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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:29 PM
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My first day at Wal-Mart.
So far during my orientation, I went to a meeting which was cult-like, watched an anti-union video, and watched a video on why Wal-Mart is so great (also bashing unions).

:banghead: :banghead: :banghead:

I hate to post and run, but my break is almost over.
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Shell Beau Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:40 PM
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1. So you are a Wal-Mart employee?
:hug:
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:32 PM
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11. Yeah...
hopefully temporary.
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Gidney N Cloyd Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:40 PM
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2. You've infiltrated their lines? Good work, soldier.
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:32 PM
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12. Thanks...
:patriot:
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lost-in-nj Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:48 PM
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3. just remember
this is only temporary......

:hug:


lost
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:33 PM
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13. Oh it is...
hopefully...

Thanks. :hug:
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Flaxbee Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:51 PM
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4. hang in there, I know this is NOT going to be any fun for you

... and remember, it is temporary.
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:33 PM
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14. It's as fun as getting a wisdom tooth pulled.
I'm hoping it's temporary.
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mikeytherat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 01:51 PM
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5. Phase One is complete: The Infiltration
Now to begin Phase Two: bringing them down from the inside.

mikey_the_rat
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:34 PM
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15. Yep.
:patriot:
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DarkTirade Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 03:16 PM
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6. I have a suggestion...
every time it gets to you, just think of one more horrible thing you can do on your last day, or when you've found something better and you wouldn't mind getting fired. :P
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:34 PM
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16. Haha...
I'll keep that in mind. :P
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Orrex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 03:21 PM
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7. I once witnessed an 8 AM "pep rally" at a local KMart
Edited on Thu Jun-05-08 03:22 PM by Orrex
It was much creepier and more cult-like than the two hours I once spent talking with a cleared "counselor" at the Austin Church of Scientology.

If your Wal*Mart orientation is anything like that, then you have my deepest sympathy.
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:30 PM
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9. Oh it is like that!
It involved a lot of clapping and foot stomping and spelling out the name of the store. :scared:
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mainegreen Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 03:37 PM
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8. Ooooh, the CBT (computer based training) is probably next!
Expect to be done and staring at the walls hours before everyone else is done.
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:31 PM
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10. I got throught part of that today.
I get to finish the rest of it tomorrow. :woohoo: (the woohoo is sarcasm, btw).
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Lavender Brown Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:37 PM
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17. Everyone has a job they hate at some point
(or more than once, like I did). This too will pass... :hug:
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:42 PM
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21. Yeah...
I can add this to a list of jobs I've hated.

Thanks. :hug:
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leftyclimber Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:37 PM
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18. Take lots of field notes
then make up a bunch of shit that sounds even more appalling to add in, and write a sizzling tell-all, off of which proceeds you can then retire young. ;)

Reminds me of the job I had at a cannery. That scintillating film about Your Friend The Conveyor Belt still floats through my dreams occasionally....
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:43 PM
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22. The book Nickel and Dimed was floating through my head all day.
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Deja Q Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:37 PM
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19. Cool. So when you get the pep talk fgrom mgmt about how many tire sales they made,
will the profits trickle down?

Good luck; I've heard horror stories from people who've worked there.
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:43 PM
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23. I haven't heard any horror stories from this one...
but I have heard horror stories from other ones.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:37 PM
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Ha,
well good luck...my wife works for them as well.

:hi:
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:44 PM
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25. Ah...
so she knows the horrors of it then.
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Broken_Hero Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:47 PM
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26. she knows the horrors, and the brighter side
of things...the field, is a lot different than the corporate hq...if you ever need any guidance/help with fucked up shit at the store, don't be afraid to hit my pm box, my wife can push through a lot of red tape to get shit dealt with.

The horror stories, she has told me of the field stores, are pretty damn bad....
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Taverner Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:37 PM
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20. Good luck
One does what one has to do - just don't let them infect you
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Fox Mulder Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 06:44 PM
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24. Oh they won't.
I'll make sure of that.
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baldguy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 07:16 PM
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27. Download some of these & leave them lying around in the break room.
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lizerdbits Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 07:31 PM
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28. I can't fake that kind of enthusiasm
for those rallies that spell out walmart. Hats off to you for not vomiting.
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texanwitch Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 07:44 PM
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29. My sister works at Wal-Mart.
She is retired but needs to work until her husband can start to collect SS at 65.

She is counting the days.

She just hates working there but without a extra car she needs a place where she can walk to work.
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cloudbase Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 09:53 PM
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30. Code 3 in housewares.
Get on it right away!
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Haole Girl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 09:55 PM
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31. Ugh
I wish you all the luck. :hug:
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Danger Mouse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 10:03 PM
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32. I used to work for Ames. Their training videos were hilariously outdated and entertaining.
When they were closing for good, I asked to get one of the training videos as a souvenir, but they wouldn't give me one.
Working retail isn't so bad, I never worked a register, just one the floor, and for the most part, I enjoyed it. It's hard work sometimes, the pay sucks, but hey, you get to laugh at dumb rednecks and city fuckwits behind their backs, and your coworkers are almost always social rejects.
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femmocrat Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 10:05 PM
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33. Are you doing undercover work there?
You could have the basis of a really good documentary or tell-all book!
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ZombieHorde Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Jun-05-08 11:24 PM
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34. Steal
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emilyg Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jun-06-08 12:47 AM
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35. If you want to eat and pay your bills
enjoy your job and be good to the company.
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