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2013-11-18 04:00:55 PM  

Hugh2d2: Damnit... missed 5. No.

Now it looks like I only read books at Starbucks if I got a shot at small boobed chicks.


isn't that the hipster way?
 
2013-11-18 04:01:25 PM  

Pocket Ninja: This article does not really make it clear (the linked one is much better, and does), but the food drive is not actually soliciting customers. It's for employees to donate food to other employees. Which is a little less bad, but still won't play very well.


Actually worse in my opinion. They recognize they have employees in need so rather than doing something for them corporately (with some of their $12 billion in annual profits) they are basically asking other employees to subsidize them (and I am sure if you don;t buy your canned goods at Wal-mart you'll hear from somebody)
 
2013-11-18 04:01:54 PM  

Hugh2d2: Damnit... missed 5. No.

Now it looks like I only read books at Starbucks if I got a shot at small boobed chicks.


Isn't that why anyone reads books at Starbucks?
 
Ant
2013-11-18 04:03:36 PM  

Prophet of Loss: And yet people shop there in record numbers because ... they can't afford to shop anywhere else.


I don't. WinCo FTW! They're employee owned.
 
2013-11-18 04:04:21 PM  

grimlock1972: Voiceofreason01: But we can't raise the minimum wage "because socialism"

NO because republicans, nothing socialist about paying your employees a fair living wage.


Another generous soul... with other peoples money. How quaint
 
2013-11-18 04:05:29 PM  

neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude


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2013-11-18 04:06:11 PM  

cynicalminion: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Dirty Doug: The fact is that the employees choose to work there, just like the consumers choose to shop there.  You can't act like they don't have any other options.  They just may not like those options.  At the end of the day, if they refused to work for those wages, the wages would go up, or would go to people who are willing to work for those wages.

Go work somewhere else.  What?  Nobody else is handing out money to people who haven't bothered to learn a trade, get a degree, etc?  Let's all cry like little biatches about it.  That will solve it.  Better yet, let's cry until some moron in the government passes a law to fix it.  Then start crying about the prices going up.  Start crying about the little businesses that go under.

Guess who loses?  Guess who pays?  All you sell-outs who still shop at WalMart (and the other stores that treat their employees like crap).

// Won't shop at WalMart

not sure if serious

ok, fellow minion (and yes, my four years at wally world led to my handle) quit it.  you've got other stuff.  *tags in* don't worry, i got dis.
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So, we are the tag team champs??  :D
 
2013-11-18 04:07:49 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: stuff12345: if you don't like what you make at your job, get a better one.  if you don't feel like you can do that, try learning something useful.  if you don't feel like you can do that, accept that you're always going to be poor.

really that simple...

I think the bootstrap horse is dead.  You can stop hitting it now.


Well, if you've tried failure and that didn't work...  Maybe it's time to give trying a try.
 
2013-11-18 04:08:04 PM  

whidbey: neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude

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Whiskey Rebellion
 
2013-11-18 04:11:13 PM  

Grand_Moff_Joseph: cynicalminion: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Dirty Doug: The fact is that the employees choose to work there, just like the consumers choose to shop there.  You can't act like they don't have any other options.  They just may not like those options.  At the end of the day, if they refused to work for those wages, the wages would go up, or would go to people who are willing to work for those wages.

Go work somewhere else.  What?  Nobody else is handing out money to people who haven't bothered to learn a trade, get a degree, etc?  Let's all cry like little biatches about it.  That will solve it.  Better yet, let's cry until some moron in the government passes a law to fix it.  Then start crying about the prices going up.  Start crying about the little businesses that go under.

Guess who loses?  Guess who pays?  All you sell-outs who still shop at WalMart (and the other stores that treat their employees like crap).

// Won't shop at WalMart

not sure if serious

ok, fellow minion (and yes, my four years at wally world led to my handle) quit it.  you've got other stuff.  *tags in* don't worry, i got dis.
[img.fark.net image 500x534]

So, we are the tag team champs??  :D


only ziggles can sell the wiggle...
 
2013-11-18 04:11:37 PM  
I'm sure if everyone bashing the Waltons on here were given $30B they would still be championing higher wages for all on Fark.com, and not lounging on a yacht somewhere in the tropics.
 
2013-11-18 04:11:54 PM  

neversubmit: whidbey: neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude

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Whiskey Rebellion


I would submit "they" put the same chemicals in Jack Daniels.
 
2013-11-18 04:12:29 PM  

Cpl.D: whidbey: neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude

"Battle of the Beers"

Trick picture.  Neither are actually beer.


thatsthejoke.com
 
2013-11-18 04:12:52 PM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: I'm sure if everyone bashing the Waltons on here were given $30B they would still be championing higher wages for all on Fark.com, and not lounging on a yacht somewhere in the tropics.


I'm sure if there were a bounty on trolls we'd never hear from you again.
 
2013-11-18 04:13:14 PM  
What in the f*cking f*ck.
 
2013-11-18 04:13:43 PM  

Peter von Nostrand: Voiceofreason01: Fark It: A company spokesman defended the food drive, telling the Plain Dealer that it is evidence that employees care about each other.
"This store has been doing this for several years and is for associates that have faced an extreme hardship recently," spokesman Kory Lundberg told us.
Lundberg says an example of this would be a recent layoff in the family or some other financial hardship.

Like working for WalMart?

getting their hours cut down to part time so that Walmart doesn't have to offer them health insurance, maybe?

I get the feeling that no matter the answer, it's all the government's fault


Wal Mart was *looooooong* in the business of cutting hours and hiring many part time employees before Obamacare and the full-time employee regulations came along.    Don't think that A=B here.    I worked for them for 2 weeks and was told immediately that was going to be the case, "Don't expect to get over 35 hours a week.  They like to keep everyone as a part time employee."
 
2013-11-18 04:14:11 PM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: I'm sure if everyone bashing the Waltons on here were given $30B they would still be championing higher wages for all on Fark.com, and not lounging on a yacht somewhere in the tropics.

 
I think Drew needs to pay his modmins more... or anything really besides the crapy PBR 6 packs
 
2013-11-18 04:15:34 PM  

Third Day Mark: Peter von Nostrand: Voiceofreason01: Fark It: A company spokesman defended the food drive, telling the Plain Dealer that it is evidence that employees care about each other.
"This store has been doing this for several years and is for associates that have faced an extreme hardship recently," spokesman Kory Lundberg told us.
Lundberg says an example of this would be a recent layoff in the family or some other financial hardship.

Like working for WalMart?

getting their hours cut down to part time so that Walmart doesn't have to offer them health insurance, maybe?

I get the feeling that no matter the answer, it's all the government's fault

Wal Mart was *looooooong* in the business of cutting hours and hiring many part time employees before Obamacare and the full-time employee regulations came along.    Don't think that A=B here.    I worked for them for 2 weeks and was told immediately that was going to be the case, "Don't expect to get over 35 hours a week.  They like to keep everyone as a part time employee."


And now its 25 instead of 35, thanks to ACA
 
2013-11-18 04:15:37 PM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: I'm sure if everyone bashing the Waltons on here were given $30B they would still be championing higher wages for all on Fark.com, and not lounging on a yacht somewhere in the tropics.


I'd have you locked up, absolutely.
 
2013-11-18 04:15:52 PM  

Cpl.D: whidbey: neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude

"Battle of the Beers"

Trick picture.  Neither are actually beer.


It's popular to bash Budweiser, but several years ago, after a hurricane came through and knocked out power/water to my neighborhood for 2 weeks, I had just spent an entire day clearing fallen trees when my mom pulled up with a cooler full of ice, and some Budweiser.  It was the first cold drink I'd had in almost 2 weeks, and it was one of the best goddamn tasting things I've ever had.  I still think about it to this day.  That doesn't mean I will go to the store and buy Bud today, but god DAMN that shiat was something else that day.
 
2013-11-18 04:15:57 PM  

Spaghetti Eatin' Goombah: letrole: Anyone who makes snide remarks about Wal-Mart also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Ride a bike wearing spandex stretch trousers
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

7. Yes.  All the rest. No.  Hipsters and Vegans aren't the only people that hate Walmart


Yep. With me it's just 1, 2, and 6, with a few disclaimers...
1.) I watch plenty of TV & movies (probably too much). I just watch them on my computer.
2.) There are 20+ microbreweries in town. They put out some damn good product.
6.) I actually do prefer them. Give a large B or a medium C and I'm good.

"It's my surname" Letrole seems to have a bad case of...

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2013-11-18 04:16:17 PM  

whidbey: neversubmit: whidbey: neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude

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Whiskey Rebellion

I would submit "they" put the same chemicals in Jack Daniels.


My point was alcohol didn't work today we have better chems.
 
2013-11-18 04:16:36 PM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: I'm sure if everyone bashing the Waltons on here were given $30B they would still be championing higher wages for all on Fark.com, and not lounging on a yacht somewhere in the tropics.


So generous with OTHER peoples money
 
2013-11-18 04:16:53 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Pocket Ninja: This article does not really make it clear (the linked one is much better, and does), but the food drive is not actually soliciting customers. It's for employees to donate food to other employees. Which is a little less bad, but still won't play very well.

BunkoSquad: They're actually asking employees to donate food to each other (more complete story). Wal-Mart surely doesn't want the customers to get the idea that the staff is underpaid and desperate.

I'm more concerned with the idea that any Wal-Mart would have enough employees who are so poor as to need help that they have to have an organized food drive for them.  No matter who they are asking to contribute.  I can see, "Oh, Jane's a part-time employee whose husband lost his job, let's help her out" happening, and that's laudable.  But this says to me that there are enough employees to need an organized program to help them.

That's just wrong.


I worked at Walmart for 2 years in college so almost never defend them but I have to on this one.  We did the same thing 12 years ago took up the collection but in our store it was cash that was given out in gift cards.  A lot of people don't understand how many people work in a Walmart the mid sized store I was at had 250 full time and 200 part time college kids i did not know more then the 50-60 who worked the same shift and same side of the building I was in.  I would have no way of knowing if the early morning door greeter had lost her husband, or if the overnight stockers kid had cancer but the manager did
 
2013-11-18 04:17:29 PM  
People won't be so fast to complain about Walmart when they are required to go onto the government Foodcare.gov exchange website and buy their grocery insurance and then pay for it with a price based on their income level.

/thanks Sam Walton (for not being a "community organizer")
 
2013-11-18 04:18:07 PM  

neversubmit: whidbey: neversubmit: whidbey: neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude

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Whiskey Rebellion

I would submit "they" put the same chemicals in Jack Daniels.

My point was alcohol didn't work today we have better chems.


I don't think you got mine.
 
2013-11-18 04:18:13 PM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: I'm sure if everyone bashing the Waltons on here were given $30B they would still be championing higher wages for all on Fark.com, and not lounging on a yacht somewhere in the tropics.


www.examiner.com
 
2013-11-18 04:18:44 PM  

Pocket Ninja: Also, I wonder which response is more likely from Wal-Mart if this really causes a viral internet outrage:

1) Gosh, wow, people are right. We thought we were being compassionate in facilitating an area for our employees to donate food to their needier co-workers, but now we understand that the very fact we needed to do this indicates that we're not paying the people we depend on to keep our stores operating enough money to survive. We get it now, we've been exploiting  the poor for entirely too long and underwriting our workforce with the sort of social safety net programs that our political arm actually rails against to score anti-regulation and anti-taxation points. Thank you for holding up this mirror for us to see ourselves and for giving us the opportunity to change.
2) Attention Wal-Mart employees: Due to recent unfavorable media coverage, any employees found bringing outside items into a store for the purposes of donation to another employee will be terminated immediately.


Either works for me. I'm also working on getting people who work even 1 minute a week kicked off of food stamps.

I figure if the right wing wants businesses off the hook, I want off the hook as well. I live a very modest looking lifestyle. I love my small house (compared to others who make the same amount) and cheaper car. I won't be targeted by the angry mobs.
 
2013-11-18 04:20:41 PM  

d23: iheartscotch: Voiceofreason01: But we can't raise the minimum wage "because socialism"

Well, and there is a causal link between raising the minimum wage and inflation.

oh I hate this meme.. but...

[citation needed]


--RAND PAUL
 
2013-11-18 04:20:42 PM  

whidbey: neversubmit: whidbey: neversubmit: whidbey: neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude

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Whiskey Rebellion

I would submit "they" put the same chemicals in Jack Daniels.

My point was alcohol didn't work today we have better chems.

I don't think you got mine.


I'm sure of it.
 
2013-11-18 04:21:37 PM  

Joe Blowme: Well I use Mac/Linux...: I'm sure if everyone bashing the Waltons on here were given $30B they would still be championing higher wages for all on Fark.com, and not lounging on a yacht somewhere in the tropics.

So generous with OTHER peoples money


The economy is a tool to improve people's lives

That is the whole point of it

If it doesn't improve peoples lives then it isn't living up to its promise.
 
2013-11-18 04:22:44 PM  

Lumbar Puncture: letrole: Anyone who makes snide remarks about Wal-Mart also tends to:

>>> have worked there at one point in their job history...
 
2013-11-18 04:23:38 PM  
I don't make snide remarks about Wal Mart, but I wanna play too!!!!

/deposits troll coins


letrole: Anyone who makes snide remarks about Wal-Mart also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years - have 4, leave one on during the day for the cats
2. Drink microbrewery beer - nope
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac - nope, What's a Mac?
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records - nope
5. Read books at Starbucks - won't go to Starbucks, I'll go to Wal Mart first
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts - nnnnope...don't bat for that side, so whatevs
7. Ride a bike wearing spandex stretch trousers - haven't ridden a bicycle in at least 30 years
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises - Fark, I'm a smoker. 
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter - nope, I'm fat, and I don't care
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac - it's not fake, haven't had one of those in 15 years either
 
2013-11-18 04:24:04 PM  

chitlenz: Dirty Doug: The fact is that the employees choose to work there, just like the consumers choose to shop there.  You can't act like they don't have any other options.  They just may not like those options.  At the end of the day, if they refused to work for those wages, the wages would go up, or would go to people who are willing to work for those wages.

Go work somewhere else.  What?  Nobody else is handing out money to people who haven't bothered to learn a trade, get a degree, etc?  Let's all cry like little biatches about it.  That will solve it.  Better yet, let's cry until some moron in the government passes a law to fix it.  Then start crying about the prices going up.  Start crying about the little businesses that go under.

Guess who loses?  Guess who pays?  All you sell-outs who still shop at WalMart (and the other stores that treat their employees like crap).

// Won't shop at WalMart

Wow man, so you think Unions will fix the problem... right?


Absolutely.  As long as you define the problem as "People are paid what they are worth to a company" and you want to punish those who do their jobs well.  Go Union!
 
2013-11-18 04:25:05 PM  

inglixthemad: Pocket Ninja: Also, I wonder which response is more likely from Wal-Mart if this really causes a viral internet outrage:

1) Gosh, wow, people are right. We thought we were being compassionate in facilitating an area for our employees to donate food to their needier co-workers, but now we understand that the very fact we needed to do this indicates that we're not paying the people we depend on to keep our stores operating enough money to survive. We get it now, we've been exploiting  the poor for entirely too long and underwriting our workforce with the sort of social safety net programs that our political arm actually rails against to score anti-regulation and anti-taxation points. Thank you for holding up this mirror for us to see ourselves and for giving us the opportunity to change.
2) Attention Wal-Mart employees: Due to recent unfavorable media coverage, any employees found bringing outside items into a store for the purposes of donation to another employee will be terminated immediately.

Either works for me. I'm also working on getting people who work even 1 minute a week kicked off of food stamps.

I figure if the right wing wants businesses off the hook, I want off the hook as well. I live a very modest looking lifestyle. I love my small house (compared to others who make the same amount) and cheaper car. I won't be targeted by the angry mobs.


You have a house? You obviously are not paying your fair share
 
2013-11-18 04:25:13 PM  

crab66: Well I use Mac/Linux...: I'm sure if everyone bashing the Waltons on here were given $30B they would still be championing higher wages for all on Fark.com, and not lounging on a yacht somewhere in the tropics.

[www.examiner.com image 440x320]


LOL.  I'm REALLY hoping the Waltons will have sex with me.  All of them.  Maybe even at the same time.
 
2013-11-18 04:26:34 PM  

cman: Joe Blowme: Well I use Mac/Linux...: I'm sure if everyone bashing the Waltons on here were given $30B they would still be championing higher wages for all on Fark.com, and not lounging on a yacht somewhere in the tropics.

So generous with OTHER peoples money

The economy is a tool to improve people's lives

That is the whole point of it

If it doesn't improve peoples lives then it isn't living up to its promise.


Its called reality, life aint always fair, get used to it.

/get busy living or get busy dying.... oh Andy
 
2013-11-18 04:27:25 PM  
I can't believe a copypasta troll is still getting hits after YEARS OF DOING THE SAME OLD SCHTICK.
 
2013-11-18 04:28:16 PM  
"'That Wal-Mart would have the audacity to ask low-wage workers to donate food to other low-wage workers - to me, it is a moral outrage,' Norma Mills, a customer at the store."

Yet you continue to shop there?
 
2013-11-18 04:28:21 PM  

JungleBoogie: If only there was some way their needy employees could get more money....

Got it! Drug dealing.

Done and done. Have HR send out the memo.


Next thing you know, they'll be asking each other for help with that too.
i1.sndcdn.com
 
2013-11-18 04:28:58 PM  

whidbey: neversubmit: whidbey: neversubmit: whidbey: neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude

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Whiskey Rebellion

I would submit "they" put the same chemicals in Jack Daniels.

My point was alcohol didn't work today we have better chems.

I don't think you got mine.


Tell me! Please.
 
2013-11-18 04:29:35 PM  

The Stealth Hippopotamus: Voiceofreason01: Which is a totally valid point that does not in any way diminish the fact that Walmart pays their employees far too little to the point where many are forced to rely on charity or government assistance just to make ends meet.

So you believe this, so they shouldn't help people out because it would look bad?! Why not applaud this locale store for doing something right?


Why not simply raise their wages by a dollar per hour or whatever so they can just buy the garbage they need?
 
2013-11-18 04:30:34 PM  

Joe Blowme: Start you own retail store and then pay your employees anything you want.


Can't afford to, Walmart is distorting the labor and retail markets in a way that stifles competition and disadvantages people who sell their labor and they're doing it (at least partially) at the expense of the public. In a civilized country what they're doing would be illegal.
 
2013-11-18 04:30:46 PM  

Joe Blowme: Its called reality, life aint always fair, get used to it.


that's what they can say to the shareholders after the government forces walmart to pay a higher wage.
 
2013-11-18 04:31:08 PM  

stuff12345: if you don't like what you make at your job, get a better one.  if you don't feel like you can do that, try learning something useful.  if you don't feel like you can do that, accept that you're always going to be poor.

really that simple...


OR, just hear me out, you could exercise your 1st amendment solutions to draw attention to, and perhaps change, what you feel to be a fundamental suicidal and economic injustice.
 
2013-11-18 04:32:01 PM  

neversubmit: whidbey: neversubmit: whidbey: neversubmit: whidbey: neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude

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Whiskey Rebellion

I would submit "they" put the same chemicals in Jack Daniels.

My point was alcohol didn't work today we have better chems.

I don't think you got mine.

I'm sure of it.


www.thefix.com

Dude, what better chemical is there that makes you want to slouch down in front of megacorp TV and get your news from Fox/CNN/NASCAR than shiatty rice filler beer?

It's been done. We just to get to the whole concentration camp thing. We could make it look like someone's living room. Or Hooters. Only the kitchen's closed.
 
2013-11-18 04:33:10 PM  
need to get
 
2013-11-18 04:33:17 PM  

Well I use Mac/Linux...: I'm sure if everyone bashing the Waltons on here were given $30B


The Waltons weren't "given" $30B, the workers they refuse to pay a living wage to earned it for them.
 
2013-11-18 04:33:25 PM  

udhq: stuff12345: if you don't like what you make at your job, get a better one.  if you don't feel like you can do that, try learning something useful.  if you don't feel like you can do that, accept that you're always going to be poor.

really that simple...

OR, just hear me out, you could exercise your 1st amendment solutions to draw attention to, and perhaps change, what you feel to be a fundamental suicidal and economic injustice.


By "suicidal", I of course mean "social"...
 
2013-11-18 04:33:41 PM  
If Walmart just took say 250 million of that 15.7 billion they make in a year, and dedicated it to profit sharing among it's employees, can you image how much different it would be?  People working there might actually be semi-pleasant. The stores might actually be bearable to go into and not make you feel like your soul is being sucked out.

In turn, they might actually MAKE EVEN MORE MONEY and shed some of the negative reputation  It's a crazy thought but it just might work.
 
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