I had this thought but wanted to remain objective to hear some other perspectives. Walmart requiring the Veterans to have just been released from active duty in the past 12 months .. that's the ridiculous part. I could have been more supportive if they would have allowed this to any/all Veterans.
@gangstabarbie - I'm guessing these are for more advanced roles than just min wage jobs. Management and similar jobs at Walmart don't pay bad at all. Store managers make $100k+
@LokaFreeThings2- I believe they are focusing on most recent veterans, but that doesn't mean they won't consider hiring all veterans.
Personally, I have a positive look on this. Walmart may have a bad rap, but they are actually doing something about a problem many other stores are doing nothing about. How many other stores are committing to hiring ____ veterans over 5 years? Hopefully more will follow.
bbattag (rep: 6.8k) posted Jan 15, 2013
I agree with gangstabarbie and lokafreethings.
This is just a way for Michelle to look like she's doing something for our country. In other words, it's BS.
There are many veterans who are homeless that have been home for quite some time now- why not work on getting them jobs!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
MdavidK30 (rep: 3.6k) posted Jan 15, 2013
@bbattag Hmmm I like your point-of-view on this. It is a possibility they could attract and hire veterans who aren't only recently discharged. I like your idea that others' may join in and it is something rather than nothing. Thank you for providing another viewpoint on this. I really enjoy listening to different perspectives on situations:)
@MdavidK30 Well...I do actually like Michelle Obama and she is really doing things for our country. One of the things I like about her is her involvement in fighting child obesity by visiting schools trying to change their menus to healthy foods and the get kids moving campaign she started. I'm not sure about other areas of her life but I do appreciate this work she does.
That being said, I do agree with you on providing jobs for the veterans who have been home and/or are homeless. More should be done about finding people jobs. It's a very big problem that I, unfortunately, suffer from too:/
I think most veterns will probably use there GI bill when they get out of service and go to college, or at least I would hope thats what they would do. I worked for SAMS Club for 20 years and finally had to get another job, they were going down hill at a very fast pace and I just couldn't stand working there any more!!
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