Wal-Mart is a Menace to Society

1039 WordsJul 12, 20185 Pages
"Paying your employees well is not only the right thing to do but it makes for good business." -- Jim Sinegal, CEO, Costco Throughout the history of America, there have been many businesses that come and go. Success is not guaranteed to everyone. But in the case of Sam Walton, it was different. Sam Walton was the founder the most controversial supermarket chain in existence: Wal-Mart. From the buyer's perspective, Wal-Mart is just a generous business chain which has extremely low prices. But upon closer inspection, the wickedness of Wal-Mart and the company practices become apparent. I think Wal-Mart has a negative impact on society. Wal-Mart mistreats employees, follows unfair business practices, and hurts small businesses.…show more content…
This is what helps prices get lower and helps businesses succeed. Wal-Mart is more of a monopoly; although this hasn�t been legally declared. A monopoly in business terms means a company that has the most share in the market. Microsoft is a computer monopoly because nearly all computers are Windows based, which is a product of Microsoft. Small businesses are often successful. However, when a Wal-Mart comes along, these businesses have no choice but to shut down. In my town, we had a small country store and similar stores all across our street. When construction began and a Super Center Wal-Mart opened up, these stores were wiped off the map. No business could survive the wrath of Wal-Mart. Who wants to go to an over-priced country store to get vegetables and fruits when one can go to a super center and get it for a discount? Of course the quality is not as well but who cares. Hurting small businesses is beneficial for Wal-Mart, but it has dramatic effects for everyone else. After a closer examination of Wal-Mart, it becomes apparent that there is more than what meets the eye. Wal-Mart is a menace to society and has a negative impact on everyone. Mistreating employees, unfair business practices, and hurting small businesses are just some of the vicious activities that Wal-Mart participates in.Wal-Mart is not a business, but a tyrant.

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