Any department managers here?
I'm curious because my store has an opening for Foods Department Manager (I work in a non-24 hour, non supercenter store...so the Foods department is all of like four or five aisles), and I'm considering going for it. I've only been with Wal-Mart for about four months now, but my department manager in Electronics says that I'm doing an excellent job and would like to see me get the position out of all her other associates. My question is, what's it like being a department manager? What are some of routine things DM's do? Do you ever get to work in your own department, or are you always covering others? That's the way it was with the Team Leaders at Target. And last but not least, what's the pay raise from being a regular associate?
I like the idea of being DM in Foods because A) it's a rather small department, like I said and B) I wouldn't have to worry about having too much deep product knowledge. The current DM over there is useless and does pretty much nothing, which is why it looks disgusting. But she's leaving in a matter of weeks and I'd love to be able to fill her spot and do a good job at it.