The Grinch has likely taken a top management position with the increasingly flawed Wal-Mart Stores Inc. They recently announced that layaway will no longer be an option for shoppers. The announcement, coming this close to the holidays, is yet another way for the company to decrease costs rather than serve the public. Those hurt the most by such a decision are the hard working folks with limited income that may not have access to credit. Doesn’t that basically describe the Wal-Mart employee? Although the methods were not released, rumors are swirling that Wal-Mart has also found a way to prevent employees from requesting their birthday off as a vacation day.