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Old 04-03-2008, 12:03 AM   #61
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I really appreciate the information that the employees of Walmart provided... I have heard the pay at Walmart was competitive, it is great to know that the jobs that Walmart is providing to skilled and nonskilled workers are good paying ones!!...It is refreshing to hear a positive attitute toward Corporate America....I love the many opportunities this country provides!!
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Old 04-07-2008, 11:22 PM   #62
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I definatly have a love hate relationship with walmart. I do find myself shopping groceries there more often these days. Food is getting soooooo expensive, and walmart is signifigantly cheeper in the things I buy. I do try to stay away from other "cheep" stuff, toys, etc. Something that swayed me a little more twords the love, in the magazine Green Guide (put out by natiional geographic) there is a big article on walmarts recycling efforts with plastic bags. They are apparently the first big chain store to do this, pretty good if you ask me.
As far as people who work at walmart, it is a choice. I would not guess that they have the best wages or benefits in the world, but in the end some people just need a job. It seems that walmart will hire lots of people, and if you are someone who has made lots of mistakes, has no work history, dropped out of schoo etc, do you really expect to get a coushy job with excellent benefits, vacation time and the works? Probably not. Yes everyone should be treated fairly, but sometimes our expectations of what that means can be a little unrealistic. Just my 2 cents!
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Old 04-08-2008, 01:20 PM   #63
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The "Mom and Pop" stores that have gone out of business probably didn't pay any better than Walmart and probably offered no benefits. My 1st job was for a small drug store. The pay was $.50 an hour - the only benefit was that I cold nibble at the lunch counter. Left there to work for Tastee Freeze (big business comparatively) and was paid $1.25 per hour - still with no benefits although much better pay.
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Old 04-25-2008, 09:18 AM   #64
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The wages at our local WM have always been bad. They vary that a lot from one location to another.
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Old 04-25-2008, 12:54 PM   #65
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One thing I've heard a lot, and experienced during a very short employment there, is that they don't like to give you full-time hours. I don't know if it's to avoid providing other benefits.
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Old 04-25-2008, 01:23 PM   #66
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I'm jumping in here late but I just quit my Wal-mart job a week ago. Actually, I loved it but it was more then I could handle personally. And when my manager said to me "You better care because it's your livelihood" my little rebel inside said "F**k no it ain't! I'll turn tricks on the street before I ever depend on Wal-mart for anything!"

So, yeah, character flaw I suppose I made more there starting off then I was at with 4.5 years in at Target. And the benefits were good. But Wal-mart needs to be your life and I have too much other stuff going on in mine. So, I just got a job up at the local restaurant as a prep person and dishwasher. That's what I wanted, something low stress. But since I worked for big box retailers my whole life this is quite an adjustment!
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