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Wal-Mart Told Laid-Off Employees To Avoid Chocolate, Alcohol

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WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- After Wal-Mart closed five stores last month and laid off more than 2,200 employees, it gave them "stress management tips," including avoiding chocolate and alcohol, according to a story by Business Insider.

The company said it closed the stores because of plumbing problems that could take as long as six months to fix, the story said.

Wal-Mart notified workers of the closures a couple of hours ahead of time and gave them a packet of information that offers workers "stress management tips" to cope with their loss of employment, such as avoiding caffeine, chocolate, nicotine and alcohol, according to the story.

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