OT: Why not join the maddening crowd...

OT: Why not join the maddening crowd...

Post by Wizard of Woodstoc » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 21:58:14


Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

http://SportToday.org/

Makes some good points, eh what?

--

*** & calculus don't mix. Never drink & derive.

 
 
 

OT: Why not join the maddening crowd...

Post by thunde » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 22:25:03

Quote:

> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

> http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/01/life-at-walmart.html

> Makes some good points, eh what?

I'm sure the writer liked it so much, he's still working there, right?  
He's a condescending ass.  For many, working at Walmart is their life,
and there is nothing wrong with that, but this jackass pisses on them and
then tells them it's raining?

 
 
 

OT: Why not join the maddening crowd...

Post by BAR » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 22:38:03

Quote:


>> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

>> http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/01/life-at-walmart.html

>> Makes some good points, eh what?

> I'm sure the writer liked it so much, he's still working there, right?  
> He's a condescending ass.  For many, working at Walmart is their life,
> and there is nothing wrong with that, but this jackass pisses on them and
> then tells them it's raining?

Why don't you do the same experiment and go work at WalMart for 1 month.
  I'd bet WalMart fires you within a week.

 
 
 

OT: Why not join the maddening crowd...

Post by thunde » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 22:49:15

Quote:

> Why don't you do the same experiment and go work at WalMart for 1 month.
>   I'd bet WalMart fires you within a week.

Whether I got fired or not is irrelevant, the point is, it's not an
*experiment* for the people working at Walmart.  They are real people,
and it's real life to them.  
 
 
 

OT: Why not join the maddening crowd...

Post by Wizard of Woodstoc » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 23:03:13



Quote:

>> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

>> http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/01/life-at-walmart.html

>> Makes some good points, eh what?

>I'm sure the writer liked it so much, he's still working there, right?  
>He's a condescending ass.  For many, working at Walmart is their life,
>and there is nothing wrong with that, but this jackass pisses on them and
>then tells them it's raining?

How the heck did you get that out of the article?
--

Happy Holidays and Merry Whatever It Is
That Pisses Liberals Off.

 
 
 

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Post by Reginald P. Smithers III, Esq » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 23:06:13

Quote:




>>> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

>>> http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/01/life-at-walmart.html

>>> Makes some good points, eh what?
>> I'm sure the writer liked it so much, he's still working there, right?  
>> He's a condescending ass.  For many, working at Walmart is their life,
>> and there is nothing wrong with that, but this jackass pisses on them and
>> then tells them it's raining?

> How the heck did you get that out of the article?
> --

> Happy Holidays and Merry Whatever It Is
> That Pisses Liberals Off.

Wait, are you saying you are supposed to read the article before
commenting?  Damn, why didn't you say that in the first place?

--

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click here to make yourself feel good.

http://tinyurl.com/d3vxvm

 
 
 

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Post by thunde » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 23:12:01

Quote:




>>> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

>>> http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/01/life-at-walmart.html

>>> Makes some good points, eh what?

>>I'm sure the writer liked it so much, he's still working there, right?
>>He's a condescending ass.  For many, working at Walmart is their life,
>>and there is nothing wrong with that, but this jackass pisses on them
>>and then tells them it's raining?

> How the heck did you get that out of the article?

Well, what did you get out of that article?
 
 
 

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Post by justwaitafrekinmin.. » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 23:18:56


Quote:




> >>> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

> >>>http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/01/life-at-walmart.html

> >>> Makes some good points, eh what?

> >>I'm sure the writer liked it so much, he's still working there, right?
> >>He's a condescending ass. ?For many, working at Walmart is their life,
> >>and there is nothing wrong with that, but this jackass pisses on them
> >>and then tells them it's raining?

> > How the heck did you get that out of the article?

> Well, what did you get out of that article?- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

Well, having worked for a union I can say I got that these employees
are not being abused or mistreated.. In fact, it seems that Walmart is
going way beyond union activity by giving the isle workers
responsibility and the opportunity to advance beyond their set job
description. In a union setting if you reach beyond your job
description to try to advance you get your card pulled and get sent
home...
 
 
 

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Post by Wizard of Woodstoc » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 23:34:50



Quote:




>>>> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

>>>> http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/01/life-at-walmart.html

>>>> Makes some good points, eh what?

>>>I'm sure the writer liked it so much, he's still working there, right?
>>>He's a condescending ass.  For many, working at Walmart is their life,
>>>and there is nothing wrong with that, but this jackass pisses on them
>>>and then tells them it's raining?

>> How the heck did you get that out of the article?

>Well, what did you get out of that article?

I thought it was very positive and it parallels an experience one of
Mrs. Wave's students had at WalMart.

Poor girl got preggers as a Junior in High School, she was an orphan,
etc.  Had the baby and took a part time job at the local WalMart to
support herself - took night classes while Mrs. Wave and others minded
the baby, finished high school, started college all the while working
at WalMart.

Ten  years later, she's running the local store as General Manager and
recently was promoted out to the District as a Supervisor.

Wouldn't have happened without WalMart.

--

Time flies when you are sick and psychotic.

 
 
 

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Post by Vic Smit » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 23:46:09

On Mon, 02 Feb 2009 14:34:50 GMT, Wizard of Woodstock

Quote:







>>>>> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

>>>>> http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/01/life-at-walmart.html

>>>>> Makes some good points, eh what?

>>>>I'm sure the writer liked it so much, he's still working there, right?
>>>>He's a condescending ass.  For many, working at Walmart is their life,
>>>>and there is nothing wrong with that, but this jackass pisses on them
>>>>and then tells them it's raining?

>>> How the heck did you get that out of the article?

>>Well, what did you get out of that article?

>I thought it was very positive and it parallels an experience one of
>Mrs. Wave's students had at WalMart.

>Poor girl got preggers as a Junior in High School, she was an orphan,
>etc.  Had the baby and took a part time job at the local WalMart to
>support herself - took night classes while Mrs. Wave and others minded
>the baby, finished high school, started college all the while working
>at WalMart.

>Ten  years later, she's running the local store as General Manager and
>recently was promoted out to the District as a Supervisor.

>Wouldn't have happened without WalMart.

Do you mean a Walmart employee made her an orphan, or a Walmart
employee got her pregnant?

--Vic

 
 
 

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Post by justwaitafrekinmin.. » Tue, 03 Feb 2009 23:55:00


Quote:

> > Why don't you do the same experiment and go work at WalMart for 1 month.
> > ? I'd bet WalMart fires you within a week.

> Whether I got fired or not is irrelevant, the point is, it's not an
> *experiment* for the people working at Walmart. ?They are real people,
> and it's real life to them. ?

Have you ever shopped there? Most times folks look and sound like they
are enjoying their jobs, what's wrong with that? Why should they
adhere to "your" standards?
 
 
 

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Post by slamme.. » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 00:40:00


Quote:
> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

> http://SportToday.org/

> Makes some good points, eh what?

> --

> *** & calculus don't mix. Never drink & derive.

Trouble is...people keep shopping there, buying the Chinese
SHIT.....and wonder why North America is going down the toilet.
Looks good on em.
 
 
 

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Post by Don Whit » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 01:06:16



Quote:




> >>> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

> >>>http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/01/life-at-walmart.html

> >>> Makes some good points, eh what?

> >>I'm sure the writer liked it so much, he's still working there, right?
> >>He's a condescending ass. For many, working at Walmart is their life,
> >>and there is nothing wrong with that, but this jackass pisses on them
> >>and then tells them it's raining?

> > How the heck did you get that out of the article?

> Well, what did you get out of that article?- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

Well, having worked for a union I can say I got that these employees
are not being abused or mistreated.. In fact, it seems that Walmart is
going way beyond union activity by giving the isle workers
responsibility and the opportunity to advance beyond their set job
description. In a union setting if you reach beyond your job
description to try to advance you get your card pulled and get sent
home...

***********************************************

What union were you a member of......  must have been full of layabouts and
lazy people.  No union job I held had any kind of restriction as you
describe.

 
 
 

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Post by HK » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 01:13:20

Quote:








>>>>> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing
>>>>> http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/01/life-at-walmart.html
>>>>> Makes some good points, eh what?
>>>> I'm sure the writer liked it so much, he's still working there, right?
>>>> He's a condescending ass. For many, working at Walmart is their life,
>>>> and there is nothing wrong with that, but this jackass pisses on them
>>>> and then tells them it's raining?
>>> How the heck did you get that out of the article?
>> Well, what did you get out of that article?- Hide quoted text -

>> - Show quoted text -

> Well, having worked for a union I can say I got that these employees
> are not being abused or mistreated.. In fact, it seems that Walmart is
> going way beyond union activity by giving the isle workers
> responsibility and the opportunity to advance beyond their set job
> description. In a union setting if you reach beyond your job
> description to try to advance you get your card pulled and get sent
> home...

> ***********************************************

> What union were you a member of......  must have been full of layabouts and
> lazy people.  No union job I held had any kind of restriction as you
> describe.

JustHate as usual is telling a stretcher. No union or unionized employer
would have tolerated a hot-tempered little slacker like him.
 
 
 

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Post by justwaitafrekinmin.. » Wed, 04 Feb 2009 01:40:15


Quote:







> > >>> Life at WalMart - Charles Platt - via Boing Boing

> > >>>http://www.boingboing.net/2009/02/01/life-at-walmart.html

> > >>> Makes some good points, eh what?

> > >>I'm sure the writer liked it so much, he's still working there, right?
> > >>He's a condescending ass. For many, working at Walmart is their life,
> > >>and there is nothing wrong with that, but this jackass pisses on them
> > >>and then tells them it's raining?

> > > How the heck did you get that out of the article?

> > Well, what did you get out of that article?- Hide quoted text -

> > - Show quoted text -

> Well, having worked for a union I can say I got that these employees
> are not being abused or mistreated.. In fact, it seems that Walmart is
> going way beyond union activity by giving the isle workers
> responsibility and the opportunity to advance beyond their set job
> description. In a union setting if you reach beyond your job
> description to try to advance you get your card pulled and get sent
> home...

> ***********************************************

> What union were you a member of...... ?must have been full of layabouts and
> lazy people. ?No union job I held had any kind of restriction as you
> describe.- Hide quoted text -

> - Show quoted text -

Teamsters, and a loader could get his card pulled for sweeping a pile
of Kitty Litter out of the isle for safety reasons... A forklift
operator couldn't come off his rig and move a pallet jack, etc.. Shit,
a GW couldn't shut the door on a box car...