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Wal-Mart workers plan Black Friday walkout
Click Orlando ^ | 11/15/12 | Emily Jane Fox

Posted on 11/15/2012 4:08:36 PM PST by Nachum

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To: svcw

Perhaps the fact that Wally World moved the Black Friday Sale opening up to 8PM Thanksgiving Day has something to do with it.


51 posted on 11/15/2012 4:38:35 PM PST by Roccus
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To: elpadre

A lot of retailers get organized by unions, makes it impossible to fire bad workers and raises customer prices.


52 posted on 11/15/2012 4:38:52 PM PST by Rusty0604
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To: Nachum

Who’s going to referee all the fist-fights, riots and wrestling matches over cheap, chinese-made merchandise?
Watching You-tube videos of the melee has become kind of a tradition for me since Obummer’s constituency took hold.


53 posted on 11/15/2012 4:39:36 PM PST by APatientMan (Pick a side)
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To: Behind Liberal Lines

This story is probably a favor the MSM is doing for some corrupt union people. The MSM shills for dems, you know that, right?


54 posted on 11/15/2012 4:42:12 PM PST by GOPJ (Petraeus confession: like something from a 'Soviet purge trial'....)
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To: aruanan

Not talking about millions but billions. See what Winston Churchill had to say about the idle rich and their corrosive effect on society. He was right.


55 posted on 11/15/2012 4:46:44 PM PST by Tea Party Terrorist (Your tattoo looks stupid.)
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I believe that Unions are needed for this very thing, that is, companies such as Walmart who do not take care of their bottom feeder employees. I have been to the walmart HQ in NW Arkansas. These people bust their ass to make $40K a year and the Walmart middle management is atrocious. It’s truly an unfair working environment. Did you know that Walmart will not do business with a vendor unless they place an office in NW Arkansas? Yup, its true. You better get a Regus office if you want Walmat to talk to ya. I would take Dennis Millers advise and go on the dole if your busting your ass for $40K a year. It’s not worth it. You can make that and more sitting at home reading a book.


56 posted on 11/15/2012 4:50:45 PM PST by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: elkfersupper

I’m sure McDonald’s workers would quit their jobs to take the Walmart one.
Probably better pay, less stress .


57 posted on 11/15/2012 4:52:09 PM PST by Morris70
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To: Roccus

Ok, how can it be black Friday on Thursday?
I am still trying to figure out how a one day sale can last three days (our local Macy’s)
Oh well.


58 posted on 11/15/2012 4:54:55 PM PST by svcw (Why is one cell on another planet considered life, and in the womb it is not.)
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To: Nachum

Wal-Mart’s chief donated $1,000,000 to a pro-Obama PAC.

I won’t cry a river if his business suffers.


59 posted on 11/15/2012 4:58:11 PM PST by SoFloFreeper
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To: Nachum

I see some Walmart’s hiring on Saturday morning.


60 posted on 11/15/2012 4:58:50 PM PST by Domandred (Fdisk, format, and reinstall the entire .gov system.)
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To: bert

“Walmart is the best run corporation in the world. Those of you who hate capitalism and business can’t comprehend the greatness of such a business entity.”

huh?


61 posted on 11/15/2012 5:05:57 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: svcw

Yep. What’s a few million to Walton if it keeps Obammy off his back?


62 posted on 11/15/2012 5:10:25 PM PST by Amberdawn
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To: GOPJ

No, I’ve always believed the media to be completely objective and never known to advance a left wing agenda. ;-)


63 posted on 11/15/2012 5:22:05 PM PST by Behind Liberal Lines
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To: fhayek
Hey, BfloGuy! You watching the game tonight?

Hate to admit it, but they lost me about 5 years ago.

64 posted on 11/15/2012 5:31:26 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: BfloGuy
Hey, BfloGuy! You watching the game tonight?

Nope. Haven't for years, now.

It all ended when it dawned on me that they always lost but still expected Erie County's taxpayers to "upgrade" the stadium.

The Bills might as well be from, oh, I don't know, Toronto?

THEY ARE DEAD TO ME.

65 posted on 11/15/2012 5:35:52 PM PST by BfloGuy (Workers and consumers are, of course, identical.)
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To: Nachum

I do not care. Our family has renounced gift giving. We gave a nice meal and kareoke while enjoying the company, We atually pay attention to the Christmas Story again.


66 posted on 11/15/2012 5:35:52 PM PST by dforest
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To: svcw

One guy is using the department transfer he requested as an excuse, and saying they have given him fewer hours because he wanted this transfer. In reality his hours were probably cut because of Obama Care. Considering the activism, when did this guy have time to offer good customer service?

I agree with Walmart.


67 posted on 11/15/2012 5:36:26 PM PST by fanfan ("But if Muslims were asked to go to church on Sunday and take Holy Communion there would be war.")
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To: Domandred
I see some Walmart’s hiring on Saturday morning.

More "jobs saved or created" for Obama to crow about.

68 posted on 11/15/2012 5:37:50 PM PST by TChad
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To: BfloGuy

Hey, kicking Miami’s ass is always worth the price of admission.


69 posted on 11/15/2012 5:43:30 PM PST by fhayek
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To: linn37

***Sounds like they would lose a lot of money made off of cheap Chinese crap.****

Since you can buy the same Chinese crap at K-Mart, Target, Sears, Ace, True Value, Hobby Lobby, and a hundred other American stores....what is the point?


70 posted on 11/15/2012 5:45:46 PM PST by Ruy Dias de Bivar (The parasites now outnumber the producers.)
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To: John O

Lots of unemployed people can not get their jobs! It’s only 8 hours! Eat later.


71 posted on 11/15/2012 5:49:29 PM PST by BunnySlippers (I LOVE BULL MARKETS . . .)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

The difference is Walmart buys in such bulk that their items are made to their specs. Its how they make it cheaper.


72 posted on 11/15/2012 5:50:12 PM PST by driftdiver (I could eat it raw, but why do that when I have a fire.)
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To: Nachum
I thought Walmart was non-union, so they are free to hire replacements immediately.

The replacements, however may need bodyguards, and other guards to prevent destruction of their vehicles.

Wannabe Union thugs are very very efficient!

73 posted on 11/15/2012 5:50:36 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Ruy Dias de Bivar

I guess my point is I don’t like Walmart. The stores are dirty. The prices are not lower and I hate standing in line behind welfare princesses. I avoid it as much as possible. So if some poor shmuck is tired of working for them and wants to cost them some money on the greediest day of the year I say more power to them. rant over...


74 posted on 11/15/2012 5:52:37 PM PST by linn37 (Newt supporter here.)
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To: classified
Well if you need a job and live near any of the stores, I suggest arrive on Black Friday and you just might get a job!

Just don't drive your own car to work, unless it's already trashed.

75 posted on 11/15/2012 6:10:35 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist
See what Winston Churchill had to say about the idle rich and their corrosive effect on society. He was right.

Go away, Skippy N00b.
There aren't many ignorant Omugabe kool-Aid drinkers in FR...

76 posted on 11/15/2012 6:15:39 PM PST by publius911 (Formerly Publius 6961, formerly jennsdad)
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From my experience in talking to people about Wal-Mart is that most people hate it because masses of poor, fat, and otherwise undesirable people shop there. Nobody ever sais it directly, and perhaps they don’t even conciously realize it, but that is the reason sites like “people of wal-mart” are so popular. The great unwashed that shop there are rude, vulgar, and sometimes a little gross, they leave messes their multitudes of children run wild. The people who hate wal-mart would love it if they didn’t have to come into contact with the dregs of humanity.


77 posted on 11/15/2012 6:17:48 PM PST by dsrtsage (One half of all people have below average IQ. In the US the number is 54%)
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To: klimeckg
“I believe that Unions are needed for this very thing, that is, companies such as Walmart who do not take care of their bottom feeder employees.”
If you believe that companies exist for the purpose of taking care of “bottom feeder employees”, why don't you fork over some capital and start one? When you do, I'm sure you'll love it when your employees benevolently tell you how to run it and they'll eventually decide what they'd like to do during their “work day”.
Let me know how that works out for you.
78 posted on 11/15/2012 7:00:17 PM PST by bitterohiogunclinger (Proudly casting a heavy carbon footprint as I clean my guns ---)
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To: Nachum

Gee, they’ll be so tough to replace. /s


79 posted on 11/15/2012 7:02:53 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Nachum
Be nice...I worked at Wal Mart during college. And we worked very hard with little assistance from managers.
The walk out people...they will be fired. There are to many folks without a job at this time. Not that smart. Walmart is actually very good to you IF you work hard.
80 posted on 11/15/2012 7:12:47 PM PST by ladyellen
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To: Roccus

Perhaps the fact that Wally World moved the Black Friday Sale opening up to 8PM Thanksgiving Day has something to do with it.

***********

Bingo! Even in this poor economy workers feel it’s unjust if they have to work holidays. Poor babies. Yet cops, firemen, nurses, doctors etc. who have always had to work weekends and holidays are expected to be there for them. It’s the pervasive entitlement mentality!


81 posted on 11/15/2012 7:29:28 PM PST by JouleZ (You are the company you keep.)
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To: klimeckg

Oh my gosh, so silly. My son works for Walmart while going through college. It is a menial job. He understands that. You go into work, do what you are told, and get a paycheck. He gets quarterly bonuses. This year it will be close to $1200 extra he has made in bonuses. For shoving product on a shelf. Seriously.

He gets 10% off general merchandise year round, and during the holidays, he gets 10% off groceries also. This year, as an addition, employees get 20% off one shopping trip. And his insurance is less than mine, full coverage.

These horror stories about how Walmart treats employees are bogus. Society needs to keep in mind that this is a minimum wage job for a reason (and he makes much more than minimum wage), it requires no appreciable skills.


82 posted on 11/15/2012 7:49:17 PM PST by ican'tbelieveit (School is prison for children who have commited the crime of being born. (attr: St_Thomas_Aquinas))
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To: Charles Martel
So... 13 cities and "over 100" employees were involved last time. Not store locations - cities (possibly multiple stores in each). Did anyone notice the October walkout?

Walmart employs over 2 million. This looks like the press trying to make a stink out of something for political reasons.

83 posted on 11/15/2012 7:54:16 PM PST by Moonman62 (The US has become a government with a country, rather than a country with a government.)
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To: Eva

Really-Fire the ani.


84 posted on 11/15/2012 10:12:35 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Queer Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

Perfect example #50,987....
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Sorry sunshine, you have to have a license for that degree of stupidity.


85 posted on 11/15/2012 10:22:59 PM PST by S.O.S121.500 (That Queer Kenyan muzzy bastard is not my president. ENFORCE the Bill of Rights.)
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To: fhayek

Well, considering your screen name, I considered the possibility but decided what the hell. The Walmart excellence lesson needs to be repeated for the slow ones.


86 posted on 11/16/2012 4:36:03 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... Present failure and impending death yield irrational action))
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To: Nachum; P-Marlowe
Walmart has employees? Who knew?

Yes. There are 4 in every store. The run the 4 of 32 checkout registers that are kept open.

87 posted on 11/16/2012 8:45:33 AM PST by xzins (Retired Army Chaplain and Proud of It! True supporters of our troops pray for their victory!)
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To: S.O.S121.500

It is not the Wal-Mart retail workers that get the unions so fired up. The unions don’t really care about the retail workers, they are just the most visible part of the company. Therefore, the unions don’t care if Walmart closes retail locations and puts the non-union workers out of work. What the unions are so worked up over are the truck drivers and warehouse workers.

The retail workers at Walmart are essentially unemployables who are very fortunate that Walmart will hire them.


88 posted on 11/16/2012 9:14:38 AM PST by Eva
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To: Morris70
I’m sure McDonald’s workers would quit their jobs to take the Walmart one. Probably better pay, less stress .

There you go, being logical and sensible again.

That no longer works in this age of political spin automatically taken as truth.

89 posted on 11/16/2012 11:14:55 AM PST by elkfersupper ( Member of the Original Defiant Class)
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To: ican'tbelieveit

Thanks, I stand corrected.


90 posted on 11/16/2012 11:58:54 AM PST by klimeckg ("The penalty good men pay for indifference to public affairs is to be ruled by evil men.")
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To: Nachum

Walmart should hold a job fair on Monday and Tuesday at every store.


91 posted on 11/16/2012 12:00:23 PM PST by eyedigress ((zOld storm chaser from the west)/?)
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To: Nachum
More than 100 workers joined in the October actions.

Wow, I'm so impressed. That's like ten or fewer per store, right? I'm sure it made a huge impact on customers.

92 posted on 11/16/2012 12:05:58 PM PST by Tax-chick (Are you getting ready for the Advent Kitteh?)
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To: Nachum

Wal-Mart has like a million employees.... just not where you might need them...


93 posted on 11/16/2012 12:12:16 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: klimeckg
I would take Dennis Miller's advice and go on the dole if you're busting your ass for $40K a year.

I listen to Dennis Miller nearly every day he is on the air, and I've never heard him say that . . . his mantra is, "help the helpless, screw the clueless."

[errors corrected in italicized portion]

94 posted on 11/16/2012 12:14:04 PM PST by 1rudeboy
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To: Nachum

Some sources I found say 1.3 million Americans work for Wal-Mart and 3.1 million globally.

So liberals think... hey, lets put them out of business too... cha-ching- more welfare and unemployment!


95 posted on 11/16/2012 12:14:11 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Tea Party Terrorist

I think Tea Party Terrorist takes on a whole different meaning after reading your post... WOW!


96 posted on 11/16/2012 12:15:13 PM PST by mn-bush-man
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To: Nachum

1.8 million globally. lol

Hey whats a couple million Chinese cost these days?


97 posted on 11/16/2012 12:15:25 PM PST by GeronL (http://asspos.blogspot.com)
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To: Nachum

So this is what the next few years is going to look like? I had at one point made a comment that I was going to have to switch to decaf. Now I may just switch to a a shot of booze in my decaf!

Watching Obama destroying this country, killing it once and for all is just hard to watch.


98 posted on 11/16/2012 12:16:50 PM PST by ColdOne (I miss my poochie... Tasha 2000~3/14/11 0bie don' t eatl my dog!)
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To: Nachum

Oh no! What shall I do???

I know! I'll go shopping on a different day!

99 posted on 11/16/2012 12:17:11 PM PST by airborne (MY HEROES DON'T WEAR CAPES. MY HEROES WEAR DOG TAGS ! ! !)
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To: Nachum
Walmart has employees? Who knew?

Those fat things wearing blue and white vests, who duck behind the nearest desk or aisle when they sense a customer needing help... THOSE are EMPLOYEES?

Well, I'll be daggone...

100 posted on 11/16/2012 12:18:40 PM PST by ScottinVA (I've never been more disgusted with American voters.)
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