Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Opposing Views)   In Walmart's defense: do we really KNOW that pregnant women with urinary tract infections need to drink a lot of water? Oh we do. Ok then   (opposingviews.com) divider line 168
    More: Misc, Wal-Mart, workplace discrimination  
•       •       •

12691 clicks; posted to Main » on 18 Jun 2013 at 10:36 PM (2 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



168 Comments   (+0 »)
   
View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all
 
2013-06-18 05:59:48 PM  
Unlike back injuries, pregnancies can be faked.
 
2013-06-18 06:09:43 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Unlike back injuries, pregnancies can be faked.


true, true
 
2013-06-18 06:14:11 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Unlike back injuries, pregnancies can be faked.


Not in this particular case. Another article notes that the employee obtained TWO notes from her doctor specifying that she needed to drink water, and was still treated like crap by Walmart.

I hope she got a nice settlement. As for Walmart, fark them. I don't shop there, and never will.
 
2013-06-18 06:14:28 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Unlike back injuries, pregnancies can be faked.


Ha! I'm going to fake a pregnancy so I can drink water at work! That'll show 'em!
 
MBK [TotalFark]
2013-06-18 06:26:19 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: Unlike back injuries, pregnancies can be faked.


Are you really that big of an idiot, or do you just play one on the internet?
 
2013-06-18 06:31:38 PM  
Man. I wish I were a woman so I could fake a pregnancy and drink water while I stock shelves.
 
2013-06-18 07:00:38 PM  

Shostie: Man. I wish I were a woman so I could fake a pregnancy and drink water while I stock shelves.


Seriously, that just seems like the life. Children dream of having such an existence.
 
2013-06-18 07:19:35 PM  
In 2007

Um... why is this in the news now?
 
2013-06-18 07:21:52 PM  
I drink water whenever I want because f*ck The Man.
 
2013-06-18 07:49:22 PM  

Aarontology: I drink water whenever I want because f*ck The Man.


And that's why you'll never work your way up the Walmart corporate ladder.
 
2013-06-18 09:17:53 PM  

Aarontology: I drink water whenever I want because f*ck The Man.


She was doing the former because of the latter.
 
2013-06-18 09:20:56 PM  
So, she lost in federal court and on appeal.  Asking the supreme court to take it.  I'd kind of like to hear their take on this.
 
2013-06-18 09:31:27 PM  

MBK: BarkingUnicorn: Unlike back injuries, pregnancies can be faked.

Are you really that big of an idiot, or do you just play one on the internet?


I can't believe how easy the fishing is today! ::-)
 
2013-06-18 09:36:41 PM  
This shouldn't become  a Walmart-bashing thread.  TFA's point is that discrimination against pregnant women is widespread and increasing.  Laws that prohibit it are being ignored  by judges as well as employers.  This is a much bigger problem than Walmart.
 
2013-06-18 09:44:47 PM  

BarkingUnicorn: This shouldn't become  a Walmart-bashing thread.  TFA's point is that discrimination against pregnant women is widespread and increasing.  Laws that prohibit it are being ignored  by judges as well as employers.  This is a much bigger problem than Walmart.



Why would you cause distress to a corporation? I was assured they were people. By a Mormon guy, strange as that may sound.
 
2013-06-18 10:07:21 PM  

djkutch: Why would you cause distress to a corporation? I was assured they were people. By a Mormon guy, strange as that may sound.


Mormons, like corporations, aren't people. Don't let them fool you.

/baptized Mormon, so BACK THE HELL OFF!
 
2013-06-18 10:22:21 PM  
This just in: Wal-mart is evil. (in case you didnt know from the multi-state lawsuits against them over multi-issues)
 
2013-06-18 10:41:44 PM  

Lorelle: BarkingUnicorn: Unlike back injuries, pregnancies can be faked.

Not in this particular case. Another article notes that the employee obtained TWO notes from her doctor specifying that she needed to drink water, and was still treated like crap by Walmart.

I hope she got a nice settlement. As for Walmart, fark them. I don't shop there, and never will.


Honestly, I would more put this down to an asshole manager then Wal-Mart or any corporate policy.
 
2013-06-18 10:42:02 PM  
I say she's hotter than the gates off hell--By that pink dress
 
2013-06-18 10:43:00 PM  
employees were allowed to drink on the job so long as it is only water. Her supervisor, however, changed the rules and said she needed a doctor's note in order to hydrate, even when she was visibly pregnant.

Even if I wasn't pregnant (and it's happened a few times, my ass is a slut like that) I would not put up with this shiat. For any living thing that's dangerous to not have water when needed.
 
2013-06-18 10:44:32 PM  
They probably wanted to dump her before she took that luxury unpaid 6wk maternity vacation.
 
2013-06-18 10:46:50 PM  
low wage jobs are more likely to fire pregnant women when they the money most.
 
2013-06-18 10:48:11 PM  
I refuse to shop at Walmart.  My hatred of that evil corporation goes so far that I refused to go into the store with someone else wanted to pick something up.  I don't care how much money I might save shopping there, it's not worth it.

And no, I'm not a corporate hating hippie commie.  I like Starbuck's mochas (but hate their straight espresso).
 
2013-06-18 10:49:11 PM  
What kind of a shiatty excuse for both a manager and a human being do you have to be to give a flying fark if an employee drinks farking water? Dumbass, small-minded retard.
 
2013-06-18 10:49:53 PM  
Why couldn't she just drink her urine?  What is it so special about getting farked that makes her think she should have the right to be an exception?  Billions of women get farked.  Walmart should be suing her.
 
2013-06-18 10:49:57 PM  

basemetal: So, she lost in federal court and on appeal.  Asking the supreme court to take it.  I'd kind of like to hear their take on this.


I give it about 2:1 odds of SCOTUS ruling in favor of Wal-Mart because f*ck the wage slaves, and about 1000:1 odds of SCOTUS ruling 5-4 that minimum wage laws are unconstitutional because f*ck the wage slaves.
 
2013-06-18 10:50:13 PM  

mongbiohazard: What kind of a shiatty excuse for both a manager and a human being do you have to be to give a flying fark if an employee drinks farking water? Dumbass, small-minded retard.


The kind that Walmart loves to hire.
 
2013-06-18 10:50:50 PM  

Bossk'sSegway: low wage jobs are more likely to fire pregnant women when they the money most.


They the sure do.
 
2013-06-18 10:50:50 PM  

King Something: basemetal: So, she lost in federal court and on appeal.  Asking the supreme court to take it.  I'd kind of like to hear their take on this.

I give it about 2:1 odds of SCOTUS ruling in favor of Wal-Mart because f*ck the wage slaves, and about 1000:1 odds of SCOTUS ruling 5-4 that minimum wage laws are unconstitutional because f*ck the wage slaves.


I would not disagree with your thought.
 
2013-06-18 10:51:39 PM  
Myers reportedly thought it was, "silly to need a note for that," but still went and brought a doctor's note anyway. However, her supervisor changed the rules again and told her drinking fountains were enough. By now, however, Myers had a urinary tract infection (common during pregnancy) and needed to hydrate more regularly. She was given a choice: either the water goes or you do. Myers left and sued.

There's a small segment of the population that gets off on the smallest amount of power.
 
2013-06-18 10:52:36 PM  

MBK: BarkingUnicorn: Unlike back injuries, pregnancies can be faked.

Are you really that big of an idiot, or do you just play one on the internet?


Why not both girl would show up, if she wasn't afraid Wal Mart would sic ICE on her.
 
2013-06-18 10:53:20 PM  

ajgeek: djkutch: Why would you cause distress to a corporation? I was assured they were people. By a Mormon guy, strange as that may sound.

Mormons, like corporations, aren't people. Don't let them fool you.

/baptized Mormon, so BACK THE HELL OFF!


you can get Fark in the afterlife?
 
2013-06-18 10:53:52 PM  
If corporations are people, can they get pregnant?
 
2013-06-18 10:54:31 PM  

DrZiffle: If corporations are people, can they get pregnant?


No, they're all boys.
 
2013-06-18 10:54:45 PM  
Well why did she get pregnant? Who does she think she is?
Walmart needs to make a profit for its stock holders and this breeder is causing a problem why did she not just shut up and hide In shame how dare a pregnant woman work in public. We need to get a fundraiser going for Walmart's legal defense fund.
 
2013-06-18 10:54:58 PM  
I find it hard to believe that a manager was watching over her slapping bottles of water out of her hand whenever she tried to take a drink.
 
2013-06-18 10:58:13 PM  

Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I find it hard to believe that a manager was watching over her slapping bottles of water out of her hand whenever she tried to take a drink.


No, the supervisor was walking around and when s/he saw the water bottle, required her to put it away.  Let's not make this more grab-asstic than it is.
 
2013-06-18 10:58:27 PM  
imageshack.us
 
2013-06-18 10:58:37 PM  
Well if she would have been barefoot in the kitchen where she was supposed to be she would have had access to as much water as she wanted.  Problem solved.
 
2013-06-18 10:59:52 PM  
Wal-mart owns the world. Bow before the Master Capitalizer's
 
2013-06-18 11:00:14 PM  

MBK: BarkingUnicorn: Unlike back injuries, pregnancies can be faked.

Are you really that big of an idiot, or do you just play one on the internet?


You. Are. A. Maroon.
 
2013-06-18 11:00:25 PM  

OgreMagi: I refuse to shop at Walmart.  My hatred of that evil corporation goes so far that I refused to go into the store with someone else wanted to pick something up.  I don't care how much money I might save shopping there, it's not worth it.

And no, I'm not a corporate hating hippie commie.  I like Starbuck's mochas (but hate their straight espresso).


I refuse to shop them just because they have so few registers open. I can deal with them being evil and treating thier employees like shiat, but my time is worth more money than they have ever saved me and I refuse to put up with wasting like an hour od my time to go thru line.
 
2013-06-18 11:00:52 PM  

DrZiffle: If corporations are people, can they get pregnant?


No, corporations are the ones doing the screwing.
 
2013-06-18 11:00:57 PM  

Benevolent Misanthrope: Dow Jones and the Temple of Doom: I find it hard to believe that a manager was watching over her slapping bottles of water out of her hand whenever she tried to take a drink.

No, the supervisor was walking around and when s/he saw the water bottle, required her to put it away.  Let's not make this more grab-asstic than it is.


Throw it away, or set it under the register in between sips?
 
2013-06-18 11:01:19 PM  
18, pregnant and stocking shelves. Yeah, it's WalMarts fault she is not living the American dream.
 
2013-06-18 11:01:40 PM  

impaler: There's a small segment of the population that gets off on the smallest amount of power.


Earlier in the thread it was speculated that he was trying to get rid of her and that's probably accurate.

And it's probably not, as some may think, because they were trying to dodge the maternity leave. That's giving a small mind way too much credit.

When it comes to restocking shelves the supervisors care about getting it done as fast as possible, period, end of story. Even if she was a fantastic worker, being pregnant slowed her down, so he was looking for a way to replace her with somebody else. I do wonder what sort of worker she was prior to becoming pregnant.
 
2013-06-18 11:02:47 PM  

MBK: BarkingUnicorn: Unlike back injuries, pregnancies can be faked.

Are you really that big of an idiot, or do you just play one on the internet?


How the fark can you have such a low account number and be that dumb here?
 
2013-06-18 11:04:28 PM  
When they the money most...
 
2013-06-18 11:05:49 PM  
Every thread I tell you, it's like Farkers have never encountered troll posts before.  Every thread.
 
2013-06-18 11:07:45 PM  

MrHappyRotter: Every thread I tell you, it's like Farkers have never encountered troll posts before.  Every thread.


You must be new here.
 
Displayed 50 of 168 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | 3 | 4 | » | Last | Show all

View Voting Results: Smartest and Funniest


This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report