In regards to Chad Bishop’s Nov. 28 letter regarding Walmart: He sure has his facts wrong.
If you believe Clair O’Conner, who writes for Forbes magazine, you’re not getting the whole story.
Walmart bases wages on regions state-to-state. For example, California cashiers start at $10 an hour, more for experience. New York, New Jersey, Washington, D.C., their cashiers start at $14 per hour. Same for stockers.
Now live in Mississippi, Tennessee, Arizona, Kentucky, etc. Wages for that region are minimum wage but their cost of living is lower: housing is cheaper, food, etc.
If any of these workers can’t budget their money and feel the need to over-spend, that’s their problem. Why blame your employer?
Does anyone know that Walmart employees get monthly bonuses? Anywhere from $50-$150. That they also get an employee discount. That they have a reasonable health plan?
And when these employees go to get public assistance do they disclose this? Do they disclose their husband’s or boyfriend’s wages to the household? Do they disclose the $100 tennis shows they bought for their kids?
These employees who complain about a good company to work for, maybe they should look for another job elsewhere. Or better yet, relocate to California, New York, New Jersey or D.C.
Be thankful you have a job, or you may find yourself in the unemployment line.