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"I'm proud that I worked for Wal-Mart; I'm not proud of what I did for Wal-Mart," says Weldon Nicholson, a former manager for Wal-Mart in a new documentary film.
"I watched so many people go without lunch in the lounges that I stopped eating in the lounges, I just had my managers eating there because I just couldn't stand it. They just wouldn't eat and we weren't allowed to offer them any money. There were people i'd see who didn't eat nothing; they'd take an hour lunch and just sit there.
"I had people there on welfare working, husbands totally disabled. We're paying them $6.75, $7.75 an hour."
The film is Wal-Mart: The High Cost of Low Price.
Click the link for the full transcript of Nicholson's statement.