Beth McGrath claimed the store treated older workers “like s***” in a rant over the tannoy in the supermarket, and said she was glad to finally leave the job after five years
Working a retail job can be tough with employees forced to accept long shifts, unsociable hours, demanding customers and low pay.
And at some point, most retail workers have dreamt of handing in their notice in a dramatic fashion.
Sadly many just stick to the conventional route of letting their manager know and working their last month.
Not Beth McGrath, who has gone viral after sharing how she quit her job on social media.
The supermarket worker was so fed up, that she decided she had nothing to lose by quitting on her terms.
And many have praised her for highlighting her complaints to the store’s regular shoppers after she gave her announcement over the store tannoy.
“Attention Walmart shoppers and associates, my name is Beth in electronics. I’ve been working at Walmart for almost five years and I can say that everyone who works here is overworked and underpaid,” she begins.
The video with a caption that said ‘ On to better things ‘ has gone viral after being shared on social media by Beth.
In it, Beth claimed: “The store’s management does not care about the employees, and especially the elderly employees.”
And she claimed that if employees complained, they were told they are “replaceable.”
“I’m sick of all the bull***t,” she adds.
She then accused the store manager of sexual harassment and said others in management were rude
“I hope you don’t speak to your families, the way you speak to us,” she jibed.
People praised her for her bravery, with one woman writing: “I greatly respect that young lady for speaking out against the operation and uplifting the underappreciated! I hope she gets a lot better job.”
Another said: “You are awesome. So articulate and very powerful as a presenter. I’m so sorry you were driven to this – no one should be treated badly at work (but many are).”
A third said: “I used to work at Walmart, I know how you feel. I hope your life takes a turn for the better. All the best to you.”
After her announcement went viral, she put up another video saying she was overwhelmed by the kind words about her speech.
“I just wanted to come on and say I am so grateful for all support I have received in the last 24 hours.”
She said she was still happy with her decision, continuing: “I didn’t record the video for clout, I recorded it for my fellow co-workers to let them know that I love them.
“I want what’s best for them. I wanted to be their voice and my voice.”