That "Whole Paycheck" nickname is pretty accurate
"I was in professional purchasing and purchasing management in the 'ripoff aisle': Whole Body. That section had a lot of fun stuff you may or may not need. But a select group of people found it beneficial."
Employees are treated like experts on everything
"At any other grocery store, you wouldn't have in-depth conversations with customers because you don't have the same training to speak knowledgeably about the store's products. People had those conversations with me because they looked at me as a true expert. You have that credibility because you work for Whole Foods."
Not all of the stuff Whole Foods sells is top-notch
"There was a brand of supplements -- which I won't name -- that was $70-$80 for about 80 pills. And if you look at the percentage of nutrients in these multivitamins, the daily value was, like, 1% calcium. I'm not exaggerating. And the company's argument would've been that the vitamins were food-based so they would absorb better in the body. All of the vitamins have claims that can't be substantiated by science, and you're required to sell things that way -- you're not allowed to say that a vitamin would work."