Did it ever occur to you, that one of the ways Walmart keeps costs low is to have low staffing? This story brings back memories for me as I used to work in Sporting Goods, at a Walmart.
What most people don't know is that we are pulled away to be "back up"cashiers because they refuse to hire more, to "save money". So, there are many days, weeks actually, I was never even allowed to be in Sporting Goods because I forced to be a cashier instead. Leaving almost No one on the sales floor whatsoever. We are also forced to cover multiple departments at once, and Managers never help us.
Department Managers had off weekends. When they were there during the week they were done at 3pm. Most did NOT have associates under them either, so the departments were empty after they went home. I had to cover the entire half of the store by myself, several times.
And yet, be a back up cashier. Or even better, forced to unload a truck. The best part?
Customers getting pissed at me, instead of management, or rather the lack there of. It's as fun to shop there as it is to work there, trust me.
Product or Service Mentioned: Walmart Cashier.
Reason of review: Horrible treatment of employees.
Preferred solution: Let the company propose a solution.
Walmart Pros: Great employees.