I've never really been a Wal-Mart basher; I've been an agnostic on that topic.
However, I was struck by an article that appeared in my local paper yesterday about a Wal-Mart in Nitro, WV.
Workers at that Wal-Mart have been ordered to be available to work any shift at any time or face dismissal. "Workers who cannot commit to being available for any shift between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., seven days a week, will be fired by the end of this week."
"It shouldn't cause any problem, if they are concerned about their customers," said store manager Johnn Knuckles.
How about workers maybe being concerned with their families, or just wanting to have some semblance of a life, instead of having to be available for work anytime between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m., on a moment's notice?