I believe in always having goals, and always setting them high. I can certainly tell you that the folks atWal-Mart have always had goals in front of them. In fact, we have sometimes built real scoreboards onthe stage at Saturday morning meetings. FEROLD AREND: In 1971, we took our first big step: we corrected my big error of the year before, and started aprofit-sharing plan for all the associates. I guess it's the move we made that I'm proudest of, for a numberof reasons. Profit sharing has pretty much been the carrot that's kept Wal-Mart headed forward. Everyassociate of the company who has been with us at least a year, and who works at least 1,000 hours ayear, is eligible for it. Using a formula based on profit growth, we contribute a percentage of everyeligible associate's wages to his or her plan, which the associate can take when they leave thecompanyeither in cash or Wal-Mart stock. There's nothing that unusual about the structure of the plan. CLAUDE HARRIS: BUD WALTON: 亚洲五月六月丁香缴情-丁香五月综合缴情综合-五月丁香综合缴情六月 " 'Arkansas.' From the time we started branching out into more stores, we always had a partnership with the storemanagers. Those guys I've already told you about, like Willard Walker and Charlie Baum and CharlieCate, all had a piece of their stores' profits from the beginning. But we really didn't do much for the clerksexcept pay them an hourly wage, and I guess that wage was as little as we could get by with at the time.