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August 18, 2016 - Nergal

Question about paid items

I’m a cart attendant and I find all sorts of shit in carts from starbucks cups to diapers, to purses, to unopened food. Now, because I hate seeing perfectly good food go to waste I sometimes eat the said items whether it be a soda or chocolate bar. So my question is, can I get into any sort of trouble? I mean the item is paid for. If I turn in any food items, they all just end up as toss and basically end up as waste which shouldn’t happen. Now keep in mind they ARE paid for and no one ever comes back to claim small food items like that.


You’re probably thinking what a theif you are. I can assure you that’s not the case. I have found wallets, phones, tablets, cash inside carts and I always turn them in because I believe that if I were to accidentally lose my phone that someone honest would return it. Believe me if I wanted to I could have made of with at least $1000+ in electronics. I was never told that I had to turn in food items, so in the case it’s brought up, I’ll just plead ignorance.


Employee Experience / TargetSucks


  • Silverfox says:

    A left behind is a left behind. If they dont come back, stick it back onto the shelf.

    • TargetSucks says:

      Store policy doesn't trump the law. If it's outdoors on property not owned by the store, the local laws determine whether the property is determined as abandoned and ownerless or not.

  • MrSharkNasty says:

    Shopping carts belong to Target! In most cases the Parking Lot is still the property of Target! The items found have been paid for and technically abandoned, however most ethical business have a lost and found for such items. I'm certain Target could go after you for theft if you did not bring it to the lost and found or notify the appropriate person of the situation.


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