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I'll not feel guilty...
by Brandi Conway


August 06, 2004

Kara, I did shop at the locally owned stores. I was able to walk out of the store with maybe an outfit for my son, even on sale I was paying $45 for one pair of pants and a shirt. I am sorry for the businesses that go out of business or that are hurt by a big corporation opening up. As for Wal-Mart only giving employees 32 hours so they don't have to give them benefits, I believe that is a common practice among a lot of businesses big or small.

Let's just say if a business wants to stay in business with a big store like Wal-Mart around they need to find a way to bring customers to them. They need to offer something worth coming in for. Small businesses can compete successfully with big ones like Wal-Mart.

I will not feel bad for shopping at Wal-Mart, I will not feel guilty for the locally owned businesses that have shut down. I have seen many that I wish wouldn't have gone out of business, but I will not blame Wal-Mart for their closing. It is just to easy to point our fingers and say this wouldn't have happened if it weren't for Wal-Mart opening up.

Brandi Conway
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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