Sunday, October 18, 2009

Why do you shop at Wal-Mart?

I currently am employed by a local Wal-Mart Supercenter and this question has just come to mind, Why do you shop at the wolds largest retail store Wal-Mart?
I have continued to ask my self this over and over and have really no reason as to why I only recycle my paycheck. I have made the decision to stop shopping there and only continue working there until I can find a new job. Right now I do indeed understand that it is no time to be looking for a new job, however, I am so sick and tired of the way they treat me. The way I feel as though I am being rushed to get things done. I asked my supervisor one day why it is if I am not feeling to well, I am "looked down on" so to speak because maybe I dropped my pace. The response I got from her was, "management expects more out of you then they do from the others". This response COMPLETELY sent me through the roof! Why are my expectations so much higher than those that I work with on a daily basis?
On October 4th, I went to work as I do every day after only having 1 day off (YES we are no longer aloud to have a set schedule so we can have 2 days off in a row), it was around 5:30 a.m. and I injured my shoulder. I went in and filed an incident report, and continued to work in extreme pain. I have filed an accident report previously with the company and let me tell you IT IS NO MORE THAN A WORLD OF HELL. So I avoided it as much as possible. Finally on October 10th I just couldn't take it anymore and filed an accident report and have been out of work since then. At this point I feel as though I have done the wrong thing! I feel like I am letting them down. It's just the way they are talking to me and making me feel about the whole situation.
As I had previously stated we are not aloud to have a "set schedule" for they want you to dedicate 100% of your time to them and if they ask you to stay for a couple of hours after your scheduled shift they wont let you keep the time they make you cut it at the end of the week. Anyway, when Wal-Mart hired me on in December 2007 I informed them that I was attending a local community college, I was told "no problem just let us know what you can work and we will work with you on that". Well early fall 2008 I was told that if I don't open my availibility then they will have to cut my hours to part time, I informed them that I was enrolled in school and I made my school schedule around my work schedule. They then told me that I would have my hours cut to around 20 hrs per week. I am not living with my parents, I have all common household bills and I couldn't make it off of just 20 hrs a week. So I was transfered up to the customer service desk where I still had to have my hours cut to 32 per week, but I had no choice I wasn't going to waste all the money that I had just forked out for school (and mind you it was out of my own pocket). Well I took the part time position and lost all of my vacation, sick and personal time that I had accrued in the previous 10 months.
Later on towards the end of winter quarter I was hurting for money so I was looking to get back to a full time position. I was then offered full time, and then again talked about my work schedule to be able to coinside with my school, I was told again that if I can't open my availability then I can't have the full time position. At this point I had no choice, I had to drop out of school.

So again, I ask why do you shop at Wal-Mart?

They won't allow people to better themselves and go to school, I am only 22 years old, my idea of a career is not Wal-Mart. I would like to move on, get out of retail and go to school. I would like to better myself and become someone some day.
They make you work the time that they want and wont work with you if you have a family function! It is totally in-humane to make someone work until 10:30pm and be required to be back the next morning at 5am. that gives you 6 1/2 hrs between shifts. They had once realized that they had done this to me and made me leave an hour early at the end of my shift and told me to come in an hour late so I meet the 8hr between shifts rule, but I wasn't aloud to make up those 2 hours that I missed. Not to mention that we are always asked if week can work longer on a day or 2 out of the week yet at the end of the week we can't keep that overtime. I can't believe this corporate giant is getting away with all of this. I am sure that I am not the only one that they do this to! I just wish that I had the guts to stand up to them and point them out, how fair is this, makes me feel as though they are denying me of my education!

Monday, May 4, 2009

Crazy day

Alright well first off I need to figure out how to get more people to follow me on here! If you have any ideas of what to do I am willing to look into them. On another note, I want to start my own website, the only problem is I really don't know how or even what to do. SOOOOO that means I need some ideas of how to promote my website there too well that is if I were to even do one!
Okay so to the point of why I am blogging today!!
Well, today was my Friday and I worked 8-5 so that was nice considering that my grandparents are in town and I NEVER get to see them. Sometimes I wish I could see them more often. Anyways, so work went okay for the most part. I really hate working when my assistant manager is there because he is always there barking demands and you feel like he gives you a longer list to get done than what anyone in the world to get to. He has expectations that are so stinking high that its like impossible to meet. So I have come to the conclusion that no matter how hard a person works for or around him he will still be unhappy. I mean I don't really have any problems with him and he for the most part leaves me alone. I just don't like the work environment that he creates when he is around, kinda makes you feel like you want to duck under a table when he comes into a room.
My boyfriend Scott has huge problems with him as I have wrote about in previous posts. I guess last week our assistant manager told him that if outs (how many products that we are out of) are not turned in that person in whatever department will be coached. Well right now Scott is kinda frustrated because he forgot to turn in the outs and if he gets coached he gets the "green" slip which means that he will be let go. I say what they heck, who cares you get unemployment and in the mean time look for a new job. He hates his job, well not what he does but those who he works around. Plus I don't feel that the way he is treated is very fair nor is it right. It isn't Scotts responsibility to know problems going on in the department, I believe that is for the department manager who is also being a complete and total jerk to Scott.
Scotts department manager has had Scott working 4-1 shifts for the past year and has been giving him Friday and Saturdays off. Recently Scott was told that if he doesn't open his availability then he will be forced to step down to part time. Okay so he made the decision to open it because we couldn't afford for him to be part time. Well know his department manager is SCREWING Scott over. Now he is working closing shifts afterhe was promised the schedule I previously stated. I just don't get what is going on at Wal-Mart, they are "cleaning house" right now, meaning there has been tons of people getting fired.
Well, other than all of that, I am out of anything more to say or blog about... So last thing PLEASE SUPPORT SCOTTS WEBSITE
Until next time have fun and stay out of trouble..... Oh and hey I am one of those people who uses coupons to save and I really like this website, it gives great discounts on almost anything for your everyday needs.

Saturday, April 25, 2009

4/25 6 day work week and vacation..

It's been about a week or so since I "blogged" last so I figured why not tonight??? Well the last week has been crazy. Today was day 6 at work for me, and let me tell you, IT WAS A LONG WEEK!! My manager told me that he had to do that because another lady asked for today off and blah blah blah blah.. So I get to work this morning and go talk to the overnight associate and he tells me that I have 4 1/2 pallets of freight to put away!! Okay, that was not really any big deal had it been 5 am that would have given me time to put the stuff on the steel and stock the floor before the management team walks the floor at 7:30am and starts ragging on my ass about the holes! But no I was scheduled at 7am and the floor looked like crap.. Grrrr so that's how my half ass Friday went! Next, I don't even have 2 days off in a row, what kind of crap is that? I was told, "ahhh, we need you for inventory on Thursday". Oh well I have Wednesday off with Scott so that makes life a little better.
My vacation was great, I got to meet an aunt and an uncle that I have never met before, and they are wonderful people. If only I had the chance to meet then earlier in life and people were not so evil about there past, and feeling the need to hold grudges against people... I guess we can just call that greedy! I also got to see a few people that I haven't seen in ages.. NICOLE, being one of them, I think its been about 12 years since the last time I seen her.... And little miss KIMMERS, I don't think that many people call her that but I will forever she is such a little cutie pie. Scott and I stayed at the usual place in Auburn at the Days INN its nice for the most part, as long as you get a room on the back side then you get to watch the airplains fly in and out. It's not loud at all either. OR could we be used to the damn Air Force Base that we live just down the road from?
Last but not the least... Last time I was blogging, I was talking about how Scott was getting picked on at work. Well today, something came up and I think that he was completly and totally set up on this. His Dept. Manager told him to stock some carrots (he works in the Produce Dept.) so Scott started to stock these carrots and Johnny (Dept. Manager) comes up to him and asks him why he is stalking them without knowing exactly where they came from... What a bunch of crap... Scott knows that they come from California which happens to be USA right? Well, soon after all the guys were pulled to the back and told that if they don't do this properly that they would ALL be held accountable for it, and be coached... Which if Scott gets coached then he will be terminated... Oh well I guess.. We are both trying to get on with the State, better bennefits and I would make almost double what I am making right now... That would be FABTASTICLE...
Alright well, if you want to get ahold of me or whatever you can ALWAYS visit my Myspace page at
Hope you all have a great day... UNTIL NEXT BLOG

Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Not just another day!

So today was not only my Friday but I am also on vacation... YEAH BABY... I am heading out of town on Friday early morning to Seattle. I had an okay day, I am still frustrated with yesterday and everything that happened with Scott. I just hope that he is left alone, he doesn't need to deal with crap like that.. Anyways, if anyone has any suggestions on how to make my blogs a little more noticed I would be happy to take any advice. Like I said I am NEW at this and not quite sure as to what to do.....
Thanks for reading my blog today maybe a little more later!


Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Wal-Mart not only SUCKS

haha I love it..

worker rights

So, with all the bs going on at good ol Wally World and my boyfriend. I have decided to look up some worker rights. I have found that his assistant manager has violated the law by putting his hands on him. I am totally aggravated right now. This makes me want to quit leave there for good and turn this filthy man in. OH I HATE WAL-MART!!!!!!

My day 4/14/2009

Alright, well my day started at 4am I rolled out of bed to go to work... BLAH BLAH BLAH BLAHHHH..... Anyways, I had an OKAY day today, I think that management is really messing with my work schedule lately because when I work early shifts, Scott is scheduled to work late shifts, which means that when I get off work he is just getting on so its kinda like a "hi" "bye" type situation. I think this may be wrecking our relationship because we never have any time to be together. I just wish that for once Wal-Mart would realize that people have family outside of that hell-box and give us some time off together..
Do you honestly think that they give a rip? I DON'T THINK SO.. All they can think about is "store 4394 only profited 2.8 million dollars last year, we need to get that higher" What a crock of CRAP if you ask me! PROFITED 2.8 MILLION just one store ALONE.... Give it up they are nothing more then money hungry jerks who plain out tell you that if you don't like your schedule we will find someone who wants your job.... Oh how bad I want a new job! Not to mention our Assistant manager Dennis does nothing more than pick on Scott, he never has anything positive to say to him its always rude ass bull shit. What can you expect out of an ex-military person... Anways, I am just sick and tired of working back to back shifts and feeling like I am not doing a good enough job for anyone.... CANT THEY JUST THANK US RATHER THAN RIP US A NEW ONE????? Well im done for today! Please feel free to leave your thoughts about Wal-Mart I hate that place....


Alright, so I am trying new things out on the internet seeings that I am always on here and wanted to get further out... LOL Anywas, I think the point to a blog is to what, basically talk about yourself or write down your thoughts? Well, I am not really the type of person to really talk about myself, but I will dedicate this one blog to it.
My name is Jeniece (if you didn't already notice), I live in Airway Heights Washington with my wonderful boyfriend Scott. I am 22 years old and trying to attend school, although Wal-Mart (my place of employment) does not allow me to have a "school schedule" so it makes it hard to attend school. I was told that if I want full time I am required to have an open availability and I can't have open availability to attend school. Anyways, moral to that is I hate Wal-Mart, they claim to be all about family and whatever but they like to keep you away from your family.
Something seriously just came up that makes me angry about that place. My boyfriend Scott and I have plans to go out of town this weekend and we put in for the time off back in January and he was just told 10 min ago that if he doesn't work this weekend that he is going to be coached for it. Well if he gets coached he will get fired. The Assistant manager has had 3 months of notice and is telling him at the last second... GRR I really get annoyed with that place. Anyways, hello to all that read my outbursts and if you would like to know anything about me please feel free to ask or stop by my myspace page its