December 14, 2011

REPORT: My Time at Walmart: Why We Need Serious Welfare Reform. “During the 2010 and 2011 summers, I was a cashier at Wal-Mart #1788 in Scarborough, Maine. I spent hours upon hours toiling away at a register, scanning, bagging, and dealing with questionable clientele. These were all expected parts of the job, and I was okay with it. What I didn’t expect to be part of my job at Wal-Mart was to witness massive amounts of welfare fraud and abuse. . . . The thing that disturbed me more than simple cases of fraud/abuse was the entitled nature of many of my customers.”