My first exposure to the possibilities of retail had come in 1939, when our family happened to move nextdoor to a guy named Hugh Mattingly. He had been a barber inOdessa,Missouri, before he and hisbrothers started a variety store chain which had grown to around sixty stores by that time. I would talkwith him about merchandising, how to do it, and how well it was working out for him. He took an interestin me, and later even offered me a job. 色综合亚洲欧美图片区|另类 专区 欧美 制服|另类 校园 春色 小说 Dadeville, Sept. 1, 1852. 1tf They tried to ignore it. 4 When Adam heard these words from God, he worshipped before Him. He and Eve worshipped Him and gave Him thanks, because He had dealt mercifully with them. "I've always felt that to Sam, the people in the storesthe managers and the associatesare the kings. Heloves them. And there's no doubt they feel they have an open door to him. He'll go out on store visits,and when he gets back he'll call me and say, 'Give this boy a store to manage. He's ready.' Then I'llexpress some concern about the person's experience level or whatever, and he'll say, 'Give him oneanyway. Let's see how he does.' The other thing, of course, is that he has absolutely no tolerance formanagers mistreating the associates in the stores. When he finds something like that going on, he gets onus about it instantly."So you see, when we say Wal-Mart is a partnership, we really believe it. Partnership involvesmoneywhich is crucial to any business relationshipbut it also involves basic human considerations, suchas respect. Wal-Mart is a spectacular example of what happens when 400,000 people come together asa group, with a real feeling of partnership, and are able, for the most part, to put the needs of theirindividual egos behind the needs of their team. 2 Negroes, levied upon as the property of Allen R. Crankfield, at the suit of Alexander Brodie, et al.