View Full Version : Wal-Mart Sighting.

10-01-2006, 04:54 AM
This one, I can't recount all of it. All I can give you is the bits that I've pieced together today, and some that I suspect. I'll let you know what's what.


Today, while my chair (yeah, they finally returned it for full price) was being returned, I see a wal-mart CSM being escorted into the office. She is obviously in pain, bleeding, and limping. She's leaning on another employee rather seriously and tears stream from her eyes.

Not long after this, several people from the store, a few CSM's I know of by face, and a few people from the tire and lube (I suspect her husband being one) come into the office. At this time, some of the CSM's grab paper and alcohol and head back out into the store.

Not long after this, K comes to confirm my return and then turns. K is a manager. He has no clue what's going on, and is only informed by me. Agreeing that something bad is going down, I hear a call across their walkie talkies. I don't know the code, but I know that K blanches. "oh my god." he whispers and heads out quickly.

Speculation follows:

Later, talking with a few CSM's, I get varying stories. Some seem more plausible than others, but as a rule, I don't pay them any attention. However, when added together, the stories themselves make for a likely scenario. (taking what's plausible out and filling in the gaps.)

I'm speculating, from what I saw, and from what I heard that the following happened:

A customer experienced a difficulty at the store. This difficulty could have been anything, but given a CSM is involved, money is most likely the source. In all likelyhood, a customer was denied a purchase or check was not accepted, and the CSM had to be called.

Once getting there, customer is belligerint with staff and CSM. CSM again denies what customer wants. CSM calls management, Management stands behind CSM.

Here's where things REALLY get blurry.

Customer leaves. For how long I'm not sure. Could be an hour, could be a few moments. CSM heads to the bathroom. Customer either finds them there or follows them. Customer takes frustrations out on the CSM. CSM is beaten, losing a few teeth and then kicked. Customer bolts out the front of the store.

The CSM didn't get found right away. It may have been a few minutes, with her unconscious in the bathroom at the time. Also, it's possible they were robbed, but that's also speculation. What is certain, is that the CSM later told police that she was 100% positive that it was the customer from before. They have given a relatively good description.

I wish I could tell you more. I'll see what our local paper says about it next tuesday and see if I can update then.

10-01-2006, 05:12 AM
Now THAT is a sucky customer!!!

10-01-2006, 02:26 PM
That's horrible! I just don't get why people think being violent is an answer to anything, much less something so friggin' mundane as being denied service in a store!

Crow The Robot
10-01-2006, 02:32 PM
Hope the cops put the perp away:mad: there is no excuse for that behaviour.I hope that asshat SC is banned from WM for a while.

10-01-2006, 03:52 PM
:eek: Wow. Some people are just...indescribable. :wtf: :rant:

10-01-2006, 04:40 PM
:eek: Just...wow. I hope that the SC gets caught and charged. That is horrible!

10-01-2006, 05:00 PM
I hope the SC is caught and spends quality time in the local hoosegow! :eek:

10-01-2006, 06:01 PM
He wasn't a redneck with missing teeth and mumbling about "seed feed", was he?

What is it about Wal-Mart that seems to breed the violence??

(I know, I know, this store is the human race's lowest common denominator, but still...)

10-02-2006, 12:15 AM
Actually, I think it was a woman who did it. Again, I only caught some parts of it, but I gathred that a younger woman did it.

10-02-2006, 04:49 AM
Oh, good heavens. Please let us know if you find out anything further.

...One of the few reasons I don't want to attempt to become a manager at Wal-Mart, despite the fact that I personally think I could be pretty good at it.

10-02-2006, 09:13 AM
At my store, we were robbed, but it was on my day off. The person took only $30 from us, and was caught after a few minutes, from what I heard. Now since I am the security, everyone else is joking about how I planned it out :devil:. As for me, I always sit there something like this waitinghttp://www.aquarienforum.de/forum/images/smilies/kommmalherfreundchen.gif and wait for something to happen. Sometimes, I want to http://smileyonline.free.fr/images/gif/forum/valoranim01.gif some of the customers, and sometimes, the main owner also

10-02-2006, 06:21 PM
That's terrible! People like that piss me off. One of the CSMs told me I should apply for a CSM position but I won't do it. I couldn't do a job like that. I usually somehow unintentionally piss people off.

01-14-2007, 05:22 AM
Nothing more?????????!!!!!!!!!!!!

01-14-2007, 07:35 AM
Hope the cops put the perp away:mad: there is no excuse for that behaviour.I hope that asshat SC is banned from WM for a while.

Banned for a while? i call for a perma ban.

I hope the jailtime was worth it over a few bucks.

01-15-2007, 06:51 PM
Wow. It amazes me what customers think they can get away with. They will threaten to kill you, beat you up, stalk you---and they think it's OK because you're an employee and therefore, have no civil rights. Amazing. I love it when it's proven otherwise and they are carted off to jail.

At the cable company I used to work for, we got death threats constantly. Usually by some schmuk whose cable was turned of due to non payments.

01-16-2007, 04:04 AM
Holy shit! :eek:

I've imagined me telling customers the opposite of what they want to hear and them slapping me. I've wondered how I would react.

Please let us know what happens.