I’m making my own little series of helpful tips and
tricks that I have picked up through working for certain retailers, having
friends who did/do work for said retailers, or from lifting experience. And
this one covers Old Navy.
there are always SAs near the doors. Always. Trust me, even if
you don’t think you see anybody, they are always nearby. This is because it is
mandatory for them to run up and check on you and customer service you to death
if they hear the towers beep. So just be wary of that.
there are also always LP associates in the store. The LP manager
is in almost every day. They keep track of this stuff. So be wary as well. They
will be acting as any other employee would.
avoid leaving evidence in the changerooms. SA is required to go
in after you are done and check for hangers, tags, etc. If they find something,
there is a possibility of being caught.
the policy is that you are not to chase after any lifters, but
my own manager assured us that ‘it would be better if we did’. So a technical
no chase policy is in place.
Old Navy employs over 100 seasonal SAs. And the majority are teenagers who
were trained in two hours and shoved onto the sales floor with no idea what to
do. They will not notice or really care if you are subtly lifting.
there are a
million holiday shoppers, so keep eye out for them, but in my experience they
have helped more than hindered me. You can almost always find a quiet spot to
stuff your bag while the large woman looking at blouses blocks your dirty
the store is an
absolute disaster zone, so a few extra hangers, tags, even hardtags and clips
will not be noticed or cared about if they are found after the store closes. We
just assume it is from merch that fell off.