I am a huge Walmart shopper. I just watched “Walmart; The High Cost of Low Prices” on Starz on Demand. http://www.walmartmovie.com/It ends November 29th. It was very well done. If you haven’t seen it, I recommend it. If you don’t have cable there is a book called Nickle and Dimed by Barbara Ehrenreich or you might be able to rent it.
Is it just Walmart? What about Target?
While I was thinking about this, I realized we have two Targets in the Reno/ Sparks area. We have 5 Walmarts that I can think of in the same area. Target prices are fairly comparable. Sometimes less expensive. Sometimes more. So, are all stores that can provide us low costs, the same?
If you are a Walmart worker, do you agree with the claims of low wages, nonpaid overtime hours, poor insurance with high cost, women and minorities not respected? Is it really like this?
How abou a Target worker. How is it for you? I don’t know if I will get any responses on this, but I hope I do hear from those who can answer because they are or have experienced it.
The factory workers in China, I don’t get why their country allows this type of environment to take place. Don’t they value their citizens wealth over an American family’s wealth? So many people work there. Is it a better choice of pay, at $3 a day for ten to fifteen hour shifts, then other jobs in China?
Did Sam Walton really intend his store to be like this? When you listen to the CEO of the company give it’s talk, you would think it was not. So where and when did it all go wrong?
I am frustrated because I love to shop at Walmart, but can I, in good conscience, continue to shop there knowing what I know now? Ignorance is bliss, but not beneficial. I should have bought my groceries before I watched this show.
A side note: One woman on the show said she was going to school to become a preschool teacher. She worked for Walmart for six years. Too bad she will go to school to get the same type of job she had at Walmart. 99% of preschool teachers make Poverty wages, have high cost insurance if any at all, long hours, and respect only from the families of the Children you care for. At least for Walmart you didn’t spend thousands of dollars to work there.