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[WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby WiZ » Wed Apr 03, 2019 7:52 pm

A few years ago, Walmart was the world's largest employer of a certain kind of skilled worker. What kind of worker, and why?

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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby Balin » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:04 pm

Did the worker work in the stores? In the warehouses?
Could the worker on the job be found indoors? Outdoors?
Workers: human? adult? male?
If not human, worker bees? Worker ants?
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby WiZ » Wed Apr 03, 2019 9:33 pm

Did the worker work in the stores? In the warehouses? no to both
Could the worker on the job be found indoors? Outdoors? this
Workers: human? adult? yes to both male? irrelevant
If not human, worker bees? Worker ants? no to both
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby GalFisk » Sun Apr 07, 2019 4:29 am

Does this worker build things? Drive/control things? Inspect things? Move material? Change the landscape in some way? Document things? Measure things? Work with existing stores? Future stores? Research?
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sun Apr 07, 2019 10:05 am

Was the 'certain kind' a description of the worker's skills, their work experience, other experience in life, some characteristic of the person, or something other than that?

So there were other employers of this kind of worker?
Did Walmart employ these workers as a favour to the workers, for good publicity, or because they felt the workers would be better suited to this particular job?

HAM, HAF, HCM, HCF?
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby WiZ » Sun Apr 07, 2019 8:57 pm

GalFisk

Does this worker build things? Drive/control things? no to both Inspect things? yes Move material? yope Change the landscape in some way? yope Document things? yes Measure things? not relevantly Work with existing stores? no Future stores? yes Research? yes

InvisibleMimsy

Was the 'certain kind' a description of the worker's skills this, most importantly , their work experience this probably plays a part, but isn't as germane to the solution, other experience in life, some characteristic of the person, or something other than that? no to rest

So there were other employers of this kind of worker? yes
Did Walmart employ these workers as a favour to the workers, for good publicity, no to both or because they felt the workers would be better suited to this particular job? yes

HAM, HAF, HCM, HCF? H/A/Irrel
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby Earnest » Mon Apr 08, 2019 7:06 am

Future stores? yes --> = future stores that are similar/identical to the other stores of the chain Walmart? Did Walmart employed such employees for a limited amount of time? For more than a year? More than 5 years? Relevant? Did the employees work on projects? If so, had they got just one project, would Walmart exploit such employees for a long time? More than a year?

Would any other chain, similar/competitor of Walmart, have employed the same type of employees?
Skill = a common skill? a physical skill? Mental? Persuasion relevant? Is the skill primarily and commonly exploited for the type of work they had to do in Walmart? Is the skill exploited directly? Indirectly? Does it mainly involve: dancing? speaking? fool people? religion? Culture?

WAG--> did they want to construct on tribal lands and employed tribal leaders and ministers to celebrate rituals and consecrate the new land allowing the construction of the store?

Do the employees intervene once the decision of building a new store has been made and also the location of such a store has been decided? Before? After? Relevant? Do they intervene in al countries where Walmart was located? Did they work under cover?

Does Walmart employ such workers also today? If not, because they have been substituted by technology?
Is the main aim of such workers the one of: looking for a new store to be installed in a country? Looking for commercial partnerships? Looking for commercial opportunities? Looking for a place in which a store of the chain could have been established? Looking for good suppliers of raw material?Of plastic bags? Of boxes? Of other employees? Of food? Is tasting food relevant? Health and sanity? Looking for costumers? Attract new costumers? Make advertising?
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby WiZ » Tue Apr 09, 2019 4:29 am

Future stores? yes --> = future stores that are similar/identical to the other stores of the chain Walmart? yes Did Walmart employed such employees for a limited amount of time? yes For more than a year? potentially More than 5 years? probably not Relevant? yes Did the employees work on projects? yes If so, had they got just one project, would Walmart exploit such employees for a long time? yes More than a year? yes

Would any other chain, similar/competitor of Walmart, have employed the same type of employees? I don't know if they did in reality, but they would likely have the same need for them
Skill = a common skill? no a physical skill? yes Mental? yes Persuasion relevant? no Is the skill primarily and commonly exploited for the type of work they had to do in Walmart? yes Is the skill exploited directly? yes Indirectly? no Does it mainly involve: dancing? speaking? fool people? no to these religion? Culture? Yes to both

WAG--> did they want to construct on tribal lands potentially, yes and employed tribal leaders and ministers to celebrate rituals and consecrate the new land allowing the construction of the store? but no

Do the employees intervene once the decision of building a new store has been made yes and also the location of such a store has been decided? no Before? yope After? yope Relevant? yes Do they intervene in al countries where Walmart was located? no Did they work under cover? no

Does Walmart employ such workers also today? yes If not, because they have been substituted by technology? n/a
Is the main aim of such workers the one of: looking for a new store to be installed in a country? yesish Looking for commercial partnerships? Looking for commercial opportunities? no to these Looking for a place in which a store of the chain could have been established? yes Looking for good suppliers of raw material?Of plastic bags? Of boxes? Of other employees? Of food? Is tasting food relevant? Health and sanity? Looking for costumers? Attract new costumers? Make advertising? no to rest
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby LemonCurry » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:09 am

Are the employees dealing with anything supernatural? I‘m thinking of Walmart planning to build a store in Iceland, and the land has to be checked for elves?
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby Earnest » Wed Apr 10, 2019 6:57 am

Religion and culture = mainly a certain type of religion/culture? Or also Occidental (European, american...) ones? Shintoism relevant? Islam? Jews?

So to be more specific: do they intervene before the country of the new Walmart has been decided? Or do they intervene once the country of the new Walmart has been decided? If the latter, do they intervene in any country? Do they look for presence of ghosts? Is it relevant whether the decision is between a place in which the store has to be build up from scratch or there is already a building to be restored?

Had they got to choose between a place in a city (A), a place in the countryside in the middle of nowhere (B) and a place that needs to be restored (C) would they choose A? B? C? Relevant the criterion according to which they discard some of the 3 places? If religion/culture, is respect of land relevant?


Do they intervene in specific countries? Could they decide for a position in the middle of the desert? Or in the mountains? Is the job of such employees made mainly in the perspective and interest of the walmart? Of the customers? Is visibility/reachability of the walmart for certain people relevant? Communications with locals? Is it relevant: deforestation? Animals respect? Discover the traditions of a place? Are there relevant charachteristics of the Walmart to be taken into account? (E.g. things sold, exploitation of natural energy such as wind or sun...)

Do they intervene also if Walmart is to be put near another supermarket in NYC? Is their main aim to avoid that no customers will come to the Walmart? That the land has some religious/cultural value? That it is forbidden to build up on the land? That there are legends surrounding the land? To avoid bad advertising/payment of more taxes/scandals/catastrophies?
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby gregoryuconn » Sun Apr 14, 2019 2:45 am

Did they employ them in all countries that they did business? Just in the US? Unions relevant?
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby trebor » Mon Apr 15, 2019 2:42 pm

Are you using exploit in the sense of “unethically take advantage of”, or just “use”?

Are these workers all of the same ethnicity? Same religion? Have they received training prior to being hired by Walmart to do this?

PMing guess.
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby WiZ » Thu Apr 18, 2019 3:56 am

LemonCurry

Are the employees dealing with anything supernatural? potentially, but not necessarily I‘m thinking of Walmart planning to build a store in Iceland, and the land has to be checked for elves? no (we have a similar situation in New Zealand with Taniwha - these sea monsters are adept at stopping large-scale public works)

Earnest

Religion and culture = mainly a certain type of religion/culture? no Or also Occidental (European, american...) ones? potentially Shintoism relevant? probably not Islam? Jews? possibly

So to be more specific: do they intervene before the country of the new Walmart has been decided? no Or do they intervene once the country of the new Walmart has been decided? yes If the latter, do they intervene in any country? yes Do they look for presence of ghosts? This isn't a primary focus, but this might form part of their checks Is it relevant whether the decision is between a place in which the store has to be build up from scratch or there is already a building to be restored? yes

Had they got to choose between a place in a city (A), a place in the countryside in the middle of nowhere (B) and a place that needs to be restored (C) would they choose A? B? This decision is not made by these workers, but they could be involved in either scenario C? These people would not be involved in this case Relevant the criterion according to which they discard some of the 3 places? no If religion/culture, is respect of land relevant? Yes, this is a consideration

Do they intervene in specific countries? No; they intervene as needed, whatever the country may be Could they decide for a position in the middle of the desert? Again, the employees aren't making this decision. But they might get involved if the store were placed in the desert Or in the mountains? see above Is the job of such employees made mainly in the perspective and interest of the walmart? yes Of the customers? no (although their perspective is considered) Is visibility/reachability of the walmart for certain people relevant? no Communications with locals? yes, to an extent Is it relevant: deforestation? Animals respect? no to both Discover the traditions of a place? quite likely Are there relevant charachteristics of the Walmart to be taken into account? (E.g. things sold, exploitation of natural energy such as wind or sun...) no (location notwithstanding)

Do they intervene also if Walmart is to be put near another supermarket in NYC? no Is their main aim to avoid that no customers will come to the Walmart? no That the land has some religious/cultural value? yes That it is forbidden to build up on the land? yes That there are legends surrounding the land? yes To avoid bad advertising yes/payment of more taxes/scandals/catastrophies? no to these

GregoryUConn

Did they employ them in all countries that they did business? yes Just in the US? no Unions relevant? no

Trebor

Are you using exploit in the sense of “unethically take advantage of”, or just “use”? this (although, knowing what we do of Walmart's business ethics...)

Are these workers all of the same ethnicity? Same religion? no(t relevantly) to both Have they received training prior to being hired by Walmart to do this? yes

PMing guess. Interesting, but incorrect. Keep at it!
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby invisiblemimsy » Thu Apr 18, 2019 4:46 am

Are they water diviners? Feng Shui? Previous deaths or burial sites? Exorcisms? Scenes of negative events, scenes of sacred events? Are they there before the building starts? Do they supervise or oversee something? Are they there in an advisory capacity? REsearch? Communication with the locals or elders?
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby Earnest » Thu Apr 18, 2019 6:45 am

Did they belong to the religion/culture of the place? Were they historicians? Mediums? Did they exploit technology?
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby WiZ » Fri Apr 26, 2019 4:27 am

InvisibleMimsy

Are they water diviners? Feng Shui? no to both Previous deaths or burial sites? potentially relevant Exorcisms? no Scenes of negative events, scenes of sacred events? all potentially relevant Are they there before the building starts? yes Do they supervise or oversee something? perhaps, although the main element of their role isn't supervisory Are they there in an advisory capacity? yes REsearch? yes Communication with the locals or elders? potentially

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Did they belong to the religion/culture of the place? not necessarily (and probably not) Were they historicians? yesish Mediums? no Did they exploit technology? not relevantly
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby Earnest » Fri Apr 26, 2019 7:31 am

Is their main field: history? Religion? Culture? Archeology (e.g. they conduct preliminary excavations in order to see if precious objects from a cultural/religious view point are found?)?
Do they know in advance if some of the listed things (deaths, sacred events...) happened? Did they know mainly once they visited the site? Once they spoke with locals? Once they conducted dedicated analysis?

When the buiding of smallmart begins, is land relevantly modified? Are plants/other nature relevantly destroyed/replaced? Could deforestation be of any concern if locals do not care?
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby invisiblemimsy » Sat Apr 27, 2019 9:45 am

Is their importance to exclude something before building begins? Or to include something? (Sorry if this has already been established - I am in the process of moving house so my mind is somewhat addled!)
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart*

Postby WiZ » Tue Apr 30, 2019 4:28 am

Is their main field: history? Religion? Culture? no to all Archeology (e.g. they conduct preliminary excavations in order to see if precious objects from a cultural/religious view point are found?)?

***** SPOILER *****

A few years ago Walmart was the biggest employer of archeologists in the world, because they were putting up a new supercentre every week or so and constantly ran across burial grounds, battlefields and old buried structures.


Congratulations, Earnest, on the solution, and thank you everyone for playing!
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Re: [WiZ] Smallwart* [UNEARTHED]

Postby Earnest » Tue Apr 30, 2019 5:32 am

Cool one! Thank you WiZ!
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