I'm glad your son likes his job, and I wouldn't say that every employee there probably hates his job. However, when I go into Walmart (yes I do shop there, pretty much by force), I don't see people making eye contact with you, being cheerful and friendly, and promoting great service. They drone on like zombies. They're there to do a job you could train a monkey to do, for a pretty low wage. I for one don't blame them for being less than exuberant when I go in there. I expect them to help me, to provide services needed for my shopping experience, and for them to make inane well-wishes. However, I don't go in there with the expectation of smiling faces and people bending over backwards for me.Originally Posted by j-mac
Those supercenters with stores in it are not impressive. Woodforest Bank is essentially the subprime version of today's banking, catered to today's fast-food mentality. I imagine that many of the "independent" stores who operate on Walmart soil are essentially dancing with the devil.
Here in the semi-rural south, Walmart has monopsony power anywhere it's put down. If you were to take away Walmart from the local city around where I live, it would devastate the community. I'm not a big fan of that.