Wal Mart horror stories...

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    Jan 27, 2008 2:39 AM GMT
    I know that there has been some topics posted about various stores that people shop but I went to Wal Mart, bad decision, to look around and compare prices, compare to the store I work at.

    Anyways, while I was looking around the store had a "CODE ADAM", when a child is lost the store associates are to go to all exits. I found that as I continued to walk around that very few of the associates could even hear the message over the blaring loud music on the intercom.

    I thought that was pretty bad. I even heard the parents who couldn't seem to believe that they could lose a child.

    Also in the same day I went to JC Penny, where a customer before me didn't have the correct documentation to return a coat, the cashier, said that she could give the lady a gift card for the amount of the coat. And instead of being kinda and refusing, she starting saying swear words


    Anyways those are my "horror story, would just like everyone to remember that most of us just work these jobs to make a living while moving on, we don't own the company, wage your complaints with the ones that make policy.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Jan 27, 2008 3:15 AM GMT
    With Walmart, in Wichita or elsewhere.. it is a horror.. it doesn't need a story.....LOL
  • ShawnTX

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    Jan 27, 2008 3:18 AM GMT
    Once, I walked into a WalMart...nuff said.
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    Jan 27, 2008 3:41 AM GMT
    I've worked various retail jobs and the notion that "the customer is always right" is utter nonsense. Customers have abused this so much so that they feel that if they get loud, swear, or cause a scene that they should get their way. Rather childish, if you ask me. Sadly it is the policy of most store to give them what they want and get them out.
    I would do almost anything for a nice customer, but as soon as I get attitude of any sort, it was over. I even picked up the phone in front of a customer to phone the police to have her escorted out. She was incredulous at that, but calmed down and we worked things out rationally. I shop at Walmart or Target depending what I need. Going into Walmart, I am prepared to accept the consequences of that decision. All the terrible consequences...
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    Jan 27, 2008 4:06 AM GMT
    I have had the displeasure of going into a few Walmarts over the years and they all smelled like artificial popcorn butter and vomit.

    Is it just me?
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    Jan 27, 2008 4:23 AM GMT
    Ha, You guys dont know the half of it. Have any of you actually worked in a Wal-Mart?! I have. When you have worked in a Wal-Mart for about 9 months, you really know what hell could be like. Thank God I got some sense and quit a long time ago.
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    Jan 27, 2008 6:17 AM GMT
    Lol StrongBolt, I too know the horrors of working for Hell-Mart. in my 7 months there we went through 4 store managers, at least 3-5 assistant managers, many times many associats, and at least 3 "Product controll enginers" (also know as security). Glad I got out, though the horror keeps comming at my current job too...Cursed customer service!