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35 Former Walmart Employees Share Their Horror Stories

Lock these crazy customers up and throw away the key! Pure madness running amok throughout these grim stories, man. 

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    Building - Walmart Gennge Supercentre This was like 5 days ago (I still work there) Went into the men's room and there was 12 liquid shit on the wall and dripping down to the floor, like someone literally shot a diarrhea rocket on the wall. I just pretended like I didn't see it and carried on with my day:/
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    Text - I worked for Wal-Mart for about 3 years out of high school. There were definitely a few times that I had a WTF moment. The worst was always Black Friday. We had a softlines associate once that ended up with a broken arm over some stupid thing that I'm sure the customer didn't still have 6 weeks later. Ridiculous. I did meet some awesome people, some of which I'm still associated with to this day (nearly 20 years later). I've worked on inventories, remodels, and new store openings. It was
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    Text - There was black mold in the dairy cooler. And I don't mean just a little patch. I mean all the way along the yogurt wall. The manager who was asked to clean it claimed he did So naturally the higher up management went to check his work. He hadn't even touched it. They ended up having to stand in there watching him disinfect the cooler from top to bottom. This was a well known druggie and it was too gross for HIM. A Co-worker witnessed one of the day shift meat department workers take a pi
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    Text - I worked there for about a year. It was a super walmart with a very large parking lot. I was a cart pusher. Anyway, one day they had m e and one other guy collecting carts and my manager told us to take the trash out of each garbage can in the lot. When we were done the carts were overflowing from the corals and my manager bitched us out. It was my "third strike" and they told me to keep my job I would have to write a paper to management saying why I should keep my job. I said okay and to
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    Text - I worked for Wal-mart for 2 years on overnights, to give a brief description of what management is like.... I was a fairly hard worker and I got my work done fast because I liked my smoke breaks on time. I started out stocking sporting goods. When I could finish that in half a days work they added Automotive to my slate too. this continued until I was expected to do sporting good, automotive, hardware, and pets all in one night. I quit and found another job. Some employees were only expec
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    Text - To those who work at Wally World: Bless your hearts, because Wal-Mart attracts the most uncouth, uncivilized, ghetto, trailer park trash, bottom of the barrel useless creatures known to mankind. It's like a meeting ground for the rejects of all rejects. The times I've stepped foot in a Wal-Mart have been unpleasant...ugh
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    Text - My mom works for Wal-Mart for going on like 12 years now and a few weeks ago she called and told me about watching an older (perhaps late 40's) female customer dig at her ass under her pants in the produce/ bakery section. Gross right? Well it doesn't end there. Evidently she then smelled and LICKED her fucking fingers. Middle of the day, busy store, and this "person" dug in her butt under her clothes, and then sniffed and tasted it There is no way I could've witnessed such an act and not
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    Text - Did a two-month tour of duty as an overnight "maintenance" guy. Basically it was our job to clean the floors, clean the bathrooms, wax the floors, etc. My horror story involves the women's bathroom. Guys, you have no idea how bad women's bathrooms in the Walmarts are. Guys leave the washroom basically PRISTINE. Women... man, every second toilet was full of unflushed turds, it smelled very strongly of menstruate, the 'napkin bins' (basically garbage cans for the discreet trashing of used t
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    Text - Once I had a woman who was giving me a hard time about a coupon that was expired (coupon people are the worst). She refused to give up, she really wanted that dollar off. My line was really getting long and I was getting really frustrated. So I reached in my pocket and pulled out a Five and said "If I give you a five will you give up on this coupon?" She got pissed and said "I can't believe you said that to me." She told the CSM but I didn't get in trouble for it. II
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    Text - I worked at the Wal-Mart Deli for a few months in about 2005. You got all kinds of cliche and crazy clientele, but the most notable was the mother who came to the counter with her two daughters. The youngest must have been 8 years old, and when they turned to leave, it turned out this little girl was wearing a two piece outfit that read "jailbait" on the back of the sweater and pants. I was absolutely flabbergasted
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  • 11
    Text - Not so much a horror story. I worked in grocery as a stocker. We had just finished a cereal display near the front of the store compiled of about 100 boxes. In comes an older lady, around 60s, driving one of the electric carts. She's looking dead on at the display and promptly rams into the thing. Boxes go everywhere and she starts apologizing over and over and explains that she's legally blind. A customer that was nearby and saw everything asked her how she drove here if she was blind..
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    Text - I worked there for two weeks. I explicitly told em I can't work these days because I'm in college. So I get my first schedule after the training. And l'm supposed to work the two days I have class. I tracked my manager down told her that I can't work those days. After telling them the days I couldn't work about 5 times. The response I got was "you should have told us beforehand" I quit that exact moment. Also I made the mistake of greeting one of the higher ups who pretty much looked away
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    Text - Mine isn't as bad as some of those here, but it was its own special kind of awful. I worked on third shift for a summer between college years. The Walmart I was in had about 1 hour's worth of music playing over the speakers all night, playing on a nonstop loop My sleep habits were already pretty fucked from trying to adjust to third shift, but the music is what really did it. I heard that same music loop over and over again, all shift, five days a week. When I left the store, I would stil
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  • 14
    Text - As a cashier we were required to know before we started the transaction if the customer was using W.I.C. so I am going about my business and I go to start ringing the next customer up and I see cheese, peanut butter, milk, eggs, and cereral (All of these are very common wic items) so I very nicely ask her if this is going to be a wic transaction. That was my mistake because she blew up on me. Calling me a stupid racist because I just assumed she had to have W.I.C. She told me that was why
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    Text - People steal a lot from walmart. ALLEGEDLY prices vary depending on how much a given store loses from theft. So a store with high theft problems might charge 2% more for the same thing from an area with low theft issues. Also, when you catch someone trying to steal the proper way to handle it is, "Oh, did you mean to purchase this item today?" Regardless of how they respond, they will probably be walking out with that item, we aren't supposed to stop them either. One guy (rightly) assumed
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    Text - A friend of mine was working part time at Walmart he'd been there for over a year, was working any and all positions/shifts they threw at him so he could try to provide for his wife and (unexpected) new baby. He started to apply for any and all full time positions as they really needed the benefits. One day management took him aside and told him this was "not the Walmart way" and he needed to make a plan with steps on how to get to a particular position. Apparently, "anything full time" i
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    Text - Last summer I frequently visited my best friend who worked at the technology counter thing at Walmart. One day when I was there someone took the biggest, steamiest shit I've ever seen in my life in the middle of the toy aisle. Someone pushed a cart through it and it smeared everywhere. My buddy called in a code brown on his walkie talkie, trying to be a smart ass. Code brown means hostage situation. Hilarity ensued
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    Text - Happened a few days ago. I had booked off two days for a surgery my girlfriend was having. Booked it off weeks in advance. I joked about it with her father how I wouldn't be surprised if they tried to call me in even though they knew why I was off. Not only did they call me, but when I reminded the manager what I was off for, they replied "Ahh.. Well what time is her surgery at?".
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    Text - Former Cart Pusher. Had an old lady try to tip me $1 after I helped her bring her newly bought plants or some shit to her car. Told her I couldn't accept it per company policy (an it was only 1 dollar so I mean it wasn't particularly enticing). She then proceeded to roll over in her little scooter mobile and stuff it down the front of my pants. She chuckled dirtily as she rolled away. tldr; took cold hard cash down my pants like a stripper
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    Text - |I had a miscarriage during my shift. The |CSM told me to man up and finish my work. The manager told me I could leave and |offered to take me to the ER, but settled for |following me home to make sure I got there okay.
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    Text - Four hours into my first shift, I was facing items on a bottom shelf while a coworker was facing items on the top shelf. She dropped a gallon of Gatorade on my head. Management refused to let me report the injury or leave to seek medical attention. I finished the shift, dazed and in pain. The next day I found out my skull was broken. Officially, since I was not allowed to report the injury, it didn't happen at work. I rage quit.
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    Text - I was a cart pusher which also meant I had to clean the washrooms. Regularly it meant I just had to do a light spruce of the place. Sweep up paper towels, change the soap or whatever. A cleaning company did the heavy lifting every so often. Unfortunately I later learned that I was also responsible for cleaning up if an old man loses his bladder and poops all over the place in one of the stalls of the womans bathroom I was working with a guy who had special needs. I could have just sent hi
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  • 23
    Text - Opened up the semi trailer full of pet food to be greeted by 5 raccoons staring me down. I'm a full grown man but that was intimidating.
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    Text - The Walmart my brother works at: They had to close the bathrooms located at the back of the store permanently because folks kept getting high, painting the walls with their shit, ditching security devices and stealing merchandise, throwing used tampons about, leaving dirty needless, OD'ing and finally dying in them. Now the unfortunate souls are forced to do some of these things in the parking lot.
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    Text - Someone left a baby in a stroller just chilling in one of the aisles one night. I was a cashier at the time so I don't know all of the details. From what I know, authorities got involved and the guy came back after what we think was at least an hour or two, appearing oblivious to what he did wrong. Don't think he spoke much English so it was just a confusing situation all around. Thank God for the guy stocking who was looking out. We're lucky it didn't get any worse knowing how crazy peop
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    Text - Not me, but this is my moms Walmart horror story: She worked at Walmart when I was little, not even 4 yet. When I was little I had some kind of recurring virus that caused me to develop a 104 degree fever and a severe case of hives. So one day while she is at work at my dad calls the store and tells her that I am VERY sick again. So of course, she goes to the manager and said she needed to leave because her baby was ill. They told her, "you need to choose between Walmart and your family!!
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    Text - Worked as a cashier at a super walmart (has grocery store) in college. I'm scanning produce and pull a bag of apples off the belt. I'm turning over one of them, looking for the PLU produce code. The customer leans towards me and politely informs me, "Those are apples." Gives me a kindly smile. Cue my look of incredulity, is this guy retarded? Or worse, he thinks I am, because I work at walmart. I wanted to say, "no shit, sherlock" but I needed the job so instead..."Really? Apples you say?
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    Text - I worked overnight stock. A guy came in one night, loaded drunk. I was bent down, filling a shelf full of green beans and I turn to see him standing there with his dick out. He asked me if I would suck it for fifty bucks. | got up quickly and called a manager. When she found him, he was in the underwear section rubbing himself on a pair of undies. He was arrested.
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    Text - Not as an employee, but I went to walmart at five in the morning to get some groceries with my friend. There was a middle aged employee puking her guts out into a plastic bag while a younger female employee held her hair back. There was a giant puddle of vomit below her so she either missed the bag a few times or tore through the last one. She was also sitting on the bag turner thing when this happened and we still continued shopping.
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    Text - I sprained my back moving product in the back. At first I thought it was a pulled muscle, and walked towards the pharmacy to try and buy a heating pads and some Tylenol I made it to jewelry, barely keeping conscious from the pain. I asked my coworker to call management and let them know I had hurt myself pretty badly and needed to go to the hospital. Management told her to have me go to the back office to fill out paperwork. I blacked out twice going back, and was yelled at for taking so
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    Text - We had someone pee on one of our stock carts in the middle of the aisle. Someone put it in the back and wrote "don't use, peed on by customer." I had the picture of it on my phone for years.
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    Text - My mom was a manager at Walmart... She told me about this woman who was trying to steal a prepaid phone. When she got caught by security she used the knife she was attempting to open the plastic packaging with to cut the security dude after cutting herself.... She then went on to scream at him that she has AIDS and now he's going to have it for trying to stop her.
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    Text - Working there as a cashier since October. Christmas Eve rolls around, and thank god I'm not scheduled to work. Cue phone call from the manager asking why I haven't come in yet that day.. "I'm not on the schedule?" Manager - "Yes you are" Me - "I'm not coming in, I wasn't on the schedule." Next day I worked was the day after boxing day, went and looked at the schedule, and lo-and-behold, someone wrote that I was supposed to work... In pencil... I quit shortly after.
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    Text - One day a woman stole a bottle of perfume, and took it to the bathroom. She poured it out into her own container, and then proceeded to fill the container with her own piss. She then took the bottle up to returns and tried to return it. To this day I have no idea why my manager gave her the refund. It was very obvious that the woman pissed in the bottle because it was still warm. TL;DR woman steals perfume, returns her own piss, and profits from Wal-Mart
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    Text - This was like 5 days ago (l still work there) Went into the men's room and there was liquid shit on the wall and dripping down to the floor, like someone literally shot a diarrhea rocket on the wall. I just pretended like I didn't see it and carried on with my day
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    Text - I'll start with my grossest: A woman comes in with some panties and said they didn't fit and she wanted to return them for cash because she had already bought the correct size elsewhere. She had a receipt and plopped a Walmart bag down on the counter. Inside this bag were 6 crusty crotched, shit stained panties that were a biohazard from six feet away. Needless to say I did not touch them. I paged the manager on duty and he tells me to just TAKE THEM BACK despite being very nasty Processe
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