Just Don’t Blame the Polo Shirt: Wal-Mart Program Fails to Impress

Wal-Mart, which has been under fire for years over its labor policies started a new employee appreciation outreach program called “Associates Out in Front,” but the program doesn’t seem to be soothing angry employees. One part of the program was giving a custom polo shirt to employees after 20 years of service. Don’t get me wrong, employee apparel can make a great gift, but a polo shirt will probably never be perceived as an appropriate gift to mark 20 years of service, or compensation for other practices that are perceived as unfair. As one support manager said, ““They are going to spend $15 on a Polo for you after 20 years? Give me a break. We would rather they lift the wage caps.” frown face

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