We all know how much I hate Wal-Mart...

If you are interested, I can forward you a copy of the grad project I completed on Wal-Mart's recent trouble with the ladies, and how they are not paying them shit.

Anyway. Now there is this. I want to say something funny and snarky, but can't bring myself to do it. Someone else please step in.

Not that I feel bad -- he was a ranking member of the board of directors.

But, whatever...I've caved while writing this post. I'll now stoop to taunting a dead man.

Can't take that $20 billion with you, eh? Maybe you should have paid your female employees a living fucking wage, rather than watching your money earn interest in the bank.

< sigh >

Okay. I'm done.

person x at 11:07 AM

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at Tuesday, June 28, 2005 11:18:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

My manager's wife is a director with Wal-Mart and he's forever using her as an example of how the gender discrimination lawsuit is bullshit. I can't seem to convince him that just because she makes a living wage it doesn't mean that the local door greeter is rolling in dough.

Again, I say, if you really need to buy in bulk, Costco is the way to go!

at Tuesday, June 28, 2005 11:41:00 AM Blogger person x said...

If you look at the raw data that Wal-Mart was forced to provide as part of its class action, you would see that his example is even bullshit.

While your manager's wife may be a director with Wal-Mart, making a decent amount of money, is she aware at that level that she is making on average $62,400 less than her male counterpart (this is based off her being a district manager -- if she is something higher than that, the discrepancy increases as well)? And prior experience has nothing to do with it.

Women make less than men in every single position of the company, on average. And receive far less promotions, despite comprising 73% of its hourly workplace.

Promoting from within, my ass.

at Tuesday, June 28, 2005 11:57:00 AM Blogger annamaria said...

You're absolutely correct, Jen. And I've pointed out the same facts to him. He just refuses to believe it. After all, she gets a company car!

I've got many reasons for avoiding Wal-Mart like the plague, but as a woman and a feminist the fact that they are party to the single largest gender discrimination lawsuit in the history of the EEOC (over one million women are listed in the lawsuit) is reason number one.


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