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originally posted by: AnuTyr
a reply to: generik
Must not be much profit in keeping these places open then if theres lots of abandoned stores nearby.
It makes sense why walmart is pulling the plug.
Well, time for those employees to find work elsewhere.
originally posted by: stellawayten
What if they are preparing them for triage places. Maybe they are aware of a full scale attack. Can someone pin the locations on a map so we can get a look at the distance from each other.
originally posted by: AnuTyr
originally posted by: DelMarvel
UPDATE: I was contacted by someone at UFCW, Making Change At Walmart. They point out that the Pico Rivera Walmart workers (that's the California Walmart that closed suddenly due to "plumbing issues") has been one of the core active OUR Walmart stores in the country. It is also the site of the first Walmart strikes, back in 2012.
And another tip-off as to what is really going on is that Walmart is saying all the laid off employees will have to REAPPLY if and when the stores reopen. In other words, one day you have a job, next day there are "plumbing problems" and you are basically fired. Good old Sam Walton American values and integrity.
Fire everyone and you're not in violation of the National Labor Relations Act. Then you have more flexibility in choosing who you are going to re-hire.
And, of course, all the articles about this rush to mention the whacked conspiracy theories such as the detention camps. Speculation about the possible union busting going on gets second billing if mentioned at all.
Once again, "conspiracy theorists" helping to make those who question the official narrative look like lunatics.
Wouldn`t it make more sense that this was done to make a little spending money for the Koch brothers? i don't understand what walmart and marshal law training have in common. But i understand laying off workers and closing a few stores for a couple months to keep some extra spending cash in walmart locations that arn't generating a profit. During the slump season, rich devious bastards like to lay off workers who are getting paid to much when cutting into profits. And others just simply close down their shops because they are not generating the numbers they want. So they can open up in different locations. Maybe the koch bros have their eyes set on a private island. Or need to save for an updated Jet since its 2015 and their 2014 model is going out of style.
Seems like the Koch brothersa are going for that new jet model then like i guessed.
Or maybe they need some extra dollars to update their secret headquarters underground in hopes of surviving the apocalypse.
But im betting on this being completely profit driven, as walmart has shown to have zero backbone in proper morality.
originally posted by: ZenTam
originally posted by: Answer
originally posted by: stellawayten
Here is a youtube video from inside the midland, tx walmart. Read the description. Said people have to sign in to get rx and huge wall to keep from seeing rest of the store.
I get my meds from Wal-Mart and there is never a sign-in process or a security officer standing in the pharmacy so that is all part of the shut-down.
The question is why? Why are they taking names of people who are trying to get to the pharmacy?
The plumbing excuse is 100% horseshyte.
They are making people sign in to make sure they actually belong there. What if you were some guy just wanting to go in and see whats going on not even having any prescriptions at said store.
originally posted by: SallieSunshine
Years ago I went to a cafeteria in the middle of the afternoon and they were closed -later on I learned the reason. Almost their entire workstaff was illegal aliens and they got busted by the Feds. Without their workstaff they were not able to remain open and serve food. They had to advertise, interview and hire a bunch of new employees, which takes time. This was a well-know cafeteria chain in the South.
Maybe this happened at Walmart?
a reply to: Black_Fox
IDK every walmart I have been in seems to have plumming problems. You can't use the bathroom in the two city ones I been too. I have kids, I know
originally posted by: bigfatfurrytexan
a reply to: KnightLight
Plumbing problems sounds dumb, too.
There could be any number of reasons Wal Mart doesn't give a real reason behind it. Maybe they were all built with a specific material, or with a specific design, that needs remediation? It would damage the brand to make suspect the safety of their stores.
originally posted by: AboveBoard
Are some of the stores in places where Wal-Mart is the only game in town? The only source of supply? If so, the people in the area may need help. Six months is a long time to go without access to basic supplies.
This is something that concerns me with the "We Stock Everything You Need" stores. I've joked that Wal-Mart needed to build housing on top of their stores so people didn't have to actually leave - they have eye docs, medical clinics, restaurant, food, banking, the majority of house supplies needed unless you need to replace a major appliance - yep, folks could just live there!
The problem is, after all the other stores have been turned into empty shells around them and they reign supreme, there is nothing to fall back on if the Wal-Mart closes. The mom and pop stores and "lesser" simple grocery stores, etc., are all gone. Where do people get food? Buy diapers and formula? Inexpensive clothes?
If closing down the stores has a huge humanitarian impact, is that not of concern to the towns involved and the state/country as a whole? Who steps in when people can't get food? It's not a natural disaster, so no Red Cross, no charity drives... ??? Perhaps I'm making a mountain out of a molehill, but its something that has always bothered me.
originally posted by: StoutBroux
Here's my problem with Walmart being involved with the JADE HELM 15 exercise.
Jade Helm Martial Law WW3 Prep Document 1
Over 1,200 service members will participate in JADE HELM 15 throughout Texas to include the training unit, operational support personnel, and opposing force personnel.
Anticipate minimal physical impact on given area due to the large area of operations.
Funding identified for this portion of the exercise will go straight into the economy in the way of supplies, food, fuel, lodging, and services for exercise participants.
Estimated economic impact of JADE HELM is approximately $150,000.00 into the local economy.
What does that mean? Each city gone through will receive funds? There are 16 locations in Texas alone. They would also have to pay Walmart for their time out of business. This thing appears it's going to cost many MILLIONS but it's nice to see they claim an insignificant figure about the cost.
originally posted by: Ceeker63
a reply to: Black_FoxI live in Tulsa, there are 3 Walmart supercenters in Tulsa. There are 4 Walmart Markets here in town. All the employees where given the opportunity to transfer to other stores. But it was curious that Walmart management from Bentonville only gave everyone a few hrs notice, that the store was closing. They told everyone it is a temporary closing. My question is why now and why so quick. I have seen Walmart's completely remodel and never shut down. If the plumbing problem is so bad they close the store. It would be cheaper to build a new building than tear up all that concrete to fix the store. Why was local management not told before hand?, is another question I have. The one that closed is on the North side of town. It is where a lot of low income people shop. Could profits be that bad?
originally posted by: Vasa Croe
originally posted by: ObjectZero
If they wanted to cut jobs why say it's about the plumbing? Just say they're cutting back. Sure no one like cut back but you don't have people looking at you when you say that. If it's plumbing it normally comes with a reason. A main blew, toilets are bad, or we just didn't like the color of the toilet seat.
They have gone ahead and told people they don't have a job anymore last minute and shut down or cut back on a store be for why not this time as well. Why would the people working there not know about a plumbing problem so bad that it needs to store to be shut down for that long? You would think they would all know about the plumbing problem since it would most likely be a normal thing to complain about while at work.
My guess, as to why they would blame plumbing instead of cutting jobs, is that cutting jobs would look bad on their stock holdings...making it seem as if they were doing it because they were losing money. Closing up due to plumbing issues would not be a big deal for this, unfortunately it has now hit some major media and is being broadcast around....probably something they did not expect.
It's against federal law to fire employees for lobbying for a union. So they shut down entire stores for months for "plumbing problems" putting everyone out of work and when they re-open the "sheeple" will presumably be more docile. They don't care, they have 4,000 stores.
The real conspiracy here is how the largest employer in the country treats its employees.
Instead, people are talking Alex Jones nonsense about FEMA detention camps and military exercises.
originally posted by: Ektar
I don't think they will be using the stores as FEMA camps
because those camps already exist. Maybe they will use
them for hospitals during the drills or like someone else
pointed out using them for acts of when TSHF & people
rushing in to take everything they need to survive &
its chaos. ???
I wonder if any of the supposed FEMA camps are located
near any of the stores that are closing?
No way on the plumbing...
a reply to: DelMarvel
In addition to the Pico Rivera, CA store protests I just found this below. This is the same Walmart in Tulsa that was just closed for "plumbing problems." It's hard slogging but I'm betting there are similar stories connected with all the Walmarts that were just closed. I do know the Tampa area (re: the Brandon Walmart) had/has Walmart employee activism going on.