So I sold my first Wal-Mart MoneyCard today.
Personally, I'm starting to feel a bit ethically conflicted about the MoneyCard thing - and about my time at Wal-Mart as a whole.
For starters, there is the whole "Do you want to put your paycheck on a Wal-Mart MoneyCard" question that the register FORCES us to ask EVERY SINGLE TIME someone cashes a paycheck. I literally CANNOT give them the money until they press "YES" or "NO" - and the customer is never looking at the debit reader.
So I have to be polite and ask the question for them - thus being forced to sell something that I personally don't agree with. I also usually have to explain the product - thus FURTHER selling it. "What's a MoneyCard?" "What's it do?" Etcetera.
And for the past two weeks, the replies to "Do you want a Wal-Mart MoneyCard?" have ranged from "What?" to "Hell NO!"
Today, a woman came in with the express purpose of getting one. I've been reading my little Wal-Mart "mini-guide to MoneyCards," so I was armed and ready. I knew the answers to all her questions about temporary cards, getting cash at ATMs, how much she could load, etc.
She asked how much it was. I told her it was $8.94 unless she was going to cash a paycheck. She goes "You guys are expensive." Get out. Go to a bank then.
So she decides to get a money card for the completely random amount of $137. Any significance is beyond me.
I give her the temporary card and the receipt and explain that she needs the activation code off the receipt. I explain that the permanent card will arrive in about 2 weeks. I tell her she can use our phone or the pay phone if she wants to activate the card now.
Now she's offended. "Why would I need your phone? I got a phone?"
"I just offered ma'am. Sometimes you need a land line with a touch-tone phone for activation."
"My phone IS touch-tone." And she does a hair flip and stomps off.
Bitch. Nobody said it wasn't. I hope you burn.
PS: Your ugly knockoff bebe black velour track suit should have been two sizes larger to accommodate your gut. You got junk in the trunk too, which is fine, but you need to shave the patch right above your crack.