AZDuffman
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January 2nd, 2020 at 5:02:00 AM permalink
Quote: Tanko

When my daughter was in college, she did volunteer work for Habitat for Humanity. In the towns she worked, the story was always the same.

Walmart came in, put all the stores out of business, destroyed the center of town, and anyone still lucky enough to have a job, was working for Walmart at minimum wage.

Today, it is worse. Sixty percent of those jobs are now part-time, so Walmart can avoid paying for medical insurance, while they finance the Chinese war machine.



You act as all those businesses in town were paying high wages with benefits. I guarantee they were not.

I have to wonder why you are not upset about all those greedy businesses in town who were charging artificially high prices? Isn't it better when the population can get what they need for lower prices? What about all the "food deserts" we hear about? WMT brings a better selection of fresh food than those little stores ever hoped to have.

And what WMT is paying MW? The ones here start several dollars above the minimum. Maybe in states with a higher MW than federal, but I doubt it. WMT needs to attract many workers. Paying MW will not attract them.

Would you feel better if it was a Target that "ran everyone else out of business?"

WMT is an American success story that should be emulated.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 5:57:58 AM permalink
Quote: AZDuffman

You act as all those businesses in town were paying high wages with benefits. I guarantee they were not.

I have to wonder why you are not upset about all those greedy businesses in town who were charging artificially high prices? Isn't it better when the population can get what they need for lower prices? What about all the "food deserts" we hear about? WMT brings a better selection of fresh food than those little stores ever hoped to have.

And what WMT is paying MW? The ones here start several dollars above the minimum. Maybe in states with a higher MW than federal, but I doubt it. WMT needs to attract many workers. Paying MW will not attract them.

Would you feel better if it was a Target that "ran everyone else out of business?"

WMT is an American success story that should be emulated.

Their Bakery section has a decent variety, however, it's pretty much all generic stuff that doesn't taste all that great.

They're hot food selection is absolutely horrible. But everything else is just fine. And one shouldn't balk at Walmart steaks because they're actually really good. I just wish they actually had a butcher shop. I went to Sprouts the other day and got some filet mignon and it was absolutely horrible. I swear they piece together a bunch of straps because it came apart in four different sections and it was super gristly. It was so bad I just threw it out. Every time I get a T-Bone from Walmart, it's always excellent and I believe they actually have a hundred percent satisfaction money-back guarantee under steak and possibly Seafood.
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AZDuffman
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January 2nd, 2020 at 6:04:49 AM permalink
Quote: AxelWolf

Their Bakery section has a decent variety, however, it's pretty much all generic stuff that doesn't taste all that great.

They're hot food selection is absolutely horrible. But everything else is just fine. And one shouldn't balk at Walmart steaks because they're actually really good. I just wish they actually had a butcher shop. I went to Sprouts the other day and got some filet mignon and it was absolutely horrible. I swear they piece together a bunch of straps because it came apart in four different sections and it was super gristly. It was so bad I just threw it out. Every time I get a T-Bone from Walmart, it's always excellent and I believe they actually have a hundred percent satisfaction money-back guarantee under steak and possibly Seafood.



Mostly agree on bakery though I got hooked on their snickerdoodle cookies last year. As addictive as Blue Sky Meth they were. But it passed.

They used to have butchers but the trend in grocery store meat for decades is push the production back to the factory. I worked grocery in the late 80s and the meat guys even then said how they did less and less. How few “butchers” could take a side of beef apart even then.

I always buy ground meat at WMT. Nice loose texture gives good results.
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EvenBob
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January 2nd, 2020 at 12:43:24 PM permalink
The biggest problem I have with Walmart
is they don't keep their shelves well
stocked, they are always out of so many
items. They order just enough to meet
projected demand. So now I just order
most of it online, and even there they
constantly are out of stock sometimes.

This is how much groceries cost in Barrow,
AK. Why would you live there on purpose?
$11 for a jar of peanut butter?

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mcallister3200
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January 2nd, 2020 at 12:52:11 PM permalink
Biggest issues I have with Walmart is:
1) the parking lots. Carts all over the place and no one wrangles them up. Are customers really incapable of pushing their cart another 10 yards into a corral? I guess the term “Walmart people” comes from somewhere.
2) Being forced to be my own cashier.
3) Receipt checkers at exits, treat everyone like a criminal. Go f- yourself. You can pay someone to pull that bull but not to corral carts or hire more than one cashier per shift.
EvenBob
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January 2nd, 2020 at 1:13:00 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200


3) Receipt checkers at exits,



At my store they only check a
receipt if an item isn't bagged.
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mcallister3200
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January 2nd, 2020 at 1:16:59 PM permalink
They’re not checking mine anyway I just ignore them. Just walked from checkout, not consenting to that bs
AZDuffman
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January 2nd, 2020 at 1:22:22 PM permalink
Quote: mcallister3200

Biggest issues I have with Walmart is:
1) the parking lots. Carts all over the place and no one wrangles them up. Are customers really incapable of pushing their cart another 10 yards into a corral? I guess the term “Walmart people” comes from somewhere.
2) Being forced to be my own cashier.
3) Receipt checkers at exits, treat everyone like a criminal. Go f- yourself. You can pay someone to pull that bull but not to corral carts or hire more than one cashier per shift.



I’m faster than 90% of their cashiers. Self checkout makes wmt bearable.

Carts not a problem in my location

Never had a big issue with the receipt checkers. I buy little at a time though.
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DRich
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January 2nd, 2020 at 2:19:54 PM permalink
Quote: EvenBob

The biggest problem I have with Walmart
is they don't keep their shelves well
stocked, they are always out of so many
items. They order just enough to meet
projected demand. So now I just order
most of it online, and even there they
constantly are out of stock sometimes.

This is how much groceries cost in Barrow,
AK. Why would you live there on purpose?
$11 for a jar of peanut butter?



I had a friend that took a job in Barrow right out of college being a school teacher. If I remember correctly he was offered a salary of $60k a year and that was in the 1980's. His housing may also have been paid for. I believe his contract was for three years and when he left he had enough money to buy a home in Ohio. Not bad for a 25yo kid to have a paid off house.
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January 2nd, 2020 at 4:28:44 PM permalink
Quote: DRich

I had a friend that took a job in Barrow right out of college being a school teacher. If I remember correctly he was offered a salary of $60k a year and that was in the 1980's. His housing may also have been paid for. I believe his contract was for three years and when he left he had enough money to buy a home in Ohio. Not bad for a 25yo kid to have a paid off house.


There was a time in the 70’s and 80’s where teachers got insane contracts.

A big part of the reason teachers make so little now is that districts are scrambling to pay pensions.

Both my parents became teachers in the 70’s and along with making some good financial decisions along the way, are now stupidly wealthy in retirement for having been public school teachers.

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