From Jim Gilliam's blog archivesConfessions of a Wal-Mart Hit Man
October 16, 2005 10:43 PM
Weldon Nicholson worked for Wal-Mart for 17 years, much of it as a store manager throughout the Midwest. His stories blew us away, and were way more than we could include in the film. So here's 10 minutes of Confessions of a Wal-Mart Hit Man.
He talks about the bravado: "We used to drive downtown and just say, well 'This will be a ghost town soon.' kinda proud of the fact that we worked for big Wal-Mart, we're coming into a small town, we are somebody, almost like we're taking over."
The dehumanization: "It's almost like when you leave Wal-Mart you have to be debriefed to know how to be a human being."
And the threat of retaliation: "I don't care what anybody says, anybody that works at Wal-Mart that is in management are not going to talk on camera while they are still working for Wal-Mart -- that's a death sentence right there."
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