Walmart employee alleges firing over viral TikTok video

An employee's candid video of a 13-hour shift goes viral, leads to termination from Walmart

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A Walmart employee in Florida is claiming that she was fired from her job after she created a TikTok video showcasing her day at work, which went viral. In the video, which has been viewed over 290,000 times, the worker takes viewers through a 13-hour shift during ‘inventory day’ when she and her coworkers go back and forth between shelves on the floor and the stockroom. The employee, named Steph, mentions that it’s the worst inventory she’s ever done in 20 years of working at Walmart, and that she’s working on 3.5 hours of sleep, having worked 17 hours the previous day.

Though the former employee did not specify what about the TikTok led to her being fired, she mentioned in a later TikTok that the President of Walmart had reportedly viewed her videos. Some viewers of the video warned of the potential implications of using social media in the workplace. The former employee confirmed through other videos that she was at the company for 16 years and is currently filing for unemployment. This incident highlights the potential consequences of sharing information about a workplace on social media, as company policies may prohibit it, and it could lead to termination of employment.

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