I received a message via facebook about a woman’s husband who had worked for WalMart. I asked for permission to blog it and she and her husband granted me permission. Thanks to you both for letting me blog your story. Without further ado,…….
Just thought I'd share a little something with you. I don't know if you recall (from a forum we went to) but my husband worked at Wal-Mart back then. And he worked at the Muscle Shoals Walmart up until about a year ago. He was a department manager and did great with the managers who he hired in with, even though he was underpaid and not appreciated. Then when they had management turnover, life became hell for him. He was written up for things that happened when he wasn't there, his help was constantly pulled. I could go on and on. The job went from bad to unbearable. He felt like they were trying to force him to quit. Most likely due to the company decision to combine two departments (frozen and dairy) and they had dept mgrs for both. Also, I believe they may have been talking about phasing out dept mgrs. One needed to be gone, regardless. In the end, they kept hunting for fault and fired him.
He had already applied for a job at Publix when he was fired. After being out of work for about 8 weeks, Publix in Athens called him for an interview. He was upfront about being fired from wm. They don't think too highly of WM's policies. He was hired on part-time but is getting full-time hours. As a part time stocker, he is making more an hour than he did as a dept mgr at wm. He is in line for full time and stands a great chance to move up with Publix and will be transferring to Florence Publix when the time comes. He is a much happier man now! Even though he gets up about 1:30am to get awake and be on the job in Athen's at 4. He is looking at the big picture. With Walmart, there was no 'big picture'.
Good luck and look forward to seeing him at the new Florence Publix. And thank you again for letting me share. Here is a link to a video on WalMart