Costco is an absolute life saver for so many of us. But every time I think about the people working there, my mind immediately jumps to the scene in Idiocracy where an exhausted, dead-eyed greeter repeats his monotone mantra to each customer that enters; “Welcome to Costco. I love you.”
Obviously the real employees aren’t dumb like that but by some accounts, they might feel similarly worn down and disaffected. Check out these anonymous insights from real Costco employees to get a glimpse into their world.
27. Short staffed
Hang in there, kid.
I’m always too timid to even ask for one.
25. False advertising?
Do they deserve the good rep they’ve gotten?
24. At what cost
Hope it goes well for you!
23. People person
It’s gotta feel like managing a stampede sometimes.
22. A steal
Nothing worse than feeling trapped in a job.
21. Getting by
They might pay well compared to other American corporations but that isn’t saying much…
“Do you KNOW who I AM? I’m a MEMBER!”
19. Don’t dead – open inside
Ironic since a Costco would be my go-to fortress in case of a zombie outbreak.
18. Times change
I’d like to know more about this story.
17. The cart-tel
That’s a revenge fantasy film I’d buy a ticket to see.
16. Beauty is everywhere
Ok just don’t get fired, dude.
15. Sweet revenge
It’s the little things that make it all worthwhile.
14. Wine whine
Can you at least wait until you’re out of the store?
13. Chronicles of ridiculous
I’m sure you’re right.
12. The three laws
Just be considerate, yo.
11. Great expectations
Never a fun thing to hear this.
10. Membership privileges
Everyone who has ever worked retail anywhere sympathizes, friend.
9. Peer to peer
I’m curious to know what age exactly they’re talking about.
Hey, I guess that makes sense! Good for you!
7. Parental guidance
This is a no-brainer. Apparently, so are they.
6. Dignity, always dignity
You don’t have the right to be rude to anybody.
5. Boxing day
This sounds infuriating and I haven’t even had to deal with it.
Good for you, friend. Here’s hoping your job prospects only get better.
3. Big boys
I’m noticing a common theme here…
2. You think this is a game?
The joke is new to you, it’s not new to them.
1. “Rough but fun”
A fairly positive note to end on.
Next time you go to Costco, or any retail place, really, remember that the employees are working hard for probably too little money and a little kindness and courtesy on your end could go a long way to making their day better.
Have you worked retail? What was your experience?
Tell us in the comments.