The sandwich bar is a clearing house for about-to-expire food
"Some perishable food would go to places like the sandwich bar, so they could get rid of stuff that was fresh for another day or two -- like produce they couldn't sell. I thought that was genius! I don't know if they do that anymore, but they did that when I started at the company."
The customer base is... eccentric
"I was so used to crazy people coming in that it became the norm. I had conversations with customers about chemtrails at a freaking grocery store. I had people go off on religious rants about Jews to me -- and I'm Jewish, by the way. I had a guy basically admit to me that he had relations with underage people in Thailand. That's how crazy people are in there. People talk and run their mouths a lot and get too comfortable.
"A manager I know had a customer come up to him when he was stocking the shelves. All they said to him was, 'Hemorrhoids.' He knew they wanted to be pointed to the hemorrhoid cream. But all they said was, 'Hemorrhoids.' I don't think employees at a CVS would experience something like that."
Employees get discounts based on their body-fat index
"My discount was 20%, and if I signed up to get metrics done -- biometrics, body fat, blood testing -- it could've been as high as 30%." [Editor's Note: Whole Foods incentivizes employees to be in great shape by offering higher discounts for the healthiest employees.]