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(Business Insider)   Walmart asks customers to donate food to its needy employees. This is not an Onion headline   (businessinsider.com) divider line 59
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2013-11-18 01:48:15 PM  
9 votes:
A company spokesman defended the food drive, telling the Plain Dealer that it is evidence that employees care about each other.
"This store has been doing this for several years and is for associates that have faced an extreme hardship recently," spokesman Kory Lundberg told us.
Lundberg says an example of this would be a recent layoff in the family or some other financial hardship.


Like working for WalMart?
2013-11-18 02:49:05 PM  
8 votes:
They're racist too:

scontent-a-iad.xx.fbcdn.net
2013-11-18 02:57:33 PM  
6 votes:
But see, Walmart couldn't just donate that shiat themselves because it would cause a derplus.
2013-11-18 02:41:20 PM  
5 votes:

d23: MechaPyx: Voiceofreason01: But we can't raise the minimum wage "because socialism"

It's paid for one way or another. It's just a question of who. Since Wal-Mart's owners aren't paying enough we pick up the slack via food stamps and such. We're subsidizing Wal-Mart's payroll.

For some reason this argument constantly sails over the head of the local yokels.


i512.photobucket.com
2013-11-18 01:57:00 PM  
5 votes:
I can't wait to see one of the Walton kids be flown to this store in their Sikorsky S-76C, land in the parking lot, have a Maybach take them from the chopper to the front door, get out of the car with a single expired can of pumpkin mix...and throw it at the manager who came up with this idea before firing him.
2013-11-18 01:22:28 PM  
5 votes:
Also, I wonder which response is more likely from Wal-Mart if this really causes a viral internet outrage:

1) Gosh, wow, people are right. We thought we were being compassionate in facilitating an area for our employees to donate food to their needier co-workers, but now we understand that the very fact we needed to do this indicates that we're not paying the people we depend on to keep our stores operating enough money to survive. We get it now, we've been exploiting  the poor for entirely too long and underwriting our workforce with the sort of social safety net programs that our political arm actually rails against to score anti-regulation and anti-taxation points. Thank you for holding up this mirror for us to see ourselves and for giving us the opportunity to change.
2) Attention Wal-Mart employees: Due to recent unfavorable media coverage, any employees found bringing outside items into a store for the purposes of donation to another employee will be terminated immediately.
2013-11-18 03:45:58 PM  
3 votes:

Prophet of Loss: Its funny that we are technically our own keepers since America is a representational democracy and we choose to abuse ourselves on the aggregate.

It amazing how so many individual selfish actions amount to a lower standard of living for nearly everyone.


I know right?  And the level of hubris in the upper class is truly appalling.  I mean, at least Caligula was entertaining.
2013-11-18 02:51:50 PM  
3 votes:

Deep Contact: Wal-Mart turned a profit of $15.7 billion last year.

The ghosts of xmas past, present and future will be visiting the CEO.


and then will be turned into a cheap light-up Christmas light display, which will be available on Black Friday for a rollback price of $19.99!!
2013-11-18 02:46:02 PM  
3 votes:
If only there was some way their needy employees could get more money....

Got it! Drug dealing.

Done and done. Have HR send out the memo.
2013-11-18 02:29:21 PM  
3 votes:

b2theory: There is something seriously wrong with this country.


i5.photobucket.com
2013-11-18 01:59:04 PM  
3 votes:

Mr. Coffee Nerves: I can't wait to see one of the Walton kids be flown to this store in their Sikorsky S-76C, land in the parking lot, have a Maybach take them from the chopper to the front door, get out of the car with a single expired can of pumpkin mix...and throw it at the manager who came up with this idea before firing him.


Sam's Choice brand, of course.  and it was probably pulled from the Grocery department return cart, which has been sitting behind the customer service desk all day with now spoiled milk and meat products in it.
2013-11-18 04:40:55 PM  
2 votes:
Here's how to make a living:
1) If you're a 16 year old, get a job at a Walmart.
2) If you're older than that, you need to get a degree, you idiot.
3) If you get a degree, you're an idiot and no one told you there would be a job waiting for you, you ... snowflake.
4) Have your parents give you $20,000 and start a multi-billion dollar corporation due to the tax breaks you'll get for donating $100K to various politicians' campaigns.  (Forgot to add: have your parents give you $100K to bribe the politicians).
5) You made it to this step without a job or owning a corporation? Lazy ass!  Go get a job in retail!  It's not as if there aren't any jobs in retail.
6) There is no step 6.  You need to go on food stamps and welfare, dumb ass!  Serves you right for not being born a Walton.  By the way, we're cutting out food stamps, you lazy, overeducated commie snowflake.
2013-11-18 03:51:47 PM  
2 votes:
Aren't the owners of Wal-Mart edible?
2013-11-18 03:24:18 PM  
2 votes:
Why not get some of your fellow Walmart employees to assemble a systematic way to shoplift from their store.  Maybe you bring 12 items to the check out counter but your buddy only effectively scans 9 items. Or you get the loss prevention lead to reboot security cameras thereby shutting them down for a 5 minute "predetermined" time and suddenly the back door is a flurry of activity.  You see, this way Walmart helps its own, but doesn't actually know it and subsequently doesn't try to exploit their  generosity.

Huh? Huh? Genius right?

/maybe not, but Fark Walmart
2013-11-18 03:00:46 PM  
2 votes:
Isn't Walmart providing a free dinner for the employees who are being forced to work on Thanksgiving? Simple, have the entire family get jobs there too and they can have a dinner before working all night to make the CEO even more wealthy.
2013-11-18 02:58:07 PM  
2 votes:
Imma gone down ta the dallaar store and git me some fudz ta dontate to the Wool*Mort peoples.
2013-11-18 02:57:53 PM  
2 votes:
maybe they can shop at Target.  And eat cake.  That seems to have worked well in the past.
2013-11-18 02:50:57 PM  
2 votes:
Wal-Mart turned a profit of $15.7 billion last year.

The ghosts of xmas past, present and future will be visiting the CEO.
2013-11-18 02:45:35 PM  
2 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: *reads article*

[h.a.d-cd.net image 480x313]

Seriously, this is disgustingly low...even for Walmart.  F*ck that company.



WAL-MART? I definitely would not hit it. Just look at those sharp letters. It is way below my standards.

No, give me Costco any day. Look at those sexy C's and O's. Even the sleek S. Lots of beautiful curves there.
2013-11-18 02:32:57 PM  
2 votes:

The Stealth Hippopotamus: car wreak


The Stealth Hippopotamus: this locale store


Is this some kind of subtle trolling?
2013-11-18 02:31:11 PM  
2 votes:

jake_lex: Voiceofreason01: But we can't raise the minimum wage "because socialism"

And we need to slash spending on food stamp programs and keep corporate taxes low becuase, once again, socialism.


This socialism thing sounds horrible if we must go to such extremes to avoid it.
2013-11-18 02:28:28 PM  
2 votes:
Well I hope no one allows this news to stop them from buying all their Christmas presents at Walmart!
2013-11-18 01:15:55 PM  
2 votes:
They're actually asking employees to donate food to each other (more complete story). Wal-Mart surely doesn't want the customers to get the idea that the staff is underpaid and desperate.
2013-11-18 05:25:56 PM  
1 votes:
Walmart is cat puke.
2013-11-18 04:57:33 PM  
1 votes:
Aren't they supposed to be working on Thanksgiving?
2013-11-18 04:55:36 PM  
1 votes:

star_topology: If you could rid the world of cancer or Wal-Mart, which would you choose? I find myself actually stopping to think about it.


Medical science will determine they are the same thing.
2013-11-18 04:30:46 PM  
1 votes:

Joe Blowme: Its called reality, life aint always fair, get used to it.


that's what they can say to the shareholders after the government forces walmart to pay a higher wage.
2013-11-18 04:18:13 PM  
1 votes:

Well I use Mac/Linux...: I'm sure if everyone bashing the Waltons on here were given $30B they would still be championing higher wages for all on Fark.com, and not lounging on a yacht somewhere in the tropics.


www.examiner.com
2013-11-18 04:15:57 PM  
1 votes:

Spaghetti Eatin' Goombah: letrole: Anyone who makes snide remarks about Wal-Mart also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Ride a bike wearing spandex stretch trousers
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac

7. Yes.  All the rest. No.  Hipsters and Vegans aren't the only people that hate Walmart


Yep. With me it's just 1, 2, and 6, with a few disclaimers...
1.) I watch plenty of TV & movies (probably too much). I just watch them on my computer.
2.) There are 20+ microbreweries in town. They put out some damn good product.
6.) I actually do prefer them. Give a large B or a medium C and I'm good.

"It's my surname" Letrole seems to have a bad case of...

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2013-11-18 04:12:29 PM  
1 votes:

Cpl.D: whidbey: neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude

"Battle of the Beers"

Trick picture.  Neither are actually beer.


thatsthejoke.com
2013-11-18 04:10:06 PM  
1 votes:

whidbey: neversubmit: a pharmacological method of making people love their servitude

"Battle of the Beers"


Trick picture.  Neither are actually beer.
2013-11-18 04:00:13 PM  
1 votes:

letrole: Anyone who makes snide remarks about Wal-Mart also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Ride a bike wearing spandex stretch trousers
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


This is Fark, not your wish list.
2013-11-18 03:54:38 PM  
1 votes:

stuff12345: if you don't like what you make at your job, get a better one.  if you don't feel like you can do that, try learning something useful.  if you don't feel like you can do that, accept that you're always going to be poor.

really that simple...


I think the bootstrap horse is dead.  You can stop hitting it now.
2013-11-18 03:53:35 PM  
1 votes:
if you don't like what you make at your job, get a better one.  if you don't feel like you can do that, try learning something useful.  if you don't feel like you can do that, accept that you're always going to be poor.

really that simple...
2013-11-18 03:51:29 PM  
1 votes:

Joe Blowme: And thanks to walmart, poor people can have semi nice things. Now get your shiat and get out


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2013-11-18 03:48:29 PM  
1 votes:
And thanks to walmart, poor people can have semi nice things. Now get your shiat and get out
2013-11-18 03:48:14 PM  
1 votes:

letrole: Anyone who makes snide remarks about Wal-Mart also tends to:

1. Own a TV but haven't turned it on in years
2. Drink microbrewery beer
3. Watch Japanese children's cartoons on a Mac
4. Appreciate the warmth of vinyl phonograph records
5. Read books at Starbucks
6. Claim to prefer girls with small breasts
7. Ride a bike wearing spandex stretch trousers
8. Walk past a smoker and force pretentious coughing noises
9. Take comfort in believing size doesn't matter
10. Feign disgust at the idea of eating a Big Mac


People who make derogatory blanket statements instead of a counter argument tend to:
1. Be morons.
2. Troll internet forums.
2013-11-18 03:43:25 PM  
1 votes:
They probably figure that most of those donations will be purchased that their store. More sales!
2013-11-18 03:16:28 PM  
1 votes:

Well I use Mac/Linux...: Maybe learn a farking skill and don't work a job that a 16 year old could do.


because there are tens of millions of jobs here unfilled that pay really good and have excellent benefits but no one smart enough to do them?
PJ-
2013-11-18 03:16:00 PM  
1 votes:
It could be worse, Wal-Mart could have said that there was a mandatory volunteer program at the local shelter feeding the homeless.
2013-11-18 03:07:56 PM  
1 votes:

cman: vabeard: Every company - medical facilities - I have ever worked for has always encouraged donations to less fortunate employees.

Its kinda sad considering that Walmart stocks a shiatton of food and they have the gall to ask their lowly paid employees to share


That's for the customers. Keep your grubby hands off it.
2013-11-18 03:07:54 PM  
1 votes:
Thanks Obama.

//107 posts and I am first to blame Fartbongo.
2013-11-18 03:06:28 PM  
1 votes:
Not only is this a disgrace at the economic level but implying that all Walmart employees prefer it in the can is a stereotype outrage.
2013-11-18 02:56:32 PM  
1 votes:

tricycleracer: Hugh2d2: spilling Cristal on their $3,000 suits


Ya srsly. Cristal is for Russian mobsters. The Waltons drink Hennessy.
2013-11-18 02:53:45 PM  
1 votes:

Prophet of Loss: And yet people shop there in record numbers because ... they can't afford to shop anywhere else.

/"Its the cirrrrrrcccle of dystopiaaaaa!"


Hell, at this point Walmart isn't really all that cheap, so I don't get it, unless Walmart is the only place to shop in an area other than convenience stores.

I save way more loading coupons onto my Kroger card and shopping there during sales. Every time I go to Walmart (generally only late at night when I suddenly need something) I notice what I need is usually more than I could have gotten it somewhere else. If anywhere else is open I avoid Walmart like the plague.

Not to mention they seem absolutely incapable of opening more lanes when the lines get long (didn't one of their advertisements used to be that they always open an extra lane when a certain amount of people are in line?), and besides which they won't even keep all their self checkouts open. There are usually like 2-3 open out of 12. It's even worse when the cashier is usually some old arthritic lady who may be in early stages of dementia and scans the items as slowly as possible, and periodically gets confused as to where they are at and what they were doing.
2013-11-18 02:49:06 PM  
1 votes:

zulius: Grand_Moff_Joseph: Even Trixie is enraged by this crap.

Some, wwe leaking? :p
/since my wage went up, been shopping at target, but Apparently, they're no better to their employees anymore


In a straight comparison, they do treat their people significantly better than Walmart, even if the wages aren't massively higher on a dollar-to-dollar scale.

That said though, it is akin to saying the 6th level of Dante's inferno is better than the 9th level.  You'd be technically correct, but in practical terms, it still sucks.
2013-11-18 02:48:26 PM  
1 votes:

b2theory: There is something seriously wrong with this country.


welcome! you must be new here

/do you have your green card?
2013-11-18 02:47:14 PM  
1 votes:

Snarfangel: Grand_Moff_Joseph: *reads article*

[h.a.d-cd.net image 480x313]

Seriously, this is disgustingly low...even for Walmart.  F*ck that company.


WAL-MART? I definitely would not hit it. Just look at those sharp letters. It is way below my standards.

No, give me Costco any day. Look at those sexy C's and O's. Even the sleek S. Lots of beautiful curves there.


Yes, damn that jezebel!  With her constant tempting of innocent souls...I swear, those $1.00 churros are the siren song of the devil herself.  XD
2013-11-18 02:42:24 PM  
1 votes:

URAPNIS: kiteless: URAPNIS: Don't like it?
Don't shop there.


I don't shop there and I still don't like it.

No one is forcing the employees to work there either.
They should be happy to have a job.


That your taxes are subsidizing.  A winnar is you!
2013-11-18 02:42:21 PM  
1 votes:

Hugh2d2: spilling Cristal on their $3,000 suits


1000words1000days.com
2013-11-18 02:41:59 PM  
1 votes:

Grand_Moff_Joseph: Even Trixie is enraged by this crap.

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So even the Denver Broncos are upset by this is what you are saying?

/I can't look at a pony image anymore without immediately thinking it's about the Broncos.  Sports tab threads have typecast these images...
2013-11-18 02:40:45 PM  
1 votes:

BunkoSquad: They're actually asking employees to donate food to each other (more complete story). Wal-Mart surely doesn't want the customers to get the idea that the staff is underpaid and desperate.


I wonder how close to the break room vending machines those bins are.
2013-11-18 02:36:05 PM  
1 votes:
If only there was some way that a Walmart could come up with some food to donate without trying to extract it from the workers.


cloud.empowerednews.net

It would be cheaper than the public relations that it will take to live this down.
2013-11-18 02:34:18 PM  
1 votes:

abhorrent1: FFS. I'm so sick of hearing people biatch about walmart. Get a different farking job then. It's not like retail jobs a rare and hard to get.


Yeah go earn $7.25 at some other hellhole like Sam's Club or Target or Best Buy.  That'll solve all your problems.
2013-11-18 02:29:51 PM  
1 votes:
FFS. I'm so sick of hearing people biatch about walmart. Get a different farking job then. It's not like retail jobs a rare and hard to get.
2013-11-18 01:46:38 PM  
1 votes:

b2theory: There is something seriously wrong with this country.


You just figured this out?
2013-11-18 01:37:12 PM  
1 votes:
Even Trixie is enraged by this crap.

img.fark.net
2013-11-18 01:12:27 PM  
1 votes:
But we can't raise the minimum wage "because socialism"
2013-11-18 01:11:37 PM  
1 votes:
There is something seriously wrong with this country.
 
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