Ex-Walmart Employee Explains Why ‘Call For Help’ Messages Appear On Self-Checkout Screen
A former Walmart employee has revealed the reasons why the store’s call for help message appears on the self-checkout screen.
The TikToker, known only as Obey Goddess, said the warning would appear if customers tried to buy age-restricted products such as alcohol and tobacco.
Staff may be required to verify the identity of a buyer if they appear underage before the item can be scanned.
The ex-worker explained that he will indicate on an employee’s TC device whether age verification should be performed.
She added, “We have cameras constantly watching us and the managers will see if we don’t check an ID.”
The influencer warned that Walmart employees could get in trouble if they don’t carry out age checks on restricted items.
Restricted items also include films and chemicals.
But, the message will also appear if customers purchase an item that has been recalled, according to the worker.
The former worker said she keeps her numbers on the back of her badge which she uses to authorize the product.
Some workers manually enter the number into the machine, but employees can speed up the process if they scan the badge.
To reassure customers, the ex-worker explained that if the message appears, it does not mean shoppers are stealing items.
The TikToker has shared several employee secrets on its social media page.
She revealed that employees will spot customers attempting to steal items thanks to the super powerful CCTV cameras in store.
Devices can rotate on a 360 degree swivel.
They can also zoom in to the point where they can read the fine print of a newspaper or text messages, according to the former worker.
She warned, “If you get caught stealing from Walmart, they’ll see you.”
Some TikTokers were skeptical of the quality of the cameras as they flooded the comments section of the clip.
One said: ‘Yet when someone stole my wallet they said the cameras couldn’t see so close.
Another asked why no one winked when he gestured at the camera at the self-checkout.
Others said the retailer shouldn’t worry about stealing customers, but focus on providing enough shopping carts for shoppers.
Financial experts have revealed the optimal time for shoppers to head to their local Walmart before 9 a.m. if they want to get the groceries they need.
Personal finance expert Freya Kuka said GoBankingTariffs“If you’re a morning person, this is a great way to start the day.”
There are over 4,700 Walmart stores in the United States and about 600 are located in Texas.
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