Thread regarding Walmart layoffs

That Auto S robot taking our jobs!

We recently had that AUTO S robot installed in our store... And literally 2 weeks later....an Amp task dropped mentioning how the auto s robot along with other emerging tech is reducing the need for some in the workforce... And that starting next year... We are losing 3 dept mgrs. Crazy seeing this in action. Feel bad for those about to lose their positions... And pay... Because I doubt they will offer pay protection.

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The only people that need to worry about rank and yank are the lazy underperformers. What I saw last year at the home office was associates that needed a wake up call for years finally get one. Conversely, we had to reward our best associates with Exceeds and Role Model evals, whereas before it took an act of Congress and a note from Doug to give a RM, and Exceeds were severely limited. I thought it was great, and long overdue.

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Post ID: @11FwLn4f-Aalc

@1efs - Nope, neither. Though I did watch two highly effective Co's that actually gave a sh*t be ran out. Neither one was let go; but instead were shuffled to problem stores to clean up others messes and decided it wasn't worth it. However, other than being mildly disgusted to see a company that I own stock in run off some talent for no good reason, I didn't have any skin in that game. So maybe you should go back and work on your psych degree before trying to analyze me from a comment made here.

That being said, what I said stands. So many hourly employees on here thought that was all 'fun and games' and 'great times' that it was happening. Well, when the ratio of salary to hourly people is 1:15, 1:20, etc., there are only so many salary heads to roll compared to hourly ones. Where did these people think things were eventually headed? Cut a Co or two making $60k-ish plus bonus and benefits helps; but cutting several (often overpaid and under-working) hourly people is a better bang for your buck. Especially for those DM's, etc., that milk the system, etc. Sorry, but 40k+ to fold towels? Good luck with that.

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Post ID: @11FwLn4f-5kdi

@ ibzs, by now it's clear either a co close to you got the heave-ho during the (BLESSED lol) Great Co Manager Pandemic of Walmart..............................or it was you.

Either way, you're talking to a bunch of highly anxious and p-ss-d off hourly employees of that hell hole on here. I'm not psychic, but I don't see you getting a lot of support for your 'karma' speeches to us ~ ~ ~

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Post ID: @11FwLn4f-1efs

Auto S and the LED price tags will eliminate TONS of work that frankly just isn't feasible now. We have price changes 2-3 weeks late here in nearly half the departments!

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Post ID: @11FwLn4f-1uey

"We are losing 3 dept mgrs. Crazy seeing this in action. Feel bad for those about to lose their positions... And pay..."

Once again, it was all 'fun and games' when Co-Mgr's were hosed in 2018. All the "they're lazy and we don't need them" and so on. Well if you all didn't think that hourly management was going to be on the list, then shame on you. Frankly, for every good department manager there are multiple ones that have been sitting in their position for far too long and have gotten lazy and complacent. So all the cute things that were said about the CO's applies to them in spades. Karma time.

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Post ID: @11FwLn4f-1bzs

"We are losing 3 dept mgrs. Crazy seeing this in action. Feel bad for those about to lose their positions... And pay..."

Once again, it was all 'fun and games' when Co-Mgr's were hosed in 2018. All the "they're lazy and we don't need them" and so on. Well if you all didn't think that hourly management was going to be on the list, then shame on you. Frankly, for every good department manager there are multiple ones that have been sitting in their position for far too long and have gotten lazy and complacent. So all the cute things that were said about the CO's applies to them in spades. Karma time.

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Post ID: @11FwLn4f-1bgc

Nathaniel.

You should look into Walmart’s purported dotcom growth. Is it actual dotcom sales or is Walmart artificially inflating their dotcom sales with online grocery pickup being grouped into that number? I wonder if Walmart’s actual website sales are actually growing at all.

Another hot topic would be all the stealth layoffs Wal-Mart has been doing for the past five years. They’ve made them smaller to keep them out of the news. But they basically have been getting rid of people constantly.

Age discrimination is a huge hot topic at corporate right now.

There’s the topic of rampant nepotism in the officer ranks at Walmart.

Failure to retain top female talent.

Then there is the rank and yank scoring system Walmart has been using on their people. It’s on par with what people were saying about Amazon. They’ve been terrorizing their people with it.

You should probably pick a topic that you want to know about. There are a lot of angles.

Ps. You should get into some Walmart stores outside of Walmart’s core markets. A lot of them are disasters.

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Post ID: @11FwLn4f-1xwl

Hi there. Nathaniel Meyersohn from CNN Business here.

I’d love to talk to you “on background,” meaning I’d never use your name in any story, or tell anyone else that we spoke.

I can be reached via cell 917 498 6900, on Twitter @nmeyersohn, and email [email protected] I'm also on Signal and Telegram.

Hope to hear from you.

Nathaniel

https://www.cnn.com/profiles/nathaniel-meyersohn

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