It’s been a few years since I worked at Walmart. Wasn’t the most pleasant time in my life, but it was better to have weird brainwashed job than have no job. So I tried to stick it out.
I made it about 8 months I think.
While I was working at Walmart, I had a few experiences I didn’t count on.
What I noticed while working at Walmart:
There are a lot of people willing to get an employee fired so they can sue Walmart. Even the other employees. Once when I was pulling a pallet stacked about 7 feet high, a lady stepped in front of me and just stood there, and every time I tried to get her attention she would turn away from me. I noticed a weird tugging, which I assumed was another employee pushing (sometimes if someone has a heavy load, the person pulling a pallet behind them will extend body weight to help push). So I lowered the jack to walk around and tell him to hold up. I get back there and there was a customer trying to pull my stacked pallet down onto herself.
There are way too many cooks in the kitchen
If the highest up manager tells you to do something, all of the managers down the line will try and get you to do something else. This will get you in trouble, not the trickle down managers. If you work harder and get both things solved, the higher manager knows which manager was in charge of that extra duty and gives them credit for it. Not you.
Insurance used to be great back then. People I know that are there now say it is bad. Very bad.
Like all retail…. All managers get every holiday off not the employees.
Managers try to project the image that they are doing well. So they show up with big gold necklaces, break themselves with some extravagant car they can’t afford to finance. Yeah nice Mercedes. Or Lexus or whatever. You can always tell which managers make the least and which make the most by the amount of jewelery they wear to work.
one thing for sure, Walmart does a great job on celebrating. but it is humdrum and you get treated like you are in the food line at the shelter. With a smile.
Yes the cashiers get treated like thieves. Cameras everywhere. but truth is, there was a need for the cameras.
The great creators
For some reason Walmart managers tell their employees that walmart made everything.They mention it once. then a week or so later they will mention it again. it’s always something different. Fishing lures, trailer hitches blah blah.
Don’t talk to the old ones
Don’t talk to the employees who have been there the longest. They are the ones who convince everyone else to quit. There is a reason why they have been there the longest.
Don’t park up front
Park far away from the doors but in view of the Walmart invented security cameras. Park too close up front ands you will come back to your car looking dimply like an orange.