<Leave it to you to bastardize something special like this, you unpatriotic, cynical sack of shit. You should be deported.>
Actually one of my kin, just returned from Iraq, he wasn't over there for 24 months. I think, but am not sure that the government is rotating troops out periodically. So if the term of duty is less than 24 months, Wag's bragging about extending benifits would be meaningless. Therefore Wag could be considered taking advantage of patriotic feelings of the public to drum up some extra business. Further, I have another kin about to be shipped over. The reason he is in the army instaed of college is because he realizes that companies don't offer much to those who don't have some sort of college degree. Take a look at Wag's "career opportunities". So he is risking his life to get an education. Recently there was a report on the news about "Purple Hearts" collecting stuff to resell in the name of veterans. Turns out the vets get pennies on the dollar out of the stuff that is collected in their name. So was it unpatriotic of the news team to report this abuse? I don't think so. So, if I question Wag's motive of making this announcement and question how many might really benifit from it, I believe I am acting out of concern for out troops. Cynical? you bet your ass I am. I've seen too much crap going on out there not to be. As for me, I was in that draft lottery during the years I might have been going to college. College kids got some kind of deferal because they were in school. By the grace of God my number was never called. Dad was in the service in WWII, he saw some real heavy shit. Today they call it post tramatic syndrome. Back then they didn't have a name for it and they didn't treat it. He drank, beat the shit out of mom from time to time, and sometimes, us kids. He died early. I believe me and my kin have made sufficent scarifices to be able to at least ask questions. So, I have two words for you and they're not lets dance.
Yeah, we've all got stories to tell. Yours seems to go on and on and on and on.
Here's a company actually doing something extra for the men that are putting their lives on the line. I guess you would prefer that Walgreens just left everything at status quo. Sounds to me like your Dad should have beet the shit out of YOU a little more often.
You admit that you post negative crap about Walgreens in the hopes that you can get the price to go down to 20 something. How's THAT working out for you so far, idiot?
"The Walgreen employees -- and their families -- who are on active duty, especially those serving in Afghanistan and Iraq, carry a special burden," said Walgreens Chairman and CEO Dave Bernauer. "We won't hesitate to do anything we can to make this time a little easier for them."
"Under Walgreens military leave policy, employees called to active service receive their full salary, less military pay, for 24 months from the last day worked. They also have the option of continuing medical, prescription and dental coverage at active employee rates."
<Here's a company actually doing something extra for the men that are putting their lives on the line. I guess you would prefer that Walgreens just left everything at status quo.>
How many are they actually doing "something extra" for? Seems to me "called to active duty" would be reservists. Somebody out there should be able to comment if a reservist's active duty would ever be anywhere near 24 months. My kin was a full time troop and as I said he was there for maybe a year. Come on let's seperate the wheat from the chaf.
<You admit that you post negative crap about Walgreens in the hopes that you can get the price to go down to 20 something. How's THAT working out for you so far, idiot?> Not so good, with all the B.S. coming out of this company, I'm losing interest even if it drops to $20.