1:30 pm, November 20th | by Carmen Shardae Jobson
Black Friday is pretty much hell on earth for shoppers and workers, but at least shoppers get the satisfaction of buying goodies they don’t need for themselves or awesome early bird gifts for their loved ones. For workers, it’s another day of maltreatment and low wages, as owners and managers have had the temerity to up the ante in recent years by opening stores as early as 4am and in some cases, on Thanksgiving Eve to entice holiday and year-round shopaholics. Well, some employees at one of the most well-known retailers aren’t taking it anymore.
11:00 am, May 18th | by Laura Donovan
You may have thought it was pure evil of your former high school classmate to draw penises on your notebook cover while you stepped out of chemistry to use the restroom, but clearly, you haven’t met the Texas Walmart mechanic who takes sick pleasure in defacing cars with demonic symbols.
A female bakery owner in Fort Forth knows all too well what it’s like to deal with his pranks. After taking her 2002 Mustang into the shop for a tune-up, a technician informed her that someone had painted in blue the number “666,” an upside down cross, and a pentagram beneath her engine.
12:39 pm, June 7th | by Hillary Reinsberg
The Waltons are back! America’s wealthiest family will again become the face of the world’s largest family business. Attention Walmart shoppers (and employees and investors): The Waltons are running this company. And you’d better trust them… or else.
Since 1992, when Walmart founder Sam Walton died, his descendants have been building up from a 38-percent stake in the company, up to 49 percent, where they are currently, according to Reuters Breakingviews. Last week, the company announced a buyback plan wherein the descendants will (once again) up their stake, likely to 53 percent. There are some stock ownership technicalities, but the takeaway is this: They’ll definitely have the majority.