Monday, January 25, 2010

Big Day!

Bill Gates is will be interviewed on Talk of the Nation today. Do you think I will get a chance to talk to him? He's going to talk about Haiti, among other gl0bal issues. Shite, he is The Man to talk about Haiti. He knows exactly what it's like to be there, I'm sure, or to have lived in the type of conditions as the people there.

I hope to get a chance to get on the air just to praise him for his philanthropic ideals because I have absolutely no beef with the measures he employs to maintain his virtual monopoly in a realm of technology on which we all in the "developed" world are essentially reliant in order to conduct ourselves day-to-day. I want to have a chance to tell Mr. Gates how much I admire his facade.

And WalMart has decided to cut thousands of employees in order to outsource their demonstration services and increase sales. You know, rather than training those workers they presently employ to do a great job so they can keep their positions. Smart thinking. I imagine all those people who are canned will find another job right away so they can go to Sam's Club and buy from their replacements.

Wal-Mart outsources sampling, cuts 11,200 Sam's Club jobs

By Associated Press
Monday, January 25, 2010

NEW YORK -- Wal-Mart Stores said Sunday that it is cutting about 11,200 jobs at its Sam's Club warehouse division as it outsources in-store product sampling to the marketing company Shopper Events.

The terminations represent about 10 percent of the warehouse club operator's 110,000 staffers across its 600 stores. About 10,000 members of the demonstration department, most part-time workers, were let go. The company also cut its new "business membership representative" positions, affecting about two staffers per store, or about 1,200 staffers in total.

Employees were told the news at meetings Sunday morning.

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