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In February , a local NBC affiliate in Troy, Alabama, United States, showed photographs of empty shelves and aired customer complaints, with one customer stating, "And merchandise? Walmart health plan is cheaper, offers more coverage than Obamacare". Retrieved on September 26, The NLRB has recently stated that this also applies to social media. We are people that has worked with this company for ever, I mean 12 and 15 years worth of our lives and we can't even grab an extra small break without being hounded. The Store Manager has the authority to make a final decision for all returns. Adopt and implement U.

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On January 13, , four employees at a Walmart in Layton, Utah were confronted by a shoplifter who pulled out a handgun and took one of the employees hostage in an attempt to leave a small, closed office. The other three employees disarmed and subdued the shoplifter, and all four held onto the man until police arrived. A week later, the four employees were fired for violating a company policy requiring employees to "disengage" and "withdraw" from any situation involving a weapon.

On July 9, , an employee at a Walmart in Kemptville, Ontario confronted a customer who had left his dog locked in his truck with the windows rolled up. She called police when the customer refused to rectify the situation. The employee was fired later the same day, reportedly on the grounds of "being rude to a customer", after rejecting instructions from her manager that such incidents should be reported to the store management rather than directly to the police.

The NLRB has recently stated that this also applies to social media. For example, a Sept. He reports that after he began speaking about labor conditions "they started silencing me, by holding me to standards that they weren't holding other associates to.

We were so understaffed, and the workload placed on me [was] unsurmountable. Casias had an inoperable brain tumor and cancer and in his oncologist recommended he try marijuana after the Michigan Medical Marijuana Act was passed in Walmart spokesman Greg Rossiter said that Walmart policy is to terminate employees who take certain prescription medications, and he believed that this policy complied with the law.

According to a September survey by the state of Georgia , one in four children of Walmart employees were enrolled in PeachCare for Kids, the state's health-insurance program for uninsured children, compared to the state's second-biggest employer, Publix , which had one child in the program for every 22 children of employees.

The High Cost of Low Price that employees are paid so little they cannot afford health insurance. On January 12, , the Maryland legislature enacted a law requiring that all corporations with more than 10, employees in the state spend at least eight percent of their payroll on employee benefits, or pay into a state fund for the uninsured. The judge said the law would "hurt Walmart by imposing the administrative burden of tracking benefits in Maryland differently than in other states.

On April 17, , Walmart announced it was making a health care plan available to part-time workers after one year of service, instead of the prior two-year requirement.

In March , Walmart sued a former Walmart employee, Deborah Shank, to recover the money it spent for her health care after she was brain-damaged, restricted to a wheelchair, and nursing home-bound after her minivan was hit by a truck. In , Walmart stopped providing health insurance for part-time employees working under 24 hours per week. Walmart executive Sally Welborn stated in a blog post, "This year, the expenses were significant and led us to make some tough decisions as we begin our annual enrollment.

Walmart has been criticized for its policies against labor unions. Critics blame workers' reluctance to join the labor union on Walmart anti-union tactics such as managerial surveillance and pre-emptive closures of stores or departments who choose to unionize.

In , meat cutters in Jacksonville, Texas voted to unionize. Walmart subsequently eliminated in-house meat-cutting jobs in favor of prepackaged meats, claiming that the measure would cut costs and prevent lawsuits. Walmart's anti-union policies also extend beyond the United States. The High Cost of Low Price , shows one successful unionization of a Walmart store in Jonquière , Quebec Canada in , but Walmart closed the store five months later because the company did not approve of the new "business plan" a union would require.

In March , Walmart executive Tom Coughlin was forced to resign from its Board of Directors, facing charges of embezzlement. A United States attorney has stated that no evidence was found to back up Coughlin's initial claims, and Walmart continues to deny the existence of the anti-union program, though Coughlin himself apparently restated those claims to reporters after his conviction.

Walmart has also had some run-ins with the German Ver. In August , Walmart announced that it would allow workers at all of its Chinese stores to become members of trade unions, and that the company would work with the state-sanctioned All-China Federation of Trade Unions ACFTU on representation for its 28, staff.

In May , Walmart employees associated with a union-backed labor group called OUR Walmart began what it says will be the first "prolonged strikes" in Walmart's history.

For Thanksgiving , CNN estimates that approximately a million United States Walmart employees will work over the course of the holiday, with big specials starting at 6: Walmart is also expanding its one-hour guarantee from three items last year to twenty-one items this year. This means that a customer standing in line for such an item from pm or from pm will be guaranteed to get it at that price some point before Christmas.

In July , Walmart was granted a patent titled "Listening to the Frontend" [] for audio surveillance technology that could allow it to record employees as well as its shoppers. In a January article in the Harvard Business Review , Zeynep Ton, a visiting assistant professor in the operations management group at MIT's Sloan School of Management, states that in response to reductions in sales many retailers, including Walmart, reduce staff. Labor is seen as a cost driver rather than a sales driver.

Managers do not have much direct control over sales, almost never making decisions on merchandise mix, layout, price, or promotions. But managers do have control over payroll costs and are evaluated regarding whether they meet weekly or monthly targets for payroll as a percentage of sales. At times these pressures have been such that Walmart managers have put pressure on employees to work off the clock.

As counter examples of companies which both invest in their employees and are price leaders in their fields, Prof. In February , Walmart received an American Customer Satisfaction Index rating of 71 as compared to 81 for Target, placing Walmart last for the year among retail and department stores. During this same period, its overall United States employees including Sam's Clubs employees went down ever so slightly at 1.

In Wisconsin, an employee who oversees grocery deliveries and who is a member of OUR Walmart reports that the store is a long way from the previous mantra of "in the door and to the floor. Zeynep Ton states that companies can get in a downward spiral where too few labor hours lead to operational problems and lower sales and these reduced sales then become a rationale to reduce labor hours even further. A customer from Delaware states that the cosmetics section "looked like someone raided it" and "You hate to see a company self-destruct, but there are other places to go.

It was like, you have to help them help you. An April 3, The New York Times article cites Supermarket News that Walmart's grocery prices are usually about 15 percent cheaper than competitors. At the start of , the company had an average of employees for each Walmart and Sam's Club store in the United States, and by April , this had reduced to an average of employees per store.

Terrie Ellerbee, associate editor of grocery publication The Shelby Report , traced the problem to when Walmart reduced the number of different merchandise items carried in an attempt to make stores less cluttered. Customers did not like this change, and Walmart added the merchandise back, but did not add employees back. An April 5, article in the Consumerist includes photographs of Walmart shelves which are only partially stocked, primarily in health and beauty products.

One employee is quoted as saying, "As soon as we get a full crew we start to lose people through them quitting or being fired. Management seems to wait until we need 6 or 7 people, then we get a rash of new hires.

However, even with these problems, Walmart was performing better than Target in the measure of retail turnover, turning over its entire inventory 8 times a year as compared to 6. The article's author writes that no amount of "computer wizardry" will eliminate the need for human beings to also move merchandise onto shelves.

The author further writes that Walmart's whole business model is based on reducing the carrying costs of unsold merchandise, and any speed bump along the line adds back costs.

Front-end managers are supposed to open another register any time there are more than three customers in line, but these employees have to come from some other part of the store, and the night crew may or may not be able to catch up. In September , Bloomberg Businessweek reported that Walmart will be offering 35, part-time employees full-time jobs and will be offering another 35, temporary employees permanent part-time positions.

Walmart will also be looking to hire 55, seasonal employees for the upcoming holiday season. This compares to , jobs Walmart has cut over the last five years. For Thanksgiving specials, Walmart included twenty-one items which included a one-hour guarantee, where customers would pay at that time and then go online to arrange delivery to a store of their choice by Christmas.

In February , a local NBC affiliate in Troy, Alabama, United States, showed photographs of empty shelves and aired customer complaints, with one customer stating, "And merchandise? When you don't have any salt on the shelf, no matter what brand, that's pretty bad. They have things that are broken in there and instead of fixing the problem, they have a trash bag taped over it, and it smells horrible.

As a large customer to most of its vendors, Walmart openly uses its bargaining power to bring lower prices to attract its customers. The company negotiates lower prices from vendors. For certain basic products, Walmart "has a clear policy" that prices go down from year to year. While Sam Walton was alive, Walmart had a "Buy American" campaign, but it was exposed shortly after he died that signs saying "Buy American" were on bins of Asian made products.

Walmart has been criticized for not providing adequate supervision of its foreign suppliers. It has also been criticized for using sweatshops and prison labor. Walmart said it did not use prison labor. The documentary film Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price shows images of Walmart goods-producing factories in poor condition, and factory workers subject to abuse and conditions that the documentary producers considered inhumane.

Walmart currently uses monitoring which critics say is inadequate and "leaves outsiders unable to verify" conditions. Since Walmart will not release its audits or factory names, outside organizations are expected to simply accept Walmart's claims as fact. In , Walmart began working with Business for Social Responsibility, a San Francisco, California-based nonprofit organization, to reach out to groups active in monitoring overseas plants.

On November 24, a fire in a Bangladesh clothing factory resulted in the death of workers. Survivors said that fire extinguishers did not work, an exit door was locked, and that when the fire alarm went off, bosses told workers to return to their sewing machines. Victims were trapped or jumped to their deaths from the eight-story building, which had no fire escapes or exits. Initially Walmart said it could not confirm that it had ever sourced apparel from the factory.

However photos taken by Bangladeshi labor activists showed Walmart-branded clothing present in the factory after the fire. Walmart later said that a supplier had subcontracted work to the factory "in direct violation of our policies.

It was also disclosed in a November 24 article in The New York Times that officials who had attended a Bangladesh meeting to discuss factory safety in the garment industry said that the Walmart official there had played the lead role in blocking an effort to have global retailers pay more for apparel to help Bangladesh factories improve their electrical and fire safety. In , The New York Times reported that Walmart had been made aware eight years earlier that executives of Walmart México , its subsidiary in that country, had paid millions of dollars in bribes to local officials to expedite permits for construction and operation of its many stores in that country.

The company had opened many stores in Mexico in the late s and early s, attempting to widely establish itself before competitors could. Sergio Cicero, a lawyer who had been responsible for obtaining those permits and was bitter about being passed over for the position of general counsel with Walmart México provided the company's corporate general counsel's office with evidence showing that the company had made large payments to gestores , workers who deal with bureaucracies on behalf of citizens and businesses, with coded indications that the money was being passed on to officials to expedite permits.

Company officials hired a veteran FBI agent to conduct a preliminary inquiry, instead of hiring an outside law firm as it usually did for major inquiries, such as a similar one in which found that Walmart México had been helping high-volume customers evade that country's sales taxes. Executives at Walmart México chafed at the investigation, reportedly complaining that that was how business was done in the country.

They told their counterparts at corporate headquarters that the investigators were being too aggressive, and some of the company's top executives apparently agreed. Feeling Walmart had had enough bad publicity in recent years, they allowed the investigation to be concluded by a short report from José Luis Rodríguezmacedo, the head of Walmart México, who had himself been suspected of involvement. It largely blamed Cicero, claiming he had fabricated the allegations to conceal his own embezzlement from the company with the help of the gestores , one of whom was his wife's law partner.

Some Walmart executives found the report incomplete and contradictory, but the investigation was closed. None of the Mexican executives investigated were ever disciplined, and some were even promoted afterwards.

In December , several months before the story broke, Walmart announced it had begun an internal review of its FCPA compliance procedures. It was unclear how the Justice Department might respond. While the FCPA's five-year statute of limitations appeared to bar prosecution under that statute, falsified financial statements in the years since could be seen as obstruction of justice under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act , and acts taken to conceal the bribery investigation subsequent to could constitute conspiracy.

Walmart's product selection has been criticized by some groups in the past, primarily as viewed as a promotion of a particular ideology or as a response to its original rural, religious and conservative target market. In , Walmart removed certain men's magazines from its shelves, such as Maxim , FHM , and Stuff , citing customer complaints regarding their sexual content.

It has also refused to sell the December issue of WWE Magazine due to its controversial cover depicting The Rock doused with fire. Since , Walmart has not carried music albums marked with the Recording Industry Association of America 's RIAA's Parental Advisory Label although it allows R-rated movies and video games rated "Mature" , although it carries edited versions of such albums, with obscenities removed or overdubbed with less offensive lyrics.

To satisfy Walmart, the record label, Lost Highway Records , issued the album with an alternative cover, without recalling the original cover. Walmart has never carried Marilyn Manson albums, solely because of the controversy surrounding Manson's music, but recently began selling Nine Inch Nails albums after rejecting them for years. However albums carrying the label can be found in Canadian Walmart stores, for example.

In , Walmart announced that it would not stock emergency contraception pills in its pharmacies, not citing any particular reasons except for a "business decision" that was made earlier. Walmart has also been criticized for selling some controversial products. For example, in Walmart carried the anti-Semitic hoax [] The Protocols of the Elders of Zion in its online catalogue.

The Jewish civil rights organization Anti-Defamation League wrote to the President of Walmart on September noting the text, "has been the major weapon in the arsenals of anti-Semites around the world," and called on Walmart to, "unequivocally state the nature of the book and to disassociate itself from any endorsement of it. The company said that the copies were shipped to it by mistake and a Walmart spokeswoman said she did not "believe this particular product would appeal" to its customer base.

In January , Walmart was criticized for the recommendation system on its website which suggested that some black-related DVDs, such as Introducing Dorothy Dandridge and documentaries on Baptist minister and civil rights leader Martin Luther King, Jr. It quickly corrected the page, saying that it was a software glitch, but ultimately blamed the matter on human error.

A December report published by the Environmental Investigation Agency , a non-governmental agency, revealed that some furniture sold at Walmart was made from wood which had been illegally logged in protected Russian habitats for Siberian tigers and other wildlife. In Walmart was sued for selling fake craft beer. The beer is labeled and marketed as being produced by the non-existent "Trouble Brewery" but is actually made by WX Brands, a large corporate brewery that also makes Genesee beer.

At the end of , Walmart removed t-shirts which implied a promotion of violence, with the words 'Rope. This necklace has been on his neck since the day I gave it to him - has never been taken to any jewelry store or repair shop - and it is totally impossible that it has been switched by someone else we live alone and do not have guests - but the fact remains the same - he has NEVER taken it off since the day I gave it to him.

Went to sams yesterday and asked the butcher, have they stopped using pink slime in there meat? I think the public should understand how customer service works on a phone call. One store manager, 2 co-managers, 7-assistant managers, 6 zone managers, and 7 to 8 department managers, 6 or 7 customer service managers.

All of the managers, manage the rest of the employees, we will call them all part-time,lol. The only other full-time people are the unloaders we will refer to them as slaves. When a customer calls in, everyone with a walkie-talkie is asked to pick up line 2 or whatever! Everyone will expect the other to pick it up, so no one picks it up. Customers will call back multiple times trying to get someone of authority to answer the phone. The move shocked industry analysts who had heard nothing of the takeover until it was announced by Target CEO, Gregg W.

Steinhafel, at a news conference this morning. Steinhafel said the move consolidates two of America's largest corporations which will now work together to proudly represent U. It was the second-largest discount retailer in the United States.

The purchase of Wal-Mart Stores, Inc. Walmart wont pay a thing not even my doctors bills I need help!! My left knee cap is nothing but a scar from this and that I will have to live with the rest of my life. The clerk handed my prescriptions to the pharmacist in the consultation area, where the pharmacist proceeded to discuss each of my medication with me. I told him to stop. I told him that other people were standing behind me and my rights to privacy were being violated.

I demanded that he stop and said that I did not want this, and he only continued. He the pharmacist then said that this was the Wal-Mart policy and that he was following his instructions and that he was being videotaped to insure that he complied.

I then ask to speak to the manager, her name was Carla, and again explained the utter embarrassment that I had just been put through. So now Wal-Mart disrespects the dignity of a person. At this point I am looking into contacting my insurance company and HIPPA to determine what can be done to stop Wal-Mart from any further publicly disclosing my medical and prescription information.

I've been working with Walmart for around three years in asset protection. In that time; I've had some great success in the execution of any duties requested, I've received a number of awards in recognition thereof, and fostered a good relationship with the staff of my district.

So to say my degree of professional anguish is founded is like saying Santa Claus has a pointy red hat This tale of woe begins approximately one year ago, I executed an arrest on a subject that became violent, so I opted to place the accused into hand restraints. Long story short the accused bled all over me. The RCMP advised me that I should go to the hospital for a blood-borne-pathogen test, Canadian health care as it is had me wait for an additional 3 hours for treatment.

After my blood was sent to the lab I was released. I then returned to my store and "swiped" out. The following morning I was greeted by one of the districts "People's" managers, HR Gestapo she advised me that she thought it theft to pay me for waiting in a hospital room for injury treatment sustained on the job.

I advises her she would pay. Immediately proceeding this incident, I discovered an associate stealing and conducted a lengthy investigation. This investigations format made it impossible to take a lunch breaks during my observation period, only conclusion was to work through my lunch break, and not work the hours when the subject wasn't working.

On payday I was greatly disappointed to discover that the HR Gestapo automatically deducted an hour each day for lunch breaks, forcing me to loose two days pay per week After another war, the HR advised me that they would stop the hourly deductions however failed to back pay the hours deducted.

All was quiet on the Walmart front until 4 months ago when I discovered that they were not paying me for "time adjustment cards" Manuel method for payment when at a different store. Wage War Two started. At the conclusion I was paid in full what was "misplaced". However I must follow up constantly to insure payment for a days work. Fast forward to today. I returned from vacation to discover one time adjustment card for 5 hours was not entered, and that I am short two days pay for my vacation.

I am now planing on leaving the company, post haste, as I grow weary of these pay games. If I ever meet the CEO, I will ask "how do you expect to run a corporation when your staff is burning productive time insuring they get paid". I worked as a cashier for Wal-mart for just under 3 months when I was called into the back office. A front end manager told me I was to be corrected on my behavior because I left the gated area of the cash register that sold cigarettes in order to tidy the check out lanes that no one else bothers to tidy.

It was a few minutes before closing and there were no customers in the store. The manager began screaming at me with the same harsh tone a mother would use with a child who had severely misbehaved. I attempted to speak up but I could not. Every time I opened my mouth to speak, she would raise her voice and cut me off. I had sat there for about 10 minutes being screamed at and had not been allowed to speak once. The office was the size of a medium sized bathroom and there were 2 other managers in there with us overseeing.

I began to get extremely frustrated and upset and began to cry a bit. I immediately went into a panic attack. After a couple minutes of hyperventilating I began to black out and fell to the floor. The managers stood over top of me discussing what I was doing, whether I was acting or faking it and if any of them was aware that I had a condition. Twice they asked if I wanted an ambulance, both times I said yes, and then a third time I asked for an ambulance myself.

Finally after a few more minutes About 10 minutes total since the panic attack started they opened the door and I made a hazy dash for it. I ran out of the store and down the sidewalk, dizzy, lightheaded and blinded since I had lost my glasses in the commotion. I ran for my life. The store manager chased me down the street for over a mile. I was begging and pleading with her to leave me be, telling her she could clock me out, I was over 18 years old, and past my time to leave at the end of shift.

I had to run through a swamp which she refused to cross in order to escape and I called my friend and spent the night with him. I was afraid to even tell my mother where I was they called her because I was so afraid she would tell someone from walmart and they would come looking for me.

During my panic attacks I become afraid for my life and feel like it is being threatened even if it is irrational, while I was running from the manager, I outpaced her enough to start to feel more comfortable and explained this to her when I was begging her to leave me alone.

I told her it would help calm me down, she sped up and as she got closer the panic started coming back and that was when I ran for the swamp. I went with my friend at my side. They explained to me that I should have told them about my medical condition when I was hired because now they have no proof it actually exists. Even though it said right on their application that they are not allowed to ask me questions about medical conditions and I do not have to disclose them.

It had been over a year since my last one and I never thought working as a cashier would put me in a position to have one. She told me they would waive the 3 month period I must wait in order to be rehired at walmart because of the special circumstances and I could begin work at another location immediately.

A year later with no job I became desperate and finally applied at another walmart location. Who knows, maybe somebody someday will get the message. Well let me explain my situation. Im a 32 year old male Type 1 Diabetic, and I've not had any kind of health insurance for about a year and a half now so naturally, i can't afford my insulin so I'm forced to take an, "over the counter" insulin for the past year now, and its seems to do ok for me, and gets the job done.

Well, I learned a while back that Walmart actually sells my OTC insulin way cheaper than any other pharmacy around literally half the price so I've been going to Walmart pharmacies for my insulin for quite a while now. Well, sunday morning i realized that my vial was almost empty, so naturally, i knew i had to get up to Walmart to get my insulin at some point in the day before 6: I showed up at Walmart at 5: Well, i walked up the the shudders and could plainly see a pharmacy employee standing inside, well, just standing there doing nothing.

So i said "Sir, i don't know why you're closed early today, but i really need my insulin" seeing as I'm a diabetic, there really is no way around it, i HAVE to have it. He just said "sorry, we're closed" and i said "well sir, i know your business hours, and its not 6PM yet, so please just give me a vial of my insulin, this is basically considered a life or death situation to say the least" and while I'm saying this, he just shuts all the lights out in the back, as if this makes him just disappear, like he thought then i couldn't see him, when i could still see him plain as day standing there, and he just ignored me!

So then i say "sir, the insulin i need isn't even a prescription grade insulin, all you have to do is hand it to me, and i can just pay for it up front, which is how I've actually done it many times before. Well, he just continued to ignore me. It appeared as if he was just standing back there, watching the clock, waiting for 6 O'clock, on the dot, so he could bounce out of there.

Then i seen him going out the door at the back of the pharmacy, so i walked around to him, and it looked like i caught him off guard the way he spun around from trying to lock up, and i continued to beg and plead with him to please just give me a vial, and let me just pay for it up front, and that if he didn't give it to me i'd end up in the emergency room, or worse.

He couldn't care less about me or my insulin, that was obvious, and just said "Go tell the store manager, I'm off now" so i told him ok, thats what we'll do. So as we were walking, basically side by side towards the front of the store, he actually started SPRINTING and cut down an isle, and bolted straight out the front door! I was blown away.. So, i made it to the service desk and got a manager and explained to her what just happened, and she said she was so sorry, and told me to come with her to talk to the pharmacist.

When i told her he had already left the store, she looked at her watch and even said "how could he already be gone? I was up all night, getting sicker, and sicker. I was convulsing and throwing up harder and worse than i ever have in my life. I could barely walk, let alone remain coherent.

My fiancé had to call off work for the day and go straight and get me my insulin that morning. I basically started going into shock. Things got real bad, real quick. I could have went into a coma, or way worse. After she gave me my insulin shot, and got me calmed down, and i quit throwing up, after so many hours i slowly started to come back around, and we avoided calling which everybody i know is giving me hell because i didn't , and i could have died from this completely avoidable incident.

As of right now, my family is going to take me to the local ER tomorrow morning so i can get treated and probably admitted so they can try to get my levels back on track, and have some tests done to check the damage thats been caused. I just really wanted to share my story with everybody so they know what caliber of people Walmart hires to work in their pharmacies. I can't fathom how someone could possibly be qualified to work in a pharmacy when they have no concept whatsoever of the importance of insulin to a diabetic…Its scary to even think about really.

Saturday, August 13, Tuesday, July 12, Walmart says: Worked at Walmart for about a year, my fiance started shortly after. We had just signed a lease on a duplex and contracts for utilities etc and got our first place together.

I have worked on my credit for a long time now. A couple of months ago I injured my back at work causing me to miss quite a bit of time. When I returned for full duty I seemed to return to a passively hostile work environment.

My manager began scheduling me for lower and lower hours. Then my schedule began changing late in the evening after I had left without any notice.

Luckily I had email alerts on and my phone would chime. Well I was scheduled off on a Monday. Made plans to drive down and visit my parents. After already leaving that day I checked my email on some down time and found an email from Well, no big deal it's happened a lot recently.

I check my schedule and they had changed my schedule to say I was supposed to be there at 7am that day Monday which of course caused me to miss the day. After this incident my schedule changed again that night. The previously current week and both future posted weeks read "Not Currently Scheduled". I called them and asked if I was fired. They told me no and I left it at that and began searching for a new job. A few weeks went by and no new job, but I still get new schedules saying "Not Currently Scheduled".

I called and asked if this was an attempt to let me go. The manager I talked to said he knew nothing of the situation and that I am currently still an employee. A month later and not able to pay our bills and savings gone I file for unemployment. By "coincidence" I believe retaliation my fiance's manager approached her the day after the request happened and told her she is getting an involuntary vacation. We checked her schedule and for the foreseeable future she is "Not Currently Scheduled".

She tries very hard at work and is very passive and quiet and doesn't backtalk. They tell her today they can't schedule her because they don't have the hours available, but recently hired 2 new people for her department and gave them the hours that they used to give her. As a result we are now unable to pay our bills and my credit that I have worked my entire adult life to keep pristine is about to take a HUGE hit.

I have contacted a lawyer, and he informed me there is nothing we can do and it is a form of "Constructive Termination". Basically they keep you hired until you either quit or find a new job so that you can't file unemployment against them. As a result my unemployment has just been a giant fight and it doesn't look like it's going to happen.

We are going to lose everything we have worked for, because of Walmart and how it cares for it's employees and their well-being. I have been working at WalMart for a little over a month now and I just got my paycheck last week. It was half of what I actually earned! They didn't add the 30 hours I worked to my paycheck. I have been relying on unemployment because of this and now unemployment is on my ass saying that they may have overpaid me!

I was quite shocked to get the letter and I hope that they understand my situation but that's only half of the problem with how WalMart has treated me. I asked my Front End Manager when new people get paid and she said that the checks should be in personnel. I followed one of the other front end guys to personnel and called Accounting. The guy with me said that Accounting was busy and that they would be here shortly and told me to wait for them.

She of course didn't believe me and called Accounting. She talked to the wrong person and had a "Gotcha" look on her face. She practically threw my paycheck at me and said "HERE! She treated me like I was some kind of ingrate and that I should be grateful for having a job!

I told my manager and she said don't worry about it. You don't know pain and despair until you have worked at WalMart. Their latest commercial of "successful" associates is absolute BS! The Store Manager has the authority to make a final decision for all returns. Below are exceptions to the general ninety 90 day rule. All of the exceptions listed below require the merchandise be returned with a receipt. As an added convenience for customers, items Drones, computers, camcorders, digital cameras, digital music players, e-tablets, e- readers, portable video players, GPS units, video game hardware, and prepaid cell phones purchased between Nov.

Receipted Returns If an item is returned within the allowable return period with a receipt, the refund will be returned to the original method of payment. Receipted returns after the allowable return period: With a receipt and if available, Walmart offers exchange or repair service through the manufacturer on select merchandise.

Non Receipted Returns Walmart will accept non-receipted return or exchange provided it meets the following conditions:.

If an item is returned within the allowable return period without a receipt and the refund verification process accepts it, the following options are available:.

Price adjustments will be given on prior Walmart purchases within 14 days of purchase with a valid Walmart receipt. A receipt with a valid transaction number TC is required to receive a refund on sales tax for returned items within the time period allowed by law in Connecticut, Massachusetts, and Rhode Island. Sustainable Seafood Over the past half century, demand for seafood has increased five-fold.

Meanwhile, an estimated 1 billion people rely on fish as their primary source of protein, while another million rely on the industry as their main source of income. We serve hundreds of millions of customers every year, and we advocate for them among suppliers to provide more sustainably produced products while maintaining the low prices customers expect.

As part of our efforts to provide our customers affordable, safe, and healthier food, Walmart is committed to expand and enhance sustainable sourcing to cover 20 key commodities.

At Walmart, we value our relationships with the seafood suppliers who are dedicated to providing the highest in quality and safety through practices that promote sustainable fisheries and social responsibility. We know that seafood is an important source of protein, nutrition, and income for people all over the world. Therefore, we aspire to find our customers safe, affordable, and sustainable seafood that does not negatively affect global communities or the environment.

Our goal is to build transparency and continuous improvement in the seafood supply chain so that we can build confidence and provide for our customers now and in the future. Walmart believes the health of species, fisheries and ecosystems around the world is good for the planet and important to people today and in the future. We are working with our suppliers and partners to track the management of fisheries from which our suppliers source so that we can promote a sustainable supply.

In addition, we care about the men and women in our supply chain and in the seafood industry as a whole, and we are concerned about the ethical recruitment and treatment of workers. While this is a complex issue, we are actively engaged in bringing together numerous stakeholders, NGOs and other private sector companies to help find solutions. Canned Tuna By , based on price, availability, quality, customer demand, and unique regulatory environments across our global retail markets, Walmart U.

When it comes to the issue of method of catch, Walmart will offer customer choice in select markets, based on local customer preference and market retail norms. The Standards apply throughout the supply chain, including vessels, hatcheries, feed mills, farms, and final processing facilities.

Walmart expects its suppliers to be transparent, to disclose facilities consistent with policy and make all facilities available for audit or inspection at any time, and to commit to continuous improvement. Suppliers are also encouraged to involve themselves in Walmart-led or -supported industry initiatives focused on improving responsible sourcing in seafood supply chains. We engage with our customers and stakeholders beyond the walls of our stores: This page will give you a better idea on how to engage with us in social media, what you can expect from us, and where to find more information.

Walmart's Twitter Engagement Guidelines Twitter asks a very basic question of its users: We welcome your thoughts on any and all of those topics. We are happy to help our customers and associates through Twitter and look forward to hearing from you. The posting and presence of content on Twitter and on this site does not necessarily mean that Walmart agrees with the content, ensures its accuracy or otherwise approves of it. Nothing in any Twitter page constitutes a binding representation, agreement or an endorsement on the part of Walmart.

At Walmart, our mission is our purpose: If you are a manager, please make sure you are familiar with our Social Media Management Guidelines, available on the Walmart Wire. Walmart customers expect products that are safe, affordable and sustainable. Sustainable Chemistry is the design of chemical products and processes that reduce or eliminate the use or generation of hazardous substances, both to humans and the environment.

Supplier formulations remain confidential from Walmart. Ingredient information for Walmart private brand products within the scope of the policy will be made available on Walmart.

The following categories of ingredients are commonly protected as trade secrets. When ingredients in these categories are trade secrets, they should be disclosed as follows: Scent ingredients may be listed as "Fragrance," on the label, but the formulator must indicate where detailed information can be found. The Walmart Sustainability Index will measure supplier compliance with the policy.

If a formulated consumable product is missing its online ingredient disclosure, please email sustainabilityassessment wal-mart. This includes developing and upholding our policies for ethical behavior for all of our stakeholders everywhere we operate.

Walmart Policies and Guidelines Find a list of Walmart's most frequently requested public policies and guidelines, including our store return policy, coupon policy and more. Each fresh pork supplier must have on-farm video monitoring for sow farms and will be subject to unannounced animal welfare video audits by an accredited and independent third-party.

Farms will be given 72 hours notice. Each fresh pork supplier must implement an internal annual animal welfare audit for all farms that includes a grading system and corrective action tracking. This must occur at all farms. Each supplier must make the documentation and results of the tracking and audit program available to Walmart as requested, but not less than twice annually.

Each supplier must not only ensure that key management personnel are PQA Plus Certified but also require each production site to ensure that key management personnel that handle pigs are PQA Plus Certified. Each site must participate in the NPB third-party verification pool.

Our goal is to build more transparency and confidence in the fresh pork supply chain and in the pork industry overall through the above program. Timeframe for Returns Our Returns Policy. Must be returned within 14 days with a receipt to obtain a refund or an exchange. Post-paid contract cellular devices may only be returned to the store of original purchase, in undamaged condition. Other contractually specified requirements may apply. Must be returned within 15 days with a receipt to obtain a refund or an exchange.

Drones, computers, camcorders, digital cameras, digital music players, e-tablets, e-readers, portable video players, GPS units, video game hardware, prepaid cell phones, hover boards, electric bicycles and radio controlled RC vehicles. Must be returned within 1 year with a receipt to obtain a refund or exchange. All perennials, trees, and shrubs. Holiday Extended Return Policy As an added convenience for customers, items Drones, computers, camcorders, digital cameras, digital music players, e-tablets, e- readers, portable video players, GPS units, video game hardware, and prepaid cell phones purchased between Nov.

Customer Reimbursement Receipted Returns If an item is returned within the allowable return period with a receipt, the refund will be returned to the original method of payment. If a customer has a receipt and the item was purchased with cash or check, the customer may receive a cash refund.

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