Good news indeed.
Walmart often hires the unhireable and pays them what they are worth. Walmart gives their workers a chance to achieve some sense of self-worth and responsibility. The unions want to take that away because if Walmart paid union wages and benefits, the union members would take those jobs away from the lesser qualified Walmart workers.
The retail workers at Walmart are not the real target of the union organizers. It’s the truck drivers and warehouse worker jobs that the unions want. The retail end is just the most visible, so that’s where they make their play and their whine about buying American. The warehouse workers don’t care where Walmart buys their products, they just want their cut of the profits.
I need to chime in on the notion that retail employees are unhireable and it’s the only job they can possibly have.
Yes, I’m a retail worker. Part time. Have been for some time now. Do I like the job? Most of the time. Do I hate the job at times? Yes. However, I really do believe that every person in America should be forced to work at least one holiday season with the public screaming in their faces.
I’m not paid minimum wage nor am I forced to work where I work. I’m not treated poorly because I’m a woman. I am treated with respect by my coworkers because I treat them with respect. I really don’t have a beef with management. Some are good, some aren’t. If I showed any interest in moving up, I’d be given the chance. I’m happy doing what I do. Customers are another issue. There *are* people who just like to put down anyone, whether it be a retail employee or anyone else. It’s just par for the ocurse. I smile, tell them to have a nice day, sometimes say Merry Christmas and simply move on.
I know people who work at Walmart (I don’t work there). I really never hear any complaints,other than the usual complaints we have about the public, usually rude people.
The next time you’re shopping anywhere, remember.........that person you’re hoping loses his or her job because they’re not doting on you, well, it might be me.
By the way, I think probably 99% of my coworkers voted Romney.