My work week is shaping up into a work month the likes of which make me wonder if I am able to keep up with my blogging habit. I truly wish I could have been around for my own comment thread yesterday. You people are the best. There was so much good stuff that I decided to post a couple of your comments.
Captain Dumbass had this link. Go check it out. I'll wait....
How was that for scary?
Jan shared this story, "Beloved won't shop there at all. He spent six months in Bentonville, employed by Informix, working on a Wal-Mart deal. He said the Wal-Mart culture is just amazing, and not in a good way - the Wal-Mart executives and management were forbidden to socialize with anyone outside of the company, and were all required to go through some sort of indoctrination when hired. He later worked for a company run by Scientologists that didn't have the "Big Brother" mentality Wal-Mart does."
Movie shared this story, "My ex did some work with a hospice once and he was super impressed because the local Walmart donated $1000 to the hospice house. Then we found out that the money came from the employees' donations, not corporate Walmart."
Movie's story brings up a point well made in the documentary. Wal-Mart has a program where employees can donate money from their paycheck to a fund to help employees who are in crisis. In 2004, the employees donated a combined total of 5 million dollars. That same year, the billionaire Walton family donated $6,000.