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Wal-Mart, never known for its benevolent business tactics or for treating its employees like human beings, has taken dickheadedness to new and exciting heights heretofore undreamed in the long and storied annals of corporate douchebaggery.
Joseph Casias was fired for violating Wal-Mart’s drug policy by using marijuana.
Was he toking up in the Wal-Mart?
No, it turned up in a blood test after he was injured at work.
Aha! Well, cannabis use is against policy.
Mr. Casias used marijuana for medical reasons.
No doubt. Did he get it for chronic insomnia?
Yeah, that–along with inoperable brain and sinus cancer.
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A story so bathed in pathos would give almost pause to almost any other corporate juggernaut–even the most despicable and black-hearted. But the Great Beast Wal-Mart is not simply any corporate juggernaut; it is an entity unto itself and unlike anything known to man. Wal-Mart divested itself of compassion along with high prices a long time ago. The only time pathos can expect notice from Wal-Mart is when it comes with a price tag.
Wal-Mart said it had no plans to rehire Mr. Casias, but that it wished him the very best, from the bottom of its black and kitten skull-encrusted heart.
Never before has douchebaggery been offered at such a low, low price: FOXNews.com – Wal-Mart ‘Sympathetic’ to Man Fired for Using Medical Pot, but Won’t Rehire Him.