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Last night I just had a fiasco on one of Kevin Sorbo’s political rants on the current government situation in the US. Here is the poor proof of how the other fans, along with the majority of the society, is quick to judge based off of one comment an individual had made. Now I took names out of the equation, for the respect of Kevin Sorbo and his other fans. This is based off of Kevin’s copy/paste about how Wal-Mart is all success with their profits compared to the government.
No matter what fence you live on, realize one fact or opinion doesn’t make an individual’s belief a whole.
Any cashier is below poverty line. Duh.
Marie Gautsch It’s not just cashiers, it’s majority of the employers, including Supervisors and Managers. I know. I also live in one of the cheapest cost of living states in the US. I am one of them, soon to be not one of them. The highest raise you can get up to is $.60, only if you are beyond expectations with your job, like Hercules is with fighting evil and the Gods of Olympus. The Corporation expects one to work a job that has responsibilities of ten men. I am also a combat veteran for OIF and I can also vouch that they treat veterans like shit too. Fuck the hero to hire bullshit.
I have worked for Wal-Mart and know many who do. Most are paid very well. The only reason that any of their employees would not be above the poverty line is if their hours were reduced and in that case, take the extra time and work another job. It’s not that hard.
Walmart Policy put some kids I know through college.A lot of people work two or more jobs that DON’T work at Wal-Mart. Hello!
Most positions at Walmart are not career positions, but simply transitional jobs for people who want to learn greater skills. Also, it’s what the market will bear. That’s how pay works.
Most importantly, it’s voluntary. Nobody is being forced.
I work two jobs. One was full time and the other was part time, so that I could pay for college for the kids, house payments, car payments, etc. Party of what I spent also went to support an orphanage, an abused women’s shelter, and a food bank, along with some other incidental charities. (Unions have taught people that they should only expect to work 40 hours per week; that’s no way to get ahead in life.)
Thanks to ObamaCare, my hours were cut enough so that I now have no money to give to charities.
So, instead of railing on a company that provides millions of jobs, how about railing on a government program that destroys millions?
Marie Gautsch You guys must be misinform with me expressing my experiences with Wal-Mart. I apologize. I am a combat veteran x2 as well, so that just complexes the situation even more, along with my political views. Now that the government shut down, we can’t go to drill or get orders for our military schooling either, did I mention numerous amounts of VA and military based employees are government employees? The Military Pay Act only benefits active duty for the most part, and realize how long it takes for any bill or act to go in affect in our country. With that being said, I can’t go get my monthly counseling done for my PTSD. I suffer too from this government fiasco. Just like Kevin, I too am independent. I vote for the person, not the party. Also, known fact on America, we are known to work more hours during the week than the rest of the World, that means we work more than the rest of the World does. Also, if you notice the locations of Wal-Mart stores, majority of them reside in towns or cities that doesn’t allow better competition for jobs, it’s either bars or restaurants.
@Chris – May get paid for what is worth, but the moment we work for what it’s worth, we either get written up or fired for it. I don’t even make $10 an hour to provide for my needs in everyday life. That is NOT good pay.
I can’t speak with personal knowledge about the income of these folks, however, I note that our local Wal Mart seems to keep its employees. If the pay is so low, would these people stay? There are folks there who opened the store and they have never left. I amazingly do not hear them griping!
Our Walmart employs local people who would not otherwise get a job…for many reasons…isn’t working there better than no job? Most faces are familiar from year to year.
fact, walmart never came in the dead of night and held a gun to the head of any of their employees and told them “work here or die”. fact, most of those employees are OVERPAID and would not be making any more any where else, not at those “other jobs” you say they have to work at for sure, if they did, why work at walmart, so please pull your head out of whatever orifice you have it lodged in Marie and stop being full of hate and envy.
hope you’re not using Vet status to make excuses… Vets don’t make excuses
Marie Gautsch Not making an excuse, but merely a statement for those quick to judge on the person I am through one small opinion.
Politics is a widely complex topic, but since I expressed my negative experience with Wal-Mart, I am now stereotyped as a liberal rat stuck in a maze that approves of “Obama Care”. Now, whether I approve of this current situation of the government’s attempts to turn the US economy around with money the World does not have, is besides the point. Life is always about lessons learned, I just sometimes wish I can keep my mouth shut.
I understand everyone has their own experiences with anything in life, it is how we come up with the things we like and don’t like. None of us are actually one in the same and are 100% in common with each other. We all come from all sorts of walks of life, raised in different environments, ect. I was raised with a strong Republican stepfather and a Democratic mother. Yet, they met, fell in love and have been married for sixteen-seventeen years. Again, my mother was born Roman Catholic and my stepfather is a Protestant Luthern, my stepfather has a stronger tie with his religion background than my mother does. Again, no divorce in the future.
As for me, I am pro-LGBT, but I am not out there liberalizing and smoking weed, I am also pro-military, but I am not pro-war in situations that doesn’t involve the US, for example, Syria. I am pro-second amendment, but I also know that automatic weapons are not needed in America’s society. Truth be told, more damage is done with just a simple shotgun for property and family protection, not an automatic weapon. Not everyone can effectively shoot an automatic weapon in the first place. I am considered a “feminist” due to my independence and cleaning up my act of not referring myself as a “bitch” anymore, but deep down I appreciate chivalry and approve of it. Some of my friends even joke that my personality is relevant to Xena: The Warrior Princess. I love animals and disapprove of animal abuse, but I also am not an extreme to the vegan ways. I love me my chicken, seafood and bacon too much. I am financial conservative, whereas, I get shit pay, below the poverty line, but yet, you don’t see me applying for government assistance like food stamps, I make due with the money I have, even if it is from paycheck to paycheck. It’s not like the paper money is of true value anyways, I mean, Gold isn’t backing it up for value, so please tell me what is? Trees? What’s the true value of trees in a money factor other than destruction to the planet, but then again, that’s not true value anyways. The only assistance I feel I have actually earned is my compensation pay through the Veteran’s Affair for my disability with PTSD and the government wants to take that way from us, veterans? I am also conservative with natural elements and the circle of life, yet I love my entertainment hobbies of movies and music. I clarify myself as an independent, not Democratic or Republican. I vote for the man, not the party. I dedicate my life to the country, not the political bullshit of it and where is it getting me?
I try hard not to judge but narrow minded individuals make it very hard. Before you call me out for being narrow-minded, have a strong argument with it because in reality I have friends of all walks of political rants and beliefs, along with religious beliefs, in and outside the military field. We are even to the point of respect in life with the common ground of I don’t bust your nuts for your point of views on life, if you don’t try to kick my vagina due to mine. I have friends with criminal records, I have friends within the LGBT community, I have friends from around the World including Iraq & the United Kingdom, etc. Now, as I release my beliefs to my blog, is this me being hypocritical, or is this merely a fine silver lining and an acceptance of a median of the beliefs. It’s is a gray area, not black and white, the virtue of politics exists in. I just wish more people could see it or speak up about it in a sense.
Another purpose why I am particular with Kevin Sorbo, is because, he his very outspoken with his Christianity and conservative political views and he has lost fans for the reasoning and gets opportunities passed up for his beliefs. People judge actors and entertainers, nowadays, based on political and religious beliefs nowadays. Even in Hollywood, Kevin Sorbo is on their so-called ‘Blacklist’, but I see him progressing with his acting more than the majority of the “middle-class” acting era in the 1990s, whether it is independent films or TV channels like Hallmark. This current fiasco isn’t going to allow Kevin to lose a fan, because bottom line, Kevin didn’t have nothing to do with his fans remarks. There are some points I believe with him, others, not so much. Hell, I even donated to Kick-starter for the current film he wants to go in production called Chronology. If that’s not appreciation of his master of skills and art, instead of his political rants, I don’t know what else to tell you anymore.
Life is about lessons learned and evolving from it. Yesterdays’ media and networking fiasco has taught me that. As selfish as it may sound, it’s time to go back to focusing on me and not the chaos around me. Society is driving me crazy at the moment.
Until Next Time,