Wal-mart checkouts

United States
January 12, 2007 8:46pm CST
Does anyone else wonder why there are 15 or more checkout lanes at wal-mart but only 2 open? I mean even during their busiest times of the year it's like that. I mean why do they make so many if they aren't ever going to use them? It makes me so mad!
3 responses
• United States
14 Feb 07
It's more or less because they don't have that many cashiers. I worked at a wal-mart with 29 registers, but on the schedule, there were only like 17 cashiers. Don't ask me why they have so many registers and so little cashiers, but thats the world these days.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
Why don't they have enough cashiers? Because they don't want to pay them. They want everyone to wait in long lines and they know we will!!
@squrrly26 (557)
• United States
13 Jan 07
You know it does seem pretty pointless to use up all that space for all those check outs when like you said only a few are actually open. They should wise up lower the amount of check outs and use the room they save to put up displays or use it to expand their product line.
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• United States
18 Feb 07
You said it right!! It is pointless! Thanks for your reply!
• United States
13 Jan 07
I guess to save money. I mean they don't really care about the customers. They figure by the time you've picked all your stuff out you won't want to leave. If they pay more cashiers then it costs them a lot more money. Sadly, it seems like they are increasing self checkouts and cutting cashiers.
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