Nicholas Eckhart

Kmart: Stockroom Purges Are About Efficiency, Making Employees’ Jobs Easier

Kmart is not pleased with recent news reports about the chain’s imminent doom, and today posted a blog post of its own in response. The prediction of fearful employees that the chain is about to shut down is inaccurate, the chain’s leaders say, and the stockroom purges aren’t a first step toward liquidation. [More]

Kmart Employee Saved Monthly Elevator Music Tapes From Trash To Torture Us All 26 Years Later

Kmart Employee Saved Monthly Elevator Music Tapes From Trash To Torture Us All 26 Years Later

It’s October 1989. Your family is spending a pleasant Saturday afternoon at Kmart, browsing for some late back-to-school clothes, or maybe some Halloween costumes. The shelves are full of clearance lunch boxes and plastic pumpkins, and you hear soft instrumental adult-contemporary music interspersed with Kmart promos over the store speakers. That music’s all piped in, though, isn’t it? No recordings of it could possibly exist. [More]

Kmart Rejected My Coupon, Saying Deal Was 'Like Cash for Clunkers'

Kmart Rejected My Coupon, Saying Deal Was 'Like Cash for Clunkers'

Andrey tried to use a coupon at a Chicago Kmart but was denied by the manager, who said the funding for the coupon was all used up, like “cash for clunkers.”

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Kmart Wouldn't Exchange Shoddy Briefcase Because I Lost
Receipt

Kmart Wouldn't Exchange Shoddy Briefcase Because I Lost Receipt

Margaret found her Kmart wouldn’t budge on its no-exchanges-without-receipts policy, even though she bought a Kmart-exclusive briefcase that fell apart within two days and submitted all the evidence she could think of to prove she’d made the purchase.

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