Friday, March 18, 2005


"Wal-Mart Stores Inc. will walk away from criminal charges by paying $11 million to settle a four-year federal probe into allegations it used illegal immigrants to clean its stores, the company said Friday."

But here's the kicker: "The $11 million the government is set to collect from Wal-Mart represents a mere 21 minutes worth of the retail giant's 2004 sales.

"The $11 million works out to 21 minutes worth of Wal-Mart sales by averaging out the company's more than $285 billion in revenue during 2004. The figure represents sales spread out over a 24-hour period for each of the year's 366 days. Some Wal-Marts are open 24 hours but many are not, and hours of operation vary from store to store. The company also made $10 billion in profits last year." [More...]

How fucking awesome would that be if you got fined $11 million and it took you 21 minutes to re-coop that loss? That's the fucking Webster's definition of craisins. I've grown to really dislike Wal-Mart, but that's just cool as shit.


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