Wal-Mart’s Journey Towards Corruption
Due to Wal-Mart’s absolute power they have constructed a corrupt business. They want to become a very large and profitable company that they don’t care if they are mistreating their employees, or running other small/family business out of business. They truly do not care about the society they’re affecting due to the fact they are that greedy, and corrupt.
“It’s surprising to me that the percentage points between men and women were so vastly different in the way the company treats us,” said a Wal-Mart associate Maggie Van Ness. This quote states that Wal-Mart discrimination towards women is far greater than the men. Another case of Wal-Mart’s discrimination was when they fired an employee in July 16, 2011. A man named Roger Barr was fired immediately after he was alleged to be a Jew.
“After trying to mollify its critics in recent years by offering better health care benefits to its employees, Wal-Mart is substantially rolling back coverage for part-time workers and significantly raising premiums for many full-time staff.”, said a Wal-Mart manager. This quote is telling the reader that Wal-Mart is cutting back many and many part time employers therefore saving a lot of money. “In 1991, Charles Hood’s Advantage Media Group, Inc. (AMG) was a public company having a market value well over $18 million; in 1998, AMG had to shut its doors for good. What changed in those seven years? Doing business with Wal-Mart. Although there were many warning signs throughout AMG’s dealings with Wal-Mart of the destruction that was to come, Hood admits to being bitten by Wal-Mart’s infectious greed, focusing solely on profits.” Charles Hood.
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