Walmart here I come!

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  1. drozzer69

    drozzer69 Road Train Member

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    That explains it. Your start day moves all the time. They have to input your flw for every start day. Honestly for the rotating programs in our DC, they don't have an assigned flw. They get what ever the optimizer spits out.
     
  2. Ironhead2542

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    Not complaining about flw at all, just how I'm ending with 8hrs left and no work on go home day. I can average 380 for 5 days, then go home day is $85 which drops my adp to 320 since it's figured on 6 days. Should be at most a 5.5/3
     
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    I was told that ADP was calculated on a five day work week
     
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    It is calculated based on working 5 out of each 7 days of a work week and then averaged out over a 12 week rolling average. If you add up all of your earnings from the previous 6 pay periods (12 weeks), including any bonuses paid, and divide it by 12 weeks and then divide it again by 5 days you will have your current ADP. Your ADP is updated at the end of each pay period to show your current ADP based on the past 12 weeks of earnings.

    Anyone who works a schedule other than a 5 on and 2 off will have a harder time maintaining a higher ADP because they are taking more days off. It drops even more when your go home date results in being sent home early, thus reducing the total earnings for the days scheduled to work. If you work a 5 on and 2 off schedule, but are going home early on your 5th day on a regular basis, you may also see your ADP drop off, depending on what your overall earnings were for the entire 5 days. Extending your 5 on and 2 off work week into a 6th work day can increase your ADP due to more days worked and less time off. Anything that can increase your total earnings in a 12 week period will help raise your ADP.

    For every $100 you earn above/below your current ADP on a given day, it will only raise/lower your ADP by $1.67. This is based on 60 work days (5 out of 7 days) out of a 12 week rolling average ($100 divided by 60 days = $1.67 rounded up). Quarterly safety bonus checks are good at increasing your ADP up to about $15 per day, depending on how productive your quarter was. :)
     
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    Hmmmm. In talking with manager ( who might as well be assistant GTM) today in annual evaluation, we discussed ADP as I have issues with mine. He stated it is based on 26 weeks (aaprox 6months) rolling average ..This is the way I have under stood it since I was hired 16 years ago. Based on 130 days ( 26 weeks times 5 day work week). I don't know where you got the 12 week figure, but I think you should verify your info.
     
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    I have been told by our GTM in Sealy it is base on 12 weeks like Tom said
     
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    I have heard the 26 week period as well. In fact, on pages 16 & 17 of the "Walmart Driver Reference and Pay Manuals" it describes how the ADP is calculated based on a 26 week period. The problem is that my ADP has been based on a 12 week rolling average. I brought this up with the payroll department in Bentonville nearly 2 years ago when I questioned my current ADP. This is where I was told it was based on a rolling 12 week period. I mentioned what the book says and how it was supposed to based on 26 weeks and was told "The book is outdated and not correct".

    I go by what my ADP has been regardless of what anyone is saying. If someone else's ADP is different, so what. It is my ADP that only matters to me.
     
  8. Ironhead2542

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    I'm thinking about going back to 5/2. I've never had all this time off before on my 6/3. I don't know, I'm not too excited about sharing 2 different trucks, (guy I follow can be a bit messy) the cut in pay is also a factor. I think maybe a 5/2 5/3 might be better. I've never had all this extra time off with this pto also. I felt extremely lucky to get on it to begin with, but after 26yrs of working all the time it's just hard to get used to, plus I actually love my job, and if I need the time off, it's there for the asking. I guess I'm just asking for some veteran Wal-Mart driver's opinions. I know it also comes down to my specific needs and wants. I know at least with a 5/2 5/3 I'd get the revolving weekend in. I don't know, maybe I'm already spoiled. Chime in guys, I respect your opinion.
     
  9. Aaabbbccc

    Aaabbbccc Light Load Member

    I could care less what you make. We need to make sure the same info is being to given to everyone across the system. I'll be questioning this next week.
     
  10. TomOfTx

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    First off, this is the time of year when freight volume is slowest. Many people are more tight with money after their Christmas spending binges! Their tax refunds often go towards paying off debt from prior spending versus new spending. :) From the beginning of summer through the end of the year is when we are busiest. Grocery volumes spike higher in the summer with all the kids out of school, and the GM spikes up from September to December as more money is spent prior to Christmas. So, if any freight slowdowns and/or getting sent home early has you concerned, don't sweat it. This is a normal cycle. :)

    As for switching from a 6/3 to a 5/2 5/3, I can understand. I actually like the 5/2 5/3 better than either a 5/2 or 6/3. You never need to worry about going over on your 70 hours (on a 5/2 or 5/2 5/3). The actual days off are pretty good for anyone who is not at the top of the seniority list since you get 3 full weekends off per quarter and at least one of the 2 weekend days off 8 out of every 16 weeks. With the new PTO rules and all the extra time off that can be earned, you can take an extra day off a few times a month if needed. What I did not like about the 6/3, even though I was never on that program, was the amount of hours available to run if you max out your hours for the first 5 days. For guys who live up to a few hundred miles from the DC, the 6/3 works good because they can finish early on their 6th day and still be home for dinner.

    Enjoy the time off while you can now. When it starts getting busy and the weather gets much hotter, you may be wanting those extra days off to enjoy a few cold ones and some BBQ! :)
     
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