Speaking of gullible, or maybe just uninformed...
From trying to make $millions selling Walmart employees Walmart-employee uniforms, to staging a cock fight in a Mexican store to attract soda buyers, to the fact the Walton slugs...er, I mean, heirs... are among the stingiest, least charitable trust-fund babies in history:
FIVE NEW LOWS FOR WALMART THIS WEEK
Amazing how this corporation's and this family's worldwide greed knows no bounds, even on a weekly basis.
Please check out your "sources". It just makes you seem pretty gullible -- or dishonest.
NO UINIFORMS. Walmart simple wants employees to wear khaki pants -- or skirt -- and white shirt...certainly does NOT require anyone to buy anything from Walmart.
"Cock fight" was a fake. Cockfighting is a felony in that state in Mexico. Local authorities called in, worst thing they considered was a "live animals in a food store infraction".
I'll let the other 3 go, not worth the effort. Alternet is propaganda tool
Wal-Mart Employees Explain Why The New Dress Code Is So Infuriating Read more: <a href="http://www.businessinsider.com/wal-mart-employees-protest-dress-code-2014-9#ixzz3EkVI2zX1"
From the link:
Wal-Mart employees are infuriated by the company's decision to implement a new dress code.
The company says the new requirements, which take effect Sept. 29, are meant to make it easier for customers to identify employees in the stores. The dress code includes white or navy collared shirts with khaki or black pants, closed-toe shoes and an updated royal blue Wal-Mart-branded vest. Wal-Mart is covering the cost of only the vest.
Dozens of employees told Business Insider that they can't afford to buy clothes that fit the requirements. They also complained that the change doesn't address the myriad of problems they say are plaguing their stores, such as "severe" understaffing, empty shelves, lack of air conditioning, and broken equipment.
Current employees spoke to Business Insider only on the condition of anonymity for fear of retaliation.
"More than half of the associates are on food stamps, can't afford to buy a vehicle to get to work so they have to bum rides from other employees," said one associate who works at a Texas Wal-Mart.
A customer service manager at a Boise, Idaho, store said, "I have been an employee of Wal-Mart for the past three years and have gone through more required dress code changes than I can count. It is completely ridiculous."
And I can tell you from personal experience that in the Midwest at least when Walmart suggests a change in uniform, it is often the case there is only one apparel store in the area. I suppose it's just coincidental that store is call "Walmart". It has been noted the company could gross as much as $80 million from their minimum-wage employees with this little suggestion.
As for the cock-fight.
I guess that gets into the definition what is a cock fight. Walmart had fighting cocks in a pen in the store fighting each other but without razor blades so I suppose one could say it was more a "cock fight show." Either way it was inappropriate at best. Ignoring the false advertising of promising a cock fight and by some definitions not delivering one, as a promotion this was as base as it gets, but then this is a company whose basic operating plan to continually appeal in more and more ways to the baser instincts of its unfortunate demographic.
The other three items in the link
you don't want to bother with -- firing employees who exposed the company for selling expired food; stores in New York surprising customers with 16% "sugar tax" on sodas at the checkout when no such tax existed; and the commentary on the company, well as the Walton trust-fund babies, being among the least charitable among the most wealthy in America. Of course, you don't want to bother with those three!
As for Alternet being a propaganda site, that's your label. In fact, it's an opinion site and doesn't advertise itself as anything else unlike say...Fox News which pretends to be "news" and is the behemoth of propaganda in American life. Over the years I've noticed you've tended to label most anything that disagrees with whatever bubble you're living in as propaganda or unreliable or not worth your bother. But don't worry, if your bubble ever pops (as doubtful as that is) there's nothing more alarming outside than fresh air.
By the way, have I failed to notice if you ever post any technical analysis or fundamental analysis or just plain opinion on market matters that are more relevant to the main body of this site or do you just not do that?
P.S. Speaking of Fox News I recently watched Sean Hannity trying to get Rand Paul to blame ISIS on the President and, despite Hannity's mounting frustration, Paul just would not do it and kept saying the problem goes back before further than Obama. I thought Hannity was going to go into convulsions. As one of the most consistently comical networks on television, Fox that day gave us a segment funnier than anything on Comedy Central.
Edited by diogenes227, 29 September 2014 - 06:59 PM.