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  •  Just when you thought it couldn't get any worse (4+ / 0-)

    A story aired on NPR yesterday about Walmart hiring only temporary workers. They get a 180 day contract and then they're either renewed or dumped. I got the impression that these temp workers were "on call" so they can bring them in when needed and send them home when they can get by without them. These workers have crappy hours, no set wages to count on and no benefits. Walmart claims they have to do this because they are struggling to make a profit. It was radio so I can't be sure but I think they said it with a straight face. Also apparently the evil laugh was edited out.

    You can always count on businesses and the uber-wealthy to think up new ways to screw the poor and middle class. They're very creative that way.

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