i work at walmart now, and a very easy way to prevent them for saying you took anything is plain and simple.......don't take you discount card to work with you. that way, you are not gonna get in trouble if you don't have it on you to make purchases while at work. if my husband comes in while i am working he always uses his card, and he will go to the opposite end of the store so i won't get accused of going to his line. my own mother and father are not allowed to come in my line because i will not allow them too. my mother-in-law has came through my line, and so has my sister-in-law and grandmother, but i don't give them any special priveliges. if employees are not allowed to wait on there friends, then no one would be able to check other employees out.
i was a manager at a fast food place in town, and i know many people from there. i don't engage in an eliberate conversation with them if they happen to come through my line, i wait until i have finished checking them out and taking there money and handing the receipt too them before starting a real conversation. i once forgot my card and was buying me somthing and one of the other employees that was walking out to his car offered to let me use his discount card, i told him no.
rules are in place for a reason, if you don't think you won't get caught you will. i went the other day with my daughter, and didn't realize i forgot my debit card at home until after i was done checking out, i only had enough money to pay for her toy. so what i did was i paid for her toy and walked up to the service desk to put the cart there and was going to tell them i would be right back. but there was a huge line at the service desk and my daughter had to go to the bathroom (which is right beside the service desk), so i parked the cart in front of the service desk and grabbed nothing out of it and walked her in the bathroom. when i came out, i notice the loss prevention officer doing a not so good job of spying on me then i walked over to the service desk with my cart and was telling my daughter that i had to leave the cart there so we could run home and get the money. the loss prevention officer then came up and sat down at the bench to eaves drop on my conversation with my 6 year old. i spoke very plainly and loudly that i was leaving my cart there and i would be back in 10-15 min. to pick it up, i got the receipt out for her toy infront of that women and handed to my daughter and said loudly and plainly, hold on to this paper so they don't try to say we didn't pay for it. then that girl got up and left.
that really pissed me off, because i did nothing wrong but they acted like i was going to walk right out the front door with 150.00 worth of merchandise with my 6 year old with me. Um, i'm not stupid.