Why doesn't Walmart just start nailing their former bad and rule-breaking employees to crosses in the parking lot? Or they could turn the cart return into a stockcade!
Yeah, she should be fired for stealing cookies to eat, but a fucking felony and having the entire world know about it? This is sad and pathetic. Come the fuck on Walmart, how about we arrest your ass for all the shitty awful NAT-like things you have done to all your employees for years and years and years and years and years.
The Huff Po article below said elderly maintenance worker Penny Winters revealed to investigators that she had been eating snacks at Hellmart for four years... I love how it says "revealed" We all know how it went down. It was an interrogation and they got the old lady to confess for eating snacks for years.
In the video you can see the interview with her son. He is in shock, poor guy. From his account of who is mother is, I instantly got that Penny Winters was a good person but someone that had just made some very poor choices at work and may have issues with food - perhaps she needs help? Therapy? She is a human being. Did the fucking asshole management at Walmart ever consider that?
Fuck no because they are assholes.
Instead of calling the police, Walmart Management could have simply and privately fired her (and if they had any kind of human compassion at all connect her to some kind of doctor) That's it. End of story. People are fired and arrested every day for eating company-owned food. And they should be. Everyone moves on.
But not Penny Winters.
Walmart says we are not just going to fire you. We are going to arrest you and press charges and have police interrogate you and get you to confess to more cookie eating crimes. We have to hang you on one of our shiny media crosses and splash your face and what you did across the internet for the entire world to see. It will embarrass your family. We are Walmart Penny Winters don't fuck with us.
Can you see what kind of bullshit this is? Yeah she should be terminated but arrested, coerced into confessing more snack eating, and then charged with a felony?
Walmart purposely made a big deal out of her cookie thievery to gain publicity, even though they aren't available for comment. If they didn't tip off media themselves, they know that invovling "investigators" would make it public. I'm sure the video is going to hit the internet any day. After years of posting HELMART STORIES and WALFART RANTS, I can tell you they just loves to make a media display out the employees they fire. Many corporations in the retail world feel they need to make examples out of the employees who have done them wrong.
Yeah, thanks for smacking us in the face with more hell Walmart. What's up next week, Walmart Employee fired for using too much toilet paper?
From Huff Po: An Indiana Walmart employee has been charged with felony theft for taking and eating "multiple" Oreo cookies from the store.
Penny Winters, a 63-year-old maintenance worker who earns $11.40 an hour, was arrested Monday for the Oreo theft after Walmart launched an internal investigation into the missing cookies, according to The Smoking Gun. An empty cookie wrapper reportedly tipped off company employees who began the investigation.
Surveillance footage showed “Ms. Winters select the package of cookies, open it, and proceed to consume multiple cookies during her work shift,” according to a Portage Police Department report obtained by The Smoking Gun.
After she was arrested, Winters admitted to police that she has stolen hundreds of snacks from Walmart over the past four years, according to the Chicago Post-Tribune. The thefts happened once or twice each week over the past seven months at the Portage location, and the rest at an Arizona location where she was previously employed.
She also revealed to investigators she stole the Oreos and other snacks because she didn't make enough money to pay for the goodies, according to CBS Chicago station WBBM.
WBBM notes that Walmart loses approximately $3 billion each year because of thievery, partly because of employee theft. Overall, U.S. businesses reportedly lose an estimated $50 billion a year due to such theft.
Walmart Media Relations was not immediately available for comment.