WalMart: Unlawful Detainment!

WalMart: Unlawful Detainment!

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Rich

United States

#1 Jan 26, 2011
It is time to put a stop to WalMart treating its customers like common criminals!

www.scribd.com/doc/47616141/WalMart-Unlawful Detainment!
Rich

Buckeye, AZ

#2 Feb 4, 2011
Since my e-mailed complaint to my local WalMart about an aggressive greeter, I have noticed the greeters have cooled it with their receipt demands. They have not stopped me or my wife in the past 3 weeks. Hmmmmmm.
Worthit

Bradenton, FL

#3 Feb 11, 2011
You can take them out of the trailer.....but you can't teach them constitutional rights.

This is another example of breech of the constitution. And 'i got a job' mentality will do as they are told.

I have something to say to walmark, "I saw something, and I am saying something". I don't like your stores, your prices, and I CERTAINLY do not like your practices. I take MY money to publix and 'beat' your prices everytime by simple planning ahead and taking advantage of their prices. ps. I bought a tin of anchovies once at your store to see if they were comparable to a well known brand. Gads. Smelled like rotted fish, I threw them out. How in the hell does one f up an anchovie?
Julia

Titusville, FL

#4 Feb 20, 2011
Just ask the greeter if they think you are committing a crime. If they say no, they can't stop you or look at your receipt.
Scion tc

Bristol, TN

#5 Mar 3, 2011
I have reduced my shopping at Wal-mart dramatically! If you all think they treat their customers bad how badly do you think the employees get treated. There's 1 wal-mart store I refuse to go to because the LP will walk around holding your hand when it is apparent you're not stealing. Wal-Mart is the biggest bully I've ever seen in my life! It's sad that a company that Sam Walton built on such good morals has went to the pisser!! Shop at other retailors and stop giving your money to this unethical giant!
Avenger

Cleveland, OH

#6 Mar 4, 2011
Scion tc wrote:
I have reduced my shopping at Wal-mart dramatically! If you all think they treat their customers bad how badly do you think the employees get treated. There's 1 wal-mart store I refuse to go to because the LP will walk around holding your hand when it is apparent you're not stealing. Wal-Mart is the biggest bully I've ever seen in my life! It's sad that a company that Sam Walton built on such good morals has went to the pisser!! Shop at other retailors and stop giving your money to this unethical giant!
Sorry, but you and the OP are idiots.

I worked at Walmart for 5 years and can tell you it was the most rewarding job I've ever had. I got raises based on merit, not some stupid union rules or scale. I got anything I wanted within reason. The problem is that people don't want to work for a living and don't want to start small and work their way to good pay. In 5 years I went from $7.85/hr. to $13.50 an hour. Why? Because I volunteered to help anytime there was a need. And Walmart always paid me every dime of travel or overtime that they owed me. If you haven't been a Walmart employee, please just shut up. And if the LP is following you, they've seen something that got their attention. If you've done nothing wrong, you've nothing to worry about.

As for Rich, you were NOT a police officer or you would know good and well that while Walmart cannot physically detain you, the law gives all businesses the right to inspect ALL packages leaving their store. Are you really too much of a prick to hand over a receipt to someone just trying to keep shrink down so their company can be profitable? It takes two seconds. Get over yourself.
PPP

North Olmsted, OH

#7 Mar 10, 2011
Sucks
Rich

Chicago, IL

#8 Mar 25, 2011
Avenger wrote:
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Sorry, but you and the OP are idiots.
I worked at Walmart for 5 years and can tell you it was the most rewarding job I've ever had. I got raises based on merit, not some stupid union rules or scale. I got anything I wanted within reason. The problem is that people don't want to work for a living and don't want to start small and work their way to good pay. In 5 years I went from $7.85/hr. to $13.50 an hour. Why? Because I volunteered to help anytime there was a need. And Walmart always paid me every dime of travel or overtime that they owed me. If you haven't been a Walmart employee, please just shut up. And if the LP is following you, they've seen something that got their attention. If you've done nothing wrong, you've nothing to worry about.
As for Rich, you were NOT a police officer or you would know good and well that while Walmart cannot physically detain you, the law gives all businesses the right to inspect ALL packages leaving their store. Are you really too much of a prick to hand over a receipt to someone just trying to keep shrink down so their company can be profitable? It takes two seconds. Get over yourself.
You are way off track. I WAS a certified Police Officer and I stopped for the greeter because I know he/she is only following orders. It is a matter of civil liberties at stake. If we don't draw the line over this abuse of power, when does itend? A store does not have any legal right to detain and question a law abiding citizen UNLESS its employee(s) actually have reasonable grounds to believe a person has been shoplifting.
Once I pay for merchandise, it is then my personal property and no other private citizen has the legal authority to stop and question me. If I am wrong, why does the Wal Mart store no longer stop me or my wife as we exit the store with paper towels, bottled water, etc not inside a shopping bag? They KNOW they are wrong in what they are doing and rely on nincompoops like you to just go along with their program! All the cheapskates at WalMart have to do is place their offical decals on merchandise which does not fit into their skimpy shopping bags.
I am 100% correct in what I am satying. Just ask an attorney.
Rich

Chicago, IL

#9 Mar 25, 2011
DEB

Tampa, FL

#12 Sep 3, 2011
I have a idea whatever happened to frickin paid stickersLOL put them on the fricken package that is under the shopping bags that the fricken clerk filled instaed of stopping people!
Rich

Chicago, IL

#13 Nov 22, 2011
DEB wrote:
I have a idea whatever happened to frickin paid stickersLOL put them on the fricken package that is under the shopping bags that the fricken clerk filled instaed of stopping people!
I guess it would cost several thousand dollars each day to do that for every store in the world. I've only seen one Wal-Mart that does that, and I've shopped Wal-Marts in 5 states.
Angry Customer

Davenport, WA

#14 Jun 6, 2013
I know this is an old topic but I have had enough of Walmart and their illegal practices excused under the guise of "store policy."
I am a middle aged MOM and I've shopped at Walmart for years, spending several hundred dollars on groceries every week. The last 3 months they've added the yellow coat loss prevention people (supposed to be specialists but they're minimum wage idiots that have no clue how to do their job) Their training is abysmal as best.
I have started driving 30 minutes out of my way to go to a different Walmart, where I might add I have NEVER been harassed, when leaving.
The store I was shopping at, I noticed they were stopping me EVERY time I shopped there. They asked for my receipt, without saying WHY they wanted to inspect it. The first 3-4 times I complied but they were doing it every time I shopped there.
I bought over 200$, a cart full of groceries and had no items "on the bottom" and the only thing NOT in a bag was soda & toilet paper, not exactly a shoplifters choice of items to steal. Thieves want things they can return for money or sell, I assume and toilet paper is NOT it.
I've had enough- the last 3 times I immediately turned my cart around and went to customer service to complain to management, who BTW agreed there was NO reason to stop me and ask for my receipt. There was nothing to trigger it, nothing!
I took a chance & shopped at that store yesterday- big mistake! This time I bought twp carts full, one for me & I paid for another cart that my adult son had filled.
They let him walk right out and stopped ME! AGAIN!
The next time I am gonna refuse to show them a receipt. I'm going to inform them that since I paid for every item in my cart it is now MY PRIVATE PROPERTY and belongs to me!
I will inform them, if they continue to unlawfully detain me, I will call the police on THEM and charge them as it IS a crime!
Sick of these people! Sick sick SICK of it!
David

Lumberton, NC

#15 Jun 6, 2013
Avenger wrote:
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Sorry, but you and the OP are idiots.
I worked at Walmart for 5 years and can tell you it was the most rewarding job I've ever had. I got raises based on merit, not some stupid union rules or scale. I got anything I wanted within reason. The problem is that people don't want to work for a living and don't want to start small and work their way to good pay. In 5 years I went from $7.85/hr. to $13.50 an hour. Why? Because I volunteered to help anytime there was a need. And Walmart always paid me every dime of travel or overtime that they owed me. If you haven't been a Walmart employee, please just shut up. And if the LP is following you, they've seen something that got their attention. If you've done nothing wrong, you've nothing to worry about.
As for Rich, you were NOT a police officer or you would know good and well that while Walmart cannot physically detain you, the law gives all businesses the right to inspect ALL packages leaving their store. Are you really too much of a prick to hand over a receipt to someone just trying to keep shrink down so their company can be profitable? It takes two seconds. Get over yourself.
Sorry, but you either worked there a long time ago or you are full of stuff that makes tomatoes grow. WalDumb gives raises based solely on time served, it can be adjusted minimally based on performance, but very small. All the way to $13.50 WOW. If that is a high-paying job to you, then you don't have very high expectations.
Try volunteering to work overtime now days. If the computer doesn't schedule you, you don't work. And if any one asks for a receipt before you leave the store, just keep walking. What are they going to do? NOTHING!!!!!!!! WalDunb treats their employees like $hit, it is a horrible place to work.
David

Lumberton, NC

#16 Jun 6, 2013
Angry Customer wrote:
I know this is an old topic but I have had enough of Walmart and their illegal practices excused under the guise of "store policy."
I am a middle aged MOM and I've shopped at Walmart for years, spending several hundred dollars on groceries every week. The last 3 months they've added the yellow coat loss prevention people (supposed to be specialists but they're minimum wage idiots that have no clue how to do their job) Their training is abysmal as best.
I have started driving 30 minutes out of my way to go to a different Walmart, where I might add I have NEVER been harassed, when leaving.
The store I was shopping at, I noticed they were stopping me EVERY time I shopped there. They asked for my receipt, without saying WHY they wanted to inspect it. The first 3-4 times I complied but they were doing it every time I shopped there.
I bought over 200$, a cart full of groceries and had no items "on the bottom" and the only thing NOT in a bag was soda & toilet paper, not exactly a shoplifters choice of items to steal. Thieves want things they can return for money or sell, I assume and toilet paper is NOT it.
I've had enough- the last 3 times I immediately turned my cart around and went to customer service to complain to management, who BTW agreed there was NO reason to stop me and ask for my receipt. There was nothing to trigger it, nothing!
I took a chance & shopped at that store yesterday- big mistake! This time I bought twp carts full, one for me & I paid for another cart that my adult son had filled.
They let him walk right out and stopped ME! AGAIN!
The next time I am gonna refuse to show them a receipt. I'm going to inform them that since I paid for every item in my cart it is now MY PRIVATE PROPERTY and belongs to me!
I will inform them, if they continue to unlawfully detain me, I will call the police on THEM and charge them as it IS a crime!
Sick of these people! Sick sick SICK of it!
Just keep walking, they won't do anything to you. They are all bark no bite. The best thing you can do is shop somewhere else. The food is mostly shit anyway, especially anything "fresh".
Hotwheels8us

Knoxville, TN

#17 Sep 3, 2014
How hard is it to show a receipt? If it were your business and money you'd want to insure you weren't being taken advantage of. If you only knew how much a store losses a year to theft you'd understand. The reason Wal-Mart doesn't get to pay their employees like they use to is because of all the loss they take these days. Every employee gets a bonus based on sales and inventory. When shrink/theft is high it's the employees who lose out. Stop thinking so much of yourselves and show the stupid receipt.
Tknight

Granger, TX

#19 Nov 2, 2016
Hotwheels8us wrote:
How hard is it to show a receipt? If it were your business and money you'd want to insure you weren't being taken advantage of. If you only knew how much a store losses a year to theft you'd understand. The reason Wal-Mart doesn't get to pay their employees like they use to is because of all the loss they take these days. Every employee gets a bonus based on sales and inventory. When shrink/theft is high it's the employees who lose out. Stop thinking so much of yourselves and show the stupid receipt.
The problem is it does not end there if it did no problem. I am a 50 yr old nurse that in my scrubs after spending 140 in store was stopped in parking lot by a guy wearing a t shirt sagging pants and red shoes. He detained , harassed, humiliated, and assaulted because he said I stole something. This unthinkable harassment and abuse went on for over an hour. I repeatedly ask for a refund and for police to be called. Never happened. I was cleared after it took 3 employees 5 times to count the items (28) and I again ask for a refund. My stuff had been dumped out in parking lot and boxes squashed. If we do not stop mit at the core these "people" keep escalating.

Since: Dec 15

Orlando, FL

#20 Nov 6, 2016
Tknight wrote:
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The problem is it does not end there if it did no problem. I am a 50 yr old nurse that in my scrubs after spending 140 in store was stopped in parking lot by a guy wearing a t shirt sagging pants and red shoes. He detained , harassed, humiliated, and assaulted because he said I stole something. This unthinkable harassment and abuse went on for over an hour. I repeatedly ask for a refund and for police to be called. Never happened. I was cleared after it took 3 employees 5 times to count the items (28) and I again ask for a refund. My stuff had been dumped out in parking lot and boxes squashed. If we do not stop mit at the core these "people" keep escalating.
Walmart employees are all on a power high
Solista

United States

#21 Nov 9, 2016
Avenger wrote:
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Sorry, but you and the OP are idiots.

I worked at Walmart for 5 years and can tell you it was the most rewarding job I've ever had. I got raises based on merit, not some stupid union rules or scale. I got anything I wanted within reason. The problem is that people don't want to work for a living and don't want to start small and work their way to good pay. In 5 years I went from $7.85/hr. to $13.50 an hour. Why? Because I volunteered to help anytime there was a need. And Walmart always paid me every dime of travel or overtime that they owed me. If you haven't been a Walmart employee, please just shut up. And if the LP is following you, they've seen something that got their attention. If you've done nothing wrong, you've nothing to worry about.

As for Rich, you were NOT a police officer or you would know good and well that while Walmart cannot physically detain you, the law gives all businesses the right to inspect ALL packages leaving their store. Are you really too much of a prick to hand over a receipt to someone just trying to keep shrink down so their company can be profitable? It takes two seconds. Get over yourself.
"WORKED"? So you're not there anymore. Did they give you a good severance package when they let you go?
Tyrona

United States

#22 Nov 9, 2016
Hotwheels8us wrote:
How hard is it to show a receipt? If it were your business and money you'd want to insure you weren't being taken advantage of. If you only knew how much a store losses a year to theft you'd understand. The reason Wal-Mart doesn't get to pay their employees like they use to is because of all the loss they take these days. Every employee gets a bonus based on sales and inventory. When shrink/theft is high it's the employees who lose out. Stop thinking so much of yourselves and show the stupid receipt.
You Stupid imbecile! I worked @ Wal-Mart 3 years & NEVER received a "bonus". Walton family ALWAYS seemed to do well however as Wal-Mart stock continued to decline & people were laid off & stores closed.
Pillma

Louisville, CO

#23 Nov 11, 2016
Tyrona wrote:
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You Stupid imbecile! I worked @ Wal-Mart 3 years & NEVER received a "bonus". Walton family ALWAYS seemed to do well however as Wal-Mart stock continued to decline & people were laid off & stores closed.
Like you I worked @ Wal-Mart 2 years until they closed the store. Never received any bonus

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