They Really Need to Treat Employees Better
Cashier (Former Employee) – Cottonwood, AZ – June 27, 2016
I loved the job, as a cashier. I loved working with my coworkers and helping customers on a daily basis. But having such a wild schedule, and lack of hours was not a good thing for someone trying to make a living. They need to be more clear on their new attendance policy. It doesn't matter if your absence is because of a trip to the ER, it still counts as an occurrence. We were only told we were allowed 9 occurrences within 6 months. I had 7, because I had several trips to the ER and my daughter's trips to the ER, which led to us discovering heath conditions that we got under control. I didn't miss any more days until my mother passed away. Then I took a bereavement leave. When I returned from that, I was called into the HR office. They told me I had 10 occurrences. After I reminded them about the bereavement leave, they deducted those days, leaving the 7. Then told me I was only allowed 4 occurrences during the first 6 months. That was never told to me or any of the new-hires. It was not on the site. Not until the day they fired me. It suddenly appeared on the site.
Walmart has a bad habit of searching for petty reasons to fire employees when they need to cut back. It has a good atmosphere, the people are friendly, the customers are great, but management doesn't understand how to treat employees.