Monday, April 24, 2006

There Asda be a catch

I love this story, reported in full at the Sky News website.

Supermarket chain Asda (part of the Wal-Mart group and, therefore, big Bush sponsors) is allowing its staff to take unpaid leave during the soccer World Cup finals so they can watch the matches, either at home or in Germany.

Asda is a big-ass concern, though, and it couldn't afford for all of its 150,000 staff members to take time off for the footie, so requests are being handled on a first-come-first-served basis. Those who don't take time off will be allowed the opportunity to switch shifts with colleagues.

See, Republicans have hearts, too. Makes you all warm and gooey inside, doesn't it?


Anonymous Anonymous said... nice, unpaid leave from a badly paid job from a really rich company. Fluffy bunnies come to mind.

24 April, 2006 22:37  
Blogger * (asterisk) said...

Yeah, lovely innit?

25 April, 2006 08:59  

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