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Wal-Mart Documentary: The High Cost of Low Price

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Ever heard that cliché stating money is the route to all evil? What if the subject of Wal-Mart was brought into the mix of this cliché? Wal-Mart is known as the highest money making supply chain store in America. When at the top of the food chain everything might not seem as it appears. 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. Berkeley Resources).
How does this feel knowing honest hard earned money goes towards a corporation that is worth millions and millions of dollars? It is like the community that lives where a Wal-Mart is built is the one who is supplying the means to pay for the employees to work there, too much corruption going on in the system. Crime rate will also go up due to Wal-Mart not supplying outdoor security guards ...

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...hey do not carry high quality items then people will stop shopping there and they will lose out on business. If there are a lot of sales going on and a lot of traffic being brought in over these sales will cause a lot of items to be sold out leaving the ones who want the item cart-less. If more businesses arrive it will cause more traffic but more crimes too.

Knowing Wal-Mart has a lot of security on the inside they need to hire security on the outside to make the customers safe and let them know they are watched after. Allowing women and men to have the same opportunities will cause a positive ripple in the company as well as paying their employees better and giving them hours that they can live off of will bring a business up and bring in more customers because the employees will be proud of their jobs instead of sad on how they were being treated.