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Is Wal-Mart's Evil Image Deserved?
I just finished reading a lot of the posts here and felt the need to jump In.
I see a lot of praise for WalMart and all the good the company does for our economy and their UNDERSKILLED associates. Many of you are very far from the truth. While some are housewives or displaced from other professions, there are many college educated associates trying to keep that smile on their face while listening to the rudeness of the customers and management. You praise Walmart for being a good citizen In the world and here In the states. There was just one thing missing In the posts. That Is a look at the recent policy changes from Bentonville. These changes are wonderful If you are an Investor or you have Mutual funds. Every change made in the past 3-4 years has been to Increase the bottom line In favor of the stockholders.and the Walmart board of directors. Both are very far from the Everyday policies made by Bentonville. And yes, I am a Walmart Investor! Four years ago, assocates were encouraged tp purchase stock, Walmart DID offer a nice discount. that benefit Is no longer offered. Just two years ago a Walmart associate worked 40 hours a week. Not the case now, There are very few working 40 hours, the new workweek is 24 hours. There are no new hires paid for over 24 hours. The associates who worked as faithful and happy family members were for the most part fired for little reason. They could return at less pay and hours. Many of these good associates could not even collect unemployment benefits without hiring a lawyer. Working conditions are depressing at best. Work that was being done by 3-4 associates is now expected to be completed by just one. If you are busy with customers, tough! that is reason for firing now. It does get even better for the associates though.
The associates at a Walmart here In Florida were to recieve a quarterly bonus this month of about $490.00. They recieved a notice that to buy a new hotbar for their store deli and an electric cartpusher., their bonus has been used to pay for them!!! SUPRISE. This Is your new Walmart! Enjoy It
Dec 2, 2012. 03:30 AM
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