Walmart Please give Grandma a ChairI was just at my local Walmart. For all the bad you can think of Walmart, the one, and possibly only, good thing I see in Walmart is they employ elderly people to be their door greeters. Many of these people are in their 70s or even older. They have to work because Social Security will not pay the bills.
This is great, except that Walmart will not give them a chair to sit in. These elderly people, who are THE THING that sets Walmart out above most other retailers, are a great part of the shopping experience at Walmart. Yet, they have to stand for hours and are only allowed to go to the restroom when they get a break.
Meanwhile, the 20-something assistant managers who don’t even know how to do their own jobs are very rude and disrespectful to these elderly people. These young twerps have the nerve to tell the elderly people that they better not sit down and they better not go to the restroom. Many of these same assistant managers can be seen taking countless restroom breaks of their own.
@Walmart, get these people a chair. Give them a bottle of ice water. It is 90 to 100+ degrees outside in Texas in September and you have them wearing a vest, at the door where all the heat from outside comes in. You have them stand FOR HOURS at a time.
You do not allow them to have a drink with them. I want to see every manager of every Walmart that does not allow their door greeters to sit and have something to drink with them to stand a shift at the door under the same circumstances. And, if the CEO of the blasted place is worth his pay, he will be standing alongside of the manager for at least one shift every week. You cannot leave the door except for a 15 minute break, just like the door greeters do.
Walmart, thank you for employing these people, but think about how you are treating them.
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