I suggest joining your relevant union and helping fight these awful things. Don't forget to shop local.
Its ok..you don't have to believe me. I'm sure you won't!
ETA: here's a good Frontline episode about it though if you are interested. Its from a while ago, but its good for historical reference on how we got here.
Or alternatively you can just read the transcript
Last edited by KimPossible; 11-22-2013 at 10:18 AM.
Oh i disagree with that. You are basing the fact that they are 'all the same' on what exactly? Some companies are worse than others.Yes, there are a few great companies that go above and beyond for their employees but most companies are no different than Wal-Mart.
But in regards to wages Walmart has the largest profits by far, the largest ability and cushion to change. They also employ an enormous amount of people. If you don't see these as reasons to respect them even less, thats fine but I do! I have to draw a line somewhere, i can't just stop shopping all together. But I do buy local a lot, and i will often pay more for things in order to not buy them at any big box store.
Not all the time...but i try pretty hard I think. Heck of a lot better than just saying "Well they all do it....its fine" and giving them all of my business IMO.
And before any one goes on about people who can't afford to do that, thats not what i'm saying. I actually do think people should try, at whatever level they are at though, to be as conscientious as they can.
Last edited by KimPossible; 11-22-2013 at 11:19 AM.
Bonita, Youtube has a free documentary about Walmart... I suggest you watch it. Before I watched it, I disliked Walmart because of it's disorganization, the lack of cleanliness, and the lack of satisfactory customer service. I never knew the logistics of the corporation, and how exactly they run things. It's quite informative.
Here is the link: Walmart: The High Cost Of Low Prices FULL MOVIE - YouTube
Now I will admit, I have shopped there more times than I've wanted lately, because they do have low prices on some things compared to Target. I needed a stainless steel small pot to steam veggies and Target was just too expensive and didn't have the size I wanted. And the discount stores didn't have any either (like Homegoods, Marshalls, etc). Walmart did. I loathe giving my money to them but I had to unless I ordered something from Amazon, but I needed it right away in this case. And Walmart knows that.
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This was an actual documentary that happens to be on youtube. I watched it years ago on tv.
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Last edited by mommytoMR.FACE; 11-23-2013 at 07:00 PM.
(Not really relevant, but just wanted to put it out there)