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    Quote Originally Posted by Djinn View Post
    That's because Applebees is objectively awful.
    Dude. I ate at one here (before it failed and closed) and I was amazed they were even allowed a business license. Absolute garbage. And I am NOT some kind of food snob. I’d eat raw hot dog weiners dipped in Nutella if no one was looking.

    But I won’t go to Applebees again.
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    Applebees was good when it first opened. It went downhill. Same With Romano's Macaroni Grill. I was very disappointed in the service and the food quality last time I was there. I won't go back, that's for sure.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    No soup for you.

    NEW YORK — The Latest on Walmart's decision to boost starting salaries for U.S. workers while also closing dozens of Sam's Club stores around the country

    A Walmart official says the company is closing 63 Sam's Club stores across the country. About 10 of those stores will be repurposed into e-commerce distribution sites.
    https://www.msn.com/en-us/money/comp...D=ansmsnnews11

    Holy Cow... higher minimum wages does kill jobs.
    The Walmart empire closes stores, liberals complain. Walmart does well, liberals complain. Walmart raises wages, liberals complain. Clearly liberals simply hate Walmart. Yet they apparently still shop there all the time, or so it sounds.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tedminator View Post
    Because Costco is already convenient for me so I already prefer it over Sam's Club which would have required me to drive further.
    Been to both, neither one impressed me. I seldom buy in bulk, but when I do,watch for sales nd get better prices, plus the quality I want. Ground beef was one at COSTCO. $3.79, I could get that for $2.99 if I buy 3 or 4 Lbs.

    Couple of items, Microwave, electric pressure cooker come to me as gifts, but I could beat the price.

    We also have a huge Jungle Jimís ,known for their huge fish tanks. They had a couple of fish in them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Neomalthusian View Post
    The Walmart empire closes stores, liberals complain. Walmart does well, liberals complain. Walmart raises wages, liberals complain. Clearly liberals simply hate Walmart. Yet they apparently still shop there all the time, or so it sounds.
    No,that is not the point. You guys are doing a happy dance about Walmart raising wages. That happened last year when they got a lot of bad publicity about employees on food stamps.

    You are trying to say it is because of the tax cuts. But you completely ignore the abrupt closing of many Sam’s Clubs. Closed without notice. People arrived for work to find the stores closed!
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    Quote Originally Posted by DebateDrone View Post
    I've never been to Applebees and I prefer to go to Chili's. I don't need to compare the two to prefer one over the other.
    Old standby. Frishes Big Boy. great Chili, hamburgers and Hot Fudge Sundaes.

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    The question is, if the tax cuts meant that Walmart can now give their employees a raise then why didn't the tax cuts help Sam's Clubs stay open? Because the damn tax cuts haven't got a damn thing to do with either situation.

    And what's up with the $1000 bonuses? Was there a meeting with CEOs and they decided they'd give that amount as a bonus to make it seem as though the tax cuts are so wonderful? I'm happy for those people getting the bonuses, but again, they have absolutely nothing to do with the tax cuts. Are people so gullible that they can be bought off with little crumbs? Corporate America hands them some gruel and they behave as though they were fed lobster and rib eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Babba View Post
    The question is, if the tax cuts meant that Walmart can now give their employees a raise then why didn't the tax cuts help Sam's Clubs stay open? Because the damn tax cuts haven't got a damn thing to do with either situation.

    And what's up with the $1000 bonuses? Was there a meeting with CEOs and they decided they'd give that amount as a bonus to make it seem as though the tax cuts are so wonderful? I'm happy for those people getting the bonuses, but again, they have absolutely nothing to do with the tax cuts. Are people so gullible that they can be bought off with little crumbs? Corporate America hands them some gruel and they behave as though they were fed lobster and rib eyes.
    Babba,they announced the bonus last year and that is to go to 20 year employees. How many last that long at Walmart?

    I see Retirees who need the money,young kids and a very few that hang on.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaryAnne View Post
    Babba,they announced the bonus last year and that is to go to 20 year employees. How many last that long at Walmart?

    I see Retirees who need the money,young kids and a very few that hang on.
    Walmart is having to compete with other retail outlets (such as Target, whose starting pay is still higher than is Walmart's) for laborers, since unemployment has been below 5% since 2016.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/b...est-rates.html
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    Quote Originally Posted by NightSwimmer View Post
    Walmart is having to compete with other retail outlets (such as Target, whose starting pay is still higher than is Walmart's) for laborers, since unemployment has been below 5% since 2016.

    https://www.nytimes.com/2016/02/06/b...est-rates.html
    Exactly! The stores all have help wanted signs, but they do have help. The Retail stores I go to are sadly lacking because employees are the first thing cut.

    Kroger and Meijer are both Union,one of the main reasons I prefer them. Clean,bright, with plenty of welcoming employees.

    COSTCO pays much higher wages than Sam’s. They are building new stores. Go figure.

    I have a few things I buy at Walmart. But my main stores are the 2 Union.

    Aldis are OK for a few things,and the Dollar Tree. Luckily they are all in one area with Meijer. All new.

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