Sunday, May 15, 2005

The Truth About Walmart

Ughh, I have had the craziest life lately. I have had so many things to write about on my blog but no time until now. I just wanted to fill you in on a little bit of "research" I did . . . if that is what you could call it. :)

So, I signed the petition on Tee's blog ( . . . do you like my little hyperlinking . . . yeah! ) I signed the petition about not buying my mother's day gift at Walmart. No biggy . . . it does make me upset to think that Walmart would discriminate against women. I did find it a bit strange though because I know that Walmart does hold really high standards as far as magazines that they will allow on their racks, etc. I know that they really want to be a family friendly store and are conscientious about how they present themselves. Well, then a couple of days ago I got this email saying that Walmart uses Nazi images to advertise . . . blah blah blah. I was like "What?!"

I removed myself from that email list and took it upon myself to get to the bottom of this. (You would think that I have no life . . . humm . . . ) Anyway, that night, I went to Walmart at 11:30 pm. (Yeah, I really don't have a life!! LOL) I ended up shopping until 1 am. The magazine racks always get me!! Anyway, my checker was a female so I thought that I would approach her with the issue. So I asked her if it was true that Walmart pays their female employees less than their male employees. She looked at me like I was crazy! She said that she happens to know for a fact that she makes more then some of the men that work with her because she has a college degree. She explained to me that Walmart pays on a sliding scale, depending on various qualifications. It differs according to education, training, longevity, etc.

Anywho, I just wanted to let you guys know. I wanted to clear the air about that one. Even though it was good to know that we all support the fight for equal rights.


Sandy said...

OH MY! I did what I always warn my friends about NOT doing! I forwarded something that wasn't even true, without checking the facts! Shame on me! A good place to find out if thigns are real is
thanks for the info

FreedomGirl said...

Nevermind the fact that they make a CONSERTED EFFORT to hire woman with little or no education...The cashier you spoke with is the EXCEPTION, not the rule. Believe it. WalMart is the devil.

FreedomGirl said...

Go the FRONTLINE site and see for yourself. The video is an hour long, but cut into "chapters" for easy viewing....after watching it, you may change your mind about Walmart.