Former Wal-Mart worker looks forward to arrival

Posted: Wednesday, November 30, 2005

In reply to the letter about what does Wal-Mart have that we don’t have here already, well, lots.

For instance, kids’ clothing and baby items that don’t cost you an arm and a leg, and a chance to go get family pictures taken that isn’t $100-plus a pop.

It seems that a lot of the people complaining about Wal-Mart coming are the people who can afford to go spend $40-plus on a pair of jeans. Wal-Mart would do a lot of us low-income families some good.

Some are making a stink about them coming to town. What is the difference between Wal-Mart being here and Kmart? I worked for Wal-Mart in Anchorage last year, and it wasn’t as bad as all these people make it out to be. People are talking about the employees there making minimum wage, etc. But for some families in this town where there is no work, minimum wage is more than they are getting right now. And no one makes people work at these stores that offer minimum wage, we chose to. Me and a lot of families and people I know will.

l be welcoming Wal-Mart to this town full-heartedly.

Tabatha Nave


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