And then I came across this - and it's not about the penny. The tiny amount of money referenced here actually represents a much bigger issue. It's almost as if by supporting the retail giants we are encouraging an ultimate level of greed. Do we want to support that - especially when these chains already effect so many hard-working independent business owners - the ones who care about their communities? They choose to pay their employees decent wages; in many cases you see long-time workers in a family-owned business for ten, twenty - maybe even thirty years. They are taken care of by doing a good job because that benefits everyone; completely unlike a corporate structure.
"Take a guess how much the price of a 68-cent box of mac-and-cheese would increase if Walmart paid its employees a living wage. Twenty-five cents? A dollar?Try a single penny."
And this is the reason I boycott walmart. We survived before they came along; why would I need to fatten a CEO's bank account now?
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