Good morning Doug McMillon! This is Linda from store #2857 in Kansas City Missouri. I read the interview CEO Inherited Big Problems. Whatever you inherited the associates/management inherited 3 times as worst. Their voices, spirits, and the ability to fight back has been stripped away. I wish Money.cnn.com had gotten in contact with me. Grading your performance would be very easy. You get an F. Why? Doug, you wasn’t honest with the associates. You know Doug, it’s very troubling the associates at store #2857 hasn’t taken an interest to learn more about the company. The associates/management rights are violated on a daily basis. Through the fog there is not one glimmer of HOPE or CHANGE. There is no OPPORTUNITY at Walmart. The biggest confusion for the associates is focusing on the money and not understanding how Walmart really works. Maybe you could give me a glimmer of HOPE and CHANGE on my belated birthday by answering some of my questions. How would you restore TRUST to the associates? Do you think the associates will be able to TRUST you when they find out your raise increased by 168%? Why were the associates hours cut? Why did the associates have to kill their overtime? What! Profit before the people. Is this the reason why Walmart remained neutral in the debate of raising the minimum wage?
Doug increase had to come first. Doug came into the company at 9.5 million dollars and his salary has skyrocketed to 25.6 million dollars. WOW! Can you explain how your money package work? The associates worked extremely hard to keep Walmart on the map. Don’t you think the associates raise should be increased to $15.00 dollars an hour? Bernie Sanders, senator from Vermont, strongly advocates for increase wages of associates to help lift Walmart associates out of the poverty level. I just wanted to let Senator Bernie Sanders know I agree with him whole-heartedly and I was paying attention. The 2% increase for the associates with the salary cap was quite disturbing. I feel the associates got milked. Why hasn’t there been a salary cap on David Glass, Lee Scott, Mike Duke, and Bill Simon Salaries? How is it possible that the 1% is rewarded for their INTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS? These guys handle the scandals, got paid, and remain on Walmart’s board. Why didn’t everyone from Walmart get a salary increase across the board? Doug McMillon did not fail to almost TRIPLE his salary but he cares about the ASSOCIATES. Who wears the face of INEQUALITY? Aka Babyface Nelson steps out on stage to appear innocent and naive knowing all along it is about POWER, CONTROL, and MONEY. Walmart brought along the face of Doug McMillon to convince the associates and the people Doug is a sheep and not a wolf dressed up in sheep clothing. Body language tells more than words. I wanted the Knights of the Round Table MSNBC to know this article is located at Money@readingeagle.com.
In Doug’s interview with CNN Money he stated he listen to his critics Mike Duke and Lee Scott. I found the article about Mike Duke, Ex Walmart CEO’s Deferred pay: $140 million dollars quite interesting. WHOOO! I feel like I’m reading about Alphonse “Al” Capone and his strong-arm guy Frank Nitti (Francesco Raffaele Nitto). Reading about Mike Duke and Lee Scott the 1% People Behind The Walmart Empire is quite an educational moment. WOW! Lee Scott at that Time owned $200 million dollars in stock shares. In the year 2006 Lee Scott receive one of those packages that boosted his salary to $29.7 million dollars. Doug needs to explain what is inside those PACKAGES. What is wrong with the associates PACKAGES? Why is it always the person at the bottom who has to sacrifice so much? In 2005 Lee Scott salary was $15.7 million dollars. Lee Scott got a 100% increase the next year. Is Doug McMillon trying to become the next 140 million dollar man? What is Doug McMillon trying to learn from his critics? I guess the associates really did not get a real increase nor escape from poverty. How can Doug McMillon convince the associates he is listening to the people instead of listening to the 1% and their money? How can Doug McMillon convince the associates that Walmart work for the associates and customers?
Has the minimum wage Roll Out an admission of guilt or shame on Walmart behalf? I never like 2% milk but WHOLE milk is fattening. The perception of low-end jobs will always remain at Walmart as long as the 1% Behind Walmart’s Empire receive 100% plus in salary increases with no caps. It looks like it doesn’t matter what INTENTIONAL BEHAVIORS the 1% Force Behind Walmart’s Empire displays. Where are the OPPORTUNITIES in Walmart? Who benefits the most from Walmart’s Opportunities? Is this how the Empire Strikes Back? The salaries Doug McMillon’s crew received made me see STARS. Money matters can definitely cause WARS. All those years George Lucas was watching The Walton’s. John Boy and his brothers are now the upgraded version of the Koch Brothers. Who are the UNTOUCHABLES?
Our President had a town hall meeting. He pointed out the laws Congress would not pass to promote equality for the people. The President gave me a huge birthday president. His Selma Speech was riveting. “Don’t throw away your voice.” I will try to strike every chord. Appeasement had no place in the President decision-making process. We have a President who understands the development of cognitive abilities. The associates voices are in a coma. Store #2857 is in great danger. This is the next ConAgra incident waiting to happen. The Congress in this region would be Gerald Hendrickson-Market Team Manager, Patrick Shanks-Director of Operations, Delinda Davis-HR. This store is in big trouble psychologically, physically, and emotionally. Why? Randall Addison wants control over the register tape, boxes of bags at the front-end, and the toilet tissue in the bath room. The worse message any corporation can send is you can get any employee for a dime a dozen. Randall Addison has sent the message. The associates/management is in FEAR of losing their jobs and pushed out before they can retire. The retaliation, verbal abuse, harassment, discrimination (age/race) and the excessive surveillance is blatant. Many associates have fled the store to other stores. It is TIME for their Congress to get off their A… and do something. Many complaints have been reported and their Congress has turned a blind eye. The associates/management is in FEAR of worse punishment if they step outside of Walmart and ask for help. It is Time for their Congress do their part before someone die from the stress of all the unrealistic demands made by Randall Addison, before the associates drink themselves to death, over medicate themselves or someone gets killed. I care about the associates and the customers, I am not afraid, and appeasement ain’t happening. I requested that an Independent Investigation by both Attorney Generals (Federal and State) and the Department of Labor Secretary Thomas Perez be brought in. The mental abuse the associates/management has suffered is UNBELIEVABLE! This will be the second store Randall Addison would have taken down. Stop recycling people who needs to be fired. Take responsibility! What happens when the pattern of behavior doesn’t change? INTENTIONAL BEHAVIOR!
Doug McMillon had a town hall meeting. For years different teams handpick by Walmart stood by and acted just like Congress. Associates in the store lost faith in HR. Directives were followed and HR did ab-so-lute-ly nothing. They had no plan. Appeasement is the number one rule to a solution. Walmart works for Walmart and not the associates. Just like our Congress works for the 1% and NOT the people, Walmart is the 1%. Yes, I did see the Town Hall Meeting. I would like for the associates to turn their attention to the World’s High Net Worth Selfie: 1 trillion Dollars. Look whose face is gleaming over the 257.4 Billon dollar company he runs. Doug McMillon of course! This was the net worth of Walmart in 2014. Makes your head spin. I recall Doug McMillon stated he had issues with Trust. The moderator ask questions at the Disruptive Innovators! World Economic Forum Annual Meeting 2014 which can be revisited on YOUTUBE. I have issues with all the money Walmart receives and their employees got nothing but abused. I like to hold a letter town hall meeting. It is too cold in Kansas City, Missouri for outside protesting. I thought it would be innovative and sit by the computer with my favorite cup of tea. Maharaja Chai Oolong tea which is really good and protest against Walmart. Walmart the ones with Bad Business Practices and False Information. Walmart gets everything wrong about the associates and destroys the Credibility of the associated. One of Walmart strategies to get away with not paying UNEMPLOYMENT BENEFITS to the associates whom they fire. Constructive Discharge is the bigger picture. NOT THE MONEY but the BENEFIT. Who escape paying? Welcome To Walmart.
Will Doug McMillon ever consider cutting the big dollar salaries and bonuses off the board? This would be a way to really increase the employees salaries. Doug McMillon can take a lesson from Raymond Burse. This is what I call leading by example. Raymond Burse, President Of Kentucky University, Takes $90,000 Pay Cut To Give 24 Minimum Wage Workers A Wage. Just think Doug McMillon if the Empire Strike Back and start donating parts of their salary who knows it might help restore faith and hope. That’s right, Walmart foundation has a policy if you don’t like the foundation’s agenda the people behind the scene cannot be voted out. That idea might really piss your boss off and Doug may no longer be allowed on the trillion Dollar Selfie. Can CEO Doug McMillon say “Ya-Hoo-oo-oo? The same model probably would apply to their board members and management in the stores. Bottom line, there is no job creation in the world of Walmartization. Who runs a nation of privatization of schools? Walmart supports charter schools and vouchers. When Public Schools fail they are out. Private sector fails they get bailed out. What areas are always targeted? Exactly! Low income areas are always the mark. Look what Scott Walker, governor of Wisconsin did to Wisconsin University. Scott Walker cut 300 million dollars from this public university. Scott Walker privatized K-12 educations. This undermines public education. Was this a scene taken right out of Walton’s playbook? Who contributed mega bulks to the Keystone XL Tar Sand Pipeline? Correct! The Walton’s shuffled out mega bulk to have the pipeline go through. It boils down to damaging the environment (sustainability), low-wage jobs, and undermining education through privatization. We are back to POWER, CONTROL, and MONEY. How can Doug McMillon separate himself from the ideology of WALTON’S PLAYBOOK and say he cares about the associates and the people? Are we looking at a failing Dynasty without a legacy?
Doug McMillon (CEO Walmart Inc.), Judith McKenna (Chief Operating Officer US Walmart), and Gregg Foran (President and CEO Walmart US) you wanted to know what the associates Hear, See, and Feel. The associates at store #2857 HEAR they are worthless, they can be replaced, NO ONE WILL EXCEED EXPECTATION, management vacations will be stripped away if they do not have the back room straighten out in 2 weeks, NO EXCUSES, they work too slow, constant shouting, bullying, and cursing. The associates/management SEE a store manager spiraling downward out of control, manipulative, angry, a bully, and insecure along with 2 co-managers as his watchdogs. The associates/management see themselves being ripped apart and demeaned in front of each other and customers. The associates/management can no longer believe in Walmart 3 basis beliefs when the store manager has violated every belief. The associate FEEL the hurt, pain, shame, of never being able to do enough. The appeasement has caused a mental death and a coma induced by FEAR. There is no HOPE, CHANGE, OPPORTUNITY and FUTURE in Walmart at least not at store #2857 location.
I am not the Voice of Walmart but an associates who truly cares. I have a VOICE and a CHOICE and I will not throw my VOICE away. I am not asking the associates/management to believe in me but to BELIEVE IN THEMSELVES. I understand the consequences for standing up and holding Walmart accountable. Walmart size should never matter when it comes to accountability. I have paid the price over and over again. I will continue to file with HUMAN RIGHTS COMMISSION whenever my rights are violated. There is a path we must all choose. My walk has brought me back home. I understand the meaning of I will cross that bridge when I get there. SELMA is the reflection of TIME to look back and move FORWARD and to continue to Hope for Change.