Wal-Mart executive who called sales "total disaster" has left

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putupjob wrote:

Dead man walking.
Obviously, that was a career ending statement.

Apr 10, 2013 2:37pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

the Reason sales are so bad is simple. Wal-mart doesn’t have it in stock for people to buy. In the last 3 months i’ve lost count how many times i’ve went shopping and the items i needed were out of stock. while i will often buy a different brand some items i refuse to by a generic of.
other departments are the same. half full shelves or simply spreading inventory out to make the shelves seem full when they are not.

Apr 10, 2013 2:42pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TexaSooner wrote:

When contacted, Mr. Murray said his reason for leaving was…..
Or, perhaps, efforts to contact Mr. Murray for comment were unsuccessful.
Where is the journalism? Who, what, when, where and WHY? A half-assed effort by Ms. Wohl and Mr. Reese as her editor.

Apr 10, 2013 2:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TomGenin wrote:

So Murray got pushed out for telling fellow executives the facts?

More importantly, has the other Walmart guy/gal that gave the email to Bloomberg been identified and fired yet?

Apr 10, 2013 2:56pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
matinee55 wrote:

just like msm, politicians – follow the script or ur gone

Apr 10, 2013 3:24pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
shineysideup wrote:

LEFT? HA! Shown the door is more like it!

Apr 10, 2013 3:26pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
raymel1 wrote:

WalMart seems to have opted to stop using the cashiers for
their fast lanes and forcing customers to scan and bag their own items. This may be more profitable for Walmart, or so they think,
but what it really does is push people to Meijer,Target, and Kmart. I don’t work at Walmart and wont be shopping there much now either.

Apr 10, 2013 3:32pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
arealdj wrote:

Thats Nice….tell the truth and get FIRED…

Apr 10, 2013 3:40pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Frickinnuts wrote:

Just wait till the welfare system crashes due to lack of funds and see how their sales hit the floor. There isn’t any ammo left there anyway.

Apr 10, 2013 3:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
JGo2 wrote:

Having worked for national retail chains, I can assure you that Wal-Mart upper management contacted every store manager in February and told them it was their personal fault for a drop in sales, either because the store manager didn’t know how to run a successful store or the store manager just didn’t care, or both.

Apr 10, 2013 3:59pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jackboot wrote:

He left to become a greeter at a Wal-Mart store. Oh, wait a minute, WM can’t even afford to pay some 80 year old retiree to do that anymore. My local WM store is getting nasty/dirty. What the heck.

Apr 10, 2013 4:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
miketibbs wrote:

couch your terms when referring to the entity that gives you a paycheck

Apr 10, 2013 4:01pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
PaperMoney wrote:

The biggest rule in corporate and government institutions is: NEVER tell the public the truth.

Apr 10, 2013 4:21pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
whattim wrote:

Wal Mart has been killing America for years. the best part of WalMart is seeing it fail.

Apr 10, 2013 4:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Frickinnuts wrote:

Just wait till welfare crashes from lack of funds and see how sale bottom out. I’m gonna laugh while rome burns.

Apr 10, 2013 4:23pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
loweed wrote:

Do you think people are more interested in media attention than their jobs? There are many inside double agents, these people must work and sympathize with the unions?! get rid of them.

Apr 10, 2013 4:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
gomerpyle2010 wrote:

fired for speaking the truth !……..

Apr 10, 2013 4:52pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
futureisbleak wrote:

Tell the truth lose your job.
New norm in America.

Apr 10, 2013 4:54pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
orlandojon2 wrote:

Neither Corporations or government value someone who speaks the truth

Apr 10, 2013 4:57pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
yarply wrote:

Evidently that statement did not portray the sunny sunshine everything is going well picture that they and no telling who else wants us the american people to see.

See. He has disturbed the cattle… Go to sleep,, back to sleep, thats a good sleepy eyed feeder… Go back to sleep.

Apr 10, 2013 5:14pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
yarply wrote:

When the shelves get bare and food is harder to find than a box of 22 rounds,,, (well you can find them,(At60bucksabox))people will go moo, I mean, whats going on?

Apr 10, 2013 5:19pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MWA wrote:

I am Greeter at Wal-Mart. They have changed the Greeters roll or gotten rid of them in some stores. They have a position called a Zoner which they seem to be pushing us to. That among getting us to do anything else that they need to have done in the store. I have told management a couple of times I will not push carts. I was once asked to stock in grocery, I let them know that this was not happening also.

Apr 10, 2013 5:20pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Dazed2 wrote:

Hope he’s got a lot of money socked away. Wal-Mart will do everything to see that he stays unemployed.

Apr 10, 2013 5:31pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
jezzball wrote:

This store and some dollar store both said sales are way off because tax refunds are slow to get people. This is kind of like taxing people and so they dont have money to spend. You tax people, business suffer and we all pay the price. What does Obama want to do? Tax the crap out of us on every single thing. Its disgusting

Apr 10, 2013 5:33pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

My local Walmart hasn’t had #10 envelopes in three months. So I bought them at Target for 7 cents more.

Hey Walmart, you suck.

Apr 10, 2013 5:35pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
silentwarrior wrote:

You cannot serve all that GMO food has to offer. Even us poor folk know the difference.

Apr 10, 2013 6:00pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
peterhailey wrote:

One day while talking with a Walmart middle manager, she complained that she had to juggle over 200 temporary employees and that they were always late for work or absent. I replied, “When you pay your employees minimum wage, you damn lucky if they even show up for work.” I know I won’t work for minimum wage. As far as the low sales figures, when the poor can’t even afford to shop at Walmart, this country is finished.

Apr 10, 2013 6:29pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bdkennedy1 wrote:

Walmart has a history of screwing their vendors by placing orders for merchandise and then canceling the orders, leaving the factory with millions of worthless units. If a factory in China finds out you are supplying Walmart with merchandise they won’t do business with you.

Walmart can’t get anything made to put on the shelves.

Apr 10, 2013 7:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
bdkennedy1 wrote:

Walmart has a history of screwing their vendors by placing orders for merchandise and then canceling the orders, leaving the factory with millions of worthless units. If a factory in China finds out you are supplying Walmart with merchandise they won’t do business with you.

Walmart can’t get anything made to put on the shelves.

Apr 10, 2013 7:18pm EDT  --  Report as abuse

Walmart tried to be all things to everyone (except a good employer) and wound up be good at none of them. For a tiny reduction in price you can drive yourself nuts trying to find something in the most disorganized, haphazard organization of merchandise known, or go down to Target and actually be able to ask for help for just a little more.

And yet, despite this despicable company’s despicable business and labor practices, the Walmart heirs still own more wealth than the bottom 40% of Amercicans. Nothing like failing upward.

Sam would be spinning in his grave if he could see his progeny today.

Apr 10, 2013 8:12pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@MWA

You are an employee, if you refuse to do what your employer tells you to do, they have every right to replace you with someone who will. What is a greeter anyways? They do nothing of value whatsoever. You wont find too many greeter jobs waiting for you after Walmart cans you.

Apr 10, 2013 10:03pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
TheNewWorld wrote:

@peterhailey

“One day while talking with a Walmart middle manager, she complained that she had to juggle over 200 temporary employees and that they were always late for work or absent. I replied, “When you pay your employees minimum wage, you damn lucky if they even show up for work.” I know I won’t work for minimum wage. As far as the low sales figures, when the poor can’t even afford to shop at Walmart, this country is finished.”

Well they can look forward to the influx of newly legalized minimum wage workers that they are going to get from the Democrats.

Apr 10, 2013 10:05pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
RandomName2nd wrote:

He sends a private email to his fellow colleagues about his concerns which then gets leaked to the media…and he gets fired?
So now are all executives only going to email positive messages to each other? That will be fantastic for business no doubt.

Apr 11, 2013 3:16pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
MargaD wrote:

Or maybe sales are slowing because those that have a choice are not shopping there anymore because of the disparity in what workers get paid and what the family is worth. I won’t support an enterprise whose workers need to be subsidized by my tax dollars because they are not paid a living wage.

Apr 11, 2013 3:30pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
annmac38 wrote:

A lot of what Wal-Mart sells is trash. I will welcome the day when people actually search out companies and products that are made in the USA and decide that the few dollars they save buying from Wal-Mart aren’t worth patronizing the largest buyer of Chinese goods in the world. If anyone had told me years ago that we would help line the pockets of the most populous Communist country, I wouldn’t have believed them.

Apr 12, 2013 11:58am EDT  --  Report as abuse
DiegoForever wrote:

Shopping at Walmart is an unpleasent experience. Checking out takes a long, long time. My local Walmart never has a convenient number of checkout lines open no matter what time of day I go. I have stopped shopping at Walmart.

Additionally the produce is often rotting and the meat all seems to be injected with a 10% solution of brine. The people in their electronics department no nothing about electronics, the people in their Garden Center no nothing about plants, Walmart is third world.

Apr 12, 2013 7:50pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
democracy123 wrote:

I refuse to do business with Walmart because of the way they treat employees and drive well made American made products off the market. I personally interviewed an older woman who had been injured on the job at Walmart. Walmart’s response to her injury was to assign her physically difficult jobs that they knew she could not do with her torn rotator cuff.

Apr 13, 2013 6:22pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
Titainiumman wrote:

The man tells the truth and has to leave his job.Only in America

Apr 15, 2013 8:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Titainiumman wrote:

The man tells the truth and has to leave his job.Only in America

Apr 15, 2013 8:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Titainiumman wrote:

The man tells the truth and has to leave his job.Only in America

Apr 15, 2013 8:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Titainiumman wrote:

The man tells the truth and has to leave his job.Only in America

Apr 15, 2013 8:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Titainiumman wrote:

The man tells the truth and has to leave his job.Only in America

Apr 15, 2013 8:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Titainiumman wrote:

The man tells the truth and has to leave his job.Only in America

Apr 15, 2013 8:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
Titainiumman wrote:

The man tells the truth and has to leave his job.Only in America

Apr 15, 2013 8:27am EDT  --  Report as abuse
spankleelee wrote:

Call it what it is….he was fired. Why are executives so scared of the word “Fired”? They leave, they step down, and the y retire. Never fired.

Like all popular things in history’s past, they all come to end at some time. Let’s all cross our fingers that Walmart is nearing theirs.

Apr 17, 2013 12:02pm EDT  --  Report as abuse
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