Yes, I'm sure it is. And vast numbers of employees and vendors whom Wal-Mart has screwed over have gone through considerable unhappiness too.
Wal-Mart's internal meetings are on display in three decades worth of videos made by a Kansas production company scrambling to stay in business after Wal-Mart stopped using the firm.
Wal-Mart Stores Inc. dropped longtime contractor Flagler Productions in 2006. In response to losing its biggest customer, the small company has opened its archive, for a fee, to researchers who include plaintiffs' lawyers and union critics seeking clips of unguarded moments at the world's largest retailer.
Those moments never meant for public display include a scene of male managers parading in drag at an executive meeting, a clip used by union-backed critics at Wal-Mart Watch for a recent advertisement castigating the retailer's attitude toward female employees.
"The videos provide insight into the company's real corporate culture when they're not in the public eye," Wal-Mart Watch spokeswoman Stacie Lock Temple said Tuesday.
Much of the interest in the candid videos is coming from plaintiff lawyers pursuing cases against Wal-Mart.
Wal-Mart said it is unhappy with the public airing of its video record.
Thursday, April 10, 2008
Oh, this is seriously funny!
Karma's a bitch. Take a look: