Is Trader Joe's totally overrated? | The Tylt

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Are you a fan of Trader Joe's? BuzzFeed once called it "the greatest grocery store that ever was." Loyalists rave about TJ's high-quality bargains, cheap booze, friendly staff, and that cookie butter! But critics knock the chain for excessive packaging, mediocre produce, nosy team members (who may be fired if they don't smile enough) and processed, unhealthy offerings (that cookie butter is chock-full of palm oil). Does Trader Joe's live up to the hype? Vote below!

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The chain has a devoted bevy of hard-core loyalists, and has long had a solid reputation for taking good care of its employees. 

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But a recent New York Times report suggests there's trouble in Trader's paradise, saying team members have been fired for not smiling genuinely enough:

“The environment in this job is toxic, but they’re trying to create this whole false idea that everything is cheery and bubbly. I think they want us to be not real people.”


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You had us at vegan cinnamon rolls, Trader Joe's.

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Trader's is famous for a warm and positive staff, but those "friendly" team members can cross the line into oversharing and creepy. Some of us don't want to share our life story in the checkout line.

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But that aisle of chocolate treats is like a walk through nirvana.

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Is Trader Joe's totally overrated?
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#TraderJoesRules
#TraderJoesSucks