Friday, November 03, 2006

Shame on Walmart...

for requiring their employees to be to work on time and to not take too many sick days. How dare they expect people to show up to work on time. It has been a long time since I have been part of the non-educational work force, but has it become okay to show up to work late? I taught high school students and they seemed to have no real appreciation for being on time. They didn't understand why being late for class would get them in trouble--neither did their parents for that matter. Many of them would show up late for work on a regular basis and only on occasion did they lose a job for it. Has it become so hard to teach a basic work ethic?

People are up in arms about Walmart's new policy. I am somewhat perplexed as to what people have against others showing up to work on time. Really. What has the world come to? People expect to be able to show up late and keep their job, as if working is some sort of right. It's not a right. It is an employers right to fire you if you don't do as they say. Walmart is giving them 4 chances (maybe 5) before they are handed their walking papers. I mean, wake up US. We have become so complacent and so apathetic and carry with us a sense of entitlement, is it any wonder that most of the world is smarter than we are and that our jobs are leaving? Maybe if we worked hard and weren't expected to be paid more than a job is worth, jobs would stay in America. There is a reason why immigrants are taking jobs. GOT A WORK ETHIC.


Ginger said...

Amen to that!

Mocha said...

It's the life of the Priveleged being lived by everyone these days. EVERYONE thinks they are priveleged enough to make decisions that have no consequences.

People are stupid.

You? Are nice.