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Old 05-28-2014, 08:22 PM
 
Location: Atlantis
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AOL.com Article - Walmart employee claims he was forced to spend 7-hour shift in bathroom
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Old 05-29-2014, 02:31 AM
 
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The usual FOX embellishments. Employee is recovering from injury and cant lift anything so his boss tells him to go monitor the bathrooms and clean up if possible which sounds a lot more generous than just sending him home with no pay,what did this guy expect? to sit in MacDonalds all day?, as usual FOX twists the story to imply the guy was imprisoned in the bathroom all day and this is normal policy for all of Walmarts 10,000 stores..
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Old 05-29-2014, 08:35 AM
 
Location: Annandale, VA
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The usual FOX embellishments. Employee is recovering from injury and cant lift anything so his boss tells him to go monitor the bathrooms and clean up if possible which sounds a lot more generous than just sending him home with no pay,what did this guy expect? to sit in MacDonalds all day?, as usual FOX twists the story to imply the guy was imprisoned in the bathroom all day and this is normal policy for all of Walmarts 10,000 stores..

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Old 05-29-2014, 08:59 AM
 
Location: Southwestern, USA
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The usual FOX embellishments. Employee is recovering from injury and cant lift anything so his boss tells him to go monitor the bathrooms and clean up if possible which sounds a lot more generous than just sending him home with no pay,what did this guy expect? to sit in MacDonalds all day?, as usual FOX twists the story to imply the guy was imprisoned in the bathroom all day and this is normal policy for all of Walmarts 10,000 stores..
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:02 AM
 
Location: Staten Island, NY
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The usual FOX embellishments. Employee is recovering from injury and cant lift anything so his boss tells him to go monitor the bathrooms and clean up if possible which sounds a lot more generous than just sending him home with no pay,what did this guy expect? to sit in MacDonalds all day?, as usual FOX twists the story to imply the guy was imprisoned in the bathroom all day and this is normal policy for all of Walmarts 10,000 stores..
FOX embellishments? It's an AOL (i.e. Huffington Post) article.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:44 AM
 
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Another anti-Wal-Mart discussion ... which falsely interprets/presents what actually happened.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:57 AM
 
Location: Area 51.5
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The usual FOX embellishments. Employee is recovering from injury and cant lift anything so his boss tells him to go monitor the bathrooms and clean up if possible which sounds a lot more generous than just sending him home with no pay,what did this guy expect? to sit in MacDonalds all day?, as usual FOX twists the story to imply the guy was imprisoned in the bathroom all day and this is normal policy for all of Walmarts 10,000 stores..
Yeah. That's exactly what Fox said. Funny, you must have heard it somewhere. Like maybe the link to Fox that the OP posted? Or maybe you missed the part about Fox reporting what the man himself and his relative said?

Jeez! It really is far, far, far worse than I thought.

Here....hope this helps:

Now, Roger's family is upset, saying he's being treated unfairly due to a recent injury.
Walmart claims this is normal and that they always have a bathroom monitor.
Roger's brother, Carl Digilormo, says he was hurt on the job at Walmart and was on light duty until he recovers from a shoulder injury, so instead of lighting heavy boxes, Walmart had him monitor the bathroom.
The store says Roger was asked to move from bathroom to bathroom to make sure they were neat and tidy.
Walmart also claims it doesn't have "bathroom attendants."
Roger's family says he's sick from "smelling feces and urine all day." Carl had to pause when speaking to cameras, growing upset as he said, "I just ... sorry. I just can't believe that somebody would do that to somebody. It's just not, it's unreal to me." The family says that Roger, understandably, feels embarrassed and degraded.
According to KSN.com, Walmart spokeswoman Katie Cody says, "He was asked to move from restroom to restroom to monitor and make sure they were tidy, because that is an area of customer service that can always been improved." She also confirmed to KSN.com that Walmart stores do not actually have bathroom attendants. "We are certainly looking into it and making sure we can address this appropriately," she said.
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Old 05-29-2014, 09:58 AM
 
Location: Fort Payne Alabama
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No Walmart fan but actually they need to be commended for providing the "injured" employee a chance to get a full paycheck. They probably could have told him there was no work available due to his limitations, sent him home, and based upon their Workers Comp policy paid him what ever percentage it calls for, normally 60-75%.
It also could be that they feel the "injury" is questionable and this employee would just prefer sitting at home dragging out the case as long as he could. By providing something for him to do, no matter how trivial, making him still get up and come to work could dramatically shorten his recovery time.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:27 AM
 
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Worker's comp laws differ state to state.

The best thing he could do now is have HIS doctor address the new issues.
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Old 05-29-2014, 10:32 AM
 
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Did you make up that incorrect and sensationalized title or copy it from somewhere else?
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