("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).
In conclusion, I applaud Ehrenreich for taking a stance against Wal-‐Mart and deciding to leave her job there. However, many employees of that company live pay check to pay check and have no spare money to sustain themselves while looking for another job. It is my belief that Wal-‐Mart understands this and decided to milk their employees for every extra dollar they can get to maximize the profit for the organization. A more realistic approach for Ehrenreich, if she was actually a minimum wage worker, would have been to form a union and strike against Wal-‐
Labor Union strikes were the most prominent form of worker insurrection against employers. During the period of 1875-1900, many labor unions participated in strikes, however many of them failed to achieve their goals. The biggest reason that farmers and workers went on strike was clearly stated by a machinist before the Senate Committee on Labor and Capital. Because machines were taking jobs away, workers would lose their livelihood, and most likely their only source of income. In the year of 1877, employees working for the four largest railroads went on strike due to the fact that their employers cut their wages by 10 percent; this was known as the Great Rail Road Strike.
Karen Olsson talks about how an American cannot live on the wages walmart offers their hourly employees. Jennifer Mclaughlin has worked for Wal-Mart for over three years now and earns $16,800 a year. “The way they pay you, you cannot make it by yourself without having a second job or someone to help you, unless you have been there 20 years or you’re a manager.” She states that Wal-Mart managers force her to work overtime, off the clock, and that practice is not only localized to her store only, it is a nationwide practice. “Wal-Mart settled similar lawsuits involving 67,000 workers in New Mexico and Colorado, reportedly paying more than $50 million.” (Olson, They Say I Say pg. 348) In a way to make sure unions do not come into Wal-Mart the have interrogated workers, confiscated union literature, and fired union supported all in violation of the law.
Voodoo Anyone? Christopher Warden breaks down economics into a fool proof explanation, and uses terms references which a dummy could understand. As I read this informative book I gathered an understanding for the way in which our economy works, as well as the unseen ways in which our government handles the issues that affect our everyday life. In the first chapter, the author discusses what prices are the difference between the price of things, and the cost of things. He breaks down what the stores charge us in order to sell the product at a price we will pay, so the store can still make a profit on the item.
In one supermarket, they placed a few beers on a top shelf in a cereal aisle and it sat unnoticed as shoppers picked up cereals around it. When asked after they checked out, every shopper stated that they were unaware of the beers that were there. It is vey important that items are placed correctly in a supermarket because the markets for beer drinkers are not going to be looking in the cereal aisle for beer. The film also illustrates a young teenager and a young woman that are very frequent shoppers. This young teenager is only thirteen years old and has the need to go shopping almost every weekend, and the young lady is grown but has an addiction to a specific designer named Chloe.
Apart from the fact that they have sent the country and the world into an economic depression, they are still arrogantly taking large bonuses and are incredulous at why the rest of us complain. While I have witnessed firsthand the bullying tactics and red tape of these organisations. My bank makes a mistake and somehow don’t pay my direct debit for my council tax. This error I was blissfully unaware of. And I carry on about my normal life, thinking that my bank and its employees are doing what they are supposed do.
Wal-Mart argued it had a strict anti-discriminatory policy and that Wal-Mart Corporation as a whole should not be held accountable for a few bad choices made by a few managers in a few stores. Sex Discrimination at Wal-Mart Betty Dukes was an employee at a Wal-Mart store in Pittsburg, California. She came to Wal-Mart with several years of retail experience and know-how. In May 1994, she started as a part-time cashier. After nearly a year, she was promoted to full time and received a pay increase.
Essay on the Sampler The short story is called The Sampler and is written by Ira V. Morris. There are two main persons: (are) the good girl and the old bad fellow. Two dissimilarities. The short story deals with the questions if tThe man takes advantage of the free samples offered in the shop or if the shop girl is prejudiced against the old poor fellow. The short story is about an old fellow, who comes to the plum pudding store once a week.
Although not everyone can fully relate to the story, it makes people reflect on today’s society and see the prejudice toward the poor and how they are manipulated from the rich. It also shows how money can make people become selfish. Money can stimulates a person’s materialistic side and once one becomes rich, he also becomes ignorant and loses his human instincts such as love and helpfulness. As a result makes the less fortunate feel worthless. This is shown when the boss gives the governess eleven rubles for her two months worth of work.