Showing up on time? Dressing appropriately? Communication skills?
How about some other things like:
Blind obedience to authority…right or wrong.
Lying to customers.
Wages unfit to live on.
Toeing the company line.
Disregard for safety.
No layoffs? Sure, when you hire temp and part time workers with 3 month contracts, they don’t count as layoffs when they are gone. It’s also a handy way to get around paying out all those pesky benefits. I’m sure that if they could, Walmart would replace every employee in their stores with a robot who could stock the shelves and clean up the piss in the aisles. But what do I know? I never worked at Walmart. What say we let those who have worked there share their experiences, shall we? Start with this blog…
Working at Walmart, it’s a short blog of only 29 posts over two months but read it all. You may never shop there again after reading it. And you sure as hell won’t have any respect for anyone who has debased themselves by working there. Pity perhaps, but no respect.
Read up on some of these other experiences here:
The list goes on and on. Walmart is successful because they manage to squeeze every last penny out of everything they touch. From the hired help, the suppliers, and lastly of course, the wonderful customers who shop there without any regard for anything but the bottom line. Nothing, nobody, no reason will ever convince me of any good Walmart has provided. As for the people who work or shop there, it is their decision to do so and they must live with the consequences. There are better choices in life and if you believe some soul sucking place like Walmart is your only choice you have some serious educating to catch up on.
This is the last post on this subject. Time to move on to better things.
Okay, release the flame wars in the comments!