I have made it known to just about every single manager in the store that I want to move up within the company as fast as possible. I've been attempting to work with a department manager or a ZMS to gain some experience but since our hours are under a microscope from the home office I haven't been able to gain an extra day to do so.
My manager over me has been very supportive of me wanting to move up and has been on me about doing things in a certain and efficient way. I take everything he says and use it to try and better myself. My goal right now is to land a department manager job in two years or less. With our supercenter opening in 2015 and more management positions coming open, I want to be at the top of their list when determining who to hire.
I can see why people hate Walmart so much. Within my own store people always (female dog) and complain about every little thing, even the ones that get the chance to move up and take it. They are just never satisfied and it makes me sick. I'm currently working part time, just got my first evaluation and raise (40 cents), and being a single father but I've been nothing but a hard worker. Any time I have a problem i take it up with a manager. I'm not perfect but I always give it my all, even under a fake smile if I have to.
Bottom line, if you hate Walmart, get another job. Our store has good management compared to other stores but yet some remain unsatisfied, full time and making good money (for my home town, anyways).