Anecdotal info is fine with me if I get the info from the horse's mouth, based on incidents that he himself experienced. If this is really important to you and you doubt the accuracy, refer to an outside source that does surveys on this topic. I agree with Ron that health insurance being offered to part-timers after two years at W-M is certainly not the same as being offered after 6 months on the job elsewhere. But having a DM at W-M tell me things that are expected (demanded?) of him with regard to treatment of associates has credibility with me. It's difficult to know whether associates interviewed are really happy. Many need their jobs, and then there are those who are disgruntled maybe from their own doings and want to get even. I guess a survey regarding turnover and reasons for leaving would be the only way to determine this. Are you not impressed with the grass-roots survey at W-M? Are you not a W-M fan and therefore wouldn't accept any positive info I came up with? If so, it's a futile effort for anyone. Hope I'm wrong to assume this.