It is common, in fact policy to make sure as little cashiers as possible is working at the tills. Usually i got a about 400$ worth of stuff, lots of meat etc.
When i see this lack of service, i just leave the cart and walk out. It's time Walmart started paying customers for their wait. Walmart is very overpriced junk store as it is. So i text my buddy who is working there, ask him where are all the cashiers?
He says. "right here chain-smoking outback as usual." I had to point this out to the "manager" type that sits at those podiums viewing the checkouts, without me telling her to put some cashiers on i was going to walk out again.
This is how un-attentive and uninterested management is in general, as it applies to any and all Walmarts canada stores i have ever visited. But in recent years i go there 80% less, better to go elsewhere.
Reason of review: Poor customer service.