WalMart Greeters: Unreasonable Searc...

WalMart Greeters: Unreasonable Search & Seizure!

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Rich

Chicago, IL

#1 Mar 26, 2011
You do NOT have to stop and submit to being indirectly called a thief by Walmart greeters. Once you have lawfully paid for merchandise, it is then YOUR personal property, and no other private citizen has the legal authority to detain and question you about it. www.scribd.com/doc/47616141/WalMart-Unlawful-... !

Since: Oct 08

Duncanville, TX

#2 Mar 27, 2011
And why does it bother you so much to just show the receipt? Most of the time, it takes less than 10 seconds for the greeter to scan the receipt and then thank you for shopping there. I am a long-time ex-associate and still a frequent shopper there and I don't understand why people spend so much time complaining about this. Just show it and go on about your way. I just keep it in my hand until I get to the outer door and usually it isn't even looked at. I think you have what is referred to as a "chip on your shoulder"!
Rich

Chicago, IL

#3 Mar 28, 2011
lonesome_me wrote:
And why does it bother you so much to just show the receipt? Most of the time, it takes less than 10 seconds for the greeter to scan the receipt and then thank you for shopping there. I am a long-time ex-associate and still a frequent shopper there and I don't understand why people spend so much time complaining about this. Just show it and go on about your way. I just keep it in my hand until I get to the outer door and usually it isn't even looked at. I think you have what is referred to as a "chip on your shoulder"!
Ex-associate? Why not a lifer? I am just a freedom-loving American that can discern eight from wrong. And WalMart is DEAD-WRONG!!!

www.scribd.com/doc/47616141/WalMart-Unlawful ...

Since: Oct 08

Duncanville, TX

#4 Mar 28, 2011
Rich wrote:
<quoted text>Ex-associate? Why not a lifer? I am just a freedom-loving American that can discern eight from wrong. And WalMart is DEAD-WRONG!!!
www.scribd.com/doc/47616141/WalMart-Unlawful ...
I don't know why it would interest you, but I retired for health reasons. I have one question for you, isn't your beef with WM really that it will not ever be unionized?
Rich

Chicago, IL

#5 Mar 29, 2011
lonesome_me wrote:
<quoted text>
I don't know why it would interest you, but I retired for health reasons. I have one question for you, isn't your beef with WM really that it will not ever be unionized?
Not at all. I just want the "Land of Liberty" to stay that way.
anthony

Detroit, MI

#7 Mar 29, 2011
Rich-you are partially right. Greeters are not suppose to police the front doors or harass departing customers. They are required by policy to check receipts on large items that are not bagged. At any rate, once you are past the greeter you do not have to stop nor can you be detained

Since: Oct 08

Duncanville, TX

#8 Mar 29, 2011
I agree with you anthony. I don't call showing my receipt for a few seconds harassment. It has been WM's policy ever since I can remember and it hasn't seemed to stop honest people from shopping there. Yes, I have seen some complain, but there are always some that just like to stir things up. I have better things to do and if I don't like a store's policy, I don't patronize them again. No one is forcing Rich to shop there and I doubt that he has ever been stopped outside the door unless he refused to show his receipt, which makes him look like a shop-lifter (whether he is or not).
anthony

Detroit, MI

#9 Mar 29, 2011
Lonesome- I applaud your loyalty to WM even after your departure and hope you are blessed with good health now. It's obvious that there will always be haters of WM regardless of the great things the company does for it's communities. Like you, I get exhausted listening to it.

Since: Oct 08

Duncanville, TX

#10 Mar 29, 2011
Thank you for your kind response, anthony. I had a great career with WM and wish I could still work there. I know first hand of those things that you refer to. WM is attacked from all sides now and I expect it to get much worse, but I know they will survive.
Rich

Chicago, IL

#11 Apr 8, 2011
mebabyme

Norfolk, VA

#12 Apr 23, 2013
I don't stop. The guy can't speak English so why should I sit there and watch him stare blankly at a receipt. I aint got time for that shi*!
David

Lumberton, NC

#13 Apr 23, 2013
Most greeters that I have seen, couldn't read the receipt anyway. I will never stop for one, if I ever go back. WalDumb is a horrible company. I hate unions, but if any company deserves to be unionized, WM is the one.
thealchemist

Beaumont, TX

#14 Aug 30, 2013
I work at Wal-Mart. Sometimes I have to stand guard at the door to give the door greeters a lunch or break. Management and AP pressures workers to check receipts. I understand that stolen merchandise equals profit loss, but profit outweighs the employee safety. Where is the employee protection if something goes wrong? Shouldn't there be more security around Wal-Mart to make sure there isn't theft. Customers are being treated like criminals to protect their merchandise.

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