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The costs are implicit as well; these big box stores destroy local economies, are known as a bad neighbor and are also harmful to the environment. When General Motors was at the top of its game, it operated in a comparatively gentle, competition-free environment. It could afford to be generous. Today, the Big Three show what happens when a company continually raises benefits while failing to grow. Blaming Wal-Mart for America's wage stagnation is unfair.
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."
The company had already been seen as an “antiunion company,” which is known as American’s largest private employer that is privately blamed for its “sorry state in retail wages in America,” (Anonymous, 2008, paragraph 3). Some people opposed the development of the towns that are around the Wal-Mart. In response to the increase in demand for Wal-Mart products and services, Wal-Mart had expanded its list of businesses locations. Unfortunately, due to the expansion of Wal-Mart, various smaller businesses were closed when the Wal-Mart stores opened in various communities. They may not want to live near a facility that is located near an industrial area for instance.