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    K-Mart in the 1970s and 1980s

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    “It is not true that all creeds and cultures are equally assimilable in a First World nation born of England, Christianity, and Western civilization. Race, faith, ethnicity and history leave genetic fingerprints no ‘proposition nation’ can erase." -- Pat Buchanan

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anti Federalist View Post

    Ahh the memories. I actually had a job at K-Mart for a little while back in the mid 70s. They were great to work for back then. One oddity that many people don't know, back in those days K-Mart didn't give you a paycheck. They actually paid you in caash, every week. you'd get a pay envelope with all the tax info recorded on the flap. Never had to screw around getting a check cashed. Friday and Saturday after work you could head straight to the liquor store and then on to wherever! LOL

    Good days.
    Chris

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    Quote Originally Posted by CCTelander View Post
    Ahh the memories. I actually had a job at K-Mart for a little while back in the mid 70s. They were great to work for back then. One oddity that many people don't know, back in those days K-Mart didn't give you a paycheck. They actually paid you in caash, every week. you'd get a pay envelope with all the tax info recorded on the flap. Never had to screw around getting a check cashed. Friday and Saturday after work you could head straight to the liquor store and then on to wherever! LOL

    Good days.
    Same here. My first job was at Kmart when I was 16. Paid in cash left in a yellow envelope right next to the time clock.

    I made a nickle over minimum wage to start.

    I never made minimum wage until I got my first airline pilot job where I made quite a lot less than minimum wage.

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    I remember when this meant come save money.



    Now it's Big Brother is watching you.

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    TYFSAK

    Does anyone remember that?

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    Kmart was my first real job in highschool as well. It was right after the bankruptcy and before Lampert bought it out to gut and destroyed them further. They just didn't do enough to compete with Walmart. Everything was always just a bit more expensive and you had to wait for a sale, while Walmart had their "low prices, always" at the time. I remember even with my 10% discount on non-sale items, I usually could buy things cheaper at Walmart. They thought that somehow Kmart could charge a premium and people would pay it. Instead, things sat on the shelves. The 5-10 shift was straightening your department. I could usually be done in 20 minutes to a half hour because nobody actually disrupted it during the day.

    Sam Walton took the mantra of small profits per product, but selling large volumes. Kmart just didn't understand this by the time I worked for them.



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