Julia Roberts Goad
For the Floyd County Times
PIKEVILLE, Ky. — A video from Pikeville has had hundreds of thousands of hits, embarrassing the world’s largest retailer, Walmart.
The profanity-laced video shows employees throwing iPads in the air and slamming them on the ground. And then they give a message to Walmart shoppers.
“I hope nobody buys that one,” a Walmart employee says after one of the Apple tablet computers hits the floor.
The video turned up online via Facebook, Youtube, and consumer websites.
“We’ve seen the video of several nightshift associates destroying merchandise in the back of our store in August and, as anyone can imagine, it made us wince,” a statement from Walmart said. “We are also embarrassed. Since this unfortunate incident, we haven’t received any returns of this merchandise. We stand behind our merchandise and our associates work very hard to take proper care and handling of the products we put on our shelves.”
The retailer also says the associates seen on camera no longer work for Walmart.