Social Media Calling for a Boycott of Walmart
Cancel Culture is in full effect right now. This time Walmart is feeling the wrath of social media. Last week it was brought to light that Walmart does not pay its employees and staff extra to work on the holidays.
Now retailers aren't legally required to pay employees overtime for working holidays. However, many stores like Target, Macy's, and JCPenney still do. Instead of paying their workers overtime for working during Thanksgiving or Christmas, the market instead offers employees 10% and 15% discounts. Not to mention, the 15% discount is only available for two days.
"We simplified our paid time-off policies in 2016 to combine vacation, holiday, sick and personal time into one bucket," a Walmart representative told Business Insider. "As part of that change, we no longer offer holiday pay. We did this to give our associates greater flexibility and more choice to use their time off when and how they want to. Also as part of that change, associates can now roll over and cash out unused time off at the end of the fiscal year."
Appalled by the mistreatment, shoppers are now calling for everyone to boycott Walmart for the rest of the holiday season..