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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I admit to being skeptical about this whole move and seeing it as a PR and bottom dollar move rather than a "kindness of our heart" sort of thing.....but then again, I don't believe that the majority of corporations make most/any decisions out of true kindness......but something about Walmart posturing this as a "do right by AMERICA!" thing rubs me wrong. I fully admit that I dislike pretty much every single thing about Walmart and actively boycott them, so of course my view is tainted.

    I don't believe that bringing our Vets home to a part time/underpaid/underbenefited job at a place like Walmart is the solution to any of our countries or our Vet's problems.

    I also don't necessarily blame Michelle Obama for any of that, I mean, what was she to do, decry the move? Slam Walmart publicly? What would you have liked her to do, Gloria, if you object to her support of their statement/pledge?
    Being lazy and just agreeing with this.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I also don't necessarily blame Michelle Obama for any of that, I mean, what was she to do, decry the move? Slam Walmart publicly? What would you have liked her to do, Gloria, if you object to her support of their statement/pledge?
    Who said I objected? I was merely pointing out that that is probably why it is in the media, rather than that they are tooting their own horn.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Spacers View Post
    You might be surprised at what kind of proof a good attorney can uncover in discovery. There might be a history of disabled people not getting hired and he's the first one to do something about it. Or maybe there's someone else who's been turned down at the same places and now with your son there's a track record of discrimination. Even if all some of them get is a cease & desist letter reminding them of their legal obligations under ADA, it might make them think twice about discriminating against the next person and that can't be a bad thing.
    Ya I guess we are just not lawsuit happy like everyone else. He could have easily sued Six Flags if he wanted to because they all of a sudden they changed the requirements last year and wouldn't let him ride the same roller coasters he had ridden since he was 10 years old. Sometimes it just really isn't worth the battle.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    Who said I objected? I was merely pointing out that that is probably why it is in the media, rather than that they are tooting their own horn.
    Oh, I'm sorry, I misunderstood you.

    That said, I totally disagree with you. I think that if Hobby Lobby announced their plans to hire 100,000 vets it would make headline news, too, with or without Michelle's stamp of approval.

    In fact ~ BRAINSTORM! Stand back, peeps.

    Hobby lobby should announce plans to hire 100,000 vets. This could be huge. It could both draw attention to their plight as a picked on Christian taxpaying company and pick and choose provider of women's health care, while simultaneously providing jobs for our vets AND hobbies for our kids other than gun shooting video games! Dang it, I think that we are onto something here. This is, like, the tipping point of the debate board! 4 threads come together as one and we sell the idea to the owners of the ole hobby lobby and we all get rich!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    I don't believe that bringing our Vets home to a part time/underpaid/underbenefited job at a place like Walmart is the solution to any of our countries or our Vet's problems.

    I tend to agree with you but thats what Walmart jobs are...thats what they offer to everyone, at least everyone without a specific skill set. They are just saying they will guarantee a vet a job if they come asking for one. And as the testimonial in this thread shows...people go to walmart to look for jobs when they are having trouble. So in that sense, i don't see it as such a bad thing. Aside from requiring them to revamp their whole view on hiring, employee wages and treatment....what could they do to make this sound right? Know what i mean? Should they just not bother making the promise?

    I'll continue to not shop there because so many things DO bother me about walmart. But i just can't get too critical of a guarantee to offer a job to a vet who says they want one.

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    but then again, I don't believe that the majority of corporations make most/any decisions out of true kindness
    I 100% agree with this...but like you said, that is definitely not walmart specific. That is pretty common place is our society when it comes to businesses.

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    I think its crazy that everyone thinks Walmart is so much different than any other retail store as far as hiring part time workers and how they distribute hours and stuff. I worked for Sears while I was in college and they did the same thing as far as making sure that people only worked 28 hours a week so they weren't full time and paid people minimum wage ($4 an hour at that time) and this was 30 years ago. Its not like this is anything new.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Potter75 View Post
    Out of curiosity, why would the two of you rather work at Walmart than McDonalds?
    A couple of reason. You don't end up smelling like burgers working at Walmart. (I would rather do a retail setting than a food one.) I have also know people to work within both companies and Walmart treats its employees better than McDonalds does. At least the Canadian companies.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GloriaInTX View Post
    I think its crazy that everyone thinks Walmart is so much different than any other retail store as far as hiring part time workers and how they distribute hours and stuff. I worked for Sears while I was in college and they did the same thing as far as making sure that people only worked 28 hours a week so they weren't full time and paid people minimum wage ($4 an hour at that time) and this was 30 years ago. Its not like this is anything new.
    I have seen the same. What is different at our Walmart is they are paying above minimum - not by much but it is still more - for entry level. And there are opportunities to get extra hours. SO can go and do sick coverage in other departments to pick up more hours. It doesn't make you a full timer with benefits but it gives a bigger paycheck.
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    To me it smacks of exploitation, but I can't really fully explain why. It's my suspicious nature I suppose.

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    I think that it is a little depressing that this is the work that our soldiers are qualified for.
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