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Walmart hates puppies. I promise. [Mar. 30th, 2008|11:25 am]
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http://edition.cnn.com/2008/US/03/25/walmart.insurance.battle/?iref=newssearch&imw=Y

Wal-Mart earned $100 billion in the final fiscal quarter end of 2007, meaning the company earned the disputed $470,000 in 38 seconds.
Yet they're going after Mrs Shank who has brain damage, for the money that the Shank family had sought from the accident she was in. That money was supposed to help her with her further care.

As if Walmart didn't have enough strikes against them? I'm personally disgusted. And sad. The US healthcare system is such a mess,
http://action.walmartwatch.com/page/s/debbieshank - In case you're interested in voicing your opinions in a petition sense. I did. I'm so sick of people being taken advantage of like this.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S23e2WYbQIM&e

And on a brighter, unrelated... cute puppies. :)
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From: sleepygirl18
2008-03-30 04:35 pm (UTC)
I hate the way Walmart treats people. If we had more stores around here I'd completely forgo Walmart, but Commerce doesn't have much in the way of decent stores.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-30 04:36 pm (UTC)
Bummer. :( I'm lucky that there's alot of other options for stores where I live.
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[User Picture]From: yourtinystar
2008-03-30 05:08 pm (UTC)
That's fucking sick. Pardon my language. This system is seriously fucked if corporations like that can get away with things like that. I am thoroughly disgusted.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-30 05:33 pm (UTC)
I am too. It's really, really sad.
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[User Picture]From: maudelynn
2008-03-30 05:24 pm (UTC)
Yep, you have seen my rants on wal-satan

i think they have helped ruined the economy in this country

You saw the doc I posted in 11 parts, didnt you?

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-30 05:34 pm (UTC)
I'm sure they've contributed.

I started watching them, but my computer kept crashing. Now that it's updated it's intel stuff, I'm going to back and watch them all.
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[User Picture]From: somafeysuicides
2008-03-30 05:28 pm (UTC)

Walmart Slave Speaks

I have the shame of saying that Walmart pays my bills and everything is getting seriously turned the fuck around at my store. It actually used to be a really chill place to work but now with the managerial shifts and new people coming in that don't know shit about what the worker wants or needs, a bunch of us are looking for new jobs.

Example: I changed my schedule and they demoted me to part time. No more benifits, bonuses, or vacation time. FUCK. 3 Customer service employees were made into cashiers and received a lovely pay cut. Why? They didn't have open availability to work that area. And we're short there every Thursday as it's our payday. I can go on and on, but that's just the recent happenings.

Sorry, but I hate Walmart and would burn that store to the ground tell off management as soon as I got another job. :p
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-30 05:35 pm (UTC)

Re: Walmart Slave Speaks

I was wondering if you'd weigh in on this topic.

*hug* What a mess. :(
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[User Picture]From: e_burke
2008-03-30 07:18 pm (UTC)
But come on, things are so cheap there. How can you blame people for just saving a dollar or two? It's not they are RUINING lives and destroying multitudes of economies. It's not like they are REALLY part of the problem if they just go get that one kind of pizza or shoes that only Wal-Mart sells...


...right?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-30 07:19 pm (UTC)
Well that's open to debate. What's clear is that Walmart is terrible to their employees.
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[User Picture]From: esme
2008-03-30 07:53 pm (UTC)
I worked for 3 months at my hometown's Wal Mart. It sucked, seriously. I was treated as if I did not matter, as if my requests were to be laughed at. My supervisor and her buddy would sit on their butts all day, ignoring the building messes from customer browsing and kind of laugh about it as soon as I came in. If there was a race weekend, I'd get slammed and get no help from other departments because the shoe department wasn't really owned by Wal Mart...So, what? Anyhoo, I quit after a particularly rough week of heinous breakthrough bleeding, being called "that girl in shoes" and generally shitty treatment. I sincerely wish there were other shopping choices back home. :\
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-30 07:56 pm (UTC)
Ugh. That sucks. *hugs*
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[User Picture]From: uber_squeaky
2008-03-30 10:32 pm (UTC)
Personally I think Wal Mart represents everything that is wrong with America right now. Down with cheap plastic crap!
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-30 10:33 pm (UTC)
Especially when there's fatal things in their toys for kids. :(
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[User Picture]From: iolausian
2008-03-30 11:12 pm (UTC)

re: EvilSickoMart

Yes, Walmart is of the devil. I fought for two years against their sadistic evil sick lawyers -- and won -- making them pay my medical bills when I was 17 and got hurt on the job.

StupidMart. LOL.

luv jackie
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-30 11:13 pm (UTC)

Re: re: EvilSickoMart

So glad you won!
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From: ext_92667
2008-03-30 11:13 pm (UTC)

i'm so glad you didn't mention

her heroic dead son. everyone who talks about this farce without fail will say, at the end: "And her son died in Iraq, defending out nation."
i don't see how that has anything to do with the woman.
good work on not mentioning it.

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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-30 11:14 pm (UTC)

Re: i&#39;m so glad you didn&#39;t mention

The article mentions it. The thing that really gets me is how she has to relive her sons death every time she hears about it because of her memory. That breaks my heart. Poor woman. :(
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[User Picture]From: da_widget
2008-03-31 03:50 am (UTC)
Thank you for the random comment. ^^ It really is a very beautiful song...
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-31 03:50 am (UTC)
You're welcome. :) And it is.
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[User Picture]From: greenraven
2008-03-31 01:29 pm (UTC)
Wally World or Evil Mart as I like to call it, just gets worse and worse doesn't it?
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-31 03:44 pm (UTC)
Seems too. :(
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[User Picture]From: vandygoddess
2008-03-31 04:14 pm (UTC)
I heard this story, too. Did you know that her son died in Iraq? Yes, they are truly, truly evil. As the lawyer covering the story said " Just because you can do something (take that poor woman's trust fund), doesn't mean you should."
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-31 04:15 pm (UTC)
I did hear that. The worst part for me is that she has to keep reliving his death every time she's told because of her memory loss. So sad. :(
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[User Picture]From: runeenigma
2008-03-31 04:55 pm (UTC)
That makes me so mad -- and it hits close to home, because my insurance company tried to do the same thing to me, a few years after my massive (body and brain) injuries. We argued and argued until they'd lowered their demand significantly, but it still makes me mad, because that money is supposed to support me now that I can't work full-time (and thus have to pay ridiculous rates for individual insurance because there's no company insurance, in addition to, say, rent and food and co-pays for ongoing medical problems).
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-31 04:56 pm (UTC)
*hugs* I'm so sorry you've had to go through that. :(
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[User Picture]From: torasama
2008-03-31 05:05 pm (UTC)
I heard about this on the news. It's horrible that that woman has to relive the death of her son over and over again; it's also horrible that WalMart waiting three years to recollect the money. Really now, do they need it that badly? Last time I checked the cash register lines were still full.
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-03-31 05:06 pm (UTC)
Exactly. :( It's so terrible.
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[User Picture]From: trish_punch
2008-04-02 08:02 pm (UTC)

Good news today

There's an AP story today that Walmart has dropped the subrogation lawsuit against the woman. It's about frikkin' time.

http://consumerist.com/374879/walmart-drops-lawsuit-against-brain-damaged-worker
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[User Picture]From: randomposting
2008-04-02 08:05 pm (UTC)

Re: Good news today

I know!! I just got that email. I'm SO happy!
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