Read this column by Pensacola News Journal Executive Editor Randy Hammer and see what type of questions start to form in your mind.
Wal-Mart didn’t like an op-ed columnist pointing out what Thomas Friedman already pointed out in his book, “The World Is Flat.” – 10,000 children of Wal-Mart employees are in a Georgia health-care program, which costs the state’s taxpayers nearly $10 million a year.
It’s old news that Wal-Mart censors materials, bans books and music and even has it’s own in-store version of People magazine.
But isn’t this petty for such a big and successful company store?
Columnist Mark O’ Brien wrote, in part:
“I like Wal-Mart prices the same as the next shopper, but there’s a downside, too. Many Wal-Mart employees lack the fringe benefits and insurance that makes the difference between existence and a good quality of life. Yet, we customers pay a surcharge from a different pocket — subsidizing health care for Wal-Mart employees who can’t afford it.”
I applaud Mr. Hammer for sticking up for his staff when there has been absolutely no wrong.Powered by Sidelines