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10,000 hopefuls keep eyes open for [400] Wal-Mart jobs

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posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 04:24 PM
I will never work for the man again as long as I live. Having another man pay your wages sucks. I benefit from my labor and ideas. Not somebody else.

America is going to have a huge price to pay for prostituting itself to Wal Mart/China.

[edit on 1-13-2008 by groingrinder]

posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 04:37 PM
I feel sorry for anyone that has to work for Wallie World.

My mother worked for Walmart at the age of 65.

She was working in cosmetics and was headed to the back for a break. She slipped on some water on the floor and shattered her wrist, requiring surgery with plates and screws to fix.

Walmart denied her workman's comp claim because she "was not in her department" at the time of the accident. She was told if she wanted to appeal she would be fired.

I tried and tried to get her to hire a lawyer, but she was too afraid she would lose her job.

I refuse to shop at Walmart unless I absolutely have no choice.

posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 04:44 PM
reply to post by RickinVa

I have been boycotting Wal Mart for years now. I despise that # hole. And all the people who go there to shop.. its like the city magnet for the nastiest trash that society has to offer.

I prefer Target or other grocers .. I will pay the higher price so I don't have to sicked by the sight and smell of some people.

Call me snobbish all you want, but thats the way I see it.

As for anyone who thinks it takes some kind of special skill to work at a wal mart..................................


posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 06:53 PM
The condescending jerks are by far the worst type of customer.

Yeah, it sucks when I'm helping a customer who can't grasp the concept of bathing, but as soon as they're gone, so is the smell and life goes on. Somehow, I have yet to meet such a person who was also a jerk. Maybe it's because to make any kind of friends at all, they had to learn at some point in their life how to act towards other people.

The rich, arrogant jerks on the other hand tend to ruin the moods of everyone around them. They're usually the ones who've read up about the product they're looking for and have somehow come out with a complete misunderstanding of it, and then they like to try and make us all feel dumb. It's always a treat the next day when the spoiled, middle-aged men come in with their tail between their legs saying "Well, it's not quite what I expected from it... Can I get my money back?"

I think that's why, despite my complaints, I'd rather work at Wal-Mart than wherever it is the people who think they're better than everyone else go... Target, from the looks of things.

Make no mistake, the "gross" people get funny looks, but the snobs in "high society" are the ones who are really at the bottom of it. Ironic, I know!

posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 08:13 PM

Originally posted by LightinDarkness
reply to post by indierockalien

I am also unsure of why everyone thinks a college degree guarantees them a job. So many people have degrees that it is becoming like a high school diploma. A college degree means nothing, and soon neither will a graduate degree. If you want to get a job, get a college degree in something where there is a _demand_ - and that is NOT english, philosophy, theatre, etc.

[edit on 11-1-2008 by LightinDarkness]

I have to second the College degree thing. I have no college and make on average $200k a year (granted I work two full time jobs). My secret? First, believe in yourself. No I mean, SERIOUSLY Believe in yourself. Believe that you can have anything you want and do anything you want while having it.

Turn your obsession into a skill that you can turn into great value for someone who will pay for it. Be that one thing everyone in your field requires. Believe you are this thing, and act like it. Keep looking for the opportunities that you can flip into success.

Make other people successful. Specifically those with power or position you want a piece of. Show them that you can make them highly successful as long as they have your attention. Let them know (Again, don't do it with words) how valuable and sought after you are.

Lastly, start your own business and apply everything you know. Get Employees quickly, do not try to do it yourself. It's even better if you have a few partners who can benefit from having employees as well. This way, you have a few people conspiring to make money from a lot of people. Ultimately it is a numbers game, if you opt not to have employees then you have to sell a product at a cheap price to many people.

Anyway, back to the point. Belief in a college degree is like a belief in a false god.

posted on Jan, 13 2008 @ 11:31 PM

Walmart denied her workman's comp claim because she "was not in her department" at the time of the accident. She was told if she wanted to appeal she would be fired.

I honestly do not know whether I canbelieve such a story. The most serious accident I ever saw at work was a man close to your mothers age fall from a ladder in the freezer and land on his head. He survived. Did crack his skull and had to be hospitalized. It was all covered by the company.

And his time off was also paid, at an avergae rate of course.

I am not necessarily calling you a liar, but it just does not seem typical to me.

In any case, all the horrors our typical anti-socialist characters enjoy to describe of socialism (of course from people having never lived in a socialist state that was NOT being economically crippled by the most powerful capitalists on Earth that have ever existed in recorded history) seem to forget where they got those ideas from.

they come from the everyday true stories of our capitalist system that exist today. when the soviet Union was finally destroyed, Eastern Europe and Central Asian economies suffered horrible effects afterwards, and they still suffer them to this day.

If I won ten million dollars today, I would gladly give away 7 million of it to my immediate local community, because I know where every single penny of it can go to make this city a better place for those who will benefit from it.

I work at Wal-Mart so what? You know what I do every Christmas? I buy ten packs of socks and t shirts @ Wal-Mart and I stuff them in a backback. Get on my bike, ride to the underpass by my house and hand them out to the few homeless people that consistantly beg on the side of the road.

What if ten thousand of the $30,000+ citizens donated at least 30$ out of every paycheck to a community charity organization? If that were half a million dollars in a single month, it could very well go a long way to significantly reducing the amount of citizens in extreme poverty in every city (dont act like you dont have any in your city, because there are some in every city).

I know as a low-wage worker who gives at least $30 a paycheck to other people whether they need it or not, than someone who makes close to three times what I make (still considered low in most of America by the way) who gives away at least $30 a paycheck to people who dont need all the time can find maybe $10 to give away to someone that does?

Start in your community where you can know it is doing good, not abroad where you may never even know whether it was utilized appropriately or merely stolen.

I love Wal-Mart because it is a great social center for the community. If associates like me ccan continue to influence its future, than we could even see it, and other such companies creating new designs to further accent the community.

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