On Tuesday, November 26th, 2013 — just two days before Thanksgiving — my son, Kyle Jaglal, was fired from a Walmart store in Frankfort, Kentucky for price matching a turkey for an elderly customer who had an advertisement in hand. He broke no rules and adhered to Walmart’s price matching policy.
Kyle had been working at Walmart for about six months as a Customer Service Manager (CSM). On the Saturday before Thanksgiving, Kyle approved the price match for the elderly customer who was purchasing a turkey — a popular policy Walmart proudly advertises frequently. But on the following Tuesday, he was called to the back of the store by the manager and questioned about the turkey. As a customer service manager, Kyle’s job was to authorize or decline a price match. He authorized it and it was the cashier who rang up the sale.
The manager said the turkey was not on the receipt. As it’s the cashiers job to conduct the sale, it doesn’t make sense that Kyle would be held responsible if she did not put the turkey on the receipt. But that’s exactly what happened. Kyle was immediately terminated just two days before Thanksgiving and told to turn in his badge. […]
"Pay for most jobs has been falling because of a combination of anti-union rules that have reduced membership to its lowest level in almost a century, trade deals with China that have destroyed 2.8 million jobs and put pressure on workers to accept lower pay to compete with imports, and the severe cuts in welfare benefits over the past two decades, which have flooded the market with low-wage workers. America ranks second only to South Korea in the share of workers earning low wages, both at about one job in four. At the same time, taxpayers have been giving ever-larger subsidies to employers, notably Walmart, many of whose workers need food stamps."
“I cannot believe I got to actually take a picture with the actual Norman Rockwell oil on canvas painting of 1943, Rosie the Riveter. It is so ironic that one of the symbol of labor icons sits in this museum funded by one of the most anti-labor Walton family”
Well, Thanksgiving dinner is done; everyone is full and happy. Now comes the part we dislike the most: The cleanup.
Cleaning up doesn’t have to be insufferable if you organize the tasks properly.
Instead of everyone cleaning up at will, assign cleaning duties. Make it fun by adding a soundtrack of some ‘oldies but goodies’ music: this is where you whistle or sing and dance while you work! Who says cleaning up after the meal can’t be a more pleasant part of your Thanksgiving gathering?
If your family is anything like mine, after all that cleaning up I’m sure you’ve worked up another small appetite. HA!
This post is brought to you by the multi-billion dollar corporation Walmart. They’re talking about cleaning up after a Thanksgiving meal. I guess they must have forgotten that a lot of their employees will be on their way to work right after the meal. (That is, if they can afford a meal.)
Walmart decided this year, to get a head start on the madness of “Black Friday” and will be opening their stores at 8PM local time on Thanksgiving. So, there’s no time for visiting with grandma or playing some football with your cousins. It’s off to Walmart for you peasant! The Walton Family needs another billion dollars and they need it NOW!