Maureen at Walmart
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Inquiring Minds

Mountain View, AR

#1 Jan 8, 2013
I was wondering if anyone knows about a young cashier named Maureen at Walmart? Not sure how long she's been working there but she's rung me up a few times and comes across rude and surly speaking to me as a customer. I'm not posting this out of spite, but just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this attitude from her? The first time she rung up my groceries she was merely subtle and abrupt, her attitude was short and left me cold, but the second time around her shortness escalated to contempt. The last time she rung me up she spoke to me as if I was a second class citizen and I'd like to know if she's known for being disrespectful to customers?
just asking

Mountain View, AR

#2 Jan 9, 2013
What does she look like?
Not me

Mountain View, AR

#3 Jan 9, 2013
I've always thought she was friendly. She seems kind of shy, but amicable. I think that she is pregnant. Maybe she was just tired and hormonal, that day. Give the kid a break. She is with child, and working for a living.

“Flying Spaghetti Monster”

Since: Nov 11

Stone County, Arkansas

#4 Jan 9, 2013
Inquiring Minds wrote:
I was wondering if anyone knows about a young cashier named Maureen at Walmart? Not sure how long she's been working there but she's rung me up a few times and comes across rude and surly speaking to me as a customer. I'm not posting this out of spite, but just wanted to know if anyone else has experienced this attitude from her? The first time she rung up my groceries she was merely subtle and abrupt, her attitude was short and left me cold, but the second time around her shortness escalated to contempt. The last time she rung me up she spoke to me as if I was a second class citizen and I'd like to know if she's known for being disrespectful to customers?
Do you really expect to be treated any better than Walmart treats it's own employees?
Inquiring Minds

Mountain View, AR

#5 Jan 9, 2013
Look, I have nothing against the woman at all. It's just one of those wtf? moments when a total stranger is rude to you and you're like "What the hell did I do wrong?" I'm willing to cut her some slack and I admire that she's making a living even though she's carrying a child, but I just don't appreciate being talked to like I'm inferior or slow.
guest

United States

#6 Jan 9, 2013
Go to a different register. Just a suggestion.
Inquiring Minds

Mountain View, AR

#7 Jan 9, 2013
@guest, I would have gone to a different register, but sometimes when I go to Walmart after 9 pm, there's usually only one register open.
LOLateveryone

United States

#8 Jan 10, 2013
She is always very nice to me when I'm in her line.
Inquiring Minds

Mountain View, AR

#9 Jan 10, 2013
I take it that if she seems to be decent to everyone else except me, I guess it may be a personal problem against me, but I have no clue what it could be.
Onia flash

United States

#10 Jan 10, 2013
I would try not to get so overly concerned with whether or not the pregnant cashier at the Walmarts was nice to me or not. It seems rather inconsequential from my perspective. Try not letting how strangers act towards you torment you so much. Sounds like you need thicker skin.
Inquiring Minds

Mountain View, AR

#11 Jan 11, 2013
I'll be honest, I do struggle with an inferiority complex and don't have a confident self image. I just hate it when people take one look at me and think I'm a loser or a freak, and treat me as such. I don't need anyone being snarky or insensitive. If more people were considerate of how they treat people and realize others have feelings, this world would be a much kinder place.
WalMart Shopper

Mountain View, AR

#12 Jan 11, 2013
That's just her personality. She's OK once you get to know her. She just has an "abrupt" personality. Her family is that way with everyone.
shuks

Mountain View, AR

#13 Jan 11, 2013
Inquiring Minds. I have endured the same thing in Maurine. The above expecially. Onia Flash is a moron, Dont listen to her she is so stupid.
She also replies to 95% of post being a smart azz like she knows it all. Maby talk to her supivior, and remembe if it is brought to the manager, the customer is always supposed to be right. That is just good business.

“Flying Spaghetti Monster”

Since: Nov 11

Stone County, Arkansas

#14 Jan 12, 2013
Inquiring Minds wrote:
I'll be honest, I do struggle with an inferiority complex and don't have a confident self image. I just hate it when people take one look at me and think I'm a loser or a freak, and treat me as such. I don't need anyone being snarky or insensitive. If more people were considerate of how they treat people and realize others have feelings, this world would be a much kinder place.
Change starts with you. Be that example.
starbursts

Mountain View, AR

#15 Jan 13, 2013
I work with her and know her and her family personally. Give her a break. She's a wonderful person and amazing friend. She is one of the few cashiers we have that actually shows up to work and works! She actually has a great personality... yes she is pregnant and the pregnancy has been hard on her which can make day to day work difficult for her. Give her a break - be nice! We may be there to help you but we deserve common courtesy too!

Get off your phone, get off your high horse and communicate with your cashier!
Onia flash

United States

#16 Jan 13, 2013
Bra utan Gud wrote:
<quoted text>
Change starts with you. Be that example.
Exactly. Bravo!
Inquiring Minds

Mountain View, AR

#17 Jan 15, 2013
starbursts wrote:
I work with her and know her and her family personally. Give her a break. She's a wonderful person and amazing friend. She is one of the few cashiers we have that actually shows up to work and works! She actually has a great personality... yes she is pregnant and the pregnancy has been hard on her which can make day to day work difficult for her. Give her a break - be nice! We may be there to help you but we deserve common courtesy too!
Get off your phone, get off your high horse and communicate with your cashier!
Listen, this is no personal attack on Maureen, nothing of the sort. It's the few times I've been in her check out line where she talked to me in a condescending way, which really hurt my feelings. As a person, I try to be tolerant and patient with people, but when someone treats me lesser than they would treat any one else, it crosses the border. I am a nice person and I believe in giving people chances, but please don't talk to me like I'm garbage or dehumanize me. Like I said, I am being understanding of Maureen and taking pregnancy hormones into consideration, but I will not appreciate being treated inferior. Also, I am not questioning the type of person she is, just wanting to know if she treats the other customers the same way.
sparkles

Mountain View, AR

#18 Jan 17, 2013
i have known maureen for almost a year now and she is one of the most sweetest careing loving people i have EVER met in my life. She is an AMAZING young woman and yes i do work with her and i know her family and i am good friends with a number of her family members. i do NOT appreciate what is being said about her. Like you, inquiring minds, im sure are not 100% jolly happy and go lucky 24/7, so back off. You dont know her or what shes going through so cut her some slack, if you dont like her as a cashier then dont go to her or check out at a different time but keep your two cents to yourself because guess what the world doesnt revolve around you. if you have a complex then get a therapist and deal with it instead of talking crap about other people you dont know. Guess what you are just being self center thinking that its about you, this isnt just to inquiring minds its to anyone who has something negative to say about someone they have no idea who they are and what they are going through. So back off and leave her alone, and mean while, grow up get a life and quit talking about people.
Chistarpax

United States

#19 Jan 18, 2013
Maureen is going through a difficult time in her life, and has tried to be nice to all of the customers that go through her line. She is pregnant, living with her parents because she and her fiance cannot afford to live anywhere else (this household has 10 people in it, age ranges of 50-10 years old), has been going to college and deals with customers that would rather talk to her in CONDESCENDING tones rather than speak with her like the intelligent woman she is. All of this while 7 months pregnant. Her fiance was recently fired from his job and has been looking for a new one. The stress she deals with on a day to day basis is only magnified by customers that do not take the time to think about what a cashier deals with.

Cashiers have to always smile, even if they are being insulted by the customer. The customer is always right, even if they are wrong. They have to deal with an irate customer nine times out of ten, and are always being rushed otherwise they have complaints filed against them. Maureen has been cashiering for almost a year, and she is a wonderful cashier. Just because she was curt with you does not mean she does not like you.

I know for a fact that you, Inquiring Minds, are not the only customer she has been this way with. Just because no one else has stated this does not mean you are the only one. This site does not have everybody from Mountain View on it, nor do those who do use it always post.

As for you 'Inferiority Complex', there are ways to help you feel more confident about yourself. All you have to do is 'google it'.

Sincerely,
Chistarpax
Inquiring Minds

Mountain View, AR

#20 Jan 18, 2013
Gee, here's the whole irony to the deal, people here are telling me off and lecturing me when they're sure being a fine example of what they preach. I never said Maureen was a bad person, I just wondered if there was a personal problem against me. Instead of slamming me, sparkles, why don't you be an example of how you expect from me? It took a lot of courage to be honest about my struggles with feeling inferior and having someone talk down to me sure doesn't help it one bit. Maureen is not a bad person, and neither am I, when I was in her line, I never acted in any way that would warrant the rudeness I received from her. I've always treated everyone I see out in public with respect, cashiers. waiters/waitresses, salesclerks, etc. It wasn't my intent to spread gossip about a person, to be honest I was in a hurt state of mind when I started this thread, if there was a way I could delete the thread I would. I empathize with the stressful situation going on in Maureen's personal life, would it be too much to ask to show the same empathy you expect from me? I really feel for her situation, but be fair, when a complete stranger talks in a condescending way to you, it hurts when you don't know what you did to warrant such treatment. I've been trying to improve with the struggles I have with this inferiority complex, show some empathy and realize it hasn't been easy being bullied by people all my life.

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