U.S. CitiesCity-Data Forum Index
Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Current Events
 [Register]
Please register to participate in our discussions with 2 million other members - it's free and quick! Some forums can only be seen by registered members. After you create your account, you'll be able to customize options and access all our 15,000 new posts/day with fewer ads.
View detailed profile (Advanced) or search
site with Google Custom Search

Search Forums  (Advanced)
 
Old 04-23-2015, 10:12 PM
 
Location: NW AR
2,438 posts, read 2,051,495 times
Reputation: 2250

Advertisements

Quote:
Originally Posted by MordinSolus View Post
Sorry for making up silly stories? You should be. Manufacturing jobs have been being outsourced to cheaper countries since before the 80's, kid.
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegreenflute334 View Post
Exactly, so they were considered temp jobs anyway and lacked stability. Even after the 1970's.
Quote:
Originally Posted by MordinSolus View Post
You make zero sense.
Actually, it makes sense. Also, some of us are not running all over California for a 50 cent off coupon either and have gained wisdom.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message

 
Old 04-23-2015, 10:14 PM
 
24,511 posts, read 34,273,599 times
Reputation: 12788
It's all about priorities. Some people are careless about where their products come from or how they are made. Others are not.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-23-2015, 10:18 PM
 
24,511 posts, read 34,273,599 times
Reputation: 12788
Quote:
Originally Posted by xray731 View Post
Get a grip people - Walmart is no different than many of the big companies that have automated, outsourced and cut people benefits and pay. If you don't like them - don't shop there. The bottom line for any company is the almighty buck - gone are the days when companies had ethics and loyalty to their workers.

I shop there for some items because they are $1 - $4 cheaper than other places - when their prices rise - I'll go where ever the next cheapest price is. I love Aldi's and the $ store because I can stretch my food $$.
Walmart might be like what you described, but not all companies are like that. Your assertion of such is invalid. There are plenty of companies with ethics and loyalty to their workers.

Also, there's nothing wrong with outsourcing (as you imply). This country is an economic superpower as a result of outsourcing efficiently.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-23-2015, 10:38 PM
 
Location: The World
3,039 posts, read 1,840,958 times
Reputation: 7829
There are plenty of factories around here. Every one of them is always hiring, and several dollars an hour above minimum wage, with benefits, too. Now, the pay isn't great, but it is better than minimum wage, with one plant starting people out at $11.25 an hour, I think I saw in the last ad. Frequent pay raises and promotions, every 90 to 120 days. The health insurance isn't the best, but it's available. After six months, you start earning paid vacations and paid sick days.

Guess what? They are all ALWAYS hiring, even when everyone is complaining that there are no jobs.

Wanna know why?

Because no one wants to work there.

And yet, people are taking jobs at Walmart, getting on welfare and blaming the world for their low paychecks.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-23-2015, 10:54 PM
 
Location: West Hollywood
3,196 posts, read 2,370,400 times
Reputation: 5262
Quote:
Originally Posted by thegreenflute334 View Post
Actually, it makes sense. Also, some of us are not running all over California for a 50 cent off coupon either and have gained wisdom.
It doesn't make any sense. You claimed that manufacturing jobs were shipped overseas because workers stopped showing up in the 80's and 90's. That's a really dumb idea so I said as much. You then seemingly conceded that that was wrong but that because manufacturing jobs have been being outsourced for over 40 years the remaining manufacturing jobs are just temp jobs, which is another dumb idea.
And what are you talking about, running all over California for a coupon?
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-23-2015, 11:20 PM
 
Location: Brawndo-Thirst-Mutilator-Nation
15,357 posts, read 15,353,245 times
Reputation: 11094
Prices, good selection.................and most important, U-scan, check my own stuff!!!!!!!

Why would anyone shop at Target......half the inventory of your typical Walmart and their prices are not even close to beating the evil-W.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2015, 12:10 AM
 
4,430 posts, read 3,146,259 times
Reputation: 5262
I'm going to shop at Walmart right now just to spite all of you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2015, 12:13 AM
 
950 posts, read 673,961 times
Reputation: 1605
Quote:
Originally Posted by IShootNikon View Post
I'm going to shop at Walmart right now just to spite all of you

I'll probably see you there.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2015, 12:14 AM
 
8,438 posts, read 7,438,743 times
Reputation: 18403
People keep saying Walmart sells things made overseas.

Fact: A lot of consumer goods have always been made overseas, and sold in this country. In the 1930s, as a small child I can still remember that most of the toys we had, were marked made in Japan, England, Italy, etc. Cheaper items could not be made in the U.S. at a price people would pay clear back then. My mother would show me on a globe where the country was that made these things. We have always imported a lot of retail goods from other countries.

People keep complaining that Walmart sells foreign made things, hinting they want to buy from companies that buy and sell American products.

Fact: Have you been down to your major department stores, and seen how many of their goods are made outside of this country. About the same as Walmart.

Lets look at TVs, and other electronics as an example

Sears.com

tv - Walmart.com

Question how many of those do you think is made overseas? Biggest difference is the price between the two stores. Both companies buy from same companies, made in the same factories.

You can check department store after department store and find they all buy a large percentage of their products from overseas. The same hold true for Mom and Pop stores.
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
 
Old 04-24-2015, 12:21 AM
 
Location: OC, CA
9,863 posts, read 13,274,591 times
Reputation: 8732
Quote:
Originally Posted by IShootNikon View Post
I'm going to shop at Walmart right now just to spite all of you
You go with your bad self. Grab me a 2 liter of diet coke would you
Reply With Quote Quick reply to this message
Please register to post and access all features of our very popular forum. It is free and quick. Over $68,000 in prizes has already been given out to active posters on our forum. Additional giveaways are planned.

Detailed information about all U.S. cities, counties, and zip codes on our site: City-data.com.


Reply
Please update this thread with any new information or opinions. This open thread is still read by thousands of people, so we encourage all additional points of view.

Quick Reply
Message:

Over $104,000 in prizes was already given out to active posters on our forum and additional giveaways are planned!

Go Back   City-Data Forum > General Forums > Current Events
Similar Threads
Follow City-Data.com founder on our Forum or

All times are GMT -6.

© 2005-2018, Advameg, Inc.

City-Data.com - Archive 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18, 19, 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, 28, 29, 30, 31, 32, 33, 34, 35 - Top