Why do many people hate Wal-Mart?

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Postby DoingHomework » Mon Jul 15, 2013 1:54 pm

I have nothing against Walmart and I actually do most of my grocery shopping there.

But I have seen the other side of it as well when they go into a small town, drive all the local merchants out of business then after a few years close up shop because the store is not as profitable as some of their stores in bigger markets.

There is also their tendency to do really stupid things. This week they fired an employee for telling a customer not to lock a dog in a hot car. That's just pathetic. Then Walmart stood behind the manager. Their executives have also committed crimes that the company then defends.

So basically, I think they have some housecleaning to do but you can't beat their prices.


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Postby FutureBillionaire » Mon Jul 15, 2013 2:09 pm

I abhor WalMart. They pay their people peanuts and dont' give them good benefits. They put good business out of business. They never have enough registers open. I could go on.
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Postby DoingHomework » Mon Jul 15, 2013 3:57 pm

FutureBillionaire wrote:They never have enough registers open.


Oh yeah, I forgot. I REALLY hate that part!

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Postby benhollberg » Mon Jul 15, 2013 4:19 pm

FutureBillionaire wrote:I abhor WalMart. They pay their people peanuts and dont' give them good benefits. They put good business out of business. They never have enough registers open. I could go on.


Their employees aren't forced to work there and could choose not to if they don't want to work for the pay they receive. Business is business when it comes to competition. I agree with the registers part, although it seems like that is just about every store nowadays.
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Postby FutureBillionaire » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:11 pm

benhollberg wrote:Their employees aren't forced to work there and could choose not to if they don't want to work for the pay they receive. Business is business when it comes to competition. I agree with the registers part, although it seems like that is just about every store nowadays.


WalMart takes advantage of the fact that their workers aren't skilled and can't command a better salary or benefits elsewhere. They aren't "forced" per se, but let's not be naive and think that WalMart isn't laughing all the way to the bank.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Mon Jul 15, 2013 5:56 pm

benhollberg wrote:Their employees aren't forced to work there and could choose not to if they don't want to work for the pay they receive. Business is business when it comes to competition. I agree with the registers part, although it seems like that is just about every store nowadays.


You know as well as I do it's an employer's market. But oh yeah they can quit and get a job down the road....I wanna live in whatever world you live in. It must be one hell of a lot nicer than mine is.

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Postby hematino » Fri Jul 19, 2013 10:35 pm

I like Walmart for consumable stuff, cause its usually way cheaper than the grocery store. I don't necessarily agree with all the things they do as a company or decisions they make, but I can say that about really any company. It's not gonna stop me from shopping there because the bottom line is that the prices are lower.
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Postby MemberSince99 » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:51 am

That whole mentality kind of sums up why this country is the way it is today when you really think about it. But it's better not to think about it, because there is absolutely nothing any of us can do about it anyway.

All I can say is, if you really think that and act accordingly, ok if that works for you, but then don't complain when your job is offshored to some third world hellhole because the slave wages are less than a dollar an hour there - the company is just living by your own philosophy and if it's good for you it's good for them too.

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Postby hematino » Sat Jul 20, 2013 5:01 pm

Don't worry I won't complain cause my job will never be outsourced, because I work in healthcare, directly with patients. But i'm a pragmatist. Despite anything else they do as a company, Walmart obviously wants my business because they are more competitive with prices. I'm not loyal to them, if Walmart raises or someone else undercuts them, then that's where I will shop instead. I'm not gonna deliberately go to some mom and pop store just so I can bend over and pay 5 dollars for a can of shaving cream and try to feel all warm and fuzzy inside because I helped out the underdog. It doesn't make financial sense. I will buy from whoever gives me what I want, at the lowest price without sacrificing the quality. Why would you ever pay more for no reason?
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Postby agp » Mon Jul 22, 2013 8:05 pm

... On the brighter side, Walmart has a great product with Amex called the BlueBird.

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