DID WAL-MART STIFF CLEVELAND…?

The Wal-Mole formerly known as BBC American dropped me an email this afternoon. BBC was bothered by the 300 number the Wal-Flacks bantered about for the number of jobs at the Wal-Mart Supercenter at Cleveland's Steelyard Commons. Heres the problem: Wal-Mart seems to be shrinking staff without shrinking store size. From Wal-Mart Facts -- 2004: Located at 1675 St. Lucie West Blvd., the new 208,000-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter has been designed as a one-stop family shopping center... The store will employ approximately 600 associates. From Wal-Mart Facts -- 2005: According to Store Manager John Wieber, the new 210,238-square-foot Wal-Mart Supercenter features 36 general merchandise departments... The store will employ approximately 425 associates. From Wal-Mart Facts -- 2007: Originally opened in 1995, the newly relocated 225,000-square-foot Supercenter... [T]he store will employ approximately 425 associates. From Wal-Mart Facts -- 2007: Designed as a one-stop family shopping center, this new 217,000-square-foot [Cleveland, Steelyard Commons] store features a variety of departments... The new store...plans to hire approximately 350 associates. You know, sometimes I wonder if anybody at the Plain Dealer knows how to use the Internet. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.

7 Responses to “DID WAL-MART STIFF CLEVELAND…?”

  1. Technically Jeff,

    He’s still known as BBCAmerican, the only thing “former” about him is his status as a Wal-Mart employee.

  2. Jeff Hess says:

    Shalom Jonathan,

    Thanks for the clarification. I didn’t realize he was using the same nom de blog on his new enterprise.

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

  3. I guess the ultimate goal is no employees. A friend of mine related her experience grocery shopping with a hand held scanner. You scan the item and place it in a bag in your cart. When you get done you hand in the scanner and your credit card and off you go.

    They do spot checks to keep people honest.

  4. Jeff Hess says:

    Shalom Robert,

    Many years ago, I think in Econ 101, I recall a story about the industrialization of England where one satirist (I don’t remember whom) envisioned the King of England in his throne room turning a single crank that would power all the factories of Great Britain.

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

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  6. mary neal says:

    Shalom Mary,

    I’ve moved your comment to our Open Thread section where it ought to get more attention.

    B’shalom,

    Jeff

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