Friday, February 20, 2015

A Retail Raise

Walmart, the world's largest retailer, is hiking wages. This is good news for many workers, but I am less than happy with the nearest Walmart. The Bashford Manor Walmart in Louisville has very few associates who speak and understand sufficient English to help their English as a first (and maybe only) language customers. It is like trying to shop at a miniature United Nations but a UN with no translators. It is as polyglot as the Tower of Babel and most of the staff make just as much sense to me when I shop there as babble. It is hard though to beat the prices though I am sure some of the merchandise was manufactured by slave labor in Communist China. It seems you may sacrifice good customer service to save money at Walmart.

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