Saturday, November 29, 2008

What I just emailed to Walmart

Let's be clear, I do not expect a response. Walmart has a long history of employee abuses, so why would they react differently to this death due to their inability or unwillingness to provide adequate crowd control for the Black Friday insanity. But after continually reading about the death of this employee, I decided to email Walmart. Here's the content of that email:

After reading multiple stories about the death of a temporary employee at your Long Island store, I am still left asking what you are going to do to help his family. Your company incited shoppers to behave like animals with your "door buster" prices for Black Friday and then failed to provide adequate crowd control to keep employees and other shoppers safe. Now there is a family in Queens who has to face Christmas with one less person at their table. So Walmart, what are you going to do for them? How are you going to ensure that this kind of tragedy NEVER happens again? And are you willing to stop this Black Friday nonsense with the super low prices that encourage this kind of insanity?
All eyes are on you, you need to act like the industry leader that you claim you are and not let this become one more case of employee abuse that you have become known for.


3 comments:

Mrs. F said...

Good point. What are they going to do for that family?

So tragic...

Renée aka Mekhismom said...

I wonder what they are going to do too. He was a temporary worker but still they can afford to help the family. It is so tragic.

Green said...

It's really disgusting. Especially when you consider that the solution is so damn simple - put the great deals online.

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