Is this the beginning of the end?
I feel like there are some serious problems in the American economy but nobody is really addressing them. Shit is hitting the fan everywhere around and nobody is really paying attention to it.
>Liberal government doing nothing
>Le weed man PM taking lavish vacation
>Already have 10,000 shitskin dependents on our soil
>40,000 minimum more to come
>Everyone brainwashed things are good, and refugees somehow equal an award
>1.75 increase from 7.25 to the new wage of 9
>the stores closing are affecting 10k workers
>that small pay raise over 1 year for those 10k workers equals out to 36.5 million more a year
Fuck raising the minimum wage.
Good. Wal-Mart's employees are the shittiest scum that exists. I hope they all end up at McDonald's, another company that needs to close down all its locations.
Fucking faggots. Good riddance.
>the problem with capitalism is eventually you run out of taxpayer money
You joke, but that's a thing. Businesses are just as apt to use government welfare as people.
Walmart could not survive as a business if Uncle Sam didn't have to feed its employees.
I don't remember the last time I bought something at a retail store.
I just buy everything online now, literally everything, like fucking deodorant etc.
Aw shit nigga. I will have to plan my suicide soon if this affects my store because I've worked there for eight years and no other employer will be able to match my hourly wage of $15...
It's been fun bros, but there's literally nothing else I can do...
That at least makes this terminal walmart associate feel a little more at ease. These express stores were are convenience stores in food oases that arent as "intimidating" as a large store. I got a story that makes /pol/ laugh and working people like myself rage
>wife works as a hairdresser in the front
>this 19 year old girl comes in
>asks what she does for work/study
>claims she has "anxiety" and gets autismbux
>complains because she had to shop at walmart vs a smaller local grocery chain
>wifes face when
i wonder if it will affect the one near me. It hasn't even been open a year yet. I'd imagine it doesn't do well because not only is it less than 10 minutes away from THREE walmarts and in a very small 'city' its also literally across the street from the nigger part of town white people know to avoid. You can see a literal crack house from the parking lot kek
Yeah, you can't fuck around with the U-word. We had corporate on our ass at my store after some fuck was expressing one too many Ayn Randian platitudes.
>basic guaranteed income
it's like you niggers want to become r/selected animals.
Fuck off shill go shove you marxist agenda up your ass
Walmart simply has too high of a store density, and their prototype "Walmart Express" store model failed. Most of the closures are the "Walmart Express" stores, and the rest in the US are midsized ones.
Nothing to do with the economy or wages for employees, purely to do with optimizing income/square foot.
> obligatory 'happening' thread music
No fucking clue. Here in Tulsa, there's a lot of them within a mile to several miles of each other. The one they just built is in between this Walmart and a Supercenter in Sapulpa, and that one took an assload of business away from this store, to the point we almost closed.
We need a snow storm here to bolster sales....Fucking mismanaged with a Kiwi CEO.
>HURRRR DURRR LE CEO/CORPORATE BOOGEYMAN
CEOs work under contract. Termination of the contract requires payment known to the Economically uninitiated as "Golden Parachutes".
Corporations are not infallible, they can fail just like any other company or Empire. You Millennial retards never heard of Safeway and Montgomery Ward for a reason.
They are huge to accommodate multiple businesses if they wanted to.
You would have welfare lines around the block and more, along with a few hundred anons such as myself because I don't have a GED/skills at 30...
Why the fuck not? You're 30 fucking years old. I'm 29 and went to boot camp 3 days after high school graduation and just got done with my associates, and I was slacking off with my degree. What were you doing your entire 20's??
There is some sort of tax law or something that actually makes it more profitable to leave the buildings empty than sell them or use them for good. Odd I know but these places will most likely just rot away.
I grew up in the south and Have seen towns literally go to shit. Sometimes they convert the buildings into multiple units for other businesses but the problem is the rent on shit is so fucking stupid that you can't start a small business and get storespace. So it'll be a hibbets or some other overpriced piece of shit store for a while then that will close and eventually it'll just be a run down eyesore.
What they should do is partition off the inside and have it be a sort of mini-mall for various small businesses and self employed people. Like a flea market but a little bit higher scale. With affordable rent.
dealing with my family's collapse/homelessness until I said fuck it at 23.
Without getting too much into it, I have no reason to get my GED because CC is $17k for an associates and I don't feel comfortable borrowing money from the government. It would help if I had any career interests/dreams, but it's too late to start now (add the fact that I doubt I would have the thick skin required to deal with SJWs and required humanities courses).
Nonetheless, thank you for your service to the country.
>America bitches nigs and meth heads don't get paid enough
>wal mart pays them more
>America bitches that the company did exactly what they asked
Why isn't economics taught in high school
You Berniefags are always so fucking funny... the CEO salary is like 30 Million a year, that is not enough to support even a single store. Even if you cut the CEO and board salary to nothing it won't help the company by enough to matter on the scale that they operate on.
Well they just shut down a non 24hour Walmart near my house after building a 'super walmart' and it's open 24/7
I've worked at Walmart before as a teen, it wasn't a fun experience but that's probably why I quit after a month
You aren't wrong.....
I agree with a lot of those sentiments, but feel it is in poor taste to say so. I work with a lot of Walmart employees, and McDonald's employees.
Good people might have to use these bottom rung jobs as a transition when something goes terribly wrong, but the rest of them have mental deficiencies or personality disorders.
I'm glad they work, even more glad I don't have to work with them. Please don't release them into the job market. They might accidentally end up higher on the food chain and it could take years of poor performance for them to settle back to the bottom
I've seen old Walmarts become medical centers. It's actually a very good way to repurpose them. All the electrical and plumbing is up to par, they can afford the rent, they are conveniently located and have large parking lots.
Supercenters could easily be used as malls or trade fairs as well
I've always thought walmart mcd and other huge low wage employers should hire teens and young adults first not fucking single mothers and immigrants.
No, just a contractor who works in commercial environments. Have to work with these people in an informal way so I really see how they act as employees. Dollar General is a weird one- it seems to be an even mix of pretty decent people and mouth breathers that Walmart wouldn't hire
Very true. A problem with that is it would take a generation of shitty service and poor food quality for kids to catch onto the idea of doing a good job for it's own sake. Imagine growing up and being afraid to eat out because every time you do, stomach cramps and diarrhea are on the horizon