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|Canadian HR Reporter|Last Updated: 12/21/2018
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An unhappy employee took advantage of his employer’s intercom system recently to announce his resignation. Credit: VectorPot (Shutterstock)

Message received, loud and clear

GRANDE PRAIRIE, MAN. — An unhappy employee took advantage of his employer’s intercom system recently to announce his resignation. After handing in his resignation letter at a Walmart in Grande Prairie, Man., Jackson Racicot used the intercom system to tell people “Nobody should work here, ever.” He went on to complain about how he was treated on the job, including “the bullshit,” “bogus writeups,” and his assistant manager calling him “a waste of time.” Racicot posted a video of his announcement on Facebook (which has now been seen 625,000 times) to raise awareness about how people are treated at giant corporations like Walmart, and so people would boycott the chain, according to the Toronto Star: “Don’t be treating your employees as if you own them.”

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