Bentonville, AR-In a surge of holiday spirit, Walmart announced it would give employees big discounts on their food purchases so as to be able to stock up for the holidays.
Rice and beans are two of the commodities that will be discounted.
"We realize that our employees are right at the poverty line, with what we pay them, and then having to pay for their own health insurance, etc. That is why we will be giving them a special employees' discount on Thanksgiving, a mandatory work day.
"Since everyone HAS to be there to work on Thanksgiving, management figured that would be a good time to run the discount. Therefore, Walmart employees will be able to exercise their discount during their lunch break on Thanksgiving!
"Happy Holidays from Walmart, the store that cares!"