We stopped shopping at Walmart around the time Erik visited China for work. He was sent there to visit the violin factories and take notes basically. He took a ton of pictures around China and witnessed in person the kind of factories Walmart uses.
I used to like Walmart back when I was in college because it was cheap and a fun place to mill around for a few hours. You could get a cd, some makeup and some clothes detergent in one trip. We really loved visiting at 4am when it was open 24 hours around the holiday season.
Then Target started popping up and I realized Walmart’s quality was just awful so I started shopping at Target instead. I’m sure Target isn’t much better than Walmart and I suppose someday I may want to avoid them too.
We just watched Walmart: The High Cost of Low Price and it was utterly disturbing. I learned about how horribly they treat their employees and how we (as tax payers) have to pay for their health insurance (Medicade) because the one Walmart offers is too expensive.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â Walmart would rather we pay their health insurance instead of them.
Walmart also treats the workers overseas in such an awful way it makes me sick to my stomach. Some young woman slaved over a toy so we could buy it for $14.99 but it actually cost them around $.18 to make it?
I had no idea how much Walmart is sued and how many small town stores they’ve driven out of buisiness.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I recommend you see this movie and come to your own conclusion.Ãƒâ€šÃ‚Â I know the low costs are not worth the high price in the end.