Walmart workers who threw around iPads get fired

Nov 12, 2012
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Walmart workers who threw around iPads get fired

I've often suspected that the UPS many who delivers to my home actually kicks things to my front door. I never really thought that people who work in the back room at Walmart would be harder on packages then the UPS man, but it appears to be accurate in some cases. A video was posted to Reddit by user going by the name SenorPierre showing some rough treatment of Apple gadgets.

The video showed Walmart backroom employees unpacking a crate of iPads and throwing the tablets around like a football. One of the boxes, apparently having an iPad inside, was spiked to the ground like a football after a touchdown on the video. I'm not sure I'll ever understand why people post videos of themselves doing stupid and illegal things to the Internet.

After the video was posted to Reddit, Walmart confirmed that the video was, in fact, real. A Walmart spokesperson also noted that it hadn't received any returns on the merchandise in question. The person who submitted the video to Reddit says that the employees in the video have now been fired.

However, none of the people in the video have been prosecuted. The video was originally posted in August. Be warned that there is some adult language in the video below if you watch it, it is NSFW. There's no indication of which Walmart store this video was filmed at.

"We've seen the video of several night-shift associates destroying merchandise in the back of one of our stores in August and, as anyone can image, it made us wince. We are also embarrassed," said a Walmart spokesperson in a statement provided to Cnet's Chris Matyszczyk.

"Since this unfortunate incident, we haven't received any returns of this merchandise. We stand behind our merchandise, and our associates work very hard to take proper care and handling of the products we put on our shelves," the spokesperson added.

[via PC Mag]


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