Friday, January 25, 2008

If Wal-Mart is So Evil....

Why do 7,500 people line up to apply for 350-400 jobs at a new Wal-Mart? From the Atlanta Journal Constitution: They came in droves — high school students, retirees, young moms, the unemployed — all for a shot at a job at a new Wal-Mart on Memorial Drive in central DeKalb County.

In just two days, and with virtually no advertising or even any signs, a staggering 7,500 people filled out applications for one of the 350 to 400 available jobs. Sounds like this story from almost two years ago to the day in Chicago.

Hat Tip: Cafe Hayek


Matt said...

Do you not see the contradiction here? If Wal-Mart is so GREAT, why aren't people leaving their office jobs to work there?

Wal-Mart preys on communities with high poverty rates. It's no surprise, then, that thousands of people with no prospects would flock to wal-mart for a job. They have no choice. Only the desperate work at there.

matt said...

*work there =]