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Author: ClabberGirl Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308882  
Subject: Re: Why Walmart so good?(and other retailers) Date: 4/26/2003 5:21 PM
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Thie [sic] employees, who don't earn much as they are, are required to be 'on duty' and to keep helping customers whenever they are in the store. Even when they have finished their shift and are heading outta there. Just one of the methods to keep labor costs down.

Isn't it funny how this sort of idea is twisted and used against Wal-Mart?

If you were talking about a "mom-and-pop" shop - which many Wal-Mart haters vow are the reason they hate Wal-Mart - and used the same words above, people would say THAT's why mom-and-pop stores are so great.

The employees care more about their customers than they do about squeezing another 5 minutes of "work" onto their time card.

Interesting.

-Deb
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