Teen quits job at Walmart over intercom, tears into company over employee treatment

A 17-year-old made a public exit from his job at a Walmart in Canada by using the store’s intercom system to announce his resignation and slam the company over the treatment of its employees.

Jackson Racicot had been working at a Walmart in Grande Prairie in Alberta, Canada, for over a year when he announced last week that he was quitting his job, The Washington Post reported.

{mosads}Racicot posted a video on his Facebook page showing him using a store phone to activate the speaker system before making his announcement.

“Attention all shoppers, associates and management, I would like to say, to all of you today, that nobody should work here — ever,” Racicot said as his voice echoed through the store.

“Our managers will make promises and never keep them,” he continued. “And not only that, they will preach to us about how they care about their employees.”

He went on to claim that his boss, an assistant manager, called him a “waste of time.”

Racicot also accused management of cutting employee benefits.

“I’ve been a loyal employee here for over a year and a half, and I’m sick of all the bullshit, bogus write-ups and my job,” he said.

“F— management, f— this job, f— Walmart,” he concludes in the video.

Cheers can be heard as Racicot slams the phone down and walks away.

The video has since been viewed more than 275,000 times, as of Friday morning.

The teen told Canadian newspaper The Edmonton Journal that he had already handed in a formal resignation letter and had another job secured before his public walk-out.

Walmart said in a statement to the Post that they were aware of the incident and would address it internally.

“We are aware of the video circulating online and are disappointed by this incident. Respect for all individuals including our associates and customers is a core value at Walmart,” the statement read. “We are looking into this matter and will address it internally as required.”

Racicot told The Edmonton Journal that he’s since heard from Walmart employees all over Canada describing their experience with the international giant.

“Someone from Newfoundland, someone from Quebec, another from Ontario. It’s not just our f—ing Walmart. It’s nationwide. It’s a corporate thing. It’s how the managers are trained,” he said.

Walmart has faced criticism from progressive senators including Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-Vt.), who introduced legislation last month aimed at getting Walmart to pay its employees at least $15 an hour. 

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