missing work at Walmart

missing work at Walmart

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guest

Little Rock, AR

#1 Feb 10, 2010
I have been sick for the past week and then the bad weather. I have called in 5 days in a row now. I have only been working there for about 4 months. Does anyone know the policy for missing work at Walmart? I know they have a point system but I am not sure how many points equal termination.

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#2 Feb 10, 2010
The policy differs at every walmart just depending on the mngr. If u have a good excuse for callin in then when u go back to work they will prolly just give u a warning. But after 4 missed days they call u for what's called dday. U will have to write out why u missed and they will then determine if they want to keep u or not, but if u are a hard worker and they really like u then u may not hve a problem! Justdepends maily on how good u r and how hard u work

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weather

Jonesboro, AR

#3 Feb 10, 2010
the weather wasnt really that bad so no reason to miss for that reason
MrBreeze

Bossier City, LA

#4 Feb 10, 2010
I cannot believe that you work at wal-mart and do not know the attendance, dress code, and general conduct standards since they are easily accessible by any employee. You have demonstrated that you have little interest in knowing what you as an employee are supposed to know by not inquiring until you are directly concerned about how your attendance is going to affect you. Arkansas is an at-will state and you can be terminated for any reason other than prohibited discrimination or retaliation. Although I do not agree with the at-will provision in Arkansas law, it is the law. I hope you have a sympathetic boss. Personally, I think the ignorance claim could cut the wrong way in your situation.
guest wrote:
I have been sick for the past week and then the bad weather. I have called in 5 days in a row now. I have only been working there for about 4 months. Does anyone know the policy for missing work at Walmart? I know they have a point system but I am not sure how many points equal termination.
guest

Charleston, WV

#5 Feb 10, 2010
guest wrote:
I have been sick for the past week and then the bad weather. I have called in 5 days in a row now. I have only been working there for about 4 months. Does anyone know the policy for missing work at Walmart? I know they have a point system but I am not sure how many points equal termination.
if you miss 3 schedualed work days in a row they count for one point. you are allowed 6 points then you get a d day which is a decision day when you have a paid day off to decide if you really want to work at walmart or not but if you mess up 1 time after that you are terminated. 1 point takes about 2 or 3 months to fall off. after 3 points you get a coaching(they write it in their book that they talk to you about your attendance) 4 points you get a warning and i forgot what 5 points is...lol but yea i know how it is at walmart, i worked there for 2 1/2 mths before i understood everything completely.when they hire you after the cbls you are on your own. the managers are always too busy to teach you and it can be confusing. i only worked there for 6 mths before i found another job and quit.it can be very stressfull there! good luck!!!

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Little Rock, AR

#6 Feb 10, 2010
weather wrote:
the weather wasnt really that bad so no reason to miss for that reason
You have no idea where I live and how far I have to drive to get to work. I couldn't get out of my drive way because of the snow and frozen stuff. I was just asking a question to see if anyone on this site knew Walmarts policy. Thank you to the few that left REAL answers to the question that I had.
An_American

Jonesboro, AR

#7 Feb 10, 2010
weather wrote:
the weather wasnt really that bad so no reason to miss for that reason
Your stupidity amuses me
guest

Pacifica, CA

#8 Feb 10, 2010
An_American wrote:
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Your stupidity amuses me
your stupidity amuses me too
guest

Pacifica, CA

#9 Feb 10, 2010
MrBreeze wrote:
I cannot believe that you work at wal-mart and do not know the attendance, dress code, and general conduct standards since they are easily accessible by any employee. You have demonstrated that you have little interest in knowing what you as an employee are supposed to know by not inquiring until you are directly concerned about how your attendance is going to affect you. Arkansas is an at-will state and you can be terminated for any reason other than prohibited discrimination or retaliation. Although I do not agree with the at-will provision in Arkansas law, it is the law. I hope you have a sympathetic boss. Personally, I think the ignorance claim could cut the wrong way in your situation. <quoted text>
Riiiight, like a walmart employee is that interested in the rules. Pay her more than 7.25 an hr and I'm sure she'd get more interest, terdmonkey.
Not me

United States

#10 Feb 10, 2010
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Riiiight, like a walmart employee is that interested in the rules. Pay her more than 7.25 an hr and I'm sure she'd get more interest, terdmonkey.
Not everyone draws unemployment. many people like to feel a sense of self worth so they choose to work just so they are not a drain on the rest of us. Btw, a guest would be welcomed in, you are not.
guest
&#8194;&#8194;/guest/ Show Spelled Pronunciation [gest] Show IPA
–noun
1. a person who spends some time at another person's home in some social activity, as a visit, dinner, or party.
2. a person who receives the hospitality of a club, a city, or the like.
3. a person who patronizes a hotel, restaurant, etc., for the lodging, food, or entertainment it provides.
4. an often well-known person invited to participate or perform in a regular program, series, etc., as a substitute for a regular member or as a special attraction.

As you can tell, you are none of the above.
popeye

Bossier City, LA

#11 Feb 10, 2010
looks as tho someone can't make work on time or at all!
guest wrote:
I have been sick for the past week and then the bad weather. I have called in 5 days in a row now. I have only been working there for about 4 months. Does anyone know the policy for missing work at Walmart? I know they have a point system but I am not sure how many points equal termination.
WalMart Employee

Russellville, AR

#12 Feb 10, 2010
It takes 6 months for a point to fall off. Most of the days that were missed the past couple of weeks due to weather were excused, so you did not get a point for those days. Whether it's excused or not is up to the home office, they decide that based on the road conditions in your area and how many people called in those days.
Knows

Blytheville, AR

#13 Feb 10, 2010
I worked for Walmart many years an yes they keep you informed. The cbl's do the rest. So you should know where you stand on missing. They post stuff in the break room. It is up to you to find out some things.
Black

Auburn, CA

#14 Feb 10, 2010
guest wrote:
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Riiiight, like a walmart employee is that interested in the rules. Pay her more than 7.25 an hr and I'm sure she'd get more interest, terdmonkey.
Well, sounds like she hasn't given them a reason to pay more than $7.25 per hour.
guest

Alexandria, LA

#15 Feb 13, 2010
I've never understood why some people think it's OK to just show up for work when it's convenient for them to do so ...and then screech like an owl if their hours are cut!

By missing work, you're only proving to your employer that you aren't necessary to the success of the business.

If other staff members can handle the work load without you on the days you miss work, then they probably can every other day as well. If they are unable to do the extra work your absence causes, then it will be necessary to replace you.

Has nothing to do with your personal issues, understanding employers, etc...Nothing personal...It's just business. The job has to be done and somebody has to do it. Plain and simple.

“do not feed the trolls”

Since: Nov 08

Mars Colony

#16 Feb 13, 2010
walmart has a bad habit of cutting hours if you start missing days. Now if you have a doctors excuse, they may overlook it.

If where you live had schools open and buses running, then you better not use bad weather, roads or whatever as an excuse.
thesandman

Moreno Valley, CA

#17 Aug 10, 2010
if you had a dday and then you miss a day just once, would you be terminated then?
Who

United States

#18 Aug 11, 2010
Yes if u miss a day after u have recieved your dday u will get fired
rly

Russellville, AR

#19 Aug 11, 2010
do they really only pay $7.25/hr? I heard more like 8-9/hr..
Who

United States

#20 Aug 11, 2010
it depends on what position....cashiers get paid 7.65 and night gets a dollar more

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