respect the walmart cashiers!

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walmarts best

Vincentown, NJ

#1 Aug 17, 2009
First off, let me start out by saying im a cashier at the lumberton walmart. People come into the store in cell phone trances, paying absolutely NO mind to the cashier handling their money. THey don't even aknowledge we exist. They dont know whether their own card is debit or credit, and if just ONE person knew how to use to debit/credit machine I would be in shock. Im not complaining about every single one of you, but 75% are downright ignorant. DO NOT put your heavy cases of water up onto our belts or your stupid 50 lb bag of dog food in front of us and expect us to lift it. some of us, including myself are small people. You have NO idea how hard it is to lift those things for 9 hours a day when we have codes and there are easy stickers that peel right off that you can hand us. ALso, when you see a light on, yes there's somebody there but don't you think we need a break too? we've probably already been there seven hours and its completely rude to just walk up and throw your things on our belts just because you know we have to come back. No. this doesn't mean im lazy, IM TIRED. There have been plenty of times when i closed the store at 11 30 and had to come back in at 6 30, not counting my drive home. And please, dont run up to me and say idiotic things such as "OH you look like you need something to do. Ill keep you busy." Are you fucking retarded?! The sad part is, we have to smile 24/7 or its bad customer service. we get a tiny mat under our feet, never get our breaks on time, and when we finally get 2 seconds in peace, somebody runs up saying idiotic things like "you look bored" Also, please refrain from your stupid jokes. No, if it doesnt scan its not free. No, we're not having fun. No, the customer behind you doesnt want to pay for your damn paper towels and soap. You have NO idea how old that gets. We hear it at least 15 times a shift. And please, handle your children. We cant do our job with them sitting on the cart wheel or playing with the debit machine. its SO annoying! and if theyre screaming and crying, be a parent! i know none of the cashiers/csms want to hear it and lord knows the other customers dont either. If the prices ring up wrong, DONT SCREAM IN OUR EARS ABOUT IT! 99% of the time YOU picked it up from the wrong place where it was most likely misplaced by another extremely ignorant person. If the prices seem too good to be true, they probably are. Learn how to match up the upc's on your items to the upc's on the shelf. Problem solved. Also, Please check to see if the light is on or off. DO NOT stand in a cashiers line when their light is off when youve been in the store for an hour MAXIMUM and weve been there for nine. We'd love to go home and get some rest too! look people we're all tired. we all have to support ourselves and just because im a walmart cashier doesn't give you the right to disrespect me. I thank all the customers who have respect and dont treat us like were the s*** in their toilet. im a very friendly cashier. i ALWAYS great my customers and am one of the fastest, if not the fastest cashier in the store, therefore i promise ill have you in and out, but please dont make my day any harder than it has to be. For all my other cashiers and csm's who put up with the bs that goes on in this store, but never say anything about it, just know that we all feel the exact same way, and for the customers who come up to me and actually say HI HOW ARE YOU? first, you guys rock. you have no idea how nice it is to hear that for a change!
Lumberton resident 3

United States

#2 Oct 21, 2009
Wow......This is pretty much a good example of why I seldom shop at the Lumberton Walmart anymore....As for your obvious discontent with customers who ignore you while talking on their cell phones, WAKE THE FUCK UP!....It happens EVERYWHERE.....Walmart cashiers aren't being singled out......Plus, did you ever stop to think that maybe, just fucking maybe, these people ignore you because they have been treated like shit in the past at Walmart?.....Yeah.....There's a thought to ponder.....I know it's one of the primary reasons me, my family, and many of my friends make the trek to Marlton instead.
Now, as for this credit/debit issue you have, maybe if there weren't so many god-damned types of machines out there, Walmarts would be a breeze.....Maybe if SO many people are having a tough time, there's a valid reason for it..
As for your lack of break time, this is NOT the customer's problem or concern.....This is a matter to take up with your management or the state's labor board......If you don't like your working conditions, then GET A NEW FUCKING JOB.
Now, if you don't like the repetitive, corny jokes some customers make, too bad.....Maybe you should be grateful the customer is making an attempt to make you laugh....Their humor is not a personal attack on you....Lighten the fuck up, bitch!
As for people questioning an incorrect price, this is something YOU need to address with MANAGEMENT, NOT a customer.....If it happens so much, OBVIOUSLY your company needs to start marking the fucking product individually, just like in the old days....Plus, half the time I go to buy something, there's 30 more intems just like it sitting on the same place on the shelf in front of the WRONG price listing....I guess, to quote you, some other ignorant customer placed them all there, huh?
Now, as for those customers who come up and ask how YOU are today, how about if you and your special team of miserable CSMs start by doing it first.....And trust me, bitch, it happens rarely at Lumberton Walmart.
Lumberton resident 3

United States

#3 Oct 21, 2009
And another thing: If your 8-hour day is that fucking stressfull, I'll try to have a little more compassion for you after I stop on my way home after my TWELVE to FORTEEN-hour day, plus travel time, of course.
YOU WORK AT WALMART....You're not a rocket scientist....Show up, fill out an application, get hired.......That's it...... You want respect?... EARN IT!!!!!!!!!!
Lumberton resident 3

United States

#4 Oct 21, 2009
Oh, and by the way, disregard the Bella Vista, Arkansas location.....It's the ISP my broadband has routed me through.....I live in Lumberton, so I've earned the right to trash you back.
Phillip

United States

#5 Oct 23, 2009
I am a cashier too at walmart in california and I agree with you 100%! 97% of the time I do say "Hi how are you, today?" first. But about 90% of that time all I get back is an itmem shoved in my face for me to ring up! I hate the debit/credit thing too because 92% of the people just swipe and stare at me like im supposed to hand them a reciept already! the other 8% do everything right but they do it before i ring anything up! Idiots! Most of the time I get someone with 800 itmes and after they load everything, and i mean everything (dog food, cases of water, a tv, and stack it all up too) then they just stand there and watch my every move, and damn if something rings up the wrong price!(I dont do reason code 1 anymore on the price overrides because it doesnt get the attention of the price verifier, just a little trick i learned <always use reason code 4> No $3 discount, no searching for an identical item, no csm, no problem) meanwhile my turnstyle is loading up and the customer(s)(usually a family) just stand there! Then i turn the light out, put my closed sign up and im still getting customers lined up. One time I was prompted "operator approaching lockout" I closed down and was about to leave when someone came and started putting there stuff up on the counter! I said "sorry sir, Im closed for lunch" He goes "well i just saw you help someone a second ago and Im in a hurry, i ant waiting in line" I said again "sorry sir, the register will not allow me to operate it because I am locked out of it for lunch" He says "well, thanks for your customer service!" I said "have a nice day" Anyhow I am also one of the faster cashiers in my store, and all my CSM's agree. I ought to be worshiped for my speed, but no I get treated like a pimple on someones ass! I am putting my two weeks notice in today! I've had it with this job!
Lumberton resident 3

United States

#6 Nov 13, 2009
WOW!.........Another Walmart Shining Star!.....So far, that's two.....And so far, the customers are all idiots, and rude.....Makes you wonder, eh?
peoplesuck

Croydon, PA

#8 Nov 15, 2009
Oh and as for your other comment...no we are not rocket scientists. I myself am just a teen trying to plow their way through this shitty job while attempting to get a degree. You, on the other hand, are probably some old ass fuck with a shitty job as well, if you have kids, they probably hate your guts and I am venturing to think you are either divorced or going to be within the next few years... so as much as I hate walmart i do have to admit that I would much rather work there then be like your sorry ass any day.
Tim

Mount Holly, NJ

#9 Nov 16, 2009
Just sounds to me like you shouldn't be in a retail or customer service environment.

I used to work at that Walmart. It's not the most difficult job at all... nor are the customers the most difficult I've had to deal with. But when I worked there, I was more likely to walk out with a smile, then when I was just a customer. That store has the crappiest customer service because very very very few of the associates give a hoot about the job.
marc

AOL

#10 Nov 16, 2009
try bartending for a while
catman

Mount Holly, NJ

#11 Nov 16, 2009
You complain about the intelligence and behavior of your customers yet you've chosen to work for a company that gets the majority of its customers by convincing them that they are saving money by buying the cheap Chinese crap sold there.

Walmart has an ad running now on tv that says "Walmart saves you $3100 a year - no matter where you shop" ... How smart do you think someone who believes this is?

It's been shown again and again the harm that Walmart does to a community so it is a given that the customers you get either don't know any better or don't care, so why would you expect them to treat you better?

Yet, you took the job, and as much as I dislike the company you work for, you agreed to do the job they pay you for. The choice is yours.
Lumberton resident 3

United States

#12 Nov 17, 2009
peoplesuck----------Yeah. great attitude from such a YOUNG and INEXPERIENCED person.....Maybe you should read Tim's and Catman's posts again...... I can't wait to see just how wonderful you will be with a college degree.....I hope you're not majoring in a field which involves dealing with people.....And as for your pointless comments about my career, marital and familial status, try something else....Comments like that just re-enforce the stereotype Walmart employees must endure.....You are a child with a mindless job, nothing more.
peoplesuck

Williamstown, NJ

#13 Nov 20, 2009
For someone who thinks they are so much better than everyone else you sore are acting the most immature. First of all lady, I respect the customers. Even if they are frustrating or acting idiot, I put a show on for them. Smile, greet, bag, and bid farewell. All I am saying is that it would be nice for the customers to realize that yes that is my job and I would prefer you not talk on the phone well I am trying to ring you up, or act like I'm some insignificant person. I do agree that I wrote my last comment in haste as I was more upset with management than the customers. It is hard to keep the falsely overjoyed vibe going when I put my light on for a price check and it takes ten minutes or more for the csm to get to me. Furthermore, what I said about your personal life was uncalled for and therefore I do apologize for that. I, on the other hand do not believe that you will ever grasp the concept that we are merely voicing our opinions and should not be chastised for them. I'm good at acting and making the customers feel like they are the only significant people in the store, but at the same time it gets under my skin. The csms though, are absolutely miserable and treat you like shit. Half the time I do not get my paid breaks at all. When I ask them to assist a customer in locating an item do to large lines, they basically say to bad for the customer i don't feel like it. It gets very tiresome and makes me very irritable.

As far as walmart is concerned I quit and it was the best decision I have made in a while. It was getting to the point where I could no longer stand managements inability to work sufficiently as it was unacceptable. Before leaving, I had brought to attention, multiple times, that they need to shape up their act and was ignored.

Lastly when it comes to your boasts about my future with a degree in hand. The best thing that you can be able to do in any profession of course try your best, but also remember who you are trying to impress. As this is an anonymous forum I am able to say as I please, but when I do get my job in the future I now I will succeed because I simply take on the character I am desired to be. I was never rude to a customer at my job, but yes when I am off the clock, I can vent. This doesn't change how well I preform the tasks that comply with my career.

Walmart is a horrible place to work and yet I needed to take the first job available to me at the time. Little did I know that I should have just waited it out. There was some good that came out of it though. I did learn to cut the cashiers more slack, especially if they are trying to be helpful. They are people just like you and me and should be treated respectfully. I won't talk on the phone while I am checking out, or wait to take my bags until there is absolutely no room on the register therefor forcing them to load my cart as well. They are probably dealing with a lot of crap and deserve the common courtesy. I just hope the people reading this will attempt to treat them with that same respect.
Lumberton resident 3

United States

#14 Nov 22, 2009
OK, so again, we have found the two shining stars who greet people and ask them how their day is.......AND you're both pissed that people don't treat you with the respect you feel you deserve... Well, too bad!.......When I stop off at Walmart for lightbulbs and papertowels, the last thing I want to do is search for the ever-elusive price sticker, while wading through a sea of trailertrash and their 8 out-of-control children, then wait in a line of 20 people who smell of Brut and cheap beer, at a register that is one of only 3 open, in a line of 20 that seem to NEVER be open.....After this ordeal, my cell phone rings while in line, and I am not supposed to take the call for fear of offending one of the only two cashiers that actually greet people with a smile?.....Are you fu**ing kidding me?....I walk up, say hello, WHILE attempting eye-contact, but typically get no more than some obligatory mumble in return with little or no eye-contact back..... This is a typical experience at Walmart....Then, to top it all off, some idiot who pretends to be checking my reciept against the items I am departing with expects me to stop and wait in his/her line to get out of the store.....Get this straight: Most customers of Walmart have come to expect a shitty experience every time they visit Walmart.....Walmart have eliminated the mom-and-pop stores, thus, leaving us few options.....And just to prove I am not just some crabby old butthead, I'd like to say that the only people who seem to care about their jobs at Walmart are those we have come to classify as "challenged".....The y almost always DO smile and ask how your day is....They seem to enjoy the human interaction, as if they look forward to showing up for work each day.....They almost always make eye contact with their customers....I think they genuinely appreciate their jobs and the customers who come in.....I think you other shining stars can stand to learn a LOT from them......AND, as for "peoplesucks"'s comment, "First of all lady", this smartass statement speaks volumes concerning your attitude......For one thing, I am a man, not a woman.....And two: Oh my fu**ing god!!!....You really need to spend a little time relearning the English language, or Walmart-type jobs are all you will be fit for in your life........Good friggin' luck!
peoplesuck

Vineland, NJ

#15 Nov 22, 2009
oh im sorry i didnt know you are a male. I thought you were just most easily described as a bitch.
Walmart proud

Guelph, Canada

#16 Nov 22, 2009
I am a walmart associate here in Canada and all I can say to Lumberton Resident 3 - is why do you shop at Walmart if you hate it so much. You are almost as bad as these people that work there. You hate it but you keep going back, lol!!!
ORWalmart Worker

Kennewick, WA

#17 Nov 23, 2009
I am a 21 year old woman who has worked as a cashier at a local WalMart for almost 16 months now.

I fully agree with both sides of this argument.

No, hear me out.
I took my cashier job as it was the first and only place that would give me a job right out of college. I am a relatively intelligent woman, graduated with honors from high school, and with minimal honors from my junior college.[I live in Oregon, I'm poor, junior college transfer degree is a start. It's something.]

This job has broken my spirit down to the point that I literally can't stand to wake up some mornings. And not just with the customers treating cashiers badly, management treats us awful in our WalMart.

The reason our '8 hour shifts' are so tiring, TO US, is because the MANAGEMENT refuses to FILL the other twenty-odd registers. Every cashier out on that sales-floor wants to strangle their manager on nights like that, I can almost guarantee it.

When customers bitch and moan about it, I bitch and moan right back. They are doing YOU, the CUSTOMER, a disservice, and in the process, doing ME a disservice, while making it look like WE, the CASHIERS, are to blame for the whole ordeal.

WalMart is fucking over every community they come into. Jobs that pay this low for this kind of treatment by management/corporate are not the jobs our country should be pressing for.

I could qualify for welfare, but seeing as I live with my soon-to-be husband, I don't think I'd like to convince the government to pay when technically we can afford it. WalMart puts welfare information up in break rooms.

I think we're ALL getting the shaft here.
michigander again

Trenton, MI

#18 Nov 23, 2009
Lumberton resident 3 wrote:
OK, so again, we have found the two shining stars who greet people and ask them how their day is.......AND you're both pissed that people don't treat you with the respect you feel you deserve... Well, too bad!.......When I stop off at Walmart for lightbulbs and papertowels, the last thing I want to do is search for the ever-elusive price sticker, while wading through a sea of trailertrash and their 8 out-of-control children, then wait in a line of 20 people who smell of Brut and cheap beer, at a register that is one of only 3 open, in a line of 20 that seem to NEVER be open.....After this ordeal, my cell phone rings while in line, and I am not supposed to take the call for fear of offending one of the only two cashiers that actually greet people with a smile?.....Are you fu**ing kidding me?....I walk up, say hello, WHILE attempting eye-contact, but typically get no more than some obligatory mumble in return with little or no eye-contact back..... This is a typical experience at Walmart....Then, to top it all off, some idiot who pretends to be checking my reciept against the items I am departing with expects me to stop and wait in his/her line to get out of the store.....Get this straight: Most customers of Walmart have come to expect a shitty experience every time they visit Walmart.....Walmart have eliminated the mom-and-pop stores, thus, leaving us few options.....And just to prove I am not just some crabby old butthead, I'd like to say that the only people who seem to care about their jobs at Walmart are those we have come to classify as "challenged".....The y almost always DO smile and ask how your day is....They seem to enjoy the human interaction, as if they look forward to showing up for work each day.....They almost always make eye contact with their customers....I think they genuinely appreciate their jobs and the customers who come in.....I think you other shining stars can stand to learn a LOT from them......AND, as for "peoplesucks"'s comment, "First of all lady", this smartass statement speaks volumes concerning your attitude......For one thing, I am a man, not a woman.....And two: Oh my fu**ing god!!!....You really need to spend a little time relearning the English language, or Walmart-type jobs are all you will be fit for in your life........Good friggin' luck!
I'm probably correct in assuming that in your line of work you are low man on the totem pole or you have a wife/girlfriend that treats you like crap? Or maybe,just maybe going into Walmart or other retail stores and acting like big man on campus makes you feel good about yourself.
UGH! I had to deal with people like you at one point in my life,Thank God that's over.
And you do what for a living?
Typical!
Lumberton resident 3

United States

#19 Nov 29, 2009
Hmmmmmmmm......It seems the only people here are Walmart cashiers and NON Walmart cashiers......Tell me again, WHO started this thread and attacked WHO in the first place.....Hmmmmm..........And to Walmart proud: If you actually READ my posts, then you saw the part where I said Walmart has put mom-and-pop stotes out of business, leaving the consumer with far fewer choices.....Now, instead of asking why I continue to shop at Walmart when I detest the average Walmart sales associates so much, maybe you all should wonder why so many of you APPARENTLY hate Walmart AND the customers so much, yet continue to work there.....If the pay is low and management sucks so badly, then wouldn't Burger King be a much better choice?.....I mean, common sense SHOULD dictate here, right?.....And to Michigander again: Ouch....Your words did real damage.....Not only am I abused by my wife at home, I am low on the totem pole at work....Yes, your words really hit me hard......You are very creative with your insults......Wow, I certainly hope you don't call me dumb or ugly, or say I eat my boogers.....I'd be crushed.......LMAO ..........Now again, to all you fuc*-ups, please go back to the original post and see the hatred that spewed forth from the fingertips of one of YOUR cohorts....The thread was not named "Walmart cashiers suck."
walmart

Vincentown, NJ

#21 Dec 13, 2009
youre probably just mad because you're one of the jackasses who cant follow a picture icon of how to slide ur card :D
Lumberton resident 3

United States

#22 Dec 14, 2009
walmart wrote:
youre probably just mad because you're one of the jackasses who cant follow a picture icon of how to slide ur card :D
..........No, actually, I haven't used a piece of plastic in Walmart in at least 15 years, ever since one of you aerospace engineers somehow double-charged my card for one purchase...Now, as for me being mad, where did you come up with this?......Being mad, and pitying you semi-productive members of society are two entirely different matters.....care to insult me some more?......Try some proper grammar, punctuation and correct spelling if you wish to compete in this world..... This isn't a text message where appearing uneducated is the norm......Your true colors have shown through.

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