Tuesday, November 25th, 2008
What the hell is wrong with America?
It’s a stretch to say this is a parenting post, but in a tight economy, who doesn’t shop at a dollar store? I buy craft supplies at Dollar Tree.
As it turns out, a working mom was murdered as she was on-shift working at Dollar Tree in 2006 in Fairfield, California. The company is denying her family workers compensation death benefits. Why? Because she was black and the murderer killed her merely because she was black. She had never met the murderer before, but according to ABC News, the company says she had a “personal connection” with her murderer because it was a racially motivated attack. This releases the company from having to pay, or so the company claims.
I, for one, will be buying my craft supplies elsewhere. The CEOs of this company are inhuman, treating people as dollar figures, as cattle.
Here’s a tangential video about the cultural divide between America and Japan (and many other countries, too.). Hint: some CEOs are not evil.
And here’s a blog post about how Toyota treats its employees during a recession. Hint: it doesn’t lay them off and it doesn’t ask for a government bailout. It handles the situation by making its employees better people.
What the hell is wrong with America? What have we become?
I apologize for not making this a coordinated, comprehensive rant. These were just three items I read/watched in the last couple days, but really, this sort of news can be found every week.
A baby product review will be coming later today…