In what is possibly the most hilarious (and justified) case of unified workforce action, Walmart employees once gathered in solidarity to demand the removal of Justin Bieber and Celine Dion from their in-store music playlists.
As reported in New York Daily News, the issue of Dion and Bieber’s music affecting workplace morale made it onto the agenda items of an annual employee rally, sharing attention with dress code and air conditioning settings, and of course more trivial matters such as wage increases for over 500,000 workers.
Walmart COO, Judith McCracken addressed the crowd saying, “Taking care of our customers begins with taking care of you”. While she stopped short of accusing anyone of being directly responsible for a decline in workplace morale, Executive VP Mike Moore was more specific, saying “due to employee feedback, they would be switching up the music at their stores, and there wouldn’t be so much Justin Bieber and Celine Dion”.
We applaud Walmart for displaying the strength of character to tackle the issues of its employees’ aural well-being, but we do hope the Bieber background music ban doesn’t include Justin’s latest single…