Walmart vows ’every effort’ to keep disabled greeters

Walmart vows ’every effort’ to keep disabled greeters

Walmart has pledged to make ’every effort’ to find other roles for disabled workers who’d accused the retailer of targeting them as it prepares to eliminate the ’people greeter’ job at 1,000 stores. The company plans to eliminate the jobs from April 26. The company said it is working with each one of the workers ’on an individual basis’ with the goal of offering appropriate accommodations.

Scruffy Stoat
Scruffy Stoat 1 year

Non story, WalMart couldn't care less about your disability. By definition, it can't care about anything other than profit.

MightyMargulis 1 year

disabled or not, Walmart greeters have always seemed like a waste of money.

Virtual Signals
Virtual Signals 1 year

As a person who works in the field of supporting people with a disability I may be biased. While I understand the decision based on profit, I still think it is sad. The general public have little interactions with people with a disability and often stigmatise this group. These Walmart jobs have great exposure and provided the employees with a great sense of self-worth and membership of their communities.

beanie weaine
beanie weaine 1 year

I work at Walmart. Don’t expect Walmart to keep the greeters the decisions already been made they will go now, or later when your not paying attention. Walmart is a dying company who is trying to pinch every last dime from their customers and employees before they start closing stores and turning most of them into automated distribution centers. In ten years Walmart’s plan is to eliminate 80% of their work force and try to convince the public they are the new Amazon. Mark my words. And fuck Walmart.

Wheeleze Rides
Wheeleze Rides 1 year

In unrelated news, Walmart cuts costs by firing all able bodied greeters.

U WOT M8 1 year

Check receipts on the way out? Fuck off. Once I have bought the goods they are my property, Walmart is not a subscription store where arguably through your membership you agree to the stupid receipt/cart check.

dindu jujitsu
dindu jujitsu 1 year

How about checkers? I don't work for Wal-Mart.

david dindu
david dindu 1 year

they probably think itll get ppl to spend more money to keep them employed. all about the profits

MT144 1 year

I think it is a nice gesture to have greeters. Are they necessary? Of course not! Is it good for the society as a whole to have them employed in whatever capacity they can manage? Absolutely!

Trent Packard
Trent Packard 1 year

Providing for people with disabilities aside, I've always disliked the greeters at Walmart. Who wants to say hi when your just running some errands, and it's even worse when you feel obligated to repay the courtesy. Seems like a waste of money and an annoying imposition. maybe that's just me tho.

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