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Wednesday, June 20, 2007

One more reason to hate Wal-mart...

We all know that there is no love lost between me and the world's shittiest superstore. I wasn't exactly a fan before those assholes fucked everything up with that stupid ass credit card (that's still ongoing, despite the fact that I cussed out two different employees on one day a few weeks ago), but their abhorrent labor practices are beyond reproach.

There are seriously no words for my feelings after reading this article. (Well, there are, and much like all my conversations about Wal-mart, they start with f and rhyme with duck. "Shit" is also a perennial favorite.)

Fired Wal-Mart pharmacist awarded $2M

Wed Jun 20, 9:17 AM ET

PITTSFIELD, Mass. - A pharmacist who claimed she was fired by Wal-Mart after asking to be paid the same as her male colleagues has won a nearly $2 million award against the retail giant.

A Berkshire Superior Court jury concluded Wal-Mart discriminated against Cynthia Haddad and awarded her nearly $1 million in compensatory damages and $1 million in punitive damages Tuesday.

"It sends a message that you can't treat people poorly because of who they are," said David Belfort, Haddad's attorney.

Wal-Mart's attorneys didn't comment after the verdict.

Haddad was fired in April 2004 after more than 10 years at a Wal-Mart store in Pittsfield. She claimed in court that she was fired because she asked to be paid the same as her male counterparts, including a bonus given to pharmacy managers. The company paid the bonus, then fired her two weeks later.

Lawyers for the retailer said she was fired because she left the pharmacy unattended and allowed a technician to use her computer security code to issue prescriptions during her absence, including a fraudulent prescription for a painkiller.

Haddad's lawyers argued that the prescription was filled 18 months before she was dismissed and without her knowledge, and that more severe infractions by male pharmacists went unpunished.

(link to original article here)

If any other company had the labor violations and lawsuits that Wal-mart does, it'd be shut down. Where are the federal investigators? How much have they been fined?

And, perhaps most importantly, how much money do the Waltons give to political candidates?

Who is Wal-mart screwing (besides its employees and customers, of course) to get such preferential treatment?

And can I screw that person to get my stolen Wal-mart credit card payment properly credited to my account? (I surely wasn't screwing the employees who pocketed that bitch, that's for sure!)

Lastly, where the hell else can I get my Jell0 pudding pops? Kroger doesn't have them, and I am so over fucking Wally World.

(P.S. If some peon at Wal-mart is charged with searching the Internet to find bad things written about them and threaten the people, and they happen to read this, please tell TPTB to "go fuck themselves" for me. You can fuck yourself too, if that helps.)

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