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Date: 12/26/11 09:39 AM

73 Responses to How To Piss Off People & Lose Your Job At Walmart

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    kitteh9lives Female 70 & Over
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    December 26, 2011 at 9:38 am
    Link: How To Piss Off People & Lose Your Job At Walmart - Mgr closes 1/2 hr before the posted closing time on Christmas eve. He wants to go home, they want to shop. Who is right?
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    Reignblazer Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 9:45 am
    Losing a job at walmart is the start of winning
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    patchouly Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2011 at 9:51 am
    Bunch of freaking losers. If he wants to post a sign saying "open till midnight" and then close the store at 6:00PM and spend the rest of the evening pointing and laughing as folks come to shop, he can do that. There is no law saying that posted times must be adhered to. It`s really bad business, but not against any laws.
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    CaptKangaroo Male 50-59
    2348 posts
    December 26, 2011 at 9:54 am
    Whiny little babies- get your shopping done in a timely fashion. At 8:00 the employees don`t want to be dealing with dumb*ss stragglers who entered the store at 7:40 for their "One specific item", and have half a cart filled.
    You are not entitled to what you want, the way you want it, anytime you want it.
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    5Cats Male 50-59
    33142 posts
    December 26, 2011 at 9:55 am
    Meh, it`s only Wal-Mart! If the manager wants to close at 8 sharp, he can`t let shoppers wander in just before then.
    Lesson: don`t leave things until the last second, eh?
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    CrakrJak Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2011 at 9:57 am
    Idiots shouldn`t have waited til the last damn second to go Christmas shopping, should be a good lesson for them. Don`t procrastinate.
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    arimus Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2011 at 9:58 am
    When will people learn... DON`T SHOP AT WALMART!
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    jamie76 Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:00 am
    many business close to customers about 20 minnutes before they actually close the doors. they allow the customers in the store to finish what they are doing but cannot take new customers that will be there shopping well past 8pm if they come in a few minutes before closing.

    this is another example of over entitled ahole americans ( I am american).

    on top of it the guy is a racist ahole.

    this guy should have finished his shopping sooner.
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    Draculya Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:04 am
    The customers are being total d-heads. And they`re wrong about their rights. I would have expected Walmart to have planned to let customers enter till closing time though. With the US economy already this bad, perhaps the AM has already been told he`s going to get laid off and has decided he`s going to work to rule.
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    YIELD_TO_ME Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:04 am
    As a former retail worker, I can attest that customers give little regard to posted closing times once they get their foot in the door. They take their sweet as* time making the way to the register, and only do so when their good and ready. Compound that with the crowds associated with the holidays and people tend to `follow the herd` giving almost no consideration to time constraints. Most Walmarts are open 365 days a year, many of them 24 hours, if these selfish idiots couldn`t take care of their business ahead of time, to hell with them. I realize many people will drone on about how minimum wage employees are only reaping what the sow, but if even Walmart could afford them the luxury of shortened business hours one day a year, certainly the rest of us can abide as well. I applaud the manager for standing up for his people, in the face of those selfish, self-entitled, arrogant, pompous procrastinating pricks.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:05 am
    Yes that was wrong, but I suspect the guy had some other reason for not letting them in. He should have said it and diffused the tension.

    That mexicans/ whites comment was also pretty funny. Ahhh racism.

    Yeah next time don`t shop at Warmart.
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    jav805 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:05 am
    Where is the part where somebody lost their job? I thought that`s what the title said.
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    thejet10388 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:08 am
    As a person who once worked at Walmart, I know they wouldn`t be out of there by 8:00. They do the same thing on New Year`s Eve so the employees can spend time with their loved ones. And once it got close to 8:00, my managers told me to go looking for people and warn them at first. Then once it got closer to 8:00, we started asking people nicely to begin leaving the store. And most of them copped an attitude with us. I agree that they would "Need a few items", and that that would translate to a half or even full cart of stuff. And that holds up the lines and they wouldn`t be able to close at 8:00. Get your shopping done ahead of time and you won`t have these problems, but no, people procrastinate and screw themselves and others.
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    cyborg Male 13-17
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:09 am
    go somewhere else to shop. there are a lot better places for anything than walmart
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    BritInvasion Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:11 am
    For once I agree with CrakrJak. However, The hours do say closed at 8. 7:40 is not 8:00.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:16 am
    People are idiots....

    No he can`t give you 5`s NEVER 5 minutes....UGH! I`m glad we don`t have those poo holes over here! Racist trash!
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    fancylad Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:25 am
    Whoa, I`d love to find out how this turns out. I`m no expert on the law, so who knows how this works. On one hand, the store is not closed--the local yokels should be let in Walmart. On the other hand, does the store get the last say in when they can let people in? And on the third hand, c`mon man, it`s Christmas eve--let `em in.

    But that asst. manager just wanted to go home on Xmas eve--I get it. He probably figured they`d be shopping forever.

    If it was me, I`d let them in, say, you have until 8, then the registers get shut off.

    If anyone has a follow-up, please let us know.
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    carmium Female 50-59
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:26 am
    Who the hell hasn`t done their shopping by 7:40 Christmas Eve, fer Chrissakes?
    They should have posted the early door closing in anticipation of this kind of thing. tho`.
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    minigeko Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:30 am

    nobody lost their job, they did this all across the country that night for every walmart.
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    Gerry1of1 Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:33 am

    This is the U. S. of A., damnit!
    Pepper Spray those whining bastards!
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    minigeko Male 18-29
    149 posts
    December 26, 2011 at 10:33 am

    unfortunately you don`t get to shut off the registers. They have to checkout whoever is in the store at 8 with whatever they have in their cart at the time. Nobody ever gets to leave until 8:30-9:00.

    If they waited till that late the day before when EVERY other day including during a hurricane they stay open 24/7 then it`s their own fault not walmarts.
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    LazyMe484 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:39 am
    I`m actually on the side of the shoppers here.

    If the store says it`s open to 8 PM then it should stay open, ie, accept customers until 8 PM. If they mess up store hours, how do you expect them to be with warranties and returns and all the other services stores provide?

    If you`re a store owner, you should know that people take their time once they`re in. You also need time to "clean up" and do inventory and all that jazz. The store doesn`t actually close for a while after. If you want to give your employees a break, then post holiday hours to 7.

    If that wasn`t bad enough, this guy *assumes* everyone will take forever. Well what if they all want one specific thing and it would actually have taken 5 minutes or less to do? Then you just look like a dick for not letting them in.

    Finally, he doesn`t even explain himself. He just stands there.
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    mrrossh Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 11:03 am
    Whilst I understand exactly why these customers are upset, I`m afraid to say that there`s not a hell of a lot they can do about it:

    The guy said "You have to let me in, it`s the law"

    Actually, no they don`t, they can close their doors to incoming customers whatever time they want - and like Minigeko says, it takes time to shut off the tills and clear out the stores - and in this case, the staff and the manager have basically decided "drat it, we`re going home on time today."

    The customer might not like it, but there is not a lot they can do about it. It happens all the time over here in England...

    "But you said you were closing at eight!?"

    "I guess I lied. Bye."
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    Fatninja01 Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 11:50 am
    move along sir...
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    SlothOfDoom Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 12:03 pm
    Enh, the manager is a drating prick. They can close whenever they want, and I absolutely HATE non-nice individuals that walk in right before a store closes, but if you are going to close early you should POST that you are closing early.
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    meneado Male 18-29
    152 posts
    December 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    you know what? drat the people who wait till 7:40 to do their xmas shopping and bitch about stores closing in 20 minutes. I support the manager.
    this is a common thing people, stores dont let you in 20 minutes before they close.
    and its drating xmas, you had a whole drating year to prepare.
    i dont want to live in this planet anymore.
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    vegascartman Male 30-39
    735 posts
    December 26, 2011 at 12:07 pm
    If these idiot customers actually did their shopping earlier instead of waiting until the very last minute, this never would have happened. If I had walked up to that door and the manager said they were closed I would have wished him a Merry Christmas and walked away fully understanding the situation in the context it was in. But nobody takes responsibility for their actions anymore and now these clowns are throwing a tantrum because they know they caused their own misery. Tough luck pal, maybe you learned a lesson out of this!
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    MrOrange Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 12:49 pm
    It is false advertising plain and simple, if you argue that "we have to count the tills and stuff" that is your problem. you didn`t allocate the time for that, not me. so yess i am going in, and yess you have the right to tell me to leave the store at 8 o clock sharp. but not one single minute before that, and if you don`t like that don`t mislead me by saying you are open till 8.
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    whipplefunk Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 12:51 pm
    Here`s the long and the short of it. This manager will be terminated for this. From a corporate standpoint, his actions are doing nothing but aggravating paying customers and that WILL NOT stand. Yea, it is Christmas Eve. Yea, he may have a point and yea he calls the shots. Take it from me though...his corporate office will not let him get away with this. Right or wrong.
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    WeePee Male 18-29
    612 posts
    December 26, 2011 at 12:55 pm
    its a private store, they can not allow people if they choose to do so, much like they can close early whenever they want to. its not "false advertising" because they store hours are not being sold.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2011 at 1:32 pm
    People rightlyfully expct that `closing time` means when I can no longer enter the store. What would be alternate meanings the someone could actually expect?

    Closing time means eveyone has to be out? We know that`s not true and when should I expect to still be able to get in?

    Closing time means no more purchases (registers `turned off`)? That`s just as silly.

    That`s why the store`s posted closing time means no more customers allowed in.

    It`s up to the store to manage how to handle people already inside. And if the want to let their employees go at 8, then they have to `close` at 7. Simple.

    That being said, the store does have the right to change the hours without prior notice. It sucks to do that on a day such as this....
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2011 at 1:38 pm
    To second-guess `why these people would wait till the last minute` doesn`t fly.

    It`s a Saturday. Maybe they planned out their day. We starting shopping at 10. We hit 5 stores by afternoon. Then our last three are Target, Macy`s and Walmart. Target closes at 6, Macy`s at 7, Walmart at 8. Let`s hit Walmart last. Thank God I have the convenience of getting there as late as 8!

    Or any other number of scenarios. Including I ran out of milk and my grocery store is already closed. Don`t fault the shoppers for being pissed when Walmart posts a time and then changes it. It`s not like they ran out of a toy....
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    Zlek117 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 1:50 pm
    i work at a walmart. we stopped letting people in about 15 till 8, costumers were all out by 8:05. Most employees left by 8:30. Not a single complaint.
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    nettech98 Male 50-59
    1043 posts
    December 26, 2011 at 2:03 pm
    People rightlyfully expct that `closing time` means when I can no longer enter the store. What would be alternate meanings the someone could actually expect?

    Closing time means eveyone has to be out? We know that`s not true and when should I expect to still be able to get in?

    Closing time means no more purchases (registers `turned off`)? That`s just as silly.

    That`s why the store`s posted closing time means no more customers allowed in.

    It`s up to the store to manage how to handle people already inside. And if the want to let their employees go at 8, then they have to `close` at 7. Simple.

    That being said, the store does have the right to change the hours without prior notice. It sucks to do that on a day such as this....
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    Smutleybutt Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 2:12 pm
    The definition of open: not closed or barred at the time, as a doorway by a door, a window by a sash, or a gateway by a gate.
    If a store is open until 8pm, access should be granted and not barred until 8pm.
    If they wanted to go home at 8pm they should have POSTED closing time at 7:30 to be able to leave by 8.
    I understand it was Christmas Eve but as a courtesy to customers you should post the correct hours of operation so they can shop and continue to remain happy customers.
    This could have been solved with simply posting the corrected times before that day.
    You want to go home at 8 = close door at 7 + post that time all week.
    I wonder if Walmart sanctioned this door barring?
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    FCMXD Male 18-29
    181 posts
    December 26, 2011 at 2:22 pm
    I`ve worked in customer service for over decade, and been in a management position for three. If you say you are open until 8 PM, then you close your doors at 8:15 PM. You want to be out the store by 8 PM, then you close at 7 PM.

    Yes, I hated getting home at 9 PM on New Year`s Eve, but our closing time was listed at 7 PM and we had to do our daily tasks before leaving. You don`t like it, you find another job or you book the day off over a month in advance before the scheduling is done.

    It`s certainly not illegal to close early, but that manager almost certainly got reprimanded by his boss. A store manager does not get to close the doors when they want, that is decided by the franchise owner and the corporate head office.

    I have to side with the customers. Suck it up and do your job.
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    lostinkorea Female 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 2:45 pm
    So if a "sit down" restaurant closes at 2100, do you think it`s okay to walk in at 2050 and expect to be served? Same concept.....

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    FCMXD Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 3:08 pm
    lostinkorea, there`s a big difference between a sit-down eatery and retail; even between sit-down and fast food.

    In a sit-down restaurant, there`s the tacit understanding that cooking food to order takes time, and thus patrons will not be accommodated except for if they maybe want to just have a drink or two at the bar.

    With a fast food restaurant, the longest an order will take to make is about 6 minutes, so closing 30 minutes early is completely indefensible. Even if you stop letting customers in at 8:15, you make all orders to go and they`re all served and gone by 8:30.

    Same thing with a retail business: the customers go in, grab what they need, and checkout. So they could have closed their doors at 8, made an announcement that cash-out will close at 8:15 PM, and have all customers out by 8:45.

    I`m sorry, but the customer is always right no matter which day of the year it is.
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    illios Male 18-29
    181 posts
    December 26, 2011 at 3:23 pm
    Ahh Christmas,
    The one day of the year people should help others be as kind as possible and ejoy the day.

    in reality, (for people who wait last minute) it`s a frantic run around to which everyone is frustrated, mean, pissed off, are most unhelpful or sympathetic to anyones needs, your more likely to be cursed at, have a door shut in your face or be shoved aside then any other day (except maybe black friday)

    Happy Holidays -.-
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    Zeegrr60 Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2011 at 3:42 pm
    Why is anyone wasting thier time at walmart?
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    mcssls Female 70 & Over
    695 posts
    December 26, 2011 at 3:53 pm
    huh, a walmart that isn`t there til the last buck?
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    diylobotomy Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 4:13 pm
    I worked christmas eve at walmart two years ago. We were scheduled to close at 8 but ended closing two hours earlier because of the 10 feet of snow piling up outside. People were still driving through that to come to walmart and buy crap. That level of stupidity is inconceivable and should be illegal.
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    Loxen Female 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 4:47 pm
    Well at least they can claim it was Walmarts fault instead of the fact that they waited until the last minute to shop...ohwait

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    gladhatter Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2011 at 4:48 pm
    Those idiots should just shoot themselves.
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    notbrandx Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 4:51 pm
    These are the kind of rude and inconsiderate customers that Walmart puts up with on a daily basis. Seriously, people have all year to shop for Christmas presents. These people want to walk into the store to shop on the only day this soul-sucking company gives there under paid employees a day off? This manager is OK in my book. Most Walmart managers just buckle and let customers walk all over them. This manager is the deal.
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    CaptainPabst Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 4:56 pm
    lol at the mexican comment
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    ggolbez Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 5:12 pm
    Such entitled non-nice individuals. It`s a business. You do not have a RIGHT to be served.

    Let`s look at this differently.

    You are selling apples. But you need to feed your family with said apples. You are running low on apples. An angry group of fat americans come up and demand you sell them the apples. You have the right to deny them these apples as a business. They do not have the right to force you to sell them.

    Besides, what dumbass goes out shopping at 7:00PM on Christmas Eve?
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    lee-schizo Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 5:19 pm
    what ever happened to the right to refuse service?
    and why are they getting so butt hurt they decided to go shopping on christmas eve no screw them it`s their own fault.
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    wiscesq Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 5:29 pm
    I`m siding with the manager. You let those jerks in and they`ll take their sweet time doing their shopping because at that point, what are you going to do? Grab them and physically throw them out when they`re still poking around at 8:30? Who needs that hassle? Much easier and more civil to just stop letting people in the door when, in your training and experience, they wouldn`t have time to shop and check out before the store closes. We also don`t see how many staff the Wal-Mart has working or how long the lines at the register are.
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    -NOMAD- Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 6:39 pm
    Occupy Walmart!
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    slbtiger Female 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    He`s the manager, not the owner. He does not have the right to refuse service.

    He did not choose the store hours, Wal*Mart did. Wal*Mart can say "We are not open on Christmas Eve" or "We close at 7:30 Christmas Eve", but they can`t say "We close at 8:00 Christmas Eve" and then not allow customers in the store. That is luring customers in under false pretenses; customers who would have gone to another store if they had been told ahead of time that the store would close at 7:30.

    If he doesn`t like Wal*Mart policies he can go work elsewhere.
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    BDT1981 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 6:40 pm
    I know of no store that would do this.
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    Dad4Life Male 50-59
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    December 26, 2011 at 6:56 pm
    FCMXD: Even though you show a common sense many do not, when a sign on a restaurant states it closes at 10 PM and a customer rudely walks in at 9:55 for service, that person is entitled to the same level of service they would get had they come at a more appropriate time. I will tell you this, your attitude and consideration for the server when you pull this stunt will go a long way in how well you are served.
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    ledzeppeloyd Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 7:04 pm
    manager is just being a dick
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    SephirothA83 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 7:06 pm
    The funny part is that his higher ups probably told him to not allow customers in past x time, and now that there`s a complaint about it he`ll get fired or demoted over it.
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    Squrlz4Sale Male 40-49
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    December 26, 2011 at 8:25 pm
    Should Mr. Assistant Manager have let them in?

    OF COOOOOUUUUURSE! Preventing people from entering and buying Christmas presents *during store hours* so you can go home half an hour early looks shockingly petty. If it didn`t, it wouldn`t have already gotten 20,000+ views on YouTube. No corporation wants this kind of publicity.

    If it were my call, that Asst. Manager would be looking for a new job because he demonstrated a lack of common sense and a lack of respect for the customers.
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    Sakamura Male 30-39
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    December 26, 2011 at 9:42 pm
    What would you expect, Walmart people actually being nice and care about your shop? Christmas shoppers actually being nice and care about anything other than their self, really? Add both together, and you`ll get the picture.

    Seriously, he could`ve at least avoid sounding like a jerk by posting a big sharpie sign telling "CLOSING AT 7:30PM tonight only so our hard working partners can have a well deserved Christmas with their families". That said, like already discussed here, I agree Mr. Big Retail Chain should stick to their posted times, unless freaking war happens.
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    rooney217 Female 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 9:51 pm
    I hate it when people talk without knowing how retail works haha. That being said, yes the managers should not have closed at 7:30, perhaps at 7:45. I worked at Ross for almost 2 years and when retail stores close, we don`t get to go home as soon as we close. We have to recover the mess that customers leave, and places like wal*mart, which have a lot of customers and have a lot of merchandise it is not a fast and easy job. So when people are shopping and just throw stuff everywhere, we have to pick it up. More often than not, the associates get to leave 1 or 2 hours after closing time. I would just like for people to acknowledge that stores do not miraculously clean themselves up. *Sorry for the rant* I understand why the managers would close 30 minutes earlier. Should he have done it? Probably not...but he did and those people probably talked to the actual closing time...hahah 1 point for retail!
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    Ripper398 Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 10:27 pm
    I`m going with the manager on this. People bitching about buying Christmas stuff, 30 minutes before the store closes on Christmas Eve... give me a break Those backwood rejects had a whole damn year to do this.
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    Thetas Male 18-29
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    December 26, 2011 at 11:25 pm
    How dare those Wal-Mart employees close 30 minutes early to go home to their families on Christmas Eve- How DARE they?! It`s 7:40 on Christmas Eve and I NEED TO DO MY CHRISTMAS SHOPPING. Wal-Mart is the reason my kids won`t have any presents. This is the worst thing that could ever happen to me.
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    Mister_C Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2011 at 1:46 am
    Actually I know plenty of shops (here in the UK) that stop letting people in 15 minutes before the official closing time so that it gives the store chance to get rid of everyone already in there, which usually takes them way past the closing time anyhow. It makes more sense on Christmas Eve.
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    CalyxMalakai Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2011 at 2:08 am
    "So you don`t like the fact that he closed early?" Then shop elsewhere. "Nowhere else is open?" Then you should have planned ahead. The manager was well within his rights to close up earlier than posted times because Walmart is a business and not a public service. These customers were not owed a Goddamn thing and their sense of entitlement is sickening. Maybe next year they will plan ahead.
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    Wildcats2008 Male 18-29
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    December 27, 2011 at 2:48 am
    See, if he lets this guy in then he would have to let the 10 people walking up behind him in. In my life experience most places stop letting people in a bit before the closing time. To me (as a former retail employee), closing time was when all the customers that are in the store are at the register checking out.

    Again, it isn`t JUST this guy. If he lets this guy in then he might have a crowd trying to get in and this specific customer may only take 5 minutes but he can`t speak for those that would come in after him.

    I think people should assume that most businesses will be closed and be blessed if they can even find a place to get what they need if they can. Most people in this world are inconsiderate of others so sometimes you just have to put your foot down and make people consider your situation even if it hurts their feelings.
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    Mr_Pedo_Bear Male 70 & Over
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    December 27, 2011 at 5:15 am
    I`m willing to bet the people saying customer is always right and manager is wrong he should stick to hours have never worked in retail. Closing time is a collection of many different stops, stopping letting customers in, stopping on the tills, stopping customers wander around the shop. So every other day of the year they stay late and let you shop for longer fair do`s. This day they`ve stopped letting customers in and only those already there are still shopping so they can stop as close to closing time as possible. And manager won`t get fired for this.He is running the shop and ensuring his workers leave as promptly to their hours as possible, and not like these people will stop shopping at wal mart...
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    Rawrg Male 18-29
    934 posts
    December 27, 2011 at 5:50 am
    Wow, I can`t imagine being this confrontational over something this petty. Seriously, what a bunch of pricks.
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    JUGGALETTEx0 Female 18-29
    1380 posts
    December 27, 2011 at 6:48 am
    If they say they close at 8, the customers have a right to enter the store. If he wanted everyone to be able to leave at 8 they should have posted the hours as 7:30 or 7:45. I work retail, I know it sucks to have wanderers after closing hours but it`s part of working in retail you need to just deal with it. He will probably get reprimanded or fired from corporate. The customer is ALWAYS right. Some people might not get christmas presents this year because the non-nice individual manager didn`t let them in when it was posted that they were open. They probably planned out their last day of christmas shopping like someone said by laying out what stores close when and then went to walmart last. It`s really drated up. Our asm`s never even let us lock the doors 2 minutes before closing. It looks really pooty on a company to advertise hours and then not adhere to them.
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    GhettoNinja Male 30-39
    886 posts
    December 27, 2011 at 9:57 am
    The customer is not always right. So sorry.

    At what point did the manager stop being a human being? I couldn`t watch the vid, but obvisouly at some point he must have changed from a human to a pile of crap for people to act like he HAS to stay there for them.

    He has family, his employees have family, just like all of the customers and he is entitled to see them on Christmas Eve.
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    jfactor Male 18-29
    149 posts
    December 27, 2011 at 2:47 pm
    I ain`t got any sympathy for all the idiots who wait to the very last minute to do their shopping.
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    Stardust6702 Male 18-29
    165 posts
    December 27, 2011 at 2:55 pm
    Guess what people, here is the magic phase that I want you all to learn "a business has the right to refuse service".

    Now there are times where this is disputed because of ethnic, sexual orientation or religious views but if you stay away from those being the reason then its probably in their right. However, I haven`t seen to many cases with them refusing service over closing time but I would imagine the court would side with Wal Mart.
    It`s their business, you have to play by their rules.
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    sbeelz Male 30-39
    2868 posts
    December 27, 2011 at 11:08 pm
    He should have planned ahead and posted earlier closing hours, but I don`t really sympathize with the customers all that much. People are so used to convenience that they feel entitled to it, and freak out when they don`t get things their way. On the one hand, I don`t blame Wal Mart if they fire him, but on the other, I don`t blame the manager for not giving a fcuk. They are a notoriously pooty employer. I just hope he`s got another job lined up or plenty of cash in savings.
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    Amurika Male 30-39
    282 posts
    December 28, 2011 at 1:08 pm
    People act like they are humanitarians during Christmas and turn around the next day and treat you like sub-servile scum.

    If you or a friend are like this do the rest of us a favor, shoot yourself in the head.....FILTH!
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    fukko Male 18-29
    27 posts
    December 30, 2011 at 11:56 pm
    This guy is in the wrong. If he did not post the holiday hours sooner than he is kind of obligated to stay open the stores normal hours. All this nonsense about him having a family is irrelevant. You do the job your paid to do or don`t complain when you get reprimanded.

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