Wal-Mart Essay Comparison These essays that talk about Wal-Mart and how the company is ran are, "The Case for Wal-Mart", and also "Down and Out in Discount America", both of these essays have their own points of view on how Wal-Mart operates as a company and how it treats the employees and customers. One essay feels that Wal-Mart is a good thing for the economy while the other feels that it is a bad thing. The first essay, "The Case for Wal-Mart", says that there are many accusations against Wal-Mart.
They state that they don't pay the workers in other countries enough money.They also state that they do not pay their part time workers any benefits. The essay does state that they give Jobs to people that should not be able to have a Job because of their disabilities and no other place would hire them, so Wal- Mart is a perfect Job for them. It is stated that Wal-Mart does not sell some items that they don't find family friendly, but people can choose what they want to buy and what they don't want to buy. In "The Case for Wal-Mart", it talks about how Wal-Mart employees are paid low wages compared to a lot of other Jobs and careers.
They say that Wal-Mart is the mployer that hires people that haven't had college and aren't as educated as people that work at other places. They state that the union organizers' inability to unionize the company make it even worse but at the same time it gives the people with less of an education a Job. It says that it destroys small towns because they buy property in rural areas and open up to people so that they have access to convenient shopping and can get products at unbeatable prices. The essay says that Wal-Mart is a unique target for its bigness.It states that Americans like to attack bigness and that there are things that American's don't like, uch as clout and domination. The thing that Wal-Mart does is sell merchandise that are priced too low.
It makes consumers buy products there rather than at the other local places and that forces those places out quickly. Then Wal-Mart can raise their prices back up to what they should be and people are left with Wal-Mart being the only place that they can get those things. It says that Wal-Mart should be able to do that because they are only hurting their own sales by lowering the prices so much.They also say that if Wal-Mart was doing that then they wouldn't be able to succeed n a small town because the people would be able to catch on to what they are doing and stop it. There then wouldn't be enough people shopping there to keep the store running. It is stated that in a free market, any big business will drive small businesses out.
The essays says that it is better for people to be able to shop at Wal-Mart because they can get way better prices than they would be able to get at a small local store.There are many selections at Wal-Mart and you can find anything you need all in one place. You are able to buy things, and then if you decide later that you don't like what ou bought, it can be taken back to the store for a full refund with no questions asked. That would not be possible in a small local store.
People have the right to shop wherever they want to, and also have the right to persuade others not to shop at Wal- The essay ends by saying that Wal-Mart employees a lot of people, provide lots of things you need all in one place, and gives millions to charities every single year.If it weren't for Wal-Mart, people would not be able to have the same convenience anywhere else. There is no reason to hate Wal-Mart because it does you no good, and t is not going to change the way that Wal-Mart does anything. It says at the end that no matter where people are or what they need, Wal-Mart will be there and they will give people what they need when they need it. The other essay was against Wal-Mart more than it was for it. It was stating that the things that they do are wrong and that they shouldn't be able to do the things that they do.
The two essays weren't similar in many ways. They both seemed to have strong feelings about the things that they were stating. The second essay, "Down and Out in Discount America" has a slightly different point of view on things. They start off by letting you know that on the biggest shopping day of the year, Wal-Mart did not meet its expectations for selling things as cheap as they advertised them to be.
They are trying to tell you that Wal-Mart advertises low prices but can't really make them that low.It states that Wal-Mart makes prices low by trying to attract low income people and especially women. They want them to shop there because it is the only place that they can afford and they know that they will get all they can for their money there. They state that Wal-Mart stores get planted in the center of poor towns.
It is stated that Wal-Mart is Just making money off of poverty. Saying that Wal-Mart reaches out to the poor, and then pays their employees low wages so that they have to shop their also. Putting their money right back into Wal-Mart.Wal-Mart employees make about $8 an hour and they have to make less than that if they want insurance or any benefits. They state that Wal-Mart violates laws protecting workers' organizing rights and has fired people for trying to get a union in the company. They say that there are many cases of Wal-Mart getting sued for not paying enough and for not ollowing women's rights.
The essay tells you that since Wal-Mart pays their employees low amounts of money, the workers are easily able to relate to the shoppers because they feel like they are the same type of people.Workers make little money, and so do the customers shopping there. A lot of employees say that they started working at the store because they shopped there. They know where everything is already and they feel that they know the workers there as well. People that work there say that they give the shoppers all of the attention that they need and love helping them out with their shopping. These essays both seem to make good points and they get their points across well.
I lean more towards the side of Wal-Mart being an honest company.Wal-Mart is doing anything wrong by having low prices, I don't know anyone who doesn't want to go somewhere and shop where they can get the lowest prices possible. There aren't many places that have everything you want all in one place and also have them priced as cheap as they do. Having low prices Just doesn't seem like a bad thing and to me no price is too low. The parts where the essays state that workers in other countries are underpaid ould work there if the wages were completely unbearable and there were other jobs around. If they feel they are making a decent living in their economy then it is okay.
I have never seen these places and can't say much about it but all Jobs there could be horrible. Some things at Wal-Mart are made in the United States and those products are also priced cheap. To the part about only poor people shopping at Wal-Mart, I disagree. All varieties of people shop at Wal-Mart because of the low prices. Just because someone makes a bunch of money doesn't mean that they don't think about how they spend it and where all of it goes.
I go to Wal-Mart for almost anything that I need because I know it will be there and I know it will be at a good price.I myself work at a grocery store that isn't Wal-Mart yet I still prefer to shop at Wal-Mart Just to save money, I don't see a point in spending money when I don't have to. All in all, the essays were both well written and gave good points. There are some bad things that Wal-Mart does but there are also other big companies that do the same things.
People have the right to shop wherever they want and if they don't like to shop at Wal-Mart then that is their choice and they can go wherever they want for their items.