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Old 11-28-2008, 11:30 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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What is up with this ???? Are the after thanksgiving sales really worth killing a person over???
Come on people,smarten up a bit.

Surging shoppers kill New York Wal-Mart worker | U.S. | Reuters
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:43 AM
 
Location: California
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What is up with this ???? Are the after thanksgiving sales really worth killing a person over???
Come on people,smarten up a bit.

Surging shoppers kill New York Wal-Mart worker | U.S. | Reuters
No way would I go out there with all those nuts, what a shame someone dies over such a stupid thing as shopping.
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Old 11-28-2008, 11:49 AM
 
Location: Democratic Peoples Republic of Redneckistan
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No way would I go out there with all those nuts, what a shame someone dies over such a stupid thing as shopping.
Man,you got that right.

Those women will just bull your azz right out of the way with a shopping cart.Madness!

It is a shame a person just trying to earn a dollar was the victim here.Very sad.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:10 PM
 
Location: Up in the air
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I worked at a large retail establishment a few years ago, and black friday is quite possibly one of the scariest parts of the year. We had people lined up at 5am (mind you, this was a big box home improvement store) and slamming on the doors by 5:30. They rushed in and immediately started destroying our store... we must have marked down $3000 worth of dented/destroyed/mutilated merchandise from people just throwing stuff on the floor, or stepping on things in their rush. I've been threatened with jail time by a customer (because we ran out of lcd tvs....) I've had things thrown at me (a tool belt, because it didn't have a price tag and she was in a hurry) and have been elbowed in the side/back/front more times than I can count. Luckily, I'm not in retail anymore and I really have supreme empathy for those that have to work today
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:23 PM
 
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It seems like killing people is the all American way.
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Old 11-28-2008, 12:25 PM
 
Location: state of enlightenment
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Americans at their finest.
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:00 PM
 
Location: Portland, Oregon
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A woman was injured last year at WM. Isn't Sam's Club a division of WM? WM is already trying to blame the temp agency for the death so they won't be sued. Responsible businesses in our area handed out numbers to shoppers, first in line, first to shop. I'm so glad we kept WM out of our neighborhood.
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On Friday, Wal-Mart released a statement saying that the man who was killed had been working for Wal-Mart through a temp agency. The company called the death “a tragic situation,” and said it was working with police.

“The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority,” Wal-Mart said in a statement.

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Old 11-28-2008, 01:09 PM
 
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"The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority,” Wal-Mart said in a statement. "Until such time as all the hubbub over this temp guy somehow getting killed dies down, at which point we'll go back to having bigger fish to fry."

Not sure if they actually said that last part, but it doesn't really matter much one way or the other...
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:10 PM
 
Location: Wheaton, Illinois
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“The safety and security of our customers and associates is our top priority,” Wal-Mart said in a statement.

Goebbels-talk. Their priority is profit.

And what's with this "associate" business? Seems the less a person is paid and the lousier they're treated the more likely their boss is to call them an "associate" rather than an "employee".
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Old 11-28-2008, 01:11 PM
 
Location: The Chatterdome in La La Land, CaliFUNia
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What is up with this ???? Are the after thanksgiving sales really worth killing a person over???
Come on people,smarten up a bit.

Surging shoppers kill New York Wal-Mart worker | U.S. | Reuters
This is outrageous! Good thing I never go shopping the weekend after Thanksgiving ... I guess now it is hazardous to your health.
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