Trader Joe’s Fires Employee For Non-Genuine Smile

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A former employee of a Trader Joe’s on New York’s Upper West Side claims to have been fired for failing to muster a genuine-looking smile for patrons. What do you think?

“Frankly, to see anyone genuinely enjoying their job is a bit off-putting.”

Megan Erdmann • Sand Appraiser

“I’m sure this is why most people get an acting degree before entering the service industry.”

Clark Bertucci • Warehouse Navigator


“Let this serve as a warning to all those who dare withhold lighthearted commentary on my purchases.”

Cullen Long • Hedge Shaper