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NewChief
12-17-2004, 09:26 AM
I'm just curious what the rumor mills say.

Here's the article for those not familiar with the story.
http://www.globeinvestor.com/servlet/ArticleNews/story/RTGAM/20041215/wWMT1215

HC_Chief
12-17-2004, 09:31 AM
Good... they should be fired; bastards quit carrying Pampers at Sam's Club so we switched our membership to Costco.

Wehn you have children, you start to realize the savings of buying baby products in bulk :D

NewChief
12-17-2004, 09:33 AM
Good... they should be fired; bastards quit carrying Pampers at Sam's Club so we switched our membership to Costco.

Wehn you have children, you start to realize the savings of buying baby products in bulk :D

I think the reason for their firings is much more tawdry than not carrying Pampers.... though it might have something to do with adults wearing diapers.

HC_Chief
12-17-2004, 09:37 AM
Might have something to do with hiring practices, but that's just speculation on my part. They've caught a lot of heat recently for discriminatory practices.

Braincase
12-17-2004, 09:39 AM
Perhaps they got caught cheating in their college classes at USC?

NewChief
12-17-2004, 09:39 AM
Might have something to do with hiring practices, but that's just speculation on my part. They've caught a lot of heat recently for discriminatory practices.

The word around here (Northwest Arkansas) is "sex scandal." What exactly that means, I don't know. I imagine it will come out eventually.

Skip Towne
12-17-2004, 09:47 AM
One of their buyers got canned a few months ago for taking kickbacks. I wonder if maybe it went higher up.

NewChief
12-17-2004, 09:49 AM
One of their buyers got canned a few months ago for taking kickbacks. I wonder if maybe it went higher up.

It's interesting that Coughlin announced his retirement just prior to this as well, even though they're maintaining that they're unrelated. I really like Coughlin, though. I hope he wasn't involved in anything shady.

Rain Man
12-17-2004, 09:51 AM
My initial guess is that they found some cheaper executives in China.


Anyone owning Wal-Mart stock might want to hedge their bets a little.

HC_Chief
12-17-2004, 09:52 AM
lol

I wish :D

NewChief
12-17-2004, 09:53 AM
My initial guess is that they found some cheaper executives in China.


Anyone owning Wal-Mart stock might want to hedge their bets a little.

If it ever gets to 60 again, I'm selling it.

Skip Towne
12-17-2004, 09:57 AM
My initial guess is that they found some cheaper executives in China.


Anyone owning Wal-Mart stock might want to hedge their bets a little.
They'll be sorry. I've heard those Chinese executives are of a much lower quality.

HC_Chief
12-17-2004, 10:01 AM
Yeah, but they cost much less and you can get 'em in bulk!!
Sixty suits for what I normaly pay for 47? I'll take it! :thumb:

Rain Man
12-17-2004, 10:04 AM
Yeah, Wal-Mart's about low prices. Where are you getting this 'quality' stuff from?