The lack of WalMart
Posted by MsKMom 2 years ago
Can someone explain to me why WalMart is so poorly stocked Not just food but also baby products (clothing) and personal hygene products. In all my travels I have rarely seen a WalMart so poorly stocked and it is usually the place I shop because I know I will be able to find it. However that is not the case here. Very depressing
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Posted by Anns 2 years ago
This is the WORST Walmart iv ever seen!! They never have anything not fun trying to dress my 14 month old son when they have nothing,or went to buy garbage bags none there then milk was on the list and none of that either REALLY its Walmart come on people get it together there PLEASE!!!!!
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Posted by SeptyTwo 2 years ago
aaaaaannnnddddd.....

They're Off!!
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
I agree with you..it sucks when you have to drive to a different place or go on the internet to buy boys cloths...they always have the girls stuff way over stocked,and the food isles are getting bad...
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Posted by Terry L. Brown 2 years ago
Did you ever happen to think that it may not be "this" Wal-Mart entirely??? How about Vendor Outs??? Or Warehouse Outs?? MC WalMart is currently working very hard to get the Baby Section restocked.....Give it a little time folks. It will happen! Some times its not in the "Stores" Control!
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Posted by Anns 2 years ago
I would say it has to do with "who" orders "what", there is never any baby boys clothes from newborn to 2t but tons of girl. I went to get my nine year old some new bedding not a one for boys good thing I have girls also they got new bedding. I just stinks that i have to go out of town or online for boy anything. They have a huge music section I didnt know that many people still buy cd's. I'm sorry but I do belive it is "THIS WALMART and THERE PEOPLE".
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Posted by mckee 2 years ago
It's just not kids clothes. How about the pet department, and I agree with the milk. I went there today and it awful. I have been to other Walmarts here in Montana and other states and this is the worst I've seen. It's sad considering it's the only store we have.
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Posted by montanajane 2 years ago
I "heard" that because of the Wal-Mart stores in Williston and Dickinson etc being so short on supplies, (believe me, they are worse than Miles City) that people from Poplar and the north eastern part of Mt. are driving as far as Miles City to shop. And I have also heard that they are so short staffed that they can't keep up with stocking. Don't know if that is so or not.
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Posted by K. D. 2 years ago
...they always have the girls stuff way over stocked...


Yeah, if your 14 year old daughter weighs 50 pounds. Unfortunately, they don't carry girls clothes for medium sized girls. It has been this way at MC Wallyworld for years now.

[This message has been edited by K. D. (7/18/2012)]
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Posted by annam 2 years ago
This Wal-Mart is a joke. Shelves empty, all the time, and if you do find something you need, it takes forever to get checked out. I don't go there unless I absolutely have to.
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Posted by Seuk Samus 2 years ago
Internet is the way to go. You might have to look a bit but you might find it cheaper and of better quality. Maybe even free shipping! I did that for a phone case that was $54 at Verizon and found the same thing on the net for $25. Just had to wait a few weeks for delivery. Good Luck!!!
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
K.D. i was talking about baby items
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Posted by Mike Wallick 2 years ago
I know. I sure wish that Miles City had some small independently owned specialty stores to shop in. It might cost a little more, but it would more than make up for that in variety and service.

...in a time warp.

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Posted by Kelly 2 years ago
How about Discovery Pond? If more people shopped there, he could afford to get more sizes of clothes.
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Posted by Patty O. 2 years ago
We live in rural Mt. where shopping is limited if you want more variety, yes you will have to travel. I agree with Terri, Walmart stocks what they get. Not to mention if you check out license plates in the parking lot you will see we have a lot of out of town people shopping our store. It could also be due to the wildfires we have had this year. We have fire fighters stationed at the fairgrounds, I'm sure they are stocking up on supplies.
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
Im sure they are not stocking up on baby items...and even if there are people from out of town(which i dont have a problem with)there is no way the they could buy out all or close to all of the cloths or necessities for babies..
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Posted by MsKMom 2 years ago
My post stems from my visit to WalMart Monday evening and again last night..well and many other visits honestly. I don't think it is a matter of others shopping here driving the shelves to be empty. I come from a huge city where there is rarely an empty space instead of product. How do you justify not having extra diapers or even enough baby/toddler clothes or even EMPTY shelves in the produce dept!?!?! I have also lived in smaller towns than this where they are the only shopping around for many smaller communities. I say this is a lack in management to allow it to get to these extremes. It's not as if the population influx happened overnight. The fires might have put a bit of a strain on supplies but I don't think that is an answer for what I have seen in the form of empty shelves over the past four months.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson 2 years ago
Viva le revolution!

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Posted by Amorette Allison 2 years ago
Every Wal-Mart has an inventory point. That is how much merchandise they can have in their store. If they are overstocked in one department and completely out in another, they will not get re-stocked until their total store inventory drops below a certain point and triggers permission to ship. If you run a HUGE MEGA CORP and have stores all over the place, it works fine. If you have one lone store out in the boonies and it is still overstocked with toys, say from last Christmas, it sucks.

They will tell you it is due to resets, which is, I suspect, what they are told, but it is because the company cannot balance stock decently in these isolated stores.

They also stop shipments before an inventory. I don't know when the store here inventories but if one is coming up, they hold all shipments for a few weeks before hand, then ship stuff in like mad afterwards. Sadly, they are usually short on hours after an inventory so the stuff doesn't get out on the shelves.
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Posted by Levi Forman 2 years ago
Of course it's better to shop locally, but Amazon Prime rules. It costs $70 a year or something like that and you get free 2-day shipping on anything that you buy directly from Amazon (doesn't work on some affiliates). I love it. I order stuff from Amazon all the time because they have everything and living out in the boonies I can often get something from them faster than I can get it from Miles City if I don't want to make an extra trip. Also, if you live somewhere with real internet (I don't) they let you stream TV shows and movies for free if you have Prime.

Seriously, they are awesome.
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Posted by mckee 2 years ago
They can't seem to keep help, which is sad. I've all over the store at times looking for someone to help me, I've even called customer service and asked them to page someone to come help customers. This all seems to have really gotten bad since the management took over. I understand shes quite young and new in business, (just a rumor I heard).
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Posted by Diesel 2 years ago
And don't dare to go and try to buy pajamas for your child either boy or girl. I have tried for a couple of weeks now and they never have anything to fit an older boy or girl. Sad really!
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Posted by Cameron Squires 2 years ago
Just drive to Walmart in Williston and then you all will quit complaining.
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Posted by Bob L. 2 years ago
Cameron: Good one!
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Posted by MsKMom 2 years ago
So how do we go about getting this issue remedied? C'mon people! As a community we should be able to get answers and find solutions. I don't care if the Williston WalMart is bare or not...they need to adjust for the population influx they have there. MC does not have that influx so there is no reasonable answer for the manager not staying on top of things.

Or is this board just for a bunch of complaining?
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Posted by Amorette Allison 2 years ago
Unless you are a major stockholder in the parent corporation, there is NOTHING you can do. The evil new manager started actually enforcing corporate policies, which annoyed some folks. And let's face it, you can get better wages at a whole lotta places in the oil area, even if you just work at a fast food place.

Wal-Mart is a HUGE corporation. I mean HUGE. This little bitty store barely makes a blip on the charts. If you want to have the selection and services available in a big city, you have to live in a big city.
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Posted by David Schott 2 years ago
I recommend writing a letter to Target pleading for them to open a store in eastern Montana, Miles City preferably. Carbon copy Walmart's corporate headquarters.
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Posted by Mrs. M 2 years ago
Wal Mart has a contact us link on their site. If you don't tell them you are concerned and what you would like to see done about it, you shouldn't complain. Be nice, but state your issue clearly. I wrote several years ago, can't even remember why, but got a call from our local manager. Enough of you write and maybe things will change. What have you got to lose? The same for poor quality merchandise. If you don't contact the manufacturer they will continue on the same path, or maybe you are making them aware of a problem they didn't know existed. The squeaky wheel gets the most grease. I know, terribly overused saying. Can't remember the word I want to describe those type of saying.
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Posted by Frank Hardy 2 years ago
I for one have been moved to action. I purchased Walmart this morning and have instilled the following top 10 commandments to happen immediately:

1. The entire fleet of trucks will immediately head for Miles City and unload ALL stock to instantly ad inventory.

2. All current employees of the Miles City Walmart will be terminated. Since the wages are so low, anyone currently employed there must be a liability.

3. All current management are FIRED!! Get the heck out of my store!

4. The next 400 people who come into the store and want employment will be offered full time jobs with annual salaries of 150k and full benefits including health care.

5. I will immediately put into place a new management team consisting of those who have previously posted on this thread. Salary is open, name it. Together, we WILL fix this atrocity.

6. I have immediately placed calls to hire ALL current engineering teams in the Bakken field to relocate to Miles City. We will be transforming this store into the first Walmart Towers, a 190 story superstore with each floor devoted to a specific pajama item. (It was going to have 191 floors but that's another story.)

7. For the foreseeable future all prices are eliminated. I want you to think of this as your closet. "Come in and put it on. We're not putting you on!" That's our new motto.

8. The meat department will be completely remodeled and will feature only freshly killed road selection. If the cut is not selected within 6 hours of being run over it will be skinned and converted into pajamas.

9. There will be a brand new 24 hour a day, 365 day a year suggestion and complaint department which will be REQUIRED to immediately satisfy every request no matter how outlandish. Our newest motto is now "Don't just imagine it, have it!"

10. I have authorized a clean-up crew that will patrol the streets and begin to beautify the town. "We believe in giving it back!" That's our new motto.

I am excited to begin this transformation. Welcome to the all new MILES CITY Walmart.

FH
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Posted by BDrew 2 years ago
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Posted by Paul Wallick 2 years ago
I am currently working on my coffee table book showcasing all the Walmarts across the nation. The chapter I am working on now are the Walmarts in Williston and Minot. On my next trip to the Cowtown I will do the Miles City Walmart.
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Posted by Tucker Bolton 2 years ago
Sarcasm alert!!!! If only there was someplace else to shop in Miles City. Perhaps a Shores or JC Penny. Maybe a Milo's. Oh! you know who sells good shoes? NZ's, they sell good shoes. You know who never messes up or looses my photos? Riggs, Riggs never did. I sure wish there was a place like that. I sure wish there was someplace to find cheap plastic crap or meat injected with a 17% solution. Oh, wait a minute.

Things that make you stop and go hmmmm.
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
When JC Penny was here i shopped there all the time..they have better quality clothing that don't shrink and that last longer..And IMO discovery pond is way to high priced/but he does have more of a variety!
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Posted by Buck Showalter 2 years ago
I really hope you're writing a Wal-Mart coffee table book, Paul.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson 2 years ago
Frank, you are my new hero.
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Posted by bsales 2 years ago
what we really need is a gordmans!!! they have one in Rapid City SD and it is amazing it is almost like a ross but wayyy better quality and bigger outlet! They have everything there!And it is all amazingly priced! it would put walmart to shame!
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Posted by Winslow 2 years ago
Tucker: You hit the nail on the head!! Walmart moves in and mom and pop gets ran out. Growing up in Miles City, we had a full array of shops on main street....Sweetbriars, Shores, Anthony's, Andersons, Milos, The Saddlery, JC Penneys, Ben Franklin (at one time Woolsworth), Riggs Camera, NZ's.....Main street was always buzzing. Now, drive down main street on a Saturday afternoon and it's a morgue.

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Posted by prb 2 years ago
I agree with the statments about the lack of things on the shelves. The other issue is the how bad the store looks in general. There are tiles missing,red tape holding others down and the store is not as clean as it should be. If there were other stores in town I would shop there,but since there isn't Walmart has us over a barrel. I'm not sure what we as a town can do.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. 2 years ago
I have a rent-a-mob available for a protest: $169.00/hr or 189.00//hr with pitchforks.
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Posted by Paula Arion 2 years ago
I helped unload a truck the other night.If people dont like our Walmart and the work we do, they dont have to shop there.Our managers are doing the best they can do.They have to make time to put the product out. Our store manager has been busy with other things.
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Posted by Bridgier 2 years ago
Our store manager has been busy with other things.

Shouldn't having stuff to sell and then selling it be managements top priority?
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Posted by Elizabeth Emilsson 2 years ago
Alas , I can' cite my source chapter and verse, but I read in the Denver Post awhile back, that WalMart's profits are down and they are cutting back on the big super stores with smaller neighborhood groceries and/or essentials and dry goods. Perhaps a crack Miles City Star reporter like Amorette should investigate.

[This message has been edited by Elizabeth Emilsson (7/20/2012)]
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Posted by Noelle 2 years ago
Miles City Walmart can't get stuff on the shelves because it can't keep employees. Then the people they do have get pulled to other departments to work and then there is no one in that department. TLE can't keep people, that is why they are only open from 9 to 6 and are closed Tuesday and Wednesday. There is only one person on maintenance during the day and like six people at night. You people complain about how bad Walmart is, but have any of you ever worked there, probably not.
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
Miles City Walmart can't get stuff on the shelves because it can't keep employees.----isn't there something wrong with this sentence?

And how does this sentence make any sense-"There is only one person on maintenance during the day and like six people at night."
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Posted by Dan Mowry 2 years ago
So, since it appears Noelle and Paula are employees and officially approved to speak on behalf of Walmart. Does this mean their explanations can be taken to a higher level at either the local unit (Manager) or Corporate and reference their specific statements to coincide with customer complaints to get to the root of the problem?
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Posted by Eve Libby 2 years ago
Some very nice points made, but my question is: If the shopping at Walmart bothers everyone, what exactly can anyone do about it? Are we going to file a complaint, or start a protest? I think this topic has already well stated that the Walmart is understocked. Now what? Further complaining perhaps?
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Posted by howdy 2 years ago
Join Sams Club and open a store front and carry all the goods that your local Walmart is short on LOL...why not make a profit or form a neighborhood association that does it for nothing...You start cutting in to their profit and see how fast the "reform" is ....LOL...
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Posted by S 2 years ago
Complaining on here won't make a difference other than give everyone a chance to express their frustrations. If u stock something and then it doesn't sell enough to make profit then you stop ordering it. When I was pregnant there was a ton of baby boy clothes then everyone started having girls so now there is a ton of baby girl clothes. Also the lack of staff makes it hard to keep up with stocking and such. Also Walmart has sent a bunch of stuff to the victims of the wild fires so that may play a part currently. And it could also be the timing too...like stuff in the coolers have to be cycled thru and if I remember correctly they do not get a grocery truck on a daily basis. So it may be that what u r looking for is on a truck that is not yet at the store. If you have any complaints you should start by talking to the general manager of the local store and if enough people have the same complaint then they will probably look into the issue(s). If not then go to the corporations main office.
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Posted by LJohnson 2 years ago
Plan!! Why doesn't the community get together and carpool!! I know there are people on here with trailors. If enough people can get together lets do a shuttle twice a week to Billings for grocerys. Everyone that wants to go can pitch in some money for gas ($20?) and there we go. Some stops in Billings could include the walmarts, sams club, target, ect. Why not? Some of you say that walmart here has us over a barrel!!! Well lets stop shopping there and take our business to Billings!!! Eventually they will get the point and maybe order and put out their products.
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Posted by Its Me 2 years ago
Saying it is lack of staffing is why Walmart is bare is wrong. Take shredded lettuce for one example. None had been delivered for months. Tomatoes have been poor and few and far between also. Even when all the items have been stocked, the shelves are bare compared to past years. Brands have disappeared.

This has to be be a cut back in ordering for our store. I know for a fact that some of these items have been requested but not recieved. Could this point to Walmart just cutting back inorder to save its bottom line and ensuring product doesn't sit that is less popular?
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Posted by S 2 years ago
It does not mean it is 100% walmarts fault. There are more then just them that play a part in it you know. Pointing fingers at one and not the others is not justifiable. For example where I work....we ordered something we needed and it took nearly a month and a half and lots of phone calls to figure out what's going on before we finally got it. That was the fault of either the person delivering it or the person shipping it not us. Unless you work at Walmart you cruelty do not know what the reason is as to why they don't have what they should have do you....no! So just figure out what you want to do to fix your problem or talk to them but don't put the blame on just Walmart when you don't know the story.
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Posted by Its Me 2 years ago
I wasn't trying to put the blame on Walmart. I was trying to point out that it isn't necessarily our staff. Yes, I agree there are alot of reasons for the store to be the way it is. I personally shop at both Walmart and Albertsons. Sometimes I do go to Reynolds and I know alot of people who buy all their meats at Reynolds claiming it is better. I don't cook alot of meat other than hamburger so I do not have an opinion on the meats.

Of course I don't cook very much because I do things in exact terms and I have never gotten comfortable with a dash of this and some of that. I like exacts... but in cooking that doesnt always bring the same out come so I microwave more often than not.
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Posted by S 2 years ago
Sound like me lol. I like chicken more than hamburger though something about eating a cow bugs me most of the time. I am weird like that.
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Posted by wrejr 2 years ago
lets just shut walmart down, then everyone can complain because there is no where to shop. i love walmart, but not the miles city walmart, and that's only because, yes their shelves are empty, the employees (not all) rarely show good customer service, and the line wait. i have seen more employees standing around on their damn cell phones with their cart (that they are suppose to be stocking) or grouping together in one isle or just simple busy talking with their random friends that come into walmart to shop. you are at work do something. If i could afford to shop at the more expensive places here in town i would. Oh and i know that St Vincent De Paul has alot of good stuff for everyone there, yes it is used but at least you might find things there that you cant at walmart.... i went to walmart to buy sandles for my son..nope, but then i went to St. V's and bought a used toy story pair (good condition) for 50 cents, beat that walmart... ( maybe more people would apply to work there if it wasnt such a process i started to apply one time and i couldnt give the info they wanted, last ten years of all the places you have lived ha! ya rite the application is stupid i gave up and i am sure alot of others have gotten to a point and gave up on it too.) not to mention that an employee at walmart told me that they didnt understand why management lets the employees get away with this crap, its suppose to be a training store for the other walmarts to bring their employees here to learn, learn what how to goof off for 8 hours...lol
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Posted by pooh 2 years ago
really thats funny i just got shredded lettuce & tomatoes last week & again today.
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Posted by Ashley Wing 2 years ago
U know it doesn't help when they have people coming in from everywhere to shop and walk out with 3 or 4 carts. When I worked there I would have I don't know how many people in one day come through with that much stuff then later that day on my same shift people r saying that we r out of stuff. Humm I wonder y maybe it's bc the customers buy it all b4 you get there and they haven't stocked yet. I was in there the other day and the girl ahead of my took like 10 things of the same thing and left none for me. It's not just walmarts fault. It's the customers fault just as much. And waiting in line thing if u feel that the lines r so long get a job there and see how sometimes it can be hard. I loved working there and I never messed around. I was there to work not talk. I was probably the quietest one there. Every time I go there everyones pretty friendly. And ya it could use more stuff on floors but can't help that when u stock that morning and its gone that day. I'm not on either side here. I've just seen both sides. I've worked there and it's the only place I shop in miles city. I don't go anywhere else.
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Posted by Levi Forman 2 years ago
Walmart is extremely good at efficiency and making money. I'm guessing that the MC store is in the state that it's in because they think that's the way that they can maximize profits at this store. I'm sure the volume that they do in MC is far lower than in some more urban stores, so we get lower priority than the more lucrative markets.

There ARE two other grocery stores in town btw, the only thing that Walmart has a monopoly on in MC is cheap clothes.
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
And waiting in line thing if u feel that the lines r so long get a job there and see how sometimes it can be hard.<---Get real...it wouldn't be such a problem if walmart would open more then 2 or 3 check out lines at one time...come on they have what 15 or so lines there...get more people on the check out lines and solve that problem
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Posted by K. D. 2 years ago
I was in there the other day and the girl ahead of my took like 10 things of the same thing and left none for me.


Maybe if items were stocked on a regular basis, people wouldn't take 10 items and leave none for anyone else. It is like a starving dog, eat till it can't eat no more because it doesn't know when it's going to get fed again.
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Posted by S 2 years ago
The issue with the stocking is that the daytime stockers won't do their job only overnight ones do so if someone comes and buys everything out during the day it won't get stocked till that night most likely.
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Posted by Amorette Allison 2 years ago
When I was servicing greeting cards, I was there one day when the manager was tearing her hair out. She had 13 checkers scheduled. 7 called in 'sick.' You heard me. Don't blame management for that.

The store level folks have very little power. They can't even set the thermostat. Seriously. And many of the employees are great, hard-working folks.

But not enough are. And this is the smallest link in a very big chain.
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Posted by S 2 years ago
Very true
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Posted by Noelle 2 years ago
Sundays are always the worst. They never have enough cashiers scheduled and most areas are running with half or less of their people. Not to mention that we have been losing people (mostly the unloaders) to the oil fields.

When lines are long they call for back up cashiers. And do you know where these back up cashiers come from? OTHER PARTS OF THE STORE! And then when they have a lot of pallets of freight to work (like with the back to school stuff) they pull people from other departments to work it.

People think Walmart is so great, well try working there for a few years and tell me if you still think it is so great.
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
They never have enough cashiers scheduled<----maybe they should figure that out and schedule more during the day and less during the night instead of the other way around.....
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Posted by Noelle 2 years ago
maybe customers should be nicer to the cashiers and we will actually be able to keep them. it does no good to yell at the cashiers about stuff, they can't do anything about it.
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
excuses get you no where in life!!!
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Posted by Noelle 2 years ago
being an ass gets you nowhere either
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
no one on here is being an ass just telling the truth...Thanks for the compliment though...
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Posted by Kacey 2 years ago
Form a co-op. Rent the old Ben Franklin store and start selling all the things that you can't find at Walmart...hell, sell the things they have too. I would LOVE to see a little town like Miles City stand up to them.
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Posted by Buck Showalter 2 years ago
Poop in one hand
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Posted by Its Me 2 years ago
Wish in the other...
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Posted by K. D. 2 years ago
Poop in on one hand


Because Wallyworld ran out of toilet paper.
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Posted by Amorette Allison 2 years ago
The store management cannot schedule more cashiers. The head office controls that. You have to grasp the concept that this is a HUGE corporation and EVERYTHING down to the thermostat is controlled in Bentonville, Ark. They look at profits per square foot and schedule accordingly. Plus, this store has never been fully staffed.

If you are a very, very, very tiny part of a very, very, big whole, you don't count for squat. This is the reality of a Wal-Mart in Miles City. Everyone was so excited to get one. Now they have one and the truth never matches the dream.

Write letters all you want. Make phone calls all you want. Just remember, you are a very tiny squeak in a very big machine. The folks here are probably trying their best (most of them) but they have to live with their position in the Great Corporate World of the Walton Family.
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Posted by S 2 years ago
I agree with the fact that the customers should not take it out on the cashiers they can only do so much. If you want to complain to someone then take it to management. There was one case here in miles where a male customer actually slapped a cashier because something made him mad that was out of her control. The cashier is only responsible for what their job entails but if they r not doing their own job efficiently then take it to their boss.
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Posted by Buck Showalter 2 years ago
I apologized. I was having a really rough day and she could have shown some compassion.
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Posted by Bridgier 2 years ago
You have to grasp the concept

Now you're asking for miracles.
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Posted by Dillpickle 2 years ago
Miles City has a walmart?
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Posted by prb 2 years ago
like the Co-op idea, I would support it.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. 2 years ago
GREAT NEWS!!!!! Rollback on rent-a-mobs this week only! $169.00 166.98/hr or 189.00 186.98//hr with pitchforks. BOOK NOW!!!
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Posted by S 2 years ago
Buck were u the one who slapped the cashier?
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. 2 years ago
Rather than being disappointed with Walmart, you all should look at what you still have in MC. Between Reynolds, Albertsons, Steadmans, Miles City Saddlery, and Murdoch's I can live there and never need to darken the doors of WalMart. If you value your time and your health, you won't shop WalMart as you are really not saving any money.
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Posted by Levi Forman 2 years ago
I go to Walmart for grapes and coke zero because they usually have the best prices on that and also for anything I need after 10 PM but I could take it or leave it.

I also like that their parking lot is enormous and never more than half full so it's a good place to park when you're pulling a trailer.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson 2 years ago
I live in Helena, the cultural and artistic center of Montana. We have a nice Super Wal-Mart in town. Its parking lot is full. No one complains about it.

I probably haven't set foot inside there in a year and a half.

If you are ever in Helena and need to buy groceries, here's the place to go:

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Posted by Buck Showalter 2 years ago
I live in Helena, the cultural and artistic center of Montana.


That's rich.
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Posted by Bob L. 2 years ago
I was unaware Montana had a "cultural and artistic center."
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Posted by Wendy Wilson 2 years ago
I thought that was Missoula.
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson 2 years ago
No, Missoula is the hippie center.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. 2 years ago
Are you saying that "hippies" are not "artistic" and have no "culture"?
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Posted by Gunnar Emilsson 2 years ago
Hippies in the 1960s had culture. Since it hasn't changed in 40 years, I would say no.
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Posted by Forsyth Mike 2 years ago
I haven't got the time to read this whole thread, but in skimming it I see a lot of complaints about the out-of-town shoppers buying too much of Wal-Mart's stock. As if the stuff in that store all belongs to Miles City.

You folks should keep in mind that if it wasn't for out-of-town shoppers, you probably wouldn't have your precious Wal-Mart. You don't think they scanned the streets and parking lots for out-of-town plates before they built in Miles City?
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
You need to read the whole thread...cause thats now whats being said....
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Posted by KSWildcat 2 years ago
The problem with Wal-Mart is that they have to hire local people who think like the majority of the people on this blog. The mentality that you should get eveything for nothing! You have to wait in line to check out? HOW HORRIBLE! Think people, Miles City must have a decent economy or nobody could afford to shop. If Wal-Mart brings people to town, that means they are eating in your resturants, drinking in your bars, staying in your motels, and buying gas at your stations. If the shelves are bare there maybe they will stop into your shop to see what you have. Remember the employees that you are complaining about are your neighbors and family members! Sundays being a bad day for help might be due to the fact that they are attending church, or that's the day the family gets together. Thank you Wal-mart for allowing that time. I would like to know where you all work so I could what perfect is!
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Posted by killah511 2 years ago
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
You have to wait in line to check out? HOW HORRIBLE!----IT IS WHEN YOU HAVE TO WAIT A HALF AN HOUR/TO AN HOUR JUST TO GET OUT THE FRIGGEN DOOR,and ya it also is horrible when you have 15-16 check out lines and only use 2 or 3....
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Posted by Amorette Allison 2 years ago
Again, that is either due to checkers calling in sick or the head office only schedules that many hours. I am sure management would love more checkers but their hands are tied. One of the reasons Wally World is cheap is because they keep their personnel costs LOW. Department stores have higher prices and more employees. There is a connection.
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Posted by Paula Arion 2 years ago
You can always shop at IGA in Forsyth.
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Posted by Tisha 2 years ago
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. 2 years ago
The girls say....

Be Foxy (like us)



SHOP REYNOLDS!!!
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Posted by Its Me 2 years ago
I was at Walmart today and I had a kart slam full of groceries and was making a quick run to the cat food isle to get my spoiled cats canned cat food and as I crossed by the tellers there was 3 busy checking people out and at least 3 if not 4 tellers standing in the isle asking me if I was ready to be checked out.

As quick as I returned, I could have picked any of them as they were keeping up quite well. I was through and out after waiting for 1 customer to be waited on.

And Yes... I emptied one item from the shelf while I was stocking my cupboards... So I am also guilty about buying in bulk. I purchased 86 cans of my favorite soup. However, they will be cooked and ate in 30 days at my house.....

On an up note, I saved over 34.00 just on the soup by shopping at walmart for it. It is at least .40 cents cheaper than anywhere else unless it happens to be on sale.
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Posted by MeganLynn 2 years ago
I don't know if anyone has said this. I didn't bother to read at least half of this because I think it's all stupid. My mother works at Walmart and she just enlightened me that the baby girl clothes you guys were complaining about went to Wyoming by accident. So instead of sitting here complaining about them not ordering it or people not stocking it, maybe you should ask what the problem could be. It may be something completely out of Walmart's control.
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Posted by Bridgier 2 years ago
It may be something completely out of Walmart's control.

Isn't an almost totalitarian control over its supply chain one of the things that Walmart is most known for?
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Posted by Buck Showalter 2 years ago
That's what I was thinking.
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Posted by Wendy Wilson 2 years ago
I'm still thinking about those 86 cans of soup.
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Posted by nevets 2 years ago
Thats alot of soup I hope it was small cans
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Posted by poisonspaghetti 2 years ago
86 cans of soup in 30 days? Are you the Duggars?
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Posted by Its Me 2 years ago
Nope, Just easy to fix. 2 min in mic, and a spoon and bowl for clean up. lol. It is my version of ramen noodles, an inexpensive meal, but in a soup. Probably 60% of what I eat all month. There are also 2 others here too.
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Posted by Dan Mowry 2 years ago
Mmmmm.... Bean and Bacon soup.
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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. 2 years ago
Nope, Just easy to fix. 2 min in mic, and a spoon and bowl for clean up. lol. It is my version of ramen noodles, an inexpensive meal, but in a soup. Probably 60% of what I eat all month. There are also 2 others here too.


What does it say when your cat is eating better than you are?
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Posted by Tom Masa 2 years ago
I was in Walmart yesterday here in Minot and I was in the soup isle. I saw an elderly gent load three cases of campbell's soup onto his cart. Thinking of this thread, I tried to see what kind of soup it was, but he took off. The price was normal as it was not on sale. Maybe it was "Its Me" I could not tell.

The Walmart here is well stocked and they have a lot of traffic because of the oil work and a lot of constuction workers in city to help rebuild after the flood. Checkout lanes are a little slow. It was busy as the State Fair is going on.

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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
Our store manager has been busy with other things.<---Paula Arion.
I went to walmart and saw 4 workers out side sitting down smoking(they were there when i went in and there when i cam out)and inside walmart i saw 2 or 3 managers with non walmart workers standing around in the middle of the isle laughing and chatting away..then when i was checking out 2 people in front of me couldn't get their card to work(then got it to work) and while they were walking out there was a worker in front of me buying food for his break talking crap to the cashier about how his exact words "Some people are so damn stupid and slow and cant figure things out" and the cashier preceded to say "oh my god i know they've been horrible today" YA THATS A GOOD ATTITUDE TO HAVE & A GOOD WAY TO REPRESENT WALMART....

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Posted by Jeff Denton 2 years ago
It's freakin Wal Mart, pepole. It's what you go there for. What were you expecting, something a tad bit more upscale, maybe service from more dedicated personnel? You ran that off years ago.
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Posted by nevets 2 years ago
Neonfreedom ever thought maybe these workers were on thier hour lunchbreak?
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
Okay even if they were thats w/e..But what about the workers standing in walmart or the 2 that were talking crap about the customer that couldn't get their card to work(which was not his fault,since several people including me have had problems with the card readers at walmart)..what excuse do you have for them being inconsiderate and rude..

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Posted by Richard Bonine, Jr. 2 years ago
I don't know why, but Mark 2:11 keeps coming to mind here.
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Posted by Amorette Allison 2 years ago
I just can't get over how selfish it is to buy 86 cans of soup without any regard for anyone else. K-Mart used to limit quantities and I think Wally World should consider it.

Again, good customer service is expensive. If you wish it, you must pay for it.
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Posted by Frank Hardy 2 years ago
Neon,

I'm sorry, but the problem arose when we noticed that you were trying to charge your order to the 7 of diamonds instead of the Visa.

FH
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Posted by neonfreedom 2 years ago
No i dont think so...i have a real cc
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Posted by Means 2 years ago
Well I am on both sides of Wal-mart. I also have two grandsons and can't find anything for the one that is 2yrs. old and wears a 3T. It would probably help also for people to show up for work and work their scheduled shifts. I am not saying that everyone is like that some are and some aren't. If you don't want to work quit!!! A job is a job is a job. Other people may need a job and if you are going to just take up space get on with yourself. I do like Wal-mart also though for some of the "stuff" that I need. I encounter "A Lot" of friendly cashiers and others there. It is also true that others do shop there from other towns and blah, blah, and blah. I guess we should be happy to even have a store of that nature. We can also frequent the other stores that we have. So as you can see I am pro\con when it comes to Wal-mart.
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Posted by hat_3275 2 years ago
Don't you have a Reynolds and an Albertsons? Why not do your grocery shopping there?!!! Walmart is not the only atore there for groceries.
If you really watch the ads I bet you coould save just as much (if not more) at either store as you do at Walmart!!
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