鈥淒o not believe any one who says I am ill, because I am not seen out of doors. I have only had nervous headaches 鈥?no worse than I have sometimes had them before. But the overpowering heat inclines me to be perfectly quiescent in the daytime. I am strong enough to obey any word which shall tell me that I can serve you by word or deed. HELEN WALTON: Also at that time, I had been buying all my fixtures from Ben Franklin. They were wooden standards,which was par for the course in those days, with wooden shelf brackets to hold the merchandise. Then Iwent somewhere to look at what Sterling Stores was doingmost everything I've done I've copied fromsomebody elseand saw these all-metal fixtures. I met a guy named Gene Lauer here in Bentonville andpersuaded him to build us some for the Fayetteville store, which became, I'm sure, the first variety storein the country to use 100 percent metal standards, like the ones you see in stores today. Gene built thefixtures for the first Wal-Mart and stayed with us for twenty-one years before retiring a few years ago. "It's true that I came up with the idea of making the annual meeting more of an event, but Sam didn't tellyou the whole reason why. I'll never forget Wal-Mart's first annual meeting, or I should say, meetings. Iwent up a day early to help prepare for it, but this friend of Sam'sFred Pickens from Newportgotconfused on the dates and showed up a day early. So Sam decided to go ahead and hold the meeting forFred, right there in his office. The next day we had the official annual meeting: six of us met around a tableof the coffee shop there by the warehouse. 一级a爰片免费观看_黄 色 成 人小说网站_2017亚洲 CHARLIE CATE, STOCKBOY IN FAYETTEVILLE STORE, NOW RETIRED WAL-MARTSTORE MANAGER: On the other hand, let me say this: anytime we have ever had real trouble, or the serious possibility of aunion coming into the company, it has been because management has failed, because we have notlistened to our associates, or because we have mistreated them. We never leave an item hanging. We will make a decision in that meeting even if it's wrong, andsometimes it is. But when the people come out of that room, you would be hard-pressed to tell whichones oppose it and which ones are for it. And once we've made that decision on Friday, we expect it tobe acted on in all the stores on Saturday. What we guard against around here is people saying, 'Let'sthink about it.' We make a decision. Then we act on it."Once these regional managers have come back on Thursdays, we load up the planes with some buyersand send them out to visit the individual stores. As we've gotten bigger, we've added on all kinds of waysto keep our buyers responsive to the store needs. These days we've got folks called regional buyers,who go around and help the store managers customize the merchandise for their own stores. My favoritebuyer program is one called Eat What You Cook. Once a quarter, every buyer has to go out to adifferent store and act as manager for a couple of days in the department he or she buys merchandise for.