My husband got a coaching today for not keeping the bay full.
I just knew Walmart was going to make excuses like they did last time and not let my husband move into the store.
A few years ago, my husband was an unloader. He wanted to move to another position in the store because the unloading position was too hard on his body. He was getting hurt all the time.
And, he had every right to move to a different position. All employees are able to change positions after 6 months and my husband was there for over a year. Still, though, this one supervisor would not let him change. There was excuse after excuse and he would not let my husband change position.
So, my husband up and quit. Well, he was rehired at Walmart because the manager at the time, who was a decent human being, knew what they put my husband through and did not hold against my husband how he quit- He did not give them 2 weeks notice.
So, now, here we go again. It is going on 2 years, my husband is trying to move into the store, because, at 40 years old, his body is not working like a 20 year old’s and the parking lot is a bit harsh for him.
Well, he was to wait until October of last year for some coachings to clear off. You can’t change positions within a Walmart or transfer to any other Walmart if you have a coaching. Well, the coachings dropped off and my husband did not get any other coaching.
Then, in October, he was told that he had to wait til after the holidays to move into the store.
Then, some moron who doesn’t want to work, always telling his fellow employees that he “is not about that”, complains about my husband 3 times, all false allegations, and my husband is not allowed to move into the store because he needs to change his attitude.
THEN, tonight- my husband gets a coaching because his bay isn’t full!
He gets hardly any help, does his best, and gets an actual coaching.
So now he DOES NOT GET TO MOVE INTO THE STORE FOR ONE YEAR!
My husband is not the only one who gets coachings so that Walmart can keep people where they want them and not let them change positions, when it is, not only allowed, but encouraged!
Needless to say, we both have called every phone number there was, went as high as we could past this local Walmart and told these people EVERYTHING!
I am not expecting much, as I am under the notion that Walmart is probably one of the worst places to work. They are known to treat their employees like garbage.
Still, though, it was freeing to vent and tell someone what is going on.
It is vindicating to stand up for yourself and those you care about, even if you are not sure if it will make a difference or not.
If things don’t change, I plan on making a lot more phone calls til they do.