The Ethics of the Wal-Mart Model
“ROB Ranks Wal-Mart Among Canada’s Best Employers”
This article celebrates Wal-Mart being rated by ‘Report on Business Magazine’ among the top employers in Canada. The author uses a teleological approach in describing …show more content…
The article I find more convincing is the first one, “ROB Ranks Wal-Mart Among Canada’s Best Employers”. One reason is that the author bases the article on the well-known ’50 Best Employers in Canada’ ranking that is conducted annually by ‘Report on Business Magazine’. The ranking relies mainly on feedback from employee questionnaires, and the author uses quotes from one of Wal-Mart’s vice presidents to support the fact that their top-50 ranking was a result of employee feedback. More importantly, the article implies that being ranked among the top 50 Best Employers is not Wal-Mart’s ultimate goal and provides a quote from the vice president confirming that a ranking of number one is the goal. The author also discusses Wal-Mart’s efforts in promoting equal opportunity, and provides statistics of their success by emphasizing the growing number of female managers and female promotions to senior executive.
After analyzing these two articles, I would still shop at Wal-Mart. I support the combination of deontological and teleological approaches implied in article one – work towards an end goal while treating people as ends, not means. Although Wal-Mart has had numerous legal issues in the past related to workers’ rights and gender discrimination, I am