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Big business: Wal-Mart worker likes her job

Recently while reading the letters to the editor, I came across an interesting letter from Mrs. Burton of Coupeville. It was about a book she had just read about the negative aspects of Wal-Mart. I can’t comment about the book because I haven’t read it, but I wanted to make some comments about the information she gathered.

I work at Wal-Mart here in Oak Harbor. I am a customer service manager and have worked at Wal-Mart for two years. I am a full-time associate and have been from the date of hire. While not everyone at the Oak Harbor Wal-Mart is full-time the majority of us are. And many choose the health benefits. There is a 401K plan, stock options, life insurance, disability plans and profit sharing. The list goes on and on.

I do know that Wal-Mart is a large contributor to community causes. Representatives from various community activities know that they can count on Wal-Mart to contribute. We also do many fund-raising activities for Children’s Miracle Network. The associates involved donate their time and energy in order to raise funds for the children who need help the most. All you need to do is read the newspaper and you see Wal-Mart’s name at the top of the list of people who are being thanked for their donations.

And Mrs. Burton is right, there are Wal-Marts all over the United States and we are growing internationally also. As a consumer it is very comforting that anywhere I travel I can find a Wal-Mart that will offer my family and myself everyday low prices!

In closing, I just want to let the community know that Wal-Mart is a great place to work. I love going to work everyday will all of the excitement and challenges involved. I work with a group of people who care about their store and the community in which we live. I smile all day long because I truly enjoy my work. I hope that Mrs. Burton will come in and meet us. Meeting and talking to our customers is the best part of my job, because here at Wal-Mart, “Customers are number one!”

Susan Doss

Oak Harbor

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