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Old April 14, 2009, 01:29 AM   #1
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Sales People Just Being There

So I was in my local wally mart today buying ammo and the sales guy is showing a customer the savage 110 in 270 and the customer is looking for the detachable mag and he cant find then the wal-mart associate tells him that it is a 1 shot gun and that u have 2 reload it after firing the 1 round. So I am sitting back laughing because I know as lots of others know that it has an internal 4-shot mag. So my cousin who was with me filled out an application for a job there and complained to management.

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Old April 14, 2009, 11:37 PM   #2
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buyer beware

I can't hardly expect somebody to become an expert on the products in his department when the company he works for doesn't bother to pay him a living wage. There is always a catch.
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Old April 15, 2009, 07:27 AM   #3
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I can't hardly expect somebody to become an expert on the products in his department when the company he works for doesn't bother to pay him a living wage. There is always a catch.
It doesn't take an expert to know that most bolt action rifles have a magazine, and many (most?) are internal.

Bolt rifles with magazines are far more common then bolt action rifles without magazines.

I always took a job intending to do my best for whatever wage I agreed to. I've never once took a job only intending to give enough to barely cover what I recieved in payment.

They should take the employee's wally badge for that.

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Old April 15, 2009, 10:07 AM   #4
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If'n you're gonna take the time to get out of bed everyday and go to work, you ought to take enough pride in yourself (and whatever profession you're in) to do the job right and be knowledgeable in your field. Even if you're working at wally mart, you're still getting paid to do a job, and the least you can do is be semi-competent in your assigned tasks.

Why don't people do stuff real good no more?!?!
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Old April 16, 2009, 07:22 PM   #5
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Whether flipping burgers or starting in some engineering job, it's still about being entry level work. Same for gunshops or Wally's.

IOW, to me, the low pay at Wally's merely means that folks who work there oughta learn all they can and aim upwards toward better jobs in the future.

My wife started working in a music store at age 16 for $25 for 40 hours. Found a better deal as a bookkeeper for $1.25/hr. Hustled some backing and went down to Tallahassee and opened a beauty shop near FSU with two "hired hands". Time went on and she got into artsy-craftsy stuff, selling her own work. Figured out that if she put on the show, she could make more money. Worked up to five shows a year, for about $20K each, for her--and that was in the 1970s/1980s. Created her own little manufacturing outfit for crafts, and became nationwide and even had sales overseas.

Everybody has to start somewhere, and nobody was born an expert anything. Shooter, hunter, salesman, businessman...
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Old April 16, 2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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Why couldn't the counter help just open up an owners manual if he didn't know? Probably neither one wanted to admit they didn't know.
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Old April 16, 2009, 07:38 PM   #7
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If you go to walmart expecting any more than an employee who can barely work the register, you are setting yourself up for disappointment.
You might as well be asking the clerk at 7-11 for gourmet recipe's.
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Old April 16, 2009, 07:43 PM   #8
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I can't hardly expect somebody to become an expert on the products in his department when the company he works for doesn't bother to pay him a living wage. There is always a catch.
If they are unwilling to become good at their job, they will always have difficulty earning a living wage. Cuts both ways.
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