Facebook post about Wal-Mart snub boosts pledges for firefighters' Sub for Santa program

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  • trekker Salt Lake, UT
    Nov. 24, 2013 7:00 p.m.

    Will someone ask Walmart why they feel the need to have their employees work 10hr shifts on Thanksgiving? Why host black Friday sale on Thanksgiving too. I have family and friends who not be able to be with their families do to this. According to them Walmart put a Memo up telling them all employees must work this Thursday, even if they were hired with Thursdays off, They don't care about parents who can't find day care on the holiday. If they do not work that day they will be fired. In years past they used to have everyone work only 4 hr shifts on Thanksgiving. I think this is an all time low for Walmart and other retailers to put money above their employees being with family. Even though I can guaranty the Walton's will not be working that day. I will not shop on Thanksgiving. I encourage others to do the same. Yes their are some services that must be available 365 days a year but retail is not one, let alone for sales. We don't need black Friday to be on Thanksgiving too.

  • Seek to understand Sandy, UT
    Nov. 24, 2013 5:56 p.m.

    What a poorly written article! It sounds like WalMart never did commit a snub - and didn't turn them away. It also sounds like someone over-reacted to a miscommunication, and took their irrational Wal-Mart hatred and went crazy with it. Fortunately, Wal-Mart didn't just throw up their hands and say "forget it - why go out of our way to help haters?" and instead was willing to work with the group to clear up the miscommunication and still allow them to fundraise at their store.

    Wal-Mart haters are irrational. They don't understand the amazing success story of a very fine Christian family, who donates more to help people than maybe any other retail store in the world. But some people are just envious of their success and hate them for it. I always feel that haters represent the word in humanity, especially those who have done very little to help others, relieve suffering and bring light into the world, yet are critical of those who do.

    I am grateful Wal-Mart lived up to the "higher law", forgave and served. Like they so often do. Thanks Wal-Mart.

  • Howard Beal Provo, UT
    Nov. 24, 2013 2:37 p.m.

    Another reason Wal-Mart stinks...