This kind of takes the cake, and turkey. The Cleveland Plain Dealer reports about a food drive being held in a local WalMart by the employees, FOR THE EMPLOYEES.
Norma Mills of Canton, who lives near the store, saw the photo circulating showing the food drive bins, and felt both “outrage” and “anger.”
“Then I went through the emotion of compassion for the employees, working for the largest food chain in America, making low wages, and who can’t afford to provide their families with a good Thanksgiving holiday,” said Mills, an organizer with Stand Up for Ohio, which is active in foreclosure issues in Canton. “That Walmart would have the audacity to ask low-wage workers to donate food to other low-wage workers — to me, it is a moral outrage.”
Moral outrage, yep! Oh and they’re making their workers come in sell shit to people on Thanksgiving too. I guess they figure their workers can’t afford to stay home and enjoy a feast with their families anyway so…
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