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Walmart mistreating employees…myth or truth?

Walmart, oh Walmart.

You hate it but you still love the retail giant.

A lot happens at Walmart all over the globe considering there’s tens of thousands of people inside them at one time.

People on social media, forums and blogs are talking about how workers get mistreated by Walmart employers.

Is there any truth to this or are we dealing with a bunch of millennial snowflakes?

Yes I just said snowflake, because that’s what they act like these days.

Get offended and crumble so easily.

I decided to scour the internet to see exactly what was going on.

Because when there’s an outbreak of people complaining about a specific type of people, something is definitely going on.

I’m here to find the truth.

Lets look at the facts

Walmart has actually been involved in lawsuits in the past.

They have been accused of being racist, paying workers below the minimum wage and making employees work off the clock without overtime pay.

They have paid over $352 million to settle wage lawsuits in the past.

This has been described as the “largest settlement ever for lawsuit over wage violations”.

And again, they paid another $50 million dollars for ANOTHER lawsuit where workers we forced to work without getting paid.

And if that wasn’t enough…

Approximately 70% of Walmart employees quit within the first year.

Now that’s saying something about the company and the working conditions.

I could go on and on but it’s clear that Walmart is not exactly friendly to its workers.

So lets say what the people have to say.

From the employees themselves

Lack of medical benefits

Considering the US has an expensive health system I would have to agree.

When you’re trying to live off of minimum wage, you can’t exactly go and get health insurance.

Even the cheapest option would be out of your league.

Inconsistent scheduling

Not a huge thing to worry about but when this is your main source of income, trying to live your life around inconsistent hours can be a stressful task.

When you work at 3 pm and finish at 12 am, but your next shift is 6 am the next morning, it’s not exactly the easiest way to juggle your life.

10% discount doesn’t apply to food and general merchandise

Currently fruits and vegetables allow the discount but only when they aren’t on sale.

I can see where employees are coming from but in reality, the retail giant can’t afford to do it.

You have to remember that they have a sh*t tonne of employees all across the globe.

You add all their discounts up and you’ll be looking at a $500 million dollar loss.

Not being paid for overtime

There are endless amounts of employees complaining about not being paid for their overtime.

This is a serious issue and definitely something to complain about.

Heck, I would too!

Underpaying Women

Yep, you read that correctly.

Walmart are know for underpaying women.

They give them less than males who are doing the exact same job.

That’s a mind blowing fact considering there are more females than males (57% female).

Pregnant Women Being Mistreated

Pregnant women are constantly being put in dangerous situations, they are overworked and even fired for being pregnant.

And yes, Walmart have been in multiple lawsuits over this in the past and it doesn’t look like it’s going to stop anytime soon.

If you’re pregnant and working at Walmart right now, I wish you all the best.

They discriminate against the disabled and elderly

These aren’t even accusations, this is 100% facts!!!

How do I know?

Because they’ve had lawsuits filed against them for this too!

In 2001 they had 13 lawsuits for this exact reason alone, and it still happens to this day.

This is just disgusting to hear.

Is Walmart really that bad or are we all just exaggerating?

I hate to say it but Walmart is REALLY that bad.

They don’t care about their employees and you are just another number.

You are not special in anyway so if you think you’re going to be the next best Walmart employee, think again.

They don’t care about their workers whatsoever and they will mistreat you as much as they can if you let them.

If you don’t have a strong character, they will beat you down over and over again until you are mentally exhausted.

That is worst case scenario but it’s not uncommon to happen, so just a word of warning in case you’re thinking of working at Walmart.

How do they keep getting away with this?

How the hell does Walmart keep getting away with mistreating people?

There’s a pattern.

What happens when they get lawsuits filed against them?

They simply pay them off.

They just pay everyone off and that’s why they keep getting away with it.

It’s sad to see that employees get mistreated and have bad working experiences.

It’s not surprising that 70% of employees quit within the first year.

So yes, Walmart definitely doesn’t care about their employees and I think you should avoid working there if you can help it.

Here’s how to quit Walmart if you need a helping hand.

What horror stories do you know about Walmart? Share with us in the comments below 🙂

2 thoughts on “Walmart mistreating employees…myth or truth?”

  1. Walmart is absolutely that bad ONLY IF management is corrupt. The store I worked at was terribly corrupt and everyone knew it. I have either had damn near all of these things happen to me or to my co-workers. You know how you go to Walmart and there’s only one lane open? Yeah, I was that cashier. I spent over half of my shift as the only cashier open. You would have an ASM or a CSM watch your line grow and grow and would rather talk to other associates or chat with friends that stopped by the store or play on their phones than help ATLEAST get the line down. I’ve had an ASM literally harass and badger me until I was on the verge of a full blown anxiety attack because I was told by someone above him to take my lunch. Even got that person that sent me to lunch to come up to the front and take my place because we had no CSM to do overrides for us. I offered to take a 30 minute lunch instead of an hour but was told to take my full lunch and that she had it. Upon trying to clock out for lunch that’s when the ASM decided to try to bully me into not taking my lunch. Oh and then I was coached because I listened to the manager above him and took my lunch. Not to mention that I only had 4.5 points at the time that they fired me. They lied and said I was at 5.5 point. The final situation was investigated and the conclusion was that I was at 4.5 points but could not provide evidence for the final occurrence they say resulted in my termination. Long story short, if the store is filled evil, vindictive, petty managers like mine was you will absolutely hate working for Walmart. You might even develop a few stress related mental illnesses like depression or anxiety. If you have great people in charge of your store, you will be just fine they try their best to make sure that everyone is taken care of.

    • I’m sorry to hear that Charity, and I would have to agree with you that some stores are worse than others.

      Like I said, Walmart is good for a short term job but definitely not a career path.

      It’s probably best you got out of that hell hole before your stress and anxiety got worse. At the end of the day it’s best to have your health than anything else.


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