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Old 08-05-06, 03:41 PM
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More Wal-mart news: Employees unionize Chinese Wal-Mart
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Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13
Oh you are so wrong my friend, I am rejoicing. I will never shop in a Wal-Mart. Thier business practices border on the criminal, I just wished more peope would shop with a conscience and not try to save a buck instead.
It's criminal to shop and buy what you need cheap and affordably and when you need to return it for whatever reason be able to actually do it? Wow. That's amazing. And I guess offering a 15% discount and a stock purchase (and used to match) plan also to their employees is also criminal?
Gosh since when did the American Dream become a criminal offense.
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Wal-Mart used to be evil, now they're moving towards questionable because of some very positive leadership:

-- sustainable and organic production.
-- moving away from oil use. Upgrading their trucks to hybrids.

They're leading the way to a better planet in some ways.

I'm just sayin'.
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Old 08-07-06, 02:47 PM
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I guess Germany's had one too many experiences with world domination.
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they moved out of Germany because when Walmart moved into Germany because of the strengh of the worker unions there, and they didn't want to pay too much to the workers.
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Originally Posted by matagi
Didn't Walmart have a similar problem in South America some years back? Was it Brazil? I see from the article they are going back for a second bite at the South American market.
I don't know about the rest of the country, but in my state Wal-Mart has bought the main supermarket chain not a long ago. Now, in the plastic grocery bag, I can see below the usual company logo the phrase "Wal*Mart Brasil". And that's the only difference I saw till now.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
Loser buys the Coffee at Starbucks so we can enrage some liberals?
I'm a big liberal, I'm surprised that other liberals have issues with Starbucks. They are one of the more socially responsible large corporations out there right now. Sure they are expensive, but at least they are passing it on a bit.
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I'm hoping Wal-Mart did some of the things it used to in the early 90s, where pretty much everything was Made In USA. The US's largest retailer can do a lot of good in a lot of places, with relatively low damage to its bottom line.

I just hope the changes that they are more than cosmetic PR.
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I love wal-mart .. i want my tires to be rotated and my hair to be cut and my grocery shopping to be done in 1 stop.

yeah you heard me I have a wal-mart hair cut
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Wal-Mart is evil. If it wasn't for my girlfriend going there every once in awhile (I've gotten her to cut way down on it, though), I would never step foot in it.
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Originally Posted by Ih8lucky13
Oh you are so wrong my friend, I am rejoicing. I will never shop in a Wal-Mart. Thier business practices border on the criminal, I just wished more peope would shop with a conscience and not try to save a buck instead.
So where do you shop?
Target? Kroegers? Randalls? Whole/National Food Markets?
****tier products, ****tier pay to their employees, ****tier training and ****tier treatment of employees and you pay 10-50% more for that privilege. I laugh at your high-horse riding.
Open your eyes and actually go work for the companies before you open your mouth. Thanks.
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Originally Posted by DirtPedalerB
I love wal-mart .. i want my tires to be rotated and my hair to be cut and my grocery shopping to be done in 1 stop.

yeah you heard me I have a wal-mart hair cut
Heh I know a few wal-mart hair specialists that are better then the TGIF, Mastercuts and Pro Cuts and charge less and are much friendlier.
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Originally Posted by LordOpie
Wal-Mart used to be evil, now they're moving towards questionable because of some very positive leadership:

-- sustainable and organic production.
-- moving away from oil use. Upgrading their trucks to hybrids.

They're leading the way to a better planet in some ways.

I'm just sayin'.
SILENCE INFIDEL! WALMART IS EVIL CRAP AND THEYRE EQUALLY EVIL COMPEITITON IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AND CHARGE MORE AND TREAT THEIR EMPLOYEES WORSE! BUT THEY ARE PERFECT!!!!
offsetting the god damn caps because you know it has to be offsetted or there will be a big earth shattering kaboom. Where's the big earth shattering kaboom
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Originally Posted by Jerseysbest
I have a feeling this thread will turn into a American culture bashing/Euro teet suckling fest soon
Since when is Walmart synonymous with American culture? (I sincerely hope it has not gotten to that point.)
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Old 02-04-07, 09:55 PM
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Originally Posted by iluvfreebeer
why do racist liberals hate wal-mart?
Why did the mods tell your stupid ass to quit posting here?
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy
So where do you shop?
Target? Kroegers? Randalls? Whole/National Food Markets?
****tier products, ****tier pay to their employees, ****tier training and ****tier treatment of employees and you pay 10-50% more for that privilege. I laugh at your high-horse riding.
Open your eyes and actually go work for the companies before you open your mouth. Thanks.
Last I checked, none of those places have had a history where they forced employees to work off the clock, refused benefits, encouraged employees to go on welfare, violated numerous environmental laws, reduced the pay of managers, understaffed large stores, moved out of one location, leaving a big ugly, empty building only to move to another location near by, should I go on?

Normally, I hit up the Publix just down the street. I see the same people working there every time. The prices are cheaper than Target, and many of the Publix brand products [which are about 5x better than the Wal-mart house brand] are about the same price as those at Wal-mart. The produce is second only to the local Farmer's Market here. There are enough helpful workers staffing the store. Am I willing to pay a little bit more for quality and service, you bet! It's rare to even find a helpful employee at Wal-mart, and I really don't blame them considering what they get paid and how they are worked.
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Originally Posted by TexasGuy
SILENCE INFIDEL! WALMART IS EVIL CRAP AND THEYRE EQUALLY EVIL COMPEITITON IS ABSOLUTELY PERFECT AND CHARGE MORE AND TREAT THEIR EMPLOYEES WORSE! BUT THEY ARE PERFECT!!!!
offsetting the god damn caps because you know it has to be offsetted or there will be a big earth shattering kaboom. Where's the big earth shattering kaboom
Hey, I know you've never been the poster boy for logical thinking, (Mexicans and ****sexuals spread E.Coli? You know where I'm comin' from,) but you need to quit foaming at the mouth. Allow me to explain:

When you imply that an individual who refuses to shop at Walmart will automatically go to one of its clone-stores, what you've done is create a "strawman" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawman In effect you are ignoring that a person can buy groceries and products at farmer's markets, etc. They can also buy products online and at retailers that don't have such a lousy record of outsourced and domestic labor violations. These companies do exist, and people with access to Google can easily locate them.

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Originally Posted by Falkon
Last I checked, none of those places have had a history where they forced employees to work off the clock, refused benefits, encouraged employees to go on welfare, violated numerous environmental laws, reduced the pay of managers, understaffed large stores, moved out of one location, leaving a big ugly, empty building only to move to another location near by, should I go on?

Normally, I hit up the Publix just down the street. I see the same people working there every time. The prices are cheaper than Target, and many of the Publix brand products [which are about 5x better than the Wal-mart house brand] are about the same price as those at Wal-mart. The produce is second only to the local Farmer's Market here. There are enough helpful workers staffing the store. Am I willing to pay a little bit more for quality and service, you bet! It's rare to even find a helpful employee at Wal-mart, and I really don't blame them considering what they get paid and how they are worked.
You obviously live in a perfect Stephen King where Wal-Mart is the ultimate evil and no other company is evil or does anything wrong.
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Originally Posted by KrisPistofferson
Hey, I know you've never been the poster boy for logical thinking, (Mexicans and ****sexuals spread E.Coli? You know where I'm comin' from,) but you need to quit foaming at the mouth. Allow me to explain:

When you imply that an individual who refuses to shop at Walmart will automatically go to one of its clone-stores, what you've done is create a "strawman" http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Strawman In effect you are ignoring that a person can buy groceries and products at farmer's markets, etc. They can also buy products online and at retailers that don't have such a lousy record of outsourced and domestic labor violations. These companies do exist, and people with access to Google can easily locate them.

I hope this helps you make posts that sound like an adult wrote them. You're welcome.
I think you should look in a mirror. Making your own version of reality.

By the way every "Market" I've ever gone to has had almost the same exact food, at twice the price, at 1/2 the quality - food that was literally rotting the next day. And the selection of food was apalling. A "market" store could never replace unless your diet was extremely simple and you enjoyed paying at least twice the price.

And the employees looked no happier or better then any other minimum wage.


Oh except these people REFUSE TO HIRE elderly people.
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Originally Posted by Mothra
Unions in China != unions in the States. The unions that exist in China only exist because the government allows them to. This is just one way the Chinese government lets Wal-Mart know who's in charge.
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Originally Posted by Tom Stormcrowe
I just find Wally Worlds practices repugnant. If you ever want a real treat, try delivering a truckload to one of their Distribution Centers.....there's a real treat! Suffice it to say that they aren't very driver friendly!
Interesting, you must drive a truck. My brother who drove for Coke said the exact same thing. He dreaded deliveries to Wal Mart.


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I don't shop there mostly because almost every single thing I have ever bought there breaks

Cheap is expensive, less costs more.
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Originally Posted by jfmckenna
Interesting, you must drive a truck. My brother who drove for Coke said the exact same thing. He dreaded deliveries to Wal Mart.


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I don't shop there mostly because almost every single thing I have ever bought there breaks

Cheap is expensive, less costs more.
Coke drivers are rude to everybody. They are some of the stupidest, most repugnant drivers i've ever had the displeasure of running into. But I think that applies to a large percentage of commercial drivers. The only time I can recall meeting a large percentage of friendly (stupid) but friendly drivers was Martin Brower. But I think that was partly in due because they kept alot of their drivers fairly local.
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Originally Posted by jfmckenna
Interesting, you must drive a truck. My brother who drove for Coke said the exact same thing. He dreaded deliveries to Wal Mart.


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I don't shop there mostly because almost every single thing I have ever bought there breaks

Cheap is expensive, less costs more.
Funny
Office Depot, Best Buy, Frys and Target all carry the EXACT SAME merchandise as Wal-Mart, (usually 1/100th the selection) though. Equipment breaks down just as often.

So I have to ask you - where do you buy this equipment that doesn't break down?
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