Confessions Of Walmart Employees

Over at our former sister site Gawker.com, several Walmart employees open up about everything from the reality of “rollbacks” to the poo problem. They also share a handful of helpful tips for Walmart shoppers.

Among the highlights:
*“Sometimes the rollback products were outright lies. Our featured aisles were often themed. Sometimes this theme was ‘Rollback,’ and sometimes we didn’t have enough rollback products the fill the shelves. Solution? Fill it with a product we did have, and print a bullshit ‘Was’ card. Because really, who would ever know?”

*“Here’s a tip if you’re ever at Wal-Mart and the lines are long. No matter how full your buggy is, go to any place with a register and start piling your shit up. Unless you have produce that needs to be weighed, they can’t turn you away from jewelry or electronics or any place else that’s supposedly solely for that department. If it’s a regular ten items or less register in the front, they can take anything, including weighable produce. The customers might look pissed off, but the person at the register is not allowed to say a single thing to you. And if they try to tell you they can’t check you out, go tell the manager by all means!”

*“The issue of feces is an ever-present problem at all Walmart stores… I once saw a woman stash a soiled diaper behind items on a store shelf. With several trashcans nearby, I could never figure out why she did it. The cheap thrill of knowing that there was an employee who’s life was probably worse [than] hers that would have to clean up after her child, that for once in her miserable life, somebody else would have to dispose of her kid’s crap? I will never know. Another time, a detached, distracted mother refused to walk her young son the bathroom. After he finally soiled his pants, she became irate, and humiliated him by forcing him to continue walking the store with her, even as he left a trail of smeared feces on the ground behind him.”

For the entire list, check out the original story on Gawker.