A 17-year-old former Walmart employee skyrocketed to fame last week.
In a video that he himself released, he hijacks Walmart’s own intercom system to tell the entire store exactly why he’s quitting.
His expletive-laden rant is followed by applause and cheers from shoppers. Walmart itself is less than thrilled.
If you’ve ever wondered why some employees are escorted from buildings after quitting or being fired, here is why.
On Thursday afternoon, a teen named Jackson Racicot uploaded a video of him using Walmart’s own intercom system to quit his job.
“Attention all shoppers, associates, and management,” the 17-year-old’s rant begins.
“I would like to say to all of you today that nobody should work here, ever,” he announces.
He then accuses: “Our managers will make promises and never keep them.”
“[Management] will preach to us about how they care about their employees,” he says.
Walmart has been very controversial during the past couple of decades for their alleged treatment of employees.
“But about a month ago,” Jackson says. “My boss, assistant manager Cora called me a ‘waste of time.'”
That is not an acceptable way for one human being to speak to another, especially in the workplace.
“And,” Jackson reports. “Management did nothing.”
He says that he has worked there for over a year, but can no longer bring himself to work there.
“I’m sick of all the bulls–t, bogus write-ups and my job,” he announces.
“F–k management, f–k this job, and f–k Walmart,” he concludes.
Some may find that the video gives them secondhand embarrassment — perhaps as they recall their own frustrations as teenagers.
However, it sounds like his sentiment was well-received by shoppers at Grande Prairie Walmart.
One can hear cheers and applause as he walks away from the phone.
“I got fed up,” Jackson latere explained in an interview with the Edmonton Journal.
“I don’t regret what I did,” he affirms.
Though he received a lot of support, others warned him about potential backlash for his brazen exit.
“I went into this knowing what will happen,” Jackson says.
Quitting a job spectacularly may make a splash, but it can also hurt your chances at future employment for obvious reasons.
Some even feared that Walmart might try to take him to court over the video — but others suggest that the brand doesn’t want additional bad PR.
Walmart released a statement in response.
“We are aware of the video circulating online,” the statement confirms. “And are disappointed by this incident.”
It’s unclear whether they’re disappointed by how he quit, or by the events that led to it.
“Respect for all individuals including our associates and customers is a core value at Walmart,” the statement claims.
“We are looking into this matter,” Walmart concludes. “And will address it internally as required.”
That is all very, very vague.
Walmart may feel tempted to make an example of Jackson to discourage other employees from turning sour grapes into viral fame.
That would probably not go over well with the public — though the retail behemoth is no stranger to bad publicity.
Many people who have worked in retail or similar positions felt discomfort at the video.
Lots of employees have had bad managers — but they’ve also had bad coworkers who blames managers for calling them out.
We don’t know what really went on prior to Jackson leaving his job, and we suspect that Walmart wants to find out before they say anything further.
For now, Jackson is a symbol of workers who feel used and marginalized by soulless monopolies. But that perception could change.
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Morning commuters were in for a bittersweet treat this week.
An armored truck managed to spill some cash, littering a New Jersey highway with money.
Motorists slowed or even stopped their cars to pick up the bills, slowing traffic and causing multiple accidents.
At about 8:30am on Thursday, December 14, an armored truck spilled cash on the westbound lanes of Route 3.
This was in New Jersey, near Metlife Stadium, right outside of New York City.
It also happened during the peak of morning rush hour.
Rush hour traffic is never good, but on this fateful morning, it was considerably worse than usual.
Why? Because people were leaving their cars and running out into the street to collect stray cash that was littered along the asphalt.
There is absolutely video, which we have included here.
Travel reportedly slowed to standstill as people stopped their cars to root around on the asphalt for cash.
Those with passengers simply slowed their vehicles so that someone else could scramble for cash.
According to police, there were “multiple” accidents that appeared to be a direct result of people hoping to get their hands on a little free money.
Not all of those collecting cash from the highway were opportunists.
Among the people was a man in a Brinks security uniform.
Some openly wondered if he was making an attempt to clean up his own mess, or that of a colleague.
Incidentally, this is not the first time that something like this has happened.
In June of 2015, a Brinks truck took a spill after a door on the vehicle malfunctioned.
This went down in Baltimore in the Harbor Tunnel.
At the time, motorists and pedestrians made an eager grab for the littered cash.
Others, however, were fully cooperative with authorities and even helped to return the cash.
So, is it legal to just pick up spilled cash in a situation like this?
In a word: No.
Contrary to jokes made about items “falling off of trucks,” finders keepers is not how property rights generally work.
A small amount of cash with an unknown owner might be awarded to the person who finds it, but the cash in spills like this is not ownerless.
In the Baltimore case, police released a statement that people who had grabbed cash from the asphalt had two days to return it.
If they failed to do so, they could face charges of theft.
Assuming, of course, that they were caught.
Unless it’s The Purge, don’t just assume that you own any money that you happen to be able to touch.
Maybe bearer bonds work that way, but even then, snatching them in broad daylight would be a little brazen.
Cash is just currency.
The same laws and social rules that make it illegal to just grab a television and run also make it illegal to pocket random money.
Between widespread surveillance technology and the omnipresence of personal cameras, usually on people’s phones, you can easily be identified and caught.
Resist your impulses, folks. Snatching $20 that aren’t yours off of the road isn’t worth being late for work.
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When Julia Roberts was selected as People‘s Most Beautiful Woman, she made history because of her age.
Now, people are talking about her age — she is 51 years old — for a very different reason.
See, the Post-Journal of Jamestown, New York ran a feature on Roberts and her recent “career renaissance.”
Unfortunately, the headline made a bit of a typo.
“Julia Roberts Finds Life And Her Holes Get Better With Age,” the paper reads.
Typos can happen to anyone, and the paper issued a retraction … but not before the eye-popping headline went viral.
Take a look: