Wednesday, October 26, 2005

Walmart's drive to the bottom of hell

Another set of own-goals from Walmart.

To discourage unhealthy job applicants, Ms. Chambers [M. Susan Chambers, Wal-Mart's executive vice president for benefits] suggests that Wal-Mart arrange for "all jobs to include some physical activity (e.g., all cashiers do some cart-gathering)."
Ms. Chambers's memo voiced concern that workers were staying with the company longer, pushing up wage costs, although she stopped short of calling for efforts to push out more senior workers.

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