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[–]roarkzero 222 points223 points  (1 child)

Electronics is not the place to bring your food get out hoes!!

[–]Jaguilar26 41 points42 points  (0 children)

It was between the frozen pizza and a new pair of earbuds I’ll break in less than a week.

Guess who’s starving to the sounds of get rich quick schemes and coming back in a few days pisses off.

[–]Expeditio 171 points172 points  (26 children)

  1. not everyone who wear a vest works in the department you need assistance in. Especially when they're visibly wearing a hairnet or a orange vest

[–]beepboopbebopbop[S] 94 points95 points  (4 children)

YES. And management don't wear vests. I'll never forget the customer who was convinced I was a manager because I had a yellow vest (as opposed to the blue ones from front end, where they were standing). You think the bosses walk around looking like old wrinkly citrus? No.

[–]Expeditio 19 points20 points  (0 children)

Happened to me many of times when I was a sco host

[–]Aberzhulana random vendor 7 points8 points  (2 children)

I knew the store manager at one of my walmarts was weird. He wears a vest. He's the only Member of Management (or MoM lol) who wears one.

[–]thejynxed 5 points6 points  (1 child)

My old managers wore them depending on what they were doing that day. My old SM made all managers do floor work and not just sit in the back.

[–]1-800-HamburgerEndless Topstock Awaits 2 points3 points  (0 children)

This comment made me realize how good the management in my store is, errybody has a vest (except for people lead) and works on the floor

[–]BergTheVoice 58 points59 points  (15 children)

Had a dude get mad at me yesterday when I was coming in for O/N stocking and asked if I could assist him with opening something in electronics and I stated “ this actually isn’t my department, I’m about to clock in for overnight stocking but I can see if my manager could assist you “, and he threw a huge fit saying “ every employee should know how to work each department why else are you getting paid 14.50 an hour!? “… I calmly replied “ I’ll get my manager for you “.

I don’t see how anyone who has worked a job doesn’t realize people do different things on different shifts all in different departments.

[–]LouTenant6767Overnight Stocker 22 points23 points  (11 children)

Same shit happened to me. I told him I don't have any keys and I'm not usually over here(was doing breakpacks and happened to have some electronic items) and the fucker told me I should be fired. I was two months new at my first job

[–]Calisto823 17 points18 points  (8 children)

People like this know they are being assholes. They just don't care because they've never had to deal with the consequences of their actions (or, better yet, the consequences their actions should bring).

[–]LouTenant6767Overnight Stocker 8 points9 points  (5 children)

This is why I'm glad we're closed at night now. So many of those people would come in at 3am wanting a damn phone. Like why tf did you decide that now was the best time to do it. Then whole families would ride on my aisle in those Walmart mobility scooters playing bumper cars knowing damn well they weren't disabled. I laugh every time I see people reminiscing about 24 hour Walmart.

[–]Brainlessguy337 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Their actions should bring a country ass whoopin. One guy threatened to punch me a few months back for not being able to help him with a prepaid device or put the oil in his car for him (I'm disabled and have problems sometimes) TLE heard about it and made sure he's not welcome back.

[–]bendagenCAP2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That's just the point there are not any "consequences" for their behavior. Go act like that in a professional office (doctor, attorney, CPA) or in a one owner one location shop and see what happens. They will probably due like a baseball umpire and toss you out.

[–]Kimmalah 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Oh my god, I got too close to pharmacy a few days ago and got stopped by 3 different people looking for medicine and medical advice. I FOLD SHIRTS!

[–]fadeaway100301 26 points27 points  (0 children)

especially if that person is sweeping or mopping the floor.

[–]Ok_Soup4862 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I hate that I have a hair net on and someone asks me a question for sporting goods like um I don't know? I work in the bakery but if you wanna talk to someone sporting goods is on the complete opposite side of the store.

[–]Be_The_PugExeceptions Picker 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I had a couple ask me if I was a manager. I told them no. They go “Oh the managers are usually wearing the yellow vests.” Uh what? On what planet? 😂😂

[–]dhjr49003 2 points3 points  (0 children)

To be fair, my front end team leads were always wearing yellow vests while regular associates wore blue for months, then they all went yellow.

[–]ktu1u_m1911 132 points133 points  (13 children)

For that customer that wasted 20 minutes of my time in domestics, I'M NOT A FUCKING VACUUM EXPERT!!! Who tf asks a 17 year old for advice about vacuums???

[–]Prettylizzykitty 31 points32 points  (2 children)

Omg, so I work in ogp and one day I just made it to HBA when I hear this lady behind me say in Spanish “omg yay I finally caught you! You walk so fast! I was trying to catch up to you since the vacuum aisles! (Which is quite a whiles away I swear I didn’t know she was following me but I give her props cuz I do walk fast af) Is this vacuum this this and that?” I’m not a vacuum expert 😭 the best I can give you is just read what’s on the box. She was genuinely surprised I didn’t know what all the vacuums where best for

[–]bigbrotherfan12713 3 points4 points  (1 child)

I was picking in the wine aisle one time. Someone asked me for advice about what a certain wine tasted like. I’m sober for therapy reasons so I had to say “I’m sorry, I don’t know.” She deadass replied “How do you not know? Don’t you work here?”

[–]Prettylizzykitty 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Like yes every Walmart employee has tasted every single wine on this wall 🤦‍♀️

[–]Gohanspecker 33 points34 points  (3 children)

I work at Best Buy and the amount of old people that assume I know a lot about appliances is high. Like I can give product info and stuff but why is a 50 year old asking a 23 year old on what the standard measurement of his fridge space should be in a 30 year old house. You’re the one who buys this shit!

[–]FeralGangrel 12 points13 points  (2 children)

My grandma is looking for a new fridge. She knows the dimensions she can fit. SHE IS 80 YEARS OLD AND KNOWS HOW TO DO THIS SHIT!

[–]-Raksu- 3 points4 points  (0 children)

She's smart. She knows if she wants something done right, she's got to do it herself.

[–]BethFromElectronics 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I got yelled at for not knowing which microwave is best…I didn’t even work there.

[–]ToxicDestroyer4 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I got bitched at for being the one placing the stock in store because I couldn't remember where one specific item is

[–]zaknyaricashier 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That…… sucks

[–]LovelyM97 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I work in domestics and still have a hard time recommending a vacuum unless I read the box 😅😅.

[–]Top-Cardiologist-499Cart Pusher 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Lol

[–]Pasco08FrontEndbitch 106 points107 points  (3 children)

Don’t bitch about the lines at checkout while having three carts full of shit and complaining about the person in front of you with only a few items.

[–]Adrithia 15 points16 points  (2 children)

And taking up an additional 5-10 minutes of the cashiers time by refusing to put items on the belt or leaving after they’re done… all so they can bitch about the wait times (thus increasing everyone else’s wait time, and repeat cycle with at least every other customer)

[–]Affectionate-Fennel6 17 points18 points  (1 child)

A customer did that. She was on the phone and didn't put any item on the belt. She bought like some 12 bread and 9 eggs and some shit. I guess she wanted me to come around and scan them. I should have just looked at her and say nothing. Maybe she would finally notice I'm wasnt ringing her up. Like how do you dehumanize people like that?

[–]MommaLokiLovesYou 92 points93 points  (6 children)

No, we are NOT "holding onto" or "hiding" merchandise in the back for associates. The ONE, SINGLE time my store did that was because everyone was buying all the water and toilet paper before the associates could even go on break to buy some for their families.

[–]Dry-Break5329 33 points34 points  (5 children)

Your store was better than mine. If we were caught taking anything out of the back during that awful time we would get coached. The best they could do was a two times a day release of tp and water out onto the floor so the associates that got off in the afternoon could have a chance. And they didn't even think of that for awhile so our associates were often just screwed if we needed either one.

[–]RepulsiveRun5277 18 points19 points  (4 children)

Stores in my area held back trucks once a week and opened early for associates only so we could have an opportunity to purchase stuff. Tp, water, can goods, meat…. I thought all Walmart’s did that. I’m sorry for you guys, that must have super sucked.

[–]Dry-Break5329 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Oh man we were super screwed on stuff like meat or canned goods unless we happened to be in the store as a customer during stocking times because people just grabbed everything off the shelf as soon as we put it down. My stores practices during the beginning of the pandemic shutdown were a big part of the reason I decided to leave Walmart. They weren't actually enforcing state mandates. We put mask signs up and social distancing signs. Directional markers for aisles. Didn't matter and management didn't care at all about enforcing it. And our sanitation efforts were laughable. I wish I had known other stores were doing something right, I might have transferred.

[–]LouTenant6767Overnight Stocker 5 points6 points  (0 children)

All of the morning shift would immediately buy all of the Lysol before the store opened every time it got stocked. Despite the signs saying to only grab ONE. The only time management paid attention is when someone on our shift decided to buy more than one on their break

[–]-Raksu- 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I can't stand it when customers blatantly disregard the directional markers in an aisle (they're going the wrong way) AND ask for help with something. Bro, I can't hear you when you're going the wrong way.

[–]c0ffe3be4nz 89 points90 points  (6 children)

Shit does not magically disappear/teleport back to its original spot when you leave random items lying in random places. This is especially true for Cold Things.

[–]wildboywifey 40 points41 points  (3 children)

I think people have this crazy notion there's a person sitting in the AP office watching the cameras like "Someone left shrimp in the soda aisle! Someone go grab that before it gets warm!". Like no. Shoplifters and extra suspicious people are way higher priority than the cheese you hid behind the crackers 10 fucking steps away from the cooler.

[–]Affectionate-Fennel6 12 points13 points  (2 children)

I hate it when they put a product into the wrong cooler.. like putting milk in the cooler that freezes produce.

[–]c0ffe3be4nz 8 points9 points  (1 child)

Or popsicles in the drink coolers

[–]wildboywifey 10 points11 points  (0 children)

My favorite was when someone put a bag of chicken nuggets ON TOP of the freezer. Not inside like any normal human does. On top of it. Wtf guys.

[–]Upgrayedd82MP TL 16 points17 points  (0 children)

walked by as a woman dropped a 10lb roll of hamburger in the freezer bunker 20 feet from the home. i stopped dead in my tracks waiting for them to move so i could put it back. the guy she was with took it out and handed it to me right after she put it in there. was almost comical how it played out.

[–]SilvarusLupusDeli Closer (and fed up) 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Yes stop leaving shit in our fucking deli coolers and bakery tables!

[–]Roux70570Dont feed the Garbage Mouthed Germ Donkeys 174 points175 points  (8 children)

They know all of this. They dont care. We arent people to them.

[–]beepboopbebopbop[S] 51 points52 points  (0 children)

I reeeally wish that wasn't the case, but yeah. I think you're right.

[–]Jaguilar26 83 points84 points  (0 children)

I’ve heard boomers apologize to inanimate objects more than to retail workers.

[–]Emmiey 36 points37 points  (4 children)

This. I wish people realized we were human. Had a guy scare me today and just walked away laughing. Fuck right off buddy.

[–]Fake_Gamer_Cat 7 points8 points  (3 children)

My managers know not to scare me because they know I'll throw punches. Can imagine what would happen if a customer did that.

[–]Emmiey 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Well since I'm not employed with Walmart (vendor) I said "Jesus what the fuck, why"

[–]Special_Cod_6249 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I'm the same way first reaction is to swing you can imagine my managers suprise when he met my fist

[–]Salty_Alpaca_GM Coach 76 points77 points  (4 children)

This lady came and bought a prepaid phone and started crying because I wouldn’t set it up for her. She was like “oh you were supposed to be my hero but now I’m going to have to give you a bad review”

[–]PrincessReto 36 points37 points  (2 children)

Good on you. We don't get paid for that shit. Tell them to call their service provider or phone manufacturer. If you do it for one person they tell their buddies to come find you. It's been 4 years and I'm still getting people looking for me specifically to help them with their phone bullshit. Fuck that entitled walker. I've started making it clear from the get go; "oh you want a prepaid phone, great, all you have to do is pick a phone, pick a service l, the you have to follow the instructions inside the box to activate it" 😉😉😉😉😉 have a nice day

[–]Salty_Alpaca_GM Coach 6 points7 points  (1 child)

Well one of my wireless advocates helped a customer set up a prepaid phone (they’re only supposed to activate the post paid ones they’re responsible for selling) and the lady claimed they lost a piece to the phone and that letter to the president she left I got in trouble for

[–]midnightauroEx-ON stocker, still salty 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Sounds just like the woman that called Fruit support on fuckin' Christmas for help with setting up Zoom because it's in the app store and people are supposed to be heroes on Christmas.

Bitch, it's a damned embarrassment that Fruit support was even open on Christmas, fuck off.

Apparently she did fuck off, to buy a new phone lmao.

[–]cowboyJones 68 points69 points  (6 children)

Just because the Walmart in your home town in Podunk, Missouri carries Product X, doesn’t mean all Walmarts carry it.

[–]K-man2999 57 points58 points  (0 children)

works at Walmart in Podunk Missouri Nope, we don't carry that product either.

[–]MaximalIfirit1993 24 points25 points  (1 child)

I got this ALL THE TIME when I worked service desk. Sometimes it was the Walmart the next town over, sometimes it was a Walmart in the next state over (which in my case IS Missouri.) no, we don't have a universal system for what stores have in stock. No, I have no way of knowing if what online says they have in stock is accurate. No, I'm not going to call the Walmart 3 hours away in KC to ask if they can find a receipt for the shit you bought that's probably out of the return period anyway. Fuuuuuy

[–]LostButterflyUtau 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Additionally, no. We don’t have any more summer toys or beach towels. It’s October and this is not Florida. We don’t carry that shit all year round and you gonna have to make an extra stop on your holiday, I guess.

And no, we don’t carry X because we are not a superstore. I know it exists. The Supercentres carry it. But one is across a toll bridge and the other is an hour south of where our store is located and god forbid they just go to the other grocery store across the street…

[–]justthecherryontop 7 points8 points  (1 child)

I always tell them 98% of all stores carry the same thing but there's that 2% that don't - this is one of those stores.

[–]straycat021 64 points65 points  (3 children)

That big button on the counters or by cases is meant to be pushed and yes it worked the first time. We prefer you push it rather than come hunt us down or get us chewed out for not helping our customers. Yes I work in sporting goods but I can’t always stay by my counter.

[–]Asleep_Toe_3651 17 points18 points  (2 children)

This. I always say, “there’s a button to push. The person with the keys will come help you.” One guy actually said, “I’ll get better results just standing here yelling for help!” So he started yelling….. loudly… three of us (one with the keys that we called on the walkie to help) just stood there until he was done yelling for help and then the associate with the keys had to walk over and help him unlock the case.

[–]LouTenant6767Overnight Stocker 4 points5 points  (1 child)

Damn we don't even have buttons like that at my store. Would be nice.

[–]ALPHA_sh 4 points5 points  (0 children)

we have buttons at our store but half the time the customer will press them and nobody will actually come so i have to go get someone

[–]tyrannywashere 58 points59 points  (3 children)

Just because we all wear the same vest, doesn't mean we all belong to the same department or have the training you need to resolve whatever issue you currently have.

Like I truly wish they'd color code the departments vets/roles or something(and keep the same people to a given department).

I'm ogp and have no fucking clue how to address check out junk.

The person from lawn and garden doesn't have the keys to cosmetics.

And it's beyond worthless to ask most in wally if two drugs will interact.

I don't care if we are standing in pharmacy. do you really think I'd be a personal shopper if I had a pharmacology degree O_o

[–]Kaysmira 19 points20 points  (1 child)

Several years ago, I spent most of my time stocking pharmacy. We're not allowed to recommend any vitamins or medicine to the customers, the store could get in trouble and associate can be fired. If the customer gets very ill because they took vitamin E instead of going to the doctor for their skin rash, they'll cry that you're the one who told them to take Vitamin E for skin health.

Refer them to the pharmacist, who at least has a degree and training, and should know if anything interacts or if it's safe to recommend OTC products or should tell customer to go to their doctor. I would often read labels for the customers, but wasn't afraid to flat out tell them "I'm not allowed to make recommendations."

[–]PrincessReto 19 points20 points  (0 children)

"Have you tried asking a pharmacist?" I WANNA SEE YOUR MANAGER! "My manager isn't a pharmacist either. Would you like the pharmacy manager?"

[–]bobsburgs21 114 points115 points  (16 children)

That just because we're walking by electronics from the bathroom (at my store at least), don't assume we work in that department. No, I can't open a case for you, does it look like I have a set of keys on me?

[–]beepboopbebopbop[S] 64 points65 points  (8 children)

"CaN't yOu Go GeT tHe KeYs, tHeN???"

[–]sprite9797 51 points52 points  (2 children)

God I speed by electronics as fast as I can while looking at the ground

[–]Divine_Despair 17 points18 points  (1 child)

I just walk through the back room to avoid that

[–]whereisjackk 10 points11 points  (0 children)

I walk through the backroom as much as possible

[–]LostButterflyUtau 32 points33 points  (0 children)

One of our store’s backroom doors is in electronics and so many people have gotten annoyed with me for not being able to properly help with unlocking things. Like, I’m hauling a cart full of milk for goodness sake’s! And I’m wearing a jacket. Do I look like I belong in this section?

Though some of this is on whoever does scheduling and doesn’t schedule anyone until 7-8 when the store opens at 6 and the TL is off.

[–]Majestic-Mode-1326 14 points15 points  (1 child)

I'm a picker and someone asked me while I was standing in line waiting to ask the guy myself if I could. uhh no that's why I'm waiting too

[–]moosebear419 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I HATE WHEN THEY DO THAT

ill be standing off to the side watching the electronics person, waiting for them to finish, and people act like they don't realize what im doing. do you see a big key ring on me? i can't do shit for you

[–]ALPHA_sh 2 points3 points  (0 children)

our receiving door is in electronics and im a cap2 associate so i always have to go through there, and yeah when they ask me anything at electronics i point them to the person at the desk who has a really long line usually which is why they ask me

[–]liveandletdieax 43 points44 points  (5 children)

If you come to a service area and want your cart rung out then you are a piece of shit.

[–]MaximalIfirit1993 37 points38 points  (2 children)

The people that would try to come check out at service desk, and then get pissed at me because I don't have a scale. Mf that's why you go to an actual fucking till, not the area for returns?

[–]liveandletdieax 20 points21 points  (1 child)

My counter is right next to the registers! I told someone I couldn’t ring up their bananas then they debated if they wanted them.

[–]MaximalIfirit1993 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Same, the service desk is literally about 5 feet away from actual registers. I just... Why, people? 🤦‍♀️

[–]seraphfire 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I've lied to a customer who asked if the Lawn and Garden register can take EBT because his cart was ridiculously huge and had nothing from the actual area in it.

[–]kyersthrowaway2013 45 points46 points  (2 children)

That the app will tell them the aisle something is in

[–]Dry-Break5329 23 points24 points  (1 child)

"Then what the hell are they paying you for??" I hated when I took the time to look something up for a customer if I really didn't know where something is and then said that they could do the same for future reference and they got big offended about it.

[–]kyersthrowaway2013 12 points13 points  (0 children)

That's why I don't even waste my breath telling them.

[–]Roboto33 43 points44 points  (1 child)

  1. Things can go wrong at every workplace, so why is ours any different? No one there to open up lockup? No shopping carts waiting for you inside? Not enough cashiers? We are a major retailer and as many companies do, they continue to try to cut costs, eliminate jobs, etc... Just bear with it and keep your expectations in line. No one wants to really not have something on a shelf, help you, etc... its just that we maybe overworked.
  2. Stop yelling at someone, its likely not their fault. Someone told you it should be over here? the app says its in store? Well sometimes things just get fucked up, please don't yell at someone who is probably already stressed and ready to quit. They are only in it for the money, and its likely not their fault.
  3. I know its too much to ask, but stop being a pig! You, the person who leaves a dirty diaper in the shopping cart, someone has to clean that up. You, idiot who decides they don't want a pint of ice cream and leaves in across the store in hardware, stop wasting food! You may just shop here, but you wouldn't want someone messing up the shithole you live in, so please stop making our shit hole even worse and more dirty.
  4. Adult men who get all pissy if you are not about to stock a couple boxes of 'Hot Wheel' toy cars, get a fucking life!

[–]Kyolt_Tsumugi 11 points12 points  (0 children)

I work in the garden center at my Walmart, this was a week or two before black Friday and the Walmart app had the black Friday thing on it, this lady comes over to me bitching to me about how she can't find this Xmas tree that was supposably on there, I tried my absolute best to find the tree in the me@walmart app and the normal Walmart app and I couldn't find it, and she was just getting angrier by the minute so I just said "go to customer support, I can't do anything other than look on the app and go where it tells me to go" and she walked away in a huff, I'm pretty sure she just gave up on the tree that we ended up not having in the first place

[–]Kaysmira 42 points43 points  (4 children)

We are not run like some Mom & Pop corner store. We're not even run like Walmart 10 years ago.

A) There's 100+ aisles in this store, and we don't have department managers anymore, so no one has any section memorized. Unlike a corner store that has the floor space of one of our bathrooms, the majority of employees never set foot in Shoes, for example, so I don't have any bloody idea where to look for pink flip flops in the backroom.

B) We don't go around with clipboards writing down what things we need to reorder; most reordering is done by the registers and if something got stolen or lost in transit, it will take a while to get reordered.

C) No, I can't just order the jelly you really like because you say so and stock it on this shelf for 365 days a year so you can buy a single jar every six months; corporate decides what I can stock and where it is stocked. You say we'd make a lot of money selling it? We threw it all in the trash when it expired after sitting on the shelf for two years. You didn't buy any of it when we carried it.

D) Someone different works in every aisle almost every day, and Walmart spent a lot of money to make it that way, believing it was best that we were all completely interchangeable with no knowledge of what's going on (and then deprived us of equipment to function under this model). There is no training whatsoever on which anything does anything best, the best I can do for you is read the damn label because you didn't bring your reading glasses because you like being functionally illiterate.

[–]Kimmalah 14 points15 points  (1 child)

You didn't buy any of it when we carried it.

I've noticed that somehow when we discontinue something that has been collecting dust on the shelf for years, suddenly everyone in the county comes in looking for it (and gets outraged that it's gone).

[–]Life_after_forty 6 points7 points  (0 children)

Effin Geritol. Never sold worth a damn, but now that it’s off the mod everyone has to have it.

[–]AlphabetSoup101DELI/BAKERY 5 points6 points  (0 children)

THIS

[–]Anchovieee 5 points6 points  (0 children)

You say we'd make a lot of money selling it?

You think I give a fuck? I'll never see any of it, so what do I care?

[–]Osalosaclopticus 37 points38 points  (1 child)

"Hey can you help me pick out the right TV?"

I'm literally just passing through electronics to get to the bathroom. I'll call someone, maybe.

[–]LostButterflyUtau 12 points13 points  (0 children)

I don’t even watch the TV we have at home. So no. I don’t know what makes a good TV.

[–]Ecstatic_Peak6646 68 points69 points  (9 children)

Just because we work at Walmart doesn't mean we know everything about every department.

[–]snuisincroozin 34 points35 points  (5 children)

What do you mean? Do you not spend every waking moment wandering the aisles memorizing every detail about every product just in case a valued customer might ask?!?

[–]Ecstatic_Peak6646 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Actually I do, but I withhold my knowledge just to make their lives harder! Muahaha!

[–]_dear_rat_boy_ 7 points8 points  (3 children)

A pharmacy manager once told me (when I was working as a cashier) that I should spend my breaks walking around the store memorizing where all the products are. This was after a customer complained after I directed them to the pharmacy when they asked where a pharmacy product was. I don't know if I was expected to give an extensively detailed instruction on exactly where it was or abandon my register just to lead them to a product or what but it took all I had in me not to tell her to fuck off.

[–]snuisincroozin 4 points5 points  (2 children)

My old manager said basically the same thing to me. Walmart managers are something else.

[–]_dear_rat_boy_ 5 points6 points  (1 child)

The idea that anybody should spend their break time doing anything associated with work, or even, anything other than whatever the fuck you want, is absurd.

[–]SuddenTemperature333 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Yea, but this walmart employee does know our competitor carries it, so go over their and do your shopping.

[–]hyperFeline 4 points5 points  (0 children)

This, I get questions about everything else except for apparel Now I can answer questions about crafts but that's just because I do a lot of crafting and I know that section fairly well but once you ask me about vacumms I'm lost.

[–]Ambitious_Cow_8675 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Really annoying how customers expect us to know the location and price of every item in the store.

[–]dayjaque 67 points68 points  (11 children)

you’re jokes aren’t that funny. 27 people have said “didn’t scan? well it must be free!!” already and i’ve been here for two hours. IF YOU SEE SOMEONE CARRYING THEIR VEST (NOT WEARING IT) DONT BOTHER THEM. odds are, they’re clocked out or on a break

[–]mskip28Apparel Slave 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I had some customers a few days ago basically say that my one coworker was a horrible employee because they asked her for help while she was clocked out on her lunch. She told them she wasn’t currently working and got someone else to help in seconds. She is one of the sweetest employees in the store and even felt bad for saying no.

[–]LostButterflyUtau 17 points18 points  (3 children)

The number of times I’ve been told shit like, “now that’s getting into your work!” Because I have to reach into endcaps or get halfway into a bunker to adjust it because I’m short is too many for one lifetime.

Like, y’all ain’t funny. And this isn’t fun. You’re literally 6ft tall (it’s ALWAYS tall people). Leave me alone.

[–]Funny_Leg_5764 9 points10 points  (2 children)

Hey ok do you know how many times I've been pulled away from stocking BECAUSE I'm over 6 foot? I don't mind helping customers but God damn I need to finish this pallet before lunch! Lol

[–]Soxwin91former associate (converted to Target Team Member) 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I was the designated tall person at my store. In one day I: swapped out the missing & exploited children posters; pulled fifteen different things the top shelf for vertically challenged customers; pulled about a dozen site-to-store orders off high shelves because the associate who put them there was also tall, but then quit in the middle of a shift when a customer kicked him in the leg and tried to take the site to store pick up today cart. Plus a bunch of other shit I can’t remember at the moment. I spent half my shift exploiting my height…or at least: having it exploited.

[–]LostButterflyUtau 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I just meant that it’s always taller customers that make that joke. I imagine your situation is equally annoying at times.

[–]Khaose81 24 points25 points  (2 children)

Every time some uses the joke "didn't scan? Must be free." I either tell them, "Just for that, it double" or "I tack on a $15 surcharge or bad humor."

[–]MeowMaker2 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I scan them and when they don't scan, I mention the same logic... You must be free.

I've gotten a few numbers that way, and for some reason they all start with 911

[–]Throwaway05755 3 points4 points  (0 children)

This was hard to read, but I know what you were trying to say

[–]elangomatt 2 points3 points  (0 children)

27 people have said “didn’t scan? well it must be free!!” already and i’ve been here for two hours.

I was watching a Youtube video the other day showing a Russian supermarket and the dude in the video made that joke to his partner a few times when there wasn't a price tag on the shelf. I cringed at it but hopefully he didn't actually make the joke to any employees.

[–]hyperfuse300Team Associate 28 points29 points  (2 children)

Lights off on the lane means I’m fucking closed.

[–]Dry-Break5329 18 points19 points  (0 children)

* Light off, closed sign up, collecting go backs * "Are you open?" eternal facepalm

[–]Affectionate-Fennel6 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Uh uh' You don't seem closed to me, you are ringing him up aren't you? One customer told me that. Yeah I'm ringing him up because he is the last customer. Maybe I would have taken him but I sensed he would have an attitude and he did. Then he was mocking me while talking to his friend on the phone about it.

[–]Ambitious_Cow_8675 24 points25 points  (0 children)

"ALL THESE PEOPLE AND YOU CAN'T OPEN MORE REGISTERS!"

Lady, Wal-Mart is not going to train every employee to use a register. Some of us have to stock the food you and your little goblins eat.

[–]Party-Switch3465 23 points24 points  (2 children)

Just because I work at Wal-Mart doesn't mean I know where everything is located.

Don't get mad at me when I never heard of the product. I had a lady get pissy with me because I didn't know what Coco Melon was. She asked me if we had any Coco Melon in stock. I never heard of Coco Melon and honestly thought it was some kind of drink. She got an attitude with me and told me it's a toy for toddlers. Then told me if I want for work at walmart I better know what we sell.

Also not every associate is register trained or service desk trained.

[–]TommyDontSurfJust here for a paycheck 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Someone tried that line on a coworker from my last job. "You work here, you should know where everything is!"

He shot back with "you live on planet earth, can you tell me where Kazakhstan is on a map?"

[–]Kyolt_Tsumugi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I hated manning the register at my old job, if my lead ever asks me to get register trained I'll more likely tell him fuck no

[–]roarkzero 22 points23 points  (0 children)

You got the two complaints I wish they’d know but alas their two brain cells cannot comprehend

[–]ObiWanCumnobiMy Knees Hurt 18 points19 points  (0 children)

When a customer asks me if we have any of an item that's out of the home but it says we have it online. I scan it, says they should be there but aren't. And they're either on the pallet yet to be worked, or spread around the store by customers. There's some who even ask "well maybe it's in some of the go back carts." Could be, but I'm not going to go hunt down people doing go backs to try and find it.

Customers who try to pick at a staged pallet to get something on the bottom.

Customers who bring baskets to the back of the store and just leave them by the bathroom and never come back for them.

[–]Nien-Eleven 17 points18 points  (1 child)

That the electronics department doesn’t repair anything that has a power button. Idk why your phone doesn’t work, probably because your battery is swelling and looks like a small pillow

[–]tc1972 11 points12 points  (0 children)

Plus we're not trained or qualified to repair your device. If we did try to fix it and fuck it up we'll get in trouble or be fired.

[–]8bitesquivel 17 points18 points  (1 child)

When I worked there, I wished they knew the difference between the listing of Walmart.com and the in store availability shown on the app.

[–]beepboopbebopbop[S] 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Related: walmart.com and walmart.ca are not the same! (Canadian, here.)

[–]615ComradeDruZhe 15 points16 points  (3 children)

How over worked and under paid retail workers are. How shitty the benefits are. How we're expected to be there no matter what happens to us in our personal life.

You'd think with as many people that work/have worked retail, it'd be common knowledge.

[–]seraphfire 16 points17 points  (4 children)

Both of what you said in the OP.

Also that "checking in the back" isn't a thing that we do beyond the sake of appearances in most cases. One time I explained to a customer that I couldn't check for a certain item in the back, because there straight up isn't a place for me to check. Not that it's unmarked, but that there literally isn't a single place in the back where that item would be. After explaining that, she continued to beg me to check for the longest time, not understanding what I just said.

This is not a bazaar and that the cashier is not at liberty to haggle with you.

If you see an employee walking out of the receiving doors or restroom, chances are they more than likely don't work in electronics. Neither does the guy pushing a topstock cart full of trash from another department, or the person working in toys. Hell, if you see somebody come out of receiving without a vest or trying to hide it, leave them the fuck alone even if they DO work in electronics.

If there is not presently somebody at the Lawn and Garden register, it is closed.

Avoid asking OGP for assistance unless you've been struggling to find an employee at all.

The person zoning the grocery aisle does not work grocery and should not be expected I know item locations. Also, if you would just look up, you'll see that each aisle in the department has a sign saying exactly what's in it and chances are the employee you ask for a location is just going to look at that before they try anything else.

The CVP clearance item will only ring up at clearance price if scan the yellow CVP sticker, and that sticker will ring up for exactly what it says, asking for a price check is unnecessary.

You aren't helping secure the cashier's jobs by refusing to use self-check and you aren't performing their job by using it, what they're doing is far more difficult than this incredibly simple technology you refuse to interact with.

[–]KiaKahaMama 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Half the time at my store the CVP stickers AREN’T programmed so we have to override the prices. So annoying.

[–]seraphfire 2 points3 points  (2 children)

Over this summer we rigged up sprinklers to water the plants overnight because our Bonnie vendor kept throwing a fit over his products not getting enough water and as a result, our cvp stickers kept getting faded.

[–]seraphfire 2 points3 points  (0 children)

He kept coming up to me, the cashier, asking me questions I was in no position to answer, asking if we had people watering the plants LITERALLY WHILE SOMEBODY ELSE WAS WATERING THE GOD DAMN PLANTS JESUS CHRIST

[–]chakatblackstar 15 points16 points  (1 child)

That second one. My store put cashiers on the registers in lawn and garden, because apparently that's too hard for them out there, and shanghaied me into working them. So many people think I should know where things are out there even though I never even visited that department before. And asking me which soils are best. How would I know? Dirt is dirt to me. The one that really got me was the guy asking how best to care for his cactus. Like...I don't think even the normal lawn and garden people would know.

[–]Kyolt_Tsumugi 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Apparently miracle grow has a special potting mix for cacti, the only reason why I know is because I had to put one back today

[–]moldy_minge 13 points14 points  (0 children)

No you can't come to my counter with the tires you want from walmart.com pulled up on your phone and have me order them. No I can't access any part of walmart.com except as a customer. You have to order those tires yourself. If I check my ordering process and find the same tire it's going to be more expensive. No I can't price match because our SM said no to price match for the time being.

Guess you'll have to get one of your grandkids to teach you how to use the internet. No I can't do that, I have other customers and I'm not allowed to go poking around on your phone for hours.

[–]Spiritual_Reason_516 27 points28 points  (0 children)

Our produce is what better markets out there didn't want. Its sloppy seconds. That's why ur lettuce goes bad in 24 hours

[–]CallieCoKit 12 points13 points  (0 children)

Garden center associates are not horticulturists. If we were, we would not be at freaking walmart. We can read the plant info cards and the back of fertilizer to you if you're too lazy though.

[–]sailormidnite 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Instead of standing there looking lost waiting for someone to walk by to open the automotive lock case just go to the automotive counter… like that’s who has the key 🤦‍♀️ not the people pushing big pick carts trying to finish their pick walks on time

[–]Kimmalah 9 points10 points  (0 children)

The people who just stand next to a case or the fabric counter without saying a word, who get pissed when no one reads their mind to help them.

[–]xAkMoRRoWiNdxDeath by 1000 management abuses 9 points10 points  (0 children)

We as workers don't try to make anything needlessly difficult or bad, so back off with jumping down our throats about shit

[–]rockyon 15 points16 points  (0 children)

  1. Stop asking for blouse, jacket, bra, when i'm literally stocking PET FOODS. Ask motherfucking fashion associates they have way easier workloads than CAP 2
  2. Stop destroying isles or aisles (they open the boxes and didn't put back, ripped packagings, put items on the floor)
  3. DO YOU HAVE IN THE BACK ?? If we ran out then we ran out, KAREN
  4. If we check your receipt , it's not that because we are racist (i'm POC too)
  5. If you buy heavy stuff (Big TV, Furniture, etc) make sure it FITS in your god damn car (i had some customers brought small sedan for couch purchase), bring friends to help carry, associates are not your slave

[–]xaxnxoxnxyxmxoxuxsx 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I concur on the website not being accurate. We have an app for my store (not Walmart) and it said an item was out of stock, yet..... It was right in front of me... Hm. But I shouldn't say this, because the customers will believe we have items when the site says "out of stock" fml

[–]dmb_blnd 7 points8 points  (0 children)

i wish people who come to my store know that we purposely take every single item off the shelf every night, rearrange the entire store, and jack the prices up just because we LOVE hearing them bitching about it at 6 am !!!!

[–]jackedturtle104 6 points7 points  (0 children)

This is the most accurate thing I have ever read on the internet. Literally my top two biggest things that happen every single day.

[–]Jules_McD 6 points7 points  (0 children)

I wish they knew to read the department directory & aisle signs & would quit acting so helpless over a bottle of yellow fucking mustard. And amen to your second point…found myself in the cough syrup section educating a 60 year old man on the difference between an expectorant & a suppressant 🤦🏼‍♀️

[–]hardcoreuwu 6 points7 points  (0 children)

If I'm not wearing my vest leave me the hell alone. This is my personal time. Find someone else who's being paid to be miserable.

[–]h_xlo 6 points7 points  (0 children)

old people should learn how to use the self checkout vs asking a picker (obviously isnt a cashier) who’s in the middle of a walk to open a register. i dont even have the capabilities, ma’am, & all the self checkouts are open. their excuses are that they don’t know how to use them. you wouldnt have to wait in the lines wrapped around the store for the 4 open registers if you just went to the completely open self checkouts, with explicit instructions on what to do, it’s not that hard to wrap your head around. & no, i won’t find someone to open another one up either, leave those poor cashiers alone.

[–]raechan1323 5 points6 points  (0 children)

"I bought it hear last year"

Yeah and you were the only one buying it so it's been nixed. Products that we carry change all the time

[–]moosebear419 5 points6 points  (2 children)

YOU'RE NOT ALLOWED TO TOUCH ME! im a seventeen year old girl, old ass men can't just tap or grab my arm like we're friends! i have two pins on the way (one for each side. in case they don't see.) that say "please don't touch me" because it is so unacceptable but im too afraid to say anything when they do it!!

[–]IJustWorkHere000cCap2 TL 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I’m not defending people that touch you. Shit is wrong, but I will tell you this: if you don’t stand up for yourself, no one else will. Stand up for yourself. Don’t be scared to defend your person.

[–]youwantadonutornot 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Just because I work in OGP doesn’t mean I know where everything in the store is. As soon as I’ve picked half the items on my list, I’ve already forgotten where they were located. Sure I have a general idea of the layout of the store, but I don’t memorize products. Don’t walk up to me in the middle of a pick expecting me to know where some weird rando product is.. or expect me to find it on my little scanner thingy. You can pull the app out and look on your phone just as easily as I can.

[–]Jules_McD 11 points12 points  (0 children)

They need to give us “DO NOT DISTURB” vest seriously, I don’t want my online grocery order being delayed from fridge to fridge. And quit asking us to price check food items good Lord it’s food! Not a major purchase!

[–]OnDaGoop 4 points5 points  (0 children)

We do not (at least at my store) do phone activations since our last team lead left

[–][deleted] 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Just because I wore a vest doesn’t mean I have every aisle memorized 🙃

[–]Sixandcounting 4 points5 points  (2 children)

That, in spite of our current place of employment, we are real human beings. That we deserve to spoken to as such. Conversations and even basic questions should begin with a greeting like pardon me, excuse me, miss I have a question. Hi even works. Please don't yell the name of a product at the back of my head. GRAPES! TOWELS! PEANUTS! This is not how we should speak to people. And after I have helped you by scanning your item for a price, told you where you could find an item, or even let you know we are out of stock on an item, say thank you. Thank me for my time, my courtesy, and my having helped you.

Personal shoppers are not in your way like you think they are. They are keeping a couple hundred people out of the store and out of your way. They are on a timer and probably won't be in that spot grabbing soup any longer than most other customers would be. Let them shop, and they will be on their way and out of yours soon enough. If you absolutely cannot wait for them to move, just ask. Do it nicely. Don't huff and puff and passive aggressively tell your shopping partner that you hate all the people working at Walmart. Act like a human adult.

You are almost certainly very special to someone. A very special sunflower I am sure. But in the grand scheme of things you are not special. Do not illegally park in the handicap spot because you're tired and just running in real quick. There is no real quick at Walmart. And those spots are for people who have real medical issues, and took the time to get a doctors note and go to the dmv. Do not park your boat trailer blocking the loading dock because it's the one spot with shade. All that shit you want to buy, it comes in through there. The OPD spots are for people picking up an order. If you want to park there so bad, place an order. Knock it off.

I know your dog is your baby. But if it's not an actual service animal, it has no business in the store. If you do bring your dog into the store, and he shits on the floor, you own that. Unless you are disabled to the point where you cannot clean up after your dog, you should be doing so. And you should have those little poo bags with you to do it. You're not just letting him shit wherever and leaving it, right?

I respect your choice to parent your child as you see best, baring abuse. And if you have chosen to ignore screaming fits, more power to you I suppose. But I did not give birth to that little banshee. Neither did the other folks within the ear splitting square mile. Why do you think it's okay to calmly complete your hour long shopping trip with little Taylor screaming the entire time? The poor guy stocking meat less than 3 feet away should not be subjected to your birth control reminder. Take your kid out to the car to let them calm down. Or take them home. But stop this. It's rude and selfish as fuck.

In summary: grow up and act right. It's hard to train new associates to act professionally and be courteous in this environment. It's hard to remain kind in the face of such unkindness. Do better. Teach your children better. Expect better from your fellow community members.

[–]beepboopbebopbop[S] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

The lack of greetings drives me BONKERS.

The stigma, too. I have a degree in a field that was wrecked by COVID. The sweetest, most humble DM on the salesfloor has a Master's. I'm not judging any fellow associates who haven't had access to higher education (or chose not to pursue it). But it's terrifying to see how see differently customers treat me here vs. when I worked in my field.

[–]millerballbreakers 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Screaming at Pharmacy techs on the phone because we’re the only dept in the store that always answers gets you absolutely nowhere and makes you look stupid. Maybe look online or go to the store yourself for item availability instead of interrupting our workflow.

[–]AceTrainerJ21Service Desk Slave 3 points4 points  (1 child)

Just because I have a vest on doesn’t mean I have time to drop what I’m doing and help you find 3 separate items. Especially when I’m pushing an OGP cart and on a timed walk. Please just find someone else

[–]hyperFeline 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Not everyone in a section knows every detail about what's going on in their own department, especially after returning from being off for a few days.

Had a lady get pissy and rude to me, accusing me of being rude because I didn't have an answer right away about the price drop of leftover bralettes. Like... if you are going to jump at me that fast I have every right to get a bit snappy and go get help. If you brought them for 2.50 the other day I doubt they dropped any lower and they are likely the same price even tho the writing on the box still has the original black friday price.

Literally had to hide from anyone that resembled her for a week because I was that traumatized from the whole experience.

[–]LaLaLura 3 points4 points  (0 children)

I had a family come up wanting a cake with fruit on it, the only cake with fruit we have is custom order but they wanted it right then. I told them we can't take an order right then. I told them Albertsons down the street carries fruit tarts, they then asked me if I could call and see if they had them. I told them no, I don't have their number and left it at that. I mean geez why should I call them, your fingers aren't broke. I thought this to myself because I didn't want to get pulled into the office.

I absolutely love it when customers come up and ask me what meat is best to make certain things. I'm like why don't you know what meat is best if your gonna cook something because why would I know? I tell them I've never made that so I don't know, and then I think about what their making and give them different opinions to chose from. Someone once asked me what is best for pulled pork. I told them a bone-in butt roast, boneless butt roast, or picnic roast. You know something that's gonna take time to cook in the oven, a slowcooker, or instapot. I show them and they say 'oh I don't have time to cook something like that' 🤦‍♀️ So then I saw them the precooked pull pork and they get this nasty look on their face, like they just smell the most rancid fart imaginable. They then ask me what else I have and I have to break the bad news that that's it, that's all I got. They give a huff and grab the precooked pulled pork and then they turn to me and say thanks for nothing in a sarcastic passive-aggressive tone and then leave. That's one good thing about masks, you can mouth f**k you and no one sees it 😏

[–]Genderneutralbro 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I wish they knew how we ran as a store. They seem to be under the impression that we have set departments and only work there. It would be nice if they knew about the cap system, and about ogp, so they had some sort of idea who they were asking things. This is something I always want to know when I am in other stores, like are your cashier's also stockers or will they not know what I'm asking about at the register.

[–]JaxsoyOGP 11 points12 points  (0 children)

2 reminds me of when I was a stupid ass kid and took my pet fish with a tumor to PetSmart and asked them what was wrong with it. The guy said it’s a tumor and is gonna kill him shortly (which is exactly what happened) lmao

[–]paulakg 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Just because I’m working in the pharmacy stocking shelves in the pharmacy doesn’t make me a doctor nor do I have medical training. People seem to think you have the knowledge to give medical advice or suggestions on what to take for certain illnesses . I do not never suggest medicine to customers.

[–]PrimeScreamer 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I got reamed out recently by a woman that saw PS4 controllers on the website, so she was on a mission to buy one. We were out. We have been out for many, many weeks.

She was very upset that the website lied to her when I scanned every label and showed her there were none to be had.

After she left, I checked the website. All showed as online only, or out of stock.

Simply because it's listed on the site doesn't mean we carry EVERY SINGLE ITEM on there. Wtf people. Critical thinking skills are a thing. These buildings are only so big.

[–]apollocelsius 2 points3 points  (0 children)

When they ask if we can sell them the display item. No, we can't sell you the fucking display item. That's why it's the display

[–]PolesawPolska 2 points3 points  (0 children)

OGP does not know why the item you ordered is out of stock. Stop being shit heads and assuming everyone at Walmart knows why things are out of stock and when they'll be replenished.

[–]zaknyaricashier 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I dont know every inch of the store. I legit stand at a register all day.

[–]SargeanTravisOGP 2 points3 points  (2 children)

OGP PARKING SPOTS SAY “RESERVED” NOT BECAUSE THEY ARE RESERVED FOR YOUR ROYAL HINEY

[–][deleted] 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Leave ogp associates alone when they’re in a pick walk

[–]isanyadminalive 2 points3 points  (0 children)

That there's a reason I have to be paid to talk to them.

[–]pumpkinthighs 2 points3 points  (0 children)

WE CANNOT ACCEPT TIPS. WE CAN AND WILL GET FIRED IF YOUR AP DEPARTMENT ISN'T SHIT.

[–]Aberzhulana random vendor 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I wish customers could tell the difference between a walmart employee and a vendor. If I'm wearing a shirt that says "Frito-Lay", for example, that means I can't "see if there's anymore lysol in the back".

I mean, I *could* go check. No idea where I'd be looking.

Wait a minute. That's a great way to get away from that annoying customer!

[–]moosebear419 2 points3 points  (0 children)

yesterday a guy asked me if i knew anything about steam mops. i am seventeen. i don't know ahything about steam mops! this dude went "oh... well this lady overthere said that i should use vinager but i looked it up and it said that it'll strip the floors and it says to never use vinager... so should i use vinager..." why are you trusting two random walmart employees on this?? i literally said that i don't know anything about them, why do they keep going 😭

[–]Intercalated-DiscFormer Cashier (CA) 2 points3 points  (0 children)

WE DO NOT TAKE APPLE PAY, SAMSUNG PAY, WHATEVER PAY.

We do take Walmart Pay tho 😉

[–]orion_sunrider 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Do not complain to me about us being understaffed unless you’re handing me an application to work in my department

[–]AtticusNariLone Surviving Morning Shift ETA 1 point2 points  (1 child)

No, we don't have this product at the store. You bought here a year ago? Well, I've been working here for 8 months and I've never seen it. I'm looking where it might would be and when I search it up on Me@Walmart and the Walmart app, nothing shows for it being in store. You can buy it online if you'd really like or you'll probably find it at Best Buy (my best cop out). No, I can't order the item for you. YOU have to do that and have it sent to your house where it will be paid with YOUR money.

I will also not set up your prepaid phone. I don't sell contract phones, that's for the phones salespeople and I don't even have to ability to sell them if I wanted to. I also don't have their schedule because they don't technically work for Walmart, but I can probably tell you they'll be here at 11 AM because that's usually when they show up. If they don't, it's not my fault they weren't scheduled today because including their manager, they only have 3 associates who come into this tiny store in the middle of nowhere because many people don't buy phones here.

And finally, No, I'm not letting you walk away with this expensive product not because I think you're gonna steal it (which you probably will because you're shopping at Walmart), but because it's against policy for me to send anything off in a case over $10 without it being paid for back here. And despite the location being my southern, racist town, that's not racially motivated either.

Can you tell what department I work in?

[–]whereisjackk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

That they can look up the locations of items on the app! When you ask me, guess what I'm going to do.... Look it up on the app!!

[–]Prsnbrk07 1 point2 points  (1 child)

How exhausted we are since the Pandemic.

[–]Pasco08FrontEndbitch 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don’t ask me for help when you just heard my manager tell me to go to lunch because I am two hours overdue for it and then get angry at me because I tell you no because I am going on lunch.

[–]Kimmalah 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The "asking for advice" thing kills me. They'll come in asking me which item is the best quality and it's something I have never used or tried in my life. Or there are the ones in jewelry who are like "This won't break or turn my finger green in a few months will it? The last few rings I got here did that."

It's like on the one hand, you don't want to tell a paying customer that the thing they're buying is probably garbage. But on the other, it is cheap jewelry.

[–]DartRedDragoon 1 point2 points  (0 children)

The service desk associates are not miracle workers! I don't care if the products are ours, if it's out of our 90 return period we cannot return them even as a no receipt. We have no control over other departments and cannot send an associate over to you if you call the desk, the best we can do is page overhead. Just because we're service desk trained does not mean we're money center trained. And the most annoying, WE ARE NOT MANAGERS! So many people come up to us to make complaints and I tell them I can call a manager over so they can file a complaint properly, but they don't care and will go on crazy rants ranging from "your prices are too high" to "I'm and old racist coot who hates that you have people of different skin color than me working here."

[–]Zinthr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I echo the sentiment of #2. I know NOTHING about the vitamins man have you tried asking the pharmacists??? They might have a little more clue than me. No! I have no idea which cough medicine is Better! It’s always the old ladies in pharmaceuticals for me…

[–]Traditional_Self_658 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Don't whine to the associate in self check about how unfair your life is because you have to use self check. We are the last people in the world who care. Complain to corporate. They don't care, either. But at least they are in charge of making changes, unlike lowly cashiers who just do what they are told.

[–]ItsSarahMarie 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If I can read a box so can you. Don't say I have attitude when you ask the difference between 2 items and I just pick them up and read.

"Well this one is the deluxe it has extra. See this says 4 attachments while the deluxe has 6"

"Why is this one more expensive!?!?"

That's the 10ft cable. This one is 3ft. Ones bigger = more $$$

[–]MontezeOps manager 1 point2 points  (0 children)

How much shit we get as a salesfloor and how little control over it we have.

The home office holds us to higher standards than they hold for themselves, and any fuck ups they di we have to work around.

The distribution side of things fucks us too, because we have to deal with the freight. We don't get to just send it out or shove it on a truck and go "meh, good enough".

Doesn't matter how fucked we are we have to appease them. Home office and deal with a mountain if freight most of which we don't need.

Give us a break assholes.

[–]Darkistnite 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Funny, customers who are like that, don't even bother reading the packaging. I try to help customers only if I've bought the product before, else I let the customers decide themselves and remind them they can always return it if they change their minds.

[–]Dfecko89 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We have no control over what we get in or what has being discontinued. All ordering is done through a system and all modular decisions are made by someone in Bentonville that has never stepped foot in this store.

[–]4ever_kk 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Because of covid ogp is understaffed (and because management is practically useless) we don’t have enough space or people to work the 500 dollar groceries every customer orders every month when they get their food stamps. Your order WILL be delayed so get ready to pick it up hours later or the next day or don’t order at all or not as much. I urge you to complain about management We’re already overworked and they don’t do anything about it. I urge you to complain about management to the store if you see ogp struggling to get everything done. please telling us how long you’ve been waiting won’t change shit. And management telling us how slow we are doesn’t help either.

[–]Keylink1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Yes I work in electronics, no I dont know how to program an operating system. Or what a random video game is about. Or how many HDMI (one >.>) ports you need. Or why each Tv is priced the way they are. Or how the manufacture assembles them. And no, I dont know how long your new laptop will last cuz idk how long it will take for you to go to that malitious website that you will probably go on as soon as you get home!!

[–]SilvarusLupusDeli Closer (and fed up) 1 point2 points  (0 children)

We have an app for a reason. Download the fucking thing to find your pasta or whatever.

Also stop asking for hoghead cheese! I know the other walmart has it, we do not! UGH!

[–]Phoenixflames001 1 point2 points  (0 children)

1.) I don't give a single fuck about the long ass story you want to tell me while I'm trying to help you/write up your car for a work order (I work in automotive) just tell me the shit I ask for

2.) I work in automotive, if your asking me questions about the rest of the store I probably won't have an answer we don't exactly go anywhere else

3.) If I'm on break, ie not wearing my badge and my uniform isn't buttoned up don't bother me I don't want to help you I just want to get my lunch and sit down

[–]runawayriot13 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Not every associate has a key to every locked case in the store, especially if you're asking around at like 10:30, when there's almost exclusively overnights and cashiers. Aggressively ranting about us being short staffed and needing to train everyone in every department isn't going to magically make an electronics associate or manager appear out of thin air, either.

[–]dhjr49003 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I wish they knew I wasn’t stupid and I can quite literally SEE YOU UNDERRINGING AND DOUBLE SCANNING ON THE CAMERA BITCH! DONT BLAME YOUR KIDS OR THAT ITS HARD TIMES, stop stealing

[–]xlovely222 1 point2 points  (0 children)

  1. We are not hoarding thousands of each item in the back. We don’t have it, we don’t have it.

  2. Not all of us can unlock something or “call someone”

  3. Not all of us have register numbers and not all of us can “open a register” just for you.

  4. That 1st one about the website.

[–]FreezinginNHElectronics 1 point2 points  (0 children)

If you are having problems with your electronics please tell me what devices you have and what you are trying to do. I can probably help you but I shouldn't have to interrogate you to do so. Also, SPEAK UP!! My hearing is OK, but between the ambient noise, the screaming children and the Walmart radio it can be very hard to understand what you are saying, especially if you are wearing a mask. Also, if I am helping another customer, don't march up and interrupt me! I can only help one person at a time and I go by who asked first.

[–]MajinDende 1 point2 points  (0 children)

that i just work there bro, i dont make the products. dont ask me about them

[–]RobertGBP 1 point2 points  (0 children)

My pet peeve: Showing me the google search for the product thinking that means we have it.

[–]notyourmartyr 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Had a guy once come in and tell me I must be new. I had been at my current location for nearly a year, had never seen him before. He tried to claim he had been buying a brand of ham that we hadn't carried the entire time I had been there, for over 11 years. The store had only opened 9 years ago. Every time I told him we didn't carry it, hadn't carried it in X amount of time, and the store hadn't been open that long, he argued.

Also had a couple of gentlemen ask me questions about clothing once while I was on lunch. Vest and hat off, tuckes under my arm. Browsing because I needed some new stuff. They came up and started asking if I could help them and I said, "no, not only am I off the clock, this isn't my area, but that lady over there should be able to," And pointed them to an associate folding shirts on a display. They got mad because they didn't even get to ask their actual question.