I've been working with Walmart for around three years in asset protection. In that time; I've had some great success in the execution of any duties requested, I've received a number of awards in recognition thereof, and fostered a good relationship with the staff of my district. So to say my degree of professional anguish is founded is like saying Santa Claus has a pointy red hat...
This tale of woe begins approximately one year ago, I executed an arrest on a subject that became violent, so I opted to place the accused into hand restraints. Long story short the accused bled all over me. The RCMP advised me that I should go to the hospital for a blood-borne-pathogen test, Canadian health care as it is had me wait for an additional 3 hours for treatment. After my blood was sent to the lab I was released. I then returned to my store and "swiped" out.
The following morning I was greeted by one of the districts "People's" managers, (HR Gestapo) she advised me that she thought it theft to pay me for waiting in a hospital room for injury treatment sustained on the job. I advises her she would pay.
Immediately proceeding this incident, I discovered an associate stealing and conducted a lengthy investigation. This investigations format made it impossible to take a lunch breaks during my observation period, only conclusion was to work through my lunch break, and not work the hours when the subject wasn't working. On payday I was greatly disappointed to discover that the HR Gestapo automatically deducted an hour each day for lunch breaks, forcing me to loose two days pay per week.... After another war, the HR advised me that they would stop the hourly deductions (however failed to back pay the hours deducted).
All was quiet on the Walmart front until 4 months ago when I discovered that they were not paying me for "time adjustment cards" (Manuel method for payment when at a different store). Wage War Two started. At the conclusion I was paid in full what was "misplaced". However I must follow up constantly to insure payment for a days work.
Fast forward to today. I returned from vacation to discover one time adjustment card for 5 hours was not entered, and that I am short two days pay for my vacation.
I am now planing on leaving the company, post haste, as I grow weary of these pay games.
If I ever meet the CEO, I will ask "how do you expect to run a corporation when your staff is burning productive time insuring they get paid".