Wal-Mart Domination Essay

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Wal-Mart Domination Wal-Mart is the largest corporation in America and has stores throughout the country and world. Many people have different thoughts and viewpoints of Wal-Mart and the debate over whether it is good or bad for America is still in question. Wal-Mart is the second largest job supplier in the United States behind the government. However it pays their employees minimum wage which is nearly impossible to live off of especially if you have kids. Wal-Mart like to portray itself as a seller of American products however the main problem is that it outsources all of its work and is full of shelves with items mad in foreign countries, mainly China. As a result many American manufactures are going out of business. I believe that Wal-Mart has many negatives such as not treating it employees fairly and should be required to sell a certain amount of American products. The first criticism of Wal-Mart is the way it treats it employees. Yes, Wal-Mart provides many uneducated Americans with job however it isn’t a job from which can make livable wage. Wal-Mart pays all their employees besides management minimum wage. With prices on the rise like they are today it is hard for a person to live off minimum wage which is currently 7 dollars and 25 cents in New York. Not to mention if you have kids it is virtually impossible to live off minimum wage and if you do it’s an unpleasing struggle. Another problem is that there is no growth in your field if you work at Wal-Mart. It does not have a union, meaning its workers are not protected and don’t receive benefits. According to “What’s Good for Wal-Mart” by John Miller Wal-Mart on average pays its employees 12.4% less than other grocery stores and retail stores. Being the second largest job supplier in America I believe it should pay its employees more money. Wal-Mart is also starting eliminating the small

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