Me too. I can check myself out quicker than the typical clerk can do so. By the time I'm at the checkout stations with my paltry handful of merchandise I want to get out the front door as expeditiously as possible.I'd rather scan the few items I get myself instead of having to stand in line.
Just a quick question for those that don't like the situation of store employees asking to see a receipt because it appears to indicate that they might think one is a thief...
...is that about the same as filling out a 4473 because the FBI might think one is a felon or mentally disturbed?
As for store employees checking receipts, other than Sam's or Costco, I haven't had an employee ask for a receipt in a long, long time, and we regularly go to Walmart.
Sam’s Club is a membership store. If you have a Sam’s Club Card you signed an agreement to have your receipt reviewed.Good morning, I came across this post this morning. This was posted in a Muskogee forum, but it certainly applies to all of us. These folks are employees, and very likely would have a very difficult time finding employment elsewhere. Just be Polite, the world has enough jerks.
I would like to make a gentle Public Service Announcement.
I know personally, every single person that works the front doors at WalMart in Muskogee, and I want to explain some things, and why we're checking receipts.
1. If there is anything outside of a bag, we are supposed to check the receipt for it.
2. No one cares if you're white, brown, black, pink, polka dotted, or a one eyed one horned flying purple people eater, we have to see your receipt to verify neither your or the cashier missed something in your cart.
3. Water is the BIGGEST loss simply due to it being at the bottom of the cart and often missed.
4. It's extremely important that you acknowledge where we live. No one is suspecting you of stealing anything, but in this town, theft is EXTREMELY common. If it weren't, I wouldn't have a job.
I don't care, nor do any of the co workers care what is in your cart, where you checked out, what you look like or who you are, we only.care that we don't get in trouble for not doing our job.
Also, we don't catch every single person, and if the person in front of you was waved through and happened to have some soda in their cart, it's possible that person was already there and went back for something, or there is someone coming right behind you guys with a large amount of stuff and we're prioritizing time to keep the line moving, OR they checked out in self check out at one of three that I and most of us can see from the front door and we observed them scan everything. I do that a lot to save time if I can.
I'm not trying to make you mad, and it REALLY hurts my feelings and my co workers' feelings when you guys snap at us or make a scene, or refuse to show your receipt putting us in an impossible position. It takes two seconds to stop and let us verify. They do it at Sam's Club and y'all don't care, why do you care about it at WalMart?
Please, Muskogee people, be nice to us door greeters. We're not trying to make you mad, and absolutely not racist.
We're in danger of being hurt and get cussed at and yelled at and threatened daily.
It costs nothing to be nice.
I love you all, and I am not mad. I just believe we're all capable of better.
Precisely my point. I worked loss prevention for a store for about a month. My hands were tied so much by their "policy" I had no idea why they even hired me. I quit after a month of watching people walk out with merchandise and not doing anything about it except write a report.Amazing to me that they will instruct an employee to stand at the door checking receipts as people leave the check out, but instruct the same employees to just watch someone bypass the check out entirely while pushing out a cart with a big screen TV in it. I watched a young man filling a back pack up once with all kinds of goods. Then he put the bag on and a cover over the top. I pointed the "hunch back" out to an employee and she said they can't do anything about it. Didn't even ask him for a receipt.