Teen quits Wal­mart with epic rant

Calgary Herald - - CITY+REGION - NATHAN MARTIN

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.

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