Wal-Mart Pay Your Employees a Living Wage!

This morning I was reminded of why I really dislike shopping at Wal-Mart. I had no choice but to run into Wal-mart this morning b/c no other stores that carry dress socks was open. As I stood in line I realized the woman in front of me was a Wal-Mart EMPLOYEE, she was tired and I heard her tell the cashier she just got off shift after coming in at 9 pm (it was 7 am when I went in). All she had was some lettuce, carrots, celery, and banana’s, then I see her hand the cashier a WIC slip and the cashier tells her that she doesn’t have enough. She puts the bananas back. I offer to buy the banana’s for her but she refuses, I’m heart broken because she looks like she is about to cry.

So this is why I am PISSED OFF at Wal-mart. This woman obviously has children b/c she gets WIC, she obviously is working hard b/c she just came off of a 12 hr shift and looks like she was stocking all night. Wal-mart YOU NEED TO PAY YOUR WORKERS A LIVING WAGE! Realize that your employees make dirt min. pay (I know I used to work them), that milk cost 3.68 a gallon, that gas costs 3.00 a gallon in MO right now, that rent in this town is above $600 a month for a studio slum…We shouldn’t be mad at the employee who is trying to scrape by and feed her family for being on WIC, we should be pissed at Wal-Mart for not paying their employee’s a wage that can pay rent, buy food, and live an honest life.

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