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  •  Pretty obvious that corporate doesn't give the (38+ / 0-)

    store managers any more hours to use during the holidays.

    Places like Wal-Mart, they come up with a number each store gets, sometimes for the week or for the month.  Managers who stay under it get promoted.  Managers who go over it get fired.

    "I read New republic and Nation/I've learned to take every view.." P. Ochs

    by JesseCW on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 09:05:01 AM PST

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    •  I worked at Target when a change in management... (25+ / 0-)

      occurred. They started sticking strictly to that same operating practice and began severely understaffing the store to stay underneath a set amount of hours.

      Needless to say, the store working conditions went to shit, and it likewise looked like shit, and some of my coworkers even started quitting and walking off the job. It was just me and 2 other people on the floor that day, and if you are familiar with the size of a Target store, you'll know how unmanageable it would be to respond to customers, stock shelves, clean floors, etc.

      Course, many Walmart employees don't have that luxury to be able to quit.

      •  Rec'd And Tipped. (6+ / 0-)

        walmart may not have to worry about cutting employee hours this year.

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        walmart is the same way Vhramis. One has to search all over the store to find someone to help them.

        It's ridiculous. By the time I get done finding help, I'm too tired to shop and don't buy half of what I would have.

        Those little go carts they have, are like ancient and they always run out of electricity when I'm half way through the store. I could walk faster than some of them go.

        I've only been to walmart about ten times. And now, I won't cross a picket line, even if my local store isn't striking.

        I had never been in a walmart store ever, until I moved to NH, where there aren't many stores.

        In NJ; we had ten, dollar stores, in a 15 block shopping area. Who needs walmart when you have 99cent stores.

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        by rebel ga on Fri Nov 22, 2013 at 03:54:17 PM PST

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        •  Walk? (0+ / 0-)

          "Those little go carts they have, are like ancient and they always run out of electricity when I'm half way through the store. I could walk faster than some of them go."
          So, why don't you walk?
          I see this in stores all the time, fat people using the motorized chairs. I always wonder, "Is he fat because he uses the chair or is the chair needed because he's fat?" Do you not walk because you can't, or do you use the chair because you can?
          What's your answer?

          "To succeed in life, you need two things: ignorance and confidence." - Mark Twain

          by CaptainAnalog on Sun Nov 24, 2013 at 12:24:50 AM PST

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          •  Some people have other reasons for using carts. (2+ / 0-)
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            I had my knees replaced 2 years ago, and right after there was no way I could have walked through any store.  I could walk short distances with a walker, but not while shopping and I had no one else to do it for me.  I am also a bit overweight.  I walk now, don't use the carts, but as I get older may have to.  I don't know what this persons reasons are, but you sound angry that they used a cart.  By the way, they are correct, those carts don't work well, if you can even find one.  Being disabled even for a short time is no fun.  You'd be amazed at how much is out of reach, difficult to use, and how much you really need all your limbs.  I also have had a broken wrist and really missed having two hands.  Something as simple as a zipper becomes impossible.  

          •  Wow...judge much? (2+ / 0-)
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            n/t

          •  Walk? (0+ / 0-)

            I have COPD, but whenever I feel up to it I do walk.  Sometimes I need a big shopping cart to lean on when I'm only getting a couple of things.  Other times I stop to catch my breath, and sometimes I need the electric carts, and use them.  

            But stores rarely have enough of them and I realize some people are worse off than I am.  Within a couple of years I will probably need one all the time, and sometimes I need my oxygen just to make it into the store, but for now I try to leave them for those worse off than I.

            Perhaps some using need them less than me, so what?  And lots of grossly fat people are diseased, and some aren't, but the overeaters still have to shop and they need the carts.  Should they crawl?

          •  yeah, damned crips (0+ / 0-)
            I see this in stores all the time, fat people using the motorized chairs. I always wonder, "Is he fat because he uses the chair or is the chair needed because he's fat?" Do you not walk because you can't, or do you use the chair because you can?
            What's your answer?
            Next time you are in a store and see something like that, exercise your rights as an American to know exactly WHY that person is using that scooter! If they won't tell you themselves, go to the store manager— s/he will be interested to know that a customer is in their store, refusing your totally legitimate interrogation!

            Really. The only way to know if those gimps are handicapped for real is to kick their cane or crutches out from under them!

            Or you could go the covert route and follow them home. Run a little surveillance game and see how they manage without the scooter when they get home! If it looks like they don't really need the store scooter, you could turn them in and let the authorities take over from that point, OR you could continue to watch them and take action yourself when the time is right!

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