Goodwill is a popular destination for thrift shoppers. Many people have found wonderful things at this shop. However, Goodwill employees recently sparked fury on the internet after revealing a secret occurring inside the store that no one was aware of.

On Reddit, staff at the store are beginning to speak out about the terrible conditions they endure while working. According to these employees, they are forced to survive while on the job. Workers from Hobby Lobby and Chick-fil-A recounted awful working experiences on Reddit, but this individual described a frightening tale of their employment at a Goodwill. People can’t help but be concerned for them, of course.

This story first appeared on the Internet at the end of August 2020. Months passed, and it became increasingly viral until it had more than 81,000 upvotes.

What the Goodwill employee revealed will make you reconsider whether or not you want to shop at the thrift store chain again. Those who are concerned about COVID-19 infection should avoid the aisles and everyone with a germ phobia should avoid the premises entirely.

Why? According to the Goodwill employee, no one cleans anything at their location, according to a statement that she made.

The worker said: “At Goodwill, we don’t clean anything that we sell, and we get some really gross stuff that touches everything else. So next time you buy something from Goodwill, wash it well.” But this is not the only employee who has these unsanitary claims inside the store. Another former employee also confirmed these accusations saying: “I used To work At Goodwill, you are 200% correct.”

“Even before COVID, I’d always feel so gross after leaving there, I’d wash my hands immediately,” wrote a disturbed shopper

However, it appeared that Reddit users were not surprised by this news. One person wrote, “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. ” Another person also shared an experience writing, “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. ”

Others, on the other hand, shared their strategies for dealing with Goodwill purchases and taking care of them. A shopper said, “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.” Another person suggested: “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.”

Many people stated that they never put anything from Goodwill or any other thrift store on without first washing it. A person wrote “I mean yeah, you should wash any clothes you buy before you wear them. 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.”

Despite their veracity, a volunteer at Goodwill stated that there is a lot of cleaning conducted. “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.”

What are your thoughts on these allegations? Is it still wise to shop at Goodwill now that the employees have spoken out?