mercoledì 26 ottobre 2005


Anche questa volta Wal Mart è riuscita a fare parlare di se. Non male l'idea che i commessi debbano fare attività fisica come segnale per le loro condizioni di salute generale.

"An internal memo sent to Wal-Mart's board of directors proposes numerous ways to hold down spending on health care and other benefits while seeking to minimize damage to the retailer's reputation. Among the recommendations are hiring more part-time workers and discouraging unhealthy people from working at Wal-Mart.

In the memorandum, M. Susan Chambers, Wal-Mart's executive vice president for benefits, also recommends reducing 401(k) contributions and wooing younger, and presumably healthier, workers by offering education benefits. The memo voices concern that workers with seven years' seniority earn more than workers with one year's seniority, but are no more productive.

To discourage unhealthy job applicants, Ms. Chambers suggests that Wal-Mart arrange for "all jobs to include some physical activity (e.g., all cashiers do some cart-gathering).[...]"

Wal-Mart Memo Suggests Ways to Cut Employee Benefit Costs, STEVEN GREENHOUSE e MICHAEL BARBARO, The New York Times, 26 ottobre 2005.

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