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Old 02-08-2007, 04:50 PM
 
Location: In the City of Williamsburg, Va
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Most business do start those out without higher education at lower wages, all places do that, that is why we go to night school before we have famillies or marry and start raising children or we go to trade schools and etc and then work our way up through various jobs..."except for certain circumstances", we all should do that and not expect to make 50 grand if we are not educated and not working towards a goal in life.
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Old 02-09-2007, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Stuck in NE GA right now
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Walmart is the closest and cheep. I do Wallyworld and Publix then the health food store.

I was proud of myself this week as I got out of Wallyworld for under $50....LOL. Because I live in a semi-rural setting it's really convienent and gas efficient to shop there. I buy a lot of things like filters for my heating unit because I have to replace them once a week due to allergies. Anytime I have to do repairs I check there first instead of HomeDepot or Lowes.

I won't go into the politics of the store, but I do shop there and I just make sure I do it early Sunday morning so there are no or short lines...everyone else is in church so I beat the crowds
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Old 02-10-2007, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Midwest
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I have no choice but to shop at Walmart. If giving a choice? No, I would not shop or step foot in WM.

I do believe there are good walmarts and bad ones. Mine is just plain awful. I think the quality of goods - such as clothes stinks.

Sure, I can buy some stuff cheaper then my grocery store, the problem with my WM they never keep the dang shelves stocked.
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Old 02-11-2007, 10:32 AM
 
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I haven't shopped at a Wal-Mart in about 7 years, never will for the rest of my life. Yes, for all the many reasons stated in previous threads. I think if more people were informed of the business practices on a local and global level of Wal-Mart they would think twice before spending their hard earned dollars there.
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Old 02-13-2007, 08:53 PM
 
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Lorann:

I haven't shopped at Wal-Mart for years and I agree with what you wrote.
Don't like Wal-Mart or their practices....Could go on and on and on about it....Claire
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Old 02-13-2007, 10:56 PM
 
Location: fayetteville arkansas
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i used to work for walmart headquarters and overall they are a great company. they do have their problems like any other company but i think people get mad at a company just because it has made it to the big leagues and then they expect the company to give it freebees all the time. I would like to ask you would you donate to the world if you won 10 milllion dollars or would you keep it for yourself walmart does not it provided alot of money to help alot of people then people sit and gripe. if walmart was not a good company then how did it get as far as it has come in the last 25 years???? oh yes and people also want to gripe about the money they make listen if it werent for walmart some of those people that work at walmart would not have a job at all most of the people that work at the stores do not have a college education i am not saying that, this is bad but why gripe why not be thankful you are making that 12,000 dollars a year??? do i work at walmart anymore no. why you ask well because of the traffic i live in fayetteville and i had a long drive to bentonville. Was that Walmart's fault ? No but I guess I could blame walmart because in my opinion you can blame anyone for anything and everything as long as the real person does not get blamed being yourself

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Old 06-15-2007, 01:27 AM
 
Location: Debary, Florida
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I love Wal-Mart, I save money shopping there and its convenient.

I also shop at Target, Costco and Publix as well.

I discovered another reason to LIKE WalMart.

The pharmacy has a list of generics perscription medications they will sell you for $4 for a months supply, assuming you have a perscription...for people who have no medical insurance.

I got a perscription filled there recently that would have cost me $60 at Walgreens, Wal-Mart charged me $4.

I have heard Target is doing the same thing.
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Old 06-15-2007, 02:59 AM
 
Location: The mountians of Northern California.
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We shop at WM. Our little town only has a few stores and shopping is very limited. I moved here after WM came in. From what I gather, a few small stores closed, a few moved to other areas, but the rest are going strong.
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Old 06-15-2007, 06:55 AM
 
Location: The Conterminous United States
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Wal-Mart. Yeah, save that penny now but pay for it down the road.

Wal-Mart goes into American companies and tells them that they must lower their prices or they won't buy their products.

If Wal-Mart doesn't buy your products you are doomed so the companies start cutting corners; making the products with cheaper materials. Wal-Mart comes back and says it has to be cheaper. Eventually, companies have to close up their US factories and start making the products in China in order to meet Wal-Mart's demands. So Florence, who has been at the sprinkler factory for ten years, is now without a job.

Maybe she can get a job at Wal-Mart! She can be a door Nazi!

It's true, but no one cares. Got to save that penny.

Read the book "The Wal-Mart Effect."
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Old 06-15-2007, 07:50 AM
 
Location: Penobscot Bay, the best place in Maine!
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I live an hour away from the nearest WM, and that's about as close as I will ever want to be. I do shop there sometimes, but I support my local small businesses whenever possible. Yesterday, I bought a rake at the hardware store for $18. I'm sure the same rake at WalMart would have been $8, but would rather support people I know than to support WalMart, so I pay the $18.
I think there are too many WalMarts here in the US (if you have 3 in a 10 radius, that's too many IMHO), and that they DO decimate the small businesses in (some of) the areas they choose to locate stores in. Not evil, per se, but I don't see that they do much to increase the local economy or community.
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