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FRANK SWANSON BACK AT NOT-WALMART WORK…

Sunday, April 24th, 2016

So, the cashier Frank Swanson started a new job at one of Walmart’s competitors. In today’s litigious society, mega corporations like Walmart have to have meticulous, lawyer-approved, rules and regulations in place where matters of hiring and firing are concerned. Sometimes, however, the rules, devoid of any human touch, can backfire. Donald Bradley, reporting in […]

FRANK SWANSON ISN’T GOING AWAY…

Saturday, April 16th, 2016

Remember Frank Swanson? Walmart shoppers in West Plains, Missouri do. Swanson was a cashier who, days away from celebrating his 20th anniversary working under The Golden Asshole got what you’d expect from such a position: dumped on. KBSI in Cape Girardeau, Missouri, in Community rallies around 20-year Wal-Mart cashier fired for giving hugs, price matching […]

NO GOLD WATCH FOR FRANK SWANSON…

Friday, April 8th, 2016

What does Walmart give one of those employees that the company so badly wants to achieve upward mobility and satisfaction in their jobs after an employee works for the company 19 years and 355 days? How about a pink slip? Hayley Peterson, writing in Walmart fired a brain-damaged worker of 20 years who gave customers […]

ANOTHER BELOVED WORKER BITES THE DUST…

Wednesday, July 6th, 2016

There are people at Walmart that customers actually love. In a worlds where underpaid and overworked employees don’t have time to be cordial or even helpful, those who make the effort to smile and make the shopping experience not so horrible get noticed. Workers like Frank Swanson come to mind, but there are many others. […]

WALMART GREETERS MAKING A COMEBACK…

Sunday, May 8th, 2016

When Sam Walton instituted the practice of hiring, often kindly and retired, people to stand at the doors of his stores and greet people, he found a way to take the most impersonal edifices imaginable—a big box store—and make them, for at least a moment, seem human and friendly. Four years ago the company moved […]

Wal-Mart and Orwell, Part II.

Monday, March 19th, 2007

“Freedom is Slavery; Ignorance is Strength.” – George Orwell, 1984, 1949. We’ve been writing the Writing on the Wal here in this space for some time now, and something that has really confounded all of us primary posters is why we don’t get more comments. I’m can’t check our hit numbers, but Jeff assures me […]

And you wonder why they call Wal-Mart Orwellian? [Updated]

Friday, March 16th, 2007

Yesterday’s story on Wal-Mart’s computerized scheduling from Marketplace introduced us to Celia Swanson, Wal-Mart’s Senior Vice-President for Change Management. If that title alone wasn’t enough for you to believe that Wal-Mart is Orwellian, try this: She says Wal-Mart designed the system with employees’ needs in mind. First, the company asks them when they prefer to […]