We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Wal-Mart

Wal-Mart reminds me of old people, toys, and Florida. So obviously I wouldn’t want a Wal-Mart in my wonderful utopia of Los Angeles; especially when there’s Target. What more in the world do you need than a Target? Anyway, the Sacramento Bee has all the latest details regarding the voting that will make Wal-Mart and the tide of cheap-at-any-cost mantra invade Southern California. Just say no!

2 Replies to “We Don’t Need No Stinkin’ Wal-Mart”

  1. Hey, there’s nothing wrong with old people… although I agree with the (cheap) toys and Florida bit. Wal-Mart reminds me more of urban sprawl, over-consumption, and the misconception that inexpensive has to equal cheap (low-quality).

    Speaking of cheap toys…

    — Wal-Mart… has doubled its imports from China in the past five years alone, buying some $12 billion in merchandise in 2002. That’s nearly 10% of all Chinese exports to the United States.
    (http://www.fastcompany.com/magazine/77/walmart.html)

    Why Wal-Mart employees seem so pissed off:

    — A newly hired ├Čassociate├«, as Wal-Mart calls its employees, could earn as little as $8 an hour, some 20-30% less than unionised workers at rival supermarkets. Union members might also have benefits, such as health-care insurance.
    (http://www.economist.com/printedition/displayStory.cfm?Story_ID=2593089)

  2. Wal-Mart pays less than nonunion stores too. They really make an effort to McJob their jobs, and seek out workers who are out of the job market.

    They get some of them off welfare, but generally keep a lot of them on welfare too. They aren’t good jobs there.

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