Monday, October 02, 2006

Wal-Mart to add more part-timers and wage caps...

According to this story in today's New York Times, Wal-Mart has decided to replace many full-time employees with part-timers. In this way they will not have to pay benefits. The part-timers will be expected to be available 27/7.

The company says the changes are to better serve customers. Workers say the new employment policies reduce already modest incomes and strain employees' personal lives.

I don't shop at Wal-Mart because of the way they exploit employees. It is the underpaid workers who make those "cheap prices" possible.