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Old 03-18-08, 06:24 PM
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I just went into Wal Mart with my brand new PS3 but set it down somewhere and can't find it now, do you think you can have your wife check to see if it's in the lost and found?

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Hey that is awesome.
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Old 03-18-08, 06:37 PM
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Hey that is awesome.
Not for me
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Old 03-19-08, 06:50 AM
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I think your wife should announce to the rest of the employees about getting the 'goods'.... then see how long the policy lasts.
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Old 03-19-08, 05:32 PM
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Originally Posted by Heat
On a sidenote, your wife is a manager at Wal-Mart. Could you ask her if it's still a Wal-Mart policy that if somethng rings up at a higher price than shown on the shelf that it's free if under $3, else $3 off?

I just saw this, I don't know but I will ask her and let you know.
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Old 03-19-08, 05:36 PM
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Originally Posted by neiname
After reading through the entire thread here are my thoughts:

1. Not truly understanding why packaged DS and ipods are finding there way to the lost and found, it just doesn't makes sense but not OP's wife's issue either.
2. I also find it quite odd that the OP's wife's manager would ask a front-end manager to "just get rid of this" in terms of the lost and found as I don't really think it's in the job description. If it is, I think he really means for her to trash it (by her telling a subordinate to trash it) because I can assure you that Walmart does not want to pay its employees to be driving goods to goodwill.
3. So, I applaud your wife to take it upon herself to bring the lost and found items (that otherwise would be trashed) to goodwill. I see no moral issues if she picks through the items as I see that as a reward her for her time.

Scorecard
Walmart: +1 (employee gets rid of merchandise on her own time)
Wife/OP: +1 (gets cool items)
Goodwill: +0.75 (gets donated items but missing the picked items)
Environment: +1 (less trash thrown out and items were recycled)

I'm sure many of those coats, gloves and scarfs helped warm some people through the winter.
Thank you, you have made my point better than I obviously have. I am not an immoral person and would not have posted this in the first place if therewas anything shady about the whole deal.
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Old 03-19-08, 05:38 PM
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Originally Posted by John Galt
I just went into Wal Mart with my brand new PS3 but set it down somewhere and can't find it now, do you think you can have your wife check to see if it's in the lost and found?

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Will do. I already have one (That I paid for) so I don't need two.
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Old 03-19-08, 06:05 PM
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Originally Posted by greg9x
I think your wife should announce to the rest of the employees about getting the 'goods'.... then see how long the policy lasts.
That would certainly settle the question, wouldn't it? Not much of a likelyhood that this will happen, is there?
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Old 03-19-08, 06:24 PM
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I can't believe I didn't click this thread until now after seeing it in the forum for the past (lucky) week. Gold, Jerry, GOLD!

Anyway, sounds to me like, either accidentally or.....well let's just say accidentally, some of the items left behind in bags by shoppers at checkout are somehow falling into the Lost & Found.
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Old 03-20-08, 12:31 AM
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Wow, a bunch of douchebags here
I would cherry-pick through those bags and take whatever the hell i like. And i would claim the donations on my tax return, too. I'm an immoral, horrible person, i know.
Oh, when i used to work in retail various store managers would often give me stuff for free that was supposed to be written off for whatever reason. Once they had a sale to ged rid of the overstock in the store and the manager told me to buy whatever i want and she'd give me 90% off since the sale was at her discretion. I made out like a bandit, and i'm not ashamed of that
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Originally Posted by Cool Kitten
Wow, a bunch of douchebags here
I would cherry-pick through those bags and take whatever the hell i like. And i would claim the donations on my tax return, too. I'm an immoral, horrible person, i know.
Oh, when i used to work in retail various store managers would often give me stuff for free that was supposed to be written off for whatever reason. Once they had a sale to ged rid of the overstock in the store and the manager told me to buy whatever i want and she'd give me 90% off since the sale was at her discretion. I made out like a bandit, and i'm not ashamed of that

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Old 03-20-08, 08:49 AM
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Me paper.

Damn! You covered me. Where should I send all of the "stuff"?
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Old 03-20-08, 10:07 AM
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
I can't believe I didn't click this thread until now after seeing it in the forum for the past (lucky) week. Gold, Jerry, GOLD!

Anyway, sounds to me like, either accidentally or.....well let's just say accidentally, some of the items left behind in bags by shoppers at checkout are somehow falling into the Lost & Found.

I've said it before, it really does not make any sense. I guess If I wasn't me, I would be skeptical too.

I said to my wife (The Thief) how in the world can this stuff just be left behind?? In between her dillusional state of mind, she does not understand how some of this stuff gets left in the L&F either.
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Old 03-20-08, 10:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Cool Kitten
Wow, a bunch of douchebags here
I would cherry-pick through those bags and take whatever the hell i like. And i would claim the donations on my tax return, too. I'm an immoral, horrible person, i know.
Oh, when i used to work in retail various store managers would often give me stuff for free that was supposed to be written off for whatever reason. Once they had a sale to ged rid of the overstock in the store and the manager told me to buy whatever i want and she'd give me 90% off since the sale was at her discretion. I made out like a bandit, and i'm not ashamed of that
since we are all spilling the beans,

When I worked fast food, I would take $20-$30 from the register every night. Only because I knew the manager was falsly ringing things up, and would always be about $100 over at the end of the night. Oh, and that case of potato chips that ended up next to the dumpster? Fair game! (both true btw)

Same deal as here, but the lost and found is in the register, right?
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Old 03-20-08, 10:22 AM
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Originally Posted by grrrah
since we are all spilling the beans,

When I worked fast food, I would take $20-$30 from the register every night. Only because I knew the manager was falsly ringing things up, and would always be about $100 over at the end of the night. Oh, and that case of potato chips that ended up next to the dumpster? Fair game! (both true btw)

Same deal as here, but the lost and found is in the register, right?
See, now that is flat out stealing. Which is not the case in my situation.

I am assuming that you are being completely facetious.
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Old 03-20-08, 10:26 AM
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Originally Posted by trubiet
See, now that is flat out stealing. Which is not the case in my situation.

I am assuming that you are being completely facetious.
Well, If the register is accidentally over, then its the same situation. Right? I never falsly rang up any customers. I just took a bit of what was over.
I am assuming the manager was, and that is flat out stealing.

Now the time I took some beers from the bar, that was flat out stealing.

(and yes, I am being facetious. A little)
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Old 03-20-08, 10:31 AM
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Originally Posted by grrrah
Well, If the register is accidentally over, then its the same situation. Right? I never falsly rang up any customers. I just took a bit of what was over.
I am assuming the manager was, and that is flat out stealing.

Now the time I took some beers from the bar, that was flat out stealing.

(and yes, I am being facetious. A little)
Beer is mostly water, you need that to survive! It was a life or death choice, and you chose life.
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Originally Posted by trubiet
Damn! You covered me. Where should I send all of the "stuff"?
Show it to the manager.
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Old 03-20-08, 10:43 AM
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Originally Posted by grrrah
since we are all spilling the beans,

When I worked fast food, I would take $20-$30 from the register every night. Only because I knew the manager was falsly ringing things up, and would always be about $100 over at the end of the night. Oh, and that case of potato chips that ended up next to the dumpster? Fair game! (both true btw)

Same deal as here, but the lost and found is in the register, right?
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "falsly ringing up" people.

Does that mean he would act like he was ringing them up but didn't, or he was ringing up non-existent customers?

Just trying to see the angle here.
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Old 03-20-08, 10:49 AM
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Originally Posted by Thor Simpson
Show it to the manager.

Show it to my wife? She has already seen it.

(Not being serious obviously)
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Old 03-20-08, 10:57 AM
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Does that mean he would act like he was ringing them up but didn't...
yup.. That sandwich and drink is $4.92 ... (No Sale).
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Originally Posted by trubiet
I enjoy doing this at work on my free time, it is not my life. Does it make your comments more important because you have more? That wasn't even worth typing.

I don't need the attention that obviously you must crave by making pointless comments.
But, you obviously crave attention enough to post about getting your goods here. Hey, I'm not saying I wouldn't, but I know it's a bit on the shady side. I would take it and just be happy. No need to brag about it here. That is what you are doing. Looking for attention, bragging, right? Otherwise, why would anyone care?
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Old 03-20-08, 10:59 AM
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Originally Posted by bunkaroo
I'm not sure I understand what you mean by "falsly ringing up" people.

Does that mean he would act like he was ringing them up but didn't, or he was ringing up non-existent customers?

Just trying to see the angle here.
I would guess he was just ringing up people that weren't there with items that were probably not inventoried.
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Everytime this thread creeps back up to the top I keep hearing Eugene Levy from Splash in my head...
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Old 03-20-08, 11:06 AM
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Originally Posted by grrrah
yup.. That sandwich and drink is $4.92 ... (No Sale).
Duh - this makes sense. He's still taking the money form the customer.

I was hung up on thinking he was just giving stuff away to people he knew.
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