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Old 05-17-2019, 06:51 PM
 
Location: Santa Monica, Ca
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If the dude from Cosby Show can pack bags @ Traders Joes, you are not 'above' working @ Walmart
So you can come back and wonder why....they didn’t strive for more?
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Old 05-17-2019, 06:54 PM
 
Location: Mars City
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Probably not A or B, but C. No reason to be aiming so low. That's more the issue than picking between those two.
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Old 05-17-2019, 09:35 PM
 
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Macdonalds is the better job no doubt. I worked there as a teen and now as an adult I understand how the training I received at McD's turned out to be the more valuable than any other job I could have had. And the best part, I still associate with my former McD's coworkers even 20 years later. It was a really great team building company.

My Macdonalds experience is the reason why I am successful in my career today. Quality, Cleanliness, and Great Service was the mission statement at the time. It was the key to my success.

I have no Walmart experience, but my minimal experience in shopping at Walmart, speaking English is the exception and these people who are working the aisle seem to have no ability to answer a simple question in English. On the opposite end, McD's trains Future winners.

I don't blame Walmart for hiring primarily non-english-speaking English, but when I have to start subsidizing those losers to get them the $15/hour they're asking for....OH H-NO!

Winners start at McD's. Immigrants who have ZERO to offer work for W-Mart.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:41 AM
 
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Work full time at the Walmart's, and moonlight nights and weekends at the Mickey D's. You'll get discounts, you'll get in front of your expenses and start saving up some money, and most importantly, you won't have time to sit around and feel sorry for yourself. Introspection is a luxury, not a full time activity.
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Old 05-18-2019, 06:45 AM
 
Location: Houston, TX
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Every day I get called by a hiring manager from Walmart. Despite not being able to find any work at all and, with an Art History degree, no feasible career path it’s still hard for me to bite the bullet and answer their calls. Walmart sounds like a terrible place to work.

I’ve unsuccesfully looked for an entry level office job for five months and was even rejected from an unpaid internship in the same field as my last position. Looks like I’m starting again from the bottom.

To walk you through my resume, I never work in high school or college, and it took me a year after getting my BA with honors to find a job delivering pizza. I quit after three months and a year later spent six months washing dishes. Then I miraculously found a job related to my major, even though at this point I no longer cared to do anything with it. I just needed a job, period. After a year and a half I quit following a mental health breakdown and have been unemployed the past ten months.

I have been financially cut off and am stuck in a lease. I dropped my health insurance. The walls are closing in. Should I work at Taco Bell, McDonald’s, etc? Is it better than Walmart? Can you describe the difference in working in a large retail store or a fast food restaurant for me?

Once my lease is up I plan on moving back in with my mom out of state, so I just need to get by for a while.
Amazing. The hiring manager is so desperate for employees they call you every single day begging for you to work there? Must be nice to be you.
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Old 05-18-2019, 07:15 AM
 
Location: The Ozone Layer, apparently...
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I have to agree with Walmart. More stability, opportunity for advancement, and the benefits.
This. Then again, fast food joints need managers too, and you will probably leave the place fed, if nothing else. The quality of food is another topic, but hey! You are young, right?

You certainly set yourself up for success, picking Art History as your major.

Is there a community college in the area? You could become an x-ray tech or 2 year RN for better employment opportunities while you wait for that Art History based dream job to come your way. Or, bartending school maybe?

In all sincerity though, best wishes to you.

Btw, if you can get a good upscale restaurant to take you on, income might be better for wait staff.
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Old 05-18-2019, 08:13 AM
 
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Walmart store managers make $175,000 per year, on average.

https://www.wsj.com/articles/walmart...ar-11557339360

Of course, managers of their SuperCenters earn far more; they oversee 300+ employees and are responsible for $100 Million in annual sales.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:12 AM
 
Location: SoCal
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Definitely Walmart, I would much rather have the flexibility of being able to work with more people and have more ability to go to other places within the store.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:34 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque, New Mexico
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Macdonalds is the better job no doubt. I worked there as a teen and now as an adult I understand how the training I received at McD's turned out to be the more valuable than any other job I could have had. And the best part, I still associate with my former McD's coworkers even 20 years later. It was a really great team building company.

My Macdonalds experience is the reason why I am successful in my career today. Quality, Cleanliness, and Great Service was the mission statement at the time. It was the key to my success.

I have no Walmart experience, but my minimal experience in shopping at Walmart, speaking English is the exception and these people who are working the aisle seem to have no ability to answer a simple question in English. On the opposite end, McD's trains Future winners.

I don't blame Walmart for hiring primarily non-english-speaking English, but when I have to start subsidizing those losers to get them the $15/hour they're asking for....OH H-NO!

Winners start at McD's. Immigrants who have ZERO to offer work for W-Mart.
Wow, my experience has been the exact opposite. I have never in my life came across a person who can't speak English very well working at Walmart. However, here, it's quite the norm to have Mexican immigrant, native Spanish-speakers working at McDonald's. In Albuquerque it's quite a well-known phenomenon and complaint of the surly Mexican woman immigrant manager of fast food places and her brood of incompetent Mexican immigrant underlings. They don't speak English well and it's a pain to convey your order. They often speak in Spanish to each other and since I understand Spanish I know they talk about the customers.

At the Walmart stores here most of the people you see working are young white men and native-born Hispanic males working as stockers, with mostly young to middle-aged white women, black women and native-born Hispanic women working the checkouts and customer service positions. Senior customer service are often 40-year-old plus white men. Management and senior positions are usually white men and native-born Hispanic men, but with women and other minorities still represented occasionally. For instance, one of the district managers I had to talk to about an issue was a black woman.

Again, I have the complete opposite experience with Walmart and McDonald's here in Albuquerque.
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Old 05-18-2019, 10:35 AM
 
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Let me also add that life goes by fast. The OP is single and my guess mid 20's. He's got plenty of time to find an employment track which works for him.

It's a mistake to play the victim or the blame game or simply to give up. I made plenty of mistakes especially during the prime years of 20 through 40.

But I also picked myself up and made a life for myself.

Nothing spectacular but I'm o.k.
John, I love your story. really great what you've been able to accomplish.
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