Skip to comments.Customers Flee Wal-Mart Empty Shelves for Target, Costco
Posted on 03/26/2013 10:48:52 PM PDT by JSDude1Edited on 03/27/2013 4:56:55 AM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
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However, Target it BY FAR worse...especially — but now limited to — sale items.
70-80% of the time even normally stocked items are out of stock!!
The service desk will say they will be coming soon — confirm they are ordered — and then they take forever or they then drop the brand.
This is true in Washington D.C. area and Florida!
where are the robots?
The clue is in the article, when it says that the order to,cut hours came from head office. This is is a consequence of Obamacare.
Actually the biggest problem at my local Walmart is too many taking too much time to stock anything. they lean against the shelves or stand there talking to co workers instead of actually doing the job they are being paid for.
As Obamacare kicks in, expect to see fewer employees everywhere, not just Wal-Mart. And the guy who wants to work 40 hours a week can forget it. The few employees who remain will be part-time only.
I remember the first Walmart Superstore opening in this area. Sales associates on roller skates all over the place, getting asked every few minutes if we needed assistance, Made-in-the USA signs hanging from the ceiling.
A friend of mine works there part-time and said employees leave without new employees replacing them, and jobs are nearly at on-call status. Meanwhile, we are told that the economy is improving as one of the most immediately affected points of money transfers indicates the opposite.
I agree with your comments.
Walmart - Third world products were just the start. Now offering third world wages too!
Short hours? Transfer to Williston, ND. I have seen empty shelves in that store, too, but it isn’t because they aren’t stocking them as fast as stuff comes in—it is that the merchandise is going out that fast.
I can see a smart employer who is going to bite the Obamacare bullet keeping their best hands and paying them overtime while letting the slackers go...
...Or going to contract labor.
An article in the WSJ argued for a third path, making employees entrepreneurs in their positions, to,be paid based on their performance.
I’m calling BS on this. I shop at Walmart several times a week (for the prices!) and the help there is always courteous, and there’s plenty of it. The people at my local Walmart actually seem to like working there.
You can count on at least one negative story about Walmart every week. The Democrat newsrooms got their marching orders on that long ago.
There’s clearly only one thing to do. Fill a couple of those shipping containers with the Chinese preteens who make our favorite products and get ‘em to work stocking shelves, too! Then we can get our basic necessities and go back to watching reality TV.
Maybe the author of this article has stock in Target.
Well I work at a Walmart (don’t support unionization) but much of what this artical states is true. And it pissed me to all heck when I can’t help customers because they haven’t hired enough. I do my work.
It is a win-win situation, they carry their own professional liability insurance, etc., cover their own worker's comp, (as do I), and get paid better and faster than the average employee because I can pay them better for their services (lower overhead for me). Checks are issued when they hand me the invoice, so they don't even have the pay period lag most employees have.
I work at a walmart where this artical is largely true: WE DON’T HAVE ENOUGHT STAFF. -JS
Don’t know about Costco; but I have seen Target with a pretty low inventory. Kroger Grocery was trying to get away with may still be doing it expired food, etc. There were a lot of people returning stuff everyday for this reason. Krogers also has a very bad deli. There stuff is out of date and their bakery stuff has so much sugar in it; you would be high for days or go into a diabetic coma. I have also seen on Petco’s shelves recalled pet food. They just moved it to another shelve.