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There is evidence that Wal-mart is illegally cheating it`s workers of their money. They hire a slow amount of workers and make them work overtime. BUT, they don`t pay overtime. So they`re just like, "Well, get the job done by tomorrow." I`m not saying all Wal-Marts do this.
And what about the workers in China? Those who work 5AM-10PM, in a hot sweatshop?
Oh, and by the way, No, I don`t shop at often, because i`m to cheap, Damn, go to family dollar or dollar store if you hate it /that/ much. Every place has them.
Ok, back on Walmart, did anyone hear about thier website? If you looked up Planet of the Apes, in the category where it says "If you liked this product then maybe you`ll like these:" it had Diana Ross CDs, and other african-american products.If you didn`t get that I`ll explain; WalMart was basicallly saying blacks are apes. WTF!?!?! They changed it, but that was just wrong on so many levels.
Wal-Mart appeals to the many people out there who do have these low-wage jobs and are supporting a family. And if faced with the choice of supporting a healthy economy (by shopping elsewhere) or by squeezing as much food out of their dollar as they can, most in this group will choose the latter.
It`s unfortunate, but unless you can force ALL businesses to pay upwards of $10 to $12 an hour, forget it. Between skyrocketing gas prices, utility prices, and other costs of living, there just isn`t enough money to go around.
Pretty much you`re forced to work at Wal-Mart. Get off work and shop for groceries at Wal-Mart. Anything you`ll ever need will be at Wal-Mart because the smalls shops had to shut down and work at Wal-Mart. Asinine.
JUST STOP SHOPPING AT WAL-MART
NO MATTER WHATNOT EVEN FOR SOME CRAP THAT IS ON SALE FOR A $1JUST STOP!
If you feel that they are wrong for defending themselves, dont shop there, plain and simple.
After a few years, when they are the only business around, they bump up their prices a bit, to local standard. The workers get crap pay with no real security. Since it is a business, and not a trade, there are no unions to prevent this.
Then, using the money from their local monopoly, they open a new store nearby. It is a cycle that refuses to end, all because people aren`t concerned about the next town to get hit...they only worry about their own pockets. So in the end...all of them end up losing.
Basically, they use strong-arm tactics, that border on illegal in the US. Unions should be formed to regulate it, just like most other trades.
(Last part is my opinion.)