If you've ever had to talk to one of the higher-ups at your job and felt nervous about it, just imagine how they must feel: Some of those corporate fat cats only know about the existence of non-rich people from watching Downton Abbey. That's why sometimes a giant company will end up trying hilariously misguided tactics to get chummy with their employees that eventually blow up in their faces, like ...
4 Walmart Asks Employees for Good Reviews, Gets the Opposite
This month, Gawker put out another in their series of articles featuring real horror stories from Walmart employees -- you know, stuff like constant sexual harassment, insta-firing pregnant mothers, or taking the value of stolen merchandise out of employees' bonuses (while telling them they can't do anything to stop theft). This time, however, Walmart noticed and decided to strike back. How? By sending a memo asking the same underpaid employees they treat like crap to bombard Gawker with stories about the "real" Walmart:
Walmart via Gawker
His face was so punchably smug, we've blurred it to protect your monitor.