Dude! Has it been a month already? Beebe Arkansas! My girl Charlotte has flown the coop. Were you tired of being invisible? Here’s your chance to speak out. Click on the story’s title and weigh in. Tell us WHY, WHO, or WHAT made you leave Walmart? Sam Walton stated you do not have to leave WAL-MART to find another career. Hmm! Inquiry minds want to know WHY Charlotte left? What ruffled Charlotte’s tail feathers? Corporations try to make you feel like you are a disgruntled associate. Get out of here! You are not the first and you won’t be the last of the disgruntled associates. Why did so many associates change shifts, transferred to other stores or left the company for better pay? Do you feel you were Wrongfully Fired? Did you hold a manager position and had no people to manage? Are you being held accountable for a job management failed to explain? Did you step down from a higher position? Were you denied the position? Were you underpaid? Did you find out another associate got paid more for having fewer responsibilities? Are you one of the associates who said screw the pay it is not worth the headache? Did you get fed up with management? Were your problems ever resolve? Are you tired of the brush-off? Have you gotten any results from HR? Do you feel like you were being forced out because of your age? Do you feel you would get fired before you get the opportunity to retire? Did Walmart fail to work with your schedule? Are you being bullied on the job? Has your work environment become hostile? Do you feel you have been retaliated against? Do you feel you have been discriminated against? This is NOT A NO-DOZ commercial. Wake the hell up and pay attention! REDEMPTION TIME! If things are going sour in your work environment here are some awareness sites you can check out to keep you well informed. Learn to advocate or negotiate what you want to happen on the job. Management can hold you accountable. Time to hold management accountable and the company. Learn to advocate and know your rights. Stop being afraid. Stop running away. Don’t be quick to say “I quit.” Visit the following sites:
1.) http://www.eeoc.gov (TitleVII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964)
2.) eeo21.com (theories of discriminations)
3.) http://www.nlrb.gov. (National Labor Relation Board)
4.) http://www.ada.gov (American Disability Act, Information and Technical Assistance/laws and regulations)
5.) http://www.eeoc.gov (573-751-3325)
6.) http://www.dol.gov/whd/fmla/fmlaAmended.htm#SEC_101_Definition (United States Department of Labor-Wage and Hour Division (WHD) Family Medical Act of 1993 as Amended
7.) http://www.timslaw.com (constructive discharge)
9.) http://www.aflcio.org (Walmart)
10.) http://www.afj.org (Walmart)
11.) lawyers.com (constructive discharge: an abusive atmosphere)
Wal-mart has lost many associates to GM, Costco, US Postal Service, Hallmark and other business. Walmart invests in their investors and not their employees. Rob Walton, the now-ousted Board of Chairman, never was concern about the associate’s troubles in Walmart. As I recall my last name is not Walton. Another family member has locked down the position of Chairman of the Board. John Penner, son-in-law of the Walton, will share the nameplates along with CEO Doug McMillon. The associate’s certificates who dedicated their lives to put Walmart on the map will share a new signature. All that money Rob Walton spent on races. Another 2 Fast and Furious who crashed and burned and never got serious. Rob Walton liked his zoo zoos and wham-wham’s. You can always go to Walmart1percent.org and learn more. Just a friendly reminder to let you know in the World of Walmart you are an outsider and will never be included in their family. Walmart works for Walmart. Walmart unfair wages and unlawful labor practices should be included in the 2016 Presidential debates.
It is not as if Walmart can’t afford a pay increase of $15.00 an hour to the associates. Please go back and read Thanks For the Memory__Wordpress.com (January 5, 2015). Senator Bernie Sanders of Vermont, thank you for coming OUT OF THE SHADOWS strongly advocating the pay increase of $15.00 an hour for the people who put large corporations on the map. Visit http://www.Demos.org tag Walmart. Read Despite A Raise In Walmart, Wages & Schedules Still Aren’t Livable. Carry on and read Not Made In America: Top 10 Ways Walmart Destroys US Manufacturing. Also, read Wage Theft and Illegal Retaliation of Low Wage Employees. Visit http://www.salon.com and read Don’t Believe The Wal-Mart Hype: Here’s proof it still isn’t paying it, workers, enough. Visit http://www.aflcio.org and put in the search box Walmart. Learn about the company you work for. Who is getting all of the benefits? This is where associates fall short.
I’m sitting here admiring Charlotte’s’ beautiful card. Thank You for acknowledging me as a True Friend, Charlotte. I thought I would wait and let you burn off some steam. Girlfriend, when you left Walmart in Missouri you were HOT ABOUT IT. The greatest gift of all is to be True to yourself so you can reach out and be True to others. Some relationships last and some fade away. No matter if it was a Marathon or Sprint there was something about the person that made you want to stay. Hoping the relationship would last forever and never decay. Why do people run away? On the Flip Side Of The Chart, there are many people who don’t have a clue on how to begin. Opening one’s mouth will be the end of the beginning of establishing a new friend. Their body language is awkward and they just can’t seem to win. Developing friends and relationships in the World of Walmart is a crime and a sin. Isolation will be your destiny because you are tagged as a whistle-blower and the enemy from within. In the World of Wal-Mart, there is a disconnect without any respect when you advocate for your Human Rights. Taking on a corporate giant can turn into a messy fight. Stand up for what you believe and do not take flight. Walmart World Project Their Fears Upon You. When all is said and done this is what WAL-MART say the associates do. Who is always in the news for getting sued? Exactly! WAL-MART!
You see the word Chart, Charlotte? When something doesn’t appear quite right I begin to chart a person. I am acknowledging that a problem or problems exist. In order to find the solution to the problem, I start tracking, mapping out, or documenting. If I do not track, map out, or document the problem, I am giving POWER to the person, or persons, or entity. It will give them the power to punish and enslave me. Management and the company can be an A**Hole but it boils down to the Law. Shonda Rhimes the creator, producer/writer of Scandal, Grey’s Anatomy, and How To Get Away with Murder have a No A**hole policy. Rhimes like the fact that her crew all get along. Walmart has constantly gotten away with Murder (downright cruelty/abuse to the associates). It is sad to say the associates are commodities. Walmart is neither loyal are dedicated no matter how long we as associates serve Walmart. Stay off of FACEBOOK talking about your drawers. Puts some quality time in and learn about the LAWS. When the customers roll up to the counter they have their SMARTPHONES out. They keep Walmart ever-changing policies in their hand so they won’t get jilted. Keep the LAWS by your side so you won’t get jilted.
How is it possible to serve 15, 20, 25, or 30 years to a company and all of a sudden the company has begun to look for anything to nail you on? What is your theory on WHY you are now being treated so poorly? The associates are the engines that make the train run in Walmart World. Without the engines, Walmart would not have a World. How is it possible associates who have served the World of Walmart for all those years go from Sugar To S*** in 2:00 minutes? Nothing the associates do is right. When Walmart wants the associates to go away they are picked apart at the seams. Who made the work environment INTOLERABLE? Why have the REASONABLE people all transferred, left or gotten fired? Walmart is a company whose accountability is based on Denial. Denial of request for the associate’s needs is a major strategy to frustrate, anger, force out, transfer, or make associates quit. How many Wrongful terminations have there been at store #2857? Hmmm! Well, at least your popcorn is done. What is wrong with this picture? Walmart World is not an Inclusive World. Who holds the key? Visit Legal.com. and read the Constructive Discharge-an abusive atmosphere. Also, visit http://www.timslaw.com. Tim gives some good advice on the article on Constructive discharge. Laws vary from state to state. Don’t forget to click on the sites above.
Walmart E-commerce (online shopping) will never be able to compare to the Great White Shark__Amazon. Why? Sustainability and Consistency! Amazon has reached out to the World not just their family. If you can’t step outside the box and hire a Board of Chairman outside of the family then it tells the world you are only looking out for #1. Time to get a new dance. The Wally Cheer is out. Uptown Funk would be good. Sustainability encompasses not the ability for the Walton family to keep all the money for themselves. Sustainability encompasses the outside world. The Ecology, Politics, Technology, and Ethics. Walmart failed their Ethics course. Walmart is Global Warming deniers. They want to control the air you breathe. Freaking Fracking is destroying the planet and Walmart invested in the Keystone Pipeline. Drill baby Drill will destroy the planet. Walmart interest would be the oil and their gas station. Walmart wants to privatize education.
Walmart takes a very literal meaning of Sustainability. The 3Rs for the Walton Family is Reduce the associates. Reuse the old equipment and bypass modern technology. Recycle bad management who bullies, intimidate, harass, and threaten the associates. Sustainability includes public opinion, cultural diversity, and social change. Walmart does not want your advice nor does it wants to change. They want you to follow DIRECTIVES. The politics of Walmart is to protect their world from crumbling from the Deniability Accountability their business was built on. The Politics of sustainability is to protect and prevent environmental damages to the planet. Walmart does not own the Environment. Wal-mart specializes in Greed. Science needs to be funded so the government will not shut out new technology. No one will be beaten for using old technology. Look at the wealth modern technology will bring to our economy. Look at the wealth Walmart has brought to themselves.
Once again Walmart PROJECT their fears upon the associates. Management turns the tables and labeled the associates as bullies. As the late Gilda Radner of Saturday Night Live (SNL) would say “Isn’t that special.” Tony, are you and Tara a product of your environment? Have you been labeled as Bullies? Don’t be afraid to speak out. Who taught you this skill? You both hold a key. What members of management have you seen as a bully, other associates if you are bullies? Turn the lock. What! If word comes out the office you both will be punished. Who is out there on the floor wheeling and dealing undermining different departments? What happens when you promise you will come on your day off and the deal falls through. Punished! I can tell by the expression on the associates face when they clock in and look at their task for the night you guys probably feel punished. Make a mistake and get coached and you are punished for a year. Warning! Warning! Danger! Danger! The rotation ends in February. It’s sad to hear the associates say they may be unable to make it through the end of this shift rotation for fear of being coached or fired by Co-Manager Trez and Assistant Mgr. Dianne. It’s sad to hear the morning shift dread these 2 managers are coming back in February.
I am not afraid to say Co-Manager Trez and Assistant Manager Dianne has made this rotation a living hell (intolerable, hostile, and unfavorable). I did not break the law. That is just my opinion. Now when it comes down to the facts I will be able to back up what I said. Bring It! These 2 managers have their opinion of me. Associates get in trouble when they hold all of the animosity in and feel they can’t trust management to do what is right. Management has their favorites. HR has not jumped in. Management love painting negative pictures of their associates who bust their A** every night. I’m bringing it downtown. That’s why I’m putting this information out here so the ASSOCIATES can fight back. People ask me all the Time am I afraid of getting fired for speaking out. My reply is, “you should be afraid of imploding or exploding when all you had to do talk to someone and let them know something is seriously wrong.” You should not be AFRAID to come to your job. You should not be AFRAID of certain members of management. The crying, headaches, nervousness, drinking, pill taking, low self-esteem needs to END. AFRAID in the workplace. NO!
Walmart has their inconsistent policy and you should know your rights. I don’t want any associate running in the office saying CSM Linda said. I always think of Big Eddie saying, “get out your cell phone and let’s get to work.” Management needs to see it in print. I have never in my life seen managers who don’t want to get on a register and serve the people who pay their salary. How can you hold a management position and lack communication skill? Bottom line management doesn’t know how to talk to the associates. Management doesn’t know how to treat the associates. The associates are not second class citizens. Get Real! The associates make management look good. Stop putting so much wax on the floors and pay attention to the associates. They are the Gorilla Glue to Wal-marts. Weigh In. How do you feel?
I strongly feel the associates have been treated poorly. The associates have been shuffled around from area to area. They are working 3 to as many as 5 departments a night. Management EXPECTATION is unbelievable. It has been so understaffed. Here we are approaching Black Friday and Christmas and once again our store is not prepared. Look at management. Who in their right mind wants to do overtime for a company that will later take the associates overtime away? Who in their right mind wants to do overtime for managers who undermine the associate’s promotions? Telling the associates one thing but another associate walks away with the position that is promised. This authoritarian management needs you to be afraid. You know WHY? You will find out what management really knows. Walmart hasn’t changed. Whenever Walmart is under fire Walmart wants you to think they are making changes because they are under a microscope. Out of all the Co-managers I have seen as a teacher it would be Co-Manager Barbecue Man Himself. Co-Manager Keith. Sorry, Co- Keith I am not trying to get you shipped out of the store. I don’t view you as a Failure.
The store manager lost the associates because he never stayed in touch. Before Randall Addison arrived other members of management and the associates had taken a beating off Co-Manager Trez arriving at our store in 2007. I will not go down for slander. I like the Truth and I really despise a person lying on me and trying to set me up, my family, or my friends. If Wal-marts goes down it should not be for SLANDER nor SCANDAL. It should be the TRUTH. Some people call it transparency. I call it the BUTT-NAKED TRUTH. There are consequences for telling the TRUTH. I am able to live with myself at the end of the day. The SLANDER and SCANDAL is a slap on the wrist for Wal-mart overdue BS. Stop the SLANDER and bring the TRUTH to the table. This store is way overdue for an INTERNAL INVESTIGATION. If Home Office or HR wants to know where the problems exist or can eradicate the problems, they are more than welcome to start here at this blog and work their way through the associates. In the meantime, I will keep working on my end to continue to shine the light on store #2857.
Walmart policy changes in a blink of an eye to fending off the constant laws they break. Consistency goes out the window. Who make the policy changes? Did corporate make the policies? Did the store managers, Randall Addison dictate the policies to control management and the associates? Tara, what happens when you thought you were doing a good deed for Walmart and it went sour? Many years ago I thought I was doing a good deed by going to management with concerns of one of the CSM having some drug-related issues. That didn’t go well. I caught the worst end. The CSM got a promotion and a transfer. To all the associates around the world Weigh In. It doesn’t matter who you work for. Tara, make sure you tell HR it was Co-manager Trez who went to the floor and discuss the other members of management who received Development Needed on their Evaluations. Do not hide your key under the rug. The only manager who did not receive a Development Needed was Assistant Manager Stephanie. All the managers are locked in and cannot transfer to another store for at least 1 year because of Randall Addison. So now we understand what happens when Sh*t the fan. A member of management transferred to another store but it was not considered a store other members of management would race too. Hmm! I can’t think of her name right now. I thought of her name and it was Co-Manager Shanna. The store manager and Co-manager Trez treated this Co-Manager very poorly. She probably doesn’t care what store she transferred to. Come on! A Co-Manager left the store very angry. You are not going to make me believe HR doesn’t know WHY.
How can Randall Addison Evaluate anyone when he has ousted/town hall out from store #1802 in Topeka Kansas? Management failed to fight on the assessment. This store manager weakens, humiliated, harassed, induce fear, discriminated, retaliated and broke down the self-esteem of the associates. My theory is Randall Addison past failures strategy was to reduce the job performance of the associates/management so he could reign as a powerful person. This gives the store manager the opportunity to pick people he wanted for the job qualified or not. Only the people he can control will serve his purpose. Once management starts chipping away at your evaluations on your job performance you lose confidence. Addison sends his Crew out with crowbars, drills, hammers. The conditions of one’s mind may not be able to focus on the job due to a hostile environment. You must remember Reasonable people spirit and mind must be broken in order to diminish their self-esteem. Working conditions are very unfavorable/intolerable/hostile at store #2857.
Any behavior can be labeled Intentional unless proven otherwise Unintentional. We will not weave a Web of deceit. There is a Lock and a Key. Which key do you hold Charlotte that will set you free? Here are a few keys that may help you on your awareness journey. Don’t forget to click the sites that are highlighted. Please search the unlit sites. There is a life outside of Wal-Mart and many business owners have come into Walmart recruiting. Amazon is the Great White Shark. It will eat Walmart alive. Why do you think Walmart has the sign up saying NOW HIRING? Would it have anything to do with the way Walmart treats their associates? Would it have anything to do with the way certain members of management talk to their associates? How about the way the store manager talk to other members of management and the associates? Walmart, Big Snuffleupagus, the Behemoth towering over many businesses has violated the rights of many associates. Falling from grace to the tune of 11 billion dollars on Monday and Wednesday losing 21 billion dollars, Walmart has destroyed the Legacy of Sam Walton. Why! Pure Greed and not investing in their associates only to invest in their investors.
UnBelievable! How scripted can a person get? This is what makes a person appear not credible or not believable. CEO Doug McMillon stood in front of the cameras and LIED. CEO McMillon said, ” Clean up your house before you invite people over.” Pinesol has more fresh scents. Maybe he should try using Fabulosa You can bring people over to your house. Your house may appear to be clean. What has Walmart swept up under their rugs? What has Walmart hid up under the bed? What skeletons lie in Walmart closet? What broken toys are in Walmart’s attic? Who broke them? What has Walmart buried in their basement? Walmart needs to be held accountable. Time for the associates to clean house on a regular basis. Forget about Spring Cleaning. Visit http://www.fastcompany.com/47593/Wal-mart-you-don’t know and read Charles Fishman article. Charles Fishman has a spectacular book that is a must-read. “The Walmart Effect: How the World’s Most Powerful Company Really Works and How It’s Transforming American Economy.” Don’t forget to click on the highlighted sites
Charlotte I brought some people from the Walton family into this story so they can see how to correct the global problems at Walmart. I hope Rob Walton participate because he doesn’t appear to be willing to address the concerns of the associate nor did he answer the question on climate change. You know the associates are quite concerned about their overtime, Time Theft involved around their hours being cut, and Time took back from the company. Walmart has come up with the strategy of labeling associates as managers to avoid paying overtime pay. If you want more information read the article put out by Think Progress back in April of 2015. Visit thinkprogress.org/economy/2015/04/10/3645483/walmart-wage-theft. Workers sue Walmart For Manipulating Employee Classification To Deny Them Overtime. This potential lawsuit is taking place in Alameda County. Walmart manipulates associates all the TIME. Associates can’t be manipulated if they step outside of Walmart World and educate themselves about the company. Associates cannot be manipulated if they know their Human Rights. Send letters to US Attorney General General-Loretta Lynch, Attorney General of Missouri-Chris Koster, Claire McCaskill-senator of Missouri. Send a letter to Thomas Perez-Secretary of Labor. Get in contact with Human Rights Commission. Seek out an Employment Attorney for Advice. Contact the media. Use social media. I feel like I’m in a beauty pageant. I got the answer right.
Stop clicking on your CBL’s and really start reading the rules on overtime. Walmart has to pay you for half your shift when they call you in. Check out what the 24-hour rule if a member of management gets ahold of an associate to come in and later tell you to get off the clock. Who is stealing TIME? Shut up! Who made you kill your overtime? NO EXCUSES! Check out the latest strategy of Walmart stripping the titles off the associate’s badge. Everybody has their name badge with no specific job title. Wow! If this ain’t cross-country instead of cross training. You know longer have cashiers identified as a cashier. Stockmen are no longer identified stock-men and so forth and so on. Just your name. Every associate will be pulled in every direction to do every job. It’s what the associates have done anyway all the time. This is probably to avoid another class action lawsuit to rip the levels and pay grades away comparing a person on a level 2 getting paid more than a level 6. Everyone will be considered as equal and has to do every job. Trained or not everyone doesn’t get the same pay. Everyone isn’t treated equally. Everyone doesn’t work at the same pace. Everyone certainly doesn’t have the same set of skills. It boils down to major unproductivity, more accidents, transfers, and straight out Firing. What a scheme! Look at the name badge. You are now associates without job titles, no promotions, and kind of sorta without a store. You are now on an island and you definitely stand along. It is Walmart’s World and the people who put the Walton family on the map do not belong. In the world of Walmart Time Theft and Wage Theft are pervasive by members of management.
Let’s get acquainted with the Wal-Mart 1% The People Behind Walmart’s Empire. Visit walmart1percent.org. Click on Meet The Walmart 1% and go to Family Tree. Remember Walmart works for Walmart.
1.) Christy Walton-married into the Walton Family to the late John Walton estimated net worth 39.1 billion dollars (richest women in the world rank by FORBE)
2.) Jim Walton-estimated net worth 34.7 billion dollars
3.) Alice Walton-estimated net worth 34.4 billion dollars
4.) Rob Walton-estimated net worth 34.2 billion dollars
5.) Anne Walton Kroenke-estimated net worth of 4.8 billion dollars and her husband Stan Kroenke estimated net worth is 5.6 billion dollars. He is the owner of the Colorado Avalanche, Denver Nuggets, Colorado Rapids, Mammoth of National LaCrosse and St. Louis Rams. Stan also made part of his fortune in real-estate.
Don’t forget to google the net worth of each of these CEO. ( David Glass, Lee Scott, Mike Duke, Bill Simon, and Doug McMillon) The biggest mistake associates make is to work for a company and know nothing about the internal operation of the company. Who really reap the benefits? Who or What is destroying Walmart? Weigh In if you feel certain members of management need to be ousted? Everyone at store #2857, and across the country weigh In if you have members of management you feel needs to leave Walmart.
This would be the last Time I would hear Charlotte raspy voice passing register 21. If steam could come out of her nose and ears, Charlotte would be the upgraded model of Amtrak. Both hands were placed in her back pant pockets. Charlotte made her way over to the vending machine where she picked up a cherry coke. As she walked further down the aisle I could see that she had picked up a bag of peanuts. “Dude, it is hard being your friend. Co-Manager Therese (Trez) has put me over on the grocery side and tells me I need to redeem myself. Co-manager Trez wants to punish me. I bet she puts me over on grocery side until I get the hell out of here. What the hell did I do that I have to redeem myself? Assistant Manager “Dianne did not understand I was in cosmetics not because I wanted to be it was because of my injury.” Weigh In Charlotte and tell us the rest. Thank you, Charlotte for hanging out with me and being a real friend. You caught hell but you hung tough. Not many people would have stuck around. Don’t feel bad Charlotte.
Assistant Manager Dianne has isolated communication. The other CSM is not allowed to give me certain information. Assistant Manager Dianne calls the CSM on the phone so I will not hear any information about the walker. This is no way to build communication and team skills. When an associate is fired I am not to be told. Whatever information Assistant Mgr. Dianne wants to withhold she has her own system. Other information is relayed to me by support managers or the other CSM. Really! Just suppose no one relates any information because I am the enemy of who wants what is best for the associates. It does violate my communication rights. Dude, I’m so glad I’m gone. I got my work done faster when Co-Manager Trez and Assistant Mgr. Dianne wasn’t there. I really did struggle. The night went by slow when Co-manager Trez and Assistant Manager Dianne worked overnight. Dude! It was torture. Who in their right mind want to do overtime for those two managers. You can take a poll and I bet a lot of people feel the same way I do. The atmosphere was less stressful when Assistant Mgr. Dianne and Co-Manager Trez weren’t there. Tell Assistant Manager Seth Hello. Dude is Dianne still driving him crazy. Poor Seth! At least he ain’t a pain in the A**. He can be an A**Hole. Don’t forget to let the associates know Co-Manager Trez punishment for them was putting the associates in the can good aisle. Did Shooki ever get out that aisle? I haven’t seen Snooki.
Weigh in Sarah Q. I forgot she has defected from store #2857 and now she is at a Walmart store in Camden. Sarah Q. tell us why you left so angry? Hopefully, she will get back with us. Sarah worked on the grocery side a few times. Once you go over to the grocery side it is hard as hell to get out of there. Look at all the associates who have been asking for years to be moved.” So many associates were DENIED the right of PROMOTIONS. Even worse the associates did not appear to be informed about the different levels and pay grade. If the associates worked out of their area they were never paid. Some of the associates have suffered injuries and their job code needed to be changed. Just another Walmart strategy to break the associate down. Speaking on Sustainability the welfare of the individual is not sustained. Attorneys should be lining up outside store #2857. Really! You don’t think HR has any of this information? Get Real! Right, Teresita.
People fail to report the events because they think the corporation is too BIG. Yes, those policies that play to an audience of not doing a lot of damage and appear to be minor policy changes is really Hurricane Cleo. Further up the road, the changes here and there made on your Evaluation will later signify you can no longer do the job. Guess What? You will be out of a job later. ADVERSE ACTION. It really did seem harmless at the time and the associates will suffer the horrible consequence. Remember when Walmart brought in a CSM from Maryville but she never got the opportunity to be a front-in supervisor. Her name was Cynthia. I remember her telling me she had received several talks but she didn’t know she was being coached. She said management would pull here over on the floor and she thought they were giving her directions. Later when she was called to the office she realized the directions she was given was the direction for out the door. Management did not identify what those talks really were. Those personal discussions added up to coaching for failure and not for success. Walmart put associates under surveillance. They track, monitor, and document associates to avoid paying any benefits to the associates once they are fired. How does your work record look at the end of the day? You thought it was a harmless policy change. Redemption Time! Get Them Their Papers and line up your witnesses. It doesn’t need to be in order. It is Time for Show and Tells. Keep it Simple and organize your paperwork.
As I was writing this story something strange happen. A part of the story was snatched out. I went through every revision but it is gone. What was written has been lived and will never be forgotten. The young man who lived that part of the story remembered a quote from Co-Manager Trez who fired him at 9:15 pm on 11/15/2007 in the ad office. “Since you know your rights, you can have your meeting, but it will be harder on the outside looking in.” On 11/16/2007 this young man was reinstated by phone at 11:00 am by Market Manager, Mike Gray. This sounds like this would be a sign of REDEMPTION for this young man, his family, and friends it led to 8 years of RETRIBUTION. There are many keys to unlock this story of RETRIBUTION. Ye better know it!
I am inserting the piece of the puzzle that got snatched from the story. A young man arrives at his job around 2:00 pm on 11/15/2007. He clocks in and runs into another associate from the back room. The unloader greets the young man who works in automotive and tells him how much he is going to miss him. The unloader tells the automotive associate how much he appreciated all the support he has given the unloaders. The unloader tells the automotive associate he is sorry about him getting fired. The young man never utters a word of his firing because he did not know himself. Imagine how this could really work on a person’s nerve. This could turn a very Reasonable associate into an UNREASONABLE ASSOCIATE after waiting all that time and not having a clue why he was getting fired. The clock is ticking. The time now is 9:15 pm and the young man is called into the ad office where he is fired. For Real! Another one of Walmart nasty and dangerous labor practice. If you are going to fire an individual they should be told not to come in on their scheduled shift. Things can get quite ugly. The rest of this story is UNREAL. You just can’t make this up.
Bottom line, in order to fix a problem you must realize a problem exists. Fixing the problem you need to show concerns and want change. Rob Walton showed no concerns for the associates. His family interest is the investors. As for Walmart, they are in denial. This is the only accountability Walmart/Walton rely on. Certain members of management have caused major problems at Wal-mart. HR stood by and let the behavior continue. It will take a big key to unlock the problems at store #2857. Who holds the key? The Associates! EXACTLY! This store probably doesn’t realize the problem exists. Hint: It started with the Pilot Program of 4 C0-managers being in the store. At one time there was the market manager and the store manager in the store. This arrangement didn’t survive because everyone went to the market manager to get their problem resolve. The 4 Co-managers are locked in. “NO ONE WILL EXCEED EXPECTATION.” NO ONE WILL BE PROMOTED. NO ONE WILL BE ALLOWED TO RISE ABOVE THOSE WHO CANNOT HANDLE THEIR OWN FAILURES. NO EXCUSES!
Like Dick Cheynne and George W Bush should be tried for war crimes, let it be known Teresa Renzetta and the rest of the Wally Clan with the [exception of 1 assistant manager who loves animals,her boat, has demonstrated her caring for the associates and teaches] should get charged with crimes against humanity. How can a person still be a manager after afflicting all the hurt, the fear, and the division among associates? How can Doug McMillon sit as CEO knowing that associates are shedding their blood for less pay and yet you, your crony investors profit off of their hard work? How can the Waltons live with their fathers legacy getting tarnished while Amazon.com is putting the butt hurting on Wal-mart sales? Wal-mart is not number 1 in retail anymore. SHAME. Walmart doesn’t have any shred of humanity or decency left. Clean house of the rubbish and redeem your fathers legacy or what is left of it. Nothing has changed. Your HR did nothing to help the associates. The associates are finally getting it. I want to give credit where credit is due. There is only one Co-Manager who is not a failure and has stood the test of times and has endured many years at this store. Hail to Co-manager Barbecue man. A real teacher! A man who loves his family.
The biggest issue we have as customers at Wal Mart, and I mean loyal, long term customers, is that the managers at the store on Barry Road in Kansas City simply do not give a single damn about us at all. I should not have to fight for every item I buy. Oatmeal? Not on the shelf again and I am told the backroom people are tired of me asking for it – then put t on the shelf you lazy bastards. Managers should insure that we are happy as customers. W e get treated like children. Randy is store manager and this clown could not lead preschool kids to a playground. He never takes what we say seriously and blows us off, just as he does his staff. I have seen and heard managers being disrespectful of not just customers but of their team. Sad. People skills are in a true shortage at this Wal Mart, and the customers and long time staff suffer. Every Monday night, new release night for movies and games, I have to fight to get a movie. Half the time, the movie sare lost. I am reporting this store to the studios who say that they will fine the stores for not having their films on shelves. Wal Mart has a contract that these films MUST be on shelves, but the managers, and half the time the employees, do not give a damn. Hell, I even get told by assistant Managers that what is out on the shelf is all they have. Now, if I know better as a customer, they know better. Especially at this store. I can see the tags on the shelves. I know what is due to come out – do not act like I am a dumbass. Do not say “How is this my problem?” I actually had a night manager say this to me. I know your job better than you do. I know your movie department better than you. People could learn from us regulars, but they’d rather be rude. This Wal Mart has some serious issues. Are we still hiding product in the trailers outside that is suppose to be on the floor? I like to buy Halloween stuff at New Years! It happens! Managers tell the staff to hide product that never got put on shelves in trailers when they get inspected. Outrageous! Why not get the stuff out? Laziness and lets be straight, if managers don’t give a damn, why should anyone else? Boycott it!!! This place needs a damned enema!
Right on my sister from another mister. Everything you have said in this article is true. If management would treat their people like human beings and respected them they would gladly do what is asked of them. No one should be treated like that absolutely no one!!!
This is a really good story. Everything is so true! I noticed that God is not mentioned. He is above everything. When Walmart got in my way I called on him, “The almighty”. The day will come when all those billions the Waltons own will be gone. Nothing last forever. They will suffer more than any associate. They teach the associates how to survive, but not themselves. The meek will inherit this earth, and devils will burn.