LOOK ELSE WHERE,
Walmart employees are not paid a living wage, they do not receive enough hours to qualify for medical, dental and vision benefits.
At their orientation they are giving instructions on how to get on public assistance to receive state funded medical and food and cash benefits to ssupplement the employees of Walmart financial wage deficit. The State Of Washing is trying to pass laws that require Employers that have a higher than average amount of the people they hire to reimburse the state for the costs to provide medical, etc... to their employees.
THE SAD THING IS.... The Walmart family is above rich, their employeess are what make the company not the big wigs behind the desk. Why not be generous.
I have also heard that where the Head Quarters of Walmart is located is called Vendor-villee" If you have a meeting with a Buyer for walmart, you are put into a room and kept waiting, if you want to do business with Walmart you will have to sell to them at the price they will pay, it may be below your cost of production.
So to stay in business the company must move over seas where the wages are so low that they can produce goods to meet the price that Walmart demands, thus causing the loss of millions of jobs for Americans in the textile industry, durable goods, as well as other manufacturing jobs, all because they could not meet the price that Walmart demanded they sell top them at, unless they set up production in another country where the over sea employees are paid wages that will cut production costs enough to meet walmarts Whole sale price.
Also if a long time estabilished Company who used to produce only on American soil want to stay in business due to Walmarts high visibility and low prices a once american made product they are forced to go off shore to produce and survive as a company.
These BRICK BOX MEGA RETAILERS work on the theory of "PERCEIVED VALUE"People think if it is sold at these places it must be the best deal in town.
But with a little research and footwork you can shop at a "locally owned" business and save money too.
Read the Book ......
Big-Box Swindle is the No. 9 paperback on the San Francisco Chronicle Best-Sellers List for the week of Nov. 9, 2008.
Booklist named Big-Box Swindle one of the top 10 business books of the year!
“In the muckraking tradition of Fast Food Nation, this is a searing indictment of the impact of behemoth retailers. It illuminates a stunning collection of business outrages, government favoritism, environmental damages, hidden economic and societal costs, debunked myths and a rising swell of consumer activism against big-box blight . . . Big-Box Swindle takes mega-retailers to task in convincing fashion. But Mitchell also provides inspiring lessons from places that are turning the tide.”
—John Marshall, Seattle Post-Intelligencer, who included Big-Box Swindle in his Top Ten 2006 list
It will explain alot of what these Brick Box Chains do, they are not the best deal in town.
Shopping "LOCAL" is NOT the same as shopping "LOCALLY OWNED" walmart, Macys, Costco, etc....May be "LOCAL" but it is NOT "LOCALLY OWNED" it is best to support a business where the owner actually lives in your community, your money will stay in your community, not to but a CEO's third vacation home!