I'd like to share a couple of interesting web sites with the visitors of The Rant Place.
The first is called Wake Up Wal-Mart. Seems like the arrogance and indifference of Wal-Mart is coming back to bite them. As a former employee (I left because I couldn't afford to work there) I can relate to many of the stories that I read there. The url for this site is http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/ and be sure to read the blog at http://blog.wakeupwalmart.com/.
The other site is called Wal-Mart Watch. The url for this site is http://www.walmartwatch.com and this site has quite a bit of interesting information.
As I stated before, I can relate to the first site because of being a former employee. As one, I especially loved those commercials that showcased a long time employee who became a store manager after years of faithful service and tells us how great it is to work for Wal-Mart and how the potential for promotion cannot be found anywhere else but at Wal-Mart.
Another one, which I haven't seen in quite a while but it still sticks in my mind, where a college graduate (I believe a law graduate) states how the best decision they made was to work at Wal-Mart and how they were promoted within the organization. Well, all I can say to the first person - you must have been the biggest back-stabber, butt-kissing employee in their history.
My tenure at Wal-Mart saw almost all of the good employees leave because of being over-worked, underpaid, and underappreciated. However, I saw the majority of those staying were the incompetents because no one else would want them. Promotions were based on how eager you were to stab your fellow employees in the back and how many management butts you were willing to kiss.
Now for the second person, I can believe your advancement. I can also believe that you didn't have any type of life or responsibility outside of Wal-Mart. Why? Because Wal-Mart wouldn't allow it. I've seen where people who put their personal life and responsibilities ahead of Wal-Mart were pretty much "discarded". Maybe not discarded physically, but if they were looking for advancement it was taken out of their reach.
There is nothing more important to Wal-Mart then their own accumulation of wealth. Period. Their employees personal lives should NOT come into consideration in anyone's perspective , including the employee's. To really understand Wal-Mart's philosophy, just search and read all of the different lawsuits and criminal charges brought against them or their executives. And
check out both sites that I mentioned above and draw your own conclusion.