Wal-Mart Comparison

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Wal-Mart Essay Comparison These essays that talk about Wal-Mart and how the company is ran are, “The Case for Wal-Mart”, and also “Down and Out in Discount America”, both of these essays have their own points of view on how Wal-Mart operates as a company and how it treats the employees and customers. One essay feels that Wal-Mart is a good thing for the economy while the other feels that it is a bad thing. The first essay, “The Case for Wal-Mart”, says that there are many accusations against Wal-Mart. They state that they don’t pay the workers in other countries enough money. They also state that they do not pay their part time workers any benefits. The essay does state that they give jobs to people that should not be able to have a…show more content…
They both seemed to have strong feelings about the things that they were stating. The second essay, “Down and Out in Discount America” has a slightly different point of view on things. They start off by letting you know that on the biggest shopping day of the year, Wal-Mart did not meet its expectations for selling things as cheap as they advertised them to be. They are trying to tell you that Wal-Mart advertises low prices but can’t really make them that low. It states that Wal-Mart makes prices low by trying to attract low income people and especially women. They want them to shop there because it is the only place that they can afford and they know that they will get all they can for their money there. They state that Wal-Mart stores get planted in the center of poor towns. It is stated that Wal-Mart is just making money off of poverty. Saying that Wal-Mart reaches out to the poor, and then pays their employees low wages so that they have to shop their also. Putting their money right back into Wal-Mart. Wal-Mart employees make about $8 an hour and they have to make less than that if they want insurance or any benefits. They state that Wal-Mart violates laws protecting workers ' organizing rights and has fired people for trying to get a union in the company. They say that there are many cases of Wal-Mart getting sued for not paying enough and for not following women’s rights. The essay tells you that since Wal-Mart pays their employees low amounts of

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