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Do Walmart Workers Really Love Their Jobs?

John Loganbyline‚ Dec. 10‚ 2012

In an opinion piece in the San Francisco Chronicle on November 30, CEO of Walmart West, Michael Bender, states that, according to an internal survey conducted by management, 86% of the companyıs employees "love their jobs." But just how reliable is Walmartıs internal polling on employee attitudes? Walmartıs assertions are at odds with every national survey on employee satisfaction. In 2011, the Conference Board survey of U.S. households found that only 47% of Americans are satisfied with their jobs. Yet Walmart, which has among the lowest wages and worst benefits of any large corporation in the country, supposedly has a satisfaction rate of 86%?