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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by jallman View Post
    When I said "strip mall", I was talking about one of those rows of little shops you find in neighborhoods. I think some people call them "boutique" stores. And I don't mind paying a little more if it keeps me from having to set foot in a Walmart and have to slough through those people while I shop. Every time I have ever been in a Walmart, I got the compulsive need to scrape off the bottom of my shoe when I came out.
    That's why I shop online. =)

    As to the rest, I understand what you are saying. However, I think those events where larger stores put out smaller competitors happened a little more gradually. Further, those smaller competitors likely ended up becoming suppliers for the larger mom and pop and neighborhood grocers and such. When Walmart moves into a small town, whole blocks of private businesses go under.
    I think it depends on the area though. Up where I'm from, there's a big strip of boutiques right in the village, along with some large supermarkets/drug stores/etc. a mile or so outside the town. About 15 miles away is the big shopping area, where there's two malls and a huge long road with a bunch of different "strip mall" strip malls all along it. In one of those strip malls, Walmart opened a store. It hasn't affected any of the other stores in the area as far as I can tell, as it's just one of a few dozen big box stores in the area.
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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by rivrrat View Post
    I buy pretty much everything at WalMart. Except food.
    Same Here. Save Money. Live Better. ;-)

    Actually I buy most of my food there also.
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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Phoenix View Post
    Same Here. Save Money. Live Better. ;-)
    Exactly. I get these $5 shirts that I can wear for fricken years. It's also where I go for kitchen and bath stuff. It's just a one stop shop and that's what I love since I fricken hate shopping with a passion.

    I do as much shopping online that I possibly can, but some things you just have to get in person.

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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    "I was completely ignored and shunned," he wrote in a complaint to the rights commission. "I had nothing to do all day but wander around the store wearing a yellow vest no one else had to wear, much like Jews had to wear a yellow star of David in Hitler's Germany."

    If this guy's using a Nazi Germany analogy, then he immediately loses all credibility with me. He sounds mentally unstable, so for all I know he imagined the whole thing after doing meth with his boyfriend.

    If he's telling the truth about vest (which I doubt) then that's wrong and he may have a case. But as far as "my manager shunned me" goes, boo hoo. Find another job dude.
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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    I can see why this is outrageous. Gays are into pink. Not yellow. Duh.
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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    This is outrages. Yellow is simply degrading. Chartreuse would be simply fabulous though. In all seriousness I wonder if Wal Mart has issues any kind of statement on this or if him being gay was the only factor.
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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by stinagen View Post
    I wouldn't be to sure i live in the "bible belt" people around hear seriously discriminate ageist male homosexuals
    I too live in the so called Bible belt, I have never heard of anyone being publicly discriminated against because they are Homosexual.

    I believe that all Homosexuals should be killed.
    But I am a Homosexual hating Bigot.

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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by digsbe View Post
    This is outrages. Yellow is simply degrading. Chartreuse would be simply fabulous though. In all seriousness I wonder if Wal Mart has issues any kind of statement on this or if him being gay was the only factor.
    They did. It's in the posted article.
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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by StandUpChuck View Post
    Shopping WalMart once in a while is a right of passage for me and my ilk. Now I'll look for the dudes in the yellow vests, because NOTHING beats shopping with a gay guy.
    I still believe there is something bogus about this story. I mean it's not on CNN or anything. Something stinks.
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    Re: Walmart employee forced to wear a yellow vest after boss found out he was gay.

    Quote Originally Posted by Toothpicvic View Post
    "I was completely ignored and shunned," he wrote in a complaint to the rights commission. "I had nothing to do all day but wander around the store wearing a yellow vest no one else had to wear, much like Jews had to wear a yellow star of David in Hitler's Germany."

    If this guy's using a Nazi Germany analogy, then he immediately loses all credibility with me.
    As if invoking Godwin in response to every reference to Germany - regardless of the how/why/extent of the analogy - wasn't credibility killing?

    Though one should be careful in invoking references to it, not every reference to Nazi Germany is Godwin worthy, and I am frankly tired of people using it in response to every analogy made. That was not the intention, IMO, rather it was for more constant, and blatant comparison [he is like a Nazi, etc], where inflammatory rehetoric not rooted in proper analogy and logical discussion is occuring.
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