Wal-Mart Informative - I'm Sticking Up For The Employees
FAIRMONT, WEST VIRGINIA -- As I've grazed throughout this site and recognized the comments that go toward the company that I work for, known as Wal-Mart, I am quite surprised as to how much cold and hateful perceptions are pointed towards the employees that work there. Trust me, from working at Wal-Mart I can sense a pretty good idea of how people view the employees at that these stores. Ignorant, stupid, and not worthy of even being treated like a human being. I work in the Deli, and no matter how many times I try to smile and be friendly with people (I'm naturally friendly as all hell, and probably can be considered a doormat most of the time) the responses from people are usually muttered utterances under their breath or long glares of impatience. I've noticed that if I'm not in my Wal-Mart uniform people are more apt to being courteous to me during situations where we might run into one another with our buggies on the floor. However, if I'm wearing the blue shirt and khaki pants, people will not even stop and look before nearly running into me (I always stop and make sure that I'm not about to run into someone).
I understand that there are numerous people who work for this company, as well as others, who are not friendly, or capable of doing their job well. Hell, at the Wal-Mart I work at, there used to be a woman cashier, who would glare at you and throw your items across the belt, no matter how fragile it was. I had a lady get smart with me, because I cleared my throat (not to get her attention, I have tourette's syndrome). However, based on those instances, as well as a few others, I do not instigate the notion that all employees are unworthy of my understanding and compassion on things. You also have to take into account that some days there are just not having a good day. Now I know that you're supposed to maintain your happy demeanor no matter what, however sometimes it's just too hard when there's so much bad voodoo going on. We try as hard as we can on these things (well at least I do).
I work in the deli, and currently I have been on a 3 week stretch of closing every night, without adequate people to help me close. I am currently off today, however when I come back I will be by myself after 9 at night. Depend on where you're at, I think, the deli closes it's cases at 10. Hot and cold case at 9:30,and the meat and cheese case at 10:30. So for approximately 30 minutes, I will be the only one there to run both cases, which are across the room from one another, and in the event that both cases get busy at the same time, I will not be able to compensate customers for both sides accurately, and more than likely will incur anger from at least a few customers because of this issue.
Basically after this rant, I'm saying that, yes I understand, a lot of people who work for Wal-mart are not the brightest crayons in the pack, but you can't put judgment on everyone because you've had a few bad times there.