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Old 11-23-2013, 08:11 AM
Location: US
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No one is blaming the workers. We have the same thing in my office, and we pay a lot more than Wal-Mart. It benefits families who have fallen on hard times--a spouse died or lost their job, a newly single mom with kids, someone who is struggling with medical costs for their impaired child. There is nothing wrong with fellow employees opening their hearts and their wallets to help co-employees at any level.

For what it's worth, talk to the companies like Hewlett-Packard, McDonalds, and others who have laid off tens of thousands of American citizens and have written letters to Pelosi and Boehner pushing for immigration reform so they can replace those workers with immigrants who will not complain at all about their low wages. Employees giving to other employees at the holiday season out of love and concern is not the problem.

Originally Posted by urbanlife78 View Post
Again, it is always much easier to blame the one being exploited than it is the one doing the exploiting.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:33 AM
Location: Texas
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Originally Posted by nononsenseguy View Post
You are exactly right. And I'd be willing to bet that those who bash Walmart give very little in charity, if at all.

These people are all of the type that think themselves better than everyone else.

And another thing about Walmart is that they involve themselves in the communities they serve as well. They give much, and most communities like when a Walmart comes to town.
I can't stand Walmart and the crap it sells. I will shop elsewhere. Because, I do not shop at Walmart, I do not believe/think I am better than anyone else.

I happen to give to many charities, most recently (just a few days ago) a local food drive to help those in need. We also help family and friends in need.

Most communities around where I am, do not want Walmart in their neighborhoods. Actually, I live outside of a very big city. The nearest Walmart to me, is at least 15 miles from me. Which is perfectly fine with me.

Most large corporations give to the community, this is nothing special to Walmart.
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