Do you feel a bit guilty about shopping at Wal-Mart?
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    Default Do you feel a bit guilty about shopping at Wal-Mart?

    Have you heard any of the horror stories about working at Wal-Mart? I shop there all the time but always feel a bit guilty. You see, I have a granddaughter who worked for Wal-Mart until a few weeks ago. She says the company just doesn’t treat its workers well at all. When she left, they had her working in a cash room from 10:00 PM till 6:00 AM. And they never gave her 40 hour weeks, so she was never a full-time employee, even after nearly three years.

    So, if you shop at Wal-Mart, do you feel at all guilty?

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    Up until about a year ago I used to shop there all the time. I've cut way back on the trips I make there.

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    I too dont shop there as often as I used to.

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    No more so than all of the Big Boxes w/o unions. I try to shop at the local places when I can which is more often than not.

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    I don't feel guilty...but I'd rather shop at a local place. I get mad at myself. Usually when I go they are alway out of something. It reminds me why I shouldn't shop there.
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    Nope not a bit. I have a friend that has worked there 10 years in the store and can't say a bad thing about them. She loves it. I have another friends who is a truck driver for them and loves it. I have a client who works for their distibution center for 15 years and loves it.

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    My grandparents worked there. They loved it. My grandparents had a hardware for over 30 years. Working at walmart allowed them to still share their knowledge without having to maintain a whole store. I have had another friend when her husband lost his job she worked there for the health benefits, at least they offered them. This was recently.

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    No, not guilty, but I don't like the size and the crowds. Every trip is an expedition. I don't shop there as often as I used to, partly because I have other good grocery choices close to me since I've moved.

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    I don't feel guilty going in there but hate going in there. I can't get in and out of that place very quickly. Thier parking lot is huge. THey need more places to store the carts. I"m always losing my car.

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    I don't feel guilty either.. I worked for the company for three years awhile back and I have nothing bad to say about them.

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    I hate going there and lately I'm sick of their having a sign saying a certain price then they charge 50 cents more.
    Now all I will buy there is dog and cat food.
    Other than that I'll give my business to local stores and Kmart
    I did have family that worked there. they liked it

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    I don't feel guilty, but I hate going there. This past year, it's been crazy busy, the shelves aren't well stocked, and they don't have enough checkouts open. The cynical side of me thinks they know it's not managed well, but since they're the big cheese around here, they don't care. I've drastically reduced the amount of time and money I spend there.

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    I stopped shopping at Walmart a month ago and won't ever go back! Just a personal choice of mine.......I do read often about other Walmarts that are nice with nice employees........mine stinks! Very rude employees and no customer service at all!

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    I quit going there this year. Before I loved the convenience of the one-stop shopping, but not at the expense of my family's health (I prefer locally grown/organic whenever possible) and my finances! I can buy higher quality food, and I've actually saved money because we aren't buying a bunch of stuff we don't need.

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    I prefer to shop local, but on some things I just can't beat Wal Mart's prices. I used to shop there once a week (or more), but now I only go in there once a month - if at all.

    We just got a brand new Wal Mart super center in town last Thanksgiving ('06) and I have to say, we have really noticed a change in teh demographics around town ever since.....its kind of strange. We aren't sure if the two are related, or if it has more to do with the downturn in the housing market and more rentals.....but our town is not as "nice" and "safe" as it used to be.

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