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Old 12-29-2005, 09:46 PM
sternroolz sternroolz is offline
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Default Re: Thank you, Wal-Mart !

I fail to understand why you are bitching. Walmart did something against the law. Walmart was sued. Walmart lost the lawsuit and is ordered to provide compensation.

What is the problem here? If you don't like Walmart, there are tons of alternatives.
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Old 12-30-2005, 02:21 AM
Warik Warik is offline
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Default Re: Thank you, Wal-Mart !

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Fifteen hundred bucks per person, on average. Thank you!

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I'm curious... since the California jury came up with $57 million + $115 million completely unscientifically with no basis whatsoever, why didn't they just award the workers more?

Come on... did these 116,000 people really suffer $1,500 each worth of damages by not taking their 30 minute unpaid lunch breaks?

In protest of this verdict, I'm going to go buy something at Wal-mart.
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Old 12-30-2005, 02:28 AM
TheHammer24 TheHammer24 is offline
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Default Re: Thank you, Wal-Mart !

My old employer never gave lunch breaks or breaks for that matter. It's kind of a weak lawsuit. How can the plaintiffs prove $1500 in damages, particularly punitive damages? Therefore, I would argue it's ambitious lawyers who just got a nice payday.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:20 PM
Wes ManTooth Wes ManTooth is offline
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Default Re: Thank you, Wal-Mart !

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I fail to understand why you are bitching. Walmart did something against the law. Walmart was sued. Walmart lost the lawsuit and is ordered to provide compensation.

What is the problem here? If you don't like Walmart, there are tons of alternatives.

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I don't think anyone in this thread is "bitching", and this law suit and its results are not going to change any posters here from shopping or not shopping at Walmart.
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Old 12-30-2005, 03:27 PM
Meech Meech is offline
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In support of china, I'm going to go buy something at Wal-mart.

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Old 12-30-2005, 03:48 PM
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Fifteen hundred bucks per person, on average. Thank you!

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Minus the lawyers' cut.

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So probably about $5 to each employee.
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