Do You shop at Wallmart despite its questionable ethics towards foriegn workers

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  1. Lizam1 profile image81
    Lizam1posted 6 years ago

    Do You shop at Wallmart despite its questionable ethics towards foriegn workers who make product?

    Do you shop at Wallmart?  Did you know there is documeted evidence that Wallmart is responsible for the deaths of workers in a factory fire in Bangladesh because they refused to negotiate better working pay and conditions.  Would you join me in not shopping at this store until they change their policy?

  2. Lifefusion profile image85
    Lifefusionposted 6 years ago

    I do occasionally shop at Walmart. The company has had questionable ethics for some time. I prefer to shop at a Super Target for almost everything, unfortunately the Target in my town is small and does not have a full grocery. There are other choices in town of course. I will join you in boycotting the irresponsible retail bully that is Walmart.

    1. Lizam1 profile image81
      Lizam1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Lifefusion thanks for that.  I know it is not just Wal Mart that is guilty but starting with one may make a difference someday down the road.

  3. FatFreddysCat profile image97
    FatFreddysCatposted 6 years ago

    It's spelled "Wal-Mart," with one "L."
    Just sayin'.

    ...and by all accounts, they treat their hourly employees right here in the U.S. like crap, so I'm not surprised that they do the same to the ones in Bangladesh.

    I try not to shop there whenever possible.

    1. Lizam1 profile image81
      Lizam1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      :-) thanks for the sp!

  4. Gcrhoads64 profile image96
    Gcrhoads64posted 6 years ago

    I don't shop at Wal-mart because of the huge profits taken at the expense of all workers, American and non-American.

  5. duffsmom profile image60
    duffsmomposted 6 years ago

    No, we don't have a WalMart in our area so its a non-issue for me. But you know every time we buy something made in China (which is everything) we are supporting horrible work conditions and even possibly children working as well.

    1. Lizam1 profile image81
      Lizam1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      Its a serious problem.  On the one hand we need to support people have employment opportunities but the human rights and conditions seems to be ignored by western governments.

  6. davidlivermore profile image97
    davidlivermoreposted 6 years ago

    I shop there when I need to.  I am sure all companies have some negative karma about them.  Wal-Mart is just known for it since they are a huge company.

    Unfortunately the world is an evil place, and people take advantage of others.  But people try to stop it as best they can.  We can't control what other governments choose to do to their people.

    1. Lizam1 profile image81
      Lizam1posted 6 years agoin reply to this

      This came to my attention after the fire in Bangladesh.  The factory (it is minuted) requested Wal-Mart pay a higher per item rate in order to upgrade the environment.  Wal-Mart refused  200 women who worked there died. The world is not an evil place

  7. d.william profile image73
    d.williamposted 6 years ago

    I did very little shopping at Wal Mart for many years.  But after i retired, the places where i did my shopping became extraordinarily greedy with raising their prices without any reason, and selling goods from everywhere around the world except that which is actually made in the U.S.A.   They also have created more elaborate gimmicks to rip off the public.  Like selling bulk items at a higher cost than the sum of singular items that make up the bulk quantities.  And making smaller portions of what they sell and then adding higher prices to them.
    My point is, that not shopping at WalMart will not make any difference in the big picture.  There are continuous scams on the public to increase the bottom lines of any companies net profits. 
    Walmart still has the lowest prices, and for those of us on limited fixed incomes those savings can mean going with necessary food, or medicines, or going without. 
    Also Walmart imports foods from Canada, Switzerland, Belgium, et al, not only from China and other 3rd world companies where there are less regulations on their food productions. 
    People in this country still rush to buy GM autos even when they know that after the government bailed them out they chose to move the bulk of their businesses to China.  That is a bigger slap in our faces than anything Walmart is guilty of.
    And believe it or not, WalMart is the only store that carries pet foods made in the USA or Canada, without corn products, fillers, and other harmful additives.  So, without them, my pets would still be eating substandard foods.

  8. ChristinS profile image50
    ChristinSposted 6 years ago

    We found ways to stop shopping there a long time ago for their numerous ethics violations.  They destroy small business wherever they go, don't pay their employees enough, support countries that mistreat their own workers, -- There are thousands of reasons not to shop at Wal-mart and they don't save money like they claim.  I find what I need for the same prices elsewhere.

    1. d.william profile image73
      d.williamposted 6 years agoin reply to this

      that may B true if U live where there R other chain stores available. WalMart is the only 1 close enough 2 visit, but their prices R still far below their competitors we have 2 drive 25+ miles away 2 shop at them.few choices in this area

    2. ChristinS profile image50
      ChristinSposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      I live in a rural area, so I shop online a lot.  There are choices when we seek them and I'll pay a bit more before going to Walmart.  We have a mom and pop grocery with same or better prices.  If I have to get it at Walmart I don't need it.

  9. Billie Kelpin profile image85
    Billie Kelpinposted 5 years ago

    No, I don't shop at Wal-Mart because of their policies that promote social injustice.  On the rare occasion that I do walk in, perhaps once a year, I feel guilty.  In the 1970's Mike Wallace had a stunning program interviewing the 3 major car manufacturers who colluded in telling Congress they couldn't re-tool to meet the emission standards at that time. Toyota was able to meet those standards. I shook my head watching those white haired moguls and wondered whether or not they ever thought of the impact of their actions on their very own grandchildren and great grandchildren. That one interview left an indelible imprint on my mind of corporation's myopic view of their impact on the world and their refusal to do what they can to balance profit with justice.  I had missed the information on the Bangladesh fire.  Thank you for having brought that up and this question as well.

    1. d.william profile image73
      d.williamposted 5 years agoin reply to this

      great info. here is a video that will make you NEVER buy another GM product:  this is disgusting


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