Stop bashing WalMart
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First they bash Wal-Mart with story after story after
storyÖheadlines like ďthe stimulus checks will all go to Wal-MartĒ and on
Itís as if they are in their own little world, the
media, and they play through imaginary battles time and time again. The
end of the first page of the article points out that Wal-Mart is three
times larger than the next biggest competitor. That means they could
close half of their stores and still be the largest. Right? So in what
world is Wal-Mart losing again?
Because PepsiCo decided not to try a new brand with
Wal-Mart? Isnít it possible that their new brand couldnít match the scale
Wal-Mart demands and therefore they had to go with another company?
At some point the media will wake up. No one forces
people to work for Wal-Mart. They work there because they want to.
Wal-Martís work force is packed full of people who can barely speak
English, the elderly who just need something to do, the very young just
entering the market, and, yes, the few individuals who canít do anything
else. It is a great institution because those who can barely speak
English can learn while being paid; they are entered directly into our
work force and become integrated in the American dream. If they didnít
think so, theyíd move back to their home country.
Then there is the elderly. Iíve seen so many people
retired, hang out for a few years travel a little, and eventually get the
itch to do something, anything in the work force again. Why? Because
they spent 50 years of their lives working and like any habit it is hard
to stop. Wal-Mart provides the ability of almost any elderly person to
work again. And donít start saying that they have to work because the
world is so cruelÖthey had 50 years to get their retirement together
through Democrat and Republican Presidents and power so itís their own
fault if they arenít ready to retire.
Wal-Mart is a great start for the young worker. They
make you show up on time. They track your progress, they make you be
productive. Young people can take these opportunities to build habits
that will translate to skills needed in college and any job.
There will always be a portion of society that just
canít cut it. Wal-Mart provides for them as well. There are many entry
level positions available.
So by this article you might think I work for
Wal-Mart or have relatives who work there or that Iím somehow involved
with making Wal-Mart money. No: to each and every assumption with my
affiliation with Wal-Mart. Short of owning some stock awhile back (that
I sold for a profit) I do not have any affiliation at all. You couldnít
pay me enough to work there. I worked hard, stayed in school, went to
college, sacrificed, scrimped, saved and busted butt to carve out a little
niche that is my life. For those who didnít do that, thereís always
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Before you send any other comments, remember this too: Stupidity
is not in the eye of the beholder. Stupidity is believing that you are not
stupid like the rest of us. And yes, I am doing something about it.
I am posting my opinions for public comment which evokes public thought.
Things may get worse through this "public thought process" but at least
they are changing.
As you may notice in the many articles to come, I absolutely can not
stand people that have an opinion about something they know very little
about or didn't take the time to research before giving their opinion. I
pledge that I will not write a single article about a subject that I don't
know enough about to see several sides of the issue. If you think I am
to be the first to know about it.
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