New Law May Not Be Passed?

Ehrlich To Veto So-Called "Wal-Mart Bill" 1:15 PM

May 18, 2005 1:15 pm US/Eastern
Annapolis, MD. (AP) Governor Ehrlich will travel to Princess Anne on Thursday to veto the so-called "Wal-Mart bill."

The bill would require the retailer to spend more on health care for its employees or put more money into the state's Medicaid fund.

Ehrlich chose the Somerset County site because he says if the bill becomes law, it might cause Wal-Mart to delay construction of a planned distribution center on the Lower Eastern Shore. He says that would take jobs away from an area that needs them badly.

The bill would require all companies in Maryland with more than 10,000 employees to spend at least eight percent of payroll on health care or pay the difference into the Medicaid fund.

Wal-Mart is the only employer of that size in the state that doesn't meet the eight percent figure.



Wal-Mart Closing A Store!

There was recently an article about a Wal-Mart in Canada that will be closing. It seems that some employees have signed up with a labor union and of course the union wants some things to change. Let's see...how about WAGES! So, since Wal-Mart won't be able to (isn't willing to) pay the higher wages, they have decided to close the store. I guess you wouldn't want to pay people what they are really worth, instead of poverty wages.

It's amazing how Wal-Mart deals with things. Since they can't get the union out, we'll just close the store. We don't like our employees and since you can't give us more profit, you are just going to lose your job. Have a nice day.



How Many Departments Can One Employee Cover?

I was hired for the Automotive Department. At Wal-Mart, when someone leaves, it takes a while for them to replace that employee. When you ask Management why they have not found anyone for that position, they tell you that the applicants they have had didn't meet the standards they were looking for.

So, there were nights, when I was not just the Automotive Man, I was all of the following: Automotive Man, Toy Man, Hardware Man, Sporting Goods Man and also Lawn & Garden Man. There is only so much that one employee can do, but since Management isn't going to do any of it, they want you to take care of it. And if you don't get your work done in your department, they wonder why?

I guess that's enough Wal-Mart bashing for now. I will have to try to remember some of the other great times I spent at "The Mart of Walls"!



What Customers Don't Know

At every Wal-Mart store, there are different departments. That much most customers know. What they don't know is that when you work for Wal-Mart, you are trained and work in one department. I was in Automotive. But, customers figure that since you have on a blue Wal-Mart garment, you know every product that is in the store and exactly where it is located.

If customers would use a little common sense, they would understand that no one employee could ever know where every product is and if it is carried by Wal-Mart.

Remember, part of Wal-Mart's way of getting your money is to move everything around so that when you come back the next time for that one thing you want, you can't find it. This way, you pick up 10 other things you never intended on buying and probably really don't even need. Guess what...they just got you again.

This is another reason that I feel it can be much cheaper if you do your shopping online instead of in a Wal-Mart store. I don't mean at Wal-Mart.com either. There are many better online places to shop.

Until Next Time



I just want to respond to the comment about being disgruntled.

I want you all to know that I didn't like Wal-Mart for many years before I worked there.

Working there didn't give me this attitude.

Have a nice day and shop anywhere else.


Brain Power

One of the other employees I worked with, Bob, who is a very nice man had a great thing to say about the brain power of his experience at Wal-Mart.

Bob always said, "When I walk into this store, I feel my IQ go up by 30 points."

Now, we're not saying that some of the Wal-Mart employees and customers aren't the brightest, but I can only say that there are some that are 3 to 4 beers short of a six pack.



Another reason not to shop at Wal-Mart

I was reading a financial magazine today and it listed the top 50 philanthropists in the country. Number one on the list is someone that a lot of people give a hard time. There are a lot of people that don't like Bill Gates, but he has given $27 Billion dollars to charities so far. That is 53% of his net worth.

Number 10 on the list of givers was the Wal-Mart Family. They have given only $1 Billion dollars to charities. That is 1% of their Net Worth. Now, every time you shop at Wal-Mart, you are making them richer and richer. They seem to be wanting to keep all that money you donate to their huge fortune. The Wal-Mart Family's Total Net Worth is $98 Billion. That's almost twice what Bill Gates is worth.

Stop Making Them Richer!


Tales from the Automotive Department

I was working part time at Wal-Mart (I call it the Mart of Walls) in the Automotive Department. It's really interesting to see the questions that Wal-Mart customers ask.

As I was walking up the isle where the windshield wiper blades are, a young man in his 20s, asked me if I could help him.

He wanted to know if windshield wipers were one size fits all...

I had a hard time answering his question, since Wal-Mart carries windshield wipers in sizes ranging from 13" up to 28", but yes, one size fits all.

I helped this young man use the book to find out what size fits his car and let him go on his way.

Are these people supposed to be out in public unsupervised?

Until tomorrow.


When you're bored at Wal-Mart

Are you often bored?
Always in a rush while shopping?
Doctor told you, that you should get stress out of your life?
Just plain looking for something different to do?
Listed below are some really fun stress relievers to do while shopping in Wal-Mart.

1. Get 24 boxes of condoms and randomly put them in peoples carts when they aren't looking.

2. Set all the alarm clocks in House wares to go off at 5-minute intervals.

3. Make a trail of tomato juice on the floor leading to the rest rooms.

4. Walk up to an employee and tell him/her in an official tone, 'Code 3' in house wares......and watch.

5. Go the Service Desk and ask to put a bag of M&M's on lay away.

6. Move a 'CAUTION - WET FLOOR' sign to a carpeted area.

7. Set up a tent in the camping department and tell other shoppers you'll invite them in if they bring pillows from the bedding department.

8. When a clerk asks if they can help you, begin crying and ask 'Why can't you people just leave me alone?'

9. Look right into the security camera, use it as a mirror and pick your nose.

10. While handling guns in the hunting department, ask the clerk if he knows where the anti-depressants are, while you begin to twitch and jerk.

11. Dart around the store suspiciously while loudly humming the theme from "Mission Impossible".

12. In the auto department, practice your "Madonna look" using different size funnels.

13. Hide in a clothing rack and when people browse through, say PICK ME!", "PICK ME!".

14. When an announcement comes over the loud speaker, assume the fetal position and scream "NO! NO! It's those voices again!!!!".

And last but not least:

15. Go into a fitting room, shut the door and wait a while and then yell loudly "There is no toilet paper in here".

Have fun shopping at Wal-Mart..........


Top 10 Things I Like About Wal-Mart










And the number one thing I like about Wal-Mart

1. Nothing