Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Wal-Mart: Villified or Sanctified?

Wal-Mart has been reputed to be the ruin of many a mom and pop store in neighborhood locales, or is it a savior in these tough economic times? Charles Platt, a former senior writer for Wired magazine, went undercover and worked at Wal-Mart for a period of time to find out what the place is really like. His conclusion:

“Based on my experience (admittedly, only at one location) I reached a conclusion which is utterly opposed to almost everything ever written about Wal-Mart. I came to regard it as one of the all-time enlightened American employers, right up there with IBM in the 1960s. Wal-Mart is not the enemy. It's the best friend we could ask for.”

His whole experience, which is quite an interesting one, recounted here.

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