Wal-Mart to Pay $78 Million in Labor Case
I worked at a Walmart Supercenter for a year and a half. And never once did they ask me to work through breaks or work off the clock. And even if they did I sure in the hell wouldn’t do it! Hell, most employees that I worked with took their two fifteen minute breaks without punching out on the time clock. I’m not saying Walmart is the best place to work, they might not give a rats ass about their employees but what big business does. I worked with people who where convinced that if they got a job at Target it would be so much better. Well, they did and they still bitch about the same things.
I don’t see what everyone’s complaint is about walmart. We shop their weekly. It’s cheap. I can get the same damn thing that they charge $5 for at Krogers or Shop N Save for only $2.50 at Walmart. And when you’re spending $100 to $150 a week on groceries it does help out a lot.
TimOctober 15, 2006 at 9:39 am
Yes you do. You know why they complain: Wal Mart is good old fashioned capitalism at its best, and the commies and socialists in this country can’t stand it. Guess what? We’ll have a Wal Mart here in Sussex, NB Canada next semester. No longer do I have to wait to go home to the states before I can afford to shop. Woohoo.
sonyaOctober 16, 2006 at 2:00 pm
The thing that sucks about Wal-Mart, is (at least here) all the trash people that go there because it’s cheap, and the long lines and narrow aisles. Other than that, it’s cool.
sonyaOctober 16, 2006 at 2:03 pm
Oh, and Wal-Mart isn’t the devil, Foosball is.
“Foosball! It’s the devil, Bobby Boucher!”
random girlOctober 21, 2006 at 11:23 am
I know why people say that about wal mart…..it’s because Wal Mart comes into a town and causes all the small mom and pop businesses to close. They dominate. They have sweatshops in other countries that pay pennies on the dollar to their workers who are most of the time children….all so we can buy a bag of candy for 1.88. Wal Mart is called the evil empire for a reason…..It really is a shitty organization. There is a reason why people don’t want Wal Mart on every single corner…because they ruin so much. they aren’t environmentally friendly and they do not have very many women as higher ups…..I think Wal Mart sucks. Their workers (most of them) are on some kind of public assistance either food stamps or medi caid because they don’t pay their employees shit. I have done a lot of research on WM and my MIL works there.