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.
Bummer. :( I'm lucky that there's alot of other options for stores where I live.
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.
I am too. It's really, really sad.
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?
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.
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
I was wondering if you'd weigh in on this topic.
*hug* What a mess. :(
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...
Well that's open to debate. What's clear is that Walmart is terrible to their employees.
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. :\
Personally I think Wal Mart represents everything that is wrong with America right now. Down with cheap plastic crap!
Especially when there's fatal things in their toys for kids. :(
2008-03-30 11:12 pm (UTC)
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.
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.
2008-03-30 11:14 pm (UTC)
Re: i'm so glad you didn'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. :(
Thank you for the random comment. ^^ It really is a very beautiful song...
You're welcome. :) And it is.
Wally World or Evil Mart as I like to call it, just gets worse and worse doesn't it?
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."
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. :(
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).
*hugs* I'm so sorry you've had to go through that. :(
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.
Exactly. :( It's so terrible.
I know!! I just got that email. I'm SO happy!