melody-heald

Melody Heald


Melody Heald is a culture writer. Her work can be found in Glitter Magazine, BUST Magazine, and more.

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man speaking in front of dark gray wall and cream colored ceiling (l) Papa John's Pizza building with sign (c) 2 liter of Dr. Pepper soda and cup full of ice on wooden table (r)

‘We forget the sodas ALLLLLLL the time & do this more than you know’: Papa John’s delivery driver buys the 2-liter Dr. Pepper he forgot at gas station

'Oldest trick in the book...'

On Sep 30, 2022 by Melody Heald

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‘This should be illegal’: Entire baseball team showing up at Chipotle sends customer into a fit of rage, sparking debate

'That’s why you order online.'

On Sep 29, 2022 by Melody Heald

Walmart worker speaking pointing to camera caption 'When your job thought you'd choose employment over going to Mexico in December' (l) Walmart interior checkout with sign 'Walmart' (c) Walmart worker laughing caption 'When your job thought you'd choose employment over going to Mexico in December' (r)

‘This is why I have a new job every year’: Worker threatens to quit after Walmart refuses to let him take time off for vacation

'I left my job for a whole month and a half one time.'

On Sep 28, 2022 by Melody Heald

server in back with hand on food on rack speaking caption 'POV you're my boss & I'm explaining why these orders are leftover' (l) server in back with hand on food on rack speaking caption 'POV you're my boss & I'm explaining why these orders are leftover' (c) server in back with hand on food on rack speaking caption 'POV you're my boss & I'm explaining why these orders are leftover' (r)

‘Can’t tell you how many times people call or order from the wrong location’: Restaurant worker reveals why DoorDash orders don’t get delivered

'My husband tried to pick up papa Johns at dominoes once.'

On Sep 27, 2022 by Melody Heald

woman in bedroom holding up tank top (l) woman speaking in bedroom with hand on jeans (c) woman speaking in bedroom wearing jeans and tank top (r)

‘F*ck your dress code. We work at a grocery store’: Supermarket worker breaks dress code on last day before quitting

'Who cares if there's holes in my jeans?'

On Sep 27, 2022 by Melody Heald

man shows secret jcpenny loss prevention room tiktok

‘Y’all want to see something cool not many people know about?’: Former JCPenney employee reveals secret surveillance room

'There's binoculars still in there from the early '80s.'

On Sep 26, 2022 by Melody Heald

employee gives customer dollar, customer said she was rushing her tiktok

‘If you ever wonder why a cashier is rude to you its because this is what we deal with every day’: Cashier tells customer she doesn’t need 8 cents in change, customer calls her impatient

'Give me back my dollar, b*tch. You owe me 8 cents.'

On Sep 26, 2022 by Melody Heald

Man speaking in car hand out (l) man speaking in car holding Dunkin' bag (c) man speaking in car (r)

‘He really had the AUDACITY’: Customer claims Dunkin’ worker scammed him out of $2, wouldn’t give him a receipt

'MAN HAVE I BEEN GETTING SCAMMED THIS WHOLE TIME.'

On Sep 25, 2022 by Melody Heald

woman speaking hand on her forehead (l) woman speaking hand in hair caption 'In corporate America' (c) woman speaking hand out (r)

‘Everyone is figuring it out as they go’: Former corporate worker claims most jobs have no formal training process

'Just entered my first job, and I was mind blown at how unprofessional and unorganized everything is.'

On Sep 25, 2022 by Melody Heald

woman gently reminds people it's performance review season tiktok

‘Don’t you dare give yourself a 3’: Leadership coach urges workers to give themselves all 5s on performance reviews—because the ‘whole system is bullsh*t’

'All I was doing was selling myself short. Realized my male counterpart never was.'

On Sep 24, 2022 by Melody Heald

woman orders 20 shots of espresso everyday at starbucks tiktok

‘And I thought a quad shot was too much’: Starbucks barista claims customer orders 20 shots of espresso every day

'Now that's a lot of espresso.'

On Sep 24, 2022 by Melody Heald

woman with hand covering face in tan room caption 'When the job is incredibly stressful, doesn't pay well, and barely allows you to take PTO but it's fully remote' (l) woman with hand covering nose in tan room caption 'When the job is incredibly stressful, doesn't pay well, and barely allows you to take PTO but it's fully remote' (c) woman with hand covering face in tan room caption 'When the job is incredibly stressful, doesn't pay well, and barely allows you to take PTO but it's fully remote' (r)

‘When the job is incredibly stressful, doesn’t pay well, and barely allows you to take PTO but it’s fully remote’: Worker’s video about sacrifices she makes for a remote job sparks debate

'When it’s remote, almost every day can feel like PTO.'

On Sep 24, 2022 by Melody Heald

Taco Bell worker speaking in car caption 'Are you depressed cus you're 24 and still working at Taco Bell? Cus like what are you doing with your life? I'd be depressed too' (l) Taco Bell worker at window taking orders (c) Taco Bell worker speaking in car caption 'Are you depressed cus you're 24 and still working at Taco Bell? Cus like what are you doing with your life? I'd be depressed too' (r)

‘I enjoy my job. I like it’: 24-year-old Taco Bell worker called out for being too old, sparking debate

'What are you doing with your life?'

On Sep 23, 2022 by Melody Heald

express lane 15 items or fewer lane (l) young woman in H E B shirt (r)

‘Girl, you know you’re not supposed to be here’: H-E-B worker calls out customer for wanting to use the express lane while having more than 15 items

'It literally defeats the whole purpose [of the lane]!'

On Sep 22, 2022 by Melody Heald

Target employees standing in parking lot next to cart worker rubbing her hands together caption 'when a guest arrives but didn't let us know they were on their way' (l) Target parking lot with car pulled up to curbside pickup, next to cart with bags (c) Target employees standing arms out in parking lot next to empty cart together caption 'when a guest arrives but didn't let us know they were on their way' (r)

‘I hope you’re hungry for nothing’: Target worker shares PSA to drive-up customers

'Expecting us to houdini their order.'

On Sep 22, 2022 by Melody Heald