Walmart surprised everyone and put 2,200 people out of work Monday when it temporarily closed five stores.
The reason for the shut down: plumbing problems, according to the retailer.
Two of the stores are in Texas, and the others are in California, Florida and Oklahoma. They will be closed for “extended repairs” for approximately six months, the company said.
The stores closed at 7 p.m. Monday, after workers were notified just hours before that they were losing their jobs.
“Everybody just panicked and started crying,” said Venanzi Luna, a manager of the deli department at the Pico Rivera, Calif. store.
Both full-time and part-time workers will be put on paid leave for two months, during which time they can try to transfer to a different Walmart location. Full-time employees who don’t get another Walmart job by June 19 may be eligible for severance, which part time workers aren’t eligible for.
“This is the first time we’re hearing of their sewer problems,” city manager Rene Bobadilla said.
The company has not yet asked for any building permits, which may be required for major work.
Something’s not right in the water as my man “Martin” Use to say. Seriously you just laid off that many people over the plumbing? Are you foreal? Everybody know that Wal-Mart Builds everything Ground up, you’ll never see a Wal-Mart not be built.
They wont habitat any building any other store has been in. If you don’t know that about Wal-Mart by now, I don’t know what to tell you.
So you telling me when they made these Wal-Marts they didn’t have all that worked out to where if they did run into the issue it wouldn’t cost thousands there jobs.
If this was something they just do on a regular it wouldn’t come as a shock to so many…Is all I’m saying- @Ms_Mobetta
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