(It looks like this was written around end of October)
I have been working at Walmart now for the past 2 months. When asked, “Is it what you expected?” I’m not sure if I know what to expect exactly. I mean, I know I would be on my feet the majority of the time (I mean it is Walmart after all). But as for what I expected, I really did not have a lot of expectations. I know that starting off on the graveyard shift would be a drastic change since I have never worked that shift before. Not only a change but something my body would have to get used to as well.
Once I started working there I really enjoyed it. I was exhausted but I truly enjoyed putting all the freight out that came in for the night.
My first two days were spent in orientation during the day. However, on the third day I had my first graveyard shift. Over the next couple of weeks, I did not sleep very well during the day. I would wake up a minimum of 1 time, usually 2 to 3 times if not more. It really sucked not getting a solid 8 hours of sleep on a daily basis.
I found out that first 3rd shift that I could have been hired directly in as a department manager due to my experience. So about 3 weeks in, I was interviewed for a Department Manager position. I was really surprised when it happened because I had been told you had to be at Walmart for a minimum of 6 months before you could be promoted or even be considered for promotion.
What I found out is due to me being a hard worker and my experience, when my supervisors were asked about me they recommended me for the position. I was offered the job that very night. I was so happy. It feels nice to be appreciated and that other people notice you are a hard worker. I had only been at Walmart since August 25th and I started my new position on September 27th.
I was becoming the Department Manager for Lingerie and Accessories (or as they like to call it Intimates and apparel). What I did know from what I was told and what I know about myself is that this department was going to be right up my alley. As my hubby likes to say about me, I am an anally organized type of person. I guess that type of personality is what is needed. Zoning, which means getting everything put where it belongs and in the proper order, is something I actually enjoy as I get to put everything in is proper place. My job would entail a lot of this.
Overall, it is a good job, just a tad bit exhausting. And just think, I started this right before Christmas season. I wonder how that will truly be.