MELBOURNE, AUSTRALIA - AUGUST 04: A general view of Costco signage in Docklands on August 04, 2020 in Melbourne, Australia.  Retail stores across Melbourne will close to customers as further stage 4 lockdown restrictions are implemented in response to Victoria's ongoing COVID-19 outbreak. The new rules, which come into effect at 11:59 on Wednesday 5 August, will see the majority of retail businesses like clothing, furniture, electrical and department stores will be closed to the public for the duration of the stage 4 restrictions. Businesses will be able to operate click and collect services with social distancing and contactless payments. Supermarkets, grocery stores, bottle shops, pharmacies, petrol stations, banks, news agencies and post offices will remain open during the lockdown. Melbourne residents are subject to a curfew from 8pm to 5am, must stay within a 5km radius of their homes along with limits on hours of exercise, while all students will return to home learning and childcare centres will close. (Photo by Daniel Pockett/Getty Images)
The Freezer Aisle Mistake That Constantly Irritates Costco Employees
By Chase Shustack
With an enormous amount of people coming in and out of Costco stores every day, it's no wonder that employees may find themselves cleaning up messes or dealing with unpleasant situations more often than they'd like. However, one peculiar mistake that some customers make gets under the skin of Costco employees without fail.
While customers leaving items in the wrong place happens at every store, some Costco customers change their minds about frozen items and leave them in areas with no refrigerators. According to Costco employee Tess Robison, some refrigerated or frozen items are spoiled by the time employees find them, as customers usually leave them in well-hidden spots.
Such behavior is particularly annoying, as Costco has a "go-back cart" for products shoppers no longer want to buy so that employees can return them to their original spots. Plus, searching for these items costs time and money, as employees, who have more important things to do, end up desperately looking for misplaced frozen items to keep them from going bad.