Re: Why are Walmart Employees Only Allowed Water?
by DeVoidx - Posted Tue June 10, 2008 @ 8:40 AM
It's mostly because of the spilling issue. Water can be cleaned up easy, soda leaves sticky residue. ever wonder what those nasty black spots allover the ground are ? Soda stains with dirt stuck in em. I work at walmart, and they tried to say we couldn't drink anyhting in my store. That lasted about a day. Now we are only allowed water. I drink either or. Mostly water. It doesn't stop me from sticking a soda bottle in my pocket.
In my experience the managers don't really care what you are drinking, just where and when. If you have a soda, and ocassionally take a sip, bottle it, and put it away is one thing. If you are standing there with a can in hand when a customer rolls up, it looks bad.
Walmart isn't as bad as it seems. The managers are about as qualified as most fast food managers. So are most of the employees. Don't expect more out of them than you do of the guy at burger king.
They give everyone a break roughly every 2 hours. If you work a 9 hour shift (full time) you work 1.5-2.5 hours get a break, work 1.5-2.5 hours get an hour lunch, work 1.5-2.5 hours get a break, then after a couple hours go home.
When you get a break depends on how many people can give you a break, and how many others need to get a break. I'm a cashier so there are a lot of us. Sometimes you have to wait untill some people have given others breaks before you get yours. I have waited 3 hours or more without a break and you know what ? Time went by quicker afterward. Coming back from lunch with only 3 hours left to go and a break in there somewhere, makes you feel pretty good.