Yep, the music must be why Walmart is so depressing.
Christopher Hooton via The Independent:
Earlier in the year it announced that it was raising minimum wages, and now it is to mercifully stop forcing staff to listen to the same songs over and over again in-store.
According to Fortune, U.S. Walmart execs announced at a meeting with 3,000 store employees on Wednesday that they will put an end to the ‘constant loop of Celine Dion and Justin Bieber music blasted into stores from headquarters’, replacing it with Radio Walmart, which will be back after 9 years playing songs chosen by a dedicated DJ.
Bosses also promised new cash incentives and a looser dress code.
Walmart is trying to show some humility in the hope that staff will stay with the company longer term.