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Wal-Mart food drive

Discussion in 'Sports and News' started by poindexter, Nov 20, 2013.

  1. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    A Thanksgiving food drive started at Wal-Mart.... *for* the employees.



    Mods, you can delete if you think this falls under politics.
    Last edited by a moderator: Dec 15, 2014
  2. KJIM

    KJIM Well-Known Member

    Political? How so?

    I've worked at multiple other organizations that have taken up collections for fellow employees. Not necessarily for foodstuffs, but for money that could be applied to food, or whatever.

    It's not new. Why is it news?
  3. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    It scores an emotional point.
  4. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

    They probably should have done this at a couple of the newspapers I worked for. It would have come in handy.
  5. Mizzougrad96

    Mizzougrad96 Active Member

    We usually got a deli tray if we had to work in the office on Thanksgiving or Christmas. It was one of those things where there was a debate as to whether you would have preferred they do nothing at all...
  6. LongTimeListener

    LongTimeListener Well-Known Member

    This food drive is going to be the plot driver of the new "It's A Wonderful Life" movie, which also features Mr. Potter as the benevolent Job Creator.
  7. poindexter

    poindexter Well-Known Member

    You've never seen JR's posts on a Wal-Mart thread, apparently.
  8. micropolitan guy

    micropolitan guy Well-Known Member

    Some may believe there's news value when the employees one of the (if not the) wealthiest corporations in the country, which makes billions in profit and pays its upper management mega-millions, are reduced to begging each other for foodstuffs so they can enjoy a Thanksgiving dinner.

    Then again, others may not. Whatever the traffic will bear.
  9. BitterYoungMatador2

    BitterYoungMatador2 Well-Known Member

    Reduced to begging while working at a store which sells *drumroll* food.

    If they truly gave a fuck - which they don't - They'd offer their employees a half-off discount on groceries for a day so they could stock up for holiday meals. But that just might Christ-like or something so that'll never happen.
  10. Baron Scicluna

    Baron Scicluna Well-Known Member

    Nah, can't do that. The shareholders will scream.
  11. britwrit

    britwrit Well-Known Member

    In closely-related news, the Wal-Mart corporation donates a barrel full of fish to the internet.
  12. canucklehead

    canucklehead Member

    Worked at a newspaper where employees — who were paid shit — traditionally received $25 each Christmas to buy a turkey. New publisher comes in, gets involved in United Way so he can look like a good guy.
    Come Christmas he tells everyone he's planning to instead give our turkey money to United Way. Someone must have confronted him because he suddenly changed his mind.
    Before I got to this place the $25 used to be a $500 bonus I was told.
    Old deskers received shares in the company, which was owned by the richest man in Canada.
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