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Wal-Mart Says Goodbye To Greeters

The next time you hit Wal-Mart in Evansville, Newburgh or Henderson you might notice something missing…someone at the door saying hello and offering up a cart or smiley face stickers for the kids.

After 30 years, Wal-Mart has decided to eliminate the ‘Greeters’ in all of their stores. The night-shift greeters were eliminated a few months back and now the greeter is no more during the day.

Wal-Mart says the people will not be let go and will be reassigned, but some greeters aren’t too sure about that. The plan calls for the greeters to be moved to ‘high-traffic’ areas of the store to better assist customers in need of help.

Wal-Mart spokesman David Tovar says the greeters have no cause for concern because he says, “They’re not going anywhere”. The move is an attempt to rein in costs and prices, but some greeters think if they are able to keep their jobs and be reassigned, then why eliminate greeters and where are they saving money?

The people greeter has been a staple in Wal-Mart stores since Sam Walton himself created the position in 1980.  I guess times are tough everywhere.


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