Dollar Tree employee shares red flags he saw when they got the job


A Dollar Tree worker pointed to a ‘mentally exhausting’ client request – but admitted they should have spotted warning signs before accepting the role.

The anonymous employee posted on Reddit this week about his role at the discount store, explaining that he had been working there for a month.

They wrote: “That’s one hell of a mentally draining job.”

The worker highlighted ‘rude customers’ telling them to open a new register as a major complaint.

The manager’s favoritism, being called in at the last minute and working double shifts also make the job difficult, says the store employee.

But the Editor says they “should have seen that getting hired on the spot with no interview was a red flag”.

They added: “Although the job sucks and is depressing, I will always do my best to maintain a good attitude and keep it professional towards clients, my colleagues, my managers and everyone around me.”

The Dollar Tree employee shared his hiring “red flag” on Reddit.
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The Sun has contacted Dollar Tree for comment.

We reported earlier this week from the Dollar Tree worker who revealed customers ask the same question on the cost of the store’s frozen products.

Meanwhile, another employee, known only as Brenda, warned customers not to buy seafood or meat by Dollar Tree.

A buyer walks past a sign displaying a price of $1.25
The Reddit user noted the “mentally exhausting” customer requests.
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She said Mental Floss“I don’t eat any frozen fish or rib eye because I don’t trust frozen seafood or meat that costs a dollar.”

She recommended shoppers visit their local grocery store to buy frozen fish or meat.

Dollar Tree offers a treasure trove of items that customers can use daily.

A study in 2020 showed that about 60% of Americans had purchased from a Dollar Tree in the past 12 months.

But “dollar stores” face fierce competition from Target, Walmart, Ikea and Costco.

A woman walks into a Dollar Tree discount store
A worker warned shoppers not to buy fish or meat at the discount store.
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GOBankingTariffs surveyed 1,037 American adults in early April 2022 to find out exactly what shoppers were buying — or not buying — at discount outlets.

Food was the most common answer, with 24% of votes.

Party supplies and home goods were also a popular choice with 17% and 15%, respectively.

But, the survey found that kitchen appliances were among the least popular items.

The Sun revealed that greeting cards and photo frames are some of the best dollar store buys.

This article originally appeared on The sun and has been reproduced here with permission.

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