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It isn’t news that Walmart‘s notoriously sub-par working conditions has left employees less than enthused about their jobs. The latest offense, however, has quickly been resolved. Apparently, there has been only one mix, featuring a lot of Celine Dion and Justin Bieber, being used as the in-store soundtrack for months and employees have had enough. It even became a hot topic at the annual shareholders’ meeting. According to the Washington Post:
The one that seemed to draw the most whoops from the crowd was a pledge to ditch a CD that has apparently been on loop in the stores for months and begun to drive employees crazy. The CD was a punch line multiple times in executives’ presentation to workers, including when a puppet character named Willie joked that being a Walmart store worker was getting dangerous. When Mike Moore, executive vice president of supercenters, asked why, Willie replied, “One of my fellow associates recently developed a serious eye-tic from hearing Céline Dion’s greatest hits on loop in our stores.” Justin Bieber was also name-checked as one of the singers featured on the notorious CD.
Alas, a conclusion has been reached. Now, just like your least favorite club, while you’re strolling through the sprawling aisles at a Walmart you can blame an actual person for song selection. The corporate giant will be developing Walmart Radio with DJs spinning your shopping soundtrack. Problem solved, right?