anthony7812 wrote:Isnt walmart an american founded company??? I get this feeling of major resentment towards wallys world and i cant understand why. If you dont like thier way of business dont go thier, not a hard choice. I enjoy going to wally's world, i can purchase the same products found in my local grocery for a fraction of the cost, like shaving cream or anti-perspirant. I think this country has bigger issues than walmart. Just my .02$
Clearly you don't know of anyone that works there. My wife does. She is treated like a piece of property. She's been there for 16 years and she gets 38 hours of vacation and five sick days. BUT, in order for her to get paid for ONE sick day she needs to be out two days. So, technically she gets 2.5 paid sick days.
She is the only person doing her job, which requires her to lift in excess of 100 pound items. They expect her to move 1600+ pieces of stock in a 6 hour shift because that's all she gets. When she asks for help they ignore her. But yet, they expect her to get it done. If she takes a day off, they specifically tell other employees just to, "Leave it." so that when my wife gets in from either he day off of a scheduled vacation day she is "punished" and is forced to do more work. Then they bitch that it is not done. She got a hernia last year because of this and went in for surgery and was out 9 weeks. The day before she left for surgery her manager walked up to her and tried to convince her to cancel her surgery and remain at work. When my wife declined her manager point black told my wife, 'Well, I just want to let you know that you are screwing us.' Not to mention, Walmart attempted to deny her disability pay when she was out on disability due to the surgery they were the cause of.
I about got in my truck and drove down there when she called me crying and put my boot to this *censored*'s throat. She works 38 hours a week and is not considered full-time and yet, when she asks for more time she is repeatedly denied. She is owed three additional weeks of vacation and when she tries to get it they turn around and deny her the time and cite, 'Well...your start date is actually this date....' which in effect moves her seniority back. She's been with them 16 years but every time she asks about her owed vacation they constantly come back with...'Well you've only been in your position for two years and aren't entitled to any more vacation.'
They do not allow her to leave early if there is an emergency. They give her a hard time when she is too sick to work. Walmart claims to be an EOE but they are not, my wife along with thousands of other women are treated like property. Walmart feels that you are at their beckoned call 24/7.
Walmart is a piece of *censored* and if they folded tomorrow I can almost guarantee you that no matter how much my wife and I need her to work, neither of us would lose any sleep if she was "let-go" from there. If it weren't for my wife being employed there I wouldn't shop there, ever.