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Forum Post: If I was WALL MART, I would fire the walkout workers on Black Friday

Posted 1 year ago on Nov. 16, 2012, 1:13 p.m. EST by NOAMISRICH (28)
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I don't have the patience for workers who trash the company. Let the idiots walk out, we have 100 eager workers in line.

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[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20444) 1 year ago

6 members of the Walton family of Walmart have as much wealth as the bottom 30% of all Americans while many Walmart employees are paid such low wages that they qualify for food stamps.

I don't have the patience for that kind of greed. Let the workers walk out and show the Waltons that their profits are earned on the workers' backs and that they need to start sharing them.

[-] 1 points by zacherystaylor (243) 1 year ago

I think they reported that 80% of the workers at Wall-Mart are on food stamps due to incredibly low wages and prices that aren't as low as they pretend they are especially since they've cut manufacturing expenses to the bone and their merchandise is crap.

FWIW Me thinks "Noam is rich" is picking a fight with this string; it's just to easy to debunk.

[-] 2 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

noamisrich is just like his username a confrontation looking for a place to happen. He(?) is an attacker of the forum and an attacker of people trying to make positive change in society/world.

[-] 2 points by zacherystaylor (243) 1 year ago

He's already gotten more attention from me than he deserves and probably more than he will get again.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I hear ya. One of the hard things to do is to ignore rampant BS without stopping in to slap it down. I do believe that it needs to be slapped down - just not allowed to be a distraction from good posts.

[-] 1 points by beautifulworld (20444) 1 year ago

Good points. And, sadly, Walmart is just one example. American workers need to start standing up to their exploitation in order to make long term gains. Short term suffering can lead to long term gains and it just has to be done.

[-] 1 points by zacherystaylor (243) 1 year ago

No just workers but consumers as well. This is how they operate divide and steal. They hire people to take the complaints about their crappy merchandise and they stay out of reach while the people that do the work get little pay and the consumers get crappy merchandise.

It's hard to complain without getting mad at the person you have to deal with but it helps to say "nothing against you personally it's the thieves in the corporate office that should be put in jail; they also cut wages by outsourcing jobs so that they steal from you too," when returning crap and demanding accountability. Which is what I have begun doing.

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20444) 1 year ago

I hear you. These are very important points. Greed is evident every step of the way from the poverty level wages paid to workers around the world to produce the crap, to the American consumer, to the workers in the stores. Exploitation every step of the way. Doesn't have to be like this.

[-] 1 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

That is kinda what I said to the person that waited on me when I closed my account with a mega-monster bank. "Not Your Fault" you have to have a job to support your family - and you are not gonna have enough pull by yourself to change your employers practices - so I believe you will see more people like me - coming in to close their accounts - perhaps this will be the pull that changes your employers practices.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

I am hoping to see a very successful nation wide BF strike. It would be truly awesome to see the public boycott BF - but I do believe we have not seen enough people wake up yet to make that happen.

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

Tweeted : Send a message that you do not like today's business practices - boycott Black Friday. BTW - join a credit union - dmp the mega-monsters.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

I can neither ask soldiers to die, or people to lose their jobs, but I am grateful to those that take the risk...

[-] -3 points by NOAMISRICH (28) 1 year ago

let them walk out and go on unemployment LOL

[-] 2 points by beautifulworld (20444) 1 year ago

Oh, that's so funny. What American workers need to do is do just that. Stand up to these filthy greedy capitalists and see how much less profits they'll take when their profits are down to zero, nothing, nada, because the workers they are so used to exploiting simply say no.

[-] 2 points by Marquee (192) 1 year ago

Wal-Mart employees are treated like shit. They should all just quit and see how the Walltons fare when their empire comes crashing down around their ears.

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

some are treated well, and become wealthy, the Royals always need their Sheriffs

[-] 1 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago

I found this earlier tday. Interesting take; not what you usually think about when you hear Wal-Mart

http://washingtonexaminer.com/wal-mart-boss-sam-walton-funding-obama-big-time/article/2511391#.UKZ5lvMo7nE

Policy-wise, there’s plenty of reason for the Waltons to like Barack Obama:

1.Wal-Mart endorsed the employer mandate in ObamaCare, which gives Wal-Mart an advantage by crushing smaller competitors.

2.Wal-Mart has profited from Dodd-Frank, which fixes the price Wal-Mart has to pay banks for processing debit cards.

3.Wal-Mart has lobbied for and profits from higher minimum wage.

4.Wal-Mart is a top beneficiary of eminent domain takings, a government power protected by the types of judges Obama appoints.

5.Big Business generally benefits from Big Government.

[-] 3 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

number three is bullshit, you are a LIAR

http://www.reuters.com/article/2012/10/22/walmart-lawsuit-idUSL1E8LMCTE20121022

There is think tank real and actual real, we are here to bring down the curtain, run back to your cube and tell your masters you have failed to infiltrate.

oh and tell your buddies at the Heritage that they should update their shit I mean 2005?

http://www.heritage.org/research/reports/2005/10/wal-marts-perverse-strategy-on-the-minimum-wage

[+] -4 points by freakzilla (-161) from Detroit, MI 1 year ago

Easy there partner. I didn't write that, just found it. I know you liberals get all mad when you read stuff that goes against your world view, but that doesn't mean I'm here to "infiltrate". Trust me, nobody cares enough about you or this site to send people here to "infiltrate".

The most interesting one to me is 1. Any thoughts on that?

[-] 1 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

given the source I'd need reliable info to comment

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

Walmart has always been ahead of the game when it comes to cutting cost....and Cicero played a mean fiddle.

[-] 0 points by factsrfun (10721) from Phoenix, AZ 1 year ago

I hope this troll didn't waste too much of your time, good article though,

(I was just setting the ball on the tee so to speak)

[-] 0 points by ZenDog (20529) from South Burlington, VT 1 year ago

Hardly any time at all

[-] -2 points by NOAMISRICH (28) 1 year ago

yeah yeah.

[-] 0 points by thegreatsquare (16) 1 year ago

Wait... If they don't show up on Black Friday, you want to fire them so your Wal-Mart is short handed everyday of the holiday season.

That doesn't sound too smart.

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[-] 0 points by WiccanRevolutionary (63) from South Charleston, OH 1 year ago

The only idiots are those who let Wal-Mart get away with this greed. It appears to me that you are against workers rights.

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[-] 0 points by Saesneg (-166) from Linwood, NJ 1 year ago

Nah, I'd wait until the Thursday before Christmas.

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[-] 0 points by freewriterguy (882) 1 year ago

100 eager minimum wage workers? lol, those idiots you fire can just as easily get another minimum wage job elsewhere, there is some merit to a walmart walkout I think. Trying proceeds succeeding.

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[-] 0 points by Saesneg (-166) from Linwood, NJ 1 year ago

What Wal-Mart is is an American success story; it occurred because the Waltons were always willing to continuously reinvest all profit - they're going to use tech here to eliminate some proportionate number of employees.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (21783) 1 year ago

You mean Wal-Mart?

[-] 0 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

The guy is an idiot.

[-] 0 points by GirlFriday (21783) 1 year ago

Apparently.

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[-] -1 points by ivyquinn (167) 1 year ago

Horrible ethics towards your workers.

[-] -1 points by TrevorMnemonic (5827) 1 year ago

Fuck Wal-Mart

[-] -1 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

so seeking a better life is trashing the company? you sir are an idiot. good day sir. i say good day!

[-] 1 points by Shayneh (-482) 1 year ago

Tell everyone how working as a clerk, cashier, floor sweeper, shelf stocker, or any of the other menial tasks that people do there are "seeking a better life".

I would think - getting a college degere, becoming a tradesman, or some other job that requires "thinking" would be a job for a person "seeking a better life". Wouldn't you think?

[-] 1 points by freakyfriday (179) 1 year ago

Sadly, there are a lot of people in this world who don't have the mental capacity for a "thinking" job. If sweeping floors provides a paycheck and a sense of self accomplishment/independence, that, my friend IS A BETTER LIFE.

In a more robust economy, Wal Mart jobs are for students, retirees, and "special" people.

[-] 1 points by Shayneh (-482) 1 year ago

First off I thought we were talking about people living in America - isn't that what this protest is about.

Secondly, when a person has to sweep floors to provide a paycheck when that person has a college degree or a skill that provides a better way of living - that says a lot about the state of our present economy and the present administratio in charge.

[-] 0 points by quantumystic (1710) from Memphis, TN 1 year ago

no.

[-] -3 points by DKAtoday (33128) from Coon Rapids, MN 1 year ago

stinkle

[-] -3 points by NOAMISRICH (28) 1 year ago

complain complain complain!