Wednesday, 26 March 2008

Wal-Mart Sues Brain-Damaged Woman, Family

Send Wal-Mart a letter about this horrid situation.

2 comments: said...

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

Larry Hubich said...

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.