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Discussion in 'Wal-Mart Drivers' started by conwayrobot, Apr 18, 2014.

  1. grocerythrower

    grocerythrower Super Mod

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    I admire that Stoney, you damn sure have your priorities straight, those kids won't be young long, they make the world go round.
     
  2. xeastend

    xeastend Active Member

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    For Stoney and Conway. Should you guys re consider,how long is the job offer good for?

    Don't know either of you, but not surprised you declined.
     
  3. Banker

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    In my brief time driving for WalMart, I was told that Christmas was the only holiday that everybody was off no matter what. With young kids at home you probably still made the right choice. I'm not sure about your situation, but I don't mind being gone 2-3 days at a time, but that one or two nights home during the week makes being gone more tolerable. Walmart is a great place to drive professionally, but it isn't for everybody, myself included. If I was ready to work part time, they would be my first choice of employers.
     
  4. the5tolls

    the5tolls I hope we make it to 19....got my NO ready

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    I just called Samantha and cancelled my phone interview for Wednesday morning, I hope I didn't make a huge mistake but I figure I can always apply again down the road if I change my mind. I am a road driver for Holland and we are busy and management treats me good and my paychecks are pretty big and the insurance is good, I am worried about YRC going bankrupt sometime in the future, but I guess I'll just keep my fingers crossed and hope for the best. Like I said maybe I will apply again next year.
     
  5. conwayrobot

    conwayrobot New Member

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    hey stoney hows it working out so far up in hurricane,ill b reapplying prob next year,any info will b greatly appreciated,best of luck
     
  6. Extreme4x4

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    I know this is an old thread, but 2 Christmas's and I have not had to work. They work very hard to make sure everyone is home for Christmas, no matter what day it falls on.

    For me, they have also made sure I was home for Thanksgiving. They truly are all about family, and will go out of their way to make sure you can be with yours, no matter what happens. You would not believe me, if I told you some of the stories.

    To the mod from ABF................ wow. Nice way to represent the moderators.
     
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    me also. I've never had to work Christmas or Thanksgiving at Wal Mart. I've always heard those stories about people having to work on Christmas but I have never known anyone that has.
     
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    does anybody knows what kind of miles you a week if you get hire in spring valley ill?
     
  9. sdfugitive

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    Sounds suspicious?
     
  10. sdfugitive

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    We don't work over Christmas! Unless you want to! I think he may have failed his driving test??? I drove LTL for years with Reddaway, Saia, Old Dominion and, Oak Harbor. I can tell you this, I wouldn't go back to that crap for anything. Love,love, love my job at Walmart! Home 3 to 4 nights a week, making 6 figures, great equipment,Beni's, great Co workers. I don't know ANYONE who turns down this job!! You either didn't pass the road test OR,you were fired. You don't just walk away! Union or not, their is NO better job out there. Been driving 28 years. I think I know what I'm talking about!
     
  11. Banker

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    What sounds suspicious?
     
  12. Banker

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    First let me say I'm glad you love your job and I have nothing but good things to say about a Walmart driving job. I'm starting to think maybe you think the only people who leave a Wal-Mart job were asked to leave. It wouldn't be too difficult to find out if my story is true. Get in contact with a driver or two in Seymour or Tim the TM or Safety Dave. See if about 3 years ago he had a former Buster Brown driver turned carhauler who came to work for him for about 3 months, but quit to go back in to carhauling. If I lived in Seymour I might have stayed, because I probably could have got home a couple nights during my work week. I still wouldn't want to work weekends and holidays, so I may not have stayed. Also regarding the road test, call the safety man in Gas City, I can't remember his name but, ask him who received the highest score he had ever given(up to Jan of 2013). Maybe it was a former Buster Brown driver turned carhauler, just a guess on my part! I interviewed in Gas City first and then the job opening posted for Seymour, which is 2 hours closer to my home. I turned down the Gas City job and reapplied for the Seymour job. I too have been trucking for 28 awesome years with over 3 million safe miles. Walmart is a great job, but it was not the best job of my career. That said it probably is the best job possible for most truck drivers, just not me.
     
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  13. Hardball

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    My understanding is that all of dispatch shuts down at like 1800 Xmas eve and everyone is home!!! I know I was home for Xmas and thanksgiving and both were scheduled workdays for me
     
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    I worked Thanksgiving, my decision but when I was passing thru my DC. They had a Bob Evans Thanksgiving Dinner set up in the drivers room for us that were working . Everyone has to make up their own mind. Those who listen to someone else are probably going to make the wrong decision.!
     
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