I just watched a documentary on Walmart, in which they showed a large group of the ‘associates’ all reciting the ‘Sam Pledge’ out loud — “so help me Sam” (deceased 1992).
Replacing the name of God with a dead man’s in their carefully crafted employee pledge…
Wal-Mart’s Walton stresses team play
The “Sam Pledge,” which Walton has recited hundreds of times to associates, reads in part, “From this day forward, every customer that comes within 10 feet of me . . . I’m going to look him in the eye, I’m going to smile . . . I’m going to greet him with ‘What can I do for you?’ — so help me Sam!”