Yes times have changed drastically in the way one goes out to seek employment and our country as a whole has gone through tremendous change and will continue to do so.
This is where my heartfelt thoughts transpired me to write these words from being a former Wal Mart associate.
My employment with Wal Mart had been a bittersweet one for sure; it was evident that I had to make some serious and drastic changes in seeking new employment just for the sake of my sanity and respect for myself.
I came to the realization that everyday that I walked my way through the vestibule entrance I was becoming unhappy and even more depressed with each passing day.
I was tired of being overworked, being a partaker in an over abundance of multi tasking.
And I was not alone in my everyday displeasure, my personal view on the whole situation and how this company had gone from an associate friendly company to an almost slave driving mentality is well present when you look into the associates faces.
As a super power in the retail industry many feel that Wal Mart is losing its competitive edge when it comes to their treatment of associates. The late great founder of Wal Mart would be very displeased at how his philosophy is being abandoned due to the nature of many managers whom have no compassion; comprehensive understanding on what it takes to treat each and every associate with the utmost respect and dignity on a daily basis.
Greed has been the down fall of many great corporations. A company that employs so many people of many diverse backgrounds such as Wal Mart should have a more comprehensive understanding and knowledge on the social structure of good and decent employee respect.
There is no time frame nor does anyone have a crystal ball to know if Wal Mart will be retail Giant in the near future. Many other retail and super markets across the United States are taking notes on how Wal Mart veteran associates have been pushed about and in resolve decide to leave the company feeling disheartened on how they have been treated.
Wal Mart once had one of the best employee friendly work environments, but sad to say the real truth is they have fallen to the bottom of the totem poll.
The once rich fun work environments have now become hostile, making many employees stand up for the respect for the individual; this is what the late great Mr. Sam Walton stood for.
When you take a close look on the disgruntled associates and the uncompromising issues that are ever present, the morale and motivation comes from the leaders for whom are making vital decisions. When you have the courage to say that you have had enough and you will not compromise your self worth then you may have to take a closer look at your employer.
From this day on I will not patronize Wal Mart knowing what associates are subjected to on a day to day basis. And yes I feel for those employees who have 10 or more years invested in the company. There is much deep felt understanding of the many seniors that work at Wal Mart to just hold on to their benefits, but then again moving on can be a healthy resolve in finding a more suitable work environment.