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Old 01-11-2018, 06:56 PM
 
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We have 17 self checkouts and they are one of the reasons we still have greeters who check receipts. You'd be amazed at how people try to 'cheat' at the self checkouts. Our new scanners and cameras are very good at spotting that these days though. Basically they are mainly checking large unbagged items and they are making sure that we cashiers are catching everything. It's really easy to miss large bags of pet food, cases of water, beer, etc. on the bottom of a basket. I've done it...
Do y'all tag the large items once they have been scanned? At our large chain grocery store -HEB - any large items like bags of dog food or cases of water get a sticker applied to show that they have been processed and paid for.

Can't remember if Walmart does that here.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:06 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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still have them at my local Walmart. They don't do anything but say hi.
The one closest to me has never said hi to me. Mostly he just looks the other way when customers come in. Might as well stick a cardboard cutout of a greeter there.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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They started that last year. What ticks me off though is that it took me seven years to reach that wage and, even though we do get raises every year, I'm wondering how they are going to go with us longer employed people. The overnight people will always get $1 more an hour so they'll go to $12 hour. I know, a lot of people still think that's 'chicken feed' but when you start at $8-9 hour it's not such a bad thing. Because of this more people are opting to go with the 401k plan and quite a few own shares of stock. We have people who've been there 20+ years and they are doing darn good!

Walmart wants you to be mad so you tell them to take this job and shove it. Then they'll hire your replacement at $11 an hour.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:23 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Bad news for those who plan to work part-time in retirement as Sam's Club greeters and membership card checkers....

Walmart suddenly closes Sam's Club stores - Business Insider

Including every one in Alaska. Now Costco will be even more crowded.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:26 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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We have 17 self checkouts and they are one of the reasons we still have greeters who check receipts. You'd be amazed at how people try to 'cheat' at the self checkouts. Our new scanners and cameras are very good at spotting that these days though. Basically they are mainly checking large unbagged items and they are making sure that we cashiers are catching everything. It's really easy to miss large bags of pet food, cases of water, beer, etc. on the bottom of a basket. I've done it...

When the reminder to check your cart for additional items pops up on the screen would be an excellent time to check one's cart!
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:29 PM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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The one closest to me has never said hi to me. Mostly he just looks the other way when customers come in. Might as well stick a cardboard cutout of a greeter there.

Just put a waving arm on the cardboard cutout, like those cat figurines you see with the one waving paw. And Walmart can save $11 an hour and all the other associated costs.
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Old 01-11-2018, 09:31 PM
 
Location: EPWV
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Bad news for those who plan to work part-time in retirement as Sam's Club greeters and membership card checkers....

Walmart suddenly closes Sam's Club stores - Business Insider
The Sam's Club up near us [MD] quit checking membership cards of those entering the store.
They do have checkers at exits. Making sure u have items in cart to match receipt.
I do feel bad for those let go because of the closings. More unemployed
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:26 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Do y'all tag the large items once they have been scanned? At our large chain grocery store -HEB - any large items like bags of dog food or cases of water get a sticker applied to show that they have been processed and paid for.

Can't remember if Walmart does that here.

No, but that's a good idea!
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:31 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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Walmart wants you to be mad so you tell them to take this job and shove it. Then they'll hire your replacement at $11 an hour.

LOL...don't think so. My store and managers are great. I can't tell you how great they've been to me over the years. They've been really great since I returned to work after my broken hip. I have always felt like they appreciate me and have always had my back. They won't even 'make me' do anything...like work the doors or self checkout...if I don't want to. lol Yeah, I'm spoiled. I wouldn't turn down a BIG FAT raise but I suppose a smaller one is better than none.
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Old 01-11-2018, 10:33 PM
 
Location: Verde Valley AZ
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When the reminder to check your cart for additional items pops up on the screen would be an excellent time to check one's cart!

Far as I know they do check. The regular registers have no such reminder. Oh, wait...I didn't mean that *I* missed things when I do self checkout. I've missed them as a cashier though and I've even forgotten to scan something when the customer TOLD me they had it. I ain't perfect yet! lol We usually do catch it before they leave the register and I apologize profusely for making them do two transactions. Nobody has been mad at me about it yet.
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