Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Walmart Has No Respect For Veterans

I was a Walmart Associate for about 6 months, and this was the second time i have worked for Walmart. This all started when i first started to work for walmart. I am a disable United States Marine Veteran, who fought for my nation and got injuried in the line of duty.

Well i went to the managers and asked them what type of paper work i needed to bring them to be accomadated for my disability. They told me that i could not be accomadated for the disability because i haven't been with walmart for 90 days. that is complete and utter BS, and i told them about the americans with disability act, and they said that i still needed to be with walmart for 90 days.

Then i asked to be transfered to a different store and thats where everything went down hill.

After arriving at the new store, i asked them what paperwork i needed for my disability and they again told me i have to be with the store for 90 days before i can be accomadated. I got mad and went home early that day. Then about three weeks ago, i went to a manager that happens to be a veteran as well. He told me that he'll put me on self check out, since it was much easier for me to be them then a regular register.

After he went on vacation, all the CSM (customer service managers) refused to go by that and threw me on other registers. I then went to the store manager and told him that i was about to quit. He and i sat down and began talking. After we got done, he changed my availibility to the hours i want effective immediately.

Then he was transfering me to a different department, one where i wouldn't have to deal with the registers anymore.

Well Last night, Tuesday, March 15, 2011, was my first day in the new department, and so i had a lot to learn and not very much time to do it in. The manager over the cashiers told me that i had to be on a register and not in my new department, so i asked how was i suppose to learn my department if i'm on a register. She threw an attitude with me and I am sorry, i don't take attitudes from someone that worked for walmart their entire life very well.

I told her that i was going back to my department and i was going to continue to learn it. This manager then called for another manager to handle the situation, because she couldn't handle it herself. I told them that i was done, i turned in my badge and i left. i am now out of work and i have noticed that with being out of walmart for less then a day, my stress level has dropped tremendously.