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Walmart Black Friday Nationwide Walkout

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posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 05:10 AM

Originally posted by SonicInfinity

Originally posted by litterbaux
People don't walk off the job without another job.

There aren't enough jobs available to take all the walmart employee's.

I know for a fact that if every single Walmart employee walked out on Black Friday and got fired, they would fill every single position by the following Monday. That is just how bad unemployment is in the US right now.

I reckon the 1 day action would cost Wallymart many thousands in lost takings and potential recruitment costs.

And if the employees do get fired, do you imagine they will sit on their arses and watch while Wallymart gives their jobs to other people? The strikers will have nothing to lose at that point, except their patience and tempers.
I think they would have major public support too IMO, seeing as corporations are not quite the flavour of the month right now.

These people aren't being unreasonable, all they ask is fair pay and fair treatment. They are not troublemakers, they are decent hard-working people who are paid chump-change by their tight-arsed billionare employer.

Just pay them a decent living wage Wallymart you miserable Scrooge.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 05:30 AM

Originally posted by badgerprints

Originally posted by Hefficide

Does this mean I won't have to stand in line for 12 hours to get one of the cheap computers they'll be advertising but will run out of 28 seconds into the plastic being ripped off of the pallet?

If so then I fully support it.


I doubt it.
It will be a thin line of defensive picketers facing waves of marauding shoppers.

It would be like the Spartans.
Instead of the three hundred it would be the three dozen.
They hold off the initial assault at the grocery entrance with a cart barricade and wet floor sign. The pharmacy entrance is impassable as they have built a wall with kitty litter barrels, christmas trees and an entire "as seen on tv" display. things are fine for awhile until a disgruntled cart boy leads the shoppers in through the quick lube entrance.

.. . only to find there's no-one on the tills to take your money. It's easier, quicker, and less stressful for busy shoppers to just pop to a different store.

Walmart isn't the only store in the world, people will simply just go to another. I would.

The public won't miss one day at Wallymart - but Wallymart will certainly miss those tills ringing, even if it is only for a day.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 05:34 AM
reply to post by MystikMushroom

I'll support this and a boycott of any store open on thanksgiving that isn't absolutely essential.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 06:15 AM
It's another one of those memes that rhyme with the robber baron days last time.

But, as I said once before on this forum, it would have been better to try this BEFORE
they had self-checkouts in the stores.
You already have customers at a lot of places who are willing to do your job for free as a "convenience".
Home Depot as a few examples.

People have forgotton what unions did for raises wages and better working conditions for
everybody. The government politicians on behalf of their corporate donations has succeeded in making unions a dirty word in this country.
The steward positions filled by people who can be bought off.

They won't get the support they once might have.
Too many illegal immigrants waiting to take the job.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 06:22 AM
Ah, black friday. The day where people get to act like feral animals, trample employees, and fight eachother over some stupid electronics, to feed the materialistic hunger of their spawn.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 06:44 AM

Originally posted by r2d246
If you're born and raised in American you're raised to actually believe that you have a sense of entitlement, priviledge, status, that even when someone gives you a "real job", people complain about it.

There's only millions of other people around the world who would kill, literally kill for the opportunity to have that wal mart job, regardless of wage, hours, work load etc etc. Yet all they can do is complain about it. The only thing that actually makes sense is just how brainwashed people actually grow up. So it's really not all there fault. But still....

Most other industrialized and "modernized" countries are WAAAAAAAAY more of an "entitlement" offering and "entitlement" attitude type of society than America.

You must be thinking of countries like CHINA where people work as pure SLAVES in SWEAT SHOPS when you think of America being some major "entitlement" society as that is about the only country having less of a "socialized" attitude than America.

America is STILL a Right wing mentality THROUGH AND THROUGH and the RADICAL EXTREMIST Right wing and the Conservatives will not rest until all American workers are working in SLAVE CONDITIONS such as CHINA. That is a Conservative/Right wingers wet dream for America...

BUT... no surprise here from the handful of RADICAL Right wing/Conservative 1%'er EXTREMISTS here with their 1%'er mentality who HATE workers rights, HATE decent health-care, HATE decent wages, HATE decent hours, HATE decent work conditions, and HATE paying workers for ALL hours actually worked.

No surprise from the EXTREMIST, RADICAL, working class hating Conservatives and Right wing of America who think that treating workers FAIRLY is "Communism" and "socialism". Such mentality is beyond PATHETIC and DISGRACEFUL to say the very least. And its completely UN-AMERICAN!!!

BUT...its a GOOD thing that most of America DISAGREES with the NONSENSE coming out of the Right and the Conservatives. Not to mention that even CONSERVATIVE ECONOMISTS, and COMMENTATORS are waking up and realizing that they are WRONG AS WELL!!!!
OHHH THATS gotta be HURTING 'em!! And that is why the Right LOST BADLY this election. And OHHHH BOY, this election has HURT 'EM big time leaving them all fighting and at each others throats!!!

America VOTED and said HELL NO to the nonsense ideology from the 1%'er Right who wants to give every advantage as well as MANY FREE THINGS to only the super-wealthy at the expense of the rest of us who are BURDENED greatly in these times.

FORWARD instead of BACKWARDS for the American middle-class and American working-class!! Well done voters of America... FORWARD!!!!!

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posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 06:45 AM
They better leave after i buy my ps3 for 199.99!!!!!!!!!!!!!

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 06:47 AM

Originally posted by badgerprints
I love it when somebody takes a job and then demands more than they agreed to work for.
If its not worth doing then don't take that job.
Wal mart gets away with paying low wages because people agree to work for them.

I usually only buy toilet paper from Walmart because that's what most of their products are good for but I'd consider spending more on Black Friday just to push a full cart through a picket line.
I've got no respect for the gang mentality.
Talk is cheap.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 07:32 AM
Why is it so important for people to shop on Thanksgiving? Shouldn't we all be at home enjoying our families and feeling blessed to be together?

I worked in retail for MANY years and it's hard to have to work on Thanksgiving, having to leave the dinner table to go open your store for the customers who want to raid it and get the best deal. And there's a mob mentality, too, with shoppers grabbing items and arguing over who got it first. It's a nightmare. I always dreaded this day and would go home exhausted and unhappy. When I realized how unhappy I was every year I finally quit the retail industry.

We have come to reserve Thanksgiving and Christmas with how much stuff we can buy. It's really sad.

Let the workers strike. I know it's about workers rights and I would only hope maybe they can send a message of not having to work a major holiday. I won't be anywhere near Walmart, shopping malls or strip centers for Thanksgiving.
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posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 07:38 AM
reply to post by MystikMushroom


I know Walmart is a big business, but walking out doesn't help no one.

Just ask the 18000 losing their Jobs at Hostess, right before Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 07:59 AM

Originally posted by sonnny1
reply to post by MystikMushroom


I know Walmart is a big business, but walking out doesn't help no one.

Just ask the 18000 losing their Jobs at Hostess, right before Thanksgiving, and Christmas.

it is indeed the only way to try and change things for the better, either that or except your fate as a peasant.

anyone willing to give up a job for better treatment, is cool in my book, as obviously something is not right in wallyville.

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 08:44 AM
They would need every worker to take part or it will fail. All of them better be ready to look for a new job, walmart will do everything in its power to keep its workers uniting together (like a Union).

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 08:49 AM
reply to post by MystikMushroom

I am curious. How many people does Wal-Mart employ? How many are employed at or in excess of federal poverty guidelines? How many workers employed below these guidelines does Wal-Mart employ? How much money is being lost at the state level due to state government subsidizing these lower paid workers with food stamps and medical bills?

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 08:50 AM
reply to post by MystikMushroom

WALK OUT.. people need jobs here.. apparently you do not... I will walk past you if I need something. Not that I go to Black Friday sales.. Don't expect to get unemployment.. You need to be glad you still have a job.. Not many of us even get full time anymore or raises or anyone to fill in if some one else quits.. stop bitching..

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 08:52 AM
reply to post by LittleBlackEagle

What they thought they could get more money if they walked out... Stupid is as Stupid does....

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 08:53 AM
reply to post by doobydoll

Where they gona get the money.. China... Obama.. THINK... !!!!

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 08:56 AM
reply to post by LittleBlackEagle

Companies are in business to make money, NOT TO EMPLOYEE YOU.. that is just a plus.. if they are making a profit..NO one starts a business and says I think I will open up something so all these poor people can eat or live in a nice house. NO.. not the reason.. only a plus..

posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 08:59 AM
reply to post by MystikMushroom

I HATE workers that don't want to honor the agreement they were thrilled to get the day they were hired. They applied for a job, interviewed for a job, and accepted the job when it was offered, for the pay that was offered, and the requirements that were outlined, but then at some point down the road they think they deserve more?

If you don't like working at Walmart, then stop working there! Sure, the pay is low, the hours are crappy, you are on your feet the whole shift, but that is exactly what you agreed upon when accepting the position.

Try being a CNA for a day or two. Same crappy hours, same crappy pay, but instead of standing behind a cash register, you are cleaning up adult diapers and getting spit on and cursed at, and you have to spend money out of your own pocket for the training and licensing for the privilege of taking the menial, abusive job! Why don't CNA's and LPN's walk out of their crappy jobs and leave all the old folks without care?

Are conditions at Walmart worse than Diamond mines in Africa? Coal mines? 19th century sewing factories? Do these lazy-ass people even know what bad working conditions are? Have they ever seen bad working conditions? I HIGHLY doubt it!

Get up at 5 a.m. on a brisk -10 degree morning to go pressure wash cars at a car lot for $7 per hour, while chipping the ice off your face mask and gloves and going home with blisters in your boots, and wind burn around your eyes, and lips that are cracked and bleeding from the cold dry air. And even that isn't bad working conditions, it is exactly what the job was expected to be, for the pay that I agreed to, and I was happy to have!

Screw these people, I hope they get fired on the spot.
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posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 09:01 AM
I think employees at every store opening on Thanksgiving should strike. Not for better pay, but the encroachment on a traditional holiday where almost all non essential businesses were closed. One of the few days where almost all Americans could spend time at home with their family.

I will not be shopping at any store opening on Thanksgiving.
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posted on Nov, 16 2012 @ 09:18 AM
Really, I would rather go shopping than spend Thanksgiving with the family. They will sit around bitching about this and that, bad mouthing anyone not there and the Neanderthals will watch football. Thanksgiving doesn't mean what it used to. There are no more Norman Rockwell Thanksgivings over the river and through the woods to Grandfather's house.

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