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Ten Things Wal-Mart Doesn’t Want You To Know
Find out the true costs behind those “everyday low prices."
http://www.campusprogress.org/articles/ten_things_wal-mart_doesnt_want_you_to_know
Click the link above for more info on these topics.
1. Wal-Mart regularly violates federal law and flouts international human rights standards.
2. Wal-Mart regularly falls below industry standards for employee pay.
3. Wal-Mart has made the glass ceiling wider and thicker than ever before.
4. Wal-Mart sometimes doesn’t even pay its low wages at all.
5. Wal-Mart routinely makes health care unavailable or unaffordable for its employees.
6. Wal-Mart regularly drains public coffers at all levels of government.
7. Wal-Mart makes a habit of flouting immigration laws and regulations.
8. Wal-Mart has played a major role in the outsourcing of American jobs overseas.
9. Wal-Mart has consistently discriminated against disabled workers.
10. Wal-Mart routinely puts its employees at risk of serious injury or death.

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@c00livo: That may all be true...but they've got Spongebob gumball machines for $2!

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9 of those 10 things make me want to shop at walmart MORE!

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@kamikazeken: Complete your lifestyle orgasm by moving directly to China then.

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You have to sort through a lot of junk to find anything and then (in my case) it sold out before I got through checking out. There appears to have been some decent deals though.. just sold out now.

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Hate all you want...and I do, but when you are on a tight budget and you have to save money, wal-mart is sometimes your only choice.

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@c00livo: Hate all you want... but it's the American Way... I could make a list too long for this post of other companies that do the exact same or worse. Save your hate "soap box" rant for another site.

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@c00livo: I'd love to hear the explanation as to how Walmart "makes health care unavailable or unaffordable for its employees". What, do they post a thug at the hospital entrance checking IDs against a database or something?

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Ten more things @c00livo wants you to know:
1. Wal-Mart doesn't just sell walls. Their name is misleading and possibly illegal.
2. Wal-Mart kills unicorns and sells the meat in their deli as "ham".
3. Wal-Mart trained Osama Bin Laden.
4. Wal-Mart provided all of the funding for George Bush's hurricane machine.
5. Wal-Mart hates puppies.
6. Wal-Mart regularly traffics in persons.
7. Wal-Mart is not a real place. Their stores do not actually exist.
8. Wal-Mart created the internet, then tried to hide it so nobody could look up facts about Wal-Mart.
9. Wal-Mart employs approximately 1.4 million people in the US alone (oops, that one's actually true).
10. Wal-Mart is conspiring with Congress to outlaw Top Ten lists.

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All I know is while chatting with some employees during Black Friday they tried to explain how they weren't getting overtime. Instead, it was some average of overall hours worked by everyone else. So instead of time and a half they got a couple extra hours added to the pay check.

Madness.

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lol @ point # 8...so all the employees I see at walmart - are they virtual images of people overseas?

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1) Walmart provides goods and services to low income people at very low costs and is a major driver of low cost drugs. (i.e. Walmart hater = poor people hater sad face Don't be hatin')
2) People who do get jobs at Walmart are usually the elderly and young with little job experience (i.e. people who wouldn't have a job at all otherwise)
3) No one forces people to work at Walmart. If employees didn't think that they're skill set is worth more then they get paid there, they'd be working somewhere else.

FYI: It's not all fun and games though. Walmart is actually one of the largest lobbyists for a rise in minimum wage, but wait, that's not a good thing. Their reason for raising minimum wage is that they can absorb the cost while smaller mom and pop shops would go out of business.

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"97 cents for shipping is such a small about that it might seem petty. But when you think that 97 cents is what you’re paying to avoid having to actually go to Walmart, then it seems like a really good deal."

Absolutely, totally agreed. I paid an extra $15 for our son's Christmas present (a bike) 2 weeks before Thanksgiving because I refused to put up with the imbeciles who went shopping there at 8 p.m. on Thanksgiving.

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@johnt007871: That would be correct: Holiday pay does not = overtime.