Trader Joes Sucks

January 8, 2007 · 103 comments

in Rants

So it has been a while since my last post, but that is all right since I have been saving up the rage.

On December 6, 2006 I went to the Trader joes in La Grange Illinois and spent $69.90 in my standard bi-weekly grocery shopping extravaganza.

Well I get home from the store unload my bags and load up the fridge. A Few hrs go by and I prepare to make some lunch. I check the date on an overpriced item I just bought called “Shredded BBQ Chicken” The use or freeze by date was 12-2-06… 4 days before I bought the shit.

After this I look at my other items and find Brussels sprouts, and some muffins I bought were already past their expiration date.

Well there are a few reasons why I am angry… the first is because I did not check the dates on the shit I just bought, the second is the fact that I need to check the dates on everything I buy, because the store is so poorly run that they have expired items on their fucking shelves.

Being a nerd, I go to the Trader Joes website, and write in a comment to them regarding my purchase and my unhappy experience at their store. A month has gone by and those assfucks have yet to write back or refund my money, making me have to use this fine website to voice my opinion.

FUCK YOU TRADER JOES. You assholes owe me $10.47 for the expired grocery items that you sold me.

You need to learn what customer service means, and you should actually reply to complaints sent into your website. Fuck you, I am shopping at Wild Oats, a true health food store.

{ 3 comments… read them below or add one }

1 TJ Sux 06.22.13 at 6:05 pm

@ Jason

I agree with you that Trader Joe’s has a 100% refund policy, and there is a TON of paperwork that Full-Timers go through concerning various happenings in their store, however, I do take offense to your comment that part timers aren’t “privy to the things that go on behind the Captains desk.” You are only a supervisor and don’t know what your, Captain and Mate(s) are doing without telling you. You, my friend, are also not “privy” to many things that go on behind the Captains desk.
At my store both PT&FT crew members used the front desk as a social networking station and wouldn’t get their work done because they were too busy talking amongst themselves, making personal phone calls, and spending time on Twitter or Facebook. Studies have been done that prove that the average employee spends 2.5 hours on social network sites while at work. Please, if you don’t believe the comments on here go on http://www.glassdoor.com and see what PT&FT crew past and present are saying about the company.

2 Rudy 09.08.13 at 5:29 pm

Their entrees are awful.
I feel like I’m the only person in the store who wouldn’t support a life term for President Obama.

3 Seriously? 12.30.13 at 9:51 am

Perhaps your TJ’s sucks, I can only speak to the ones I’ve been to… Amazing help, service, produce, food, perishable and long-term storage, their quality far exceeds the GMO-haven of Whole Foods. This blogs blows me away, TJ’s is amazing, the people are awesome, and if you don’t like friendly interactive people, go somewhere else! People complain about the stupidest things here… People here saying go to American Grocery stores, go get your poison… Well Frankly, I prefer to eat food that is safe, and not packed with poison.

People complain all the time about being a wage slave, but I encourage you to go see the complaints at Kroger’s, Marsh, or some of the big box stores. Compare stories, see if you are alone in your struggles… It’s a tough job, and the things described here happen everywhere. So to put it all on Trader Joe’s is to continue the local blame game instead of getting to the real causes of this f’ed up system we live under…

The fact is, everything I read here happens at other grocery stores, and I am just not seeing anything of value on this blog. Just a bunch of complaining about a great company, that has better wages than most grocery stores, aside from maybe “Whole Paycheck” Foods which is a traitor to the clean food movement.

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