The Whole Foods Experience, Part Two: The Writer Speaks

Seth Abramovitch · 07/28/11 12:24AM

As Marge Simpson once put it, "We can't afford to shop in any store that has a philosophy." And the same might easily be said of anyone considering working at one, too. Welcome back to the Whole Foods Experience, where Whole Foods workers past and present—newly liberated by one Canadian employee's explosive kiss-off memo gone viral—reveal to Gawker what truly goes on behind the doors of the world's most "humanity-friendly" supermarket chain.

Read a Disgruntled Whole Foods Employee's Epic Resignation Letter

Seth Abramovitch · 07/24/11 09:29PM

Late Friday afternoon, an employee of the Whole Foods Market in Toronto sent this epic resignation letter to the entire company. It's an alternatingly amusing, enlightening, and occasionally infuriating read—but a good read, nonetheless.

Get Ready for Three-Day Mail Delivery

Hamilton Nolan · 07/20/11 03:01PM

The US Postal Service: who cares about it? Nobody, which is why you better get ready for three-days-a-week mail delivery. "Says who?!" you scoff, just as you scoff at our nation's hardworking postal carriers. Says the boss, that's who:

Check Out Mark Zuckerberg's Fancy Stationery

Maureen O'Connor · 06/10/11 01:10PM

Check out Mark Zuckerberg's fancy new stationery, featuring embossed paper that reads "FROM THE DESK OF MARK ZUCKERBERG, FOUNDER & CEO OF FACEBOOK." Ben Barry, a graphic designer who works at Facebook, explains its purpose:

Senators Demand Crackdown on Adult Pornography

Jim Newell · 04/07/11 03:56PM

Forty-two United States Senators have signed a letter to Attorney General Eric Holder demanding more prosecutions over adult pornography via the "vigorous" enforcement of federal obscenity laws. The Obama administration has not filed any new adult obscenity cases, because it has plenty of other actual work to do than to enforce dated, pandering laws about videos of adults having dirty sex.

The Groupon Backlash Is On

Hamilton Nolan · 03/24/11 12:00PM

Among businesses, the initial reaction to the concept of Groupon was: "Give our shit away for half price? Well, it's good advertising." But now, that reaction is changing to: "Give our shit away for half price? Ehhh."

We Will Pay Donald Trump to Shut Up

Maureen O'Connor · 09/10/10 02:03PM

Yesterday Donald Trump offered to buy the site of the proposed "Ground Zero Mosque," thereby ending the "highly divisive situation." To end the highly annoying antics of Donald Trump and his PR minions, we hereby offer to buy his silence.