Employee Uses Store's PA System To Call Out Management, Quit Job

December 13, 2018

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This is a video of now former Canadian Walmart employee Jackson Racicot calling out unfair management practices and then quitting his job over the store's PA system. Admittedly, I've always wanted to do that. "Quit your job over a PA system?" No, just use a PA system. I can see it now: Attention all shoppers and associates, there's a hot bod in aisle eight. Repeat, hot bod in aisle eight. *silence* Me, everybody, I'm talking about me. Blue-light special. *more silence* Well damn *tearing up Target application* that was a whole lot cooler in my daydreams.

Keep going for the video while I speculate just how long it takes before all in-store PA systems have a kill-switch, and how Jackson's new job hunt is going now that he's plastered this video on the internet. Wait a minute -- aren't you that kid...

Thanks to hairless, who informed me the new hot way to quit jobs is just ghosting.

  • Talon184

    I worked at Wal-Mart for 2 years a long time ago. Management was definitely a bunch of creeps, but, rather than doing what this guy did, I used to go into the stock room, climb up to the top shelf and lay down behind some boxes to nap.

    That job sucked, but I was never more well-rested.

  • WhiteEagle2

    That'll help you get a new job.

  • It's hard to get fired from Walmart. He could've just slacked off and gotten paid to do nothing for a week or two before quitting. Maybe take stuff in the back to steal later. They don't watch the cameras, they only ever review footage if a customer gets hurt or something.

  • GeneralDisorder

    I've worked at Walmart for 2 years. Gotta say if you go in expecting to have a job for the long term... you deserve whatever you get.

    Let management know you don't want to be there and they'll walk on egg shells around you. I guess it helps if you're a giant.

  • Jenness

    It's almost as if he doesn't understand that social media is one of the 1st things HR/Recruiters search before offering someone a job or that coworkers might look him up once he gets on board & share this.

  • GeneralDisorder

    Thanks to sites like this and intrepid superusers this video will be alive and well when his social media presence is scrubbed when he realizes he can't get a job anywhere "for some reason".

    Side note: I make it a point not to keep any social media presence. It's already enough knowing what Google knows about me (granted I don't really know the full scope).

  • You know...Disqus is a type of social media platform. Irony?

  • GeneralDisorder

    It's kind of social media in the same way reddit is but no one in my real life would be able to find me on reddit unless I tell them my reddit name.

  • Megatron Jenkins

    Yeah, I know, but this is about specific topics, and it's not QUITE as toxic as FaceBook is. This is about as social media as I get, discussing nerdy shit with my fellow nerds.

  • Megatron Jenkins

    I'm with you: no FaceBook, Twitter, Instagram, nothing. FaceBook is too invasive, Twitter is stupid, and Instagram is for people who can't read.

  • Muriel A. Haase

    One yr ago I decided to abandon my last job and I couldn't be happier now.... I started doing work from comfort of my home, for a company I found online, for several hours /a day, and I make much more than I did on my old work... My paycheck for last 30 days was $9k... Great thing about this gig is the more free time I got with my kids...and the only thing required is simple typing and internet connection... I am able to commit quality time with my family and friends and look after my babies and also going on holiday break together with them very consistently. Don't ignore this opportunity and make sure to react quick. Check it out, what it is about... find out here

  • Bling Nye
  • Interesting way to leave a job. My only issue as a shopper would have been his swearing. He may not respect the management, but he should at least show some respect for his fellow human beings. I can't imagine there not being children somewhere in the store, and they don't need to be subjected to such.

  • WILL SOMEONE PLEASE THINK OF THE CHILDREN?!?!??!?!

    Eh, a little cussing never hurt anyone.

  • Bling Nye
  • GeneralDisorder

    That's a good point. There are children at Walmart at like 2AM. I don't know why. But... I can't think of a time when I was at Walmart and someone didn't have like a few toddlers or babies.

  • TheMajesticWaterRuffalo

    CANADIANS ARE SUPPOSED TO BE NICE PEOPLE.

    Also, totally immature.

  • Tigerh8r

    I'm gonna go out on a limb here and guess that all of the other employees hated this guy and they were cheering that they didn't have to do his job for him anymore.

  • Munihausen

    Not exactly the high road.

  • tyr2180

    Customers, most of whom can't afford to be picky about where they shop, will feel guilt at supporting this place.

    Management, seeing that this is of type of guy who films himself cussing and quitting into the PA system and then posts on social media, will accurately "consider the source" and ignore all his likely-valid points.

    Co-workers, who cheer now, will feel even less enfranchised and already low morale will sink.

    Nobody wins but this guy, who hates WalMart but isn't allowed inside one anyway. But hey, impotent rage and likes on Facebook...

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