"Wal-mart is software" - MeFi post or comment?
posted by snuffleupagus to MetaFilter-Related at 1:36 PM (8 comments total)
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I'm looking for some previous content to show a friend that who recently quit a job at Wal-Mart, talking about how Wal-Mart could be best understood by thinking of it as software. I'm pretty sure this was either a post that linked to an external site with an account by an ex-Wal-Mart employee, or a comment on MeFi itself.
The general subject matter dealt with abusive practices, lock-ins, overnight shifts to defeat hours-per-day overtime rules, etc.
Some specifics that were dwelt on were the importance of the hand terminals (and trying to wrangle a reliably working unit), the management of placement of products on shelves, etc.
I've tried to look through the MeFi archives for it, but I'm drawing a blank on the specific account.
Does this sound familiar to anyone?
(I was going to post to askme, but the instructions seemed to suggest MeTa is more appropriate.)