Pop Quiz Time (Hint, the Answer is Yes)

Is Walmart's request of associates to help provide Thanksgiving dinner for co-workers proof of low wages?

Yes, yes it is clear proof of Walmart's shitty employment practices.

The internets are kicking around this story about a donation zone set up in the employee area of an Ohio Walmart. These are not donations for local families, these are donations solicited for employees who don't earn enough in their crappy Walmart job to afford Thanksgiving.

Think about this for a minute or two. Also, toss in the fact that Walmart is the largest company on the planet and makes massive profits each and every year. Economists have examined the numbers and Walmart could easily pay livable wages and still pull massive profit (just not quite as much). They choose to screw over millions of people and force everyone to subsidize their profit margins by under-paying and under-employing people.

This is not a once off, this is a codified business practice.

And it is disgusting and should not be allowed.

Walmart is filthy and dirty and the money spent their goes into the Waltons' pockets or off to China. It does not trickle down, it does not re-invest in America, it sits in a bank account or is used by China to increase its grip on the US.
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