Monday, May 12, 2014

5.12.14 Bee-otch of the Day: Walmart

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Name: Walmart
Age: 52
Occupation: mega retailer
Last Seen: Bentonville, AR
Bee-otched For: forcing their employees to live like bums

It's a shame when a company that made $16 billion last year can't pay their employees jack shit.

But hey! That's Walmart 4 ya.

Last weekend, a Wally World employee, Pam Ramos wrote a scathing article on about how she is being forced to sleep on her son's living room floor because she only makes $200 per week working for their store in Mountain View, CA. It was the store that President Obama visited last weekend, and she claimed that she wasn't given the chance to talk to him about raising the minimum wage. The store was closed while the president was there and she wasn't given the opportunity to talk about how she doesn't even make $25,000 per year and she's hurting.

In the article, Ramos mentions that she's lucky to work 32 hours per week and that her lunch only consists of a bag of potato chips. She is now even forced to stretch her money even further because she started feeling ill and that her doctor thinks it's colon cancer. Because of her bills, she's being forced to live with her son on her living room floor.

Like I mentioned not too long ago, 50 years ago, GM was the biggest employer in America and they paid their workers $50 per hour adjusted to today's inflation. But now, Walmart's on top, and the average worker there only makes $8 per hour and they don't work a 40-hour week. A huge chunk of their employees live on food stamps and Medicaid because they cannot afford anything on the lousy wages they make. It's sad that even people like me who don't shop at Walmart still support them with our tax dollars because of the Walton's stinginess.

I won't be surprised if Ms. Ramos isn't the first person with a Walmart horror story. I don't give two flying fucks if they claim that 400 associates get promoted every day or if they're dumping $250 billion into rebuilding jobs in America. The damage is done.

Obama and the government both need to push legislation HARD to boost the minimum wage and to help all Americans low in the 99%. It's time to force the 1% to pay up. The higher the taxes for the rich, the better people live.

Maybe they should learn what it's like to sleep on a floor.

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