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Today as I sat in orientation to become a temporary Walmart employee I had the pleasure of listening to an anti-union ad. This video was played prior to the safety, lifting, or even the welcome to Walmart videos. Although I was not born in Mississippi my upbringing has given many Mississippian traits. One trait is a strong dislike of anyone attempting to snooker me into something. Even if it is something I am normally against such actions just make me want to go the opposite way.

I have not had the opportunity since college to join a union given I usually work as a corporate employee. Even when I could join a union I just could not see giving more of my paycheck to fight off a dismissal from my employment. Call me slow and trusting but I felt the employment laws on the books were enough to protect me as long as I upheld my end of the employment bargain. Note: I am a naturally thrifty person.

The video today was something of an insult to my intelligence. I felt violated in some unnamed manner. As I watched the corporate propaganda I felt a need to join a union. Only the thought that I could not remember the low wage I was being paid kept me from donating a portion of my unseen paycheck to a union on the spot.

At the end of the day, I shall not stop shopping at Walmart and I am too cheap to join a union to do for me what current employment laws already do. I am still of the mindset that if all parties do as agreed there is no need for a union. I can not force a business to hire me and nor can I be forced to be a patron. In America we have choices and must be adult enough to accept the results.

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