Thread regarding Walmart layoffs

Hats off!

This People Lead has decided to step down. Reason? This job is way too much work for 1 person to do alone. Thought I would give it a try and decided my health and well being is worth much more than having a stroke or heart attack stressing over the extensive work load and all the stuff they keep piling on my plate (This includes scheduling). My family is much more valuable to me than working myself to death with no end in sight of the workload. Walmart knew this position was too much for 1 person but they simply don't care about us and are too cheap to pay another person to help. The pay is simply not worth it and I am stepping down. I know I gave it my best shot and I have decided to live my life happy and stress free. Get someone else to work cheap and keep piling the work load on them until they break too!

I apologize for reposting this, but this was perfectly said and deserved to be in a thread for more people to see. OP, hats off to you!

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At our store associates keep going to the ex PC and TC for help. The new Lead never has time and don't want to help associates. She doesn't take care of associate events or associate spaces. Management were bribing associates to finish GLMS if not they couldn't get their extra 15% for working Thanksgiving. At least in our store I don't see any care or leading for associates.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-Rqfz

People lead will be easy when workday starts..😂 That's what I was told. Too bad I've been around Walmart long enough to know how they think and what reality is. I was not about to be talked into that position. I was personnel coordinator by myself for 6 months prior to people lead. The stress was not and is not worth it.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-mmvp

This PEOPLE LEAD IS quitting WALMART after a 28 year stint. Yes, I found another HR position that pays well and has better hours and much better benefits.
I am literally leaving Walmart after being a DM for 14 years and a Personnel Coordinator for 14 years and a PEOPLE LEAD for 3 months. Never thought I would leave a company I ONCE had so much respect and dedication to but unfortunately, they don't care about me.
ENOUGH is ENOUGH. Walmart is s—ing the life right out of me!!!!!
Walmart just literally keeps piling MORE work on People Leads.
Walmart takes away a Full Time Training Coordinator and excepts the PEOPLE LEAD to NOW work ONLY 40 hours per week.......(Store Mgr. says no overtime) to do the job of 2 people in 40 hours which is literally UNREALISTIC!! .......but expects the PEOPLE LEAD to hire people,do ORIENTATIONS, plan party's for associates, do OSHA log, scheduling, attendance, ask offs, take care of missed punches, meal violations, deal with associate issues, be a nose wiper, put hiring ads on INDEED, do the CORE HOURS assignments, own the FASTENAL lockers, clean the lounge, GLMS, PATHWAYS, recruit, and the list goes on and on.
I am going where I can work a NORMAL schedule, no weekends, no holidays, and no late shifts where I am on the road at 11pm driving home.
This PEOPLE LEAD has literally had it and isn't taking the mental abuse by associates and management any more. How much more work can one person do alone?
Come in to work at 8am and cannot leave because there are people coming in all day needing help and management refuses to help associates because they are too busy stocking freight and working in Online Grocery.
My health, mental and physical health is more important that Walmart.
Yes, I am a team player,who adjusts my schedule to be able to be available for associates....stays late when needed but gets absolutely no thanks from the STORE MANAGER but yet the Store Mgr. keeps piling MORE work on me, tasks HE should do himself.
Many PEOPLE LEADS are so frustrated but no one including the MHRM wants to hear it.
The expectations of this job are so unrealistic and I pray for those of you who remain that you get at least a part time person who can do Orientations and monitor GLMS and PATHWAYS. I cannot hold on any longer.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-becp

I am stepped down as well. Many said their peace so I won’t post too largely here.

Too much to do in such little time. Perhaps some people with an ideal store and great mgnt setup can achieve it, but newsflash, most stores don’t run “ideally”. That’s not a condemnation either, it’s just how it is.

Risky with upcoming changes? Slightly. I think that, if the plan is to stay at Walmart any longer for any people stressing over their current role, step down while you can.

As GWP roles out, dm # reduces. If further tech reduces the need for any Team Leads or other roles, it’s best to try and step down and secure a lower level position while they are still there to be had.

Not that it won’t be there later due to turnover, but in some stores, being able to step down and maintain the minimum 34 hours for FT could be a challenge depending on where you are willing to go.

Not worth it and while MAYBE things will improve, that’s long term. Not risking my literal sanity for this.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-bhez

How much extra work is there for People Leads? There are stores in our area that have 2....or even 3 People Leads ......it's gotta be easier when it's more than one People Lead.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-6jkr

They should have just left the Personnel and Training Coordinator positions alone and it would have all be ok. Someone had to decide to get rid of both positions, make the People Lead (as they tauted it a NEW POSITION with NOT the same duties) who were they trying to kid? Sometimes Walmart leave alone what works. Did you ever hear IF AIN'T BROKE, DON'T FIX IT? Oh wait they were trying to find a way to get rid of LONG TERM Personnel and Training Coordinators who gave their heart and soul to their jobs and Walmart wanted to get rid of them. Hope they can sleep at night. Shameful.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-6hrt

For your information, all we hear in Bentonville is that there are only going to be fewer labor hours in stores going forward. So brace yourselves.

Look. You have to stop caring so much. The Waltons clearly do not care that there isn’t enough labor to run the stores or they’d do something about it.

Don’t k–l yourself for this job. Walmart would fire you tomorrow if they could squeeze a penny out of doing so. It’s just a business transaction. Don’t make it more than that.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-5lic

R they getting rid of core scheduling? Right now we work same shift for a quarter then it changes.
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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-3fxl

What do you mean? PL is to work with SM on schedule satisfying the requirements laid out in the People Updates. Work out a semi-permanent schedule. Vary as needed to satisfy Orientations, etc.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-4ich

I am just trying to hold on till they elimate this role once all the stores have gone to FULL 100% GWP. To say i wish i would have taken the severance package is an understatement.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-3yvu

As a long-term Training Coordinator, I foresaw what was going to be the reality of the People Lead position. The company promised that it was going to be so different with the advent of the "paperless" office and other technological advances. I was with the company long enough to know that it would not be a smooth transition. I opted out, took the severance and haven't regretted it for a moment. I feel badly for the new People Leads, especially those who had no prior HR and/or Walmart experience. They were thrown into the role without practical training. In addition to the high turnover in the PL role, I would expect lawsuits due to mishandling of HR issues such as LOA, ADA, Work Comp, Unemployment and wrongful terminations due to inaccurate attendance tracking.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-3ipc

R they getting rid of core scheduling? Right now we work same shift for a quarter then it changes.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-3fxl

@2pwe Unfortunately Walmart only cares about the bottom line. The only action they will take is to cut more jobs, cut hours and dump more work on the remaining associates.

And when this current course of action fails miserably no one will take ownership of the utter failure it was, and on top of that, the powers that be will not own up to the mistake, and to make matters worse, pretend it never happened. (In my experience, this is how the Home office operates.)

(Walmart is supposed to have a policy called "fail fast." This means when they implement a new process and if it doesn't work, revert to the old process or implement a new one that does. I call bull$#!t. They implemented something called Project Harvest in the IT department in the Home Office. They let that pile of idiocracy languish for almost 10 years before they slowly reversed that decision and changed everything back to the way it was.)

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-3rxl

My hope is the CEO of Walmart and those powers that be, MHRM's, Market Managers and Regional HR Managers just read these posts and take action. What we say is the truth. Nothing held back. The People Lead job is way too much for one person to handle. I don't care if you have HR experience or you don't. It simply doesn't matter. When you have to help associates the majority of your day (I love this about my job), answer phone calls, hire, Do Orientations, conduct job offers, code attendance, schedule, monitor GLMS and Pathways, do the OSHA log, job offers, and so much more, you feel frustrated every day and cannot seem to ever get ahead. We were told this job wasn't going to be so "TASK ORIENTED" and it would free us up for time on the salesfoor to be with associates. This simply doesn't happen, especially in a large SUPERCENTER that is always hiring. My hope is some of the stress and frustration we feel every day does go away at some point. For those who are feeling this, please hold I because I pray there is a remedy in the works to take some of the stress level off. We are doing the best we can. Just keep trying your best and keep plugging along.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-2pwe

This is the way departments managers have had it for years. The work load is way too much. Always having to help in other areas. Never enough time in the day to get your work done. The only thing that was good was the schedule and even that has changed. Working weekends is not bad. It's not having enough time during the week to accomplish everything. I feel so bad for you because I completely understand. Wal-Mart probably doesn't care if you stressed or not however, the other associates do care. I hope things get much better for everyone.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-1kue

I feel for all of you People Leads. These routines and responsibilities for MOST positions are unrealistic. Plus, folks are pulled to other areas all the time! I foresee the FETL spending a lot of time helping out in personnel-much like the FEASMs did. And this is peak hiring season and open enrollment! Take care of your health. That comes first.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-1kae

It would be better if there were not so many zoom meetings, conference calls and off site meetings. What a time eater. I need to be left alone to do the job. Trying to staff for the holidays and they want to have meetings every week. I know what needs done. Give me the time to do it!

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-1kkk

The People Lead job is the same as Personnel Coordinator, except we have to do scheduling, Orientations, make sure GLMS and Pathways are done. Otherwise, its the exact same job. Same duties, MORE STRESS!!

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-1uqb

Yes, if I were able to work my Personnel Coordinator schedule maybe I wouldn't step down. Hope there is a solution to the overload of work tasks because this is absolutely too much for one person. They expect us to be on the floor 95 percent of our time. Not happening. Not with all the help associate's require, hiring, orientation, schedules and all the tasks we are expected to do. Lord I need help. I agree the schedules should be the Asst. Mgr. responsibility. We as People Leads have enough on our plate. I work a 4 week rotation. 3 late shifts, 3 early shifts and 3 weekend shifts. 7-4, 6 -3. 2-11 shifts. People Leads do need to be available for associates on all shifts, agreed!! But the workload is overwhelming and someone needs to tell Home Office and the MHRM they need to take the schedules away from us and give it back to the Asst. Mgrs. There also needs to be a second person in Personnel to just hire, do Orientations, GLMS, Pathways, etc. Asst. Mgrs need to schedule their own people and approve/deny time off requests. I don't know why People Lead's were given those tasks. Asst. Mgrs. should schedule their own people, we as People Leads have no business doing that. We cannot coach people, why on earth are we scheduling? That still must be a management task!

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-1rsg

I work the new schedule. The job is too much tight now. It is overwhelming now. Our our region and market are working at spreading out the tasks. They did not seem to know our stress until we told them. Knowing they are working towards a solution helps immensely. I'm trying to wait it out.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-coh

I am a little perplexed. I am not a people lead but our people lead doesn't appear to have changed much from HR. Example: First month her schedule was nights/weekends. September and October she has been Monday thru Friday 7-4. Not out of the office much either. That may be because she is working on the schedules (?). She was an excellent Personnel Coordinator and deserved the position. Same with our frontend lead. Still working 630-330.
These were positions many would have liked to have put in for but was not available to work a schedule like the job required. Just wondering if any other store managers are not following the company guidelines on these lead position roles. Are you guys working the new schedule? If so would you would you consider not stepping down if you could work your old schedule?

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-xjm

Very, very. very well said. I agree with you 1 million percent. I too am a People Lead ready to call it quits. When will Walmart figure out People Leads have entirely too much on their plate and they need another person in the office to help with hiring, orientations, GLMS, Pathways, etc. It will be too late when they figure it out and will lose a lot of really excellent People Leads.

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Post ID: @11wJQs4w-aho

Good for you! FK Walmart. As you said, they clearly don't care about us. Everyone is their own free agent. Find the best deal that works for YOU, and don't worry about being a 'Team Player' for some company that's only out for themselves.

You said it best: Yours and your family's health and life must come before anything else.

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