Walmart here I come 2.0

Discussion in 'Wal-Mart' started by truckdriver31, Aug 21, 2018.

  1. truckdriver31

    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    from what i hear about new system is. you have to pass the first day to be in tier 1. tier 2 is backing etc help. by tier 3 your out the door. this is at orientation.
     
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    F5A4F2FB-2FFC-4647-A5F8-FEE32245E622.jpeg wm gives me the option to have this. spend money live better
     
  4. UpstateFreight

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    Let me try to clear things up a little bit. By no means are the hiring events a training. They are hosted by CDT's and Saftey managers but, they are just observing you while you're driving, backing, and doing your pre-trip. At the end of the first day they break everyone in groups and they do what they call "expectations" basically showing you what they are looking for in the pre-trip and backing. I never once heard anyone down there being helped along during the event. It's basically a week long interview. They know people get nervous and will make mistakes the first couple of days. We had a 20+ year driver who was with the company but left when Greg came in and did his changes. Missed the welcome back program and went through onboarding as if he has never worked here before. The first day he hit a trailer. First time is over 20 years he said he did it. But you know what, he got another chance. With the old way he would have been done on the spot. And he acknowledged that he used to think the events were a training camp for new drivers. He was glad he had one more chance. Over all what I got out of the event was they are looking for progress from day one until day three. Pay attention during expectations and do it the "Walmart" way and you'll be fine.
     
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    truckdriver31 Road Train Member

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    theres just one problem. the walmart way is too not hit anything. i thank some of these drivers are telling to much. i had a gold badge driver once tell me. carry a black perm marker with you. if you put a little scrape on the trailer. put a x by it and write a store and date. then spit on it and rub it some to make look old. he said its the only way to survive here.
     
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    theres damage and theres real damage. the goal is to not hit anything.
     
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    I do see your point on that
     
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    Side topic anyone on a 6/3 and could shed some light on a few questions for me?
     
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    theres a ton of gold badge drivers with 20-35 years that dont have award trucks. at the end of the day. its about you and your family.
     
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    depends on your dc. you work 5.5 on 3 off. same as 5/2-5/3 but 5.5 on 3 off. heard money was better then 5/2-5/3 but less then full time. i really miss those days off.
     
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    We just had 4 6/3's come open for bid and one 5 day single truck Thursday out. I'd like the 5 day single truck but I imagine the seniority will jump on that in a moment. Most of the guys at my dc are on programs already. Ya never know when a program comes up who will get it that's why I always bid who knows
     
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