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  •  thought it might be better (25+ / 0-)

    to bring a personal note to this.

    i am working Thanksgiving night. i am not happy about it.

    yesterday we were talking in the breakroom. After I corrected some facts about The Hostess Bankruptcy and the dreaded union that drove our beloved twinkies from the store,  the Black Friday protests came up. I had to walk away, I can't understand how on one hand they can talk about crappy pay, lousy hours, and bad health insurance and yet disparage unions and the Wal-mart protestors on the other hand by saying, "well, they should go find a different job." When I say, "really, where? Who else is hiring in this area at living wages?"  I can actually see the cognitive dissonance flashing in their eyes.

    they look to me to lead them, but I keep my mouth shut. As I told my friend and co-worker, I am too tired, too cynical and too old for this any more. But I will do what I can by providing facts and helping where I can elsewhere.

    •  I'm going to a solidarity action at a nearby (10+ / 0-)

      store locally.  I think that making people work on Thanksgiving is going to be the straw that breaks the camel's back in terms of public support for companies like WalMart.  

      The revolution will not be televised. But it will be blogged, a lot. Probably more so than is necessary.

      by AoT on Mon Nov 19, 2012 at 01:08:30 PM PST

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      •  most of our customers are horrorified (7+ / 0-)

        that non essentials are working in a retail store, and

        will be there Thursday picking up last minute Thanksgiving items and heh, as i noticed last year, useless crap like $5.00 dvds. Yay, me, I am there at 5:30 pm on Thanksgiving so someone can get Rocky I and II.

        I told a colleague of mine, "if we are open on these holidays, we should sell the essentials only, Bread, milk, eggs, apples and bananas, Diapers medicine, and booze for coping with lecherous old uncle alvin. "

        She laughed and told me that a bunch of people would suddenly find a reason to need diapers, they need to hit their shopping addiction so bad.

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