Thread regarding Walmart layoffs

Overwhelmed is an understatement

I have talked to many people leads in the last few weeks and I have received the same feed back from all of them but one. It’s an extremely overwhelming position. The company has taken the responsibilities of a handful of people and put it in the hands of one hourly associate is just entirely too demanding. 40 hours will never cut the workload this position requires. I foresee the position being high in turnover-quickly!

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Here is a question. How can an hourly People Lead write schedules for the entire store and not be a salaried manager? Not sure if this is legit. In all my salaried manager positions I have had over my lifetime in retail , I was always a salaried manager writing schedules for hourly associates. How then can an hourly People Lead write schedules for hourly associates?
Just asking for input and your thoughts.

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-cvol

6qii,

When it comes out in the media that Wal-Mart is forcing people to work off the clock again, the stuff will hit the fan. Someone will eventually file a complaint with the Labor board and/or go to the media. Bonus points if they go to the media during holiday season.

It’s a lawsuit waiting to happen. With proper documentation, those being forced to work off the clock will be rich.

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-8yjt

It's simple, they will be told to perform or else lose their job. They will start working off of the clock to meet the demands of the job. I know a few claims managers that are now working off of the clock since getting their dept hours cut along with still having old UPC associate tasks to complete. Same thing with some department managers.

Walmart will never tell you to work off the clock but their expectations and staffing hours that they give you will cause the hourly supervisors to do just that.

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-6qii

I'd never take the job. Even with two people, it would have been too much. The fact that they don't even have voicemail or a direct dial number makes it impossible for applicants to get through. Our People Lead is ALSO the front end manager until we get a Coach hired. What a mess!

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-5jlk

So I was an old personnel manager and I found a different position because I didn’t want to work nights. Well the person that is the people lead hasn’t worked any nights and I don’t see them doing much of anything. The office is a mess and nothing is updated. I don’t understand how this is happening and being acceptable. Are other people leads working the schedule and closing once a week?

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-4dcp

I cry on the way home and when I get home. This job is too much for one person. They knew it when they eliminated the Training Coordinator position. It is unbelievable how they expect one person to dp the job of two. Just another way to s— the life out of people and pay them low wages.

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-3jdz

I have now joined the others crying in the bathroom. How did I not see this?

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-3qbe

OVERWHELMED is an understatement. This position is way too much for one person.....and mgmt keeps on shoving on the People Lead all the jobs they don't want to do themselves. And then entire store schedules are dumped on the People Leads as if they don't have enough to do now!! Every single People Lead knows this job is too much for one person. Some may wish not to admit it. That is OK. We all know the TRUTH!!

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-1deh

Can someone explain what the people leads are doing,1 of our personal Associates got the people lead position.They are not in the office a lot of the time and when they are I see no difference in what they are doing looks the same.The one we have is very rude a ken to a junk yard dog.Never helps the Associates and is sarcastic and rude when approached with a problem or question.They need to go entirely.Looks they just changed the name same old person

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-qnd

They can’t step down they will loose to much 💰 money.

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-jln

What's going to compound the problems you describe is how Walmart will be responding to them: with threats, firings, fear and intimidation.

The managers running those stores are selected on their capacity to treat other human beings like animals, and the managers already grandfathered in are pressured to become that way themselves—or succumb to the same psychological battering.

I have seen this.

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-mbr

I think high turn over is part of the plan. Gone forever are the days people could make a 30 year career out of retail.

Or anywhere else, most likely. Corporate greed is thicker than I've ever seen it.

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Post ID: @11d4OCEI-xgt

I'm sure ours doesn't like the schedule, but I'd expect them to hang in there until they reach their earliest retirement age.

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