posted on Jan, 16 2013 @ 01:20 PM
I was thinking of making an individual reply to each post, but all I can do is shake my head. So I will simply make a mass reply and let this die
because no matter what no one cares that this will save a few American jobs. With the economy the way it is every job saved and created helps. To make
it clear again I never said Walmart was a great place. I used to work there, I know they could treat people better, could pay better, do this or that
to make things better, but so could and do many other businesses across the nation. The facts are all businesses are out to make max profit and more
often than not save in areas they could give to employees.
That said let's talk about how everyone complains about Walmart and China. Everyone here is replying on an electronic device of some sort. The
likelihood it was made by Foxconn in China is pretty high; I gave a link a page back on all the companies who use Foxconn. If not the device you are
replying from at least one of the products you own (though I would wager more) were produced by Foxconn.
Since I brought that up let's talk automobiles. I know for a fact one of mine was built in Japan, the American truck my wife drives might have been
assembled in America but you can bet it was built in Mexico, Canada, and China/Japan, and the beat up car that sits in our driveway could have been
built in Japan or all the parts made there and assembled in the U.S. I never bothered to look into it. The point is you cannot find a automobile that
is made and assembled in the U.S. they no longer exist. People can blame Walmart for all the bad with the economy in the U.S. but the really blame
lies with each of us for wanting cheaper and many more wanting to be paid outstanding wages.
I work factory now, I have gone a few years now with companywide wage freeze. People at work complain about it and to be honest it does suck
considering that insurance and cost of living continues to rise. But in this economy I am happy to have a job. I can put food on the table for my wife
and son. I used to work for Rubbermaid. I left them a year before they started mass layoffs due to people not wanting to spend the extra dollars on
stuff they could get by another company that makes their stuff in China. Many stores dropped Rubbermaid completely or started selling less of their
product. Even Rubbermaid was making some stuff in China, I seen the boxes for myself.
The point is no one is innocent in this; everyone played their part, not just Walmart. I see it as a good thing that Walmart is at least saving a few
jobs even if no one else does. Continue to hate Walmart that is fine, but remember that they are doing something a lot of places are not doing right
now. They are creating and saving jobs in the U.S. not many places can say that. I could go on to point out other companies that are bringing in
migrant help but it would fall on deaf ears it seems. I know of a few places that are hiring around here, some might be in direct response to this
ordeal. Even the place I work now is hiring, not because of this but because they are looking to grow the company.
Despite Walmarts ills this is a positive thing.