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Old 01-24-2009, 03:48 AM
 
Location: Tennessee/Michigan
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NATCHEZ, Miss. (AP) - A Wal-Mart employee has been charged with embezzlement after allegedly ringing up a sale of $5.25 for more than $500 worth of merchandise. Natchez Police Chief Mike Mullins said a 20-year-old cashier was arrested Thursday along with a 22-year-old customer at the Wal-Mart in Natchez.

Wal-Mart worker accused of rolling back prices
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:30 AM
 
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I'm not surprised that Walmart is having camera's above the cashiers registers! You got to do what you got to do to keep the prices low and not having to raise the prices on us, the honest people because other are misusing the system!
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Old 01-24-2009, 07:47 AM
 
Location: Gary, WV & Springfield, ME
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Good for the wal-Mart employee. My hat is off to her! Pity she was snagged but Wal-Mart deserves more such employees. When a corporation treats employees like dirt, they have nobody to blame but themselves.
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:28 AM
 
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I am sorry but nobody forced the person to work at Wal-Mart, did Wal-Mart force her to work there? That attitude is what is wrong with this country... If you don't like your current situation then bust your behind to better it!!!!! Years ago I decided that I needed to change my direciton and I scarificied for many years but it has paid off. Like it or not the corpoartion 'owns' the job and you are just filling it. Please explain how they treat employees like dirt? The potential 'employee' should know what the job requirements are and what benefits they get. They have the ability to ask quesitons during the process. The choice is theirs to make......
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:34 AM
 
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Good for the wal-Mart employee. My hat is off to her! Pity she was snagged but Wal-Mart deserves more such employees. When a corporation treats employees like dirt, they have nobody to blame but themselves.
Your comment seems to meets the legal standard for libel: "the communication of false information about a person, a group, or an entity such as a corporation". You provide no facts to substantiate your implication that Wal-mart "treats employees like dirt." Wal-mart could find your comment through a search engine or one of the newer online reputation monitoring services, require CD to provide your personal information, and pursue you in court. That could be financially devastating for you.

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Old 01-24-2009, 08:39 AM
 
Location: SW Missouri
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Goes to show you the kind of people who work there. They can't even be loyal to their own employer.

I've been to Walmart a few times. It does not surprise me.

20yrsinBranson
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:50 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Your comment seems to meets the legal standard for libel: "the communication of false information about a person, a group, or an entity such as a corporation". You provide no facts to substantiate your claim that Wal-mart "treats employees like dirt." Wal-mart could find your comment through a search engine or one of the newer online reputation monitoring services, require CD to provide your personal information, and pursue you in court. That could be financially devastating for you.
Actually, opinions do not fall under libel, and whether or not you agree with this statement, it is just an opinion.

That said, it doesn't matter if Walmart did treat their employees like dirt (although those I know who work for the corporation are quite happy there), that still gives no right for an employee to steal, and why would the customer agree to that? (Assumably they know each other well and thought this was a "cool" thing to do.)
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Old 01-24-2009, 08:51 AM
 
Location: Pennsylvania
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Goes to show you the kind of people who work there. They can't even be loyal to their own employer.

I've been to Walmart a few times. It does not surprise me.

20yrsinBranson
I know some good people who work for Walmart. I also know some not-so-good people who work there. With a company as big as this one, there will be all types.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:00 AM
 
Location: San Antonio
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Seems to me that treating your employees like dirt is the free market at work. And the employees stealing from that company is also the free market at work, a "correction" as conservative economists say, the "invisible leavening hand" seeing that the market rewards both players in the transaction.

Therefore it should not be against the law for these employees to steal; that's a socialist interference with the proper working of the free market.
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Old 01-24-2009, 09:04 AM
 
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Actually, opinions do not fall under libel, and whether or not you agree with this statement, it is just an opinion.
That's not so clear: Defamation - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. In particular, read the section on Truth. Any attorneys on this thread?
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