Archive for the ‘Wal-Mart’ Category

minor verbal discrimination at Wal-Mart

December 11, 2006

If you are in a Wal-Mart store that closes at night instead of being open all hours, you may hear an employee using the store sound system to say a closing script that includes something like “drive safely”.

Why does Wal-Mart seemingly assume that all of its customers will be driving an automobile instead of bicycling, walking, wheelchairing, being a passenger in a automobile, or using another form of transportation?

Wal-Mart needs to realize that not all of its customers drive automobiles. Some of its customers are unable to afford automobiles, choose not to drive, or are unable to drive due to medical conditions.

beard guy banned from Wal-Mart in Argentina

November 19, 2006

Wal-Mart is making life difficult for Oscar Brufani, a 52-year-old man who makes his living delivering potato chips in Buenos Aires. One of the corporation’s store managers thinks he looks like Osama bin Laden — and won’t let him come near her store.

http://www.spiegel.de/international/spiegel/0,1518,445882,00.html

store employees guessing race and religion of customers?

November 18, 2006

As at Wal-Mart, Macy’s employees are encouraged to consider wishing customers holiday greetings that are appropriate to their race or religion, including Happy Kwanzaa or Feliz Navidad.

http://www.usatoday.com/money/industries/retail/2006-11-08-christmas-usat_x.htm

Wal-Mart

October 21, 2006

Wal-Mart workers called deputies after a blood-soaked man came in the store and bought some clothes, bandages and trash bags about 4 a.m.

http://www.sptimes.com/2004/06/26/State/Bloody_Wal_Mart_shopp.shtml