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Old 11-21-2012, 11:09 PM   #1
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Black Friday - Walmart Strike?

Anyone heard this? Do we have any Walmart employees here? Imagine the mass chaos this would cause, and I can't see it ending well. Thoughts?
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Old 11-21-2012, 11:18 PM   #2
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My guess is the hype will fall well short of reality.
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Old 11-22-2012, 06:06 AM   #3
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My guess is the hype will fall well short of reality.
This. Walmart employees have very little protections and a lot of states are at will employment. Any employee who strikes has a good chance of being fired on the spot.


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Old 11-22-2012, 06:13 AM   #4
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This. Walmart employees have very little protections and a lot of states are at will employment. Any employee who strikes has a good chance of being fired on the spot.
And given the high unemployment in many places, Walmart would have little to no problem finding people to step in. Obviously, new staff would need to be trained, so there would still be issues, but not ones that the company couldn't overcome to keep open.
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That was kinda my feeling on the subject as well. I guess we'll find out tonight. I just can't imagine being at Walmart tonight doing some black Friday shopping (which I don't do, so I won't be there) and having most if not all of the employees walk out the door. Like black Friday isn't crazy enough!
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:12 AM   #6
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I'm striking. As a consumer. I am refusing to go out and shop.
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Old 11-22-2012, 07:49 AM   #7
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I'm striking. As a consumer. I am refusing to go out and shop.
This is the only way to change things. Walmart is just doing what all their competitors are doing, because this is what millions of shoppers want.

And if you don't want to work Thanksgiving (or other holidays) don't work in an industry that requires it. And I feel I can say this as I sit at work right on, my 33rd consecutive Thanksgiving working, at least the 33rd straight for my wife.
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I'm striking. As a consumer. I am refusing to go out and shop.
Same here! And if I did go out to shop it will not be @ Walmart.
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Old 11-24-2012, 07:23 PM   #9
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I'm striking. As a consumer. I am refusing to go out and shop.
Me too, I refuse to contribute to Thanksgiving becoming "Black Thursday." I don't shop Black Friday, either.
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I'm striking. As a consumer. I am refusing to go out and shop.
This is so silly. Chances are you're still going to give these businesses your money on another day, not shopping on one day is not proving anything. Not everyone hates working holidays and not everyone has plans the entire day. The few times I had a job that required me to work holidays, everyone was only scheduled a few hours and that was that.

But to those of you saying "don't like it don't work retail" obviously don't understand that most people don't have that option.
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Anyone heard this? Do we have any Walmart employees here? Imagine the mass chaos this would cause, and I can't see it ending well. Thoughts?
I have heard the threats to strike but have not seen anything yet (locally).
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:15 AM   #12
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I guess I don't really get all the fuss. I mean, yes it is Thanksgiving but when we still had K-Marts around here, they were always open Thanksgiving. This was even when I was way back in High School, so yes it was RARE that they were open but heck the grocery stores have been open for Thanksgiving for as long as I can remember!

What is the difference between a Wal-Mart opening later on Thanksgiving or a grocery store closing early on Thanksgiving? Both have to work on that day. Our Wal-Marts ARE grocery stores too plus one is open 24 hours just some other stores. Even our McDonald's is open 24 hours.

I guess it depends on what time you eat your meal...we always tend to have Thanksgiving meal as lunch -- this year we are eating at 1 pm. My daughter has to go to work at 8:30 pm. We will definitely be completely done with Thanksgiving by that time (I'm pretty sure my mom will be start hinting it is time for us to go by 4 pm...I'm sure we will all be out of there by 5 pm!!) All the grandkids will have gotten on their nerves by then. They live in a small house and it gets crowded and crazy after while. Cousins start fighting, etc...
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Speaking as someone who has worked retail for over thirty years, I'm glad that people are paying attention to the fact that we are losing touch with what some holidays are about. I have worked over thirty BFs, and the past few years have become crazier and crazier to work. I remember one BF about three years ago when I actually was afraid I was going to get trampled as shoppers pushed their way past the mgr. opening the doors at 4 a.m.
I'm lucky that this year the retail store I work p/t for is not opening until 6 a.m. tomorrow. I know some will say that other professions always work holidays, but I really don't see getting a good price on a pre-lit Christmas tree or an electronic device as being important enough to keep people away from spending time with their families.
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Old 11-22-2012, 10:51 AM   #14
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Speaking as someone who has worked retail for over thirty years, I'm glad that people are paying attention to the fact that we are losing touch with what some holidays are about.
Unfortunately, that shipped sailed long ago....I can't think of a single holiday that everyone comes together and says ENOUGH....every retail place is to be closed unless it is in an area that has Blue Book laws still.

There is always at least some retail store, restaraunt, movie theatre, grocery store, airport, gas station, etc... open on every single holiday I can think of.

I actually think it is BETTER for them to open earlier on Thanksgiving as then you won't have the stampede effect you are talking about as much..if the store is open all the time or open at say 9 pm and doesn't close...then you aren't going to have the ones that want to get up at 4 am...more people probably aren't going to leave to line up at the store ON Thanksgiving for a 9 pm opening vs. coming at 1 or 2 AM to line up for the 4 AM opening. I'm thinking it will make the flow less of a herd. I could be wrong but that is how I see it...longer hours...less people trying to cram in all at once. Who knows...there really is never a good way to avoid it all unless you just don't advertise the Black Friday specials.

I do wonder how that would work..I mean with smart phones the stories would fly quickly on deals...so you could avoid the mass rush with people being trampled but you would still get lots of shoppers since the news would spread in a FLASH if you had some super great Black Friday deal and people would be coming in to try and get that.
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Thankful to live in a state with blue laws still on the books, although the retailer that I work for is keeping all of their stores closed until 6 a.m. tomorrow
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