Blame and Partners to Blame
The blame starts with the Governments who regulate the Companies, then it goes to the Companies who ask for less regulations, then it ends up with the people who storm stores because they can not wait to buy the latest fad, you here it all the time, some thing new comes out and people start lining up the day before the store has the sale, and then try to breakdown the doors before they can be unlocked.
Today people think that every thing is free to the taking and not have to work for it, again where does the blame start, right back with the Government for giving free hand outs, so they think every thing is free to the taking, but when it goes wrong some one dies or they sue because the got caught. So we all better share the Blame.
It is not just Walmart this has happened to.
- Who’s Really To Blame For The Wal-Mart Strikes? (theatlantic.com)
- The Case for Boycotting Walmart (donemmerich.blogspot.com)
They talk about wages and no Union, lets say this about Unions in some Jobs, my wife was with the food service Union, she got what you call a good wage $10 dollars an hour, no medical, because she was only allowed 20 hours a week (part-time), the same thing walmart workers work and others if you are not a manager, at least they are not having to pay union dues out of what they make like she was, not much left to take home after paying the dues, actually I think the union-made more than she did, and they did not do the work.
Workers Killed a Man on Sunday
By Adam Clark Estes | The Atlantic Wire
If there’s anything that Walmart didn’t need on Black Friday weekend, it was a jaw-dropping headline about somebody dying in their parking lot after a run-in with a couple of employees. Unfortunately for the big box retailer, that’s exactly what happened on early Sunday morning at a store in Lithonia, Georgia.
It’s a sad, simple story. An unidentified man allegedly stole two DVD players from the electronics department and left the store through the front door. Two Walmart employees and a contracted security guard chased him into the parking lot. A “physical altercation” took place, and apparently, the security guard put the man in a choke hold. Police arrived soon thereafter to find the three workers on top of the suspected shoplifter who was unresponsive and bleeding from his nose and mouth. The man was taken to the hospital, where he was pronounced dead.
“No amount of merchandise is worth someone’s life,” said Walmart spokesperson Dianna Gee in a statement. “Associates are trained to disengage from situations that would put themselves or others at risk.” She added, “That being said, this is still an active investigation and we’re working with police to provide any assistance.” Walmart put the two employees on paid leave and fired the security guard.
Regardless of what happens at the end of that investigation, there’s no way Walmart is going to come out of this one looking good. It truly sounds like this was a horrible accident, the kind that makes it hard to point fingers or figure out what went wrong. However, this incident also happened as thousands of Walmart workers nationwide were protesting poor treatment by their employers. Are the two things related? Only insofar as it adds up to a ton of bad press for a company long known to promote mass hysteria on Black Friday weekend. It’s a problem that people are still dying at their stores, years after warnings signs like the Walmart employee who was trampled to death on Black Friday.
Thank God the new Black Friday trend is online shopping.