I voted for "I really don't care much". Why? Simple, we don't have WalMart here. But from what I've heard/read, it's better that we didn't have one. Tell me I'm lucky
You are...so very very lucky!! Even here in Lincoln, Nebraska we have one of these evil little pimples of the world. In Nebraska! I told some one from Georgia where I lived and they thought Nebraska was somewhere up by Europe.
Walmart being cheaper:
Take my favorite candy Sour Patch Kids for example. They sell them for .97
everywhere else $1.99
Thats low prices. Especially for what its worth. A little bag of candy isn't worth $1.99
Now onto Walmart being more expensive:
This computer was bought at Best Buy for $349. It has 512MB RAM. 120GB HD. And a CD RW/DVD Drive in addition to a printer and monitor.
At Walmart, they have 80GB, ONLY a CD RW and no monitor/printer for $499
At Best Buy, the people working there are extremely rude.
At Walmart, the people working there are usually friendly.
At Walmart, CDs cost $13.99-$14.99
At Best Buy CDs cost between $8 and $13 on average.
We don't see people bitching about Best Buy.
Then there's Target, ShopKo, K-Mart, etc. They're everywhere too but nobody bitches about them.
Its just their size. Since they're so big, people like to bitch.
Just like Clear Channel Communications, Starbucks, Borders, etc. Small companies. Grew big. Once they grew big, people start bitching.
Now as for the people that work for Walmart, I can see why. But almost any store is going to have work related issues. We got a locally owned grocery store that gets union picketers.
PsychoMetroid 3:16 wrote:^ Last time I went to WalMart, they did about 3 or 4 commercials in Spanish. That kinda pissed me off for some reason.
SOME reason? Hearing announcements in another language angered you and you don't know why?!
Here's a good reason to hate them--UNION-BUSTING:
Wal-Mart set to shut doors on newly unionized Quebec store
By MARINA STRAUSS
RETAILING REPORTER, GLOBE AND MAIL
Thursday, February 10, 2005, Page B1
Wal-Mart Canada Corp. will close its first unionized store in Jonquière, Que., in the spring, saying it wasn’t able to reach a first contract that would allow the outlet to be profitable.
The closing is a setback for the United Food and Commercial Workers, which has been trying for more than two years to organize a union at a Wal-Mart and, just three weeks ago, was successful in winning certification at a second store in St-Hyacinthe, Que.
The union will file unfair labour practices charges with the Quebec Labour Relations Board because the closing is "clearly a violation of the workers' right to join a union," UFCW national director Michael Fraser said last night.
The world's largest retailer, Wal-Mart has been union-averse. [...]
The decision suggests that Wal-Mart is determined to return to its non-union status, said Richard Chaykowski, a professor at Queen's University's School of Policy Studies in Kingston, Ont. "It's pretty clear, in terms of labour relations, that Wal-Mart has been set back on its heels by the success of the unionization drives."
Wal-Mart is so vehemetly anti-union that they use their vast resources to kee the store that way. When they can't, they always close a store that becomes a union shop, ususally in a week. They would rather fold than pay their employees a livable wage or have a voice.
I worked @ Wal-Mart last summer, and, while most retail places don't want unions, Wal-Mart makes it a obsession to keep unions out.
Of all of the reasons to hate Wal-Mart, this one is it for me.
There's a tremendous disconnect in this country between people's spending habits and some far flung sweat shop. I know it's hard to worry about working conditions in Uzbekistan or whatever when minimum wage in this country has been stagnant at $5.15/hour since 1994 and people can't afford not to buy the cheap sh*t at Wal-Mart. But at the same time, people don't understand where sh*t comes from. Somebody upthread noted some guy in Georgia thought Nebraska was on the moon or something. That's the same thing. Complete, stupifying ignorance of the world around them. I'm not saying everyone needs to know where every goddamn state is but they should at least recognize one of them when they hear it. Pick up an atlas, for Christ's sake. They're only five bucks at Wal-Mart.
You read it! You can't unread it!
There's a tremendous disconnect in this country between people's spending habits and some far flung sweat shop. I know it's hard to worry about working conditions in Uzbekistan or whatever when minimum wage in this country has been stagnant at $5.15/hour since 1994 and people can't afford not to buy the cheap sh*t at Wal-Mart. But at the same time, people don't understand where sh*t comes from. Somebody upthread noted some guy in Georgia thought Nebraska was on the moon or something. That's the same thing. Complete, stupifying ignorance of the world around them.
Yes, i agree. I think people, especially here in America need to become more aware of things that are going on in the rest of the world, especially people who are of voting age and eligibility. America is currently one of the main powerhouses of the world and yet many citizens of this country are so ignorant, they don't even know one of thier own states! In a country as powerful as America, such a great public ignorance is very dangerous to the country and the rest of the world because of the influence they exert upon it. People that call themselves citizens need to be aware of the issues in the world, because blissful ignorance is really only ok for children. There is a reason that the voting age in America is 18.
butters489 wrote:Rednecks love the hell out of Walmart. Personally, I'd rather go to Target than hangout with a bunch of country bumpkins!
This proves my asserton that the South did get its revenge. But this is as close as a plantation as they're gonna get. For now.
please dont say that of i'll trow a granade to you and like walmart again.Cartman's Top Enemy wrote:You should watch WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price. It pretty much lays out why they've become the new Disney. Watch this bonus footage:
i hate walmart! they call themselfs low prices?,low quality too!
target and HEB are the thing!
the mexican stores soriana and chedraui minimalls are better,my mom has the movie but she stills goes to walmart somewhat frequently
advanceshipper wrote:please dont say that of i'll trow a granade to you and like walmart again.Cartman's Top Enemy wrote:You should watch WAL-MART: The High Cost of Low Price. It pretty much lays out why they've become the new Disney. Watch this bonus footage:
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