Walmart Increasing Morale by Getting Rid Of Celine Dion Songs
With critics increasingly pressuring Walmart to improve conditions for their employees, the company has implemented some new, significant changes in policy.
When you think about bad conditions for workers, you might think of danger, lack of hygienic work spaces, low wages, or abusive management.
But apparently Walmart has been subjecting its employees to something far worse.
Yep, Walmart employees have been subjected to hours and hours of Celine Dion's music. But, thanks to all of the complaints about how they treat their workers, that's changing!
Wal-Mart is also changing the music in its stores and will have a DJ based in its corporate marketing department that will pick the music piped to all the stores. Before it was allowing stores to pick their own music, which sometimes led to a single CD being placed on endless repeat.
According to the Washington Post, the CD was a frequent punch line in executives' presentation to workers, including when a puppet character named Willie joked that being a Wal-Mart worker was getting dangerous. When Mike Moore, executive vice president of supercenters, asked why, Willie replied, "One of my fellow associates recently developed a serious eye-tic from hearing Celine Dion's greatest hits on loop in our stores." Justin Bieber was also apparently featured on the CD.
That sounds incredibly cruel. The company is responding to other issues, including the extreme temperatures in the winter and summer, and revamping the dress code to be more flexible.
But let's be honest, the important part is getting rid of Celine and the Biebs.