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I get my info from friends who have retired and actually WORK THERE. I get my info from friends who went in as barely above door greeter cause they couldn't stand doing nothing. I'm talking former Golf course managers and travel agents. And they rose almost immediately to heads of departments. I'm not talking about 2 friends. LOTS of them. PLUS other younger employees who happened to be Capt' Jones' clients.
Your experienceswith your friends may be different than ours. Believe me all wmrt emplotyees are not youngsters and not all get promoted when it is time. One million+ employees in a class action seems to speak ...uh...well...volumes.
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Here's a couple articles you may want to read.

The Founding Fathers Did Not Write The Bill Of Rights To Protect Wal-Mart

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In Wal-Martís case, there have been complaints for years of unfair hiring, pay, and advancement opportunities for women, and Justice Ruth Bader Ginsberg said the women should have been allowed to prove their case and that there was evidence that Wal-Mart had problems with female employees. When the lawsuit was filed, Wal-Martís female employees held 70% of the hourly jobs but only held 33% of management positions. It is worth mentioning again that 1.6 million women were part of the class in the lawsuit leading any reasonable person to see a pattern of discrimination in pay and advancement for women in the company...

The Supreme Court is tasked with protecting citizenís rights according to the Constitution, but the current conservative majority is diligently working to protect corporations. The Founding Fathers did not write the Bill of Rights for corporations, and yet for the second time in a year, the conservatives are treating corporations better than individual citizens. Wal-Mart escaped being held accountable for discriminating against women, and although individually the plaintiffs can file new discrimination lawsuits, the prohibitive lawyer fees certainly will curtail any significant action. In any normal High Court action, the court could have reorganized the case into an acceptable class action, but the conservative majority had no interest in the cause of justice for the women, so they ended the lawsuit as a class action once and for all. They also made it nearly impossible for any other class action to come before the High Court if the class is too large or potential damages are too high. The conservatives on the court all but guaranteed that any suit against a corporation will have to be limited to one individual plaintiff so the court can refuse to hear the case...

Americans will have to get used to being ancillary to corporations in the eyes of the Supreme Court even though the Constitution assigns no rights or privileges to corporations. They will also have to accept the fact that this court has no obligation to protect citizenís rights. Women already know they will be treated as second-class citizens as long as Republicans are allowed to serve in Congress and vote against equal pay for the same job as a man. Although the Supreme Court does not make laws or set policies, this court has consistently distorted their role as protectors of the Constitution and is legislating from the bench for wealthy corporations and the Republican Party. Instead of protecting the Constitution, this Supreme Court is changing the very nature of America into a corporate-controlled government whose sole purpose is the deification of the corporate world at the expense of the people.
Slippery Justice Scalia Says Women's Rights Are Not Guaranteed by the Constitution

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"In these comments, Justice Scalia says if Congress wants to protect laws that prohibit sex discrimination, that's up to them," she said. "But what if they want to pass laws that discriminate? Then he says that there's nothing the court will do to protect women from government-sanctioned discrimination against them. And that's a pretty shocking position to take in 2011. It's especially shocking in light of the decades of precedents and the numbers of justices who have agreed that there is protection in the 14th Amendment against sex discrimination, and struck down many, many laws in many, many areas on the basis of that protection."
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SCOTUS held there wasn't sufficient commonality in the case to lump them all together as a single class action rejecting the Leftist notion that all rights accrue to a class or group. No doubt the ruling disappointed the lawers intent on collecting a huge fee for a massive group settlement. They were all set to order lear jets and yachts while the plantiffs got coupons for 10% their next purchase of $100 or more at Walmart.
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SCOTUS held there wasn't sufficient commonality in the case to lump them all together as a single class action rejecting the Leftist notion that all rights accrue to a class or group. No doubt the ruling disappointed the lawers intent on collecting a huge fee for a massive group settlement. They were all set to order lear jets and yachts while the plantiffs got coupons for 10% their next purchase of $100 or more at Walmart.
And well deserved if they won such a suit.
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And well deserved if they won such a suit.
The point is these massive class action lawsuits are for the enrichment of the lawyers, not their clients. Take the tobacco lawsuit, the lawyers got billions and state governments go more, but the victims, the taxpayers, got nothing for the taxes they were supposedly overcharged.
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The point is these massive class action lawsuits are for the enrichment of the lawyers, not their clients. Take the tobacco lawsuit, the lawyers got billions and state governments go more, but the victims, the taxpayers, got nothing for the taxes they were supposedly overcharged.
They are also to clarify law. The attorney fee is inconsequential to that except it gives them an incintive to take a pretty clear claim.
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The attorney fee is inconsequential to that except it gives them an incintive to take a pretty clear claim.

What? Tort-whores are the bastion of law grads. That is why they are in business. Even Howard Dean admits the Democrats are owned the torties.

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What? Tort-whores are the bastion of law grads. That is why they are in business. Even Howard Dean admits the Democrats are owned the torties.

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You deserve what you tolerate.
In our current employment situation, most of these folks know that if they leave WalMart, the chances of finding another job are slim and getting slimmer. WalMart takes advantage of this fear to run many of thier people ragged. They are tolerating it because their opportunities are very limited and quitting means great hardship for them and thier families.
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I get my info from friends who have retired and actually WORK THERE. I get my info from friends who went in as barely above door greeter cause they couldn't stand doing nothing. I'm talking former Golf course managers and travel agents. And they rose almost immediately to heads of departments. I'm not talking about 2 friends. LOTS of them. PLUS other younger employees who happened to be Capt' Jones' clients.
In other words, you don't anything. My wife works at WalMart and she rose through the ranks faster than anyone ever has at WalMart. Started as a night stocker/unloader and was a lead person in less than two months, a manager in another two months. She had store keys and full access to all management functions in less than six months. I hear and see horror stories from her that make your little rose-colored glasses world look like the BS that it is. My guess is that your friends work in the GM depts. and are mediocre workers, because the hardest workers end up in the grocery depts. There you work your ass off or you get terminated and replaced by the next desperate single mom. Being a dept. mgr. on the GM side of a WalMart just means that you showed up for work every day for a year. If your friends worked in the grocery depts., you would be hearing a VERY different story.
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