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You Probably Didn't Realize Aldi Cashiers Are Timed And Scored
Did you know that Aldi cashiers have a reason other than efficiency to get you through the checkout line as quickly as possible? According to a Reddit thread, Aldi cashiers are timed and scored on just about everything they do.
According to the Reddit thread posted by an Aldi employee, although this is unverified, "Cashiers are timed for time BETWEEN customers, How long DURING each individual customer, AND whether or not you 'pre dipped' your card in the pos machine." One commenter replied to the thread, saying, "I'm a loyal shopper and always make sure to say thank you and be kind to the employees."
The original post also explains that although cashiers are required to go slower if asked, this can affect their "percentage," — an internal ranking and grading system. "they create a VERY high-stress environment for the employees," it says, as cashiers are sometimes expected to ring up as many as 1200 items an hour.