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September 20, 2006


Given only 20% of Oregon's jobs provide family wages, there are more than a few workers who must buy at big boxes.
It's tough, but that's clulture change.

Big box stores tend to keep down wages overall, fight against raising minimum wage and against better benefits for employees. It's a frustrating cycle. And yes often their prices are lower but you see people going out with shopping carts full of stuff they most likely didn't need because it seemed cheap. Is buying something we didn't need at a lower price a good deal? I also shop at them sometimes, but give my business to small, local companies whenever I can.

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