Why is it so hard to get a job at walmart?

@dawnrm69 (1174)
United States
May 13, 2007 12:33pm CST
I have been trying to get a job with walmart for 2 months now and When I try to talk to someone over hiring they are always in a meeting or not there. If they are hiring then why cant I get a job with them. I have left meesgae for them several times and not once have they returned my cal. I have wondered if they are recieving thses messages!
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@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
13 May 07
My son in law works at walmart at nights. He just started to work there about a month now and they are always hiring. I don't know whats with the walmart at your area. i think I remember you saying awhile back saying you might get a job at walmart or maybe it was someone else. Wish I knew what to tell you did you go to the office and asked if they were hiring? Maybe you need to go again and see what the deal is. Good luck.
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@dawnrm69 (1174)
• United States
13 May 07
Thank you yes they are hiring have been for a month now. I dont know what it is I guess maybe there alot of people looking for a job and it takes time to go thru all the apps. I have heard that it is not a good place to work but I tell you right now I need a job and I am willing to start anywhere. I am going to keep checking back and maybe after they see how many times I keep checking they will see that I am ready and willing to work now.
@aprilgrl (4460)
• United States
13 May 07
My son in law loves the job there and is working toward to be a manager there. I sure hope that something good will come up for you I know the cost of the Senior year they are high. I don't know if he put an application online or not but anyway Good Luck.
@Mickie30 (2636)
13 May 07
Hi I am not sure why you are having a difficult time finding a job there, but I read on mylot the other day that someone got a job there and had a horrible time she was pregnant and she never got a break she was also over worked and they never gave her a seat to sit on at the till where she worked. If I was you I would look for work somewhere else and consider you had a lucky escape because I believe they do not treat their staff well at all.
@dawnrm69 (1174)
• United States
13 May 07
YOu are right I have been told that a few times that it is bad to work there. I am hoping for a couple of others I think the others pay more too! I am hoping to get hired at one of them by the end of the week! I need the work for my daugher need money for school pics and all the Senior stuff. I can not give heer any right now but when I get to start work and get caught up a little and then I will have the money for her. O.k. thank you till later
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• United States
13 May 07
good question. i applied there once,and they told me they were not in a "hiring period".okay.. but in retrospect,it may have been a good thing.friends that did get hired,told me it sucks. they appearently think a day off is an option,not a requirement.
@dawnrm69 (1174)
• United States
13 May 07
Tru I have heard that if you ask for a day off that you get wrote up and I have even heard bout one that got fired and well it was wrong her mom was in the hospital and they called the family in and well she got fired over it. That is wrong!
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• United States
14 May 07
definetly.that's about what happened in this case,too.
@webeishere (36377)
• United States
13 May 07
Go to customer service and ask for the Regioanl Managers number. Go higher up as needed is my ways of getting any type of action from large sorporations/companies. HAPPY POSTINGS FROM GRANDPA BOB !!~
@dawnrm69 (1174)
• United States
13 May 07
Thank you I will try that! Thank you again
• United States
14 May 07
Your guess is as good as mine. I tried several times when I first moved here to Kentucky to get hired on at Wal-Mart and each time I would get interviewed, and I would do a follow-up afterwards and they would all tell me they were no longer hiring. So now even if I was looking for a job and Wal-Mart was supposedly hiring I wouldn't even put my application in with them again. I enjoy shopping there, but I wouldn't work there now even if they got down on their knees and begged me to work there.
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
14 May 07
Well at my local walmart you have to apply online for the job. I live pretty close and Im there at least once a week. And they are always hiring.
@TerryZ (22146)
• United States
14 May 07
Well at my local walmart you have to apply online for the job. I live pretty close and Im there at least once a week. And they are always hiring.
@angela2006 (1846)
• China
14 May 07
actually ,I think it is hard to find a job not only at walmart but in many other fields in China.it has been two years since my graduation from my university which is famous in our country,but now my salary is only eight hundred RMB.I have changed two jobs,the second is worse than the first except its working time is less.I dare not to change my job now,because I do not know when I can find another job and I do not know how about the next job.