June 1st, 2012 06:08 PM
What do you think about Wal Mart? Annual shareholder's convention in town.
Biggest shindig ever this year IMO. Happening in my town this week....just like it does every year about this time. This year seems to have more power behind it. Just looking at things from the outside. Kinda wish I got tickets to the Aerosmith concert...........but a win on the lottery would be swell too!
I personally like Wally World. They still have plenty of ammo in stock!
June 1st, 2012 06:18 PM
ammo, and Wrangler ripstop cargo pants for work.
June 1st, 2012 07:49 PM
A minimum of 10 percent of the entire US trade deficit with China is due to Wal-Mart.
As of 2005 – seven years ago – Wal-Mart’s trade with China was responsible for the loss of nearly 200,000 American jobs. Probably a lot bigger number today.
The Wal-Mart effect: Its Chinese imports have displaced nearly 200,000 U.S. jobs | Economic Policy Institute
On top of that, Wal-Mart’s labor practices are among the most egregious of any American employer. Benefits are meager and generally not available to part-time workers, and the majority of Wal-Mart’s retail work force is part-time by deliberate management practice.
To steal a line from Gerald Ford, "if Sam Walton were alive today, he'd be turning over in his grave." I fully believe Walton would have found a way to establish a better balance in many aspects of how his company is run.
I buy my Mobil-1 oil at Wal-Mart, and my wife occasionally food shops there, but beyond that I avoid it as much as I can. I do better on ammo purchases buying by the case at local shows.
I’m a devout capitalist but I find it hard to hold Wal-Mart up as a shining example of anything we need to copy or have more of.
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June 1st, 2012 08:14 PM
Where else do you find the better example of free enterprise supporting so many Americans (world citizens now)!
I do not work for Walmart, by the way. I just shop there and live better!
June 1st, 2012 08:49 PM
I agree with BOTH Anglico and Gamsitty. Its sort of a glass half full half empty thing from my perspective.
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June 1st, 2012 09:46 PM
Good point! Darned if you do, and darned if you don't.
Originally Posted by Hopyard
At the end of the day, when all you have is a couple of bucks in your pocket and pay day is a long way off, whatta you going to do? Pay extra for the same item?
June 1st, 2012 10:19 PM
I hate Wal-Mart, and avoid it at all costs. As much as it upsets my wife, I will typically drive ten miles out of my way to avoid a Wal-Mart.
I have had good service at a Wal-Mart maybe 3 times. I did manage to find a good deal on a great TV there recently- but only because I was desperate.
Overall, they have cheap (not inexpensive- cheap) products, barely useful staff, and rude management. No thanks.
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June 1st, 2012 10:27 PM
The only thing I buy from Wal-Mart is 9mm ammo if my favored LGS doesn't have it. Other than that, I can get most other things at Target or Kroger. I will admit to going to Sam's Club for a few things.
They are also one of the biggest employers both where I go to school in WV, and where I live in PA, so they are a necessary evil at this point.
June 2nd, 2012 12:30 AM
I have no problem with wallmart. I rarely shop at one because there isn't one close to me. I think its funny how a lot of people claim to hate wallmart yet still buy stuff there. I'm pretty sure that anyting sold at walmart is available at other places. If ya don't like em go somewhere else and pay a little more.
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June 2nd, 2012 07:06 AM
wal mart is one of the greatest businesses to ever exist, to the naysayers, you're just jealous
June 2nd, 2012 07:26 AM
In three years, one month, and twenty days, ( but who's counting! LOL ) I get to retire from Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart won't pay that much to start ( and EVERYBODY starts out at more than minimum wage ), but if you stick around you can get into some much better jobs. Benefits are actually quite decent.
At the risk of sounding chauvanistic, Wal-Mart does fill an employment niche that few others do. We have many many older divorced women, largely untrained and unskilled, that were suddenly thrust into the job market. Wal-Mart will hire and train them. Most other companies won't.
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June 2nd, 2012 07:31 AM
It's seldom, but I do shop there, but I'm not a big fan. Granted, on the surface they have been very successful, but I think the success will come at a price somewhere down the road?
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June 2nd, 2012 07:47 AM
I hate Wal-Mart, because no matter which check-out line I pick, the register ends up being broken.
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June 2nd, 2012 07:49 AM
Walmart and Aerosmith... add a little BBQ and I'd be in heaven.
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June 2nd, 2012 08:42 AM
I too have a love hate relationship with Walmart. I love to shop there, and hate myself for it.
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