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(Examiner)   Try to save a puppy? Wal-Mart will fire you for that   (examiner.com) divider line 112
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2013-02-01 12:51:25 AM  
Truly it can only result in a better job for the worker when news gets around.

The puppy was rescued, and the worker will be again employed -at a better place one can only hope.
 
2013-02-01 01:05:07 AM  
The article is so sketchy that I doubted it was true.

Then, a "top commenter" says that Walmart gave the employee 3 paid days off "to relax."

Please, pull the other one!
 
2013-02-01 02:12:56 AM  
The story left a bad taste in my mouth?

News to me.
 
2013-02-01 07:08:07 AM  
I'm confused. Does "Ken" use single or double quotes around his name?
 
2013-02-01 07:09:25 AM  
Neuter your dogs, dog owners. There's too many unwanted dogs out there.
 
2013-02-01 07:10:45 AM  
Amusingly, on the Wal-Mart Facebook page, they have a "Caption this" with a picture of a little dog.
 
2013-02-01 07:12:00 AM  

feckingmorons: Truly it can only result in a better job for the worker when news gets around.

The puppy was rescued, and the worker will be again employed -at a better place one can only hope.


That's kind of like if one is a good Christian, one will go to a better place after one dies.
/In this metaphor, what does that make Walmart?
 
2013-02-01 07:13:12 AM  
They didn't want a dog in the checkout line cuz it wasn't made in China.
 
2013-02-01 07:15:42 AM  
I feel for the pup pup, how the little booger is ok and finds a good family and the nice WalNutZ employee gets her jerb back but for shiats sake can someone PLEASE HIRE A GODDAMN JOURNALIST to write the story!

Is that too much to ask?
 
2013-02-01 07:16:35 AM  
I'm not sure which is sadder, this story or the fact that it's completely believable if indeed it turns out to be false. I try not to be cynical about everything, but really for me it's more about setting appropriate expectations for our society. Oh, and f*ck Ken. F*ck Ken right where it hurts
 
2013-02-01 07:19:19 AM  
One would think the manager would have recognized the situation as an opportunity to
gain Walmart some positive publicity.


Hopefully Ken's Walmart career is over just as surely as the women's.
 
2013-02-01 07:21:48 AM  

SpdrJay: They didn't want a dog in the checkout line cuz it wasn't made in China.


Sometimes, when the night is very still, the moon is bright in the sky and my husband's semen is drying to a fine skim of crust on my thighs,  I wonder if they will, someday, in the far future, find a way to start making people in China. And I am afraid.

My laws! Can you imagine that!? Chinese people? I mean...I don't even...what would that even look like? Like a regular person made from inferior components that'll last two or three years? Would it even eat normal food? Would it hate it's own kind?

Then I sleep. And the river Lethe takes me into it's black, numbing embrace. And I forget.

And I am happy once again.
 
2013-02-01 07:28:06 AM  

Maus III: semen is drying to a fine skim of crust on my thighs,


...please....don't stop....
 
2013-02-01 07:28:22 AM  
Work at walmart: Constantly complain about what a terrible employer they are.
Lose job at walmart: Cry to media for losing a job at a terrible employer.

Make up your farking minds people.
 
2013-02-01 07:29:22 AM  

Maus III: SpdrJay: They didn't want a dog in the checkout line cuz it wasn't made in China.

Sometimes, when the night is very still, the moon is bright in the sky and my husband's semen is drying to a fine skim of crust on my thighs,  I wonder if they will, someday, in the far future, find a way to start making people in China. And I am afraid.

My laws! Can you imagine that!? Chinese people? I mean...I don't even...what would that even look like? Like a regular person made from inferior components that'll last two or three years? Would it even eat normal food? Would it hate it's own kind?

Then I sleep. And the river Lethe takes me into it's black, numbing embrace. And I forget.

And I am happy once again.


Nice.
 
2013-02-01 07:29:24 AM  
FTA: "The creator of infamous Ol' Roy brand 'named after one of founder Sam Walton's hunting dogs,' has left a real bad taste in this dog lover's mouth."

Okay, that's just so wrong on so many levels.
 
2013-02-01 07:32:36 AM  

LordOfThePings


I'm confused. Does "Ken" use single or double quotes around his name?


I don't think he uses any punctuation.

www.esquire.com


pic is borrowed
 
2013-02-01 07:44:25 AM  

unchellmatt: Amusingly, on the Wal-Mart Facebook page, they have a "Caption this" with a picture of a little dog.


certainly no farker would ever consider taking advantage of something like that...
 
2013-02-01 07:49:43 AM  
I liked that when I RTA a video ad for Walmart popped up and started playing.
 
2013-02-01 07:50:14 AM  

Enormous-Schwanstucker: I feel for the pup pup, how the little booger is ok and finds a good family and the nice WalNutZ employee gets her jerb back but for shiats sake can someone PLEASE HIRE A GODDAMN JOURNALIST to write the story!

Is that too much to ask?


it's examiner.com.  the real journalists wrote the story elsewhere. the examiner.com writer just stole the story and rewrote it (or had someone else rewrite it), and sits back to reap the page-click revenue.
 
2013-02-01 07:57:42 AM  
I bet if the journalist replaced the word "puppy" with "stray dog", we would not be so sympathetic.
 
2013-02-01 08:04:38 AM  
Are we supposed to give a sh*t about someone who picked up and held an animal with no indication about its health - and did so in a checkout line where food was being passed along?
 
2013-02-01 08:08:29 AM  

kwame: Are we supposed to give a sh*t


Yes, actually, we are.
 
2013-02-01 08:12:10 AM  
Why is every Examiner article written as if by a sixth grader...

kwame: Are we supposed to give a sh*t about someone who picked up and held an animal with no indication about its health - and did so in a checkout line where food was being passed along?


Did you actually pee your pants in terror as you typed that or does your unjustifiable cowardice extend only to your making inane comments about a situation you don't understand?
 
2013-02-01 08:13:53 AM  
I have a family member that works for Walmart, I find it dubious that they'd actually give three paid days off "to relax."  This is also one of the place that's long been fighting unionization, so why would they charitably give off time that wasn't asked for weeks or months in advance?

I'll bet she did get fired for saving a puppy.
 
2013-02-01 08:14:32 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Why is every Examiner article written as if by a sixth grader...

kwame: Are we supposed to give a sh*t about someone who picked up and held an animal with no indication about its health - and did so in a checkout line where food was being passed along?

Did you actually pee your pants in terror as you typed that or does your unjustifiable cowardice extend only to your making inane comments about a situation you don't understand?


Kwame is right, in the general.  I don't click Examiner links after the Wampler-Curtis mess, so no way to tell if the situation could have been better resolved by using the magic speakerphone and calling security over to deal with the stray instead.
 
2013-02-01 08:14:49 AM  

kwame: Are we supposed to give a sh*t about someone who picked up and held an animal with no indication about its health - and did so in a checkout line where food was being passed along?


Having just been to a WalMart yesterday, I can assure you they do not sell what most of us would call "food" there.
 
2013-02-01 08:15:31 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Did you actually pee your pants in terror as you typed that or does your unjustifiable cowardice extend only to your making inane comments about a situation you don't understand?


Aww, look how cute.  Your tiny little rage is sticking out.

Please.  Tell me how much more of this situation you understand.
 
2013-02-01 08:16:31 AM  
I'm ~no~ fan of Evil-Mart. I haven't spent money there in close to a decade, on principle. I despise the way they treat their workers, I despise their tactics, I think they're the worst face of capitalism, I... well, I should probably stop before this rant gets even more tedious.

Suffice it to say, I expected to read a story that would confirm my pre-existing bias. But in this case, I hate to say that I can understand where they're coming from. The "article" reads like a grossly-exaggerated sob story whose details unravel the more closely you look at them. Just for  start: "A few minutes temporary protection until rescue arrives? Waaaah. Pull the other one. Anyone seriously believe it would be less than half an hour? Not to mention "holding the puppy in a check stand" - given the way their check stands are designed, it defies logic that the puppy wasn't in the way and probably accosting customers. The worker was "saving [a] puppy" that was "obviously starving, cold," etc? Wait a minute, I thought it was only "a few minutes". By my estimation, at least half an hour to an hour. Regardless, does anyone really believe the puppy would have died in that time frame without the "shelter" of an Evil-Mart check stand?

If this incident, even as it probably really happened (as opposed to the sympathetic mad spin American Pit Bull Examiner tries to put on it), is all that led to the worker being fired - yeah, it's an overreaction. But it's hardly Sam Walton rising from his grave to rip helpless puppies from the hands of his servants to throw them into a woodchipper. And it's a hell of a lot more likely that this incident was simply the last straw in a pattern of the person refusing to do the work they were told to do.
 
2013-02-01 08:20:47 AM  
Draconian-mart
 
2013-02-01 08:22:37 AM  
i1353.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-01 08:23:40 AM  
Evil-mart.....haha!  That's better than the one I posted.

Although Draconian-mart does bring up memories of Princess Ardala....yeah.....
 
2013-02-01 08:27:10 AM  
Sam Walton would not approve of what Walmart has become.
 
2013-02-01 08:28:35 AM  

Real Women Drink Akvavit: Having just been to a WalMart yesterday, I can assure you they do not sell what most of us would call "food" there.


The only thing that tells me is that you don't pay much attention to your surroundings and you're not very funny.
 
2013-02-01 08:28:49 AM  
Why do I get the impression that there's more to this story?
 
2013-02-01 08:28:59 AM  

ristst: Evil-mart.....haha!  That's better than the one I posted.

Although Draconian-mart does bring up memories of Princess Ardala....yeah....


Funny thing is, I haven't met a person yet who had to ask which company I was referring to when I call it "Evil-Mart". And I've been using that appellation for years. (^_~)
 
2013-02-01 08:31:05 AM  
Yet another reason not to go to Wal-Mart.
 
2013-02-01 08:32:05 AM  

kwame: Please. Tell me how much more of this situation you understand.


From this crap article? None. Same as you.

Which is why I'm still curious why you decided to pee your little pants in fear about the skeery dirty puppy that's going to poison your food.

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Kwame is right, in the general.


No, he's not. There aren't many diseases that are transmissible between dogs and humans and most of the ones that are transmissible occur rarely. The only serious threat would be rabies (unlikely) and if it's covered in shiat E. Coli. and if you're going to worry about that from a puppy I have some really, REALLY bad news for you about all those little crotch-spawn that the spandex monsters that inhabit Wal-Mart are dragging through the line in front of you.

Farking pussies... oh my god... a small animal got slightly near some packaged food. Better all just freak the fark out because apparently it would be way too hard to just rinse off the fruits and vegetables and wash your hands before you tear open that bag of pork rinds.
 
2013-02-01 08:37:45 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Which is why I'm still curious why you decided to pee your little pants in fear about the skeery dirty puppy that's going to poison your food.


I don't know where you got that.  What's curious is your decision twice to talk about pants wetting.  Is that a thing with you?

Vegan Meat Popsicle: No, he's not.


Here's the point, you're missing, superstar.  There are still health regulations whether an internet idiot thinks stray unvaccinated animals are a health risk or not.  There are still customers to be concerned about with an animal that can bite.  There are even employees to be concerned about.  If you got your ass off your shoulders long enough to stop thinking about your imaginary scenario of a poor doe-eyed Disney puppy who just needs some warmth and love, you'd realize it's a little more complicated than that.
 
2013-02-01 08:38:42 AM  
*don't know where that one stray comma came from.  gonna bother me like an eyelash all day now
 
2013-02-01 08:40:12 AM  
Funny - Walmart has a puppy picture on their Face book page that you can leave a comment on.  I posted "Cute. A puppy on your front page when you fired an employee for trying to save one".  It lasted about 30 seconds before they deleted it.
 
2013-02-01 08:40:43 AM  

ExperianScaresCthulhu: Enormous-Schwanstucker: I feel for the pup pup, how the little booger is ok and finds a good family and the nice WalNutZ employee gets her jerb back but for shiats sake can someone PLEASE HIRE A GODDAMN JOURNALIST to write the story!

Is that too much to ask?

it's examiner.com.  the real journalists wrote the story elsewhere. the examiner.com writer just stole the story and rewrote it (or had someone else rewrite it), and sits back to reap the page-click revenue.


Probably so bu it's not just them. So many sites I read articles on are just atrocious. These aren't just journalistic standards but it's basic grammar and sentence structure that's lacking. My 9 year old daughter writes essays every week and she's better than these illiterate morans.
 
2013-02-01 08:41:20 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: There aren't many diseases


I think this is my favorite part of how dumb your comment was.
 
2013-02-01 08:43:25 AM  

Matthew Keene: Sam Walton would not approve of what Walmart has become.


This.
 
2013-02-01 08:45:20 AM  
After some internet sleuthing, I found the puppy in question.

www.planetcalypsoforum.com
Cute as a bug in a rug!
 
2013-02-01 08:47:51 AM  

kwame: Are we supposed to give a sh*t about someone who picked up and held an animal with no indication about its health - and did so in a checkout line where food was being passed along?


Human beings are.

\you seem to be exempt
 
2013-02-01 08:49:34 AM  

kwame: Here's the point, you're missing, superstar. There are still health regulations whether an internet idiot thinks stray unvaccinated animals are a health risk or not. There are still customers to be concerned about with an animal that can bite. There are even employees to be concerned about. If you got your ass off your shoulders long enough to stop thinking about your imaginary scenario of a poor doe-eyed Disney puppy who just needs some warmth and love, you'd realize it's a little more complicated than that.


You must work in HR because that's pretty much the only group of people I've ever known to be so desperately afraid of something so largely inconsequential.

The horror! Alert the townspeople! A small animal was temporarily in a location it should not normally be in! This is truly an outrage!

Pencil-pushing wusses like you are the reason we can't have nice things anymore and normal, sensible people are constantly being drowned in stupid regulations just for the sake of it. Get over yourself. A one time event happened for a brief period that temporarily didn't meet certain criteria on the employee bulletin board. It's not really a big farking deal and if that's really all that happened nobody should have been fired.

Next thing you'll be telling me somebody stood on a ladder without a safety buddy and they need to be fired and everyone needs to be retrained because it's a regulation and somebody could have been KILLED! KILLED I SAYS!
 
2013-02-01 08:51:15 AM  
All the weeping and wailing over some mutt and her idiot savior aside, I can't imagine what a soulcrushing job it would be to be responsible for the Wal-Mart Facebook page.

First you have the asshat champions for justice who post on every issue from blood diamonds to wage issues, then you have to stop and deal with this:

i42.photobucket.com
 
2013-02-01 08:53:14 AM  

CheekyMonkey: Human beings are.

\you seem to be exempt


There are about 20 different ways to help an animal and keep your job intact.  Just because some fool decided standing at the checkout with a ratty mutt was a good idea doesn't mean I need to care about her employment status.
 
2013-02-01 08:54:13 AM  

Vegan Meat Popsicle: Pencil-pushing wusses like you


Oh, I checked your profile.  This is your brand new trolly-troll account, huh.  Well, good luck with that.  You're a f*cking idiot.
 
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