Here's a better idea, Walton family, if your employees can't afford food . . . pay them more.
Seriously, the Walton family is the richest in the world and they don't pay their employees enough to feed themselves.
Dangerous Minds | Wal-Mart’s Walton family are parasites and moral pariahs and should be treated that way
I could not help but to think of Sarah Winchester when I read an item this morning on Business Insider that tells of how a Cleveland, Ohio-based Wal-Mart store is holding a food drive — for the very people who work there…
A sign in the store reads: “Please donate food items so associates in need can enjoy Thanksgiving dinner.”
Breathtaking isn’t it? This is America’s largest employer. THIS is how low things have gotten.
The Cleveland Plain Dealer quoted Norma Mills, a Wal-Mart customer complaining “That Wal-Mart would have the audacity to ask low-wage workers to donate food to other low-wage workers — to me, it is a moral outrage.”
Kory Lundberg, a Walmart spokesman, said the food drive is proof that employees care about each other.
“It is for associates who have had some hardships come up,” he said. “Maybe their spouse lost a job.
“This is part of the company’s culture to rally around associates and take care of them when they face extreme hardships,” he said.
Extreme hardships like working at fucking Wal-Mart!?!?
Wouldn’t it be awesome if when someone told a lie, they’d just spontaneously combust? I would love that…
But what does any of this have to do with Sarah Winchester’s guilty conscience, you ask? At least she had one. Sarah Winchester acutely felt the wages of death that made her so rich and it ruined her life.
As everyone should know by now, but it still bears repeating, the Walton family is the richest family in the world and they collectively own over 50% of Wal-Mart, the world’s largest retailer and second largest corporation. The family is worth a combined total of $150 billion as of August 2013 and the six most prominent members of the family have approximately the same net worth as the bottom 30% of American families combined.
They didn’t do a goddamn thing to earn this money. Nothing. They inherited every cent of their billions.