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Old 10-28-2008, 11:14 AM
 
Location: I am no Longer Invisible!!!!!
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Lots of ignorant posts in here.

How can some pick on elderly people and some are handicap as well. Afterall -they are human as we are.

I often have had my reciepts checked. What's the big deal?

I'm more creeped out with the Cashiers chewing down on gum and blowing bubbles - while ringing up my items...
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:22 AM
 
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Watching too many movies?

That says more about the people where he lives than about wal-mart greeters.How nthey are creepy if true.
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Old 10-28-2008, 11:42 AM
 
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I wouldn't call them creepy. Some are very nice. Some are grumpy and crabby old folks. Would you REALLY want to be a Walmart greeter/receipt checker if you were 65 or 75 years old.

Maybe people find them 'creepy' because they remind them of how we all will become old and "useless" (not literally, by society's standards) some day.
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Old 10-28-2008, 02:18 PM
 
Location: arizona
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Dear Artsyguy,
If you are a patriotic person and love your country - you should love everyone of the community except the hard criminal or evil people. A community consists all kind of back ground.

Fast food is a place for the youngsters to work part time for extra pocket money and and the seniors to continue to work to be independent from their children and most important to promote vitality.

It is good that seniors or handicaped can somehow contribute in simple way in the working industry, so they can have healthy purpose in life and earn decent income.

Smile back or initiate the smile to them. Be happy that we all can share in the peace and prosperity of the country.

I would be sad and angry to see people giving up and live in the streets.

good day!
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:13 AM
 
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Why are walmart greeters so creepy and usually on the elderly side?

I mean can't they hire people that enunciate their words clearly, have aesthetic features, and pleasant/friendly personalities? Why don't they hire with common sense and a reasonable checklist of characteristics?

I rarely see any walmart greeters that are to my description.....they usually mumble something, look intoxicated, or worn out and sometimes kinda freaky...and it makes me want to leave walmart.

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Not being "smart", just think about it though a sec if you will.

What real qualifications does one need to say "Hello, welcome to Walmart". And maybe hand a sticker to children (that proceed to put the sticker somewhere on Walmart property which I'm sure the employees love having to clean up).

And think about this: How bored or desperate for something to do or some extra cash must those people be? I'd be crabby too. When I'm old I wanna be relaxing and enjoying my grandkids and talk about the old days with the other old people. So i'm sure they'd rather be somewhere else like on a Cruise ship playing shuffleboard

When I'm 80, when I say "Like totally gag me with a spoon", I probably really WILL be gagging on a spoon LOL. Sad. I can't picture elderly Valley girls. Hehehe
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Old 10-30-2008, 08:02 PM
 
Location: Syracuse IS Central New York.
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Maybe it's just my local Walmart, but it seems to me that the greeters are more there as security as opposed to "greeters".

Whenever I'm going in to return something, the greeters immediately come towards me to check receipt, etc, and to point me in the direction of customer service. I've also noticed that they watch me very closely as I'm walking over there to cust svc.

Also noticed that these same "greeters" pay more attention when I leave the store. I can't say I've ever been stopped for them to check my receipt. I do get the (uneasy)impression that they are scrutinizing me, almost if they are considering if I'm a shoplifter.

So that is why I think the greeters are more a security presence than one of hospitality.
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Old 11-03-2008, 08:18 AM
 
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The guy at Sam's Club is confined to a wheel chair and is probably the nicest and hardest working person in the store. He'll pull out a cart for you and sign off your receipt when you leave.
At least he's not ridng out some sort of disability insurance like a lot of people might.
Good to see this guy out there in the world. Power to him.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:21 PM
 
Location: Wicker Park, Chicago
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The guy at Sam's Club is confined to a wheel chair and is probably the nicest and hardest working person in the store. He'll pull out a cart for you and sign off your receipt when you leave.
At least he's not ridng out some sort of disability insurance like a lot of people might.
Good to see this guy out there in the world. Power to him.
He could be on SSDI and still be working there. I think you can make as much as your SSDI check.
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:39 PM
 
Location: TwilightZone
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Why are walmart greeters so creepy and usually on the elderly side?

I mean can't they hire people that enunciate their words clearly, have aesthetic features, and pleasant/friendly personalities? Why don't they hire with common sense and a reasonable checklist of characteristics?

I rarely see any walmart greeters that are to my description.....they usually mumble something, look intoxicated, or worn out and sometimes kinda freaky...and it makes me want to leave walmart.

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Because most of them are probably beyond retirement age...
I kinda feel sorry for those ones cause I'll probably be in the same place when I'm that age...if I can even get hired there
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Old 11-03-2008, 03:51 PM
 
Location: IN
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I feel sorry for the Walmart greeters because it doesn't seem like they are doing the job because they like people but because they desperately need the cash.

I've noticed, though, that the Walmart employees who check receipts always wave on by the Caucasian people without checking their receipts but scrutinize the receipts of the non-Caucasian people very thoroughly. That's obnoxious.
Maybe that's in your area. I've been all over the states and as annoying as it is I've been stopped at the door and had my receipt checked and I'm white, and older. I've even had the alarm go off because they didn't scan my item properly. Then you are sure to know who the greeter is.
Are there just more non whites in your area so it might seem they are stopped more often?
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