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Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:05 AM

 

REMEMBER EVERYONE - Call ALL of your local WalMarts tomorrow and ask if they are open.

If they answer "yes", say "too bad."

If they answer "no", say "good."

Get the message across. And do NOT set foot in one of them. WalMart is a plague on the country and it needs to die.

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Reply REMEMBER EVERYONE - Call ALL of your local WalMarts tomorrow and ask if they are open. (Original post)
HopeHoops Nov 2012 OP
taterguy Nov 2012 #1
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #4
Logical Nov 2012 #2
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #5
cherokeeprogressive Nov 2012 #26
Revlon10 Nov 2012 #18
ileus Nov 2012 #3
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #7
Fla_Democrat Nov 2012 #6
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #9
Fla_Democrat Nov 2012 #11
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #13
Fla_Democrat Nov 2012 #20
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #22
Lucinda Nov 2012 #8
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #10
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #14
RB TexLa Nov 2012 #12
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #16
RB TexLa Nov 2012 #21
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #23
RB TexLa Nov 2012 #25
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #33
OneMoreDemocrat Nov 2012 #24
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #31
B2G Nov 2012 #15
HopeHoops Nov 2012 #17
vaberella Nov 2012 #19
tblue Nov 2012 #27
mrsadm Nov 2012 #28
HockeyMom Nov 2012 #29
dembotoz Nov 2012 #30
zappaman Nov 2012 #32

Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:09 AM

1. How would they answer 'no' if they're not open?

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Response to taterguy (Reply #1)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:21 AM

4. Some low-paid manager will be there.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:09 AM

2. Do you want the people working there to lose their jobs? You have others lined up for them?

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Response to Logical (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:22 AM

5. No, I want them to unionize and gain power.

 

The non-union strike needs to be supported so they've got leverage to unionize.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #5)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:40 PM

26. "WalMart is a plague on the country and it needs to die."

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Response to Logical (Reply #2)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:48 AM

18. Keep supporting the system that oppressing you.

You and the rest of the world. The new slavery, here and around the world. When are we going to stand up. To all that love our SOS Hillary Clinton, she is one of there biggest cheerleaders. Ever wonder how they Wal mart became so huge?

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:10 AM

3. What are the best deals there tomorrow?

It's pretty well known they're open everyday but Christmas.

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Response to ileus (Reply #3)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:30 AM

7. There ARE no Black Friday deals. EVERY store stocks two of the obsolete products they advertise.

 

Every store specifically states that quantities are limited and there are no rain checks on sale items. That's the draw-in. They mark everything else up and put a red "SALE" sign on it and idiots think they're getting a good deal because they camped out for three days. The tents and chairs they brought are often stolen while they're in the store. The same items will cost 20% less two weeks from now. It's the same every year. The idiots never learn. That's why the store's put the effort into Black Friday.

BTW - did you know that the Thanksgiving newspaper is the largest one of the year? There are no grocery coupons. It makes it easy - you just put all of the internals into the recycling can. It's the biggest scam of the year.

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:27 AM

6. I can save time, the answer is going to be....

Yes.

Uhm, gee, will you be open on the biggest shopping day of the year......

Is there any, retail store not going to be open? Anywhere?



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Response to Fla_Democrat (Reply #6)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:31 AM

9. Not if they don't have employees.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #9)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:41 AM

11. Oh, I think they will have employees

But, I'll letcha know when I get back home tomorrow.


















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Response to Fla_Democrat (Reply #11)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:43 AM

13. You aren't seriously planning to venture out tomorrow are you? E-GADS!

 

Politics aside, Black Friday is freaky on all levels.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #13)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:49 AM

20. Yea, got to

politics, and Christmas shopping aside, I have electrical issues at my house, and I need wire, outlets, a circuit breaker, a couple of cut in boxes and cover plates. My trip to Lowes will take me past 3 of the 5 'local' walmarts. (Well, not right past (except for 1), the other two are just off Capital Circle, easy to swing by and see. Locations of the other 2 are such that I know they will be staffed, or reasonably sure of it.










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Response to Fla_Democrat (Reply #20)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:54 AM

22. Shit. I've got all of that stuff and know how to install it. But I'm in PA. That's a problem.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:30 AM

8. I somehow doubt that harassing a local store employee on their busiest day of the year

would help solve anything. ♥

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:31 AM

10. Oh no, ask for the manager.

 

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Response to Lucinda (Reply #8)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:44 AM

14. If enough of us call and ask for the manager, it WILL get back to corporate.

 

This isn't about the individual stores. It's simple solidarity with the employees.

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:43 AM

12. You do know Thanksgiving is a one day holiday. In fact I don't know any holidays that


are more than one day.

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #12)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:46 AM

16. We still need to support the low-wage workers. The message up the chain might make a small change.

 

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:50 AM

21. I don't undersand what asking a store if they are open on a business day is supposed to do to


support someone?

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #21)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:56 AM

23. I trust you know the WalMart workers are striking. The question is directed at management.

 

If enough people call and ask (and answer to the response) it will make it up the chain to corporate. Think of it as "grass roots" if you will. They'll get scabs anyway, but the call is just to show support for the abused.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #23)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:20 PM

25. I didn't know there was a strike

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Response to RB TexLa (Reply #25)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:29 PM

33. Yeah, FOX is claiming Soros orchestrated it through MoveOn. That's rather hilarious.

 

The last time Soros donated to MoveOn was in 2004 and it was for political purposes. He has NOTHING to do with the worker-organized strike tomorrow but FOX just HAS to find a way to work his name into it.

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Response to HopeHoops (Reply #16)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 11:12 AM

24. You said in your OP...

 

...that Walmart is a plague and needs to die, and then you say that we need to support low wage workers.

Since Walmart is America's largest employer, I don't see how it's death will help it's employees all that much.

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Response to OneMoreDemocrat (Reply #24)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:21 PM

31. By opening up more small businesses that WalMart actively killed.

 

WalMart treats its employees like shit. Small businesses generally (if not entirely) take care of their employees because they see them as an ASSET, not a liability. If the strike hits WalMart's bottom line, maybe they'll reconsider fucking over their workforce. Yes, support the workers, but WalMart needs to die and let small businesses return.

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:45 AM

15. You really think they won't be open on Black Friday?

lolz.

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Response to B2G (Reply #15)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:48 AM

17. That isn't the point. The call shows solidarity with the workers who strike.

 

It's a small effort on our part but it has an impact if enough of us do it.

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 10:49 AM

19. If they're open we should say---"Happy Thanksgiving Walmart doesn't deserve you."

We understand why you need to work there.

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:51 PM

27. Don't they have a recorded answering system?

I doubt they pay a human to answer their phone.

I'm happy to trouble Walmart but not sure how, other than to avoid it like the plague.

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:54 PM

28. Don't do this, it is a waste of time

all you will accomplish is harrassment of some poor lowly employee who answers the phone.

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 12:57 PM

29. Walmart Supermarkets Only

We have a few of those. They only sell food items. I don't think this applies to these stores, since the majority of supermarkets are open on Thanksgiving, although the majority close early for staff to have their own dinners with family.

Publix in Florida is the ONLY supermarket I have ever seen which isn't open at all on Thanksgiving.

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 01:00 PM

30. i hope to find a walmart where a labor action is taking place and walk with the picketers

for a while, if they would allow it

maybe drop off a bag or burgers.....

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Response to HopeHoops (Original post)

Thu Nov 22, 2012, 02:25 PM

32. I would except I have WAAAAY better things to do with my time.

Have fun!

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