Walmart Orders Greeter to Stop Saying Certain Phrase but Caves After Community Uproar

Photo Credit: WSBTVPublic pressure and strong support on social media have forced Walmart in Blue Ridge to do an about face on censoring one of their long-time greeters.

James Philips is the first person people see when they walk into Walmart and he has always greeted them with “Have a blessed day” until someone complained and he was silenced.

When Philips was told that as a Walmart employee he could not greet people with the phrase, the community became his mouthpiece.

“I wasn’t trying to start a movement, but I am very appreciative that people thought enough of me to stand up for me this way,” said Philips. “I want to just be one of the best greeters I know how to be.”

After a public outcry over the decision, Walmart caved. (Read more from “Walmart Orders Greeter to Stop Greeting” HERE)

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