Most of us have had at least one poor working experience in our lives, and the day we were able to leave that experience behind inevitably gave us a lot of relief.
And if we’re really honest with ourselves, we may have daydreamed once or twice about quitting with a lot of fanfare.
For one young woman, she decided to call it quits in the loudest way possible: via the intercom in her department at Walmart, recorded and posted to TikTok.
You can watch her resignation video here:
Finally quit my toxic job that was making me absolutely miserable for a year and seven months. Fuck Walmart. pic.twitter.com/CHtXASwVDy
— shana (@shanaquiapo) October 31, 2020
A Walmart customer also caught part of the employee’s speech over the intercom from her position in the store, and it appeared to be quite entertaining to some of the customers.
this is the real one https://t.co/Dttz7yG4r7
— chyna (@chyynaa__) November 2, 2020
As it turns out, the female employee, identified as Shana Ragland, had quite the laundry list to cover in her resignation, and it was a “dirty laundry” list at that.
Ragland called out not only poor managerial skills but also racist and sexist traits.
“Attention all Walmart shoppers, associates, and managers. My name is Shana from Cap 2, and I just want to come on here and say Henry is a racist, stinky prick. Giovanna is racist. Elias is a prick of a manager.”
“This company fires Black associates for no reason. This company treats their employees like s**t, especially Cap 2.”
According to Ragland, racism wasn’t the only problem at the store.
“And Jimmy from Sporting Goods, Joseph the cashier, Larry from the Garden Center: You are all perverts, and I hope you don’t talk to your daughters the way you talk to me.”
Ragland signed off:
“F**k the managers, f**k this company, f**k this position, and f**k that big, lazy b***h, Chris Price. I f**king quit.”
Though Ragland undeniably had a lot to critique in her workplace, her calling out was met with mixed reactions.
Some were proud of and grateful for Ragland’s video.
I worked for Walmart for four years as Cap 2 and Cap 1.
Management would hire people that would quit within two months and wouldnt hire anyone for three or four months and run skeleton crews into the dirt. Its backwoods backwards there.
Wouldnt work there again.
— Ron (@Ethanolfuel1) November 1, 2020
I’ve worked at 2 Walmart (not hers). I’ve had friends who has worked at others. Myself and friends felt the awfulness of management allowing it. Maybe some Walmart’s are different, but if GM aren’t backing you, and nationwide people claim issues, than I believe there is an issue.
— leslie black (@leslieb1984) November 3, 2020
Not all heroes wear capes… Most of them are underpaid, discriminated and oppressed.
Thank you for standing tall and represent!
— ~kadecome; (@kadecome) November 2, 2020
Others were concerned at Ragland’s ability to be hired elsewhere after this.
Very professional 👏 this is a good way not to get hired again 👏👏
— SomerGuy123 (@Guy123Somer) November 2, 2020
He meant “hired again” anywhere, not just [back at] Walmart.
Whether she’s right or wrong in her allegations, she just gave potential employers a display and confirmation of a temperament, of which interviewers wouldn’t know, nor legally be able to ask of her during interviews.
— Wendell L. Thornhill (@iCreativeArtist) November 2, 2020
Had you considered that since this went viral; the employer for the career you want might see this & remember how you exited the previous position? While it may have felt good in the moment; it was actually quite unprofessional of you making you no better than those you spoke of
— Scotsman (@SirScotsman) November 2, 2020
A few said all of these complaints needed to be verified before applauding Ragland.
Allegations need looked into for sure, but for now it's just baseless assertions that anyone (including someone who wasn't a good worker) could make who is mad at the company. If it's true Walmart needs to act – if it's not true and she is slandering ppl – they should sue her.
— SignOfTheTimes (@SinHurtsUs) November 1, 2020
It’s only slander if it can be proven to be untrue. I have a feeling if she had those issues other people there have had similar experiences. If not there, I am sure she could find other employees that have experienced harassment. Slander case is never happening.
— Kris Mallory (@WLKKris) November 3, 2020
It surely felt really, really good to Shana Ragland to call out her workplace and leave on such a heated note.
That said, some Twitter users might be up to something when they said some investigating needed to be done to avoid slipping into slanderous territory.