Walmart or Estes?

Discussion in 'Wal-Mart' started by ltldriver19, May 14, 2022.

  1. Banker

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  3. ltldriver19

    ltldriver19 Bobtail Member

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    Thx everyone for their input. I’ve decided to stay with Big E. Walmart sounds like a good company. Everyone stay safe
     
  4. Another Canadian driver

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    Congratulation.
     
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    It does not take 7 years to be off on weekends, it all depends on which schedule you get on. I`m on a 5-2/5-3 schedule & i get weekends off multi times during the year.
     
  6. buddyd157

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    i'd stay away from wally's world, simply cuz at another website i go to, a driver there worked at wally's place for many years, and got fired putting a scratch on his front fender. true, they really canned him, no loyalty for a long term driver, that actually HAD a very good driving record with them..!!
     
  7. Treputt

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    I'd bet a months pay that that driver failed to report the new scratch on his truck, and WM went back and reviewed camera footage and discovered the reportable incident wasn't in fact, reported.

    Walmart does not fire drivers who have minor preventable incidents/accidents. The exceptions to that, are not reporting it, or any other instance in which WM could/would lose total trust in that driver. Anyone who states otherwise, has no idea what they're talking about.
     
  8. buddyd157

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    i cannot recall all the details, it's been a few weeks/months now since he got canned.

    but what i can recall is him stating that there was no consideration for his years of service with them, as well as his spotless record.
     
  9. Treputt

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    So, any company which has a termination policy, should not adhere to that policy if a driver violates the policy but claims "Hey! I've never done that before so don't fire me!"?

    Sort of like murdering someone, but stating that because you've never murdered someone before, that you should get consideration for all the days you didn't murder someone. (yes, that's a silly example...but so is the notion that because you've worked somewhere more than a day, you should be exempt from the rules).

    I always find that it's ironic, that in todays day and age, everyone who loses their job always, ALWAYS places the blame on their former employer. No one actually takes responsibility, and accepts that they had a major part to play in their new unemployed status.
     
  10. buddyd157

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    walmart could have easily suspended him for a few days, make him go thru safety training, etc.

    you know a "second chance" for a good employee..??

    what about YOU, if YOU screw up, wouldn't you want a second chance to make good..??

    rather than to be kicked to the side of the curbing..??

    a new employee (say on probation when hired) , or one that "screws up" weekly, maybe monthly and gets warned xx number of times, , SHOULD BE fired on the spot, but a long time employee..??
     
  11. Treputt

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    Speaking from experience here...it's very difficult to get fired from Walmart. Late to work or missed deliveries? Wont get you fired unless it's repeated often. Tickets? Nope, you'll get put on a step (probation) but not fired. Violating any other minor WM rule? Probably wont get you fired.

    Not reporting an accident/incident? Gone.

    I'm glad you think that a certain leeway should be given to employees once they've put some time in...but I can assure you, not every company is going to let their senior drivers do whatever it is they want with no repercussions. It boils down to trust. If any company, not just Walmart, expects you as an employee to be trustworthy...how can that relationship continue if you fail to meet your end of the deal?

    Trust is easily given...but hard to earn back once you've damaged it.
     
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