In a viral TikTok, a convenience store worker said they don’t chase after customers who steal when they are on a break, sparking controversy over the safety of workers stopping shoplifters and corporate expectations of minimum wage workers.
The viral video, which has over 479,600 views and was posted by TikToker Petter (@stresseddepressed01), shows the worker walking around his job in uniform pretending to see someone stealing and letting them go.
“Me noticing someone in the store stealing on my 14th self given smoke break,” the TikToker wrote in text over the video.
“If you want it, take it,” a song plays in the background.
“Thats on working minimum wage,” the TikToker captioned the video.
Thats on working minimum wage