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Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers
by Larry Rochelle

Wednesday, December 05, 2007
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Attention Wal-Mart Shoppers

welcome welcome welcome
and don't mind the old guy
greeter, he needs a minimum
wage job and we keep him
off the streets.

shop shop shop
we have ever' thin' you
need, from Taiwan, Sri Lanka,
China, Mexico and Brazil,
cheap cheap cheap
(don't listen to those
newscasts spreading alarm, we
pay those under-age kids...not much).

smile smile smile
and those are not, we say,
are not protestors, and
we did not lock 'em inside
'till they did their work
and we did not, not pay
them much, none at all.

women women women
you love bargains, get 'em
get 'em now, (who cares if
our women emplyees are
suing for sex
harassment and mean treatment?)
buy but buy
anyway.

you love cheap, non-union
bargains, so
HAPPY HOLIDAYS
YOU FOOLS!

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Reviewed by Kathy Armijo 12/5/2007
Sadly, a lot of what you buy EVERYWHERE is foreign made. It is getting so "made in America" is going the way of the dinosaur.

God bless you. Kathy
Reviewed by Elizabeth Price 12/5/2007
Right on. But I like the fact that you can find goods from more than China now. I like trading with different countries. I believe it comes back to us in better relationships. It's just that we need to make and manufacture in the USA also. Then the footing would be more equal. Child labor, no way and I don't care what nation it is in. And I don't like the Kid's Nation survival show stressing out children for entertainment. I saw 5 minutes and watched no more. Great poem. Liz
Reviewed by Daniel McTaggart 12/5/2007
Having worked in minimum wage jobs, I have a certain point of view when it comes to employee/customer relations. I think it's hard for a lot of min. wage workers to care about people if they feel their workplace doesn't care for them. Maybe that's hard for some to understand. But consider that with things like rising gas prices, it's harder for lower wage workers to make ends meet if their standard of living is not increased appropriately. I was lucky to work very close to my home. But a lot of people I worked with lived further away. And traveling gets harder when prices increase faster than wages. This is only one issue, but one that people with higher paying jobs may not consider. Especially when many wal-mart customers make more money than the people greeting them.
Reviewed by Staci Gansky-Wagner 12/5/2007
Funny but how true, I like this.
Reviewed by larry linville 12/5/2007
very well written. This points out a much bigger problem than what greetings we use.

Larry
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 12/5/2007
They also discriminate against people who are disabled or older. I know; it happened to me. I was fired on account of my age/disability. Sad! Never did persue it; who's gonna win against a giant like Wal*Mart?? It's crazy!!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :(
Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 12/5/2007
Sam Walton would be rolling over in his grave if he saw the monster Wal Mart has become...shame. An excellent, SPOT ON write, Larry, well done. Problem is, the only store 'round these parts is Wal Mart, or else I'd avoid it at all costs.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.

Worked there for three weeks, they fired my twin sister because of age and disability--too slow--how you gonna fight Wal Mart????
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