- Walmart doubles down on delivering groceries straight into your fridge
Very creepy. No thanks.
Just bring the groceries to my home and not to my fridge and thanks.ID: hrrw43u
This. And we we're at it, Amazon can stay the fuck out of my garage, too.ID: hrsm5mf
Eh, garage delivery is actually kind of nice if you have something expensive being delivered while you're not home. Sure, you could have a delivery lockbox, but that doesn't help for large items that wouldn't fit.ID: hrs7rot
Sure $8 delivery chargeID: hrsa3oa
$8 is less than a one way cab fare for me.ID: hrsarbv
100% worth it.ID: hrsjqn9
8 dollars to save 30 to 60 minutes and gas. worth jt lol
In an effort to beat Amazon Alexa, Walmart is now selling Walmart Willie. Willie is a live human that can do all the things Alexa does and more!
background check, drug screening and mental health check not includedID: hrryy5o
Don't worry, Willie's not paid enough to survive, so he'll be too stressed to worry about his wellbeing! Nothing could possibly go wrong.ID: hrs8pvw
I’ve been to Walmart. I don’t want anyone from there in my house.ID: hrrtc4l
I don’t care if it was fancy pants Target, I don’t want anyone in my homeID: hrrucsp
My wife barely lets me in the fridge. I would be really hurt if she just let some rando from Walmart in there.ID: hrrw1ts
"Bro, are you...eating the food I just bought?"ID: hrrw66i
Just the Spicy cheezeits and a package of pop tarts. Greeeeeedddy!ID: hrrx9ri
I'd ask the checker on aisle 5 out for coffee and maybe see where things went.ID: hrrxhjw
If they can spell coffee, you’re in!ID: hrshfdy
You realize that your food has passed through countless hands before reaching you, correct?ID: hrsholt
Indeed. Probably wouldn’t let them in my house while I’m not there either.ID: hrs3nb3
I just got sent by my girlfriend to pick up one bottle of hands sanitizer from their curbside pickup. Took 23 minutes total, was give the wrong bag twice. Curbside drop-off dude saw I had my radio up so he just came and opened my car door to hand me the item.
It was interesting.ID: hrs7sx6
We’ve done Walmart pickup to trunk car since the beginning of covid. No other stores do that in my tiny town. Most of the time there isn’t any wait and stuff is put into the trunk by usually masked workers. Many know us now because we leave a 5 or 10 tip so that only helps. The major fuck up was a wk before thanksgiving. We got most of someone’s order and are now the proud owner of 14 bags of various types of stevia chocolate cooking nibs.
My cats would murder themID: hrrv4f9
My cats would murder meID: hrrzt11
My cats would murder everyone- they have no chill.
I'm strapped for time. The delivery helps me out a lot because I can order while eating my lunch or when I have downtime at work or home. I'm more than happy to have them deliver it while I'm home and leave it on my porch. This is weird.
I wonder if porch fridges will see a return in the futureID: hrskayh
Return? When/where/why were they ever a thing?
Im doubling down on never wanting food from Walmart.ID: hrrw9t9
Your Walmart has food? Mine always looks like the stores in Zombie movies do.
They’re probably banking on a certain elderly population needing this service.
Yeah, no. No way is a stranger being paid $12 an hour going to be coming into my house when I'm not home.ID: hrryyb1
"Walmart's employees wear a camera when they enter customers' homes, allowing shoppers to watch the process live from their phones."
This doesn't make it better at all. Not only could someone pocket shit out of frame, but now Walmart owns video inside my home. Big no from meID: hrsdk7l
Not only that, but it's a great way to case people's houses for later burglaries. Even if the employee isn't the thief, they could tip friends off.
There is no assurance that Walmart could provide that would convince me this is a good idea.ID: hrs0zr0
Man, if I was rich as fuck, I'd build some labyrinthian house, some really crazy maze-like shit. Then order some groceries and watch the poor employee try to find the fridge. Even better, move the fridge every time.
Other than that idea, everything else about this just sounds bad. People get to steal shit while walmart records it. Even better, good luck getting that footage, or knowing what walmart does with it since they own it. I just don't see this taking off, but who knows, people surprise me continuously, although not always in a good way.ID: hrsi4oi
I can see the tik-toks of this now. People are going to prank the hell out of delivery guys/girls.ID: hrru6yn
I get paid $30/hr to dog walk. I come into people’s home every day without anyone there. The difference isn’t so much the pay as the fact that these people have met me and know when I will be in their home and have asked me to do this. I wouldn’t let someone I didn’t know come into my home to drop off anything.ID: hrrw0tb
If someone trusts you with their pet’s life then their house is no problem. I don’t trust a bargain-priced employee with my kids stuffed animals.ID: hrs0xs5
And there is the incentive of your pets, not pissing on the carpet or having a kidney failure.ID: hrs103j
The pay does figure into it a bit. When you're paid minimum, that leaves you in an unstable situation. People who know how much you're making (which can be as simple as knowing which company you work for like Walmart) know you're on the knife's edge. They know that you're not valued nor obtaining value from your job, not feeling any worth, and even less capable of giving a shit than you would be if giving a shit was not demanded by your employer.
Even if they don't think you're going to steal their stuff, their trust is hampered by the knowledge that bothering or being careful with anything is far above your pay grade.
They have to wonder if you'll simply stop showing up one day leaving the dogs to shit on the carpet or starve just because you found something that wasn't as utterly shit or your boss finally abused you one too many times.
They have to wonder if you're even doing the work you say you're doing given you're clearly not being paid enough to do any damn work in the first place.
Even if they don't mean to, the knowledge that you're being fucked over is there, in the back of their mind.
You are paid 30 an hour. Instead of some one-way demand for respect and professionalism from your bosses, you have an exchange between equals with your clients, in something that benefits all involved parties. Trust CAN happen in these conditions.
You not being treated as a disposable corpse means you are able to care about what happens to them or their homes. In the back of their mind, they know you'll be there and take care of things.ID: hrsg1zl
Yes, it's different when you have a professional relationship with the person and the exposure is limited to people you personally approved to enter. I'd let my dog walker into my house, but random delivery people? No way.
The pay thing can be a factor because if it's a low-paid entry position, they aren't as invested in it and may be less concerned about getting fired. They aren't trying to build a career in that job.ID: hrrt6gy[deleted]ID: hrrtadn
I'm saying that low pay is more of an incentive to steal.ID: hrrte00
If they're going that far, they better be. I know I wouldn't trust a starving worker with a week at most of training to not touch random strangers' valuables en route.ID: hrrvcok
I would allow only if Walmart offers 10K if thing go wrong, and i have a indoor camera.
Pay your employees a living wage you absolute leech on societyID: hrskpzz
Yeah, be like Amazon who pays their employees.... oh wait....
I will say that in the St. Louis area, Wal-Mart and Target run circles around Amazon. Target can have my delivery on my porch in less than 2 hours, and Wal-Mart will have roughly 80% of their items on my porch in less than 24 hours.
Amazon - well, maybe tomorrow, probably three days from now, but most likely next week - if our contract drivers aren't too busy doing meth.
This is so bizarre to me. I mean, I barely open the front door period. I can't imagine letting strangers in my house when I'm not there.
ETA: Someone knocked at my door last night, and for some reason, I actually answered it. It was a strange man I'd never seen before, with a thick French accent. Turns out it was my husband's old buddy from France that I've heard about forever, but never met. They'd not seen each other for 20 years, and he stopped by, from France (!!) for a surprise visit. We went out to dinner. Was nice. But, I'll not be answering the door again for a long time. Guess it would have been even better if he brought groceries and stocked the fridge.
Beyond the creepy factor I don't want my groceries put in my fridge by anyone other than me. I need to know where I put it so I can find it
Fuck that noise.
I had grocery delivery and had nothing but issues.
The most memorable is when half of my groceries were missing and there was a nasty crusty vape they driver left in my bag. When I called to complain the GM said this wasn’t the first time she did this and that she must have registered under a false name because she was banned.
Lady showed up in a Range Rover looking like crack whore middle aged Barbie.
They’re gonna put everything on the wrong shelves, that’s what I’d worry aboutID: hrsq997
I feel your pain, that would drive me nuts.
Itd be nice just delivered to my house. It's hard for me to get to the store.
Of course they are, it's not like walmart corporate has to do it. More Gig-economy tier shit ideas that will end in disaste.
I'm really gonna enjoy all the stories about perverts "accidently" being caught naked
Maybe they want to balance out the busy shopping times. Right now, they have people work through the night to collect your groceries and then they hold them for delivery when you schedule it. Their fridges are probably getting full as more people use this service. My Walmart never has any same-day appointments open.
If home-refrigerator delivery was allowed, they could have their workers do it all during the day and deliver immediately. The plans of holding your order overnight may not be enough.
It’s because customers want refunds on food they claim was thawed or spoiled from lack of cooling, not because Walmart employees WANT to go into your stinky ass covid house, ffs
Almost as bad as when Amazon wanted keys to your house so workers can put packages in it
Yeah, no. Walmart isn't stepping foot in my home.
Make each delivery driver bonded and insured and doneID: hrrwbo6
Best I can do is ‘done.’
I'd be more concerned with them returning later to burglarize the house or even passing on information to their friends to break in.
Ok, they use door dash drivers and don’t tip them… please don’t give them to put away groceries. That’s horrible.!
::Spends $122 at Whole Foods::
::Opens cabinets next day::
::Sees hardly anything ::
I would put another fridge somewhere out of the way and as close to the edge of my property as possible.
And let the food be delivered there.
Yeah come on in Walmart worker straight into my home, I completely trust you.
Just wheel your fridge out on the stoop and we will do the rest.
If it’s not mandatory it hardly seems to be news.
And then we here in background Alexa say….
Walmart execs; yea but what about the last last mile?
I used to work as a case worker for severely I’ll individuals and had to do home visits. If I was a Walmart employee there is no way in hell I would want to walk into the house of God knows who, when they’re not home, and go into their fridge. This sounds like a lot of potential liability. People be crazy and litigious.
How much wood could a woodchuck chuck if a woodchuck could chuck wood?