carminea saidSome of you have a really bad opinion of Walmart, and it can be pretty bad. I used to work there. They are actually quite progressive towards sexual equality, or at least they were in the stores I worked at. There were several GLBT associates working there. The management treated them with respect and consideration just as the other employees did. We had to do diversity training every six months or maybe once a year. Walmart is hugely involved in GLBT activities now.
One of my friends is a store manager. He says GLBT considerations are still a huge part of the diversity training even more so now.
i love hearing that. wal-mart could have ignored this thing, could have just suspended the employee, but they fired her because she violated their standards of conduct - pretty cool for a company, if you ask me.
and i don't get all this anti-wal-mart sentiment. i don't shop there ... it's just not for me. but aside from issues of pay and labor, etc., they seem to be pretty progressive. i watched that one episode of oprah where it was all about food and eating real food instead of ultra-processed crap, and it was wal-mart that we saw as an example of a company that was going to great lengths to have organic food in their stores.
i just have to laugh when i hear or see people in chicago being all up in arms about wal mart possibly moving into the Yuppie Lake View neighborhood with a small neighborhood store. This neighborhood hasn't had a grocery store for almost a decade now and people are all upset by the very thought of wal mart bringing affordable groceries and some jobs, to the area. it's laughable.