Thursday, November 21, 2013

Walmart solicits charity from its employees

As pointed out by "Karl Was on the Mark" on this blog, here is an eye-widening story about a Canton, Ohio, Walmart that has set out a bin so that "sales associates" can contribute to other employees who might not be able to afford Thanksgiving dinner.

I find this story vaguely reassuring. Usually, I think the world is going crazy only to be assured by others that it's not the world -- it's me. This story suggests that my initial judgment was not as crazy as others might say.

1 comment:

  1. Found some more on exploitation of workers.
    In this case is it the prevalance of unpaid internships.
    Position: Unpaid

    The documentary sheds light on the little-known rights and laws involved in working for free, and discusses the evidence with individuals, businesses and pressure groups such as 'Inspiring Interns' and 'Intern Aware'. As well as covering the opinions and rationale behind the companies that support unpaid internships, the documentary ultimately seeks to raise awareness, not only for those embarking on unpaid work, but also for the employers who take on interns for free.