Lately, however, Walmart has decided to make every day Christmas by hiring temps all the time, which means they get to sidestep benefits and health care for new employees. So if anything happens in that employee's life -- like they need to care for a family member or if they get sick -- Walmart can just fire them and hire someone else. Plus, they can use temp workers to cut the hours of their full-timers. Win-win! Coupled with the fact that their employees are specifically forbidden to talk to the media about their jobs, the retailer looks more like an extra-low-rent James Bond villain every day.
Paying Their Employees With a Debit Card (Packed With Hidden Fees)
One McDonald's in Pennsylvania has brought payroll into the next century by paying employees through a convenient debit card. On the surface, it sounds like a decent deal -- the paycheck is deposited onto a JP Morgan Chase Bank debit account, which you can then spend on cigarettes and denim and other products that regular humans like to buy. No pay stubs, no signatures, no awkward drive-through bank conversations where you pretend to have eight kids in the car to get nine lollipops. Everything is streamlined and simple.
Trading eight hours of your life for chicken and beer has never been easier.