They reduce local retail employment by 2.7% in every co... ... middle of paper ... ...ecessary income to support their families with good pay and benefits. They shouldn’t have to rely on taxpayers to pull them up when their company won’t provide the basics. When most people hear of Walmart coming to it’s communtiy they are excited because it means jobs. It’s true, they do employ people but they fail to pay them a wage they can live on and this in turn hurts everyone. Taxpayers have to help support families that can’t support themselves with dismal pay that does not feed them or provide them with the basics to sustatin themselves.
Walmart causes more harm than good not only to its workers, but to our nation. Greenwald says, “The tax abatements given to Walmart comes from the city’s budget for public services; thus the amount of money for schools, fire and police services is reduced.” (Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Prices,2005) In the movie, Walmart: The High Cost of Low Prices, shows that even though Walmart makes $240 billion in sales per year, they still do not respect their workers or the surrounding community . In f... ... middle of paper ... ...sounds, that is the reality of the situation and many people will not care to make a difference in the world, unless it affects them personally in some way. Walmart will only stop expanding if we stop helping their expansion. “Walmart earns $240 billion in sales per year.” says Greenwald.
It is fairly safe to say that Sam Walton would not approve of how his company has been completely changed from its original intent by such a large margin. Employees are no longer happy working at Wal-Mart and to make matters worse the employees can no longer afford to work there. The average Wal-Mart associate earns about $1000 less t... ... middle of paper ... ... poverty wages and expensive yet limited benefits has led to American malevolence towards the mega-corporation Wal-Mart. Works Cited Censky, Annalyn. "How the Middle Class Became the Underclass."
and 2000 for a spokesperson had publicly mentioned that more than two thirds of our people are not trying to support a family that 's why our jobs are designed for, and yet it seems that they 're low wages and 2000 for a spokesperson had publicly mentioned that more than two thirds of our people are not trying to support a family that 's why our jobs are designed for, and yet it seems that they 're low wages don 't even support those who aren 't trying to support a family. So who do they help? Walmart doesn 't provide adequate healthcare, the healthcare isn 't just for the family it is for everyone who would like good health. But while Walmart has its downs it also has a few pros, like their genius inventions such as the Telon, And their ingenuity have helped make and bring Walmart to the top. They have intelligently used their barcodes on products to bring about information, such as how many our soul, how many are expected to be sold, prices and even discounts.
After watching The Wal-Mart Documentary: The High Cost of Low Price, I am strongly against Wal-Mart in America because of several reason but will narrow it down to: the closings of small businesses, high crime rate, and discrimination against employees. Well how about a little fun fact: Wal-Mart makes millions of dollars every day and does little to nothing to help their community or employees make a living to support their families. The business motto of Walmart is all about low prices but at what cost? The Wal-Mart Documentary: The High Cost of Low Price, reveals the many chain of events happening when a Wal-Mart is built in a town, such as: small mom and pop shops closing their business because they can NOT compete with the “BIG HOUSE”, employees being discriminated by the color, race, and either not getting promoted or are being told to go on government funding because Wal-Mart doesn’t want to provide quality healthcare. In The Walmart Documentary, stated: “Wal-Mart cost taxpayers $1,557,000,000.00 to support their own employees” (U.C.
"The way they pay you, you cannot make it by yourself without having a second job or someone to help you, unless you've been there for 20 years or you're a manager" (607). That is what one of Wal-Mart employees say, and it is the sad reality for many other low wage workers. Low wage is not enough to raise and support a family it’s not even enough to support one person by himself. Many low wage workers have to work second jobs just to scratch a living. Low wage workers are not adequately compensated for what they do, they benefit the American economy and the business owners but they don't even make enough money to support their families.
Sure Walmart has laid out plans to combat the low wages, but this in turn reduced hours of many workers. And Walmart seems to be ignoring the fact that their employees receive little to no benefits including healthcare. These problems add up to be roughly $6 billion out of taxpayers’ pockets (O’Connor, “Report: Walmart Workers Cost Taxpayers $6.2 Billion In Public Assistance”). Walmart is a company that is based off of profit and providing customers with low prices, but fails to provide its employees with a living wage. Walmart must find the balance of employee benefits and
Wal-Mart has reduced its workforce and violated the “10-foot rule.” Consumers are now forced to wait in longer lines and associates are no longer able to provide the service they once did. The biggest criticism is of Wal-Mart would be that most employees are part-time and make less than a living wage. The organization also faced criticism that by keeping employees’ part –time they do not have to offer the employees’ health care. Wal-Mart has also received bad press for its anti-union stance regarding employees organizing for collective voice, (Ferrell & Fraedrich, 2015). Wal-Mart is faced with the ethical dilemma over cost savings and providing its workers with living wage.
People think that raising the minimum wage can benefit people who have low-income. Well, known business and corporations do not want the minimum wage to increase, as of a result they will have to pay their employees more and corporate will lose money from paying their employees more. According to “Issue: Minimum Wage” (Marcia Clemmitt) “Business owners in some labor-intensive, low-wage industries face serious uncertainties when minimum wages rise.” Also, companies would rather pay a teenager and not an adult because adults would complain about being paid minimum wage. Adults make a living off of what they earn teenagers have a job so they can have extra money when they go out. If minimum wage increases that means that everything will be more expensive since their income is rising.
Especially, people who lives in this country now are living in low tax and high spending situation. How can they adopt austerity policy? Nobody will be able to do. It is also impossible to encourage workers. In recession, company try to less employees for preventing deficit in business.