According to reports, lately some Whole Foods workers have been driven to tears by the job.
The company’s new “order-to-shelf” inventory system is to blame, since it causes stores to run out of products and there’s nothing employees can do.
Managers are now grading employees with “scorecards,” judging them on things like how they stocked a shelf, or managed the storage area, plus employees are subjected to quizzes on best-selling items, sales goals and more. Each employee is then scored on a number system and if they get below an 89.9 they could be fired.
“I wake up in the middle of the night from nightmares about maps and inventory,” an employee tells Business Insider. “The stress has created such a tense working environment. Seeing someone cry at work is becoming normal.”