‘Please be kind this weekend:’ Cincinnati Kroger manager’s post goes viral
CINCINNATI (WXIX) - A Kroger store manager’s Reddit post asking customers to be kind to employees over the holiday weekend went viral on Saturday.
In the post, the Cincinnati manager acknowledged issues some stores are experiencing across the U.S., such as rising prices, staff shortages, lack of products on the shelf and longer lines.
While shoppers may be frustrated this season, the manager emphasized the importance of being kind to store employees.
“None of these things are controlled at the store level,” the post says. “Screaming at the 16-year-old girl trying to do her best at what’s probably her first job does absolutely nothing to fix any of that and it only makes you an a**h***.”
Over 1.2 thousand people upvoted the thread on Reddit, and more than 200 people commented.
“It never ceases to amaze me that a holiday about being thankful for what you have [can bring] out the worst in some people,” one person said.
At the end of the post, the manager listed Kroger Co. Corporate Headquarters’ phone number for customers to call.
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