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Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Walmart Anti-Union Propaganda Message Leaked to Public

I'm not sure who Walmart's intended audience was, but becoming a viral laughingstock probably wasn't their intention.



Blogger jadedj said...

Sorry Tom...3 minutes is my hogwash capacity. Then it is bile time. I guarantee there's not a real employee in the entire video...well, the first three minutes, that is.

November 25, 2015 at 4:42 AM  
Blogger jim marquis said...

I like how that first woman referred to the founder as Mister Sam. Sounds like plantation talk.

November 25, 2015 at 9:46 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

jadedj: LOL. I was sort of "half" listening to the hogwash video while I was surfing in a different window. Mostly I just wanted to be sure the link worked and the whole video played without any glitches. I love it when somebody's secret sleaze strategy gets leaked to the public. Couldn't happen to nicer people.

Jim: Her bosses must have warned her not to get too uppity during the filming, and she took them a little too seriously.

November 25, 2015 at 10:29 AM  
Blogger Mind Space Apocalypse said...

I worked at Wal-Mart for a little over a year when I was in my late-teens and it really is fucking bizarre. First of all they put you in a dark room and make you watch biographies about Sam and how he's such a normal good guy, bullshit like he still drove an old beat up truck and brought his dog 'ol Roy (who their dog food is named after) to meetings. Why is so important to drill in your head all this shit about a guy who I never even met while working there. Then you have to answer hours and hours worth of questions on a computer THERE, at the store, not your personal computer. A lot of the questions were recycled just worded different so it was mind-numbing and tedious. Also, they straight up told us that if anyone comes up to us to talk about anything union for us to walk away and not talk to them or we'll be fired. When I quit they had security and a manager following me and walk me out like wtf did they expect me to do? The whole "Wal-Mart experience" was extremely bizarre compared any other places I've worked.

December 6, 2015 at 9:26 AM  
Blogger Tom Harper said...

MSA: Interesting. Thanks for the info.

I've also heard that it's a company-generated myth that Sam Walton was a great guy who cared about everybody, and that Wal-Mart didn't get all cutthroat until after Sam died and his heirs took over the company.

There was a Facebook meme going around that the Labor Relations Board ordered Wal-Mart -- back when Sam Walton was still in charge -- to reimburse every Wal-Mart "associate" by some certain amount of money, to compensate for wage theft, unpaid overtime, etc. Sam Walton complied with the ruling by issuing a check for that amount of money to each associate. And then an email went out to every Wal-Mart associate, warning them that anyone who actually cashed that check would be fired.

December 6, 2015 at 2:45 PM  

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