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Discussion in 'The Lounge' started by cannondalejunky, Jan 9, 2009.

  1. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    well i just got the call and i am now an employee for the worlds largest retailer. my job will be doing drawings for store remodels

    before you go flaming me for "selling out" or working for the devil... hear me out
    my current job is a temp position with no benefits and low pay for someone with my experience. it COULD turn into a permanent position but nothing is for sure. plus their business relies heavily on the economy and construction of new buildings. I almost lost my job there last summer just because steel prices went up.

    with wally world if people start loosing their jobs and start getting desperate for money they going to go there to get the bare necessities. and they are cutting back on construction of new buildings which heavily effects the company i currently work for, since wal-mart is tied as their number one customer. i did look around at other companies but there just isn't much of anything in this area for drafters. plus the pay is quite a bit higher than my current job, i get GREAT benefits and job security...non of which i currently have.

    so i'm pretty excited about this...should be a good job with plenty of room to move up
     
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  2. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Sell out, now you work for the devil...close down any small Mom and Pops lately?
     
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  3. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    ugh wal-mart. I hated dealing with them. When I was in the toy industry, we basically designed everything to what THEY wanted. Which could change on a whim. not to mention the ridiculous number of exlusive sku's they want.

    I was always told that they're such a big account, that not selling your product there would be detrimental to sales.... which only makes some sense to me. If consumers want your product badly enough, wouldn't it make sense that they would go elsewhere to get it? So there would only be an impact in the short term until consumers realize they would no longer be able to get your product at wally world? IDK my attitude is that they only have so much power over consumers/manufacturers is because we let them.

    While I do hate WalMart, I don't hate you for working there.
     
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  4. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    you gotta remember that wal-mart started out as a small business just like any other...it just so happens that sam walton was smart with his money and new where and how to invest it to work his way up to the top...you cant blame a man for being successful and what he does
     
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  5. jonKranked

    jonKranked Press Button, Receive Stupid

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    But he's been dead for nearly 2 decades, I wonder what he'd have to say about his business's current tactics.
     
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    stevew unique white person

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    been in one lately?
     
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    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Sweet.
    Will the Blue Vest fit over your business attire?
     
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    stosh Darth Bailer

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    Congrats man!

    Job security in the construction world is hard to find.
     
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    Da Peach Outwitted by a rodent

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    reflux Turbo Monkey

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    cuh-ching!!
     
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    chicodude The Spooninator

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    thet got where they are by using illegal and super shady business practices.
     
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    sanjuro Tube Smuggler

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    You should be on the street, fighting the man! Viva La Revolution!
     
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    H8R Cranky Pants

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    Walmart is a great place to pick up meth'd out skanks. Have fun.


    (but watch out for snaggle tooth if you're offered fellatio)
     
  14. SkaredShtles

    SkaredShtles I love NEWCASTLE and will ONLY drink NEWCASTLE!!!!

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    Congrats, man! That said - Walmart sucks. :monkey:
     
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    strong arming suppliers and union busting?

    not to mention monitoring workers hours to make sure they won't qualify for health bennies that are for 40+ hours a week workers.

    This is not to slam OP, congrats on getting what looks like to be a stable position in this economy. I would think that working on the "professional" end of things might be a little different than the wage-slave end.
     
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    $tinkle Expert on blowing

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    doesn't 1/2 of ark work for wally-world? no wonder teh duggars live there.
     
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    Westy the teste

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    The corporate brain washing was successful. Next step is breaking your will to live.
     
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    shh...he *might* get a permanent position.....
    :monkeydance:
     
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    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    There is nothing wrong with money in the bank, congratulations on your new position. :cheers:
     
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    JohnE filthy rascist

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    Yup...just this morning as a matter o' fact...

    But relax killer, I was just poking at CJ.
     
  21. Brian HCM#1

    Brian HCM#1 MMMMMMMMM BEER!!!!!!!!!!

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    Congrats!!!


    Can you now get us a better deal on toilet paper?
     
  22. I Are Baboon

    I Are Baboon Run, Forrest, Run!

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    Hell, a 22 year old kid's gotta do what he's gotta do.

    Congrats on the new job! You can get all philisophical and political when you are older and can afford to. For now, in this economy, take what you can get.

    So what's your employee discount? I got 20% when I worked for Ames Department Stores (home office, yo). :D
     
  23. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    they only give 10% off gm products and produce
     
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    world's.....fastest......corporate.....brainwashing.......
     
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    dan-o Turbo Monkey

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  26. cannondalejunky

    cannondalejunky ease dropper

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    i know that they've had some crazy, illegal, maybe corrupt ways of running a company...find me a major corporation that hasn't done the same...but all i was stating is people complain about them running out mom and pop shops when they don't realize that they started the same way.

    but if they're gonna sign the checks i'll just keep doing the work and mind my own business
     
  27. loco-gringo

    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    I'll bet I could find some less than desirable tactics at AMD. I know I could at Dell. Show me the perfect corporation and I'll paint my nipples white.
     
  28. Jeremy R

    Jeremy R <b>x</b>

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    Thats gonna take more coats than a winter in Moscow.
     
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    loco-gringo Crusading Clamp Monkey

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    :rofl: I didn't say it'd be easy.
     
  30. stevew

    stevew unique white person

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    you forget...this is a mountainbike site.

    water walkers everywhere.
     
  31. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Has anyone thought about the slight possibility that the typical mom & pop business model may no longer be viable or even desirable to today's consumer? While I don't care for Walmart its not because I'm morally opposed to their business practices - its because their stores are so damn large and I'm easily confused.

    What Walmart has done to the corner drugstore is no different than what the corner drugstores did to the traveling salesmen - just on a much larger scale, one that mirrors the economic growth of our times.
     
  32. jebfour

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    Congrats on the new job. Ignore those who give you a bad time - they are likley just trying to look "cool" on the net and there is a good chance that they work for a large company too.....

    Not many people make a decent living working at the corner market......especially in their early twenties.
     
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  33. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Jobz is tough all over, you need to look out for #1 and stuff.

    I interviewed with WalMart in Texas (over the phone). It was working on their POS and inventory software but I wanted out of POS since it's such a crap project base.
     
  34. JohnE

    JohnE filthy rascist

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    And 98% of the stuff there is absolute sweat shop manufactured CRAP...and my white trash ex wife shops there AND works for them.

    But folks are right, a job is good tohave these days. Even if your employer sucks peoples souls out of them...
     
  35. loco-gringo

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    Didn't your employer invade a couple of countries in the last decade??? Just saying.
     
  36. TN

    TN Hey baby, want a hot dog?

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    congrats on finding a good job. I worked for Fox (in news none the less) for 8 years...i have no soul left. :D

    My #1 tip for surviving corp. employment...the Beer Lunch. :cheers:
     
  37. Austin Bike

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    No company is perfect. But I would easily take the bet that walmat has had more judgements against it than any of the other companies that I have worked for. And for some pretty crazy stuff too, things that clearly don't fall into the "gosh I didn't know that was wrong" bucket. Like hiring illegal aliens, forcing people to work through their lunch breaks, locking the store after hours and forcing people to work (unpaid) beyond their work day. The list is pretty long.

    I won't even touch the mom and pop issue because someone else said it better than me - when was the last time you were in a mom and pop?

    There is a wal mart being built on the north side of austin and the neighborhood fought it. I supported it, even though I won't shop there. It is the site of an essentially abandoned mall. At least with a wal mart we'll see some tax base. The almost empty mall was doing nothing for the community. And now that we have a recession, nobody is spending and cities have to cut back - we need the tax income.
     
  38. jimmydean

    jimmydean The Official Meat of Ridemonkey

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    Not knocking the job, but check out:
    www.walmartmovie.com

    Well made film with accurate data.

    WalMart has more abandoned sqft than any other company. Once a building is built to be a WalMart and they abandon it to build a Super WalMart across town, that site will forever be empty.
     
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  39. Serial Midget

    Serial Midget Al Bundy

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    Forever is a mighty long time - don't discount the future viability of a Mega Lo Mart in a town near you. :biggrin:
     
  40. Sherpa

    Sherpa Basking in fail.

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    False, there was an old Wal-Mart here that turned into a TSC.