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22nd-Feb-2015 10:29 am - Base pay going up?
Scar13 - sexy goth girl
Anyone by chance know the base pay for Connection Center? The only thing I can figure is find out what the base rate for cashiers are then add 50 cents [as I got a 50 cent raise going from cashier to Connection Center].

Anyone else hear about this rate going up?
5th-Jan-2015 11:04 pm(no subject)
Scar13 - sexy goth girl
There are days where I think my store manager makes up of changes rules on a whim to suit himself more than others. Right now he has a rule (okay it's been a rule for about a year now but still) that vacations "must fall during a walmart week" ... And if you're like me and try to schedule your vacations around weekend things (conventions, fan club events etc) you're SOL because you can't take the couple days before or after your week of vacation to make it work. Or have your vacation start in the middle/end of one week and end at the beginning/middle of the second. (Even though I would miss LESS days that way).

From what I've been told by a couple people who have worked at this store longer than this manager and one who has been at three different stores in two states over 15 years, this is a "[store manager] thing" .... So now I have to prune down my vacation and possibly just request it differently and not use my vacation days (one in May) just so I can get the time I need for it. (Wouldn't be so bad if it weren't so expensive to fly).

I requested the first week of February off, And the Thursday and Friday off before it because of a convention I'm going to. Even if I had it planned the week leading up to said event, I still would have needed Saturday and Sunday off.

My assistant manager didn't even tell me about this until this past Saturday, even though I've been asking her since around Thanksgiving or so. Luckily I explained to my SM that I'm willing to give up my Thursday, (I just won't be able to come in until after my friend comes in on the greyhound) as long as I can have Friday. Which he said I could have. So mehhh
21st-Nov-2014 09:05 pm - Overtime
Scar13 - sexy goth girl
So. Are your stores being kinda persnickity with the "No Overtime" rule? Are they also always scheduling a skeleton crew? Good, it's not just my store then.

Okay, ours isn't as much of a skeleton crew as much as we're always -3 or -4 people down we're supposed to be.

I'm Connection Center. Love it. Especially now after our Day guy got another job, so now he works evenings. So I get to be the primary person in phones. [Yay, I actually get to do the job I'm paid for]. The only down side? Our store manager didn't like the fact that he got a new job, so the powers that be gave him two choices, either take a pay cut and go to Electronics, or quit. [Instead of letting him stay as CC so we have coverage. Let him basically take my position where he could be scheduled electronics but still get his CC pay]. We have one lady who works mostly in the photo lab [but can cover me during the day if needed] but this time a year, it's extra crazy because of layaway and holidays. And we have our other lady who works Friday evenings, every other Saturday and every Sunday in phones.

So guess who got nearly an hour of overtime because we didn't have someone to take over? If you're guessing me, congrats, you win a sticker. It's used, and kinda furry, but there ya go.

It wasn't me farting around and being stupid, I was actually taking care of customers. I was on the phone trying to get information from Straight Talk [like pulling teeth, i swear] and helping my customer. Who felt bad he was keeping me from going home. He even offered to come back later, But I didn't think that the other lady would take so long. She had to do a pick up today, then customers kept grabbing him to do things.

I told an assistant manager, I told my Department Manager. I do plan on talking to my store manager when I see him on Monday. [Not sure how I managed it, but I was able to get this weekend off]. Mostly to cover my butt. If they look at the cameras from 6-6:45 they would see me at my counter with a customer. [I had to print something out in personnel so that took that last 10 minutes haha].

Hopefully my store manager will be happy that i was helping a customer instead of being stupid.
12th-Nov-2014 10:20 am - SOPs (Standard Operating Procedures)
I'm a new Wal Mart associate and was told by one of my managers that anyone can access the company's online SOPs at any time from any computer, but I haven't been able to figure out where/how to do this when I'm not at a store computer. The OJT I'm getting (Homelines) isn't very good so I really would like to read the SOPs on my own time, since they don't want me to do it while I'm on the clock.

Does anyone know where/how to access the SOPs from a non-company computer?
28th-Jul-2014 10:12 pm(no subject)
Scar13 - sexy goth girl

Some days I'm convinced my AP guy and Store manager are insane. They had us take all but one of the prepaid phones and cases off the peg hooks. And we can't have any merchandise behind the phone counter. Then again, we don't have any laptops to display, so we're losing sales on that too.

Instead of, you know, getting us better cases?

26th-Jul-2014 03:22 pm(no subject)
Scar13 - sexy goth girl

My wife has a minor disability (long story short she was thrown from her car and broke her femur. She can't stand for long periods and she can't walk long distances. ) she started working at Wally World in May and we have yet to have any issues regarding parking close. She has a legit handicap parking placard. We do not use it all the time. Today, she parked in the middle of the parking lot (if aisles 8 and 4 were in front of the doors, she would be in 6 or 7) AND past the first cart corral, so in no means close. Management told her that she had to put the placard up, despite her not being parked in the handicapped spaces.

Any one else confused yet?

6th-Jul-2014 12:57 am - Assistant Manager Trainee program
Hey all!
I just got hired as an assistant manager trainee pending my drug screen and background. In the mean time, I have a few questions if anyone out there can help me. Has anyone been through the training? How long is it and what is it like? Is the training store going to be close to me or do I travel out of state? What is the dress code? Is there hotel and meal comp while training? Do we go through regular orientation or is it different?

I know I could just wait, but I am trying to get my mind right and get my stuff together. Thanks for your help!
Like the title says I have been browsing on the wire and it seems the only job postings that are available on the wire are for management. I would like to look up the entry jobs (paygrades 1-5 essentially).
12th-Jun-2014 04:18 pm - help?
how do you find the leadership assessment exam do you type in "leadership assessment"? I tried taking the exam but about 15 different thinks popped up? it wasn't clear, I've bee at walmart for a year and I have had supervisor experience but I can't get my managers to pull their head out of there @$$ and to help me.... I was told it's the one that you take once every so often.
1st-Apr-2014 03:28 am - new dress code?
[BL] lk; madeline pratt dress
We've been hearing rumors at our store of a new dress code - something along the lines of black pants, white shirts and smocks. Anyone else hearing about this? What's going on with the dress code and does anyone know what's happening with it? Our store manager has been telling associates not to buy anymore khaki pants. Personally, I'm not really loving the idea of having to buy a whole new wardrobe (again) for this.

Thanks! :)
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