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1. Pay your employees a living wage.
2. Provide your employees a made in Walmart medical and dental coverage.
3. Try - I mean really try - to at least pretend - to give a rat's a** about your employees.
...this would be a start -
I noticed changes at my local Wal-Mart (Sand Springs, OK.) just a few months ago:
1) POORLY managed
2) Employees telling me, "sucks to work here."
3) Dusty/filthy shelves
4) Inadequately stocked
5) A/C almost nonexistent during peak heat of summer indicative of management who could care less about customers/employees
6) Discriminatory hiring practices
Of course, I made my own changes too. I only buy 15% of my groceries from them now. My recent tire purchase was from my local Sears store who beat Wal-Mart's price by approx. $75.00 ! My last tv purchase was from walmart.com; however I am eyeing a bigger screen led off amazon.com this time. Maybe we all should consider making "changes" when it comes to Wal-Mart?
people say that walmart ran the mom and pop stores out of business........simply not true
the people that shop at walmart ran the mom and pop stores out of business
As a small business owner who shops for bargains for food, paper products, cleaning supplies etc. here is what I know (locally) since I frequent several stores each week...................
1. Parking sucks.....you have to walk too far.
2. Their shopping carts are by far the cheapest junk made......wheels don't turn or the have flat spots on them. They suck too.
3. Their meat is higher priced than MOST other stores I frequent
4. Their produce is of far lesser quality.....example, heads of lettuce are cheaper but they are also much smaller and I've even seen mold on the stems of bell peppers.
5. You have to wait WAY TOO LONG IN LINE......they use 50% of their registers and I think it's on purpose so you buy more while waiting and self checkout sucks when you have a plumb full cart.
Lately I only go there when I need a lot of cheap stuff like styro plates, OJ, milk, oil, personal stuff other wise I won't go anymore.................it's turning into a JOKE.
I visited a local WalMart a few days ago looking for a 4 cup coffee maker. They had one on display, but non under the display cabinet, so I asked a cashier who could I asked to check if they had one in back that hadn't been brought out yet. Then cashier pointed to a guy in a white shirt and said that that was a manager and to ask him. When I did, he reacted irritated and wanted to know who told me to ask him. I said simply that a cashier had. He go on his talking device to someone named Cherise and told to go and meet a guy looking for an item where then coffee pots where displayed. I went and waited, and waited and finally left.
I see the real problem being the left hand doesn't know or care what the right hand is doing. The concept of real team work seems to be lost. By team work, I mean manufactures, wholesalers, CEO's, district management staff, local management staff and employees all being in the same book and on the same page and line at the same time. In retail, success should be measured in how well the team works together not just in dollars and cents. With that in mind, I think you would see a vast improvement in the quality of our retail businesses nation wide.
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