Concerned about bad publicity over its treatment of employees, the management of Wal-Mart is taking remedial action.
No, not to improve the treatment of its employees. To improve the publicity.
Wal-Mart is running TV ads featuring selected employees talking about what a great place it is to work. And the company has decided that buying more influence in Washington isn’t a bad idea either.
As I noted in an earlier post, this is the same company which earned $8 billion in profits in 2002, and yet offers such meager pay and benefits that it refers employees to the public sector for food stamps and health care.