RUN DON'T WALK They use people up and throw them away.. Not a nice company. They don't care about employees.
Age 66 put me to lifting 50lb bags of garden supplies, 10 hour days, somebody has to do it, but not me.
Was hired at Wal-Mart at age 54. Now turning 65 at Wal-Mart. Have been trained in e-commerce/Digital Shopper online and pick-up services using the latest tech devices. TC 72, Zebra Printers, Desk Computer with company programs and multiple apps. Company trained. I applied to be a stockman, but was immediately placed. In computer cashiering. Have been trained and served in Customer Service, Money services, Electronics, Photo Lab, Wireless Services, Self Check-Out, Check-Out-With-Me portable hip register, and now On-line Grocery and Pick-Up Today Services. I was asked by management to move in these departments. If you are willing to learn and stay on top of technology Walmart will train you. I see people in my age group decline technology training every week and they stay in the same position, or are moved into a less demanding position. Walmart will train you, if you have the will and discipline to learn.
I worked for company for 29 years. I was 59 at time. I was told I would be trained on new digital systems, but I wasn't. I was an Assistant manager for 19 yrs. They brought in a store manager to terminate me and other managers. He was gone a month after this happened. They could pay two younger managers for what they were paying me.
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