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Introduction Recently Wal-Mart has come under fire for there ethical practices to their employees Specifically Wal-Mart has been accused of taking lunch breaks away from their employees Kravets 2005 This essay will give three view points referencing this article as to why Wal-Mart does such practices The first view point is how Wal-Marts priority on employee welfare is unrealistic The second view point discussed is how Wal-Marts only interest is on profit The final view point discussed is how Wal-Marts hiring practices lead to such situations Wal-Mart priority on employees welfare is unrealistic To begin with where is Wal-Marts priority on employees welfare Is it realistic Everyone loves bargains andthe always low prices of Wal-Mart draws millions of people to its store But the company continues to treat its employees unfairly Wal-Mart has been understaffing its stores and refusing to allow workers to stay on the clock for the full time required In 2000 an internal audit found that in 128 stores 127 of them were not in compliance with company policies for work breaks As a result Wal-Mart had to pay 50 million to settle a lawsuit by a number of its employees who were forced to work off the clock Kravets David Since then 38 more federal and state lawsuits have been filed in 2003 for unpaid overtime Wal-Mart only provides health insurance for less than half of its employees and it does not cover a significant fraction of the total premiums Wal-Marts behavior has affected its competition because of its low-wages meager benefits which has driven down wages for workers everywhere even its competition In rural areas it has been driving out its competition with its buying power and pricing strategies Wal-Marts anti-union history and philosophies Wal-mart stores operate according to their Everyday Low Price philosophy There approach is simple Wal-Mart offers the lowest prices to their customers because they go to manufacturing companies and make deals to buy entire
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