Monday, May 3, 2010

this is what i have so far,

Wal-Mart is a company that shows there overwhelming support for their

staff by paying them under minimum wage, but gives them expensive health

insurance that employees can not afford. Employees do not need food, clothes ,

or shelter what they can use is a company that cares enough to pay them more

not less so that these employess can live a comfortable life. But this is the real

world and Wal-mart is not big brother but big business, that cares more for there

bottom line than the ottom of there employees belly, who can not afford food for

there families. Wal marts can care less. According to the article "Up agaianst

wal-mart" by Karen Olsson, stated after three years with the company

McLaughlin earns only $16,800 a year. "I’m considered high - paid" says

McLaughlin. McLaughlin also quoted that "The way they pay you, you cannot

make it without a second job or someone to help you, unless you have been

working there for 20 years or you’re a manager.

Do you think companies should have any responsibility on society as a

whole? well i personally think they should. all companies should have intergrity.

Wal- mart as a whole has used underhanded tactics , for example hiring firms to

abolish employees from unionizing.martain levitt who worked with the avoidance

program union commented "anyone supporting a union is slapping the

supervisor in the face" .Another example of Walmarts unethical business

practices was in minneaplo where UFCW local 789 was able to form a union for

the meat cutting workers at wal-mart. walmarts reaction was to close the meat

cutting department all nation wide.

Walmarts tyranny began in the companies humble beginings in north

eastern Arkansas , where Wal- Mart founder Sam Walton paid many of his

clerks under the minimum wage of the 1970's era. Sam Walton was very

business savy on the sale front but as well with escaping government scrutiny by

finding loop holes in the 1970 Fair Labors Standard Act, which he found a

provision to pay workers less because of a small business clause.

As far as any actions that should be taken; or taken by whom, i believe the

federal government should step in to correct the many injustice that were

implemented by walmart. first, they have to regulate the hours, increase pay

decrease health insurance and other expenses, give more oppurtunity to women

to attain management positions. Hour regualtion should be the first task at hand

for the government to be in.....

Wednesday, March 17, 2010


this class seems like its gone be very interesting. i know I'm going to ace it, so I'm not worried about that. we should always have group conversations based on every day life. more debates, i love debating. I'm a type of person that love getting my point across.

Alittle about my life.

Hello everyone, my name is Tynisha Denise Aiken and i am a freshmen at Laguardia community college, and i am 19 years old. I was born and raised in Brooklyn, new york august 12, 1990. i have this thing for zodiac signs. Anyone can tell me their birthday and off the back i know what sign they are. i live with my grandma,because both my parents are dead beats. i have 6 brothers and one sister on my dad side and one brother and one sister on my mom side. A lot of times when I'm talking about my family, i usually talk about the good things that most of them do and i pretend i have this perfect family. Perfect example; my aunt and my uncle who i used to live with, my aunt is a vet doctor and my uncle works for the government. I was in this weird state of mind always telling people they were my parents because i was proud of what they were doing and how positive they were because i dnt have parents like that. Exactly how everyone wanted to be just like "the Brady bunch" or the Cosby family i had those dreams as well. This has been going on since i was in third grade. it is important to me that i stay in school, and eventually become successful so one day ill have kids of my own and learn the responsibility's of being a parent, and my children can be proud of my husband and i careers, so they can can grow up and do the same.

sunny day outside

just picked out this template what do you think?