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Do you view Walmart as a company with integrity? They have a heavy ratio of part to full time workers to help keep cost down, but make millions of dollars a year.
Is downsizing ethical and socially responsible?
Is using part-time employees, rather than full-time employees, to reduce cost and keep from paying benefits ethical and socially responsible?

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Discusses integrity of Walmart, downsizing and use of part time employees.

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The strategy of Walmart to keep costs down by deploying more part time workers cannot be termed as unethical because it is a company's strategy and approach to control costs during tough economic times. However, company's integrity is questioned when they do not pay sufficient wages to workers or make them work longer at lower wages. Further, if they don't deliver the benefits promised to the workers during the ...

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