Wal-Mart cashier?

posted 2 years ago in Career
Post # 2
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8426 posts
Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: April 2013

FutureMrsB123:  I’ve only known one person that worked at Wal-mart and they treated him like crap (i.e. never gave him enough hours, let customers walk all over him, etc), but it’s still a paycheck.  Plus, working in customer service/retail tends to be that way, so I’m not sure if it would’ve mattered if he worked at some other corporate giant like Target or something.

Post # 4
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158 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: February 2016

FutureMrsB123:  I hate Walmart because their employees are never helpful, the lines are always ridiculous and I’ve heard from multiple sources that they don’t treat their employees well (which would explain why everyone looks/ acts like its miserable to be there/ don’t want to help you). Maybe its different where you are…

I’ve worked in other retail store (a well known hardware store was the best as they paid the most and it was the most enjoyable. Any customer service job is hard but a job is a job.

Post # 5
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2014 - 13th ~ TN

FutureMrsB123:  I worked for Walmart way back in high school, ’95 (I think) I am sure things have changed a lot since then. I enjoyed it a lot, but I know since the children have taken over it is not run the same as it used to be.

That being said, it really ticks me off to not have a curteous cashier at Walmart or any other store. I am sure there are plenty of people who are looking for work that would be happy to have their jobs if they are so unhappy with them. Unfortunately, as with any customer service job, you are going to have people that are going to give you crap no matter how nice you are. You just have to shrug it off and move on. While I agree that Walmart (like many large corporations) do not always treat their workers right, I do know they have decent benefits and, if you get there and work hard & are dedicated, you can move up in the company pretty well. My FI’s grandmother retired from Walmart and his aunt has worked there since she graduated HS, sometime in the 80’s. His grandmaother was the manager of the craft dept (back when they still had them) and that was probably as far as she ever wanted to go, seeing as she did not even have to work. Now his aunt is a pretty high ranking manager, not like a store manager but I think about as high as you can be for department manager and not having a college degree.

Post # 7
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Bumble bee
  • Wedding: September 2014 - Turf Valley

FutureMrsB123:  +100, it is what you make it! Wise words.  🙂

Post # 8
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2013

FutureMrsB123:  You have a lovely approach! 🙂 As for working or knowing someone working at Wal-Mart, the closest that I got to retail was hostessing at Unos, but one of my best high school friends worked at Wal-Mart. She was able to get dibs on working the jewelry counter, which is something you can look into should you start working there. It wasn’t as stressful/busy as cashiering up front, and she tolerated it when she was there (wasn’t miserable, but also wasn’t her dream job, lol).

 

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