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Bentonville: Enough With This Julie Roehm!

Posted by: Jon Fine on January 25, 2007

Julie Roehm, no longer a fan of Bentonville, has sued Wal-Mart claiming breach of contract, reports Ad Age.

Wal-Mart didn’t comment for the story, but one detail from an earlier response to the lawsuit jumps out at you (emphasis mine):

In addition to financial damages, Ms. Roehm is looking to retrieve items left in her office at the Bentonville, Ark., headquarters. She’s demanding the return of her media exchange files, material from presentations and work she did prior to joining Wal-Mart, and copies of her Microsoft Outlook folders, including her personal contacts.

A response filed by Wal-Mart on Jan. 18 generally denies the claims, including any possession of electronic records. Wal-Mart, however, did say it has a few things of Ms. Roehm’s, including a stepladder and paint supplies it has “invited [Ms. Roehm] to collect.” Among the changes Ms. Roehm effected during her 11-month tenure at Wal-Mart: She painted her office.

Reader Comments

Thomas Havard, III

February 15, 2007 3:14 PM

I love the prices at WalMart, but do they EVER bother to train any of the cashiers....?? I have never seen a more poorly prepared group of people working check-out counters than most of the WalMart stores....they're slow, usually ignorant, and just don't seem to get it, that these customers have other things to do in their schedules, and wasting their time by not knowing what they're doing is very aggravating to most of them....but I'll just keep on shopping there, simply because of low prices, and large inventories of practically everything....but please, for heaven's sake, get these people up and running like cashiers at all other stores....Target, for example, gets it! NEVER waste time at their check-outs because of some poorly trained person not knowing what they're doing....please....please....please...pass this on to somebody that cares about customer service....thank you...TH


March 20, 2007 10:15 PM

Maybe you should look at what's happen in the afro american acount?E- Morris

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