Teen quits Walmart with epic rant
EDMONTON A Facebook video of a 17-year-old worker airing his grievances over a Grande Prairie Walmart intercom system and then quitting his job is attracting some online attention.
The “How I quit my job today” video posted to Jackson Racicot’s Facebook page at around 4 p.m. on Thursday shows him dialing into the intercom system at a Grande Prairie Walmart and addressing shoppers, associates and management in a speech that could rival Howard Beale’s famous “I’m as mad as hell” monologue from the movie Network.
“I got fed up,” Racicot said in a Friday, explaining he felt employees were not being treated well and others should know about it. He said had been working at Walmart for a little over a year and a half. “I don’t regret what I did, I went into this knowing what will happen.”
Racicot told Postmedia that he had already secured a new job before his rant and he knew that was the way he was going to quit.
Walmart responded in a statement Friday. “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.”By noon on Friday, the video had more than 15,000 views, 250 reactions, 434 shares and 275 comments.