Exclusive - Wal-Mart's everyday hiring strategy: Add more temps

Jun 12, 2013 | Posted by: roboblogger | Full story: Reuters

Wal-Mart Stores Inc has in recent months been only hiring temporary workers at many of its U.S. stores, the first time the world's largest retailer has done so outside of the holiday shopping season.

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HRsmoke

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Jun 13, 2013
 
Walmart better be ramping up the size of their union busting "labor teams" because they are now just begging the unions to give Walmart another try. All of their clever reasons they give associates to vote against a union seem to be evaporating. Stable employment was always a good one - temps kind of change that ploy. What a lost company not even trying to hide the way it uses people anymore. Walmart has become even more arrogant and full of itself - didn't think that was possible to do.
David

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Jun 14, 2013
 
Yep, WalDumb is the worst place I have ever worked. I was a co-manager for the longest and least productive 15 months of my life. Not ONCE in that 15 months did I get a directive from a market member that wasn't followed by a threat.
I worked there, because I had no other choice at the time. I never quit looking for a job and took the first offer that came my way.(I was in my mid-50's in the Zero-bama economy, took longer than it should have).
They were so dumb, they continued to pay me for 4 months after I left. I had to send a registered letter to the CEO, Daisy Duke, to get taken off the payroll. Sent two letters to the "market team" with no results prior to that.
Best day of my life was my last day there.
Anonymouse

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Jun 18, 2013
 
If you were smart and educated enough that you landed a job as a co-manager right off the bat, you really can't say you didn't have other options.
David

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Jun 23, 2013
 
I didn't have any other options at the time for sure. I was in manufacturing, white, 55 years old and was making 125K+. Not many options to a guy in that situation. If you think you have to be smart and educated to get a co-manager job with no retail experience, you are mistaken. There were people in my training class that couldn't spell WalMart, that they hired for Co-Managers. I had assistant managers working for me that didn't have the grammar skills of a 5th grader. Sad really, but then again a lot of the management people above me were almost as bad. I never met one person in my 15 months of working there that would survive one day in my previous job or in a real professional career.

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