Costco membership can go to some people’s heads, according to workers.
Business Insider reached out to 49 Costco employees to find out what they wish they could tell shoppers but can’t.
Common requests were to control your kids, hang up your phone, and help unload the cart.
But according to dozens of Costco workers who spoke with Business Insider, being a member doesn’t entitle you to do whatever you want.
Business Insider spoke to 49 Costco employees about the things they want to tell members but can’t. Some of their responses focused on obvious problems, like members being mean and inconsiderate. But some of the tips were more instructive.
Here’s what they had to say.
Have your membership card ready at the door
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“Concentrate on handing me your membership card instead of telling me a story,” a Costco employee in Minnesota told Business Insider. “I can listen to your story as I do whatever you need me to do, but I can’t do that until I have your membership card.”
Don’t trash the warehouse
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A Costco employee from Arizona told Business Insider that they wanted to tell members to stop leaving “sample cups all over the floor.” “Don’t be rude,” the employee said. “Clean after yourself.”
Put back items you’ve picked up
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“Please put back that item that you just threw there,” a Costco worker from California told Business Insider. “It doesn’t belong there.”
Eight other Costco employees also told Business Insider that they judged members who left products strewn about the store.
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