r/antiwork Jan 14 '22 Silver 5 Helpful 16 Wholesome 10

So sorry, I'm broke so I can only pay you $77 for my food. You were great though.

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u/crocrux Jan 15 '22

even Walmart employees can't accept tips


u/fluppuppy Jan 15 '22

Walmart will fire you over $1


u/OneMillionSchwifties Jan 15 '22

Walmart will fire you for eating unopened, but expired beef jerky from the dumpster. They'll even wait a whole year to bring it up and fire you over it.


u/Tribblehappy Jan 15 '22

I worked at a PetSmart. Sometimes aquariums arrived broken, and we would salvage usable items (starter kits would have filters etc). A coworker took some sample packs of bacterial starter and was fired. For taking samples ... Which came from written off product.


u/TatsuandFlorian Jan 15 '22

I used to work at petsmart. I never got sacked for it but the things from work we took home were the animals too old to be sold when people brought them back.


u/zeusrulz Jan 15 '22

I also worked at PetSmart and I never want to work there again, my manager was actually awesome but I had to witness a hamster die from blood loss because of wet tail and because of the return policy thing where you can return animals as long as it's before a week or two, we got two parakeets that were returned because their necks were broken and it appeared it was done deliberately I felt so bad


u/TatsuandFlorian Jan 15 '22

That's vile, those poor birds. I used to feel particularly protective of the rats because some people would just assume a single rat and a small cage was a viable option. I used to spend a long time going around the shops with the people I didn't put off building up a vast trolley of everything to keep a pair very comfortably housed. I got away with it because it would cost them quite a bit. My favourite bit was probably the dog regulars and people leaving their pre vaxed puppies for me to hold on till while they went around to pick up supplies. I remember a lot of fat, bald, warm little tummies. I also found the walk in combined with putting out large delivery bags a very good gym substitute. Eventually I left because the wages were so poor and I was mentally bored. Shifts weren't my favourite thing either.


u/Cloberella Jan 15 '22

I worked at a Sally's Beauty Supply and they would make us "damage out" and "destroy" (put in the dumpster) any returned product. Makes sense for things like make-up, but sometimes a beard trimmer or a flat iron would get returned in working condition but due to health and safety regulations would be considered damaged and have to be tossed.

My boss was cool and hated waste, so when that happened she would just put them in a little box next to the dumpster and employees could drive around back on their way home and pick out what they wanted before the rest got tossed.