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    Posted: 19 Mar 2017 at 5:54pm
What is there to teach?
 
Good personal hygiene?
How to be polite and helpful?
How to stack stuff?
 
Their words, not mine...
 
Walmart Academy was created based on the belief that great training leads to excellent customer service. By investing billions of dollars into training, education and higher wages for employees, like Academy graduate Lee Griffin, its mission of taking care of those who take care of customers has been fulfilled with the opening of 200 locations and 140,000 newly trained employees.
 
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You'd be surprised how much stuff there is to know, especially if you want to advance.  For instance, "stacking shelves" is not just a matter of stacking shelves.  It requires store counts, backroom counts, shrinkage (numbers that are off), warehouse availability, audits, the creation of modulars (shelf locations), the reset of those "mods", price changes, recalls, "NOF" (Not on File) items, "70 types" (items that are on file with Walmart, Inc, but not necessarily with the store...so they must be "traited" by vendors), checking for expiration dates and then doing something with items that are about to expire (claims or clearance markdowns?), etc.
 
Actually stacking the items on shelves is just one step in all that.
 
Still, I'd never go to any academy for it.  Walmart's not worth it.
 
 
 
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From what I hear, most people don't make it through the advanced calculus.

And then there's the daily PT schedule which includes a six mile run followed by a 15 mile hike with full pack, all before breakfast.

A lot of people wash out.
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Originally posted by Jimbo Jimbo wrote:

From what I hear, most people don't make it through the advanced calculus.

And then there's the daily PT schedule which includes a six mile run followed by a 15 mile hike with full pack, all before breakfast.

A lot of people wash out.
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My boss used to compare our crew to this commercial, on a holiday weekend or before a big event.
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Did anybody do the math?
 
How much did Walmart actually spend when you exclude the wages (which they would have paid anyway).
 
It's just an another inventive way to fluff the numbers lie.
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Hellmart can spend money on frivolous things like this but still can not open another line even though the current one is halfway to the back of the store.
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^ Or keep the shelves stocked with all offered items at all times.  Every time I go to WM, there's something they are out of.  Unhappy
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Originally posted by DarkRealmStar DarkRealmStar wrote:

^ Or keep the shelves stocked with all offered items at all times.  Every time I go to WM, there's something they are out of.  Unhappy
 
Cashiers? 
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LOL  At the Wally World I frequent (there's several in my expanded surrounding area) the cashiers are there, but sometimes only in body.
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Originally posted by Thor Thor wrote:

You'd be surprised how much stuff there is to know, especially if you want to advance.  For instance, "stacking shelves" is not just a matter of stacking shelves.  It requires store counts, backroom counts, shrinkage (numbers that are off), warehouse availability, audits, the creation of modulars (shelf locations), the reset of those "mods", price changes, recalls, "NOF" (Not on File) items, "70 types" (items that are on file with Walmart, Inc, but not necessarily with the store...so they must be "traited" by vendors), checking for expiration dates and then doing something with items that are about to expire (claims or clearance markdowns?), etc.
 
Actually stacking the items on shelves is just one step in all that.
 
Still, I'd never go to any academy for it.  Walmart's not worth it.
 
 
 
I didn't mean to dumb down any position at Walmart, everyone has to do something.
 
You have already moved up, found your niche running your own department. I understand what you do.
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Thor is an Army of One.







On sea, air and land.

He is Number One Walmart SEAL.


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Yeah, Thor, no one here is demeaning YOU because you're the Rock God of Walmart in NJ!  I am actually quite proud of you for getting out there and running your own department!  I wish I could shop at your Walmart.  Can you share with us which dept you run?
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He runs the stockroom.

Does the work of ten regular men!!!
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So Thor is the Stockroom Department Rock God?  That is actually hard work.
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Naaah.  I don't run the stockroom.  I run receiving, which is just a part of the stockroom.  I bring in the products which are sent directly to the store rather than run through our distribution center.  That's officially what I do, but I end up doing a lot of other crap as well.  It's hard.  It's always been a two-person job, but I've been doing it most of the past year by myself.  They hired an assistant last year, but he only lasted 2 months.  He began having seizures.  2 weeks ago, they gave me an employee from another department, but she hates it.  "This is a man's job", she says.  She "disappears" a lot.  No initiative.
 
I like the autonomy I have, but it's a double-edged sword.
 
 
 
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