("Store Wars," n.d., Big store, business practices section, para. 1).The low prices may be great for the economy, but that's about all walmart is doing for America. For people who work at Walmart, in order to make ends meet, they usually have to work at two different jobs. Their significant other usually has to work, too. Not enough money and too much stress lowers the quality of life that people have, and their standards of living also drop, as they are forced to get by with cheap, low-quality items (Nickels, McHugh & McHugh, 2010).
More importantly, it hurts the lives of the many people that were working for Hostess. They can't make a living without a job, without a job they wouldn't have the money to pay for their bills or even their house and might even add to the growing population of homeless people. It would also hurt the states in which the bakeries or plants were shut down. Also, the liquidation affects the people who love Hostess, people who grew up with Hostess, and the new-coming babies that won't be able to enjoy any of their products anymore. The Union is supposed to help the economy, not take away businesses that will help it.
Nowadays, the retail industry is targeting younger adults and senior citizens for hire and Wal-Mart is especially guilty for this. In reality it’s impossible to make a living working in retail and these targets are easy to manipulate. The majority of Wal-Marts goods are made outside of the U.S. and often in sweatshops. It’s displeasing and although the fine low prices are tempting, some customers will disappear because customers will feel terrible of workers treatment. Without customers, there is no business and this will hurt this large company in the long-term.
Barbara will now be unemployed until she secures a job elsewhere, and with almost her entire earnings at Wal-‐Mart invested into her barely livable hotel room, she really has no extra money to get her by with living essentials until she is employed again. Leaving Wal-‐Mart seemed like a viable option to her because she had extra money saved away because she is not actually living on minimum wage. At the end of the day, Barbara has enough money to keep herself fed, clothed, and under a roof. Her friend, Melissa, on the other had, has very little money saved up and may not actually be able to sustain normal living conditions while in-‐between jobs. In conclusion, I applaud Ehrenreich for taking a stance against Wal-‐Mart and deciding to leave her job there.
Particularly vulnerable groups were the old, who had no means of acquiring money. The young, were dependant on their parents’ financial status and good will, if they were not orphans. Seasonal workers were vulnerable due to the cyclical nature of their employment. Anyone who suffered from illness either long or short term fell into poverty because there were no sickness benefits. Women were another vulnerable group because they were always paid at a lower rate than men.
Much like the 30 days video we watched in class, she found that working a minimum wage job would not support her. She had to get two jobs so that she would be working 7 days a week since the one job wasn’t enough money. Barbara having to work 2 jobs and 7 days a week and still barely making enough money is horrible for any person to have to do. Having to do what she had to do, and many other Americans still do, has no happiness and something that nobody wants to do. Having her time and happiness taken away from being forced to work these minimal paying jobs is not what the American Dream is, and people from day to day have to do
Friends give encouragement. Past reveals secrets. Angela Meyer AP English 11 August 6, 2012 Gist Statement Nickel and Dimed By Barbara Ehrenreich 1st Chapter She will work at unskilled jobs and see if she can live on it, but she didn’t expect the difficulties. 1st and 2nd Chapters Unexpected difficulties as a waitress are hard physical labor, lack of trust, and the little pay, but high housing costs. 1st, 2nd, and 3rd Chapters Hard physical labor continued as she changed jobs and became a maid, and the low pay and high housing continued.
Wal-Mart a company recognize to all American’s as the place to save money & place to shop, but customers tend to forget how and why this is accruing and fail to realize they are being helped by a wal-mart slave/employee.Today’s society has grown accustom to the low prices offered everyday at the Shopping center not realizing they help contribute in decimating of other company’s & job’s. After carefully observing each source of these. Through this essay you’ll see how Wal-Mart work labor rules can be compared as modern day slavery. Also Wal-Marts negative econmic impact on United States Economy, Workforce, and Labor-Laws. Founded in 1962 by Sam Walton originally called “Wal-Mart Discount City Store” its original location was 719 W. Walnut Street in Rogers, Arkansas.
Whether it was to try to help their parents make more money, or to feed themselves, they would work. Some of the problems the workers would have were the lack of time and of money. They worked under very poor conditions, and did not have many privileges. Incidents like the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory had major effects on the way the escapes in buildings were designed. Anyways all these incidents, made a difference, the government
It seems many people had lost their jobs during the last 6 years, which created less jobs. So many jobs opportunity had been cut of; it was one of the biggest problems we had, because it is very difficult to find a stable job out here in California. During the last year on December, I’ve been searching around for the best job I can find as possible, but the jobs available were mostly at the fast food restaurants, and very low wages. So if we were not being able to find a better job, surely she cannot afford to pay her bills and also for her school as well. Secondly, because of school fees for a non-California residency is way more expensive.