Wal-Mart Department Manager
Donna Payton is a Department Manager at Wal-Mart. She works at least 40 hours a week, sometimes more. Despite her full-time job the at the world’s biggest and wealthiest retailer, Donna is forced to rely on food stamps, Medicaid and subsidized housing to support her two young children.
Ambitious and hard-working, Donna has repeatedly applied for the Management Training program at her store. Despite consistently excellent performance reviews, she has been rejected over and over again, without any adequate justification from her store managers or Wal-Mart executives.
As an African-American woman, she wonders if the color of her skin or her gender might have anything to do with it. Donna is a devoutly religious woman, and Wal-Mart’s unfair treatment of her and other employees, offends her moral and spiritual standards. As Donna says, “I don’t feel Wal-Mart values me as an employee. And sometimes I wonder why am I still there, but I look at my children, and I know I have children to support."