A FORMER Aldi employee says a special perk is the reason why he was fired. But he thought it was a joke.
TikTok user @retailkingb shared his experience working at Aldi in a now-viral video.
He recalls how while working at the grocery store as a cashier, he was able to sit in a chair, which he thought was “pretty awesome.”
But things took a turn when he was called out by a manager named Colleen.
The former employee alleges that Colleen wrote him up for sitting “too comfortably” in his chair.
He took the write up as a joke. But the manager wasn’t laughing.
The man claims he was told that cashiers must sit with their backs arched forward, and not be lounging in the chair.
The idea is to “maximize items per minute,” the man claims.
He goes on to call the write up “bulls***.”
“You know what I want to say to you right now Colleen?,” the man says.
“I’m a manager now.”
While his story has a happy ending, many TikTok users took to the comments section to share their opinions on the situation.
“I worked at Aldis for about 2 months and left after a similar situation smh,” someone wrote.
“some managers just want to see workers suffer or else they think they aren’t working,” said another.
“I don’t understand why cashiers don’t get chairs as a cashier myself, it gets exhausting standing for long periods of time,” another wrote.
The video has been viewed more than 156,000 times.
Aldi did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
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