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Subject:  Re: WMT Redux--Epitome of Shameful Date:  11/20/2012  10:44 AM
Author:  xtn Number:  868908 of 883731

First, in some towns, it seems as if WMT is *it*. There are no other jobs, period.

What? Look, if there is a small, remote town ... but it's big enough to support a Walmart ... then there are other jobs around too. I challenge you to find a community consisting solely of a rundown trailer park and a Walmart, wherein all the residents are the only customer base for that Walmart, and wherein all the capable ones are the only employees of that Walmart, and wherein the entire economy of the locale is just the same dollar bills being circulated from Walmart employee paycheck to Walmart sales receipts and back again, over and over into perpetuity. And even if that was the case ... tough. This country is founded on the right to seek happiness, not to have happiness legislated as a requirement.

The other problem seems to amount to scheduling. It seems as if WMT schedules people in a way that makes attempting to interview elsewhere a difficult proposition.

The example of a split shift posted earlier in this thread suggest plenty of interviewing time available. And putting that issue aside, it's no different than any employed job seeker having to find time for outside interviews.

xtn
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