posted on Apr, 27 2010 @ 04:41 PM
I used to work at Wal-Mart but I got fired awhile back. I really often wonder about these lawsuits and claims against the company. Yes, they do cost
Americans their jobs by getting all their cheap garbage products from China. I worked in the electronics section for several years, and one slow day I
decided to look at the "Made In..." labels on every single item in the department.
I'd say about 90% were made in China, with most of the rest being made in Mexico, Korea, Taiwan, India, or some other low-wage country. 3.5"
floppy diskettes were the only product in the electronics department made in the U.S.A.
But the stuff about how badly they treat their workers... No, I don't buy it. When I worked at Wal-Mart:
1. I made more money than any other job in retail that I've looked at since leaving, and more money than anyone I knew who worked at competing
2. Nearly all of the supervisors were women. At least half the management team at any given time was always female, usually more than half (managers
tended to come and go.) The store manager was a male, but the district manager for most of my time working there was a female.
3. Health insurance was available from day 1 in some form or another, with better insurance available after 90 days. Part time workers were offered
insurance after 1 year. Anyone who tells you different is lying.
4. We also had 401k, dental, stock purchase, profit sharing... the works.
5. I was full time, and most of the people I worked with were full time. I was hired as part time. People say it's difficult to get full time at
Wal-Mart... you know how I got it? I asked my supervisor if I could be full time, and from then on I got 40 hours a week unless business was doing
6. Professionalism was demanded of us. If you've been to a Wal-Mart where the employees didn't act professional and offer good customer service, you
can bet your butt that it was due to piss-poor store level management. Representatives from home office absolutely never tolerated anything less when
they were in the store.
Oh, and because I know how ridiculous ATS is and I know it's coming sooner or later: The first person to insinuate that I actually work for Wal-Mart
and I'm just some kind of disinfo agent who's here to discredit Wal-Mart bashers is a retard.