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flaxattack
Senior Member
Username: flaxattack

Post Number: 2356
Registered: 4-2004
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 8:04 pm:   Edit Post

http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/35913492/ns/business-careers/

worker has sinus cancer and inoperable brain tumor
and has legal marijuana card. fell on the job and hurt his knee- nothing serious.. but when he went to the doctor they pee tested him- then fired him!
he claims he never used on or before work.
the poor guy is dying and the fired him?
mariuanaparanoia.....
if he boozed it- no problem right?
poor_nigel
Member
Username: poor_nigel

Post Number: 88
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Tuesday, March 23, 2010 - 11:28 pm:   Edit Post

Watch the movie Capitalism - A Love Story. There is a decent possibility WalMart took out a life insurance policy on him and is waiting to collect a check when he dies. They are just another corporation that has done all they could to kill the middle class and keep as many of their employees on food stamps and welfare. May they rot along with our financial leaders (criminals) of this fine country. Sorry, some subjects just get me going instantly.
pas
Advanced Member
Username: pas

Post Number: 232
Registered: 3-2003
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 5:18 am:   Edit Post

Thomas,

It's taking a Herculean effort for me not to dive headlong into this, but...perhaps you should consider that Alembic is a corporation and that the Wickershams are in fact capitalists...and god bless them for it!
davehouck
Moderator
Username: davehouck

Post Number: 9195
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 6:49 am:   Edit Post

While it is certainly understandable that we as individuals may care deeply about topics such as those introduced in this thread, this thread is pushing the boundaries of what the moderator finds reasonable for our board. And while it is highly understandable that we would feel compassionate and empathy for the worker in this story, this thread quickly moved into politics, which is outside the boundaries suggested by the posting guidelines. Please refrain from continuing this thread in that vein.
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4354
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 7:07 am:   Edit Post

On a lighter note, I seriously doubt that Alembic has ever fired someone for cannabis. In fact, I have always imagined #10 being carved in a cloud of smoke back in the day!

Bill, tgo
poor_nigel
Member
Username: poor_nigel

Post Number: 89
Registered: 11-2009
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 7:31 am:   Edit Post

Alembic is a family owned business and has nothing to do with the corporations and financial leaders of this country that have done so much damage to us all. If all corporations followed Alembic's example, the middle class would still be intact and we would all be happy geeters smiling on our way to work. I do hate politics and will refrain from going further, but I could not stop that post - and the movie I mentioned is well worth watching.
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 770
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 8:40 am:   Edit Post

If the folks at Alembic were hanging out with Owlsley Stanley and the Grateful Dead in a warehouse when they began the company, well then I suspect they were practically sweating LSD (not to accuse anyone of something I've not been guilty of myself). As such, I am guessing a piss test isn't mandatory for employment at Alembic Inc®. :-)
lbpesq
Senior Member
Username: lbpesq

Post Number: 4355
Registered: 7-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 8:51 am:   Edit Post

Unless, perhaps, failing a piss test is mandatory! hehehehe

Bill, tgo
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 771
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 9:15 am:   Edit Post

Hey maybe I should apply then! :-)

Seriously though, I've had some friends lose their jobs because of random testing. It seems that insurance companies are the ones who determined that the potential liability of employing a drug user outweighs any considerations regarding their actual performance and employment history. Clearly the content of your piss is more important than the content of your character.
laytonco
Intermediate Member
Username: laytonco

Post Number: 104
Registered: 3-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 9:31 am:   Edit Post

Did you hear the one about the Yellow Dog?
glocke
Senior Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 702
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 11:07 am:   Edit Post

Thought about typing a response, but followed Dannos idea of typing than deleting....

All I can say now is, mmmmmmmmmm....shortbread cookies!
jbybj
Advanced Member
Username: jbybj

Post Number: 273
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 12:35 pm:   Edit Post

It sounds to me as if Walmart did him a favor. If his days are numbered, would you want to spend them working at Walmart?

BTW, not political, just sad/funny/sad. Have you ever wasted away the hours at peopleofwalmart.com?
glocke
Senior Member
Username: glocke

Post Number: 703
Registered: 9-2002
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 12:53 pm:   Edit Post

peopleofwalmart.com + shortbread cookies + milk + Bong = good times!!
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 672
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 1:43 pm:   Edit Post

Actually, no, I had not wasted away the hours at peopleofwalmart.com. Now I have. That was - interesting. Now I'm going to go shower.....

Peter
hydrargyrum
Senior Member
Username: hydrargyrum

Post Number: 772
Registered: 3-2004
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 2:15 pm:   Edit Post

Oh man! I can't begin to measure the time I've wasted at peopleofwalmart.com. Some really funny stuff there for sure.
bassfingers
Advanced Member
Username: bassfingers

Post Number: 280
Registered: 11-2005
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 3:34 pm:   Edit Post

I can only echo Flax's sentiment.Shame on you Walmart!!.
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 451
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Wednesday, March 24, 2010 - 6:59 pm:   Edit Post

Gregory!! :-) I'm with you! ROFLMAO

It is very sad but until people can look within themselves and make a serious commitment to supporting 'alternative capitalism' Walmart shall reign supreme..... You will never see me there - unless I am in costume!!!!!!! :-D
serialnumber12
Senior Member
Username: serialnumber12

Post Number: 698
Registered: 12-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 5:24 am:   Edit Post

Out of a large cloud of smoke in a warehouse in san francisco back in 1969.....a hand came down out of it holding a serpant which Gave birth to the idea of Alembic!
benson_murrensun
Advanced Member
Username: benson_murrensun

Post Number: 246
Registered: 5-2007
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 10:01 am:   Edit Post

I used to drive truck for Payless Cashways (building materials); they had me take pee tests every two years when I got my Commerical Driver License physical. I acquiesced. Then they instituted "mandatory" "random" testing. I refused to participate in that, citing the 4th Ammendment of the U.S. Constitution. They told me that if they called me I would have to take the test. I told them that if they called me I would quit rather than take the test. STRANGELY, all of the other drivers (approximately 40) got called for tests over the next two years, EXCEPT FOR ME. Then they went out of business. So much for random. So much for mandatory. A small victory.
crobbins
Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 561
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 6:56 pm:   Edit Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hd1CQEtrQMY&feature=related
crobbins
Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 562
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:00 pm:   Edit Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3VRGANguGQE&feature=related
crobbins
Senior Member
Username: crobbins

Post Number: 563
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 7:51 pm:   Edit Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2TahgtY5RnI
edwin
Senior Member
Username: edwin

Post Number: 545
Registered: 5-2002
Posted on Thursday, March 25, 2010 - 9:29 pm:   Edit Post

OK, I'm new to people of walmart, but do they take all these pictures around Halloween, Mardi Gras or Burning Man?
hankster
Advanced Member
Username: hankster

Post Number: 236
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Friday, March 26, 2010 - 6:42 pm:   Edit Post

Hmm. Now there's a violation of a human right. So surprised that Walmart is involved...wait a minute...
hankster
Advanced Member
Username: hankster

Post Number: 237
Registered: 6-2004
Posted on Friday, March 26, 2010 - 6:47 pm:   Edit Post

check this out...
http://www.walmartworkersrights.org/

A musical Walmartism, and who knows, there might be an Alembic bass involved.
gtrguy
Advanced Member
Username: gtrguy

Post Number: 294
Registered: 9-2004
Posted on Monday, March 29, 2010 - 12:46 pm:   Edit Post

I hear Commodore Perry moved to China and is now CEO of Walmart? (Sorry for the politics)
electronicstud
Junior
Username: electronicstud

Post Number: 18
Registered: 9-2008
Posted on Friday, April 02, 2010 - 8:12 pm:   Edit Post

If you smoke pot, then bump your knee at work, ahhhhhh if you care about your job..... It is most likely better to limp around for the rest of the day and take a few asprin. Most companies have a "drug policy" that enables them to fire offenders with ease. They don't want you to report an accident, most people dont get punished for on the job injury; we get punished for reporting an injury. "Marijuana card" I could use one of those where do I get one? I know most of the wally world employes get 0 benefits so who knows the poor guys motives. I work for Pepsi and if I smoke pot and get hurt they can fire me for violating the drug policy. Most of the time we just get suspended for a few weeks (first offence) but the last guy was out 90 days! If you are dirty you have to weigh your options ahead of time. Most of you guys shop at wally mart, (we have created and fed this monster). Oh yea....If you think capitalism is out of balance check out "Food inc." WOW.... we live like kings. Poor animals. We grow chickens like watermelons!
cozmik_cowboy
Senior Member
Username: cozmik_cowboy

Post Number: 679
Registered: 10-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 6:51 am:   Edit Post

Allow me to recommend reading Barbara Ehrenreich's Nickle and Dimed and watching the Documentary WalMart: The High Cost Of Low Prices. As to actually saving money there, I'll just say that when our local grocery raised the price on a 20# bag of dogfood to $18, my wife insisted on buying at MallWart. She was crowing about the 98¢ she saved - until I pointed out that the bag was 17.5#. They're sneaky, as well as evil.

Peter
pauldo
Senior Member
Username: pauldo

Post Number: 456
Registered: 6-2006
Posted on Saturday, April 03, 2010 - 8:05 am:   Edit Post

Brian and Peter - you guys are like Siskel and Ebert - two thumbs up.

Both of those DVD's should be required viewing for every US citizen (especially students who are inheriting our mess). King Corn is another good one.

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