Sunday, April 01, 2007

Snitch of the Week: 3/25 - 3/31 (Wal-Mart Don't Play)

(This dude scares me.)

Any company that locks employees with broken legs in store overnight and busts up unions in 2007 is clearly working from the early 1900's model of corporate responsibility, but this article I read in the NY Times about Wal-Mart to a whole different level.

According to the article, if Wal-Mart doesn't like an employee and wants them gone, they will go.

  • "James W. Lynn, a factory inspection manager at Wal-Mart, was fired in 2002 for fraternization with a subordinate after an investigation that extended across several countries.

    During the investigation, a company investigator followed Mr. Lynn and a lower-level female colleague who worked in Costa Rica on a business trip to Guatemala City, where he spied on the pair for at least four days — even booking a hotel room directly across the hall from the female employee’s room to keep watch on the pair."

    The apparent smoking gun? “Moans and sighs” heard as the investigator, a Wal-Mart employee, pressed his ear against a hotel room door inside a Holiday Inn, according to legal documents. Soon after, the company fired the manager for what it said was improper fraternization with a subordinate."

Damn homie. What kind of Nazi-ass job follows you out of the country and puts their ear to the door to keep you from twisting out a co-worker?

That shit makes me even more glad that Wal-Mart gave up trying to open a store in New York.

For your grimy ass pettiness and Third Reich corporate environment, Wal-Mart is the Snitch of the Week.


  1. I just wrote a paper on Wal-Mart this week. In Germany the only place where they were forced to institute a "real" union, they got sued and their employee handbook was deemed mostly null. They had rules that people couldn't make flirtatious looks at each other and they set up a 1-800 number to snitch on your fellow employees. The Germans weren't having it, and not surprisingly they've pulled out of Germany now.

  2. Penn & Teller actually co-signed for Wal-Mart last Thursday on Showtime.

    I cant believe they fell for it.

  3. fin - Do you mind sending me that paper?
    That's crazy

    go14 - Co-signing WalMart is a bitch move. Takes some real courage to side with a store that sells $8.42 DVD players.