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(ABC7 Los Angeles)   This is why we can't have nice ... Oh, wait. It's just Walmart   (abc7.com) divider line
    More: Obvious, Theft, Crime, Organized retail crime, Shoplifting, Crimes, retail thefts, Criminal law, Package pilferage  
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1008 clicks; posted to Business » on 07 Dec 2022 at 1:50 PM (8 weeks ago)   |   Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook



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2022-12-07 1:13:26 PM  
how much theft will close my Walmart? We have some planning to do
 
2022-12-07 1:22:37 PM  
Just steal all the carts
 
2022-12-07 1:25:34 PM  
OH NOES! Will they fire the self-checkout?
 
2022-12-07 1:53:15 PM  
Oh no darn they will close and not be able to plunder small communities anymore. So they move into a town, drive out all the local business, hire most of the town, pay them shiat wages and wonder why they experience shoplifting. It is a mystery to me.
 
2022-12-07 2:05:46 PM  
Do they not have insurance and tax write-offs that cover this?
 
2022-12-07 2:06:23 PM  
Give the door greater tazers
 
2022-12-07 2:06:49 PM  
It's not as easy to bum rush an Amazon DC and steal electronics.
 
2022-12-07 2:09:23 PM  

NewportBarGuy: Do they not have insurance and tax write-offs that cover this?


Yes, but with the supply chain issues starting to clear up they need a new scapegoat for rising prices.
 
2022-12-07 2:10:44 PM  

fifthofzen: OH NOES! Will they fire the self-checkout?


I was at Target last weekend. The store has about 22 registers and only 4 were manned. They had 4 self-check lanes and they were backed up. We were looking for sales-help and could find no one on the floor.

I'm assuming Walmart operates in a similar way.
 
2022-12-07 2:13:18 PM  

Copperbelly watersnake: NewportBarGuy: Do they not have insurance and tax write-offs that cover this?

Yes, but with the supply chain issues starting to clear up they need a new scapegoat for rising prices.


China is still going through Covid hell (some of it avoidable, but meh).  I wouldn't expect all supply chain issues to be fixed until they are close to 100%.
 
2022-12-07 2:14:07 PM  
Hostages Trapped Inside Walmart Insisting They Never Shop At Walmart
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2022-12-07 2:22:18 PM  
I expect Walmart to find a correlation between shoplifting and employees talking about unionization
 
2022-12-07 2:25:45 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: fifthofzen: OH NOES! Will they fire the self-checkout?

I was at Target last weekend. The store has about 22 registers and only 4 were manned. They had 4 self-check lanes and they were backed up. We were looking for sales-help and could find no one on the floor.

I'm assuming Walmart operates in a similar way.


Sounds like mine. And if you buy it online and do pick up either in store or drop off to your car it takes longer than if you walked in and grabbed the crap yourself.

/csb: I applied there in November to work p/t on weekends to fill online orders. Literally just Saturday and Sunday mornings. The HR person said I needed to be available to work 30 hours a week.
 
2022-12-07 2:31:04 PM  
Again? I guess this headline will continue until Walmart can successfully control the narrative.

https://www.fark.com/comments/12666126/The-store-closings-shall-continue-until-morale-improves
 
2022-12-07 2:41:06 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: fifthofzen: OH NOES! Will they fire the self-checkout?

I was at Target last weekend. The store has about 22 registers and only 4 were manned. They had 4 self-check lanes and they were backed up. We were looking for sales-help and could find no one on the floor.

I'm assuming Walmart operates in a similar way.


I went to Target last year on Dec 21...they only had 4 registers open out of 2 dozen.

I have no idea why the waste the store space with all of those registers.
 
2022-12-07 2:46:03 PM  

eagles95: MelGoesOnTour: fifthofzen: OH NOES! Will they fire the self-checkout?

I was at Target last weekend. The store has about 22 registers and only 4 were manned. They had 4 self-check lanes and they were backed up. We were looking for sales-help and could find no one on the floor.

I'm assuming Walmart operates in a similar way.

Sounds like mine. And if you buy it online and do pick up either in store or drop off to your car it takes longer than if you walked in and grabbed the crap yourself.

/csb: I applied there in November to work p/t on weekends to fill online orders. Literally just Saturday and Sunday mornings. The HR person said I needed to be available to work 30 hours a week.


I hate those store pick-up deals. I understand it might be useful to some people, but I prefer to pick out my own groceries and the in-store shoppers clog up all the aisles with the big carts and 15 blue tubs.
 
2022-12-07 3:37:08 PM  

groppet: Oh no darn they will close and not be able to plunder small communities anymore. So they move into a town, drive out all the local business, hire most of the town, pay them shiat wages and wonder why they experience shoplifting. It is a mystery to me.


Don't forget the wage theft.
 
2022-12-07 4:01:26 PM  
I walked out of my Walmart job, as a reminder to myself.
As a teenager, I learned the hard way to NOT burn bridges when leaving a job.

During the Shutdown, in a new town, Walmart was one of the few places open and hiring. Then I remembered, No I walked out to burn that bridge on purpose. I found a better paying job.

But in that last town, Walmart was one of the few places to find a job. It was awful.
 
2022-12-07 4:08:18 PM  
The suburb I live in bends over backwards for WalMart, yet every year there is a report that says that most police calls are for WalMart.   So tax breaks and eating up police time.   Its also weird that across the street is a Target on one side (with Kohls, Home Depot, etc), and across the street the other way is Sams Club.  You never, NEVER see the folks in Walmart in any of those other stores, its a weird island in our upper middle class suburban hell.
 
2022-12-07 4:25:57 PM  
I have adult children that used to work at Walmart. They told me that the biggest source of theft is employees.
 
2022-12-07 4:28:33 PM  
It is walmart, however this is the same problem the 'defund the police' people complain about:

If something gets stolen and reported to the police, the police will simply tell you they don't respond to misdemeanor theft and hang up on you. As a result, you get a very wild-west atmosphere on theft. To quote the movie Die Hard 3, "It's like Christmas; you could steal City Hall"

Tl;Dr: the ineffectivity of the police department affects the quality of life for the entire region.
 
2022-12-07 4:35:00 PM  

gerrychampoux: I have adult children that used to work at Walmart. They told me that the biggest source of theft is employees.


if the only place you can find work is walmart the only stuff you can afford is stolen from walmart
 
2022-12-07 4:39:08 PM  

Sim Tree: It is walmart, however this is the same problem the 'defund the police' people complain about:

If something gets stolen and reported to the police, the police will simply tell you they don't respond to misdemeanor theft and hang up on you. As a result, you get a very wild-west atmosphere on theft. To quote the movie Die Hard 3, "It's like Christmas; you could steal City Hall"

Tl;Dr: the ineffectivity of the police department affects the quality of life for the entire region.


retail theft happens for the same reason millionaires dont know the price of a candy bar or banana.

at one end of the spectrum you have people for whom the value of 1 or 5 or 10 dollars is meaningless b/c they have so many dollars that anything under 500 is throw away money.  so they can just buy anything at those prices without caring what the cost really is.
on the other end of the spectrum 1 or 5 or 10 dollars is meaningless b/c they are always $500 in debt paycheck to paycheck and cant ever get out of it.  so they would steal anything they needed in that range without worrying about what the cost really is since they could never afford it either way.

the way to fix rampant retail theft is to give people a living wage so they always have $1k in their bank account month to month.
 
2022-12-07 5:36:52 PM  

gerrychampoux: I have adult children that used to work at Walmart. They told me that the biggest source of theft is employees.


I know a guy who does loss prevention for one of their districts. He said the same thing.
 
2022-12-07 6:56:05 PM  

MelGoesOnTour: fifthofzen: OH NOES! Will they fire the self-checkout?

I was at Target last weekend. The store has about 22 registers and only 4 were manned. They had 4 self-check lanes and they were backed up. We were looking for sales-help and could find no one on the floor.

I'm assuming Walmart operates in a similar way.


I firmly believe self-checkout is a leading contributor to retail theft. I've never seen anyone actually check the receipt against the contents of the cart you wheel out of the store. At most, they just check that you have a receipt.
 
2022-12-07 11:43:55 PM  
I needed an iron ASAP the one I bought for $3 at a garage sale finally bit it and we were going to a wedding that afternoon
I figured Walmart must have a cheap iron.
$99 dollars. They wanted $99+ enviro fee + tax for a farking IRON.
I went to Superstore and got one for $30.

Walmart sucks. may we strike at the heart of Walmart, I hear it's in the electronics section.
 
2022-12-08 7:30:49 AM  
When their $900 million new headquarters campus is finished the big shots will be able to comfortably figure out answers to all problems facing Wal*Mart.
 
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