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Author: ClabberGirl Big red star, 1000 posts Old School Fool Add to my Favorite Fools Ignore this person (you won't see their posts anymore) Number: of 308858  
Subject: Re: Why Walmart so good?(and other retailers) Date: 4/26/2003 6:17 PM
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But they are guilty of doing sneaky, back-handed, sweat-shop stuff. :(

http://www.msnbc.com/local/kmtr/m256306.asp
A federal jury has found that Wal-Mart forced employees to work unpaid overtime between 1994 and 1999.

I would love to hear the witnesses in that case. I would love to hear how a lawyer for the employees appealed to the juror's sense of empathy: "You know how tired you are after working a long day, work is hard, they forced that innocent 17-year-old child to push a cart back up to the front of the store from the parking lot, fifteen minutes after he had clocked out, when he was on his OWN bless-ed free time, and didn't pay him a dime."

I would *love* to have been a fly on the wall at that trial.

-Deb
skeptical any time a *big* company with deep pockets is in trouble over its abuses of the little people (see the previous David and Goliath post)
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