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  •  I had literally never (1+ / 0-)
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    stepped into a Walmart before I applied for a job there. But I felt they treated me well, so I have become a regular customer.

    I do understand that other people have had a different employment experience. No doubt it totally depends on the store manager. But I had a good manager, and it was a good work environment.

    Sure, they could have paid me more. The starting wage is particularly discouraging. But any time you get recognition, like employee of the month or whatever, you get another dollar an hour. And you get a percentage of any increased profits over the prior year, which can be a significant bonus. People who tried were making a (relatively) decent wage after a few years.

    I guess I'm saying that after working there, I found Walmart wasn't quite as evil as I had been led to believe.

    •  That's good to hear, but too many cases of (0+ / 0-)

      female employees having to sue for equal advancement opportunities, and their pre-emptive weirdness over unions, and employees that have to do in-store food drives among themselves because they cannot afford to buy even Walmart's food is really distressing.

      The effect Walmart has had on small town mom and pop shops, and their general status as an architectural eye sore also contribute to my dislike of them.

      But I wish you well. You are the keeper of your own conscience. And good must be nurtured wherever we find it.

      Gentlemen, congratulations. You're everything we've come to expect from years of government training (Zed, MIB).

      by GreenMother on Tue Feb 11, 2014 at 08:08:33 AM PST

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    •  Were you supporting (1+ / 0-)
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      a family?  Successfully?  Living on your own?  Did you have health insurance?  Etc.

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