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This is true, and I would encourage anyone that is truly hassled by a door greeter/receipt checker to ask to speak to a Co-manager, Store Manager, or the Asset Protection manager, because that is the kind of shit that gets Wal-Mart sued and makes prices go up for all of us. Don't accept talking to a head cashier or zone or dept manager, they have no power and don't know a lot of the policies surrounding external theft and liability.Just remember, it is a two way street. They shouldn't be rude and give the paying customer a hard time either.
No, not directly through checking receipts, they simply aren't allowed too. The door greeter could actually lose their job for trying to detain someone.
You might also get a surprise after that.... security ...is ruthless. ... One of these days I'm just going to carry my largest handgun in one of those re-usable sacks and then load my groceries into it as well. He'll get a fun surprise when he checks my receipt and bag. ...
I’m aware, I have been in the industry for over a decade now. Like I stated in the original post the store employees aren’t the ones initiating the stops.Don't count on this. Wal-Mart Asset Protection often does "stings" in high theft stores, which is pretty much any super center in or near a city, and they will pay to have a city cop on duty in the camera room with them for many of these. Sometimes the police officer will go arrest them right on the floor. I worked for them and personally assisted with apprehending people for "shoplifting by concealment" quite a few times, in more than one city. They also bring in more asset protection people to work the store.
Turn toward the checker and challenge him to do better!!Big smile, loud voice, "Good Afternoon!" (if evening) or "Good Evening!" (if afternoon) or "Good Night!" (if morning). If they call after you, cup your hand to your ear and no matter what they say, glance at your wrist (whether or not you wear a watch) and tell them the time, then proceed. If you don't wear a watch, this technique works especially well, but you have to pre-check the time before you come into their view.
And if you can, fart loudly as you walk.
This dude stands at the exit door like a bouncer and his name tag reads "Security". About a year ago he stopped me in the middle of the store after I paid for an iphone case in the electronics section and was headed for the exit.That guy is not security, he is a door greeter. Asset Protection for Wal-Mart/Target never does receipt checks, it's against their apprehension policies. There's no reason to be rude to the door greeters, many of them are special needs and/or elderly persons. If it's a contract security guard, like Securitas, they are usually not supposed to do anything or interact with customers unless approached, most of the time they are only there for parking lot security or to discourage loitering.
You should ask to speak to the store manager if the guy bothers you again. If he is loss prevention he is very badly violating Target's policies, he could actually lose his job if he did what you say. I know Target's LP policies really well.This dude stands at the exit door like a bouncer and his name tag reads "Security". About a year ago he stopped me in the middle of the store after I paid for an iphone case in the electronics section and was headed for the exit.
Back when DVD's were still a thing (before streaming) I'd bought a bunch of them at a WM. They got left behind on the carousel. Got home minus about $150 in movies. I had to go back and fortunately someone had been honest enough to set them aside.I'm less concerned about the LP aspect of it, just walk by they can't put their hands on you. I have more of an issue with them either not putting something in my bag or not spinning the carousel and not getting a bag both of which have happened in the last month.