walmart a good company

Discussion in 'Wal-Mart' started by hkbravo34, Oct 23, 2007.

  1. demi

    demi Medium Load Member

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    I like driving for them all in all... Not perfect, but no driving job is. No equipment worries or wink/wink favors nonsense either. Get paid for everything.... I still hate sleeping in a truck and working weekends my sched has them in there. It is a good job.
     
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  3. KingTrucker86

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    I plan to start my trucking career with Swift an gain the experience needed. But I have set it in stone in the back of my mind that plan on having along and financially lucrative career, driving for wallie's world. Can't wait to get my keys to that brand new Freightliner Cascadia or Kenworth!
     
  4. DC 7033 Store Ambassador

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    Did they explain that the private fleet is moving towards having more 6/3 programs. Thats three people sharing two tractors working 6 days then off 3 days. Many drivers wrap it up in 5.5 and get 3.5 off but most manage their hours to get as much money as possible before heading in. 6/3 program drivers work 243 days a year but can make just as much a 5/2 drivers if they plan well. The 6/3 works good for the company because they max the miles per month on the tractors. Drivers like it because even a new guy can drive the same two trucks without slip seating,the time off is also a big factor.

    Because the schedule rotates your three days off will be different each week,this means full weekends off every six weeks. 6/3 drivers can use comp time to extend their 3 days off instead of taking full weeks of vacation. All new drivers get 17 days of comp time (vacation,holidays,personal and safety days) their first year. If you like time off you can get 5 days in a row off every 8 weeks or 4 days off in a row once a month. The 5 off is what I do and I like it much better than taking the 6 one week vacations I when I was at Kroger.
     
  5. demi

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    I love the 6/3.... Great money and ample time off. Wal-Mart is a good place to drive for and most of the weekends that I work are no big deal. There is even a weekend differential... Pluses far outweigh the minuses.
     
  6. jmluke1

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    I thought it was 10% except for groceries.
     
  7. DC 7033 Store Ambassador

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    Hey glad you made it over! If you were looking to get an answer about the employee discount its 10% on everything with the exception of liquor and tabacco. There are some other exceptions but for the most part its everything.
     
  8. Drail232003

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    I applied online for London, KY and Pottsville, PA. Hoping for a Shelby NC or Laurens SC opening but I will take whatever they offer if they even offer. I need this! I want this! Ain't getting any younger and bills seem to keep getting higher...
     
  9. demi

    demi Medium Load Member

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    Good luck Drail... I am sure Pottsville will call first. Tough and very busy DC to work out of... Whatever happens there, stick it out for a year, then transfer closer to home.
     
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  10. braceface

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    Got my job offer, went and got the DOT physical. Waiting for the drug screen to come back, and the criminal background check.

    Looking forward to getting out of the LTL rat race, and working for the private fleet until I retire...

    Life is GOOD!!!
     
  11. Drail232003

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    Congratulations! Got any tips on what to expect if we get a call?
     
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