Tuesday, October 18, 2005

Chapter 8: The Wal-Mart Effect

I have always heard negative comments about the way in which the Wal-Mart corporation treats its employees. But after reading some of the details, I decided to compare the information from the book to the corporation's career website. The book discusses how the wages of employees in recent years were under the U.S. poverty line and how managers were called "servant leaders". When looking at the website, it said that Wal-Mart has always remained true to it's three main beliefs: "respect for the individual, service to our customers, and strive for excellence." The first of these, especially, seems ironic to me.