Carencro Walmart employee who quit over PA system says she’s overwhelmed by support

Lafayette Parish

CLARIFICATION: The video included in this post includes accusations of sexual harassment that are currently unsubstantiated. No person has been charged with a crime, and we have also not been able to substantiate any formal complaints against any employees mentioned in this story.

CARENCRO, La. (KLFY) — Beth McGrath nervously filmed herself speaking over the PA system in what would be her last day as an employee at the Carencro Walmart.

In the now-viral 1:11 video McGrath’s face is not seen, but her painted nails and long red pigtails are as she dials up the store’s intercom system to announce her resignation, outing what she described as mistreatment by management towards her and her fellow employees.

“Attention Walmart shoppers and associates, my name is Beth in electronics. I’ve been working at Walmart for almost five years and I can say that everyone who works here is overworked and underpaid.”

The video with a caption that said “On to better things” was posted online Tuesday and so far has over 4,500 shares.

Beth’s voice was clear throughout, but her message although at times laced with profanity, was even clearer: “The store’s management does not care about the employees, and especially the elderly employees.”

Now heard throughout the store, Beth alleges that when any employee complains about unfair treatment, they are told they are ‘replaceable.’

“I’m sick of all the bull—t,” she said.

In the past 24-hours, McGrath has been praised on social media for coming forward and exposing what she called the ongoing “gaslighting” that takes place at the job.

“Queen, you’re my hero,” a commenter said.

“I work at Walmart, and she is right,” another said.

On Wednesday, she returned to social media, further defending her actions and to express her gratitude.

“I am so grateful for the all support I have received in the last 24 hours.”

In the Wednesday Facebook post, McGrath said she was still ok with her decision and that she did it for herself and others who felt like they had been grossly mistreated.

“I want what’s best for them. I wanted to be their voice and my voice.”

In tears, she ends the video saying, ” Don’t be afraid to speak your piece, even if it tears you down first.”

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