A Reddit post from a Goodwill employee will have you second guessing shopping at the thrift store chain from now on.
And while Goodwill is a popular store for many people looking for a bargain, several employees have sparked anger online after uncovering a dark secret occurring in the store that no one ever knew about before.
Multiple staff have complained online about the poor working conditions they are forced to endure. And one individual described an incredibly frightening story that made many people concerned.
The original post has gathered over 81,000 upvotes with thousands of replies from people in many different professions revealing juicy secrets about their jobs.
This Goodwill employee revealed a horribly disgusting secret about how the stores handle the donations given to them.
“At Goodwill, we don’t clean anything that we sell, and we get some really gross stuff that touches everything else,” they revealed. “So next time you buy something from Goodwill, wash it well.”
And surprisingly, this isn’t the only employee making this kind of claim. Another former employee also confirmed these accusations saying: “I used To work At Goodwill, you are 200% correct.”
More disgusted reactions from folks online via AWM:
“Even before COVID, I’d always feel so gross after leaving there, I’d wash my hands immediately.”
“Sorry to ruin everyone’s day, but the last time I was at a thrift store, I found some sweet yoga pants… but the crotch was crusty.”
“Oh god! You reminded me! Why! So I thought everything was washed before. Once tried on pants. It was only after that I realized that the owner DID NOT WEAR UNDERWEAR! It was disgusting. Either they wore the pants for a week straight, or they really need to visit a doctor.”
“Goodwill? I wash any and all clothes that I buy before I ever wear them. Warehouses and people are nasty. Goodwill is just normal in this regard.”
“Washing twice makes it nice. Most times, you have to anyway because the water from the first load… you’ll see when you try it.”
“I mean yeah, you should wash any clothes you buy before you wear it. Doesn’t matter if it’s from Goodwill or the most expensive clothing store on the face of the earth; assume it’s come into contact with something or someone nasty and or disgusting and wash it.”
“I have a friend who volunteered at a Goodwill for a year. She said that she had never seen so much cleaning being done ever. Thanks to the elderly ladies that also volunteered there. Everything was squeaky clean at all times.”