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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by bg85 View Post
    is it your opinion that the workers should not be allowed to strike, or that they are bad people for wanting to do so?
    It is of my opinion that, upon being offered employment, when they are told that they have to work holidays, they can't back out of it. It doesn't work that way. Every single one of these people are told, from the beginning, that they absolutely have to work on holidays. They have no choice. None. I used to be in retail management, and on every application, there are boxes that the applicant has to check, to say which holidays they will work. If all boxes weren't checked, I wouldn't even call them in for an interview.

    When they took the job, they knew they had to work on holidays. This is just an excuse for attention, and nothing more.

    I hope if they strike, they get fired.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It must be brutal living in your world where you have zero willpower or control over your own actions. There should be a charity to assist those in such dire need of supports. Better yet, perhaps a government department with loads of civil servants and regulations to protect these feeble beings.
    I need to get in touch with that charity because I feel this pull to go shopping tomorrow and Friday when I know it's not a good idea. I hate crowds of people and I hate lines but lord help me I have trouble resisting good deals. I guess I could feel better about myself and get back my self respect if I blame Walmart for my lack of self control.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by tres borrachos View Post
    I won't feel sorry for them either. As TNE said, they knew when they took the jobs. This didn't just sneak up on everyone the day before yesterday.

    Strike, get fired, and own it. Fine by me.
    awesome. i think the far more interesting question is not whether or not this is "fair" to the employees or the company (nothing is or "fair"), but rather whether a significant percentage of the workers will decide not to show up, and what the company's response will be.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by CanadaJohn View Post
    It must be brutal living in your world where you have zero willpower or control over your own actions. There should be a charity to assist those in such dire need of supports. Better yet, perhaps a government department with loads of civil servants and regulations to protect these feeble beings.
    and it must be brutal having a major lack of reading comprehension....because if you had it you would know that I said just a few posts ago that I do not shop any of these sales. Try reading before responding.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by jmotivator View Post
    Saving money is now greed?
    When it is purposely at the expense of others for an item, yes it is. Now if you support that, be my guest that is your choice.

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    Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike
    they should have organized their labor nationally years ago. the best way to prevent unions is to not treat your workers like ****.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by Thom Paine View Post
    Yeah, maybe it's how corporate greed bullwhips people tro get off their backside and begrudgingly spend all their money.... people are forced to participate..

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    I'm not saying that anyone is forcing people to participate, but the mere fact that people used to respond en masse to the early morning Friday sales should tell you that it isn't the public that is demanding the change. They are simply responding to the corporation desires to shift the sales to Thanksgiving.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by disneydude View Post
    Not at all. You are conveniently refusing to accept the fact that the corporation can decide to have the sales Mon, Tues, Wed, Fri....and the public will come. It is the corporation that has chosen Thanksgiving to have their sales. Show me anywhere the public demanded corporations to open their doors on Thanksgiving.
    And you are refusing to accept people can decide not to go on Thanksgiving thus forcing the store to do it later.

    As for showing you the demand, one only has to look at the people lining up to see the demand. Even when the sales were at 4am the day after Thanksgiving, people were lining up at 1 and 2 am to get to the sales.

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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by TheNextEra View Post
    And you are refusing to accept people can decide not to go on Thanksgiving thus forcing the store to do it later.

    As for showing you the demand, one only has to look at the people lining up to see the demand. Even when the sales were at 4am the day after Thanksgiving, people were lining up at 2 and 3 am to get to the sales.
    There is obviously a demand for the sale...but you are confusing that with a demand that the sale be on Thanksgiving. The same people lined up outside the doors on Thanksgiving are the same people that were lined up outside the doors on Black Friday. The demand didn't cause the shift to an earlier opening. THAT is what you are conveniently refusing to address.
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    Re: Walmart Workers Launch Black Friday Strike

    Quote Originally Posted by americanwoman View Post
    I need to get in touch with that charity because I feel this pull to go shopping tomorrow and Friday when I know it's not a good idea. I hate crowds of people and I hate lines but lord help me I have trouble resisting good deals. I guess I could feel better about myself and get back my self respect if I blame Walmart for my lack of self control.
    Come down to Georgia and shop with me. I'll even buy you a salted caramel machiatto at Starbucks when we hit Target.

    I have no problem shopping on Thanksgiving, or Black Friday. Most places don't start their sales until later in the day, so it's not like the workers didn't get to spend Thanksgiving with their families.
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