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Wednesday, July 13, 2005

Wal-Mart's unemployable loosers

Posted by: Hammer / 10:43 AM

The Blotter reports that the budget compromise killed the HHS study on Minnesota employers who rely most heavily on state-subsidized health insurance for their employees. Union activists will be biking 240 miles through Faribault, Rochester, and Red Wing to highlight Wal-Mart's poor treatment of its employees.

Nothing new here. The comment, though, amuses and disturbs me:

So, the unions realy want the all but unemployable loosers who work for Wal-Mart as members? I guess they realy are that desperate to boost their dwindling membership numbers.

As a Wal-Mart shopper I have to say I woudln't hire the typical Wal-Mart employee to wash toilets much less any skilled labor I might need in my business. They are the bottom of the barrel and deserve the piss poor conditions that Wal-Mart offers them. If they want insurance and benefits, they need to improve themselves and get real jobs.

I've got a better education and more marketable work skills than the average Wal-Mart employee. But I don't think I'm better than the teenage cashier or the senior greeter or the guy who tells me which battery I need for my car.

I'm not going to read one crank's comments to represent anyone other than him. But how many people really think that access to health care is something that must be earned? Wal-Mart is the largest private employer in the United States. Everyone willing to work is entitled to a little dignity. No one who is willing to contribute to society deserves piss poor conditions. Even if you're not particularly smart or skilled, you should be able to visit a doctor when you're sick without fear of missing the rent.

Footnote: really has 2 ls, loser has 1 o. Spelling isn't that important on a blog, and less important in a comment, but it should be harder to look down on people when you wouldn't pass a third grade spelling test.


You're fighting a loosing battle on spelling.

By Blogger Joseph Thvedt, at 11:08 AM  

Yes, I know. I make plenty of spelling errors and typos myself. As written communication because more immediate, I think we'll see an increase in "gud enuf" spelling.

Still, I don't think you should look down on the proles if you can't spell "really".

By Blogger Hammer, at 11:38 AM  

I'm still smarting over the take down I got over angels in one of my very first posts. I'm just glad I was tipped off early about my discussion of "pubic use" in a post on the Supreme Court takings case a few weeks ago. I'm such a poor speller that often times my spell checker can't even make a guess at what I was trying for.

By Blogger Jambo, at 4:21 PM  

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