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.
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!
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.
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Brandon is from New Zealand and does affiliate marketing full-time. This is his job and loves every second of it. He hated the typical 9-5 and found a way out of the rat race. The reason he created this website was to help and inspire others who also want a way out.