Comparing Costco to Wal-Mart

johnk wrote:
This commentary thread at Metafilter is about the contrast between how Costco treats its employees versus how Wal-Mart treats their employees. The Wall Street Journal reported on this.

From the article:

(Regarding criticisms, Costco CEO) Sinegal just shrugs.
"You have to take the shit with the sugar, I
guess. We think when you take care of your customer and your
employees, your shareholders are going to be rewarded in the long
run. And I'm one of them [the shareholders]; I care about the
stock price. But we're not going to do something for the sake of
one quarter that's going to destroy the fabric of our company and
what we stand for."