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Walmart strike user banned
17th Nov '12

http://www.foxnews.com/us/2012/11/16/walmart-walkout-workers-mount-black-friday-job-action/?intcmp=trending



Do you think this is a good idea or a bad idea? Do you support those striking?

lauren [+2] Due March 14; 2 kids; Georgia 13472 posts
17th Nov '12

bad idez, ut support them. SO used to work for walmart. made 7.75 and was treated like shit, esp near the holidays he never had with his fsmily. they suck.

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
17th Nov '12

Hell yeah I support those striking. Walmart treats their employees like shit, they're a multi billion dollar company and they don't even pay their employees a livable wage. Plus, they have all their shit made as cheap as possible in China.



I won't even shop there anymore. Their business practices are so greedy.

Klaus 2 kids; Mississippi 24260 posts
17th Nov '12

I think after what happened to the people striking at Hostess I sure wouldn't be on strike if I was them. Not that Walmart would ever go under but still... So many people don't have jobs, I think they should be thankful that they can work.

Bad Things 1 child; Blacksburg, SC, United States 18452 posts
17th Nov '12

I support it. I think it is about time people stand up for their right to health care and higher wages without the fear of their hours dropped.

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Chuck Bass:</b>" I think after what happened to the people striking at Hostess I sure wouldn't be on strike if I was them. ... [snip!] ... Walmart would ever go under but still... So many people don't have jobs, I think they should be thankful that they can work. "</blockquote>



Thankful to work and still be on welfare? Forced to work holidays? Have your job threatened constantly?



Did you read that they're TRIPLING the price of their insurance? Give me a break.

furrbabiesmommy 18 kids; California 16570 posts
17th Nov '12

personally I don't' agree with striking. Fire those people who don't' want to work and hire those of us who are willing to work and have been looking.

SR ♥ 1 child; V, AR, United States 7872 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting *~Stella's Momma~*:" Hell yeah I support those striking. Walmart treats their employees like shit, they're a multi billion ... [snip!] ... all their shit made as cheap as possible in China. I won't even shop there anymore. Their business practices are so greedy."


Seriously. I worked there during the holiday season. I was paid 7.25, no benefits were offered, the managers were hateful as shit, the work was shit, etc. Fuck Walmart. If I weren't so cheap, I wouldn't shop there.

lauren [+2] Due March 14; 2 kids; Georgia 13472 posts
17th Nov '12
Quoting *~Stella's Momma~*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chuck Bass:</b>" I think after what happened to the people striking ... [snip!] ... Have your job threatened constantly? Did you read that they're TRIPLING the price of their insurance? Give me a break."


agreed, when SO worked at walmart i worked a part time job and had to g3t food stamps and medicaid because walmarts pay and insurance options suck. you cant survive on their wages. they are multibillion dollar company they could afford to offer better.

Fatty McRunnerPants 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Clearlake, California 59390 posts
17th Nov '12

IDK, I have very little symapthy for those who complain that it's not "fair" they work on every holiday. Life's not fair. Period. You knew coming into the job that it may be a requirement to work on undesireable days. That's just how it is. As for a "living wage" and better healthcare, I can somewhat sympathize. But, again, I figure you know what you're getting into when you accept a shitty job like that.

EBF*JB 2 kids; California 2941 posts
17th Nov '12

Walmart does not close on certain holidays. Same with other places.



Walmart has ALWAYS treated employees bad. People still choose to make it a 'career' for them. Aka working for 20+ years.



A job is a job right now. If they don't like it, I'm sure they could look else where, at a place that treats their employees better :)

*~Stella's Momma~* 1 child; Missouri 1654 posts
17th Nov '12

<blockquote><b>Quoting Fatty McRunnerPants:</b>" IDK, I have very little symapthy for those who complain that it's not "fair" they work on every holiday. ... [snip!] ... I can somewhat sympathize. But, again, I figure you know what you're getting into when you accept a shitty job like that."</blockquote>



Walmart shouldn't be a shitty job. Seriously. It's a multi billion dollar company.



And no company like that should be allowed to not pay a livable wage. You do realize that Walmart is really costing the American people trillions of dollars in welfare, food stamps, WIC and Medicaid, right? They literally send their employees to sign up for those programs.

Tavi 1 child; Washington 24422 posts
17th Nov '12

I support them. Especially because they do deserve more for what they work. As far as the scheduling goes. No....Most retail jobs don't give a shit what shift you work. If we got to pick our shifts, nobody would ever close,lol.



Walmart has deep pockets and short arms. They need to pay their employees more....

KD [Eli's Mommy] Due August 27 (boy); 1 child; Carrollton, Georgia 858 posts
17th Nov '12

I agree with it. After DH worked for Walmart for three years, they terminated him on the day his full time employment began. During those three years, they refused to give him time off for DS's birth, cut his hours dramatically, made his insurance nearly impossible to obtain, and various other things. I worked for Walmart as well and they did not treat me fairly either.



Point blank, Walmart needs to change, along with other companies. Yes, a store needs customers for a profit...but if the employees are not treated well and refuse to work, how can they conduct business? In my view, the employees are just as important as the customers. Wake up Walmart!

kthx. Due January 13 (girl); Cleves, Ohio 67213 posts
status 17th Nov '12
Quoting *~Stella's Momma~*:" <blockquote><b>Quoting Chuck Bass:</b>" I think after what happened to the people striking ... [snip!] ... Have your job threatened constantly? Did you read that they're TRIPLING the price of their insurance? Give me a break."


Uh... yes.



If you don't have a degree, be prepared to deal with shit jobs. Everyone works holidays... I'm an assistant manager and I work holidays. Everyone has to, at least 5 hours. And my company is amazing and takes very good care of their employees. The wage? Eh, they knew what it was when they took the job. They can't pay everyone $11 an hour.. especially when the job doesn't CALL for that much money. Most of the people there are either cashiers or stockers. Not big enough of a job to make $11 an hour.