Originally Posted by WhiteCrane
idk.I boycott walmart for their slave labor, and hate of unions and general employee mistreatment - the fact most walmart employees are on welfare and they have a department dedicated to helping the employees fill out their welfare forms.
I worked at a walmart out of highschool for a little over a year. I was never on welfare, nor was my family...not even close. That's a rash generalization there. I'll tell you this:
1.) It's not slave labor at all. In fact the pay as I recall was well over minimum wage and I had benefits with flexible hours.
2.) If Walmart employees (or any retail chain) ever unionized, you can kiss your "everday low prices" goodbye forever. Look what the unions did to the auto industry. By forcing employers to pay over-the-top wages and benefits for unskilled labor, the auto industry is in shambles and can't make money. Walmart would have to raise prices on everything to support it's work force, just as any other industry would. I pray a unionized workforce in retail never happens.
3) General employee mistreatment? Well, WalMart is a HUGE employer. There are bound to be incidents here and there, just like any company.