Rex (rapp81) wrote,

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Lunchtime Craziness

So I'm working in Vacaville today and was able to have lunch with John.

After having some Togo's, John and I headed over to WalMart as John needed to get some DVDs.

Let me preface by saying that I have a huge dissatisfaction in going into a WalMart store. It's chaotic, the employees lack true customer service (and frankly just basic human skills (communications, sanitary, appearance, the list goes on), and its trashy (for a lack of a better term)

The Vacaville store is no exception. We walked in and you can instantly tell that the combined annual income of John's and mine doesn't even come close to the lifetime income of a single individual in that store. Ok, maybe that's a slight exaggeration, but you get my point.

Snobbery humor aside, I couldn't help but notice the TMI announcements over the PA. I'm sorry, but you don't drag out a detailed announcement to your employees to gather around and "grab carts" or man the cashiers. I mean these detailed annoucements would go on as a 1.5 minute long monologue. (do WalMart employees even know what a monologue is?)

While John was checking out, I noticed the cashier's lack of enthusiasm as she rang John's DVDs up. She basically was one of those "I can't get a better job, but I need one, even though it's WalMart" kinda workers.

John paid and we headed towards the door. As we walked we noticed the doorwoman greeting us goodbye as she nastily blew her nose on a huge paper towel. I kid you not!

We go past the sensors, they go off and we just keep walking. The above said doorwomen keeps going "gentlemen... gentlemen..." We keep walking. Some random dude goes, "they're not gonna stop." John goes "I'm going to be late for work" in the typicall John style. We hop in his car and head out, as a WalMart writes down John's license plate.

Classic, I tell ya!

John got on the phone and got the district manager's phone number to complain.

And folks, this is a perfect example of why WalMart does NOT belong in Hercules. Although the store provides mediorcore deals, there is a lack of work pride, ethic, and just plain old customer service.

Why should WalMart waste the customer's time if their employees not doing their jobs in the first place?

Hercules is better off without such a retailer. Let Hercules stand out in West Contra Costa for something good, not something that will keep them "in-line" with the rest of the dismal region!


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