Costco employees reveal 8 rumors about the members-only warehouse chain that aren't true

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Costco's members all know that the warehouse chain has a few quirks.

But sometimes, confusion around those policies can lead to popular myths.

Business Insider reached out to several employees to share myths they've heard about their employer.

From overly inflated starting wages to misperceptions around warehouse policies, here are the biggest rumors about Costco that aren't true.

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Costco is a chain with plenty of quirks, from its popular food court to its penchant for surprise buys. As a result, the members-only warehouse chain has developed an almost cult-like following. But consumers' fascination with Costco has also led to a number of misconceptions about the chain spreading around. Costco did not immediately respond to Business Insider's request for comment on this story. Business Insider asked several current Costco employees to share popular rumors they hear about their employer that simply aren't true. Some center around working at the warehouses, while others are confused interpretations of store policies or even outright myths. Here's what they had to say:
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