I was reading a Times article about Walmart when I came upon this:
In Germany, Wal-Mart stopped requiring sales clerks to smile at customers — a practice that some male shoppers interpreted as flirting — and scrapped the morning Wal-Mart chant by staff members.There is a Walmart chant?
“People found these things strange; Germans just don’t behave that way,” said Hans-Martin Poschmann, the secretary of the Verdi union, which represents 5,000 Wal-Mart employees here.
Germans are not the only ones who do not behave this way; am I the only one that finds this pretty weird?
After some googling, I found the following in an online forum:
Twice a day there is a walmart chant at every store. Before the morning shift and before the evening shift walmart employees gather for a meeting so that the company can tell them about how well the business is going...These meetings end with rhythmic clapping and the walmart chant. "Give me a W!, W!", "Give me an A!, A!"Its like never graduating high school.