It’s one of those cringe-worthy jokes people who are thinking about retirement make: If I can’t live on Social Security, I can always work at Wal-mart as a greeter.
Pali, Hipermas, Mas X Menos, and Maxi Bodega are all owned by Walmart in Costa Rica. A total of 181 stores. Walmart announced that they will open 24 new stores in Costa Rica – THIS YEAR. There will be 800 job openings.
Bienvenido to Walmart.
Today, Hipermas will be changing it’s name to Walmart. All the Costa Rica stores are celebrating with what Walmart is equating to the Black Friday sales.
Another one of the ways that Costa Rica culture shock can bite you in the butt: Walmart may be our preferred shopping trip when we need a taste of the U.S. back into our life.
I mentioned to Nancy that it would be kind of cool if Walmart decided to build a store near Sedolsoder. She about choked. Nancy has spent her adult life avoiding the People of Walmart, she is a Lady of Target.
This could get interesting.
One of a series of posts about retiring and moving to Costa Rica