I’ve written a lot of good things about Costco in this blog. The CEO has implemented some of John Wooden’s management strategies, and it shows. I’m thankful.
But Costco isn’t all rosy. Here are a few examples.
Signs at check-out lanes tell customers to leave heavy items in the cart, but then management makes the cashiers transfer every single heavy item (some items weighing as much as the cashier!) into a different cart, and often these items are just inches off of the floor. They’d rather see employees injured than lose some revenue from some items that slip by not paid for?
The love of $money$ is alive and well at Costco. Look at this:
Here is a photo of their male castration/breast cancer producing bun heater. I used to enjoy the inexpensive Polish dogs with sauerkraut, onion, red pepper flakes and gourmet mustard until I noticed this.
They heat the buns in the bun heater right in the plastic bags, and they can’t claim ignorance because the truth about bisphenol A is widely known.
BPA contamination doesn’t get much worse than this: buns in soft BPA-plastic + heat + time.
Here is the truth about what they’re doing from one of my BPA posts at ToBeFree:
Bisphenol A is found in most plastic food containers today. Not only is it found in plastic containers, but also in the lining of most cans. BPA is essentially a synthetic estrogen that enters the body when one consumes food or beverages out of plastic or plastic-lined containers. This is not only harmful to the male reproductive system, but has been found to also stimulate breast cancer growth in women. Knowing this, it should be of no surprise that the sperm count of the average Western male is on a steady decline as many males are becoming more and more feminine. What most people don’t know is that Bisphenol A was actually considered as the form of estrogen to be used in estrogen pills going back to the 1930s.
Toxic BPA is present in virtually all canned foods and beverages – and the levels are even higher than in plastic bottles. BPA has been linked to an increase in the risk of cancer, diabetes, and heart disease