Ok, so in the news there is a ton of talk about some disabled Greeters losing their jobs because we are switching from Greeters who simply say, “hi,” to Asset Protection Customer Hosts (APCH) who check receipts, assist with returns (pretty sure to try to prevent return fraud), etc.
Some of the requirements are you have to be able bodied and be able to lift 25 lbs.
Honestly at some stores I can see just having a Greeter, however, I can also see the side of needing a APCH as shoplifting and return fraud happen a lot.
At my store we NEED a APCH as our store is very high risk (lots of shoplifting, the cops being called to our store 6 times a day is not unheard of, we actually have a cop stationed at our store as well).
I mean, I am sad some people are losing their jobs but on the other hand people do not complain about Target for not having Greeters.
IDK, I can see both sides.
Also, as a side not at Walmart, you are not required to show your receipt to the APCH.
However, if you don’t Asset Protection (AP) may watch you next time you come in the store on the cameras (I know this may distress some people but I am not going to lie).
I show my receipt personally because I work there and it feels disrespectful note to.
I also have enough paranoia about the cameras and don’t want to give them reason to be suspicious.
This does NOT hold true at Costco or Sam’s Club as there you sign a membership contract stating that you will show your receipt or your membership will be terminated.