Your thoughts about Wal-mart

by desbah 64 Replies latest jw friends

  • kwintestal

    Must ...... Fight ...... Walmart! ........ Too ...... Big ...... Can't ...... Stop ....... It .........

    I personally think that Walmart and other big box type stores are having a detrimental effect on our society, increasing crime and encouraging poverty (different causes for each of course).

    Walmart increases crime, as shopplifting is now victimless. You aren't stealing from your neighbour (mom and pop stores), you're stealing from millions of stock holders who will never miss that 1/100000000000000000000000000th of a cent each, and from a store who prices items by asking ... "What is the absolute most I can charge for this poorly and cheaply made item?"

    Walmart encourages poverty by their employment practices. 'Nough said.


  • foreword
    did you see the CBC documentary on the union vote out west

    No I didn't see it, but I can just imagine. I did see an interview with one of WalMart's top about wolves in sheep's clothing. Talking about how they give back to the communities, blah, blah, blah...

    I could never take working for one of these outfits...probably one of the most depressing thing one could go through. "Lowest wages always", not mentioning the stupid looking little outfits they make you wear to work... everything to break your spirit and make you feel like a worthless slave. I feel for those who because of circumstances are forced to work for them.

    I'm always amazed at how many people continue to shop there although it is pretty obvious the damage these stores are doing to local economies, not mentioning replacing decent paying jobs at local stores with low wage ones (most part time so they avoid paying decent benefits).

    If these people had their wishes, we'd all live in box houses with no windows.

  • acadian
    I try my absolute best never to shop there. But about once a year I find myself stuck going there.....always fun watching the red necked, inbred, trailer trash, obese pigs, bitch at the clerk because the NASCAR T-shirt they wanted to buy only comes in 4XL as the largest size instead of the 5XL they need and proceed to checkout with 12 cases of soda and sure....they need "sports" drinks because their fat asses think that the walk from the pickup truck to the front door is a marathon event.

    I could have said it better evilforce. LOL


  • acadian

    The Wal-Mart You Don't Know

    The giant retailer's low prices often come with a high cost. Wal-Mart's relentless pressure can crush the companies it does business with and force them to send jobs overseas. Are we shopping our way straight to the unemployment line?

    That's one of the reason I don't shop their. And other's too


  • Sweetp0985

    I love Walmart. My only thing is that whenever I go there for one thing, I always end up with a basketful of stuff.

    And now we have the cute little Grocery store only Wal-marts...I think they're called like Marketplace or something. But I've seen quite a few stores close down because of Wal-Mart too. Albertson's here tried the name change thing and cheaper prices, but they're still holding in there. Winn Dixie on the other hand....they're closing quite a few here in La. I wonder if that's due to Wal-Mart. I'm willing to bet it does.

  • TadSexington

    AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAARGH! I know what you all mean.A friend and I were just talking about this the other day. Being a rather cheap male in my early 20's with a low paying job, I can't help but love their low prices. But their policies, towards women, and their employees in general (ie: the low pay, shitty promotions (apparantly very few for women) and their use of medicare as company health care) keep me from spending too much money there....

    The stuff about them running other businesses out of town arent all hype either. where i live there are 3 super wal-marts within 12 miles of eachother... 3!!! Is it because the rusted out pickups of their mostly hillbilly clientele can't go for more than 5 miles at a time? Back to my point.... Here In eastern Ia/ western il we had a semi local grocery store called eagle counrty foods. They had one main competetor, which was hy-vee. All was well in the land as the two battled it out. lower prices and longer store hours were enjoyed by all. Then came the super wal mart, because they werent making enough money without selling groceries. Things were still okay. eagles had to raise their prices a bit, because they couldnt compete with wal mart and hy vee, becase eagles had union workers. Then comes the second super wal mart, on the illinois side, because, if davenport gets a super wal mart, then, goddamnit, moline deserves one two. Now things arent looking so good for eagles. They had to close a few stores, and the ones that were still open weren't open 24 hours anymore, but things were okay. Then comes the third super wal mart. This wal mart was six miles away from the first. and In the same town, i might add... I still haven't heard a good reason for this one being buit (and no, "The west side of town needs a wal mart too," doesn't count) This is when it all crapped out. Hyvee had to raise prices again, and eagle's which had been around for about a hundred years or so, if i remember, had to close its doors, permanatly. Assloads of people go without jobs, numerous families have to go without grocery stores in thier neighborhoods, and now have to go and bow at the altar of sam, for their necessities... I just hate it.... don't get me started on starbucks... for I love frappucinos, but they do the same thing as well..... CORPORATIONS ARE THE DEVIL!!!


  • CoonDawg

    When I walk through the doors, I hear the Evil Empire song that always plays when Darth Vader makes an entrance. You know the have it in your head right now. I still do business with them, pretty much because when I'm on the road, it's the only place to park a 70+ foot long rig to go grab groceries, but other than that, I try to avoid them. I've seen too many small business owners get pushed out on their account. I've also delivered freight to their DC's. Those guys are pricks.


  • ignored_one

    Me and my friends shopped in Walmart a couple of times while we were on holiday in Orlando last year. I can see where ASDA gets it's lack of style from.

    Plus their automated till was rude to us.

    We prefered shopping in the smaller Publix that was down the round. If only because the name made us snigger like silly schoolchildren.

    Ignored One.

  • Mulan

    I don't buy groceries at Wal-Mart but I like it. Great cheap Christmas stuff, and clothes that fit me!!!!!!

    The one in Panama City, Florida is awesome. Good groceries. Joy and I shopped there a lot.

  • mrs rocky2
    mrs rocky2

    I guess I'll have to speak about the other Washington, Eastern Washington. Wal-Mart has arrived in Spokane - one Super Store, and two regular Wal Marts. There are Super WMs in Colville, Moses Lake, Ephrata, Omak, Yakima, Kennewick. There are also regular Wal Marts in Richland, Pasco, Wenatchee and Walla Walla. Students attending Washington State University in Pullman have only to drive a short 7 miles to Moscow, ID to find a WM in that area.

    WM has had a visible economic effect on the small businesses in the towns close to these cities. WM is a blessing and a bane - anyone on a limited income (or just trying to stretch their dollars) is drawn to their low prices. But as many here have voiced, they have less than honorable business practices. I am glad that the closest WM is just far enough away (about 40 miles) that I am not tempted to run there for every little thing, although I am guilty of being a patron. Who can resist a bargain? It is so painful to have such a social conscience!

    My youngest also avoids Target, as she heard they made contributions to George W.'s presidential campaign.

    Mrs R

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