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80. "the corporation" is a great movie that will explain how walmart
is taking over the world. ok--maybe not that--but it shows you how they told their suppliers in the u.s. that they can buy shit for real cheap overseas so these suppliers were closing up shop here and going to china -- so the suppliers can compete with other suppliers.

it has totally screwed up this economy

and cost thousands of jobs.

i used to shop there--but i've been boycotting it for over a year now.

i won't be seeing you in the little blue vest. besides, i live near chicago.

good luck with your new job. make the best of it then go find another job in your spare time. don't get into the rut of walmartism.
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  -I Work At Wal-Mart....Ask Me Anything Magic Rat  Jan-28-05 05:04 PM   #0 
  - did you lose a bet?  LiberallyInclined   Jan-28-05 05:05 PM   #1 
  - I happen to look quite dapper in a blue polyester vest  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:07 PM   #6 
  - how crappy are the benefits  dwickham   Jan-28-05 05:05 PM   #2 
  - the only benefits I've seen  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:08 PM   #7 
  - Two questions  DelawareValleyDem   Jan-28-05 05:06 PM   #3 
  - okay...  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:09 PM   #9 
  - can you get one of those tiny spycams sewn into your vest  chimpsrsmarter   Jan-28-05 05:06 PM   #4 
  - I'd love to do that  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:11 PM   #11 
     - maybe you can figure how to do it  chimpsrsmarter   Jan-28-05 05:12 PM   #12 
     - I would love  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:19 PM   #18 
     - make sure the employees who aren't getting their federally mandated breaks  miss_kitty   Jan-28-05 06:57 PM   #62 
     - are 15 minute breaks federally mandated?  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 07:18 PM   #65 
        - I THOUGHT so...  miss_kitty   Jan-28-05 07:55 PM   #66 
     - can you keep a diary and write a novel later?  NuttyFluffers   Jan-29-05 03:36 AM   #74 
  - Have they made you work extra hours off the clock yet?  Salviati   Jan-28-05 05:06 PM   #5 
  - no  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:13 PM   #14 
     - now that's classic! that's gotta go in the book! n/t  NuttyFluffers   Jan-29-05 03:37 AM   #76 
     - OMG! So the off-the-clock working is always at the suggestion  Rabrrrrrr   Jan-29-05 09:34 AM   #83 
  - three weeks? you're seniority ?  Feeney2   Jan-28-05 05:09 PM   #8 
  - basically  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:15 PM   #15 
  - How much do you make an hour?  Langis   Jan-28-05 05:10 PM   #10 
  - $9.50 p/hr  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:16 PM   #16 
     - Whoa... where do you live?  Zing Zing Zingbah   Jan-28-05 05:42 PM   #32 
        - Long Island  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:46 PM   #37 
           - Oh.. well that makes sense then. n/t  Zing Zing Zingbah   Jan-28-05 05:51 PM   #39 
           - My niece worked at a Wal-Mart in Springfield Illinois for three  ikojo   Jan-28-05 06:10 PM   #48 
              - Yep, I worked there 2 years...  Solon   Jan-28-05 06:31 PM   #58 
  - Have you been asked, "Do you work here"?  sakabatou   Jan-28-05 05:12 PM   #13 
  - yes, today in fact  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:18 PM   #17 
     - You are not dealing with the intelligentsia, mind you.  DainBramaged   Jan-28-05 05:22 PM   #19 
        - no, but I'm am shocked at the types of people who shop here  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:27 PM   #24 
        - They love all that 'Made in USA' stuff, don't they? (snicker)  DainBramaged   Jan-28-05 05:35 PM   #28 
        - Why do you assume that people who shop at Wal-Mart  RebelOne   Jan-28-05 05:50 PM   #38 
           - They may have money, but they don't know quality....  DainBramaged   Jan-28-05 05:54 PM   #41 
  - What have you learned that would interest us the most?  Pirate Smile   Jan-28-05 05:23 PM   #20 
  - that if something is marked wrong  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:34 PM   #27 
     - Ok, that's just.....  crispini   Jan-28-05 05:44 PM   #34 
     - hahahaha  orleans   Jan-29-05 04:10 AM   #79 
     - My husband worked at Bed, Bath and Beyond and you can return  Pirate Smile   Jan-28-05 06:12 PM   #50 
     - if you complain loudly enough  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 06:17 PM   #53 
     - My niece told me that one time she was sitting in the break  ikojo   Jan-28-05 06:15 PM   #51 
     - lol  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 06:19 PM   #54 
        - The cheer was done following a meeting of  ikojo   Jan-28-05 08:29 PM   #68 
     - K-Mart is the king of mis pricing...I think it is stealing just as if I  patdem   Jan-28-05 07:10 PM   #63 
     - yes, people tend to get pissed off  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 07:17 PM   #64 
     - a lot of chains do this. Meijer, the grocery, and Menards, do  barb162   Jan-29-05 09:40 AM   #85 
     - Who the hell comes up with this crap?  Downtown Hound   Jan-29-05 03:47 AM   #78 
     - that 3 buck off thing doesn't work here. I have had that happen and  barb162   Jan-29-05 09:44 AM   #86 
     - I've never set foot in another walmart  Magic Rat   Jan-29-05 12:59 PM   #94 
     - OMG!  DS1   Jan-29-05 12:55 PM   #93 
  - What is the one thing I should be buying there  Feeney2   Jan-28-05 05:23 PM   #21 
  - phone cards  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:37 PM   #29 
  - Can you do anything to get the customers  Glenda   Jan-28-05 05:24 PM   #22 
  - most do in my area  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:39 PM   #30 
  - Are you going to do what you can to hide your identity here?  Taverner   Jan-28-05 05:25 PM   #23 
  - I'm a part-time cashier  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:41 PM   #31 
     - Thats good  Taverner   Jan-28-05 05:45 PM   #36 
     - Actually, they can fire you for your opinions on a board...  Solon   Jan-28-05 06:33 PM   #60 
        - I went on some of those boards and they were hilarious. The K-Mart one  barb162   Jan-29-05 09:45 AM   #88 
  - Are you caught up on all your CBL's?  LostInAnomie   Jan-28-05 05:28 PM   #25 
  - pretty much  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:43 PM   #33 
     - When I worked there my manager was always on my ass to finish...  LostInAnomie   Jan-28-05 05:56 PM   #43 
        - i haven't seen that one yet  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 06:20 PM   #55 
           - That's a funny excuse...  Solon   Jan-28-05 06:29 PM   #57 
           - Wal-Mart isn't the only employer who says "why should you have to  ikojo   Jan-28-05 08:36 PM   #70 
              - My father was a union-buster for a textile company...  mitchum   Jan-29-05 10:04 AM   #89 
  - Is it true that they whip their employees ?  jeff30997   Jan-28-05 05:29 PM   #26 
  - no, that is not true  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:45 PM   #35 
  - Hey Magic Rat...  Solon   Jan-28-05 05:51 PM   #40 
  - yes they do!  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 05:56 PM   #42 
     - OK, 'nother question.  Solon   Jan-28-05 06:03 PM   #44 
        - I don't think I remember hearing anything about that  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 06:06 PM   #45 
           - OK, nother question...  Solon   Jan-28-05 06:08 PM   #47 
              - oh yeah, i wrote about that above  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 06:15 PM   #52 
                 - Sunday morning are slow...  Solon   Jan-28-05 06:26 PM   #56 
  - Do they really have $3 refridgerators?  hatredisnotavalue   Jan-28-05 06:07 PM   #46 
  - Have you learned to squeeze a nickel til the buffalo screams yet?  warrens   Jan-28-05 06:11 PM   #49 
  - How much is a pack of smokes at Wal-Mart?  Blue-Jay   Jan-28-05 06:32 PM   #59 
  - at my store  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 06:51 PM   #61 
  - need location and work hours  Skittles   Jan-28-05 08:13 PM   #67 
  - Skittles, while I would never try to suggest what you should  ikojo   Jan-28-05 08:31 PM   #69 
     - I WANT TO KICK HIS ASS  Skittles   Jan-28-05 10:28 PM   #71 
        - you'll have to find me  Magic Rat   Jan-28-05 11:40 PM   #72 
           - LI is populated but there is only one MAGIC RAT  Skittles   Jan-29-05 03:32 AM   #73 
  - Have you ever been hit in the head by  intheflow   Jan-29-05 03:36 AM   #75 
  - When the in store display of the company stock price goes up...  Strawman   Jan-29-05 03:42 AM   #77 
  - "the corporation" is a great movie that will explain how walmart  orleans   Jan-29-05 04:25 AM   #80 
  - Will you do the following?  Commie Pinko Dirtbag   Jan-29-05 07:25 AM   #81 
  - Were you drug tested? What test did they do?  Nikia   Jan-29-05 08:53 AM   #82 
  - I peed in a cup  Magic Rat   Jan-29-05 12:51 PM   #90 
  - What things at walmart sell at a loss?  Glenda   Jan-29-05 09:36 AM   #84 
  - beats me  Magic Rat   Jan-29-05 12:52 PM   #91 
  - Let's say you drop something heavy on your foot and curse  peekaloo   Jan-29-05 09:45 AM   #87 
     - I don't think you'd be fired for cursing  Magic Rat   Jan-29-05 12:53 PM   #92 

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