Thursday, January 13, 2005
Wal*Mart has decided to attack its critics taking out ads in daily papers all over the country. Yahoo News has more. I worked for Wal*Mart back in 1992 and stayed with them for about a year. I left to go work at Phonoluxe Records - it wasn't a hard choice, but not because Wal*Mart was horrible or anything. I love music so working at a used record store was a dream come true. My memory of Wal*Mart was that they were more interested in getting stock out on the floor then they are in helping customers. It's the turn and burn of retail. I got chewed out a few times over minor things, but management was always fairly cool to me. I did make a little over minimum wage and I could have gotten stock, except I couldn't afford to just working part-time. I worked part-time out of choice since I was going to college. It did seem like the people that got the nice 40 hour a week day positions with maybe a half day on Saturday were the brown nosing type, but that's no different from most any job. I can't stand shopping there just because of the immensity of the place, but sometimes here it's the only choice. I tend to think of them as the Sears of the past today. They're dominant, but just like Sears, eventually they'll lose market shares to some upstart somewhere.
Posted by Wally Bangs