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September 10, 2009



Walmart D-Day

Journal Entry: Thu Sep 10, 2009, 7:43 PM

Walmart D-Day

Yes, you have heard me right. I have gotten a D-day.

A D-day for those of you that have no idea is what Walmart likes to call a "decision making day" where the associate goes home to think about their mistakes and think about whether or not they want to stay with the company.

I got a D-day for the following reasons:

Let my boyfriend use my discount card -
Processed a WIC transaction incorrectly -
8 days absence -

When I worked at the Walmart in Oklahoma we took many different WICS. That is why when that came up in the office I was super surprised. I was not surprised about my days because I know I had it coming. I just fucking hate my job that much. Though three of the days was because there was a death in the family and because my car caught on fire a few months back. But all the other days where pretty much either me sick or me just fed up with the bullshit, or both. So yeah I suck.

So I might be loosing my job at Walmart soon. I really did not want it to happen this way because now I loose my reference. Walmart are the only people that took me in and gave me a chance and of course I have to work for one of the most fuckiest walmarts around. I loved the Walmart in Oklahoma but this one. NAH! They are all about the corporate greed. They are nothing like the Sam Walton vision. But that is okay because I will most likely not be with the company much longer.

Lets just hope my boyfriend gets a job. and soon.....fucking economy.....

  • Mood: Remorse
  • Listening to: Bleeding Love - Leona Lewis
  • Reading: Moonwalk
  • Playing: Metal Gear Solid 2: Sons Of Liberty
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spanishindy Featured By Owner Jan 29, 2012
Unfortunately, I'm on a D-Day now and the Co-Mgrs & Asst. Mgrs want to see if I can get the store Mgr to over turn the decison. It was really petty. One was fer doing my job & a customer called in and complained on me fer asking her & her 'partner' fer their IDs to buy liquor. The store I work fer wants us Cashiers to prove 21 age of all parties in the group who appear to be of legal drinking or smoking age or as the register prompts (Is Customer Under 40?) and you press yes or no. I'm not cool with their decision bc a better approach could have been taken! I'm sorry to hear about yers. I really didn't go into blah, blah blah, detail. I may post again, Idk. Take care.
LadyLuck89 Featured By Owner Jan 30, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah that is bs. Customers are always so slick like that. They try and slip one by you. But it is your job it is what you have to do. Is it right? No. Is it any of Walmart's business who they are buying the shit for? No. But it is your job to check everyone's shit. Walmart is freaking full of it. They should not have reprimanded you for checking ids you were doing what they told you to. -_- The customer is not always right. :(
EXTINGUISHER13 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Oh D-day! I work for a Walmart in Barrie Ontario, and I lived in Huntsville and worked at that Walmart for 2 years, and never got a D-Day, Probably should have due to me: Mouthing off to stupid customers, Ignoring Customers, Miss Counting Tills, Using my Discount for people other than my family, Using my Cellphone and whatever else they have caught me for! Never got a D-day, or even written up! I Love the people and the retail part but walmart is a piece of shit company.. good thing I get a decent pay lol. Do you live with your boyfriend because A: you should be able to get him a card and B: due to Walmart Policy anyone living with you have right to use your card! But that totally sucks!
LadyLuck89 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
This store is ass backwards the one I work at.
But I am going to be honest with you and it will probably piss you off. But that isn't right, I mean they do it at my store too. Though if I was to pull out my cell phone or mouth a customer off I would get fired. I have already gotten in trouble for so many BULLSHIT things. I always get in trouble. And it is sad because I just try and come to work to do my job. I knew a lot of people in garden center, the sales associates, that would take fifty minute breaks and then never be in their department. Instead they would be in freaking electronics watching TV. GAH!!! The unfairness of it all. no offense really. But if I ran the store shit would be so much different.
EXTINGUISHER13 Featured By Owner Oct 13, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
I find now adays, both the store managers and the department managers (which take their job over board, like seriously the only differences between the department managers and Sales associates is they can both order stuff for the department and do price changes, but face it.. all they do is press F6 and print them off and tell us to do it... oh and of course they can tell us what to do) the point of the matter is they dont know jack shit about their own job and really dont know what to do.. they pretend to work for 9 hours and go home. The reason they go to electronics is "high theft" but I just started it in Barrie ontario and they dont follow me as much, but the department manager sure likes to bitch lol. Also if you look into it you'll find the department managers almost always dont know anything about their own departments! lol
LadyLuck89 Featured By Owner Oct 17, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Oh yeah.
When I worked in the Deli my manager tried to act like her shit did not stink. She was a real bitch, fucking acted like she knew everything. I actually remember two times where she actually flat out said to us that she was too good to be helping us. Once whenever I was doing the dishes and my other two coworkers were busy with orders (trays that customers order custom made) and she was just standing there claiming shit out. One of my coworkers was like "Cynthia can you get the person at the hot bar" and Cynthia was like "No I am a department manager I don't have to do that." boy did that co worker get red in the face and about started yelling. LMAO! I also remember the lady in crafts was sooo fucking rude to a customer. I can understand customers can be the upmost assholes on the planet but the golden rule here is treat people the way you want to be treated and this manager did not. The first thing out of her mouth was I don't know and she walked off. Then the customer saw me and I tried to help but I had no idea either. That manager did not care at all.
I also remember one time I got in trouble for having a key lock on my locker and Walmart policy is that you must have a combo lock and I hate those fucking things. Well I got into with the store manager and we started arguing about the deli. I hated it in the deli. Anyways, he was like "Well if I move you back to being a cashier I am afraid you are just going to yell and scream at my customers." I said to him "well obviously you don't care about your customers if you have department managers yelling at them" my department manager in the deli yelled at a customer one time over the bar for helping me find a job at Aflac. LMAO!!! They started YELLING at one another. I would have orgasmed if the customer would have jumped over the bar and croacked my manager to death. LMAO! Those are just a few stories I have. But I totally understand what you are saying.
EXTINGUISHER13 Featured By Owner Oct 18, 2009  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Lol, we dont have a deli in Canada, not allowed or something.. Or I think it had something to do with the amount of money it makes here, but they position the Walmart Supercentres next to a decent grocery store, so whos going to come to walmart for meat if they can get it cheap at a grocery store and get more stuff to lol. I once told a customer (because when I was in Huntsville, there was no connection centre and electronics looked after the cameras) that 2 camera are same make same company, but one is 40 dollars more because it has a bigger screen in the back.. the cheaper one was black and the more expensive green. so he asks me if I have it in green.. and I was like yes right there, and then he was like no this camera in green, and of course I was like I just showed you it. While I sold him the green one and he wanted the cheap one in green when I just finished telling him this in black that in green. so he and his wife start going off on some fucking adventure telling me that I dont like my job and Im an asshole employee ect. and I freaked out yelling, WHILE I MUST HATE MY JOB SO FUCKING MUCH THAT I HAVE WORKED HERE FOR 2 YEARS AND HAVE A TRANSFER TO MOVE ON IN WALMART... needless to say they didnt like that and my mock manager tried to blackmail me and i told her walk away now or im sueing for blackmailing me in my place of employment manager to employee and she did. They were stupid there.. like real hicks. See i love working at walmart, I like the employees and the retail part but the fucking managers and department managers think they are king shits but they really arnt and some customers are dicks. I could go on forever!
LadyLuck89 Featured By Owner Oct 29, 2009  Hobbyist General Artist
Yeah the managers are what made me hate it too. They walked around like their shit did not stink. Though there were some customers like the one you had that are huge moronic dicks. I can't even say how many times I have had idiots come through my line.
o0oTamarao0o Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2009
Ever thought about working as a bank teller? I know the economy sucks right now but if you looked online you might find an opening. And if not, go around to your local banks and ask if you can drop off a resume with the bank manager. I know it might seem like a weird thing to do but it shows initiative and sometimes it works.

Because you have money handling skils and people skills being a bank teller really isn't that much of a jump. That's how I got into banking. (Did I ever mention I was a loan officer/teller before I became a mommy?) Anywho, I had only worked as a cashier previously but racked up enough money handling and people handling (lol) skills that I got a job at a local bank and it changed everything.

Try putting your resume on also. That's how my last job (and fav job) found me. They found me! Just give it a try.

TheQueenMadonna Featured By Owner Sep 11, 2009  Student Digital Artist
Awww *hugs* I'm very sorry hun :( I hope you find a good job soon that pays well. :hug:
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