Tuesday, August 29, 2006

Wal-Mart Anti-American, Santa Doesn't Exist There, Medicated Just to Go to Work, Oh, and Learn to Speak Chinese

How do you go from loving a 6 yr. long job to hating it in less than one year?

We have been told how to speak to customers like "don't tell anyone Merry Christmas" because of our muslim employees, Hello, this is America.

We were told how they wanted us to eat, only healthy, well I'm an American and I have the right to choose what I want to eat. If it kills me oh well, walmart will benefit from my death.

We are forced to work hours they want or forget having a job there. Does this sound like a family corporation or more like overseas workers? We have to wear uniforms now because we have writing on our T-shirts.

Well, I support the USA with every T-shirt I wear, does this sound like an American tradition?

If your sick now you take the chance of getting everyone sick or get fired if you miss three days in 1 year, what about the sick days we earn? Who benefits from us not being able to use them? I can tell you it is not the employees.Now they tell us we can only make so much money unless we move up in the company.

Who can afford to move up when they can send you anywhere they want. I have family who depends on me and I can't just up and leave to get a raise. Another family tradition.

I apologize to any shopper I might not be very friendly to because in the last year I have had to be put on 2 meds and possibly a third just to have a job. customers are the ones I feel sorry for because who knows maybe next week we have to learn to talk chinese and as an employee that will just be to much stress and I don't think as an AMERICAN I will take it with a smile.

Bare with us customers, we are trying real hard to smile for you but they make it harder for us everyday!

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Wal-Mart Memo to Employees: Tell the Media How Good We Are to You

I am an employee with this lovely company and have been for over 6 years. The store where I work has went downhill in the last year.

Recently management was passing out a corporate memo about some government officials in the state where we are located, which is Iowa. In the memo it talked about how these officials were going on a rampage about Wal-Mart and its corporate ethics, which they have none, in this memo the Mothership as I like to call homeoffice, stated they didn't want to influence us on how we should think, but these people were bashing Wal-Mart and therefore they were bashing us because we, the associates, were Wal-Mart and we should rally behing the mothership and tell the media how wonderful they are.


I can't even say that with a straight face. How can a company think we think their wonderful with all these lovely new "flights" and what the hell kind of mothership dumbass came up with "flights". In our store morale is so low there isn't any.

When these flights started coming out I half way agreed with the cash office decision, but the pay caps? Then the company tries to say its doing it for the benefit of us employees?

Who are they kidding! We dept. managers have been waiting for the day we get told our hours we work will change. This company doesn't care if you have children or not all they say is your availabilty is open so work it or quit. Well, six years ago my availability was open, but since then I've had a 2nd child and my husband works a swing shift job instead of owning his own business.

If they hours go they can kiss my ass goodbye I wasn't staying for the big pay!! Seeings how I don't even make poverty level. I could keep rambling but it seems every employee knows just how wonderful the mothership is!

Wednesday, August 23, 2006

Who is Letting Wal-Mart Away With This Greedy Nonsense? The Employees, of course.

I work for a Wal*mart in CT. I'm currently working in the accounting office, and it is pure hell.

On June 18th our office (which housed 7 associates) was told about Flight 1. We soon called it the day our office died. My Lead Cash office assoicate lost a paygrade, and she was going to lose 4 of her girls. We were told that if you still wanted this job, you had to be able to work from 5am to 2pm, and only three people will be in the room.

I was one of the "lucky" ones.

Soon we found out that half of our stuff had to be taken out of the office, we lost a calculator, a filing cabnit, and a chair. There is always two people in the room, yet one always has to stand. Then we were told that we had to process a whole days worth of money by 9am!! We've been doing this for about a month and we still can't do it.

It has gotten to a point where our managers are coaching us for "not adapting to change" and "not following policies". It's not that we aren't trying it's just that you can't process 30 to 40 thousand dollars in 4 hours AND balance.

It got to a point where we were asked to be taken out of the room, because we can't take the stress, nor stand the constant bullying we recieve.... but we were denied.

Our store manager came in to talk to us, and told us that the stress that we go through in this office will be nothing compared to what's going to happen with the next set of "Flights."

We were told that we will no longer have loss prevention, there will only be 4 department managers, and ALL associates MUST HAVE an open availablity. If you don't, then you have 1 month to decide if you're going to stay, or quit.

This company is forcing most of their long term employees to quit, not to mention a lot of single parents, just because they don't want to pay for overtime, and insurance. Something needs to be done!!

Signed, S.E. in CT

Monday, August 14, 2006

Mr. SAM's Casket Probably Too Thickly Upholstered To Allow Spinning

I was a 11 year associate at wal mart and decided I have had enough. I would have never thought 1 year ago I would be one of the people on this web site.

I just cannot believe the despicable changes they have made! pay caps at walmart? WE BUILT THEIR FORTUNE and then our thanks is pay caps and scheduling changes some of us cannot abide by.

Respect for the individual not since Mr SAM passed he is probably spinning in his grave to know what they have done to his once wonderful company .

Sunday, August 13, 2006

Moment of Reflection #1: Would Sam Spit in His Own Family's Faces?

I just watched the movie Wal-Mart is it good for America? I was shocked to see how little this mega giant has been given subsidies by our governments and they not only intentionally put the small business out of business by illicit and foul import and immigrant worker practices but how little they pay and the violations of public health crimes they have committed.

I will never buy a product at Wal-Mart again.

To the Walton Family, Sam would be turning over in his grave if he knew how stingy his children have become. If alive today he would spit in his own families face for how they have treated fellow human beings.

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Wednesday, August 09, 2006

Wal-Mart Fails in Germany, Loses $1 Billion

Is this the end of Wal-Mart:

(click Globe & Mail story below)

  • Wal-Mart Fails in Germany
  • Tuesday, August 08, 2006

    Where our visitors live

    Here's a partial list of some of the places where our visitors live:

    USA, Canada, Germany, Africa, Switzerland, Costa Rica, Mexico, Australia, New Zealand, India, Bosnia, Thailand, Shariqah, England, Ireland, Finland, Norway, Hong Kong, Netherlands, Macedonia, Malaysia, Argentina, Algeria, Japan, Philippines, Czech Republic, Brazil...

    No More Merit Raises Plus Wage Caps, Wal-Mart is Going Down

    I'm so glad that there's sites like this to get the word out about how awful of a company Wal-Mart actually is.

    I'm a 10 year associate, who was the biggest advocate for Wal-Mart up until about 1 1/2 years ago, then everything went down hill and fast. We lost the best manager any person could every ask for. Of course he had his wrong doings but everyone does and no one is perfect. He treated each and everyone of us like we belonged there and were part of a family. Since his firing, our store has lost everything, the moral is at an all time low, and I'm sure now it'll get even lower.

    We got told today, that there are no more merit raises, and also a wage cap on all levels. So now, a long time associate, at the top of their pay scale will not get a raise. We are the ones that helped build this company and once again we are getting the shaft.

    Wal-mart recently (at our store) made all hourly full-time associates open up there availability to include nights and weekends, but yet most part-time associates get to pick and choose their hours.

    We had people working 15-16 years, that were level 7's, but because their hours didn't fit with what Wal-Mart thought they should be working, they got demoted to cashiers and had to take $1.30 pay decrease, or they re-aligned jobs, or eliminated certain positions. I cannot believe Wal-Mart isn't seeing what they are doing! Have they not studied K-Mart, do they not realize that it's happening all over again! Lee Scott needs to wake up and take a look at his long time associates and see we are not happy. Wal-Mart is going down and it's going down fast.

    Less and less people are shopping at Wal-Mart, yet they keep popping stores up all over the world, but employing less and less full-time employees.

    Wait and see, next it'll be our discount cards gone, or the stock-ownership program ended. It's going to happen wait and see!

    Saturday, August 05, 2006

    Hail to the Spineless Wal-Mart Employees Who Let Wal-Mart Violate Them

    I once was a loyal Walmart shopper. They had everything I needed, at great prices.

    Then the monster grew and became typical of GIANT CORPORATE AMERICA.

    I work for Bridgestone/Firestone and can also see the downside of working for one of the "giants".

    My biggest recommendation to WalMart employees is to do everything in your power to UNIONIZE!!!!

    If everyone agrees and sticks together, the union CAN and WILL step in and make work BEARABLE for you all.

    Cheap Goods & Poor Employees

    I have been shopping at Wal-Mart on a regular basis for the last 10 years basically because of the isolated country living and there isn’t much competition in the area for them. In the past I have purchased larger items like a Homelite Weed Eater and within about 2 years or so Wal-Mart stop selling any replacement parts for it, the only thing I could buy was the string!

    In another instance I had purchased a water sprinkler with a built in timer. One day in the fall of the same summer that I purchased the water sprinkler it fell and broke. Because it was fall I knew Wal-Mart would be changing there stock to winter items and they probably wouldn’t have any summer garden items left on the shelves. So I contacted the manufacture of the water sprinkler and came to find out that the water sprinkler was no longer made and hadn’t been made in the last 2 years! Personally that led me to believe that Wal-Mart was going to warehouses and buying old and outdated stock at more than likely a cheap price and throwing it out on there shelves and could care less if they had a replacement if it broke!

    Also I have noticed in the recent past years there selection of a lot of there products has been cut way back! In the store I shop at I can no longer buy the largest jar of Maxwell House Coffee, now they only sell the small and medium size jars. I also noticed the size roll of Viva Paper Towels I like to buy has been reduced to a medium sized roll and I can no longer purchase the largest size made. They also stop selling a local brand of barbecue sauce that I used to purchase at this store! I thought they were supposed to be like a warehouse store where one could purchase bulk items?

    Just yesterday I had to take back a cheap $36.00 office chair I had purchased just a few months ago because it was recalled, Model #VCR1022. The backs were breaking and the chairs were unsafe and tipped over easily! I fell over in the chair a few times leaning over for something and the back of the chair broke a while ago! Buy the way the replacement chair cost me an extra $20.00 because they didn't have a replacement chair at the same price. So they made more money on the recall!

    Yesterday I also returned a $70.00 DVD, VCR player because it stopped functioning properly. When you put a tape or CD in it would play a few seconds then turn off! They replaced it!

    The truth of the matter is I am sick and tired of buying cheap low quality junk! I am sick of having to take there broken crap back to the store which is by the way is a 50 mile round trip for me! I personally feel they could care less what the consumer needs or wants and that they only sell what they can get there hands cheap or what has been sitting in a warehouse for a long time that is so old it isn’t even being manufactured any longer! I personally feel that Wal-Mart doesn’t care one bit about quality products or customer satisfaction. I wrote a letter about 2 years ago to the main corporate office in Bentonville, Arkansas complaining about the situation at the store I shop at and never received a reply! Apparently they didn't care!

    Wal-Mart has an I could care less attitude and according to the news reports they blatantly breaks the U.S Department of Labor laws plus they don’t give employees a 40 hour work week so they can have some kind of health benefits or something! Just remember this they employ nearly 1.2 million people and one-third are part-time employees - limited to less than 28 hours of work per week which results to a life of poverty! No wonder our great country is sliding downhill! Nothing like having the fox watch the henhouse!