Saturday, November 18, 2006

Eduardo Bends A Little At Wal-Mart

From The AP:

Wal-Mart Stores Inc. has softened its stance on its attendance policy only weeks after the nation's largest private employer implemented changes that made hourly workers more accountable for excessive unexcused absences.

Word is that Eduardo Castro-Wright, head of the stores (and for intents and purposes right now, the company) has resisted pleas from his regional managers to make changes to his, and make no mistake they ARE his, recent employee dictates, which have provided so much ammo to Kofinis & Co.

These employee mandates (wage caps, strange scheduling, the move to part-timers) may have worked at Wal-Mex, but they probably won't fly here.

"Hamfisted" is too kind a word to describe Eduardo's employee policies.