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I hate walmart. I hope it dies.

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it's like a 10-headed beast!!

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lol. yup.

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you think thats bad K mart is starting some of it at 6 am thursday

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dayummm for realzzz

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yea thats supose to be their door buster sales from 6 am to 4 pm than they start their next sale at was it 6 or 8 pm but anyway but than at 8 pm other places open up best buy does not open their door till midnight on black friday

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I agree.<br />
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However I think sales will be very high this year.<br />
All the people that have lost their homes, and had to move in with family...now have money to spend, since they don't have a mortgage.<br />
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Seriously though, I really wish they'd quit adding rediculous hours.<br />
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I worked in retail in a mall. <br />
I'd be there extra early.....no customers.<br />
Stay really late at night.....no customers.<br />
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These stores could save money...and be 'green', if they didn't open such stupid hours.<br />
People are going to buy, what they're going to buy!<br />
Add to that...all those extra hours are doled out so no one goes over 30 hours, and gets healthcare, or time and a half.<br />
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(In the past) My way of protesting this....I don't shop.<br />
Now I just can't afford it.<br />
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I wish we would start getting back to family values.

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DITTO GALORE

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Consumerism has become disgusting. The holidays have become a deformed representation of qualities that no longer exist in how we celebrate. It's supposed to be a simple affair whereby you are given a day to be with family. Christmas too, fellowship and goodwill and all. We've let them sell us a downgraded version where instead of relaxing we all get bent out of shape trying to buy and prepare a day that's been sold to us via very clever marketing techniques. It's stressful and unpleasant for many. Heck, people even get physically hurt on a pretty regular basis what with all the goodwill pent up that is released on black friday, as our desire to obey the command to shop shop shop for the ones we love overwhelms our ability to THINK like human beings. God bless us, everyone.

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such a great comment..you are tied for best answer!!

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Well, the customers don't have to go. But, it makes good sense for corporate competition. Sad for the little people who work there. Or any retail place.

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yeah i understand both sides, but i still find it sad

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Doesn't that mean they employ more shift workers? The dream used to be that machines would do most of the work, so people would only have to work part-time and instead we have places where all the hours are taken by a few workers.

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Walmart is pure greed-ba<x>sed evil!<br />
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Please don't shop there! They hurt people!

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it's very difficult not to shop there when you're poor, but i so see your point!

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Wow...consumerism at it's finest, huh?

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right!!

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they should open up for Christmas shopping on Halloween...why wait?

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lmao!!!! it just keeps getting earlier and earlier!

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Easter is the next date they will try!

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It's the kinder-gentler America of republican tinkle down economics. Give me back the good old days of socialist America when 1/3 of people belonged to unions and the wealthy paid twice as much. You know, the 1950s of Leave it to Beaver.

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Right. So in this economy where people are losing jobs like crazy, we should be demonizing a company that is going to pay their employees at least time and a half for for working on a holiday. Let's close their doors instead, because driving the economy cannot be a good thing at this time. We shouldn't be spending money, we should be at home huddled with our families as we wait for the fiscal cliff to take us where we never wanted to go. Yeah. Let's do that instead. Because that sure beats getting paid or helping get our economy out of the cr@pper.

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Does wal-mart pay time and a half? I know mcdonalds will be open and they don't pay time and a half. Just another working day.

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I worked for a very successful TX retail chain for years and they always paid time and a half on holidays. My kids worked for a parks &amp; rec dept and they were paid double time. Regardless, in a time when companies are cutting back hours and forcing full timers to part time status to avoid penalties with obamacare I don't see why we should trash companies creating more working hours.

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I don't think it's 'wrong' per say. This IS why we live in America. I just think it's odd that you're surprised by anything walmart does to grab a quick buck or cut costs. They are not a customer focussed business and yes while many of us are stuck in their cycle because they're cheap I don't know anyone who is under any sort of glorification that Walmart is anything other than a poorly managed greedy business. Maybe when Sam Walton was still invovled things tried to be different, but not anymore. <br />
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Just keep thinking Rome and home something better rises from the ashes.

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