employees in Kingston. Remember, from the day you are hired, realize that they will screw you too (and not even do that well) and gather evidence--pjotos of dirty conditions, false accusations you are required to sign. Let the venders know you are being abused. Print yourself a bogus membership card on a color copier. And if you hear a whirring sound, that's Sam Walton spinning in his grave.
by Nessa
Tuesday Mar 30th, 2004 9:41 PM
AMEN

Jen_Ruff_02 [at] msn.com and Other's.!!!

They pay Above average. Great benefits all can afford, they even offer benefits including insurance for part-timers. Great profit sharing. Is it bad for them to also offer a FREE 401K where They deposit money into a retirement fund for you? FREE money for You! FREE Money they offered s when they desided to change who handles the 401K accounts, that was a FREE $300 in my pocket. I am also handicap and have worked there for 5 years. They go out of there way to be fair to everyone! and not to just me..its great! I love my store, co-workers and managers, they are my second family.! And have always been there for me. Even the DM's are great. At any time, if you ever need to talk about a personal problem, they are there for you. This company has a conscience....True no company is perfect, bad managers get hired that do things they have no knowledge of. This company has a conscience thou....and when unfair actions and the like are found out, they deal with that person or situation swiftly.

They do Not force people to work off the clock.! There are Spacific Company Policys you learn at time of hire, and repeated there after...If You Are OFF the Clock, you Do NOT work ..PERIOD. No matter what. If these people worked off the clock, they violated company policy, they should have been fired when they admitted to doing it. But, they had compassion on these people, seeing and taking the stressfull situation they were under into consideration.

They lock the door's for safety for petes sakes, my store was robbed once. Geez oh petes, what the heck is wrong with you people, God gave you a brain, use it. Should they keep the doors open to the public after hours? And these people that are inside, are the mid-night crew..Geez they get paid well for every minute, and get fed for FREE. Geez, some members are a bunch of rude morons when the stores open as is without them treating us like low life dirt other wise. Were nice people just working, and they blame us for there stupidity. Like the reminder to renew, and renewals....geez...take responcibility for your own dumb actions, and don't harp on us, we didn't do it.! Thats why they cut the secondarys off, because you people would leave people high and dry, leaving them standing there looking dumb. We allowed these poor souls to finish up, and pay, because we felt sorry they had such a rude friend. Ya some friend or family member, don't even contact them to tell them you didn't re-new, and save them the embarassment.

Oh and I feel sorry for those poor demo people, that have to deal with you-
1) For those that think your nasty "used" tooth picks go back on the serving tray. ""Contaminating"" it for everyone else, So they have to throw it all out and REsterilize and start over again.! Thats just plain grossness.
2) For those of you that think you can take your nasty "used" tooth pick and stick it in their cooking pans to get food thats not even ready yet- ""Contaminating"" it for everyone else, So they have to throw it all out and REsterilize and start over again.! What a waste, all because of a nasty ill mannered slob.! I've seen FULL pans of steak, sausage etc...thrown out when rude people come around all the others who have been waiting for something to finish up, only to have the moron take a tooth pick from their mouth and stick it in their cooking pan. Just plain Nasty.
3) NO those demo cups cannot be ReUsed after your nasty mouth has been all over it. Nor the spoons. Thats beyond gross.
4) And why do they ware gloves, hmm? So those of you can feel more superior sticking your filthy nasty hands into their sterile working area ungloved? ""Contaminating"" it for everyone else, So they have to throw it all out and REsterilize and start over again.! Again, very gross.
5) And for all those rude people that throw there tooth picks all over the floor and around their tables, leaving those poor elderly ladies to clean up after you.! Nice people eh? Thats just nasty and disgusting, not to mention slobby. Do you throw food and garbage all over your homes floor?

Oh and lets not forget the community ... they don't care about the community? Since when?
If they don't care, then why is so much donated to the community, organizations etc..? Why do they then offer fundraisers? They devote much time into gathering donations for charities....
They also have many missing children's pictures and info posted by the registers.
Oh and the emergency aid they offer to many communities for disaster relief...supplying free good food, new clothing, and bottled water.

Possibly you over look as well, All of the low income families, and Senior Citizens that depend on our demo's for an actual meal... Yes Its sad, but true, Many of these people depend on Sam's Club Demo's for Food, because they can't afford it otherwise. And they eat aplenty, and we don't mind, times are rough for many people. And there's no smile greater than from a child excited because they get to go out to eat that day, nor the deep compassion we have when they're hungry. And from a Hungry Senior Citizen, relieved to be welcomed by a warm heart and smile that make's sure their bellys full.

Where were you born people? hmm....???
Wal-Mart and Sam's Club cares, We care...
Its the heartless slobs that take advantage of them...They offer you great prices and you buy..then complain after wards...Your never happy....

If you had been given a free steak dinner, Would you complain after that too?
by Nessa
Tuesday Mar 30th, 2004 9:50 PM
I agree... 28 million people would be outta work.. mmhmm thats the way to improve the economy...

Wal-Mart has a strong back bone, and GUTS to stick up for the people, and offer them a cheaper way of living. And buying cars.. or do you feel a 6.5% rate is far better then the 3.5% Wal-Mart / Sams Club offers?
by glare from hell
Wednesday Mar 31st, 2004 10:08 AM
walmart doesn't help the economy you misled little whiny thing, more power to small businesses is the only manner of lowering taxes, etc.
by don't be stupid
Wednesday Apr 7th, 2004 8:36 PM
I think you are incredibly rude to say that maybe Wal-mart is right and that calling pregnant barbie an obscenity is just. Did you ever think that maybe this woman simply loves children? Did you ever think that she is a respectable woman who simply wanted to have this many children? Most likely, especially since she wrote about this online, she is not some whore that had this many unwanted pregnancies. I think you should just back off and let her make her point because she is right.
by sams wal rock
Friday Apr 9th, 2004 9:08 AM
hahahah you guy make fun of yourself fucken haters
by Annabelle
Tuesday Apr 20th, 2004 3:37 PM
I don't feel that you truly have a valid point to bashing
Wal Mart stores. Yes, the do tend to put smaller family owned businesses out of business, however Sam's Club works to help provide for smaller businesses. The motto being "we're in business for small business." I think that you should rethink your position on Sam's and perhaps look into information about the Wal Mart incorporated company as a whole. We work by 3 basic guidelines. 1. respect for the individual. 2. service to our members. 3. 100% customer satisfaction. Perhaps you should look into things before jumping into something like that with your 10 commandments speech. What is your reasoning behind the hitler comment or the homophobic comment. Sounds to me like you are just bitter for something. And also, if you are so scared to get a Wal Mart in your town, perhaps instead of writing silly articles on-line, you do something a little more serious, like petitioning for a non-big business levy in your town.
by Kimberlie H.
Wednesday Apr 21st, 2004 3:51 PM
I feel sorry for all of these horrible experiences, I happened to have worked in three different Sam's Clubs and had a Wonderful esperience in two of them... the third was a horrible experience but I do not blame walmart for the assanine actions of one or two jerks
by glare from hell
Monday Apr 26th, 2004 12:15 PM
I see the misled whiny things are back at it ...first of all
NO WAY NO FREAKIN HOW IS WALMART "IN BUSINESS FOR SMALL BUSINESS" they drive plows over small businesses and trees and squirrels and bears and cougars and lizards and rabbits and hawks and owls and ...many more creatures
DON'T YOU THINK THEY HAVE ENOUGH STORES BY NOW
AND STILL TRYING FOR MORE TOO GREEDY FOR WORDS
AND NONE OF THIS IS DONE BY BUSINESS SKILLS

1. ruins all the music they sell by editing
2. most they sell comes from overseas and is made to be cheaper than it would be over there...since the hurried workers don't have time to build something that will last...
and Walton's dont want Americans building quality items that will last
3. They always have more mess in the floor which makes persons trip up - they don't offer customer safety
4. other fine places to shop include Kmart, Kmart is not a slave driver as is Walmart - Waltons abuse children !

5. Your damn right: I AM BITTER AND WALMART IS GOING DOWN THE POTTY SINCE EVERYONE IS GETTING WISE TO THEIR DESTRUCTION AND DON'T WANT THEM ANYMORE

THEY SPREAD FEAR THAT THE PUBLIC NEEDS THEM
DON'T LISTEN TO THEM - YOU DON'T NEED THEM
YOU CAN DO BUSINESS AND GET PAID WITHOUT THEM
AT LEAST TRY IT AND YOU WILL BE HAPPIER AND HEALTHIER AND FOR SOME WEIRD REASON YOU'LL GET THE SENSATION LATER ON THAT YOUR DOING SOMETHING NATURAL INSTEAD OF OF UNNATURAL, so instead of going to that walmart today
explore and be free and go some place different, don't stop exploring !

IF YOU DON'T SHOP THERE THEN WALMART WILL DISSAPEAR

THEY KILL THE SO CALLED AMERICAN DREAM OF EVER WANTING TO BE INDEPENDANT AND IN BUSINESS FOR YOURSELF OR HAVE A FAMILY BUSINESS

WAA WAA WAA CRY FILTHY WALLYS ALL THE WAY TO THE BANK
WE DONT WANT WALLY SINCE THEY ARE STANK

And I do petition for no big business you retard but make comments from time to time also
by Thomas Garrett
( tggarrett [at] aol.com ) Tuesday May 11th, 2004 12:59 AM
I worked at wal-mart in laurel maryland for three years and seen on a daily basis the tire lube express workers carrry out the 50 gallon drum of used oil and take it out behind the store and dump it into the woods and it would drain down into the creek that runs along the baltimore washington parkway I guess that creek ends up into the chesapeake bay.
when i asked the manager about them doing that he said "to mind my own business and watch my own back" and then told me in a threating way if i talked about it to anyone he would personally make my employment a living hell.
this is the same manager I witness several times unloading boxes of new dvd and videos into his truck that he parked outside the loading dock. i quit working there to go back to college full time i just thought others should know about this i have also written a letter to the chesapeake bay foundation and to the national park service since the creek is on the bwi parkway which is owned by the national park service.
by Shecky Joe Bob
Monday May 24th, 2004 11:27 AM
I wonder how many of the smug, self-satisfied "I'm SO socially conscious" suburbanites were among those railing against Wal-Mart. Let me offer this: Wal-Mart, until VERY recently, only went into primarily rural areas where there WAS no competition to speak of, where Wal-Mart could offer a truly unique service - providing rural customers with reasonably-priced, adequate-quality products that they would otherwise not have been able to purchase without a LONG drive. I grew up about twenty minutes from a Wal-Mart, and brother, did it EVER make a difference in our lives; while we weren't dirt poor, we certainly had to watch every penny, and Wal-Mart allowed us to find practically anything we needed in one stop, eradicating the previous requirement of several hours of driving just to get those necessities. And for those few small nearby businesses who found themselves in direct competition with Wal-Mart, it was not uncommon to find those necessities at DOUBLE the price we found in Wal-Mart.

At the same time, I recall the area near Wal-Mart in my youth as having been practically uninhabited. Now, a quarter of a century later and more, the area is BOOMING and showing no signs of slowing its growth. While no person smart enough to pound sand would even think of running a business in competition with one aspect of Wal-Mart's offerings, PLENTY of people slightly brighter than that saw the golden opportunity to put a non-competing business where the people were going to be.

Finally (and please excuse the nasty tone here), it's simply amazing how many people always want to Bring Down the Big One. The bigger the success, the more people are gunning for it with a self-righteous, holier-than-thou attitude. As annoyed (and sometimes outraged) as I am at Corporate America's pissy opinion towards The Peepul, Wal-Mart's treatment of employees is no worse than ANY large business' treatment of employees. It comes with the territory: "I have lots of money, so f*** all you little people - I'm runnin' the joint, see?" That alone is not even a minimally-acceptable RATIONALIZATION for singling out Wal-Mart.

In short, Wal-Mart filled a niche, serving the needs of MANY rural people very admirably.

(PS - My usual rejoinder to petty, bitter criticisms: if it's such a problem, come up with a WORKING SOLUTION, not just a destruction of the problem itself. Don't tear down until YOU are ready to rebuild. And if YOU can't come up with something better, STFU.)
by Trevor
Wednesday Jun 23rd, 2004 2:31 PM
Wal Mart is a great store. Their prices are excellent, service is fine and I love shopping there. I suggest that the nut bars behind the boycott get a life and leave decent, honest businessmen alone.
by PATRICIA SOWDERS
( MRSSQRDAWAY [at] AOL.COM ) Wednesday Jun 23rd, 2004 3:05 PM
PLEASE LOOK AT THE MERCHANDISE AT SEARS.
MADE IN CHINA!
SEARS AS A CORP. CUTS ITS EMPLOYEES TO THE BONE. THEN FIRES ALL THE REST. LEGALLY OF COURSE SO AS NOT TO PAY UNEMPLOYMENT.
SEARS ADVERTISEMENT AND WRITTEN POLICY IS OPPOSITE OF HOW THE STORES OPERATE.
THEY WERE LAUDED FOR SUPPORTING THE MILITARY.
I AM THE WIFE AND SUPPORT OF A DISABLED VETERAN. I WAS FIRED FOR BREAKING A RULE. OF WHICH I ORDERED TO READ, AND SIGN THAT I KNEW IT WAS A RULE. AFTER I HAD BROKEN THE RULE. THEN WAS FIRED AFTER I SIGNED. MY HUSBAND AND I ARE NOW WAITING TO RECEIVE OUR FIRST SS CHECK.
THANKS SEARS. MY HUSBANDS PURPLE HEARTS WILL REALLY KEEP THE HEAT TURNED ON THIS WINTER.
by John
Thursday Jul 8th, 2004 12:55 AM
yeah i love shopping at sams club, where they have RATS! in there clubs in the Vista and San Diego clubs and who knows where else. I have seen these dam things run in front of me when i was shopping, I would mention it to the management staff and they would ignore it, because i saw this animal more than once at the Vista club. They also have an individual by the name of Ben that works in the meat department that scratches himself while he is packaging the meat, now how sick is that! the company doesnt beleive in diversity, the only reason they have Mexican, Black or any other race as managers is because the law says they have to. Sams club associates are rude and they do not care about there so called members! this is the reason why i now shop at COSTCO!
by Mckenzie Grant
( mckenzie_e_graham [at] yahoo.ca ) Friday Jul 16th, 2004 11:51 PM
Well I work at wal-mart i have health insurance and a dental plan and a pension so i dont know where you people get off saying that i dont get this shit i ve been treat like gold there they pay more then minium wage. So why don't you guy suck it up and deal with it. Its not going away anytime soon
by Heather
Wednesday Jul 21st, 2004 1:40 PM
Everyone has right to the opinions but I don't understand why you all sit and bitch on this site. There are ways of getting things taken care of like if you see a rat in a store and you don't believe that the manager is taking care of it get the number to the district manager. There are always going to be rude people every where you go and people that just are having bad days that might take there problems out on you but you do it too (everyone does). And where the hell can you find another store that offers anywhere close to what Walmert does. I read everyone one of these comment boxes on here and most of you have valid compliants but just need to figure out how to get things changed. Good luck with figure out there is a way.


Ps LOVE WALMART AND SAM's never worked at either but shop at both

by kate arruda
Monday Jul 26th, 2004 2:19 AM
I work at a wal mart sroe and it is fucked! In my entire life I have never worked so hard for so little money. People swam into the the stores and and act like pigs in a feeding frenzy.
they rip open bags steal bereak stuff and wal mart doesn't care. they have us pions to clean up the mess for 7 dolars and a few cents an hour.

In after two three weeks of working there i had lost 25 pounds. couldn-t sleep at night still can't. i come home so wound up. we have mangers wjo don't care about us.

there are some good ones but not many. Most are lazy and blame the associates of they can't get the work done.

We have a manager (female) who was cuaght scwewing her boyfriend in the trailer out back while on duty and is stoll there. She walks around grinning like a stupid plastice doll
and does nothing. why wasn't she fired the first time she was cuaght?

They say they have an open door policy. What a joke that is.
Better not go through that door because you will pay for doing so later.

So many of thw women leave work crying on the way home. Most are so afraid that they won't find other work if they leave.
It's so sad to hear the stories and now I am telling my own.

There'ds nothing we can do. Managers always say the customers will always come back. We have them because we cvan under price everyone else." I was told this again tonight. sad but so true. If customers would speak up for us
sometimes maybe they would treat us better.

if a customer screams at one of us because we don't run to help them it is not our fault we are told don't worry about if they'll be back

I like walking my customers to where an item is. helping them find what they need but I get in trouble for lleaving my area. So when I point in some dorection instead of helping them I am the ine whi gets cussed out.
We make notjing working in these stores and we woek hard butr there is no rewards.

I wish peple would stop shoping in these stores and show wal mart that they can go somewhere else. They need to come down off the ladder. this won't happen until you the consumers act out against there policies.

by glare from hell
Wednesday Jul 28th, 2004 8:31 PM
no no no shecky joe bob you retard !

And how do you think "that alone is not a rationalization for singling out Walmart" - It is a fine reason to be opposed to
someone having a large business and treating their employees as shit !
It definately should not come along with the territory and we can stop it today !
This isn't only about bringing down the big one
no it is about much more...

If they were the big one and got there without selling crap and pouring scum I'd be for them

but walmart is as crooked as it gets

they must crumble and a store can rise up that does things best for the best interest of all the enviroment and people

AND IF YOU BOYCOTT THEM AND DEMAND MORE QUALITY OF ACTIONS YOU WILL SEE SUCH A STORE FOR YOUR CHILDREN OR BE ABLE TO OWN ONE

SO START DEMANDING THE IDEAL FOR THE PEOPLE WHICH IS SMALLER BUSINESSES

BECAUSE WHEN THE FLOOD OR HURRICANE COMES AND THE "BIG ONE" GETS SOLD OUT AND THEN LUTED SINCE EVERYONE KNOWS ITS NAME ITS GOING UNDER FAST
AND CAN'T HELP YOU
THEY ARE NOT DEPENDABLE IN SELECTION

IN A CRISIS ALL WALMART DOES IS HELP YOU PANICK NOT FIND WHAT YOU NEED

IF I MAY - A FORMULA:

FINDING EVERYTHING IN ONE PLACE = EQUALS FALLING APART THE NEXT DAY = SINCE MADE IN CHINA IN SLAVE HASTE

They don't sell a variety and they dont sell what you need
which is going to not fall apart soon as in a few months from now
when you could find anywhere else and the item would last longer as in at least a year














by booooooooooooooooooo
Wednesday Jul 28th, 2004 8:43 PM

fight fire with fire by someone opening their own large store the size of four football fields but seriously the greed has to stop

by Mr. Fields
Thursday Jul 29th, 2004 4:28 AM

I agree they are the cheapest most irresponsible thieves on the planet

glad to read all you guys posts





























by Wayne B.
( wbassett [at] rochester.rr.com ) Thursday Aug 5th, 2004 11:31 AM
Anyone Who Would Care:

I am pleased with Walmart Department Stores, except for the Christian supplies that the outside venders choose, and stock the shelves with! There are over 75,000,000 serious Christians that enjoy good Christian Music and Bibles at great walmart prices. Every time I go, or someone else that I suggests to purchase any cd's or Bibles the selection and quanity is very poor, We end up going to a more expensive Christian based retailer to pick artists like Fernando Ortega, or Third Day. The bottom line is I would like to see the same quanity and quality of Christian based cd's that are selected by someone that knows Christian updated selections, in doing so, walmart would make their money, and the Christian comsumer would be satisfied. Thank you,

W a y n e B.
by Every working Man in america
( arhur_starling [at] verizon.net ) Monday Aug 9th, 2004 12:57 AM
Where is walmart men department? That every store I have every been in has the weak men department. Design what design. That you dont want to spend you money there. If you do it to make do for the time you can travel to a better store not walmart. No men department, No young man department,
No in one of the Super Walmarts. But they will capitalize off
you wife, children, shopping there. That you the hard working man will end up with Junk that does not fit, wears out, because of the cheap materials. If you are Lucky enough to fine something their. Men everywhere dont let you family member shop there. This still leave door open for the other problem walmart has shut the damn doors, down with walmart. The store that does not back it products, employees, on , on , on, but there money talks. To building anywhere they want too. Oh, that last earth quake it was Sam Walmart waking up in his grave wanting to move by moved to build a walmart.
by Robert Sprye
( beowulf [at] affv.nu ) Wednesday Aug 11th, 2004 1:50 AM
It has been interesting to say the least, reviewing all these comments concerning what has become of the legacy that Sam Walton left us;

The glaring point of issue that seems to become clouded with some peoples assertion that;

"...walmart provides cheap merchandise..."
"...walmart provides jobs..."
"...walmart enhances the local business community..."
"...walmart (locally speaking) treats ME right..."

is the unequivocable fact that the organization builds outlets where they are not wanted while extortioning the third
world for a profit. Additionally, chains are notorious for their ability to degradate a local business community, especially in smaller urban centers; why attempt to deny a proven fact?

As for the outlet jobs, well if that is the best you can do with your life, then you probably have bigger problems than personal finances can solve. But then, that is merely my personal opinion and not everyone adjusts well to deliberate material impoverishment in order to sustain a principle.

Just how materially affluent does a walmart job make you anyway?

As for those who claim that they themselves have been treated well, and that walmart provides benefits et al, can you please certify that statement?
by lol
Wednesday Aug 11th, 2004 7:18 AM
WalMart will show record sales and profits this quarter.

YOU LOSE!

again.....

love it!
by SAM'S EMPLOYEE
Thursday Aug 12th, 2004 7:18 PM
OH MY GOSH ARE YOU BLIND OR STUPID DO YOU NOT SEE WHAT THE MOM AND POP STORES SELL!!! WHO DO YOU THINK THEY BUY FROM???? IF NOT SAM'S THEN A VENDER WHO WILL CHARGE TWICE THE PRICE AND THEN A DELIVERY CHARGE ON TOP OF THAT......
AND READ ONCE IN A WHILE IT IS SAM'S THAT IS IN BUSINESS FOR SMALL BUSINESS NOT WALMART. WALMART IS GEARED FOR THE INDIVIDUAL NOT THE BUSINESS.....SO NEXT TIME YOU EAT A STEAK DINNER THANK SAM'S FOR KEEPING THE PRICE TO 15.95 AND NOT THE 22.95 CHARGED BY A RESTURANT THAT IS NOT A MEMBER......IF YOU CAN'T AFFOR A MEMBERSHIP MAYBE IF YOU TALK REALLY NICE TO THE DOOR GREETER SHE/HE WILL GIVE YOU A ONE DAY PASS AND YOU CAN SEE WHAT YOU ARE MISSING...
BUT UNTIL YOU GET RUN OUT OF BUSINESS BY SAM'S CLUB OR WALMART (IF YOU ARE STILL CLUELESS) DO NOT PRESUME TO THROW BLAME WHEN MAYBE IF YOUR REALLY LUCKY THEY WILL HIRE YOU AFTER YOU JOB AT THE FACTORY CLOSES DOWN/OR YOU DON'T PASS YOUR DRUG TEST WHICH EVER COMES FIRST......
by James
Wednesday Aug 25th, 2004 9:48 AM
Just a few comments:

1. I worked for a Wal-Mart for two years and I can tell you their wages are no lower than what you would get at any other department store or supermarket. Their benefits are outstanding. They give you free Wal-Mart stock for doing a good job. It's the only stock I've ever got and receiving a check for stock I never purchased is a nice thing. If you are complaining about the way Wal-Mart treated you as an employee, maybe you should check the way people in general treat you because you are most likely a loser.

2. I have heard people complain because they have to walk across the store to get from Grocery to the Lawn and Garden department . Come on, people! How lazy can Americans get. You used to have drive across town from the grocery store to the garden and plant store to get what you need. Now you can get it in one place and you still complain. If it bothers you that much, just get one of those motorized carts. It'll help your fat, spotted lazy behind get fatter and spottier.

3. Wal-Mart has almost single-handedly boosted the American economy when we are in a recession. It's all part of the economy cycle. When wages are low, spending is low and we need a cheap place like Wal-Mart to purchase our goods. And as we all should know, spending boosts the economy. But lets not blame Wal-Mart for our struggling economy and low wages. Look at your paycheck next time you get one and compare the box marked "Gross pay" with the one marked "Net pay". That's why we need Wal-Marts. Without them, we'd all be sleeping in refrigerator boxes, except for those fortunate few who have a high enough income to get what we affectionately call "a tax break."

4. HEY YOU F***ING MOORONS HWO HAVE LIKE A THREE WORD VOCOBAUALRY AND CANT WRITE A F***ING SENTENSE WIHTOUT FIVE HUNNDREED TYPOS AND LIKE TO RIGHT EVERTHING THEYT TIPE IN RELALLY LARGE LETTERAS AND THEY NEVER USE PPERIOSD AND F***ING CURSE EVERTY OTHER F***ING WORD BECAUSE THEY WERE HIT IN THE HEAD TOO MANY TTIMES BY THERE ABUSIVE PARNETS WHEN TEHY WREERE CHILDREN AND GREW UP TO BE AS BITTER AND MEAN AS THEYRE PARENTS WERE AND HAVE REALLY BAD GRAMAR AND SPELING BECASUE WHEN THEY WERE IN SCHOOL THEY WRE ALWAYS WALKING AROUND IN A CLOUD OF F***ING MARIJUANA (NOTICE YOU CAN SPELL THIS WORD) SMOKE WHY DONT YOU GO DO THE WORLD A FAVOR AND PULL YOUR BOTTOM LIP OVER YOUR HEAD ADN SWALLOW BECAUSE I AM TRYING TO FIND SOME INTELEGENCE ON THIS PLANET AND YOU ARENT F***ING HELPING
by ripped in az
Thursday Aug 26th, 2004 2:28 AM
yea for wally they stopped the price gowging of these so called poor little stores owned by assholes in this little town in nothern ariz and kept a lot of people from shopping for second rate #1 take wallys corn chips ....look like chips... smells like chips... tastes like chips.....then why is wals chips only 1.00.....other...2.19... oh i guess im am ass because i saved 1.19..go figuir da .or sliced ham in lunch meat isle ... so igo to the deli fresh sliced my way ham same price well i guess iman ass again id rather have fresh name brand bologna ect..other stores ...och.... oh yea tv dinners only a buck......oh well the worst that could happen is my house and car get paid off sooner ...lol .. bob
by Mr. Fields
Sunday Sep 5th, 2004 12:26 AM

Whomever shops at Walmart is not capable of love
by >>*|*<<
Sunday Sep 5th, 2004 6:46 PM
the road to hell is paved with Walmart parking lots.


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by Tjones
Saturday Sep 18th, 2004 7:19 PM
The chips that that articles refers to are for inventory purposes and can only be read from about 6 feet away. its the first step in what will be automated checkout where you can roll your loaded buggy through a reader and the checlout terminal will sense all the chips and your merchandise will automatically be rung up thus negating you having to unload you purchases. ay yhe moment it is only being used for prcessing orders at the DC's. so in other words, get your ignorant panties out the wad you have put them in. If i were within 6 frrt of a person i wouldnt have to scan them to know that they have a gillete razor in the hand....
by hater of brown-nosing suck asses
Sunday Sep 19th, 2004 12:21 AM
In 1960, GM was America's largest employer. One earner could support a family and have a decently comfortable life off the wages and benefits at GM (which, incidentally, had been fought for and won through collective action at the point of production).

In 2004, Wal-Mart is America's largest employer. One-earner who supports nobody but him/herself lives hand-to-mouth off the wages and "benefits" at Wal-Mart.

by kenneth
Sunday Sep 26th, 2004 3:49 AM
You are the one that is brain washed walmart pays between 10.25 to 10.50 a hour twice better then Kmart that pays 6.25 a hour Kmart layed off 10% of work force 1 day after christmas and this called a good company.Krogers pays 5.25 a hour start pay and it union They fired a bagger because he accepted a christmas card from with 5.00 dollars in it. I was there. the union did nothing to help him UNION ARE USELESS .
by momma
Wednesday Sep 29th, 2004 5:45 PM
I work for sams club, the pay stinks and the benefits are very expensive.
I am currently pregnant and having complications, they wont even work with me. They say take LOA, but "you can not sit"

What the hell do they care if I'm sitting as long as it is not preventing me from doing my job?
by Jeff
Wednesday Oct 6th, 2004 11:06 PM
We pay rediculous prices in the Bay Area as it is. If Walmart wants to build here, let them and let the market (all of us consumers) decided if we want to shopt there or not. Quit telling the rest of us where we have to shop. You all know if Walmart builds Supercenters in the Bay Area, thew will flourish because we want them here. Deal with it!
by JOHN
Thursday Oct 7th, 2004 12:46 AM
UNION MAN, YOU MUST BE VERY SMART TO HAVE A BIG GROUP BEHIND YOU THAT YOU PAY A LARGE PART OF YOU PAY TO EACH MONTH. VERY SMART!!!
WAL MART NEVER NEEDED A UNION AND NEVER WILL.
by JOHN
Thursday Oct 7th, 2004 12:59 AM
WAL MART AND SAMS IS NOT AS IT WAS WHEN SAM WAS IN CHARGE, BUT THEY ARE AS GOOD AS ANY OTHER RETAILER IN THE U.S.
THE LONG AND SHORT OF IT IS THAT MOST OF THE COMMENTS I HAVE READ ON THIS SIT IS FROM PEOPLE THAT ARE PISSED OFF DUE TO THERE OWN PROBLEMS IN LIFE AND WANT TO BLAME SOMEONE OTHER THAN THEMSELVES!
by here we go again.
Thursday Oct 7th, 2004 1:45 PM
That's right, the fact that walmart rips off workers with lousy healthcare and low wages is our problem. So hmmm, what should we do. I know, we'll form a union! Meanwhile you can whine about how decent human beings trying to earn a living are asking for the moon to be able to raise their families on a living wage.

Butt out JOHN, unless you have something more intelligent to contribute. Have fun in your dead-end manager's job.
by worker
Tuesday Oct 19th, 2004 6:48 AM
I work there and the managers are not homophobic. One of the managers is gay and we have several other people who are too. So that whole thing on "They discriminate against gays" is not the Sams company, it was probably that particular person in which case you could talk to the person above them and they would take care of you. I like working at sams, the people are nice and I think that is all that matters because if you don' t like the job what the hell are you doing there.
by BRENDA
Saturday Oct 23rd, 2004 7:56 PM
I HAVE BEEN AN EMPLOYEE AT SAM'S CLUB FOR 13 YEARS AND WHERES THE ABUSE GUYS........... I AM A 59 YR. OLD WOMAN AND I HAVE WORKED MY WAY UP IN THE COMPANY, GREAT PAY , GREAT BENEFIT, PROFIT SHARING , THE WORKS AND I HAVE NEVER SEEN DISCRIMINATION OF ANY KIND THERE. I BET YOU WON'T EVEN POST THIS BECAUSE ALL YOU LOSSSSERS WANT IS MEAN AND UGLY INFO . BRENDA
by MLF
( Mfj955 [at] aol.com ) Friday Oct 29th, 2004 4:53 PM
Sams Club in the Columbus,
, ohio area, is unfair to women, makes, makes, demands that women move heavy carts, when they have young men available. You never, never, see this in any other retail chain.
I saw this while visiting the store. I will have prople boycott my area store.
by A classless associate
( scorpiokid4u [at] lycos.com ) Saturday Oct 30th, 2004 12:08 PM
I never meet someone so full of hate for the Jewish religion, she's
a hypocrite she preaches the gospel and says she god child and she works for him
and serves him and shes a messenger, this woman works for the walmart in the
Palatka, Florida store, you can't imagine what this has done to my family the pain shes
in the electronics department and she talk to people everyday, after you read these
and this just a sample of what i had to endure , you form your own opinion is this kind
of message god wants to get out to the world.

Date: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 09:01:03 EST
From: Mageemaaa [at] wmconnect.com [add to address book] [protect or block sender]
Subject: Re: This is so touching!
To: scorpiokid4u [at] lycos.com






MIKEY...YOU AND CHRIS CONTINUE IN YOUR LIVES TOGETHER AND FUCKING LEAVE ME OUT OF IT, WILL YOU? LIKE I SAID BEFORE, I TRIED TO GET YOU GUYS TOGETHER IN JANUARY. SHE SAID YOU WERENT HER TYPE EITHER. PERHAPS SHE IS A LITTLE MORE DESPERATE NOW.
AS FOR ME, I CAN FIND A MAN TO FUCK ANYWHERE I WANT. MARRIED, SINGLE OR GAY (YES, EVEN ONCE A GAY MAN WANTED ME) DO NOT AND I MEAN THIS...DO NOT SEND ME EMAILS THAT YOU SEND TO CHRIS. YOU ARE A SICK TWISTED PUPPY....HOW LONG DO YOU THINK IT WILL TAKE FOR ME TO FIND A MAN TO FUCK? WELL, ALL I CAN SAY IS...A LUSH LIKE ME WHO ONCE HAD A GAY MAN PROPOSITION HER......SHOULD NOT HAVE ANY PROBLEM AT ALL....WHEN SHE TURNS LUSH WHORE. AND JUST THINK MIKEY...I OWE MY NEW FOUND FREEDOM TO YOU AND CHRIS. THANK YOU BOTH FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART.....YOU WHORE DOG. I HAVE SUDDENLY TURNED INTO YOU AND HER. LOOKS LIKE WE WILL ALL BE IN HELL TOGETHER. JUST REMEMBER, I AM NOT LIKE CHRIS. YOU SORRY BASTARD. ENJOY THE HOUSE WITH HER. YOU HAD IT PLANNED ALL ALONG .













DATE: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 09:34:48
From: Mageemaaa [at] wmconnect.com
To: scorpiokid4u [at] lycos.com
Cc:


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DATE: Wed, 13 Nov 2002 09:34:48
From: Mageemaaa [at] wmconnect.com
To: scorpiokid4u [at] lycos.com
Cc:

i see chris is FIRST AND I AM SECOND... MIKE LEWIT , IF YOU EVER EMAUL ME AGAIN I WILL HELP DEBORAH TURNER LEWIT IN COURT. JUST KEEP EMAILING CHRIS.....LEAVE ME OUT OF YOU TWO'S SORDID DEALS.
YOU FUCKING KINKY JEW BASTARD. I HATE YOU WITH EVERY FIBER OF MY BEING. CHRIS WORSHIPS YOU, BECAUSE YOU AND SHE ARE ABOUT THE SAME THING...M-O-N-E-Y. you areboth money grubbers....
soon i will drive to st marys and really compare notes. i tried to get you and chris together back before i came down here. if i had been successfull, i would not have had to leave don. back then she wasnt so desperate. now she is. perhaps, you whore dog, you could try again. i hate you mikey, with all that i have and all that i know. i hate you worse than ernie. i hate you with everything i have. and i could call don today, withoout a penny in his pocket, who would come down here and help me,
where YOU would exact some sory of payment for helping me, you sorry jew bastard. every day now, i think it, i live it.....you are sorry. not fit for the kingdom of heaven. and n either ishe i dont want you both there. you are both whore dogs
My mother is 85 years old , she said this how jewish people used to be treated like second
citizens it open old wounds of the past.






by coolbeans
Wednesday Nov 3rd, 2004 5:04 AM
You don't need to paost it if you don't don't know that its true for instance all their chemicals are aquadic and won't harm the wildlife. Those who work on sunday potitioned for it and get paid double time. Ohh and by the way they only lock the doors if they have a code adam but you still get paid. That's right you probly don't know what that is. It's a missing child. Franqely I would say that $7.25 is a pretty damn decent wage to start out at seeing that most people these says will start you out at ohh about $5.15 - $5.50 and hour if you workin child care. For food industries it's more like $5.25 - $6.25 not much better hugh. So before you go disn you better get the faqs!!!!!!! Screw all yall. By the way the military commisarys can't even beet walmarts prices. I know I'm military and would rather shop at walmart. I might be gettin taxed there but at least the bill is lower!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by coolbeans
Wednesday Nov 3rd, 2004 5:08 AM
getting to the bannanas.if you eat fuit before it is purchased then yes it's stealin gthat food has to be weighed in order to be purchased
by bob
( bob [at] hotmail.com ) Tuesday Nov 9th, 2004 1:55 AM
Manager of walmart is unfair and engages in favoritism....hires friends without going through the proper procedures and give this friend which ever days off she wants. if anyone makes a complaint about this....they are treated like shit and are threathened with getting fired. Belittles his employees
by Superior Brain
Thursday Dec 2nd, 2004 2:53 PM
Unions need to be dismantled and the weak minded losers that are protected by them should be cast out into the real world to be devoured by the ambitious.

Wal-Mart is the plastic paradise fueled by females and their lust for disposable plastic shit, and ozone eating hair products.
by superior brain???
Thursday Dec 2nd, 2004 11:09 PM
self from small ring shaped orifice. you studied rocket science, right? you can do it!
by Jill
Saturday Dec 18th, 2004 9:58 PM
Are you kidding? You must be. This is 2004.
by Jill
Saturday Dec 18th, 2004 10:00 PM
Makes you wonder how someone so obviously educated could possibly have a problem there. You must be joking.
by KRISTOPHER FLASH
( kwoody1972 [at] yahoo.com ) Thursday Dec 30th, 2004 8:52 AM
My brother works for walmart, and was in the management training program until his wife came to visit him at work and fell on a puddle of water in the store and shattered her knee, there were no signs saying wet floor and several employees walked by it before she fell. now he is taken out of the program and is in threat of lossing his job. Is that how an employer should treat the people who have worked for them for 5+ years???? HELL no and I think the policy on returning their products and having to show your ID is stupid and an invasion of people privacy. I would love to see them fall and a GREAT company like TARGET (that is not so freaking white trash) get their business. Hell Target has most of the same stuff they have at the same low prices and their stuff is of great quality not like the shit u can buy at the EVIL EMPIRE
by JNLBentley
Saturday Jan 1st, 2005 12:51 PM
WalMart does not have falling prices. If you compare them with Dollar General, J.C. Penny, Sears, Kmart, Target, Walgreens you will find you have been duped by WalMart. Guess what. WalMart electronics are only guaranteed 30 days.
WalMart clothing may last you 2-3 months. Their clothesline is from 3rd world countries where labor is only .03 to .05 an hour and many times little children miss school to manufacture them.
Quality clothing costs more and is worth more. WalMart has closed local pharmacies, groceries, clothing stores, hardware, auto stores, fabric stores, hobby stores. WalMart is the King of Greedy.
Bring back the mom and pop groceries. Bring back the video and electronics stores. Bring back the local drug stores. Sure you may spend a thimble more of gasoline to go to one of these stores. WalMart DOES NOT SUPPORT your local community.
The only thing you will find in WalMart that is made in USA is the bread and snacks. The rest is manufactured thousands of miles away.
by h8er_of_stupid_fucks
Thursday Jan 6th, 2005 5:09 PM
What the hell is wrong with you ppl badmouthing walmart don’t you realize that weather or not you shop at walmart ,walmart provides competition witch causes the competitors to lower their prices.
by you selfish f*ck
Thursday Jan 6th, 2005 5:40 PM
What about the people who work for the competition to feed their families? Don't you care what happens to them? And what about the people who work as Wal-Mart itself? They get sh*t pay and no medical coverage. If you shop there, you’re helping Wal-Mart to rip them off.
by VIOLA WILSON
Monday Jan 24th, 2005 9:32 AM
WALMART IS GREAT. IF YOU CAN'T COMPETE WITH THEM, THEN GET THE HECK OUT OF BUSINESS. YOU CAN LOWER PRICES ALSO JUST LIKE THEY DO, OR MEET COMPETITORS ADS.
by Lou
Monday Jan 31st, 2005 10:24 PM
WAL MART RULES......i love a store where i get a shotgun a box of condoms some cheese doodles and the latest issue of seventeen magazine
by Jimmy Da Geek
Thursday Feb 10th, 2005 1:43 AM
Wal-mart it finally stocking CD-Rs and DVD-R media. The lowest prices in town (only by a little). I buy at Wal-mart to save money for that 2 week ski trip in March. Go Wal-mart!
by John Carle Proud Wal- Mart Associate
Friday Mar 4th, 2005 10:36 AM
Ya'll Just need to grow up with ya'lls hipacrtically saying knowing you say this crap and still go to wal-mart. yes it has went down the drain since waltons death but the things you speak of don't happen every where. i work at the nashville Wal-mart in arkansas and i have no problems with my job. non of the things happen in our stores that you think of. and yes as part of the cart crew i know that alot of things can go on in the parking lot but these days people are just too high mantinces and want everything that rich people want instead of growing up and being responsable for their own actions. i am only 18 and i have more knowlage or the work areas in my town then anyone knows about wal-mart. yall think just cuz a bunch of white people gather around and put up some stores to try and make some money and you is hatin. thier is nothing wrong with wal-mart and you know it. thats why you in there probably everyday.
by me again jc
Friday Mar 4th, 2005 10:41 AM
as a wal-mart associate i don't get poor pay yes my work is a lil hard but it pays twice as well as mcdonalds so shut your mouth
by John Carle Proud Wal- Mart Associate
Friday Mar 4th, 2005 10:51 AM
yes walmart have wemon pusing carts. did you ever think that maybe they want to do it. sometimes we need help on the outside and they ask for ALL AVALABILE ASSOCIATES that means anyone who can and is willing to help . at my store the females of the store come out willingly and help if they are needed. wal mart is not races you the people who think they are because or something that might of happend o them and is looking out for attention.
by big whoop
Friday Mar 4th, 2005 11:08 AM
Getting raped is better than getting murdered, too. So what?
by Tiffany
Saturday Mar 12th, 2005 7:21 PM
I work at Sams Club. I started there just to make friends when I moved to the area. I have friends now, and I don't need the money. But, I love my job. I love Sams Club and Walmart. The pay I receive is higher than the average work around here. I have never been treated poorly by any worker, let alone a member of management. I have never been required to work off the clock, nor has anyone I have ever talked to. I get time off when I need it, when I need to leave early, they arrange for it. This is one of the best jobs I've ever had. Perhaps those who hate Walmart are the ones who were turned down for a job? Everyone I know, which includes 160 people who work at my Club, enjoy their jobs. We are treated with respect constantly. As for the comment about the Mom and Pop businesses that cannot compete, I work during business hours, which is the time when only business members can shop. I see the Mom and Pop stores buying their merchandise from us all the time. Hundreds of dollars at a time. If anything, Sams Club is helping them. We're close, we're cheap, and we're fair. Why would they shop anywhere else to stock their shelves? I'm not sure what a boycott would do, besides add more posts to this room. Many many Americans depend on Walmart to live. I do all my shopping there, because no one else can compete. I buy my groceries, my clothing, everything. If a company can save me money, I will continue to go back.
by with my job
Sunday Mar 13th, 2005 10:07 PM
Im so in love with walmart. when i sleep at night i imagine passionately kisses walmarts carts, i can see myself holding its self checkout all night long. i want to spoon with the cart boys.
by mike
Friday Mar 18th, 2005 2:09 PM
I d like to see a manager try to lock me in! Hed be opening it fast!
by Sam's club Worker
Sunday Mar 20th, 2005 1:20 AM
why don't you people get a real job and stop worring about other people and let them defend themself in a court of law if they think Wal-Mart is wrong . I have been with the company for 13 years and i love my job and yes i am a female . what sucks is you people were fired from the company .and as for the war you people are protesting my Grandfather , Father ,Husband and now my son were or is fighting for your right to freedom of your life . what gives you the right to trash the men and women fighting . you people are the same people that called our men in vietnam baby killers when they came home . Oh i forgot my Family gave you that right to say whatever you want so you can block me from saying anything i want on this sight but you CAN NOT stop me from saying what i feel at the protest.
The more you Bushies buy from walmart the more money that goes into the coffers of China,that will intern able them to buy military weapons and technology from European nations. Hope you feel good saving a dime and knowing that metal will be going into ammo to kill you "troops".Support your troops dont shop walmart, unless you buying bodybags for your sons and daughters. One other fact you cant fix social security by having minimum wage workers at walmart putting in what a Union workers contributions covers by 5 fold.
by BrunkenDastard
Friday Apr 1st, 2005 4:15 PM
i am an ex sam's club manager. as of last week actually when i put my 2 week notice in and the asked me to leave. i wasnt fired or anything like that, i just see the direction the company is going and for one dont want to be part of the massive down fall that is at foot. I know that a lot of hourly associates feel mistreated and often times are but i would also like to let each and everyone one of you know that manager in the field are treated worse than you guys are. at least you guys have the open door policy. you just have to know how to use it. the company is scared to death of a lawsuit and if you go high enough they will bend over backwards for an hourly. management doesnt have that option. they will fire us at the drop of a hat. there are so many compliance issues now that you cant get everything done in a day. the company is crumbling from the top and that is a very bad sign. there is also a mass exodus occuring across the company from assistant management all the way up to home office. i know some regions who are missing over 15 fresh manager positions and about 10 merch1 and merch 2 managers, i even know another region that is missing 3 gm's. if you are making a career out of sam"s club, especialy if it is in management, run now and dont look back. the fall is at hand and its gonna be bad.

Wal-Mart to workers: Report ethical lapses
By Lorrie Grant, USA TODAY
Wal-Mart (WMT) CEO H. Lee Scott urged employees Tuesday to take the moral high ground, in a bid to stave off further criticism of the retailer after the forced resignation of a corporate officer.

In a five-minute video message to Wal-Mart's workers, Scott told employees that they were expected to do the right thing every time, and he encouraged them to report unethical behavior to superiors or use the company's ethics hotline, according to spokeswoman Mona Williams.

"It is a mark of our strength that when we uncover issues, we deal with them, do the right thing and are a stronger company as a result," Scott said in the telecast to 1.2 million workers.

He used broad terms to tell why Tom Coughlin, who retired in January as vice chairman, was struck from the board of directors Friday. Scott avoided specifics because the matter has been referred to the U.S. Attorney's Office in Fort Smith, Ark.

Coughlin was removed after an internal investigation led to allegations concerning up to $500,000 in personal reimbursements. Those expenses were based on false information reported on third-party invoices and company expense reports, according to documents filed with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The filing also cited unauthorized use of corporate-owned gift cards.

Wal-Mart "provided the results of its investigation to federal officials and is cooperating with them in connection with their further review of these matters," the filing read. A spokesman for the U.S. Attorney's Office declined to comment.

Coughlin, 55, who served on the board's Strategic Planning and Finance, Executive and Stock Option committees, did not return calls.

Three other associates, including a vice president, were terminated last week, too.

Scott's zero-tolerance stance comes in response to a whirlwind of accusations and lawsuits that have sullied the No. 1 retailer's image.

Wal-Mart just shelled out $11 million to settle charges involving contractors hiring illegal immigrants to clean stores. It is embroiled in the largest class-action sex-discrimination lawsuit in history; and it is constantly rebuffed by grass-roots organizations that don't want the retailer in their neighborhoods.

Says Michael Levy, Babson College marketing professor and co-editor of The Journal of Retailing: "$500,000 to Wal-Mart is nothing. ... But they're smart enough to realize that they need to get it out in the open and take care of it."


and as far as the dicrimination against gays....whata crock. some of the most succesfull people in the company are gay and i know several who have been promoted mrely because they were gay.



thanks for your time....
by bob
( bob [at] aol.com ) Tuesday Apr 5th, 2005 4:06 PM
Fuck walmart
its a fucking pice of shit
by Carol
Wednesday Apr 6th, 2005 9:47 AM
You people need to get over it. There is always someone out there crying discrimination, racism, etc. GET OVER YOURSELVES!! The store offer wonderful prices and selection and employees thousands upon thousands. That is a good thing HELLO
by mizzy
( niyankey22 [at] yahoo.com ) Sunday Apr 10th, 2005 10:37 PM
stupid azz....duah....
by R. Mars
Tuesday Apr 12th, 2005 6:04 PM
I can attest to one thing, if it wasn't for the insurance my wife has thru Wal-Mart, I would have lost our home when I was 3 weeks in the hospital with accute pneumonia. They covered the entire $114,000.00 and all we had to pay was the $250.00 deductable.

Now if that is the price for working for Wal-Mart, then I say it is a good thing.

Now for all of you who bitch and moan about all of the imported goods in the stores, what did you personally do to keep factories here and not overseas? Did you write your bought and paid for Congressional Critters and tell them if the jobs go theirs is next and vote against them on election day?

Wal-Mart may not be the best place to work, but it is a job and it puts food on the table. Now how many of you union stooges out there have confronted your vaunted unions about why they have let millions of jobs go overseas and see your friends out of work? Now is the union such a good friend?
by glare from hell
Monday Apr 25th, 2005 1:15 AM
That walmart may not be this, walmart may not be that but there alright stuff will not cut it anymore...pft
pfft pffft

To hell with them cheap bastards and little Lorie too

Do you think they would be caught dead shopping at their own stores and living on that cruddy crud i think not

so why the hell should I

THEIR FOOD BE NOT FIT TO EAT TASTES DISGUSSSTING

I you do go to that shithole have a nice time hanging with the most inbred redneck rejects crosseyed looking for your daughters and sons to petifile
...while stocking up on ammunition and cheetos and seventeen magazines
...apparently


by Glare from Hell
( freehurl21 [at] yahoo.com ) Monday Apr 25th, 2005 5:57 AM
new site http://www.walmartfacts.com be a damn joke if i ever saw one

wow tell us a another one

WALMART, ALWAYS A PAIN IN THE ASS

see what Lee Scott earns for yourself:

thats right $23 million Lee Scott gets as of now in 3 years
AND HOUSEHOLD INCOMES HAVE DECLINED IN THOSE SAME THREE YEARS
2000 thru 2003 = CAN YOU SUBTRACT at all?

Yea, as if i am a preschooler who will respond to the
smiley face and old guy smiling greeting at the door for an attempt to induce a guilt trip at his shriveled serving walbastard behind

noone gets my business if they act mature
misusing smiley faces, old friendly people, christianity and innocense does not get my business

And noone can make the argument make any sense that anyone should support a company which gives to charity thousands or a few million - each of them makes billions
or the argument
is the biggest anyhow and supplies jobs and that bullshit

I know the facts - the are in:

1. walmart employess are forced to play degrading games have pep ralley and do jumping jacks and play games such as wheres the lowest price and name your favorite products - or they'd be fired
2.managers ...pathetic what else can i say but SAD
3. most walmarts are opposed when they arrive
4. few Walmart ever came to a town without taking it over entirely
5. they are trying to have the nerve to place the site of facts on net but it be lame and not a damn thing we dont know already

6. or did you all know this fact :

PAIGE LAURIE CHEEEEEEEEEEEEAAAAAAAATED HER WAY THROUGH SCHOOL AND THEN HER PARENTS
BOUGHT A STADIUM TO NAME IN HER HONOR
THEN EVERYONE SAID WELL BITCH YOU DONT ACTUALLY GO THERE SINCE YOU PAID SOMEONE THE EEENTIRE TIME FOR EACH AND EVERY BOOK REPORT
BUT HER FAMILY SHOWS NO REGRET

7. every body who works there is expected to be all god fearing and celibit or near it so as not to offend the preschooler shopping 'tards
'
8. place where old guys can go wear a smiley face all day and be degraded - place where you soldiers will end up shitting your diapers - for it was stated that a large percentage of employess had been in the military and now washed up there - well nice to know where the "strong and brave" end up - in smiley and extremely low standards land

9. last but not least the Waltons women and CEO Leo Scott are some type of reptile affiliated with the presidency

10. Elizibeth Paige Laurie needs to be neutered

THEY DO NOT PROMISE LOW PRICES -
THEY INTERPRET THIS PROMISE AS:

LOWEST PRICES ON EARTH AT ANY COST OF LIFE OF TREE OR MAN OR WOMAN OR CHILD OR ANCIENT BURIAL GROUND

Maybe you didn't hear about mexico friends:

they unearthed an ancient Incan temple site in fall 0f 2004 (and a temple be a tomb which has a burial ground)
A site uprooting an alter and artifacts and prolly bodies etc. - now that might not mean anything to you not being from Incan heritage and all but this be what they go around do NOW when already a super power so it could be your sacred place and burial ground someday soon

the one who destroys man the most be the one who grosses the most monies
so let us forgive kmart a bit and shop there or...
HAVENT YOU HEARD OF INTERNET SHOPPING YOU DUMN RETARDED WHORE BITCH
MILLIONS OF OPTIONS MILLIONS OF STORES
LOW SHIPPING FEES sheesh

YOU WANT LOW PRICES
YOU CAN HAVE NEAR LOW PRICES FROM INTERNET SHOPPING
SENSIBLE INTERNET SHOPPING

and no I am not a Kmart affiliate
no I am not an uniformed pod
no I am not paranoid
no I am not a worthless shit talking bum
THE FACTS ARE IN AND WALMART BE ONLY TERRORIST ORGANIZATION

shop there be for brain dead ad-fed zombies



by Solrac
( biteme [at] biteme.com ) Wednesday May 11th, 2005 9:11 PM
This is in response to a message that was posted in Oct, 04 in refference to young men pushing carts.

I seem to remember something called womens rights. I belive it was some stupid female that wanted to have equal rights with men, and now that you have them all you want to do is complain about having to lift or push heavy objects.

Give me a break! Either deal with it now that you have the "Equal Right" or go back to the kitchen and start cooking.

Oh! Before I forget Albertson's, Von's, Ralph's, and a few other use there women outside to push carts "Equal Right's, remember". Your only upset becuase you probably weight 300 Lbs and breakout in a sweat just getting out of bed.

Next time your fellow females start asking for more equality with men, tell them to shut up and get in the kitchen where you belong.
by Me
Wednesday May 11th, 2005 10:04 PM
This is to the dick who thinks woman should be in the kitchen! Your stupid ass should try to do what we do ... You couldnt handle it! Men like you drive me nuts you expect the woman to do it all.... We deserve the right to have the same rights as you fuckin assholes! You such a loser... How about next time you just keep your mouth shut and keep your
"HARD WORKIN ASS" off the damn computer. Fuckin loser
by Solrac
( biteme [at] biteme.com ) Thursday May 12th, 2005 10:59 AM
O.k. so if you would have looked for the posting that I was making reference to you would have seen what I was talking about, but since you are too ignorant to think on your own I will do it for you.

Message as seen on Oct 29th 2004:

mrs.
by MLF Friday, Oct. 29, 2004 at 4:53 PM
Mfj955 [at] aol.com 330-536-8869 5340 oak st

“Sams Club in the Columbus,
, ohio area, is unfair to women, makes, makes, demands that women move heavy carts, when they have young men available. You never, never, see this in any other retail chain.
I saw this while visiting the store. I will have prople boycott my area store.”


You know I was going to call you by your first name (BI. You fill in the rest), but I don't think I want to stoop to your primordial level of intellect.

Now as far as what you do or in your case don’t do around the house. Lets list some of what that would be.

8:00 AM Wake up & stumble around for a few minutes while you find your mask. You know the one that makes you look half decent and prohibits the insects and rodents in your home from getting scared.
8:15AM Wake up your the offspring which you had when you where only 13.
8:30AM Feed them roach infested cereal and dry milk, because you misplaced your food stamps or more likely sold them for drugs, alcohol, and cigarettes.
8:45AM Rush them out the door so that they can catch the bus; you know the bus for those with special needs. By the way do they still make them ware helmets?
9:00AM Now that you are alone again all you have going for you is the TV and the countless Soaps that are coming on. Never mind the cloths that have been building up in the washroom for the past 2 months or the dishes in the sink, you’ll get to it at some point in the year.
9:30AM Oh! Look there is a knock at the door. I wonder who that is… could it be Steve, Jason, Tyron, or one of the many others that you are trying to get to pay for your illegitimate children from the 4 or 5 other men that you don’t remember sleeping with because you were too drunk to remember who you slept with to be able to pinpoint it down to one guy.
10:00AM So off to the back you go with your John, to try and find your way to your bedroom, which if you picked up around you would not be to hard to find, but with all the junk that you have laying around, it makes for an interesting journey.
10:30AM So you get the deed done and he is happy, if your lucky he left you with a dollar or two on the side of the edge of the bed or on the nightstand. Otherwise he is off to do his own thing until the next time that he needs a quick piece of ass. In the mean time it is back to the soaps until the next guy knocks at the door.
11:00AM Let’s never mind picking up around the house or cleaning the kitchen the ants and roaches breading the in filth will clean the dishes for you. No need to get up, you just keep watching your Soaps and eating pie. You’ll eventually get to the used treadmill that you purchased at the Goodwill. If you can ever find it from underneath all the cloths.

Now the rest of the day is just for you to enjoy, now sit back and TV. You don’t have to worry about a Job, because the State Welfare check in on the way.

As for the rest of your ill thought statement:

I never said that I expect a female to do everything; it is your lack of I.Q. that makes you think this way. I do expect you to at least read through someone else’s statements and understand it before you start to comment about things that you did not even understand in the first place.

Like I said I don’t expect women to do everything, but I do expect them to pull their own weight. See it is women like you that cry about equal rights and when they get them, they rely on a man to do all the hard work or in this case lifting and pushing. Why because your newly done nails may break and we would not want that to happen would we?

Next time read through the whole statement, not just the 2 or three that you know how to pronounce.

Equal rights means equal rights, if women should have equal rights then stop whining about having to go and lift or push heavy objects around. Equal rights gave you a female the right to lift heavy items just as men have been doing for hundreds of years. It’s called Equality. So the next time that you think that someone should change the empty water gallon jug, push a heavy grocery cart(s), or lift a box. Just remember that you asked for Equal rights a few decades ago, so now that you have them deal with it and pull your own weight. In other words, Do it yourself!

As for your statement of me keeping my mouth shut. I cant, it is my right to speak and voice my opinion, just as you have done so. In fact it is listed as the 1st Amendment in the U.S. Constitution, which reads as follows:

Congress shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion, or prohibiting the free exercise thereof; or abridging the freedom of speech, or of the press; or the right of the people peaceably to assemble, and to petition the government for a redress of grievances.

http://www.law.cornell.edu/constitution/constitution.billofrights.html

This means that I cannot shut up, just as I cannot ask / order you to shut up as you have done.

Which brings us to the conclusion. It is my right to keep my… how did you call it? Oh yes, “Hard Working Ass” on the computer.

And one last thing, it’s called spell check, look in to it.


by firegod
Tuesday May 17th, 2005 4:16 PM
I believe the size of people's muscles, and not the makup of their chest or crotch, should determine how much weight they are forced to move. It is of course absolutely ridiculous to expect everyone to move around the same kind of weight. So, basically, I think you are both pretty much wrong.
by King
Wednesday May 18th, 2005 11:08 PM
You are right about only one thing, It is not about the size of the muscles or what is on there chest or crotch. It's about doing your job. If you were asked to do something you should do it. Not stand around and complain about why you should have to do it since there are young men around that can do the job. It is just that simple, do as you are asked to do and don't complain since you are the one that is there presently.

If the shoes were reversed and the males were asked to fold closths I am sure nobody would complain. But the second someone send a female out to get something or push something heavy, it's cry, cry, cry.

Just do the job that you have been asked to do and let the other stuff take care of it self.
by mary anne
Thursday May 19th, 2005 1:23 PM
I'll not go there any more an inhumane environment
I agree with ya'll
walmart needs to seperate church and state
by style
Monday May 23rd, 2005 10:52 AM
I do not agree with you Mary Anne. Walmart needs to incorporate the church in to there work environment. With out God one stands alone, and alone is not good.
by Emily
( factsoftheyeargodfreedom [at] aol.com ) Wednesday May 25th, 2005 2:02 AM
we demand that you seperate church and state - cannot you all see that christ and god are inside the self not outside the self !
Don't buy Walmart and mark yourself with the beast
we are not alone as long we believe god be be in our minds and hearts (not fanatic ranting but scientific fact)
If one does not seperate church from state - the state can tell you what church to go to and take all your money and freedom - man can only misuse the power of the state even his intentions are best since he be not perfect - faith cannot be placed in man to run the state as one with the church alongside
you all seem to think church morals guide man who run state to be benevolent but that be not the case and has not ever happened
God has been around us everywhere all the time we don't forget since when we see children and lovers and go into nature the forest and all everybody sees God apparent and present that nature be inside us and everywhere so we don't need power trippers saying they know God more than we do and where to find him. The men of statism use God in power to dictate too many things as one can see it has not ever been used properly in history it can only against all religions - and christianity also
I know this since I am a christian and I certainly don't dont need state since I am with and in God when I say I am in the self - states and the world are too small for God to take sides in war - and we can't have crazed leaders saying God is on their side and forcing us into positions out of guilt of who we serve
God doesn't want war that entity serves free space and art
state wants and has endlessly wanted war in the attempt at the control factor of the leaders of state
you might wars are a bit natural but are not and don't ever to happen
church should not back up wars and they are already forced to enough
God should stay neutral would be the point since only Godless men or those who haven't found a higher self or those who don't want to benefit the whole would want there to be church following the states orders
Since that would be how it turns out after they've been together a while the churches oneness and ideation of God free thoughtform then belongs to the state and pulls all things inside of it and tells one God completely has to be seen as a
particular thing only and allows for no misunderstandings or allowances of perceptions being a bit different as they are forgiven by each other now and freedom of speech
but begins persecutions of everyone who can't help how they see God
a church should be a free neutral ground for discussion of all
perceptions of God to try and understand each other and reach common ground









by Mother Pollard
Thursday May 26th, 2005 12:33 AM
The Montgomery Bus Boycott officially started on December 1, 1955. That was the day when the blacks of Montgomery, Alabama, decided that they would boycott the city buses until they could sit anywhere they wanted, instead of being relegated to the back when a white boarded. It was not, however, the day that the movement to desegregate the buses started. Perhaps the movement started on the day in 1943 when a black seamstress named Rosa Parks paid her bus fare and then watched the bus drive off as she tried to re-enter through the rear door, as the driver had told her to do. Perhaps the movement started on the day in 1949 when a black professor Jo Ann Robinson absentmindedly sat at the front of a nearly empty bus, then ran off in tears when the bus driver screamed at her for doing so. Perhaps the movement started on the day in the early 1950s when a black pastor named Vernon Johns tried to get other blacks to leave a bus in protest after he was forced to give up his seat to a white man, only to have them tell him, "You ought to knowed better." The story of the Montgomery Bus Boycott is often told as a simple, happy tale of the "little people" triumphing over the seemingly insurmountable forces of evil. The truth is a little less romantic and a little more complex.

by F CONNOR
( FIRSTSCOBYDO [at] WMCONNECT.COM ) Sunday Jun 19th, 2005 12:05 AM
HI CAN MOSTLY AGREE WITH EVERYTHING SAID BT THE HOST AND OTHERS. THEY ARE TAKING OVER.
MY BIGGEST PROBLEM WITH THE WALMART IN MT. POCONO ARE THE CARTS IN THE PARKING LOT. THIS PAST WINTER ONE OF THE SMASHED INTO THE REAR OF MY CAR AND BROKE THE LENS THAT COST ME $50.
I TOLD THE MANAGER ABOUT IT. AND HE SAID WE NOT RESPONSIBLE!!! OK THEN I SAID. HOW ABOUT YOU GETTING SOMEONE TO RETRIEVE THESE CARTS. HE SAID WHEN I CAN FIND SOMEONE WITH TIME. (SAYING IN SO MANY WORDS)) TO H--- WITH YOU!!!
by heather 697
( tgtyler123 [at] earthlink.net ) Monday Jul 4th, 2005 8:17 PM
for those who work for wal mart or want to ... dont they under pay and over work! your time has come to understand that wal mart employees are treated like peeons and customers are treated like royalty. for instance, today at work (by the way yes i do work at wal mart) a customer came into department 10, where i work, and got told off by an assosiate who was indeed in the wrong but the man got 3 free oil changes for in the future, the tires that he was buying for free, and a 50.00 gift card. and the same employee called another woman that I work with "Stupid and lazy" which she is niether, and she got nothing. but of couse being called stupid and lazy... this man was not sent home, nor was he yet punished. and a woman who was 2 years away from getting her retirement was recently fired over bullshit reasons...and in another incident a floor cleaning solution had been soilt on to the front end floors and was overwhelming cashiers, who unfortunetly work upfront, 3 of the cashiers happened to be pregnant, and the managers on duty would not let them go home even though everyone was feeling light headed they wouldn't let the ones who had unborn children go home or even take a break. As I have said before, If you are thinking about working at wal mart, think again! You will not be happy, satisfied, or even treated fairly.

sincerly,
Heather #697
by NONYA BIZNASS
Saturday Jul 9th, 2005 9:17 PM
You really should check all your facts before you tell lies about walmart. I am a walmart employee. So let me address the comments you have made. First off, full time at walmart is 34 hours or more, not 28. Second, you get full benefits after 6 months, not 2 years. Yes Walmart is anti union, and I do believe employees should have that chioce if they choose so. I also believe that employees should make more than than get, but that is at ANY employer. I know walmart isnt perfect, and I am not a brainless robot who cheers the walmart cheer. But I DO have job security, I have benefits, 401k and profit sharing.. And my children have shelter , food and clothing. What the hell else do you expect working in retail? A friggin yacht??? Get over yourself, and dont make comments about a company Im sure you never even worked for!!!
by Angela Morgan
( angelamorgan [at] earthlink.net ) Wednesday Jul 27th, 2005 6:42 PM
The bottom line is this. Walmart, like many, many other companies is looking out for number one - themselves! The main thing that irritates me is when I read that 20% of their employees still qualify for welfare/foodstamps/medicaid while working "full-time". What successful CEO would want to be noted for 20% of its staff relying on public assistance to "get by". Walmart is not a place to work if you are trying to support a family. My 15-year old worked there all through high school mostly without any issues. He is now in college full time. To those people who are working at Walmart and are feeling mistreated while I do sympathize with you, here is some good advice: Go back to school and learn a skilled trade. Nursing is in great demand now and there are schools that you can complete in as little as two years. I raised my son a single parent. There were many years that I earned right at $10.00 per hour and it was tough to say the least. But I got smart real fast. I took inventory of my life and decided two things: I would go back to school to get a skill and I would not have any more children out of wedlock. Why is it that Walmart pays such low wages? Because many people are knocking Walmart's doors down to get these "low paying" jobs. Treat Walmart as a "stepping stone" to get to a higher level in life. If you must work there, then sacrafice the time and money that it takes to go back to school. Stop making the same old mistakes that ensure a life of poverty and dependency. You must free yourself from the dependency of companies that seek to exploit your labor. I am forturnate that I now earn well above $100,000 a year but my success did not happen over night nor without sacrafices. It took a lot of self determination to get here.
Sure, I could have stayed at the $10 an hour job where I was employed and complained until I turned blue in the face. I chose to take that energy and focus it inward using it to educate and better myself. However, having said all of that, I still believe that it should be a crime in America to work full time and still have to rely on government assistance to make ends meet. Walmart with all of its success, at the very least, should have the dignity to ensure that it's "full time" employees are living above the poverty level. But while we are scrutinizing Walmart, we must also consider the thousands of other companies (including local county, city and state agencies) that pay below or at poverty wages. Some school teachers and police officers do not earn more than $24,000 a year in many states. For those who want to boycott Walmart, you have every right to cast your vote with the dollar. Why continue to support a monoply that you are unhappy with? Personally, I do not shop at Walmart. Target offers a much more pleasant shopping atmosphere without all the negative publicity. And when you really think about it, how much are we really saving at Walmart - a couple of bucks (maybe) - its just not worth the hassle.
by brandon
Thursday Jul 28th, 2005 6:34 PM
I work for wal-mart yhea it may not pay a lot but.It's the people who u work around thats makes the differnce.to where you work.but how many of your dumb asses come in a store and shop.so i do not what your stupid bitching
by brandon
Thursday Jul 28th, 2005 6:34 PM
I work for wal-mart yhea it may not pay a lot but.It's the people who u work around thats makes the differnce.to where you work.but how many of your dumb asses come in a store and shop.so i do not what your stupid bitching
by David
Saturday Sep 3rd, 2005 10:39 AM
Homophobic?????? Little paronoid are we??Why is that if someone dosent agree with your life style there all a bunch of HOMOPHOBICS! Well get a clue most of us in America belive that you are just trying to force a unmoral lifestyle down our throats!!!! GET A LIFE!!!! A real one that is. And as far as Wal-Mart and Sams is concerned HURRAY at least we know that living in the good old USA you can still make something of ourselfs. We have the ability to become as rich as we want and have a bunch of slackers who sit on there butts and blame the rich for all of there problems! Remember if it wasent for the rich all of you that want to work would not have jobs.
by David, it's ok if you're gay
Saturday Sep 3rd, 2005 10:46 AM
You don't have to be afraid. And you can learn to think for yourself, rather than being brainwashed with homphobic propaganda based on twisted fearful interpretations of religion. Just take a deep breath.
by glaring truth
Saturday Sep 3rd, 2005 10:59 AM
Don't be fooled by the 15 million for hurricane relief
They get easily all that money back since that how their taxes function. They are not some saint nor are many other corporations that given.
On the second day of this happening enough persons had already given twenty million and then the ten billion budget and then walmart threw theirs in since they support the Bush Party and martial law !

walmart name has martial-law
and no I am certainly not paranoid
the NWO has begn
free your mind !


Furthermore all learned elders of zion knew this was coming this be a Bush Party machine made somehow hurricane
why should it seem impossible to you that the Bush Party
can manufacture a hurricane hmmm ?




















































by deepthroat
Saturday Sep 3rd, 2005 8:08 PM
Enjoy your "Judas gold" Shop at walmart and pay for those "low prices" with your tax dollars because welfare is an only option for those poor emplyees. I say abolish welfare and food stamps all together and raise minimum wage to "The cost of living" Ravenous dogs with a stomach filled with gluttony.
The dog is turned to his own vomit again, and the sow, to her wallowing in the mire.
by A 3 year sams employee
Saturday Oct 15th, 2005 2:47 AM
Man guys, i bet you bitch about evertyhing. Just like any other stupid idiot that wants attention you complain about the stupidist shit. ive been with sams for 3 years now, and i get paid higher then any other job i could find when i went to sams. right now im making 33,000 a year and a manager of the front end. and the only reason the doors close at 9pm is to let customers know were closed, god thers sos much bull shit i saw in the forum i could go on for ages, but the thing i dont understand is someone called the managers "hitler type" well that dont make sense at all cause ive never killed one of my employees ;) you try and grow up and learn to get attention by complaining then ill listen to you
Everything that is said in this artical is Completely TRUE. I worked for that Hell-hole for two years and it is a Horrific, Tyrannous, Dictatorship. As a Manager for this organization you are compelled to Torment Employees and if anything regarding "Fairness" which a Union would ensure, then YOU and the EMPLOYEE would certainly be deemed a "Trouble-maker" and Conspirator and they will find a way to "FIRE" you. Plus, Satan's Club forces employees AGAINST one another. For a $5.00 Gift card and an "at-a-boy" at one of the ridiculous "rah-rah" morning meetings...virtually any employee would literally "cut another's throat." Satan's club's benefits are so pathetic until they force the average employee, who truly needs benefits (they work them outdoors pushing carts to maintain 200 of them in the cart corral..sick or not..) until many times you find cashiers, cart associates and others, sick as dogs' with their heads down on breakroom tables, so sick until they can hardly stand-up, yet if they are unable to "get back to their registers" they are Usually Fired or sent Home Without Pay and Without any Relief. I cannot say enough about Satan's Club and it "Hitler" managers and "Enslaved" associates. I am just grateful that there are others that see through Walmart/Sam's Club BS regarding helping the community...they only help when it becomes a Good Place to Be SEEN as a Supporter...what's in it for Satan's Club or Hit-ler's Mart. Keep up the great Attacks...they are ALL JUSTIFIED...!!
by diane
( patdiabut ) Friday Dec 9th, 2005 5:32 PM
why do you people run wal-mart down. i work for walmart and have for almost 5 years and i love it. they are very good to me and everyone i know.If they can work with you they will. People should not talk if they can't say the truth.


I WORK FOR WAL-MART AND I LOVE IT I WOULD NOT GO ANY WHERE ELSE AND THEY DON'T DO ANY THING WRONG.THEY GO BY COMPANY POLICY AND THEY DON'T ASK YOU TO WORK OFF THE CLOCK. IF YOU WORK YOU BETTER BE ON THE CLOCK OR YOU WILL NOT HAVE A JOB THE NEXT TIME. LEAVE MY WALMART ALONE. GO PICK ON SOMEONE ELSE
by jm
Wednesday Dec 28th, 2005 6:48 PM
I work for sams club and love it. My husband is one of the managers for walmart. I have never seen a manager act like "hitler" or mistreat an associate. Our cart guys and girls do not work sick and can stay home if they are. you never work off the clock. you can easily lose your job that way. In fact, if called at home by anyone from work about anything work related, you fill out a time adjustment sheet and are paid. Most of you probably at one time or another have shopped at either sams club or walmart, quit complaining. If you have had a bad experience shopping or working for these companies all you have to do is call 1-800-walmart and voice your complaints. Or talk to the manager on duty. I have never herd of any retaliation by calling home office or voicing an opinion. There is a strict no retaliation rule. If you are retaliated against, go above that manager and tell their supervisor. Obviosly, you people aren't doing enough to let anyone know you were done wrong. If you don't want them in your town, do something about it and stop complaining.
by glare from hell
Monday Jan 9th, 2006 7:34 PM
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obviously you have not ever breathed in fresh air and been alive JM sorry for her
by And they suck
Tuesday Jan 10th, 2006 6:26 AM
I watched managers engage in racist/chauvanist jokes, bash the customer and do little "tricks" to suck the customer in. We had to do this idotic "cheer" every day as another way to indoctrinate us into the Wal-Mart redneck culture. Managers and higher ups would always make jokes about how the reason that Wal-Mart is so profitable is that the "slaves" in China make all the products....they are also aggressively anti-union and have benefits that are unaffordable.
by noodles
Monday Jan 16th, 2006 10:06 PM
walmart needs more hello kitty items, like target has.
by CMe
( c4747m35566 [at] yahoo.com ) Monday Jan 30th, 2006 10:49 AM
Everything in life has positive and negative.

They are very immoral and unethical.

But they serve a position in society, just as bumbs, hookers, lawyers and strip clubs.

I am a former employee of Sham's Club of 6 yrs.

They were having a poblem in my department, so they found something to get everybody on.

For me, I took pride in my work, safety, and professionalism.

They fired me for forgery of documents, because I didnt know of a certain policy detail that a manager had me doing for over 2 yrs.

Yes, a manager.

When I refused to take a management position after 5 yrs they kept asking me every couple of months.

After a year ended, with perfect evailuations, and merit raises and an award for member service.

I thought something was odd, they stopped asking.

Then they barely acknowledged my existance.

Then I brought up problems in my area.

Next thing I heard, one week before getting fired, "they are cleaning house".

Then October 1, they call me into the office, and told me that I did procedures incorrectly.

Told me they cared about me, and asked me to sign a paper that said that I had done something wrong and would have to let me go.

I refused to sign the termination paper.

I basically quit without notice, but still counts as being fired.

To my knowledge I did not do anything wrong.

Most of my CBL's were done by managers, or they were stupid like, have you read this information yes/no ?

Reading and comprehention are 2 different things.

Dont worry about Wal-mart.

They will get what they deserve with or with out us.

From what I've seen, they will take themselves down.






by Lisa
( llewis [at] gorbyreeves.com ) Wednesday Feb 1st, 2006 7:43 AM
I am interested in learning more about your story regarding how Walmart will not work with you while you are pregnant. My name is Lisa and I work for a lawfirm in Atlanta who is defending a woman who was forced into early labor due to being put on the loading dock while she was pregnant. This lead to the baby being born with developmental problems. Let me know about your experience
llewis [at] gorbyreeves.com
by Rusty
Wednesday Feb 1st, 2006 5:25 PM
I say fuck unions fuck walmart fuck sams club and fuck the oil companys. fuck all you mother fuckers. The unions rape companys for way to much fucking pay. And that bull shit. And then walmart rapes customers employees, suppliers. They fuck up local economies by closeind every small store up and ther ass sucking employees dont make enough money to pay there medical bill so the are on medacaid suckind down all our tax payers money. Oh yea and lets talk about the tax breaks the stupid fucking city councils give them to move in to town. Then soon as the tax comes due they move down the road to a new town to get another tax break. Then they decided to get in to the tree huggers dept. the opened a new store with solar panels and sky lights to cut down on energy usage. I was like oh yea thats great now they will make even more god damn money. So they can sent it to Bent-on-ville Ar-can-slaw. The whole problem with the U.S. is everyones FUCKING GREED. THINK ABOUT IT EVERY ONE WANTS MORE MONEY AND LESS WORK. SO THEY ASK FOR RAISES THAT DRIVES UP THE COST OF THERE PRODUCT SO THEY HAVE TO CHARGE MORE. SO AND SO ON. The reason I say fuck unions some of the fuckers went on strike about 2 years ago at the local GM plant. One was on TV bitching how he can't make it on $30.00 per hour. Fuck him. HAVE A NICE DAY AND REMEMBER FUCK WAL-FART OH YEA I LIKE TO GET WAL MART BACK BY STEALING THEM BLIND!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 5:59 PM
Man, you need to get out and get an education. Only a self absorbed idiot would pay any attention to your insane and obtuse ramblings. WAL MART has been violating our constitutional rights for years and it is the uneducated, uncouth, white trash like you that perpetuates their behavior. I am the descendent of the very men who founded this country and in their day you would have been imprisoned or stoned to death for vocalizing support for such a traitorous and malicious organization. Go spew your ignorance elsewhere. I suggest you stay within your own group: The WAL MART NAZI organization. Leave the freedom seekers in the world to deliver redemption and harmony to the citizens of this great country......you know, the ones who agree that WAL MART SUCKS! (by the way there are two "m's" in commotion)
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:03 PM
Yeah......community service. Managers who are convicted child molestors and let sholifters go free in exchange for sexual favors......oh yes and they buy off judges too......ALL PUBLIC INFORMATION!!! You poor thing. I pity you for not having the intelligence to investigate the truth.
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:06 PM
Okay.....but have you even considered the small businesses that have been bankrupted by WAL MART? I would bet my life that they don't think WAL MART did them a favor. Hilter's followers thought he was pretty great too and look what happened to them!
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:07 PM
WOW impressive.....Is that the BEST you can do?
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:11 PM
SO.....you are commenting because? OOOOHHHH I get it....because you are so much better and that's why you are sitting online posting your thoughts while stuffing your fat ass with WAL MART cheetos!
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:14 PM
When WAL MART becomes an honest business.....US nutjobs will leave them alone....I expect that will happen with the second coming of Christ.
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:15 PM
YOU ARE A LIAR.
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:21 PM
Intelligence? I have an IQ of 154. That is genius level in case weren't aware and I can assure you that if you are looking for intelligence there are two places you definitely will not find it: In ANY Wal Mart and most assuredly not in the mirror.
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:28 PM
Okay, after reading your posting it has become clear to me why you think Wal Mart is a great place to work.....its the only job you qualify for.
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:31 PM
Yeah, I heard the women at Wal Mart always came out willing. You should practice your reading, writing and arithmatic. Your posting appears as ignorant as you must be.
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:33 PM
So then you must be a manager right? Child molestors and sexual deviants!
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:39 PM
No honey, MY ancestors were signers of the Declaration of Independence. The very first political meeting in this great country was held in my forefather's ancestoral home. My Grandfather was given the Purple heart, Medal of Honor and the the French Du Guerre. (Look it up)in WWII. They were educated and inspired by freedom. Obviously your ancestors were the servants.
by Jane Doe
Wednesday Feb 15th, 2006 6:42 PM
And you are saying Wal Mart doesn't discriminate? Gee, promoting anyone because of the color of their skin, religion or sexual orientation IS discrimination. God, would you PLEASE go get a dictionary!
by hannon
Friday Feb 24th, 2006 4:31 PM
this expression of free enterprise is not the enemy, where do people think the world would be now if people like sam walton chose not to act for the progress of mankind, i believe we are all much better off as a result of his efforts, long may the consumer remain free support his kind!
by repost
Friday Feb 24th, 2006 5:29 PM
http://www.perspectives.com/forums/view_topic.php?id=85197&forum_id=4

By John Miller
Dollars and Sense

"Who's Number One? The Customer! Always!" The last line of Wal-Mart's company cheer just about sums up the Wall Street Journal editors' benign view of the behemoth corporation. But a more honest answer would be Wal-Mart itself: not the customer, and surely not the worker.

The first retail corporation to top the Fortune 500, Wal-Mart trailed only Exxon-Mobil in total revenues last year. With 1.6 million workers, 1.3 million in the United States and 300,000 offshore, Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the nation and the world's largest retailer.

Being number one has paid off handsomely for the family of Wal-Mart founder Sam Walton. The family's combined fortune is now an estimated $90 billion, equal to the net worth of Bill Gates and Warren Buffett combined.

But is what's good for the Walton family good for America? Should we believe the editors that Wal-Mart's unprecedented size and market power have redounded not only to the Walton family's benefit but to ours as well?

Low Wages and Meager Benefits
Working for the world's largest employer sure hasn't paid off for Wal-Mart's employees. True, they have a job, and others without jobs line up to apply for theirs. But that says more about the sad state of today's labor market than the quality of Wal-Mart jobs. After all, less than half of Wal-Mart workers last a year, and turnover at the company is twice that at comparable retailers.

Why? Wal-Mart's oppressive working conditions surely have something to do with it. Wal-Mart has admitted to using minors to operate hazardous machinery, has been sued in six states for forcing employees to work off the books (i.e., unpaid) and without breaks, and is currently facing a suit brought by 1.6 million current and former female employees accusing Wal-Mart of gender discrimination. At the same time, Wal-Mart workers are paid less and receive fewer benefits than other retail workers.

Wal-Mart, according to its own reports, pays an average of $9.68 an hour. That is 12.4% below the average wage for retail workers even after adjusting for geography, according to a recent study by Arindrajit Dube and Steve Wertheim, economists at the University of California's Institute of Industrial Relations and long-time Wal-Mart researchers. Wal-Mart's wages are nearly 15% below the average wage of workers at large retailers and about 30% below the average wage of unionized grocery workers. The average U.S. wage is $17.80 an hour; Costco, a direct competitor of Wal-Mart's Sam's Club warehouse stores, pays an average wage of $16 an hour (see box on p. 13).

Wal-Mart may be improving its benefits, as the Journal's editors report, but it needs to. Other retailers provide health care coverage to over 53% of their workers, while Wal-Mart covers just 48% of its workers. Costco, once again, does far better, covering 82% of its employees. Moreover, Wal-Mart's coverage is far less comprehensive than the plans offered by other large retailers. Dube reports that according to 2003 IRS data, Wal-Mart paid 59% of the health care costs of its workers and dependents, compared to the 77% of health care costs for individuals and 68% for families the average retailer picks up.

A recent internal Wal-Mart memo leaked to the New York Times confirmed the large gaps in Wal-Mart's health care coverage and exposed the high costs those gaps impose on government programs. According to the memo, "Five percent of our Associates are on Medicaid compared to an average for national employees of 4 percent. Twenty-seven percent of Associates' children are on such programs, compared to a national average of 22 percent. In total, 46 percent of Associates' children are either on Medicaid or are uninsured."

A considerably lower 29% of children of all large-retail workers are on Medicaid or are uninsured. Some 7% of the children of employees of large retailers go uninsured, compared to the 19% reported by Wal-Mart.

Wal-Mart's low wages drag down the wages of other retail workers and shutter downtown retail businesses. A 2005 study by David Neumark, Junfu Zhang, and Stephen Ciccarella, economists at the University of California at Irvine, found that Wal-Mart adversely affects employment and wages. Retail workers in a community with a Wal-Mart earned 3.5% less because Wal-Mart's low prices force other businesses to lower prices, and hence their wages, according to the Neumark study. The same study also found that Wal-Mart's presence reduces retail employment by 2% to 4%. While other studies have not found this negative employment effect, Dube's research also reports fewer retail jobs and lower wages for retail workers in metropolitan counties with a Wal-Mart. (Fully 85% of Wal-Mart stores are in metropolitan counties.) Dube figures that Wal-Mart's presence costs retail workers, at Wal-Mart and elsewhere, $4.7 billion a year in lost earnings.

In short, Wal-Mart's "everyday low prices" come at the expense of the compensation of Wal-Mart's own employees and lower wages and fewer jobs for retail workers in the surrounding area. That much remains true no matter what weight we assign to each of the measures that Wal-Mart uses to keep its costs down: a just-in-time inventory strategy, its ability to use its size to pressure suppliers for large discounts, a routinized work environment that requires minimal training, and meager wages and benefits.

How Low are Wal-Mart's Everyday Low Prices?
Even if one doesn't subscribe to the editors' position that it is consumers, not Wal-Mart, who cause job losses at downtown retailers, it is possible to argue that the benefit of Wal-Mart's low prices to consumers, especially low-income consumers, outweighs the cost endured by workers at Wal-Mart and other retailers. Jason Furman, New York University economist and director of economic policy for the 2004 Kerry-Edwards campaign, makes just such an argument. Wal-Mart's "staggering" low prices are 8% to 40% lower than people would pay elsewhere, according to Furman. He calculates that those low prices on average boost low-income families' buying power by 3% and more than offset the loss of earnings to retail workers. For Furman, that makes Wal-Mart "a progressive success story."

But exactly how much savings Wal-Mart affords consumers is far from clear. Estimates vary widely. At one extreme is a study Wal-Mart itself commissioned by Global Insight, an economic forecasting firm. Global Insight estimates Wal-Mart created a stunning savings of $263 billion, or $2,329 per household, in 2004 alone.

At the other extreme, statisticians at the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics found no price savings at Wal-Mart. Relying on Consumer Price Index data, the BLS found that Wal-Mart's prices largely matched those of its rivals, and that instances of lower prices at Wal-Mart could be attributed to lower quality products.

Both studies, which rely on the Consumer Price Index and aggregate data, have their critics. Furman himself allows that the Global Insight study is "overly simplistic" and says he "doesn't place as much weight on that one." Jerry Hausman, the M.I.T. economist who has looked closely at Wal-Mart's grocery stores, maintains that the CPI data that the Bureau of Labor Statistics relies on systematically miss the savings offered by "supercenters" such as Wal-Mart. To show the difference between prices at Wal-Mart and at other grocers, Hausman, along with Ephraim Leibtag, USDA Economic Research Service economist, used supermarket scanner data to examine the purchasing patterns of a national sample of 61,500 consumers from 1988 to 2001. Hausman and Leibtag found that Wal-Mart offers many identical food items at an average price about 15%-25% lower than traditional supermarkets.

While Hausman and Leibtag report substantial savings from shopping at Wal-Mart, they fall far short of the savings alleged in the Global Insight study. The Hausman and Leibtag study suggests a savings of around $550 per household per year, or about $56 billion in 2004, not $263 billion. Still, that is considerably more than the $4.7 billion a year in lost earnings to retail workers that Dube attributes to Wal-Mart.

But if "Wal-Mart hurts wages, not so much in retail, but across the whole country," as economist Neumark told Business Week, then the savings to consumers from Wal-Mart's everyday low prices might not outweigh the lost wages to all workers. (Retail workers make up just 11.6% of U.S. employment.)

Nor do these findings say anything about the sweatshop conditions and wages in Wal-Mart's overseas subcontractors. One example: A recent Canadian Broadcasting Corporation investigative report found that workers in Bangladesh were being paid less than $50 a month (below even the United Nation's $2 a day measure of poverty) to make clothes for the Wal-Mart private label, Simply Basic. Those workers included 10- to 13-year-old children forced to work long hours in dimly lit and dirty conditions sewing "I Love My Wal-Mart" t-shirts.

Making Wal-Mart Do Better
Nonetheless, as Arindrajit Dube points out, the relevant question is not whether Wal-Mart creates more savings for consumers than losses for workers, but whether the corporation can afford to pay better wages and benefits.

Dube reasons that if the true price gap between Wal-Mart and its retail competitors is small, then Wal-Mart might not be in a position to do better--to make up its wage and benefit gap and still maintain its price advantage. But if Wal-Mart offers consumers only minor price savings, then its lower wages and benefits hardly constitute a progressive success story that's good for the nation.

If Wal-Mart's true price gap is large (say, the 25% price advantage estimated by Hausman), then Wal-Mart surely is in a position to do better. For instance, Dube calculates that closing Wal-Mart's 16% overall compensation gap with other large retailers would cost the company less than 2% of sales. Raising prices by two cents on the dollar to cover those increased compensation costs would be "eminently absorbable," according to Dube, without eating away much of the company's mind-boggling $10 billion profit (2004).

Measures that set standards to force Wal-Mart and all big-box retailers to pay decent wages and provide benefits are beginning to catch on. Chicago, New York City, and the state of Maryland have considered or passed laws that would require big-box retailers to pay a "living wage" or to spend a minimum amount per worker-hour for health benefits. The Republican board of Nassau County on Long Island passed an ordinance requiring that all big-box retailers pay $3 per hour toward health care. Wal-Mart's stake in making sure that such proposals don't become law or spread nationwide goes a long way toward explaining why 80% of Wal-Mart's $2 million in political contributions in 2004 went to Republicans.

Henry Ford sought to pay his workers enough so they could buy the cars they produced. Sam Walton sought to pay his workers so little that they could afford to shop nowhere else. And while what was good for the big automakers was probably never good for the nation, what is good for Wal-Mart, today's largest employer, is undoubtedly bad for economic justice.

John Miller teaches economics at Wheaton College and is a member of the Dollars & Sense collective.

Sources: "Is Wal-Mart Good for America?" Wall Street Journal, 12/3/05; "Gauging the Wal-Mart Effect," WSJ, 12/03/05; Arindrajit Dube & Steve Wertheim, "Wal-Mart and Job Quality--What Do We Know, and Should We Care?" 10/05; Jason Furman, "Wal-Mart: A Progressive Success Story," 10/05; Leo Hindery Jr., "Wal-Mart's Giant Sucking Sound," 10/05; A. Bernstein, "Some Uncomfortable Findings for Wal-Mart," Business Week Online, 10/26/05, and "Wal-Mart: A Case for the Defense, Sort of," Business Week Online, 11/7/05; Dube, Jacobs, and Wertheim, "The Impact of Wal-Mart Growth on Earnings throughout the Retail Sector in Urban and Rural Counties," Institute of Industrial Relations Working Paper, U-C Berkeley, 10/05; Dube, Jacobs, and Wertheim, "Internal Wal-Mart Memo Validates Findings of UC Berkeley Study," 11/26/05; Jerry Hausman and Ephraim Leibtag, "Consumer Benefits from Increased Competition in Shopping Outlets: Measuring the Effect of Wal-Mart," 10/05; Hausman and Leibtag, "CPI Bias from Supercenters: Does the BLS Know that Wal-Mart Exists?" NBER Working Paper No. 10712, 8/04; David Neumark, Junfu Zhang, and Stephen Ciccarella, "The Effects of Wal-Mart on Local Labor Markets," NBER Working Paper No. 11782, 11/05; Erin Johansson, "Wal-Mart: Rolling Back Workers' Wages, Rights, and the American Dream," (American Rights at Work, 11/05); Wal-Mart Watch, "Spin Cycle"; CBC News, "Wal-Mart to cut ties with Bangladesh factories using child labour," 11/30/05; National Labor Committee, "10 to 13-year-olds Sewing 'I Love My Wal-Mart' Shirts," 12/05; Global Insight, "The Economic Impact of Wal-Mart," 2005.
by Former Customer Now Disgusted!
Tuesday Feb 28th, 2006 7:24 PM
Before you read this.. This is "NOT" to offend anyone who practices a different religion outside of Christianity...

Before I begin, lets look at what Walmart tries to present. They try to image themselves as the "All American Company", "offering jobs for the community", "humanitarian and ethical", "respectful and credited." AWWWW how nice.

All they represent to me is "BAH HUMBUG"! When I heard that they were going to take out any items that had the words Merry Christmas, God Bless, or any other religious sayings in their store I went nuts! I thought they were representing America here?? What is wrong with putting "Christ" back into the word Christmas? Everyone wants to spell Christmas "X-Mass" and we Christians need to be proud of who we worship... Christ!

What is wrong with Walmart having items that celebrate, Hannukah, Qwanza, or any other religious holiday? Isn't it the blend of cultures, religions, race, and people from all nations what makes America such a wonderful place to live?

Now I'm no Bible beater, I'm not here to convert you over to Christianity or any other religion and I feel you have the right to worship any religion you want to worship. I feel that you should at least believe in something because when the end of the world comes.. I sure do feel bad for the non-believers.

I think people need religion in this world. That's why this world is so screwed up! Let's face it, to anyone who has studied religion, they all have a simular concept... to believe in a higher being, to treat others well, not to commit sins, to be a good person, and to love and teach others to love one another. What's so wrong with that? If we had more religious people on this earth maybe we wouldn't have all the anarchy and mess we deal with from day to day in this life?

Walmart is playing its role to strip away peoples rights to celebrate their religion. They come in and take over peoples beliefs, jobs and decent living conditions. They take small buisness that try to make it in this world and stomp them into the ground. There is absolutely no way small buisness's can compete with Walmart!

It's terrible when all you see is Walmart, Sams Club, Lowes, Home Depot, Circuit City, BJ's Wholesale, Costco, Wa Wa, and Best Buy every where you look. They are the giants like Wachovia, Bank of America, Suntrust that are taking over this world.

One day you will find, you will only have one store to go to that does all your banking, auto repairs, grocery, doctor visits, entertainment and everything all in one place. You will not have the freedom to choose which store you want to go to, where you want to spend your money, variety of different items to buy. It will be all at one place and you'll probably have to work there. We will all be corporate puppets and look like the single file lines of people in a Pink Floyd video.

It's sad, but if we don't stop place like Walmart from taking over our lives and our childrens lives than this is our future for our children.

If this was the revolutionary days, we Americans wouldnt put up with this shit! We American's have gotten weak, vulnerable and we can't stand up for ourselves anymore!

It's sad, sad, sad.

by robin
( chefsgirl8675 [at] gmail.com ) Wednesday Mar 8th, 2006 1:02 PM
I worked at sams club for one year .never called out sick yesterday i did and today when i came in i got fired on the spot ..sams club in clarksville tennessee is a bad place to work!
by yourtaxesatwork
( support [at] boycott-em.com ) Thursday Mar 9th, 2006 4:22 AM

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by afwalden
( alwalden [at] yahoo.com ) Wednesday Mar 22nd, 2006 9:14 AM
Wal Mart, for those of you too young to remember, drove Gibson's out of business as well as many K-Marts. They began with the "slogan" to BUY AMERICAN. They carried only products that were "made in America by Americans." Now they are hiring 350,000 more people in China to produce products that will be sent to America. These products will cost Americans jobs. How does Wal Mart expect Americans to buy their overinflated products when Americans have no jobs to pay for them? Think about it---we are giving away America to countries that drove our forefathers out in the first place.
by Me
Wednesday Mar 22nd, 2006 8:43 PM
I guess you have never owned a small business, or have known anyone who has! All you can do is go to this megastore and get everything you need at the same place. How easy! Let me guess, you are a soccer mom/dad with no time and have a kid or two with ADD/ADHD? Did you know that if you buy something from this place, you are putting money in the sweat shops! Lets take your perfect little wholesome household and put your ADD/ADHD kids to work 15 hours a day for about 10 cents an hour! No time for soccer! I know that life, work, family can be stressful. How about we keep the money in our own country, American, and get back to work. What I mean by that is, if we boycott Walmart, we can get more small businesses in the economy. Now, what that will do is make the small business more profitable, therefore, that small business is able to stay open. Not only open, but, they may have to extend hours for the so-called soccer parents to have time to pick up the fresh head of lettuce, or the fresh cheese that has not been shipped in from some 3rd world country. Look at the big pic dumbass! You probably own a foreign car. Although they are made here in the states, the money still goes over seas! Did you know that? Honda is not based here in the states! Nor is Toyota, Nissan, Kia, Hyundi, Mitsubishi, and so on. Every penny that is made on the sale of a foreign car, goes over seas! You might even work at one of these places. This is what Walmart does for America! It makes lazy bums like you not want to stop at a couple of places on the way home from work to pick up food or whatever you may need because you are to worried about feeding your ADD/ADHD kids what they want or they will throw a temper. What, are you afraid of talking to people at the sales counter about the weather or politics? Can you not have pride in small business? What the heel do you think everyone did 100 years ago? That is when we stuck together like a country, society, neighborhoods, towns, and people. We helped each other. I would like to see you stop in the rain or on the way home from your work and help someone change their flat or give a ride to the nearest town for help. Nah, I was too busy talking on the cell! PUSSY!!!!!
by Wazzo
Thursday Mar 23rd, 2006 9:22 AM
They are responsible for 15% of all imports from china. Almost all the goods are made under gross conditions where people (children in many cases) have no human rights. If you are dumb enough to think that is ok because it increases speending or tourism in your area than you need someone to take everything away from you so you can wake up.
by Anon
Sunday Apr 9th, 2006 9:22 PM
Most Sam's Club managers have no morals or ethics. The employees are treated like dirt and have no recourse. The employees then treat members badly. I think all employees and members should band together and file complaints. Lee Scott should listen to what members have to say and get rid of nasty managers. This is especially true on the east coast.
by lala
Tuesday May 2nd, 2006 8:58 PM
FUCK WALMART THEY FUCKING BLOW THEY PAY LIKE CRAP AND TAKE FAVORS THEY COULD AFFORD TO PAY US MORE THEY JUST PLAIN SUCK
by Eugene Duran
( bocaloca [at] earthlink.net ) Friday May 12th, 2006 11:52 AM
I have had the worst ervice on my tires I have puechased from walmart that I will NEVER buy from them again. From forgetting to tighten the lug nuts to stripping the threads to not providing the warranty service I paid for. I cannot wait until walmart goes under. I will be there clapping!!!
by Rita
Saturday Jul 29th, 2006 1:42 AM
I would share my "horror" story with you about my local Walmart in Fort Walton Beach, FL. Truly, a horror story it was. I went to Walmart today to do some school shopping for my oldest daughter. I took my youngest girl, who has just turned 1, with me for the ride. The shopping experience was not so bad, no worst than any other time I've been there. So after I bought what I needed, and paid, I returned to my vehicle to head home. I left my van unlocked (I'm overly trusting no one would steal anything from me), so I open the side door and place my infant in her car seat, then place the bags on the floor board. Well so have it, before I put my baby in, I had placed my purse on the floorboard. I shut the side door, and as luck would have it, all the doors locked up on me. They've never done this to me, so I was shocked. I realized that my purse was in the van, along with my keys. I tried all doors, and surely, they were all locked. Panic set in. It was about 104 degrees outside, and we all know how quickly a vehicle can turn into an oven on these kind of days. So I turn around and see one of their employees pushing carts back up to the store. I run up to him and ask him to please help me, my baby's locked in my van. He shrugs at me and says "sorry" and continues to push his carts. I quickly look around and see nothing that I can grab to break out my back window, so I quickly run into the store (I'm parked close to the front) and I approach the first cashier I see. She was ringing up a customer, and I ask her frantically to please help me, my baby's trapped in my van. Again, like the first, she looks at me uncomfortably and says "I'm sorry, I can't help you". I'm flabbergasted at this point. I run to the next cashier, and tell her the same, but this time crying and screaming. I had the whole store stopped. She says "I don't know what I can do for you ma'am", so I ask her if I can grab something from the store, to go break my window, I would come in and pay for it after wards. She says "I have to call my manager", then she SLOWLY proceeds to dial through, and starts to chit chat! Like it was no big deal. Time is running out. It had been about a minute at this point and it only takes 2 minutes for a baby to suffocate from the heat, or go into a heat stroke. So I run back out, they weren't going to help. I start yelling at passer byers, screaming and crying, "Please somebody help me, I need something hard to break through my back window, my baby's locked in my van, she'll die!!!!". I had never been so frantic in my life, and to see my helpless child slowly falling into a sleep while sweating was scaring me. Finally a WONDERFUL young man (a customer) gets into his trunk and gets his jack. He breaks through my back window, and we get the doors unlocked and get my child out. She was limp (like she was involuntarily falling asleep) and her skin was so hot to the touch, as well as sweating pretty good. I rush her into Walmart's bathroom and place her under the sink to cool her off. She started to react and acted startled and frightened. I finally get back out into the cashier's area, and ask to speak with the manager. Two men came out and approached me and asked what was going on. I relayed everything to them, and as I was finishing up, the lady who had been helping me try to get help this whole time (again, another customer) hears a siren getting closer, so she asks the manager "is that the ambulance, should we meet them outside?" The manager looks clueless at her, and says "we didn't call anyone." So then she asks why. The managers response, "she didn't ask us to call anyone."... I was shocked, and the lady with me was also a bit unnerved. So then I ask "A woman comes screaming through your store, yelling that her baby is trapped in her locked van, it's 104 degrees outside, and she IS asking for someone to help her, and that's not enough to call an ambulance???" The managers response to that was "well, you needed to verbally request that we call 911." Wow.. I had never heard such nonsense in all my life. At that point I burst back into tears out of frustration for their negligence and inconsideration, so I just left at that point and told them they'd hear from my lawyer. I understand that stores are not "equipped" in most cases for these kind of emergencies, but they should be trained. "In case of this type of emergency with a customer, do this, for this kind do this" and so on. But trained or not, equipped or not, it would not have been hard (and it's common sense) to know that vehicles heat up, this IS an emergency and time is precious at those moments. The least they could have done was say "grab what you need to break your window, we'll call the paramedics." But, because they were so insensitive to the emergency and obviously not caring of life (let alone an innocent baby, who is helpless) they almost caused my child to die. I wanted to share this story, and I will be popping up in other places too. I will use every avenue I can find to relay my story. People will know how Walmart, due to their carelessness to act, almost cost a precious young life to fade away. Thank you everyone for taking the time to read this. Take care.
by cattaura
Saturday Jul 29th, 2006 4:49 AM
Think twice when you go into a store" what do you really need", go straight to that counter and leave as soon as possible before you are tempted to buy things you can do without ,they will just clutter up your existance and add pollution to the invironment. Believe me there is gold out there, the trees, clean water, fresh air. The stores don´t have any of these, so spent less, think twice, go for long walks and see if these three items exist in your neighbourhood. Good luck, cattaura
by Carl Torello
Wednesday Aug 16th, 2006 8:07 AM
Consumers control their own destiny, if we work for or buy from companies that pay the least to their employees to survive then its very simple BOYCOTT!
Consumers Unite
by linda - never going there again
Friday Aug 18th, 2006 2:02 AM
The stores are dirty, the shopping carts are dirty, rusty and they just leave them in the parking lot for you to try to park around. The Mgt. in the stores are rude. The self checkouts don't work well at all. And big deal if you use a gift card form there to save 3 cents a gallon on gass that is 5 cents more than others?
by Carl Torello
Wednesday Aug 30th, 2006 9:00 AM
Concerning Boycotting, its a great Idea. Too bad that the American consumer cant get past their selfish overspending long enough to save themselfs from themselfs.
Everytime that a consumer purchases or works for a company that pays the minimum wage or imports products it weakens this country. Big business dosent care if you can live off of the wages it pays,or if you dont have a job, "IT JUST WANTS YOUR MONEY!"
So next time that you are out shopping check the labels and do the right thing if you cant find MADE in AMERICA .. Complain to the manager and BOYCOTT until you do see Made in AMERICA!
by RANTING RONALD
Tuesday Jan 2nd, 2007 12:58 PM
A very good friend works at Sam's club near Atlanta (Store 4804) and can CONFIRM EVERY ALEGATION. I've heard the tape where the manager says "I am more concerned with getting our PLUS upgrades and our credit card numbers up than I am with making the members happy"

THE MEMBERSHIP FEES ARE REFUNDABLE EVEN AFTER YOU'VE SHOPPED FOR THE FULL YEAR, YOU CAN GET YOU FEE BACK ! ! !
by steve
Saturday Mar 24th, 2007 2:40 PM
well, well, well, As a wife of a manager, im sure the paychecks paying your bills glaze over the truths some people tell. I am not doubting your husbands work ethics. However, as a former manager myself for a Sams club, I can tell you this (and your husband knows this) "Im sorry sir/mam if youd like, please call 1 800 walmart". This is because of the no retaliation policy. right?
actually what it does is pass the buck to corporate, they do a half ass follow up and try to resolve the problem. What the real reason most of the time is because managers do not want to deal with an irrate customer so they send them to the phone to pass the buck and not truely fix the problem at the store level. Some issues are understandable, ie, returning liquor vs state law, etc... But really quickly think, my store manager (who brainwashes all with all the "benefits" that walmart inc. offers which, by the way, doesnt help with CURRENT LIVING EXPENSES, ONLY AFTER RETIREMENT DUE TO LOW PAY) is now the district manager, should I go over his head with my concerns, let it sit in the comment breakroom box, or wait till he is the one now in the position whom I went over the head to in the first place?
Have you ever heard, Sams Club has wholesale prices, low overhead and no gross margin because of the revenue created from memberships?............. funny, I remember having many gross margins, a company created labor percent of no more than 5% , plus other "controlable expenses" that really are dictated from upper mangement. I do my history, submit a true budget forcast for sales/ expences only to have it turned down because the sales increase percents where "to low for the stores expectations" or the expences were to High due to store level expectations. Did they want reality or just what looks good on paper to "roll up" to the district office to look good? Company Guidlines get lost at store level just as much as the pope to the catholic church. have your husband read this........... Im not saying your husband is a bad person or wrong at his store, however, to try to generalize the entire operations based on your lifestyle is very wrong to convey as infalliable.
good luck in the future, theyll find something wrong with him.
or, demand a relocation, (as he agreed to in the hiring of managment process)
or he'll get tired of trying to brainwash new employees in the morning meetings giving only "great department" happenings instead of the other side of the coin. Any body who thinks that there is a team environment in the managers circle are wrong, there is jeolousy, judgement, and even "why does a meat manager make more than the business manager" crap going on.
just a little, been there, done that, hate it, left, advice, yes I moved on due to "dont like it get out" attitude people are giving as canned answers. Tells me they dont either understand the depth of the subject matter, or are heartless enough to actually use other words to say your a wussy.
People dont bitch about Walmart/Sams club usually unless a true situation evolved. Are they liars? ............... "what looks good on paper doesnt mean its reality" ask him about if he ever got a butt kicking after watching the corporate video on friday mornings, more propaganda,
"great item, great item" clap/clap. (stupid item nobody will buy and now I am the one who didnt order it but am responsible to get rid of it or its my ass)
FORMER SAMS CLUB MANAGER.............FOR A REASON.
by steve
Saturday Mar 24th, 2007 2:53 PM
The issues most people are talking about is treatment. not economics. Im sure nobody wants american workers to lose jobs. Its just that they want to keep there jobs and be respected.
If you want to talk about economics find a different post dumb ass. As for the "loss of Jobs" dont forget the obvious 2 flip sides of this issue, competiors ma grow ( I you may not understand the Kmart Costo, Supertarget, etc.may actually grow and have employment opportunities for these people, Im sure its just an oversite on your economical overview) Plus I sure wouldnt want the foreign manufacturers overseas (I mean "made in America") might lose there jobs due the the loss. But again, I know, your an economics major and This site has nothing to due with true worker treatment, just money. move on.
by steve
Saturday Mar 24th, 2007 3:16 PM
Oh, dont forget to check your state Liquor laws. In a certain part of the midwest YOU DO NOT HAVE TO HAVE A MEMBERSHIP TO PURCHASE LIQUOR funny how Sams club doesnt announce this. must be a little oversite on their part.
Plus, the reason why Sams club wants people to have Sams Club Credit is because they will be able to eliminate the "charge back" fees credit card companies charge that enable Sams Club to accept credit cards. They have many little loop holes the avg consumer doesnt know..............
funny how such a Great American Company forgets to tell the people who make their paychecks exist forgets to tell them the truth, think about what they dont even tell the employees because they dont want their mindless, dont think/just do robots, short circuit.
I even got called on my vacation to come in and cover an employees shift...... My vacation........
what part of vacation wasnt understood,? team environment? The store manager couldnt even run this little portion of the operation until a regular "team member" could be found. thats sad.....
oh, his family is in the home office. He forgets to say that as he tells the story of how he was just a stocker and now a store manager, (since then he is now a district manager). Im sure their wasnt any favoritism going on though, I robot mind must have short circuited due to trying to think on my own.
by Fresh?
Saturday Mar 24th, 2007 3:30 PM
To those current people who think they might know who I am. Your right, so piss off. Do something now, Im in the phone book and look forward to any manager, upper or otherwise to call or meet me for further discussion. Especially you Mike. Yes its a challenge, not a threat, maybe a promise, what ever. I not impressed with your holier than though attitude nor your
"wyoming martial art, scuba diving" toughness either. What you did was wrong and You know it, ask God, he'll tell you. Oh and the baby, didnt look anything like me did it.............. admit when you are wrong. or is that to tough........ get the irony? tough?......... probably not....
hey I know, have a meeting about it and waste everybodies time so you can hear yourself talk and degrade your managment team, only getting them more behind on there jobs..... then you can go walk and talk as you preach............ only you have time to do it........since we all busted our ass's for YOUR pnl. whats it like taking credit for a club of the year award when you didnt do shit to make it happen? or did you think your morning meeting speaches enable you to deserve that bonus.? Your a sick puppie and need help....... call the hotline on the poster in the breakroom, use your great company benefit. Oh, thanks for letting me go 20 somedays before the club of the year bonus. hope you all split it well. Probably paid for the banners I achieved for you to hang in the store. your sick.

Anyways, if you work for walmart or sams club? why are you at this site? thats an honest question. One I cant understand. This is an Anti site not a Bessed site.
by allison
Wednesday Apr 4th, 2007 5:12 AM
Sams club and Walmart pale in comparison to Costco food. And as for clothes they sure do come apart sooner so why do ya'll shop there? I don't save since last one week only waste money.
by allison
Wednesday Apr 4th, 2007 10:17 PM
Clothes do fall apart in a week I waste money not save money. so why do ya'll shop there? I dont buy their food nuh ugh
by Afraid
Tuesday Aug 14th, 2007 5:06 PM
I work for Sams Club and have for a few years. I must say my current D.O. is a complete ass. His name is Dan B. The man has no idea what the people do in his stores. In fact we had a huge flood about a year ago (state of emergency was declared) and he (Dan) was pissed becouse people had to call out sick. Some of them had houses that floated away and he was pissed they called out. Its all about money and the people who run the company have ZERO respect for the individual. The "Open Door" policy is a complete joke above store level. It makes me sick to go to work everyday knowing I work for such low class people. No morals, no intrest in the betterment of the human race, only themselves.

by upset
Friday Jan 4th, 2008 1:05 PM
My father worked for Sams club for 17 years and was fired to be replaced by a new employee (2 weeks with the company). It is very obvious that Sams is cutting costs by firing those with the higher salaries. There is a reason that my dad was getting paid more - he made a profit at every store he went to and he was there for 17 years!!!! Of course he is going to make more then a new employee. Other companies have fired older higher paid employees and replaced with younger hires. And it sounds like Walmart has been doing this to more people then just my dad. But it doesn't make it right and they need to be held accountable. How can you fire a star employee?? I can only wish the same fate on the managers involved. So I am never shopping at Sams again. I will shop at Costco. If I can get just one other person to boycott Sams/Walmart every year then I have succeeded.
by suzanne p.
Sunday Mar 23rd, 2008 6:46 AM
I'll join you in boycotting Sam's. They have predatory billing practices.
by Memb. Serv. Guy
Wednesday Apr 2nd, 2008 9:00 PM
I'm sorry to say this to the little sadistic minded people out there talking trash about Sams Club and Walmart, but ya'll are some narrow minded idiots if you think that you can get membership fees (that are good for a year) back after using them for a full year. I work at member service in Sams Club and I can say that you won't be getting membership fees back after the full year of the fee is up. People think that since they pay a membership there that they get to run the store themselves. They can think again. You pay to shop there, you pay to but items there, you pay because you WANT to shop there. If you don't like the store or don't like the managers or our policies, then take your 40 dollar membership fee and go somewhere else. Not to be mean, but we don't get paid to listen to customers argue because our darn coke machine is out of coke or because the lines are long. Get the hell over it!! And let me tell ya, Sams Club has a freaking huge gross margin and net income so whoever was talking crap about that needs to check their sources.
by Brent
Monday Apr 28th, 2008 12:05 PM
I worked for Sam's Club and it does suck, They treat employees like crap, they harass gay people, fat people and the General Managers will embarass you in front of everyone. The are trained to verbally bash you, they go to a training class every on Kansas City, MO an learn these techniques. Walmart and Sam's are a drain on the economy and community and need to be boycotted.
by Juiceman
Friday Sep 19th, 2008 2:05 PM
WalMart is the worst place to work. The managers are so corrupt it aint even funny. They'll tell you it is against company policy to work off the clock; but then will tell you to do something while you're off the clock, and if you don't they'll try to threaten you. They say you are to be compensated for all your work but make you kill overtime. That just ain't right. The work envoirnment is depressing and sickening to the soul. They {the managers} are full of propaganda and they do not care about their workers to them you ain't shit. But our Father sees everything and judgement is coming. In life you have to treat people right! WalMart will win tody; but their day is coming and when it does it won't be pretty! Do you remember EnRon?
by Candango
Friday Sep 26th, 2008 11:01 AM
I went to Sam's Club a couple of weeks ago to buy some audio books for a trip we were planning, and while walking through the book section I noticed pro-McCain and anti-Obama books, but no objective Obama biographies or analysis, nor any anti-McCain titles. (An Obama autobiography was buried among the paperbacks along with a Tony Dungee book and Rev. Jakes etc.) I asked the clerk if she would inform the manager about my observations and that I would appreciate a bit more balance in the book section. She informed me that whatever God wanted would occur, and that McCain was a great soldier. I went home and e-mailed Sam's Club, and received a return asking me what state and city was the store I visited. I immediately replied thinking that maybe they would do something. I returned today for the first time since my initial observation, and the same The Case Against Obama, and the book by the Swiftboat guy, and the same McCain froth, that's it no balance at all. I suppose Sam's wanted to know about the store so that they could send the manager a congratulatory e-mail.

Today was my last trip to Sam's.
by resrnptk
( resrnptk ) Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 6:46 AM
I worked for sams club four years and my aniversary was due in December. I had to take a leave of absence twice because of health reasons and needed the use of a cane/chair which was approved by the head office.
So I sat at the demonstration table with dry products (like toothpaste/white strips/packet pocks breath freshener) Then the recession came and they were prompting us to approach members shopping and ask for the sale. I was due for a raise. The demo head gave me dry products so she would not have to put me in the system and there were no samples and I had to sell these products that members only buy when needed. They opened a Sams club elsewhere and business went down so they wanted us to change our sales pitch.
The past week all I got was stuff that did not sell. They KNOW it does not sell. Then I was jumped on because of low performance, etc, etc...they listed products I had demoed and products I have not demoed. When I asked about it they hushed me up, just listen, etc we are talking to you because you are not approaching the members asking for sales, etc. My supervisor did not even look at me the whole time the store managers were talking to me. I find this a bit odd!!
I was resting my head and the head coach took a picture of it. Told me about that in the meeting, then said I was leaning on my cart, etc. They said not to take it personal...I told them I was taking it VERY PERSONAL I told them others were falling asleep at their carts, nothing was said, that some leaned on their carts. Some sit on boxes when nobody is looking. A seven hour day means two fifteen minute breaks and a lunch break for the ones they like. Seven hours should be one fifteen minute break and a lunch break. If they would have accused me of stealing, I would have sueed them BIG TIME as I heard about others being accused of it.
I told them I did not need this, and I am a very sensitive person, crying the whole time. I tried to control my tears but it was just too hard, so I walked out. One of the female managers said I can call later, come back later, call the head boss. I told her I was not calling him. I felt there was no discussion...no give and take, no real communication...just shut up and listen this is your problem, etc. They called me a crybaby before. I had heard them call me that. Not the coaches, but the demo supervisor and one cries at the drop of a hat and nothing is said about her crying.
I had a dream of them last night that I went in there was hanging around..and the head boss came up to me, and I apologize to him about the meeting, etc and he said you can come back to work, give me a few days to work out things. But I added that some things needed straightening out before I come back. His reaction was typical In the dream, as he would probably do in real life, it was his way or the highway.
Maybe I was used as an example, I do not know.
What it boils down to is I do not want to work there in the demo dept with the two that are running it. I am not sure what my supervisor thought, she did not even look at me but the other I felt was gloating. When I came in to get my pepsi, she alerted one of the coaches i was there and the coach asked me what I was doing there. I wonder if I am welcome to go in there or not.
They have no idea of the people I am connected to on the internet and real life. I belong to several roleplay and discussion lists. I can hang a notice there anytime I want to and even look for more groups and post stuff about them if I want to. I would specify which store too, I am not against all of them. Anyway I will go to Costco's or BJ and I heard shoppers were now doing demos.
My big question to them, am I welcomed in that particular store?
by ethan williams
Sunday Nov 9th, 2008 7:08 AM
Sams club demo department.

Did you know that is how they want to get rid of associates is by giving demo's like toothpaste and expecting you to sell it while others get food, and members naturally wanting to eat go up to their carts to eat. Some buy some do not.

If they want to get rid of you, they will give you demos they know will not sell.

Just a thought
by emma
Saturday Nov 15th, 2008 12:00 PM
Where I worked, one of the demo associates dropped some chicken wings she had in a food warmer to the floor. Of course, it was an accident. She scooped them up, and served them to the members.

I told the demo supervisor, her question to me was....

"Did anybody see?"


Another got a napkin from the trash and used it to seve food to a gentleman. She even picks her teeth with her gloved hand when she thinks nobody is watching.

I would watch what you eat at Sam's club if they do not have accountability when it comes to food preparation. Thwy certainly do not moniter the kitchens where the food is cooked. Associates eating right out of the pot. Dropped food gets scooped up and put in the warmers. My boss was eating while she coached me!!!

They stay back in the kitchens gossiping about whom they think is the worst customers. Some do not want to give adequate samples, but they eat the food themselves...eat it for lunch. Some associates do and some don't.

Which questions me to think. ARE THE CAMERAS ON THE CEILING WORKING?

Some were taking left over products home! Walked right out the exit door, in the pretense of washing aprons but if the associate at the door checked would find unfinished products. These are good standing associates in the East coast. you might ask why I never said anything? Well, you would not want your job jepordized if you told on them? I would find the demo department a hostile enviroment.



I worked there so I know. This does not reflect the Sams in Alaska...

I asked the manager of the Sams I worked for had overhead cameras (the ones on the ceiling) because some of the practices I have seen from associates...
by support4shun
Saturday Nov 29th, 2008 10:54 PM
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A quick text about another BFD deal at Walmart. Walmart always... turning everyone to their worst.
Let us shun Black Friday 4ever!
by Sam Walton
Tuesday Jan 6th, 2009 5:20 PM
Today at 6366 Vestal NY, a great store manager was fired. His name Is Paul Lanz. He was by far the best manager I have ever worked with. He tought me so much. He was fired by cowards. Sams has a "Steel Safety Walk" program that must be completed each day. He was fired becouse it was being done wrong. The "kids" (I use this term to descibe the lack of experience of the children the company is hiring out of college to run the company) used the program to get rid of Paul. Anyone with a grain of common sense knows that the Steel Safety Walk would take 8 hours to do the way it is written. Brenda, the current DO, you are such a coward. You could not even fire him yourself. You suck. You have no moral backing as a person. Shame on you. How can you even sleep at night? Then on top of it, you want the story to be told he left on his own? You really, really suck. My god you have to be the worst example of leadership I have ever seen. Hey Brenda heres a thought, why don't you learn the fricken layouts of runs you walk. It might make you look like less of an ass if know were things are in the building. God you suck...the company has gotton so far away from Sam Waltons dream. So out of touch with the everyday workings of the business. Brenda...do youself a favor and leave. You are way in over your head and every person who has been there for more than a year can see it. You have ZERO respect. Respect is earned, like the way Paul has earned it. You should be working for him.

Brenda, you are a COWARD!
by Bud Walton
Wednesday Jan 7th, 2009 10:36 AM
The DO's name for 6366 is Raina. Yes I don't work at Vestal, but same region. I knew Paul. He is a good guy and a good manager. I know Raina too, and yes she is clueless. I am not sure where they got her from, but she has no idea about standards. Its really kind of sad. To get back to Vestal and what happened, I have heard some people have already talked to people in my club, trying to get a mass walk out between the 2 clubs. I must admit it would be pretty funny to see two Sams Clubs having to close for the day becouse only the Coaches showed up for work.

Raina is the one to blame, she handled it completly wrong. From what I understand, she could not even fire him herself. She had her little pets do it for her. Shows no class. She is a weak person...you can tell. Its really a shame how far out of touch Home Office is with the everyday running of these clubs. Its been long over due for a lot of these terrible DO's to get shit canned and get the clubs back to basics. But no one at Home Office seems to understand the problems...just way to out of touch.
by COSTCO ROCKS- U SUCK
Thursday Feb 5th, 2009 7:54 AM
I WILL NEVER SHOP THERE AGAIN. I WORK FOR 19 PEOPLE, AND USED TO BUY ALL MY OFFICE SUPPLIES THERE. I HAVE ASKED ALL MY ACCOUNTS TO NOT SHOP THERE AS WELL.

SAMS CLUB HAS UNFAIR LABOR STANDARDS AND SUB-STANDARD MANAGERS/COACHS/TEAM LEADERS. THEY TREAT THEIR EMPLOYEES HORRIBLY, AND GET AWAY WITH IT.

WHEN WILL THE LABOR BOARD OR FEDS GET INVOLVED. HOW DO THEY ALLOW THIS

ALL THE KNOWLEDGE THAT WAS PROVIDED AT THE CORPORATE OFFICE TRAINING CENTER, WILL BE PASSED ON TO THE MORE SUPERIOR WAREHOUSE COMPANY: COSTCO

I HAD THE OPPORTUNITY TO TALK TO COSTCO YESTERDAY AND THEY ARE THRILLED TO HAVE ME BACK AS A CONSUMER, AS WELL AS HIRE THE ONE WHO WAS UNJUSTLY TERMINATED BY YOUR COMPANY

THANKFULLY WE ONLY WASTED A LITTLE OVER A YEAR WITH YOU. OUR EYES ARE OPEN NOW, AS WE HAVE HAD THE OPPORUINTY AS WELL TO DO SOME RESEARCH ON YOU.. ( IF WE WOULD HAVE RESEARCHED YOU PRIOR, WE WOULD HAVE NEVER APPLIED)

AND LASTLY, DIDNT YOU GET BUILT ON SACRED IWI---DID YOU NOT DISRUPT THE HAWAIIAN RESTING GROUNDS OF BURIED ANCESTORS

SOMEDAY YOU GET BACHI FOR THIS

by Insult
Monday Apr 5th, 2010 7:45 PM
I’m posting this in regards to the new 'No Large Bag, Purse, or Back Pack' policy at Sam’s Club on Keaumoku. Effective March 15, no over size large bag, purse or back-pack will be allowed (no specific dimensions but left to the discretion of the “Card” checkers at the entrance). All bags must be left on a metal shelf rack at the entrance with no security. And posted on the shelf rack was a notice that Sam’s Club will not be held responsible for any lost or theft of items left on these shelves.

I was told by the manager that this new store policy was to discourage shoplifting by members (who paid an annual membership fee to shop there). I explained to him I found the new policy prejudicial, discriminatory and having a double standard. First of all I found it offensive and prejudicial that Sam’s Club would allegedly claim that all club members with a large bag, purse or back-pack are thieves. Secondly, I found it discriminatory when the manager told me that I could easily take my medium size sling pack and my shopping bag from Wal-Mart and place it in the trunk of my car. I explained to him I don’t have a car and commute by city bus and have been shopping here two to three times a week since it first open. I proceeded to open and show him the content of my bag which included a small waist bag which held my passport, wallet and check-book, extra pull-ups for my 3 year old sitting in my cart, and 4 recycle black Safeway cloth bags (since no shopping bags are provided by Sam’s). He explained that Sam’s Club is prohibited from searching any of their members bag, purses or back-pack. I countered with “So what you’re saying is that if you walk, bike or commute by bus do not shop at Sam’s, unless you have a car to store your large bag, purse, back-pack or shopping bag.” And thirdly, I pointed out to the manager a young Asian women standing at the photo kiosk with her tote bag at her feet, and told him there is a double standard here. The Asian woman’s tote bag was bigger than my sling pack, but she was allowed to enter, and he replied that her bag was a purse and I said that is not a purse it’s a tote bag.

This store manager was very concerned about theft, but no less than I was when I’m forced to leave my sling pack and shopping bag at an unsecured shelf at the entrance to Sam’s. My question is how many bulk items can I fit in my sling pack? If Sam’s Club is losing millions of dollars annually don’t blame large bags, purses or back-packs . . . I say it’ sound like an in-side job! And if you are asking your Club members to comply with this new policy have the common decency of providing a secure location with some form of security.
by Sandra Kueffer
Tuesday May 18th, 2010 4:07 PM
I have been shopping at WalMart for years, unfortunately, and I have almost made the decision to stop doing so. My choice is based on the fact that your employees are paid barely above minimum wage and do not even get paid for some of the work that they do. When I am in a WalMart and can,t locate something I need, the standard responce from the employees is "I don't know." or"That's not my area". My favorite responce, however, is"It's over there somewhere". Considering the way that they are treated, can you blame them? I wouldn't break my back for that company, either. My own mother, when she was treated very rudely by a manager, was told,"That's o.k. Don't come back. We get plenty of business!" We shall see about that!
I'm glad you feel like that about Sam's club I also work for them more than 20yrs. I too would get mad when I would hear poeple complainning about the company. I put alot of hard work and work myself up the latter. I was the most happest women and felt very luckey working for Sam's Club. Yes threw the yrs working their I got treated bad by Supervior and manager. But I would work harder to keep my job. If anythink happen and my asst Manager from my department wanted to say somethink about me and called me to the office to get after me. I would go home and cry alot because I knew that I worked hard and did the best I could for the club. That the way it went for me times were good and times were bad but God help me keep my job. I was told times that if didn't like somethink that the door was there and not to let it hit me when i left. I never did at the time my children were small and i need the job. One day on my 23yrs of service with the company I was called that they would be having a meeting and to be ther Sunday morning. I felt in my heart that they were going to lay-me off. I went up stair and ask my manager want I did worng and he said nothing. We are having a meeting just be here. On Sunday morning they had long table and tissue and water on the tables. There we were told we no longer had a job. They were laying off 11,200 associates. I under stand that the company did that to save money. But it nearly killed me because to me I put all my life in them and in one minute i lost all my benefit including my life insurance and medical. I did get happy because they give us a flyer having job openings. I saw right way a job opeing that I knew I could do. That was check out supervisior and it was a level 6 like i was. When I tried to apply for that position I was told by my manager that he would not interview me for that position. Because they had already promise it to another new employee that was training for it. I told him but I have 23yrs if expernce working for this company. I too have train for that position too. He said but that was long time ago. I told him I don't forget it . I told him I have work in my department here. Why can't i stay and apply for that position. So I called the man that hire then my manager and he told him to interview me. They did and said i didn't interview good. So a young girl that didn't have a 1yr and maybe half got the position. I was offerd a partime position and cut my wage. I felt terrible that they did that to me . I understand the girl was alot younger then me and I'm 60yrs old but I had lots of more experince then her and brought alot of money to the company when I did the out sale for the company. I still love Sam's Club alot and when I go I feel I'm home their. I spend alot of years thier. I still cry because i no longer there. I did take the lay-off at the time because I was os hurt not at Sam' Club but at may manger that didn't care about me. Hew didn't care how much hard work i put in to the company. Yes I did get paid but I also loved Mr. Sam Walton and I have big picture of him that I got when I made it for the assoicate of the Year. I wish he would still be alive I got to meet him and shank his hands alot of time when he would come to the club. He always made us feel that the club belongs to all of us and to take care of it. To help it grow and it would help us live better because we were helping each orther. It did because orther manager we had were very carrying manager. I know If the manager we had before this one we had. He would of not let me go because he knew how hard I work for the company. So how I feel now feel hurt and I'm sure you would feel the same if it happen to you what happen to me.