New Port Richey Supercenter #994 8745 State Road 54, FL 34655. This is a 24 hour walmart store that is loaded with many supercenter services. Including a garden center, pharmacy, auto care center, photo center, vision center, grocery department and grocery pickup and delivery. Complete with alcohol, deli and bakery. Nail salon, tax services, subway and a ton of other amenities. It is a very busy store with many customers shopping into the late night hours. It is a very complete store.
There are some negatives about this store. They have something like 20 check out lanes but never 20 check out associates to ring customers out. Many times the lines lead out of the registers area and into the departments in the stores interior. Which makes getting around the front of the store a hassle at times.
The store has customer self check outs and they are used by customers with light carts. Customers with full carts from say groceries can get quite frustrated when attempting to self check out. It requires multiple shopping carts and a lot of patience as equipment struggles to beep and blip you through the tedious process of weighing after scanning and removing items that can be too light to register on the proofing scale. I have to ask where is my discount for doing all the work? I go to the registers myself.. you do it.
This store like many walmarts in the area have a large problem with stocking eggs in the dairy coolers and not breaking them all to shit. You must open each carton and inspect them. No the first carton is never unbroken. And worst, they take all the broken egg cartons into the back room and replace the eggs with unbroken ones that are not of the same size and grade that the carton says. But you are surely charged the full jumbo carton price even if it contains 6 medium grade eggs they filled the blanks in with. Completely illegal and against federal labeling laws.. I filed a complaint with corporate walmart so the entire downlink management chain would see it, but all I got was a local excuse assistant manager who told me it’s hard to get employees to give a shit about their jobs.. Well yes it would be especially when their actions are sanctioned by store and district managers.. for reals.
This particular store has shelve stockers working 24 hours a day. They do a lot of sales and there is always a restock team working the isles with shoppers. Most of them are courteous and coexist well with the flow of potato chip seekers.. But they do tend to have very much in appropriate language as they work and converse with each other and tell their bitches to one another about company shit with little regard to customers hearing them. Not that I care a lot about it, but this area of the country has like 50% old people in it. They don’t really want to hear about the new register associate’s sweet ass or how bad you hit her vagina last week… Me, please point her out. Id hit it.
As a walmart goes it’s not all that low scale. A lot of the register associates are quite pleasant to customers and not all fake smiles and script greetings. As long as your nice to them and say please and thank you there is never an attitude to deal with. Well there was one but as walmarts go, she was just a body to cover a lunch break at register manager and she had clearly nothing more than a truck unloader demeanor. So i was very rude back to her and the other associates just kinda chuckled. There are a couple there who are very much girlfriend material. One especially sweet young gamer girl told me a perfect place to go to find a ps3 cable that walmart doesn’t carry. She told me where and said if I couldn’t find the place then to come back on saturday and find her and she will show me where it is. I found it but went back anyway and we took a drive. I think she suspected it after the fact because I was like signalling my turns before she told me to turn there. Plus we had lunch after.. so..
A lot of hispanic shoppers in this store. It’s in an area called Elfers and it is a spanish community there. Shopping is generally pleasant there. I toss out a little spanish that I know and smile a lot and they smile back. And I’ll hit the ethnic isles and ask questions about shit I don’t know about. Get some good recipes that way. They be like these beans, this spice, these tomato’s and lamb chopped like stew meat. I look at their well fed old man and they be giving me the thumbs up.. yes mame. thanks you. Nothing like a five foot round lady telling you how to cook..
I didn’t go into the alcohol segregated part of the store. They all have beer and wine permits and that is about all I buy. So I imagine the alcohol segment must be the hard stuff. Or maybe kegs and shit. I just always got too tired walking around to do the full tour. The garden center is seasonal. I don’t really understand why since in the area you can grow year round because it never snows. But they destock them and fill them with holiday stuff till like February. Never used their pharmacy or vision, tax centers. But plenty of people do so it can’t be all that bad.