Send Wal-Mart a letter about this horrid situation.
Wal-Mart is getting an undeserved black eye on this one. Yes, they, Wal-Mart, could easily pony up with the money. But their other employees would be the ones who got hurt. Each employee who is on the plan pays into a shared fund. It is the FUND that getting it back, not Wal-Mart.It is a no-win situation. If the company made an exception in this case, they would then be expected to make exceptions in ALL similar cases, tragic though they be.I would like to see Wal-Mart put up containers at their stores with a request for each of us to contribute $1.00 each with Wal-Mart matching dollar for dollar. Methinks this would be an honorable way out without harming the employee's fund.Beverly Kurtin; Texas
Hi Beverly,Thank you for participating in this blog. You make some compelling arguments and points. However, I have a hard time feeling any sympathy towards the largest corporation on the planet.Precedent or not, Wal-Mart could afford to pay this out of their petty cash without batting an eye. Or perhaps the CEO could pay it out of his multi-million dollar a year salary.If this was the family member of someone in the senior management the corporation they would find a way to ensure that the Company covered the cost. I have no doubt about that.Your compassion for the woman in this case is apparent by your suggestion that "customers" could put in a dollar each, and Wal-Mart could match that amount. I suggest that the "customers" have already contributed their collective dollars - many times over. It's time for Wal-Mart to pony up.Thanks again for your comments.
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