Confessions of a Walmart Hitman

  • metta

    Posts: 39090

    Nov 26, 2015 8:24 PM GMT
    "Former Walmart executive recounts how he would watch Associates sit in the break room during their lunch hour without eating because they couldn't afford food. Walmart banned management from offering Associates any money to buy lunch. Walmart's corporate philosophy is to "do more with less" -they want the associates to do more, while Walmart pays them less. Employees were required to work "off the clock" -and shaving minutes from worker's timecards was a common way to steal wages and keep labor costs under control. Employees would be fired for mere SUSPICION of discussing unionization. Workers were terminated for the slightest offenses to create a culture of fear. To Walmart, Associates are nothing more than disposable people."


  • metta

    Posts: 39090

    Nov 27, 2015 3:32 AM GMT
    "In China, factory workers live in dorms owned by Walmart - workers pay rent and utilities. If they move out of the dorms to live in a place not connected to Walmart, they still have to pay rent for the dorms. Workers work in factories with poor ventilation. They are told to lie to inspectors about how many days they work: six, when they really work seven days a week. If you don't lie, you will get fired. All of this to make less than $3 a day. In Bangladesh, women in Walmart factories work 14 hours days, 7 days a week and only make up to 17 cents a day."

  • metta

    Posts: 39090

    Nov 27, 2015 3:41 AM GMT
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