Thread regarding Walmart layoffs

What Walmarts are closing in 2020?

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any in kentucky walmart closing 41018

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Post ID: @76vtc+11Lwvwht

Thank you @6dccy for reminding us of this important topic, I will copy the post to a new thread because I think it needs to be talked about more

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Post ID: @6dxgv+11Lwvwht

Walmarts (there are several in my town) are shoplifter magnets in my town. Too bad they don't get some good private security of their own to free up the local police to attend to other crime, rather than using the local PD as their own crime-cleanup crew.

Parking lots there are sketchy too...seems to be a magnet for meth heads looking for something to steal (in store) or someone to panhandle.

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Post ID: @6dccy+11Lwvwht

How about:

  • California
  • Orgeon
  • Washington
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Post ID: @65fgg+11Lwvwht

Well you wouldn't know the reality of it all unless you worked for one even if you get stuck with a horrible boss. yes there are good stores, and yes being more sanitary when handling groceries is a valid argument, but NO! not every customer deserve respect no matter what the associates go through infact noone should ever say something like that. they act like spoiled children and don't give a rat's butt about it whether its lack of patience, not speaking English properly which makes it harder to understand what you want or getting upset when an item sells out. That is not something to take out frustration on the associates for, its a first come first serve basis, there is no guarantee that they revieve the exact item that people want. It may also no arrive in perfect condition and it could get damaged or completely broken before it gets off the truck. Some associates work in different sections depending on their specific positions and may not know jack about another, they could be new to the store and none of that is the associates fault, they are people with lives and NOT ROBOTS PROGRAMMED TO WIPE YOUR BUTT OR JUMP OFF BUILDINGS FOR YOU. (Some people ask where something is when its right in front them, they leave garbage on the shelves, they're too lazy to put things back they found them which makes it harder for others to find , open products like sandwich bags and leave them scattered which frustrates the associates effort to clean up, ask stupid questions like "where is the exit?" or the checkout in a small square with one main entrance) bottom line nobody is perfect or created to serve you like the king or queen of England take that into consideration and let the people do their jobs they won't look at you and tell you to get the h*ll out.

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Post ID: @5Xiaz+11Lwvwht

Workers or employees in Walmart or other retailers for 1 MUST speak english no matter what position. Don't care if they speak spanish ...or other too. Can't stand when you ask a question, the employee/s look at you like a deer in headlights. HELLO, it's a simple question! I don't speak your language, and WILL NOT cater to speak it. I barely know or hard for me to speak my own nationality language. Customers deserve ABSOLUTE respect no matter what the employee/s are going through. And if you don't like your job or are to good for it, LEAVE! NO ONE made you work there. Someone will be happy to go to work. And the same applies to customers, DON'T do it either unless the employee/s are like that, you are entitled to snap back saying take it up with those or someone else who caused it, not me who didn't cause it. Don't try to ruin my day since yours is not going well. Don't be rude WHATSOEVER! For either, there are therapists for that one can talk to. I APPLAUD GREATLY those workers that go above and beyond, that are sweet as can be. These terrific ones WILL SURELY GO FAR. But to employees, don't be a gofer to your higher employers, just do what your job entitles you to do. Doing a tad bit extra cause you want to is one thing, and most probably get you further, but being a gofer is another. You deserve to be treat as a human being, and with respect and all that. And I DON'T do self check out, unless I'm getting paid to do so. It's full checkout for me, keeps people from being unemployed. And also like the friendly person to person interaction. Just as long cashiers are train right to work in a more rapid pace. CAN'T stand slow pokes scanning as if they are analyzing each item tying up the line and having the line get even longer ...waiting AND waiting. And for the GRIEF SAKES, get certain items RESTOCKED!!! At one point from the pandemic, fine, but now still not restocked, RIDICULOUS!!! Other stores on certain items are doing so, why a problem here??? ...oh right, managment and the one/s that handle the restocking of items not doing a COMPLETE job to check what's STARTING to go out of stock. I know Sam Walton is turning in his grave at the disgust at how Wal-mart is run nowadays as opposed to when he was running it according to what I and ALOT of people are seeing and experiencing. It's a great store to go to for great prices on alot of things. But some things are creeping up in price, and don't do so or Wal-mart will start to go down too as others starting or have already done so. I know alot, if not all agree with me.

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Post ID: @5Rphi+11Lwvwht

I think we'll be adding more stores - there is also a thread on 2021 Walmarts Closings here: @OP+176AZKa4 -not sure if any will be closing though!

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Post ID: @5llyq+11Lwvwht

During this covid thing a Walmart employee sneezed and wiped her nose and mouth with her hands at the checkout counter. She did this a couple of times while handling my groceries. I told her this was very bad practice. She told me covid wasnas not transmitted that way. I reported her on my way out the store and since I have never seen her again.

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Post ID: @4Vpcx+11Lwvwht

Your website s—s. I got linked here instead of my anticipated destination.

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Post ID: @4Mxdx+11Lwvwht

Jackson, Mississippi Walmart. I love Walmart but when I got a foot injury, I did most of my shopping on the Wal-Mart.Com Site. I feel in love with the quality items and lower prices. I do most of my shopping there. I shop the local stores sometimes regular. But I find great buys on their walmart.com site. So online shopping or not , any closings in my area will cause problems and Walmart will be greatly missed. I buy Levi jeans, there and casual tops. Work shoes and about every type item. I shop the mall but can't find my brands and affordable prices. Its OK around holidays but who can afford those prices pay day to payday. I love Walmart. I shop wayfarer, hayneedle and Amazon and others. Walmart fits my budget...

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Post ID: @4Lyxd+11Lwvwht

I don't mind going to walmart, but I prefer to go late at night when it isn't packed nuts to butts with people. Yes I like the self checkout, but at the same time I only like it if I have a few items, if I have a bigger order I would prefer to go to a cashier and have them ring and bag my stuff up. Bring back cashiers and make self checkout more like express lanes (10 items it less). Keep people employed to run more then 1 or 2 registers all day , it gives that customers more of a personal touch and chit chat that you can't get fr I'm the self check out register.

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Post ID: @4Liij+11Lwvwht

Its true they do make us do a job that is ment 4 three associated. Maybe that's Y it's hard 2 B nice. I'm sorry if i was ever rude 2 anyone. I do like my custom. Irene chino

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Post ID: @4Lxyu+11Lwvwht

They stopped allowing truckers to shop at a majority of their stores. When the founder was alive truckers were always welcome now ww can't pull in to grab groceries for the road at all, or other essentials. ..

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Post ID: @4Idpj+11Lwvwht

Seriously I hope to god Walmart don’t close cuz people shops foods and clothes and toys. it ridiculous that they gonna shut down yeah I feel bad for some places yes cuz maybe not doing well but others if doing pretty good and a lot of customers comes in a lot everyday shouldn’t close it down it should tell ya that they like Walmart for different reasons. On other hand with the covid it ridiculous if people can’t go store it cuz they not well or some are not around but there also online for Walmart too. Please do not close Walmart I’m serious I love Walmart as my kids does too.

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Post ID: @4Hteg+11Lwvwht

Walmart is a life saver for this low income family and my daughter has worked there for the past two yrs and loves it I used only self checkout due to a condition that my mental health needs to use it. Everyone complaining the stop going buy somewhere else and shut the hell up

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Post ID: @4Hlyz+11Lwvwht

Shelves are bare because USA is in some kind of shutdown. We have people dying and you can not find your beans. Thank you WalMart for trying to get restocked as fast as possible. The providers have to make their products and ship them too. People may not be back to work at the bean plant.

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Post ID: @4Espz+11Lwvwht

Being a former employee of Walmart in Wisconsin, the retail world ONCE was if a person worked in retail it was meant for a par-time job, a job to earn extra money for the household not as a full-time job with benefits. But NOW its all different, people need to work to earn an income, they can't afford to go to college, everything is too expensive, insurance, food etc. Just to live is a struggle. All retail stores are the same. I've talked to many employees from retail stores in my area and they going thru the same thing. Walmart's health insurance is affordable but the coverage is terrible. They eliminated holiday pay, now everything is earned hours to use for days off. This company wants to have all self-checkouts and no cashiers. They still would need a cashier in each self-checkout station. In all retail stores, especially the larger stores, there is so much theft that the stores close because they loose more money in theft than they earn in profit. Working in a retail store educates an employee on how people steal and dealing with rude customers. Think about it, would you work at a business if the pay was low and customers called you stupid? I don't think so. I would miss Walmart if they moved out of this state, because Wisconsin is too high on everything & we don't have much of a selection on stores.

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Post ID: @4Dqam+11Lwvwht

There is no customer service at the stores. 21 checkout lanes an maybe 2 open helping people. Its aggravating. Putting in self checkout lanes while one of the workers will just stand there to watch you do there jobs ??? Makes plenty of sence. Go figure !!!

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Post ID: @4Ctse+11Lwvwht

Walmart is a very complete store has groceries cloth and toys prizes are reasonable so they should remain open in the miami dade area they are always full sp the sales are there

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Post ID: @4Beer+11Lwvwht

They're having to close stores because they FIRED half their Employees. And refuse to give enough hours to qualify for full time for medical or dental or any insurance. Harrass longterm Employees trying to get them to quit so they dont have to pay retirement...just like most all large CORPORATIONS now days. And have for years. So now they blame downsizing on their Loyal, Hardworking, Employees in order to not have to pay for any medical for covid 19 Employees BEFORE too many get sick.

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Post ID: @4Aldv+11Lwvwht

PERMANENT CLOSING WALMART AUTO CARE CENTERS IN USA? Appears that all centers will go the way of Canadian centers, permanent closure. Those of us stuck without having a no place to go for routine tire rotation that was paid for up front at time of purchase are SOL. Assume some aggressive law group will stumble onto this and get millions in the class action suit.

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Post ID: @4zsxr+11Lwvwht

I go to walmart and buy cigeretts and i have to go the t-b-cco lane only. I go to kroger food lion or anywhere else every lane will get you your cigs. I quit buying cigs at walmart

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Post ID: @4xlov+11Lwvwht

Workers are not happy. Managers just stand around and give orders and make more money for themselves!!!!!

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Post ID: @4ssil+11Lwvwht

Walmart Canada is the only store to go to today. There is no comparable choice. Zellers and similar chains have become Dinosaurs.
In order to increase profits
Walmart has to 1) consolidate existing stores 2) close borderline stores 3) ** increase essentials **
4) increase inventory 5) keep prices low

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Post ID: @4nfte+11Lwvwht

You all talk so bad about Walmart as if you were children. I bet though when you need something you will run to walmart. I worked for Walmart for 10 years. Our store was a great store. Management and our workers were all there since it opened . If Walmart closes it's because these Demacrats want to do away with cash and have us do all online shopping. Could you imagine never going out to a store to find shoes or a new top ect.. Never being able to try them on.. You people won't be putting Walmart down then.. It will be all stores! The only way you will be able to shop is online with a credit card.. well if that's how you want to live your lives then vote Democrat! We won't have a Life any longer.

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Post ID: @4nwft+11Lwvwht

Everyone complaining about self checkout needs their head examined. Self checkout is the best innovation to ever hit retail! Also, why are 80% - 90% of these posts unintelligible? America is doomed!

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Post ID: @4lidy+11Lwvwht

I hate self checking out. And you sre right two cashiers. Terrable, no public service at all.

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Post ID: @4kxha+11Lwvwht

Heck they should they so high price before long they won’t get any business they will go bankrupt.

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Post ID: @4jnqu+11Lwvwht

I travel the US and ALL Walmart stores have empty shelves, this started about 4 months ago and has continued to this day! What the heck Walmart!!!! Can't you keep your shelves stocked?!?!?!?

Oh, and yeah, your fruits and vegetables.... s—!

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Post ID: @4hrvz+11Lwvwht

What if Someone was writing a story about Walmart. Can you imagine the things that been going on in a store and other stores. That would get world wide attention. Will Walmart stop them from bringing out a book? Or will that person get the backing of people around the globe? Think about it.😊

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Post ID: @4cjvb+11Lwvwht

I won't go to the Walmart in Chillicothe Mo. unless I absolutely have to. Most of the workers are rude. the store is dirty, there are never any shopping carts. On the other hand the smaller store in Bethany Mo. is wonderful, fully stocked shelves, nice employees they even came over to see if I was ready to check out. If walmart is in trouble it's their own fault. Sam Walton is probably rolling over in his grave.

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Post ID: @3Yznb+11Lwvwht

OVER WORK!
the staff/manager that does care for their job are being taken advantage of. Store managers (captain of the boat) are not that innocent all they do is stay in an office (expecting his ASM to take care of things) while so-cal ASM’s (assistant manager) are arguing about who and how things are gonna get done.. management have been train the “who cares who does it get it done” so one can be doing it while the other 3just walking around “supervising” the staff (if that’s what they think). While their staff is wasting time on cell phone, Chitchat, window shopping, the manager is in an office expecting things to get done(never checking up) The so-called truck, load, go backs end up on the next shift & the next one it rolls down the hill.. Ends up on the next day on to the good manager that does it all himself/herself (over work) this manager has his staff, 1 or 2 staff that do work for their check$$. those 2staff get over worked end up quitting because of the pay isn’t worth the 3person job they are doing.. the good manager ends up stepping down because if the way it runs “who cares who does it” he/she ends getting the short end of the stick..
squeezing all the juice out of the good staff 1 or 2 that gets fed up and turns into regular joe not caring, is not the way to do it “who cares who does it get it done”there needs to be a change!!!!

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Post ID: @3Ynec+11Lwvwht

Whoa, the folks writing the above sound really disappointed and angry with their WM locations, and that's sad. I live in Lake Park, GA right next to Valdosta, Ga where we have two WM stores and they, along with Dollar General stores, are where I do all my everyday shopping for food, cleaning, and personal items and have seen only polite and very helpful staff at both places–if I had money to invest I would buy Dollar General stock–those stores are springing up everywhere and seem to be doing very well. 99% of my clothes, shoes, books, dvds and cds I buy online from amazon or ebay, or from catalogues where I can usually find whatever I need–get about 35 catalogues a month. SEARS has left Valdosta's Colonial Mall. I sometimes wonder about the future of malls generally; I don't shop there as it's a hassle getting to ours + the prices are definitely higher than online or from catalogues.

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Post ID: @3nnho+11Lwvwht

It does have a lot to do with customer service, workers and attitudes. I had been a loyal customer to a specific WalMart through the end of last year. I had started using online grocery pickup and had great luck until closer toward Thanksgiving. Order came out and nothing was mentioned about any substitutions or anything not available. I asked for my cold items so I could move those bags up a bit. He was surprised at the mention and said there aren’t any to which we pulled up the order and realized they had been marked not available. Looked behind and I’m seeing some of those items in the order next to me (eggs, milk, etc). I said okay let me run check since we see them there and we walked in. The head of their online grocery became irate that I came in. I went back and everything was available. I could give on that but then a couple of weeks later, I was in shopping and to pickup a critical present which was shipped to store. Showed up to find out they had “sold it” and this took place within a 2 hour window on notification. The customer service and manager were rude to me on something outside of my control since I didn’t sell it. The product was sold out so my gift was gone and could not be reordered. That was the final straw.

It is hit or miss at customer service. There are nice and helpful people but they don’t outweigh the rude ones anymore. I switched to another local grocery worth the bit extra and anything else I’m ordering on Amazon.

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Post ID: @2hchm+11Lwvwht

Let's not blame employees because I worked with associates with bad attitude but after getting to work with that associates, her/ his productive and attitudes change. I used to worked at Wal-Mart in Ypsilanti and I know that that store wasn't like that and the only reason why it's that cause you never see a manager at the front, so guess who gets the heat is the csm or cashiers. We lead by example people no matter what the situation in business or personal life.

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Post ID: @2gpjc+11Lwvwht

First of all they need to train walmart managers how to talk to an associate. And a good manager comes a long way with in the customer service and associates. You lead by an example and no matter how busy a manager is you still have to make time for your customer and associates. I know this because I was a greeter, cam, dept manager, and and FPS. I have seen it all some manager care and some don't. Even at the home office. Bottom line is you have to kiss someone's ash or be someone's pet. I took the buy out at Wal-Mart cause I refused to treat my associates or temp employee like they are nothing. Respect comes a long way.

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Post ID: @2ghyn+11Lwvwht

Self checkout is a joke! Two cashier lanes open with lines 4 or 5 deep, while employees stand around. We all know what self checkout means . CUT BACK ON PEOPLE! Wall Mart has over done itself! A lot of other retailers will be in the same boat!

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Post ID: @2endx+11Lwvwht

I blame Walmart themselves. They closed down registers and opened up self check out. They have forgotten about customer service and definitely have employees with bad attitudes.
You need to work on getting a team of training individuals that work on customer service and open back up the register lines again.
They do not have enough personal to even run the register lines. If one calls off they don't have anyone to take their place.
They have personal standing at the self checkout doing nothing. But you have a line of 11 in the full service and no one will check you out.
If someone says something we are ignored and considered rude if someone complains.
Walmart is the only store within miles and we have no choose but to shop there.

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Post ID: @2bfny+11Lwvwht

I think Walmart is closing or planning to close in my state because of maybe the coronavirus.. when I went to Walmart yesterday, hand sanitizer, and disinfecting wipes were all gone!!! Maybe Walmart is closing cause people are taking everything, and they are not restocking soon! :,(

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