Last week was littered with news about Walmart being terrible, so it was pretty much like any other week. The Waltons may be the most egregious offenders, but most companies treat their employees like shit because it’s profitable, and there aren’t enough regulations to prevent them from being shitty.
If I could, I do all my shopping at Costco, which seems to be relatively decent. But I’m a poor freelancer and can’t afford to be ethical all the time. I’m sure my budgetary constraints have helped close mom and pop stores, and continue to contribute to the poor conditions of Amazon’s warehouse employees. I’m a monster.
Unbridled consumerism is a year-round problem, but if you know anyone who’ll be shopping on Thanksgiving Day, make that asshole sit in a bathtub full of gravy until they reconsider their priorities.