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Union Fail: Walmart Reports Record Sales
Brietbart ^ | 11/23/12 | Ben Shapiro

Posted on 11/23/2012 10:41:43 AM PST by SoFloFreeper

Despite union efforts to target retailers like Walmart, businesses are reporting record Black Friday traffic – the biggest sign yet that the unions are out of touch with the American people. Starting at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving, Walmart put its products on Black Friday sale, sparking a run to the stores and earning the stores record sales.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Front Page News; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: jobs; walmart; walmartprotest
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To: SoFloFreeper

The unions couldn’t even get a Democratic Congress to pass the Employee Free Choice Act (a.k.a., “card check”), so what hope do they have against Walmart. Hey unions, your time has passed.

41 posted on 11/23/2012 4:48:00 PM PST by Repeal 16-17 (Let me know when the Shooting starts.)
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To: apoliticalone
"...selling the Chinese Communist crap..."

Money that goes right to the PLA. Just like it makes no sense for me to buy energy products from countries that help train people to drive airplanes into our buildings.

As Vladimir Ilyich Lenin said (roughly): "The Capitalists will sell us the rope with which we will hang them."

Impeach the kenyan or secession.

42 posted on 11/23/2012 4:51:37 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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To: CrazyIvan
"The only thing worse than being talked about is not being talked about."
Oscar Wilde

Impeach the kenyan or secession.

43 posted on 11/23/2012 4:55:15 PM PST by ex91B10 (We've tried the Soap Box,the Ballot Box and the Jury Box; ONE BOX LEFT!)
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Ideally, we need every member and regular user to contribute to keep Free Republic up and running strong.

44 posted on 11/23/2012 5:16:48 PM PST by RedMDer (May we always be happy and may our enemies always know it. - Sarah Palin, 10-18-2010)
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To: pieceofthepuzzle

Yes, they have families. So do we.”””

Let’s cut to the chase here:

IF you are working at WalMart & you have a ‘family’, you need either a permanent time out from having kids or you need some serious education in order to make more income.

WAL MART is NOT a CAREER, people!!!

It is a place for young people to learn how to work with people, show up on time, problem solve without a 24/7/365 nanny on your heels, and how to keep your personal hygiene & demeanor up to standards which are acceptable for your employer. It is aplace for such young people to learn how having a gppd work ethic & initiative will lead to better things.

It is a place for a retired person to supplement their Social Security benefits up to, but not to exceed, the amount that would trigger them losing some of their SS benefits. For a retired widow or widower, this also gives them a reason to get up every day, keep up their grooming, and have pleasant interaction with others—some the same age & some lots younger in a safe atmosphere. No seedy bars & dangerous locations & bar fights.

Some of the ‘20 somethings’ we see at Wal-Mart are literally doing their internship’ for a career in marketing. They will not be in that store for the rest of their lives.

But—stocking shelves with diapers & Pine-Sol & baked beans is not a CAREER for a person who wishs to have or already has a family.

IF you MUST do this job for now—spend every waking moment you can finding a vocation you would like to do instead & get the education that will allow you to do that. Keep your spending to a minimum so that you can keep getting more education.

You really don’t ‘need’ those $100 tickets to a concert or to the Oakland Raiders game. You need to focus and get yourself a leg up from where you are. You don’t ‘need’ a new car every 3 years with a 100 watt stereo system & $5000 worth of 20” wheels. A car is TRANSPORTAION!!! Nothing else. I have put over 405,000 miles myself on the 2 vehicles I own, which I bought used. They still run just fine.

If your entire personality is demonstrated by your car, your stereo, your 3000 CD’s, your tattoos & your newest Cell phone—you are a poor candidate for a good job, anyway.

It is NOT the responsibility of ANY EMPLOYER to keep handing you more and more hourly pay just because you don’t think you are ‘being paid enough’. There is no such thing as ‘enough’. A ‘Living Wage’ for Donald Trump or a ‘living wage’ for a 22 year old who already has 4 kids because of her bad choices are 2 entirely different things.

I don’t care one little bit about your 4 kids & your prior poor choices. I will hire a person for the opening I have, based upon the competition in my area for that same job. I won’t pay 2 or 3 or 6 or 8 dollars an hour more just because YOU think YOU need a ‘living wage’.

Wages or Salaries are paid based upon the skills involved, the energy the employee puts into the job & the value the employer gets out of each individual employee. I can keep explaining this——but I CANNOT UNDERSTAND IT FOR YOU. You have to step up and understand how the world works for yourself. If you have been handed everything by over-indulgent parents or a government that thinks you need to be kept in financial slavery—then you are about to have some really harsh lessons. Those lessons you will try to escape, but they will attach themselves to you & someday- perhaps at age 55 or so, you might just get a clue.

If this week had been Social Security day for me, I would have gone to Wal Mart today, just to argue with the fools who are trying to raise havoc at the door of the only job they now have & what is most likely, the only job they are qualified to have. You would think that watching a union shut down Hostess bakeries would give some of them a clue—but they seem to have doubled-down with their demands. Their behavior will not set well with those who shop happily at Wal-Mart.

I am just one of many people my age who didn’t like the dead end jobs I was qualified to do with a very good high school education. ( I didn’t skip classes & was on the honor roll—contrary to most students today.) I went back to college with night classes at age 29, while I was working at least 40 hours a week, and some weeks, 48 hours. I took accounting classes—5 hours in the classroom a week with a ratio of 5 to 1, homework to classroom hours facing me. I went to my job, went to school, went home & did homework for 4 years. I didn’t have a social life. I ended up with a grade point average of 4.0. For those of you in Rio Linda (thanks, Rush), that means I had the best grades available. No One can ever take that away from me. When I am asked about my qualifications to do the work I do now, I can tell them what classes I took and what grades I got. That is permanent. Not even Obama can take that away from me!!!!

45 posted on 11/23/2012 5:33:57 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: napscoordinator

It is their right to be open 24/7/365. You don’t have to shop there in some of those hours, but it is the right of the company to do as it pleases.

The gas stations are open-—the hospitals are open—the casinos are open....why stomp on Wal-Mart???

46 posted on 11/23/2012 5:36:51 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: SoFloFreeper

The Unions are not stronger than Christmas.

47 posted on 11/23/2012 5:38:44 PM PST by bmwcyle (Women reelected Obama)
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To: napscoordinator

PS: In the 70’s I worked as a grocery cashier in So Calif for a major chain near Hollywood & Vine.

That store NEVER closed-—they didn’t even have a key for the front door!!!!

My first week there, I went to my dinner break & I locked up my cash register, as I had done at the other stores I had worked in for this chain. I got back from dinner & got yelled at!!! Who told me to lock the register? I said—all my prior managers!!!

They didn’t even have a key to open up my register!!!

48 posted on 11/23/2012 5:40:14 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: ex91B10

Slight misquote-should be “...not being talked about at all”! (from his play “A Good Woman”)

49 posted on 11/23/2012 5:41:14 PM PST by mozarky2 (Ya never stand so tall as when ya stoop to stomp a statist!)
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To: Repeal 16-17

Obama has promised Richard Trumpka Card Check in his 2nd term. Another Executive, order, probably.

The Dept of Labor is already turning the NLRB loose with orders to every single employer in the country to hand over all the data on every single employee to the unions.

That seems like a violation of the 4th Amendment to me. What say you?

50 posted on 11/23/2012 5:46:09 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: Einherjar
3:32 pm central time.......never left the house, still in our pj ~ s

I left home this morning at 5:30 to go to the gym. I was pleasantly surprised to see 5 other women at the gym. That was a first. I have always been the only woman all the other years on Black Friday. Maybe women are starting to wake up. I was the only woman at the gym yesterday morning though.

51 posted on 11/23/2012 5:47:19 PM PST by muggs (Hope and Change = Hoax and Chains)
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To: ridesthemiles

Anyone here on FR who has that ne’er do well family member or neighborhood kid who needs to read/hear what I wrote—feel free to pass it on. Maybe someone will get the picture.

52 posted on 11/23/2012 5:48:49 PM PST by ridesthemiles
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To: SoFloFreeper

I never shop at Walmart, but today I made an exception and spent 15.00 on some videos just to spite the union.

53 posted on 11/23/2012 7:05:08 PM PST by kempster
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To: SoFloFreeper
I post this ib the Daily Mass Readings thread:

Daily Marriage Tip for November 23, 2012:

The simplicity movement promotes the day after Thanksgiving as Buy Nothing Day. Celebrate this day by playing games, telling stories, singing, etc. as a family. Even if you still buy stuff on other days, this is a way to honor the spirit of home-made entertainment.

54 posted on 11/23/2012 7:11:22 PM PST by Salvation ("With God all things are possible." Matthew 19:26)
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To: nascarnation

>>So by FR criteria, it is better to buy Chinese mfg shoes than USA mfg shoes from a unionized facility?

Absolutely!! That insures that all money flows to stockholders and nothing goes to American workers. Then, we can wonder why demographics are shifting towards the Democrats. Our goal is a nation with 300 million in poverty and 30 million living like kings.

55 posted on 11/23/2012 8:00:30 PM PST by Bryanw92 (Sic semper tyrannis)
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To: apoliticalone

Walmart sells the exact same items as every other big box store. The only difference is they sell them cheaper and don’t kiss union thug ass while they do it.

Walmart pays better than many of the ‘very few’ union retailers, and they have a lower worker turnover rate.

56 posted on 11/24/2012 6:01:41 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: Beagle8U

You got to wonder how many more embarassing failures the unions can endure. They are close to becoming a laughing stock.

57 posted on 11/24/2012 6:16:55 AM PST by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: catfish1957
Unions are so out of touch with the public now that I think RTW would pass on a ballot proposal in Michigan.

They tried to enshrine union rights into the state Constitution in Nov and it was voted down 60-40.

Michigan is sick of unions.

58 posted on 11/24/2012 6:48:25 AM PST by Beagle8U (Free Republic -- One stop shopping ....... It's the Conservative Super WalMart for news .)
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To: apoliticalone

If nobody showed up, the store wouldn’t open.

Because Wal-Mart’s primary demographic demands the best deals (the poor and the middle-class) for Black Friday, Wal-Mart accommodates them.

You can’t harp on one side of the ‘greed’ equation without looking at the other.

/not that I disagree
//the whole Black Friday craziness is just weird to me

59 posted on 11/24/2012 7:53:51 AM PST by Ultra Sonic 007 (Hope for the best. Prepare for the worst.)
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To: Ultra Sonic 007

I see Black Friday as similar to gambling and I think that is many of the same people who participate, people who hope to get something for nothing or almost for less than it is really worth.

60 posted on 11/24/2012 8:00:10 AM PST by Eva
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