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Old Jan 16th 2006, 2:20 pm
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Thumbs down Walmart Stinks

This company is the pits.....one of their employees had severe brain injuries whilst at work, was awarded compensation purely to cover healthcare costs and now Walmart is suing her to get more than the sum she was awarded!

Even worse, her husband of 30 years has been advised that he may have to divorce her so she would become eligible for medicaid:

http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/news/20050816-spd.html
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Old Jan 16th 2006, 2:28 pm
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Purely and simply, the unacceptable face of capitalism.

Avoid Walmart and Sam's Club -- use Costco instead.
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Old Jan 16th 2006, 2:28 pm
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Originally Posted by Englishmum
This company is the pits.....one of their employees had severe brain injuries whilst at work, was awarded compensation purely to cover healthcare costs and now Walmart is suing her to get more than the sum she was awarded!

Even worse, her husband of 30 years has been advised that he may have to divorce her so she would become eligible for medicaid:

http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/news/20050816-spd.html
Well, it seems that they are acting within the law, but that still doesn't make it right.
It seems to me to be a great example of something that I find very f**ked up about this country - how people who work for big companies seem to feel perfectly fine about f**king others over just because it will get more money for their multi-million dollar corporation.
No doubt the instigators of this suit regard themselves as Christians, and fine upstanding members of the communtiy and sit in the front pew at church every sunday.
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Old Jan 16th 2006, 2:55 pm
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Originally Posted by BigDavyG
No doubt the instigators of this suit regard themselves as Christians, and fine upstanding members of the communtiy and sit in the front pew at church every sunday.
I agree with your comments about Walmart but object to the above statement as wild inuendo, without any foundation whatso ever. I could say typical of so many but I will not. The Law is the problem not the religion.
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Old Jan 16th 2006, 3:04 pm
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Originally Posted by fatbrit
Purely and simply, the unacceptable face of capitalism.

Avoid Walmart and Sam's Club -- use Costco instead.
Why Costco? Are they a non-profit organization?
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Old Jan 16th 2006, 3:09 pm
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Why Costco? Are they a non-profit organization?
No -- they are the acceptable face.

Try: http://www.laborresearch.org/print.php?id=391
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Old Jan 16th 2006, 3:12 pm
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Originally Posted by tony126
I agree with your comments about Walmart but object to the above statement as wild inuendo, without any foundation whatso ever. I could say typical of so many but I will not. The Law is the problem not the religion.
I didn't say that religion was the problem here.
My issue is with the hypocracy of people who consider themselves to be Christian yet who deem it fine to persue cases like the one detailed by the OP and generally shaft other human beings in pursuit of corporate recongnition and the almighty dollar.
I'm curious as to how these individuals can reconcile the teachings and tenants of their faith with their actions at work, that's all.
I was certainly not attempting to make a blanket statement about all christians per se.
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Originally Posted by BigDavyG
I'm curious as to how these individuals can reconcile the teachings and tenants of their faith with their actions at work, that's all.
It is often said that "the religion of Americans is America", and most of the biggest churches here are quite comfortable with watering down Christianity in order to reconcile its doctrines to those of America (the religion). Any preacher who actually related the teachings of Jesus would soon find himself out on his ear. "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven"? Anti-business! "Blessed are the peacemakers"? Liberalism!
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Originally Posted by Englishmum
This company is the pits.....one of their employees had severe brain injuries whilst at work, was awarded compensation purely to cover healthcare costs and now Walmart is suing her to get more than the sum she was awarded!

Even worse, her husband of 30 years has been advised that he may have to divorce her so she would become eligible for medicaid:

http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/news/20050816-spd.html

"The Shanks settled in August 2002 for $900,000. After attorneys' fees and expenses, an irrevocable trust set up for Debbie Shank got $417,477 and her husband got $119,280, according to court documents."

So from the initial award lawyers took $363,243 or about 40% of their payout.

The biggest problem with this country is the scumsucking lawyers and the lack of controls over them.
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Originally Posted by nxylas
"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven"? Anti-business! "Blessed are the peacemakers"? Liberalism!
"thou shalt not kill"? - Heresy!!
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Old Jan 16th 2006, 5:09 pm
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Originally Posted by Englishmum
This company is the pits.....one of their employees had severe brain injuries whilst at work, was awarded compensation purely to cover healthcare costs and now Walmart is suing her to get more than the sum she was awarded!

Even worse, her husband of 30 years has been advised that he may have to divorce her so she would become eligible for medicaid:

http://www.wakeupwalmart.com/news/20050816-spd.html

It gets worse... My uncle back in england worked for asda (owned by walmart) and he was about 2 years away from his pension and had worked there for over 20 yrs, and bam he got laid off. No explanation, nothing. In fact when asked for an official reason for his dismal they refused to give anything. They just did not want to have to pay his pension when he retired. Severance package was really crappy too. They talked to several lawyers and they all seem to agree that he has a case, just goes to show walmart is EVIL!
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Originally Posted by ladygwennie
It gets worse... My uncle back in england worked for asda (owned by walmart) and he was about 2 years away from his pension and had worked there for over 20 yrs, and bam he got laid off. No explanation, nothing. In fact when asked for an official reason for his dismal they refused to give anything. They just did not want to have to pay his pension when he retired. Severance package was really crappy too. They talked to several lawyers and they all seem to agree that he has a case, just goes to show walmart is EVIL!
I'm pretty sure that they have to give you a good reason in England, otherwise you could file an 'unfair dismissal' claim.
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Old Jan 16th 2006, 5:13 pm
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I'm pretty sure that they have to give you a good reason in England, otherwise you could file an 'unfair dismissal' claim.
Thats what they are going after. The problem is that there is a cap on how much u can get in the english court system. That cap is far lower than what would have been the pension over years. So the corporation, it would seem has picked the lowest number. It's sad since he worked there for so long, and liked his job.
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Originally Posted by Angry White Pyjamas
"The Shanks settled in August 2002 for $900,000. After attorneys' fees and expenses, an irrevocable trust set up for Debbie Shank got $417,477 and her husband got $119,280, according to court documents."

So from the initial award lawyers took $363,243 or about 40% of their payout.

The biggest problem with this country is the scumsucking lawyers and the lack of controls over them.
They need the money so they can become poiticians to put these wrongs to right.(??????????)
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Originally Posted by tony126
They need the money so they can become poiticians to put these wrongs to right.(??????????)
Oh, bloody hell - lawyers becoming politicians - that subject deserves a thread all of its own surely.
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