Walmart Journey, Take 2

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PackRat's Comment
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When I was at Cheyenne, we had several daycab drivers that were home daily. They did store deliveries and also would travel to various shippers in the Denver metro area to bring loaded trailers back to the DC.

That's my guess.

Shipper:

The customer who is shipping the freight. This is where the driver will pick up a load and then deliver it to the receiver or consignee.

Brandon S.'s Comment
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Two weeks to go until onboarding. Here’s where the problems begin. My present company doesn’t want to cooperate with the employment verification. Walmart needs me to obtain a copy of an accident report from 6 years ago, freak accident where a pole fell on my truck on the interstate. Where do I even get this report? I’m assuming the police or dmv , I’ve got to do some searching. Oh and the wheel bearings on my car just went bad so I have to fix that before I can drive to Delaware. I’ll get through this but it’s stressful.

Interstate:

Commercial trade, business, movement of goods or money, or transportation from one state to another, regulated by the Federal Department Of Transportation (DOT).

Dm:

Dispatcher, Fleet Manager, Driver Manager

The primary person a driver communicates with at his/her company. A dispatcher can play many roles, depending on the company's structure. Dispatchers may assign freight, file requests for home time, relay messages between the driver and management, inform customer service of any delays, change appointment times, and report information to the load planners.

DMV:

Department of Motor Vehicles, Bureau of Motor Vehicles

The state agency that handles everything related to your driver's licences, including testing, issuance, transfers, and revocation.

Turtle's Comment
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Just take it one obstacle at a time and get through it. You know what to do.

At least the bearing went bad now instead of halfway to Delaware.

Brandon S.'s Comment
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Very true, thanks for the perspective. Nerves I guess. I’m not used to change much. One step at a time.

Just take it one obstacle at a time and get through it. You know what to do.

At least the bearing went bad now instead of halfway to Delaware.

Brandon S.'s Comment
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So my present company didn’t cooperate with the employment verification and the report came back unable to verify. I haven’t heard anything about it from Walmart. Do companies sometimes do this? Will this affect me going to onboarding? I have ten years with the company and can provide paystubs but my company wouldn’t talk to them.

Anne A. (G13Momcat)'s Comment
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Just take it one obstacle at a time and get through it. You know what to do.

At least the bearing went bad now instead of halfway to Delaware.

So my present company didn’t cooperate with the employment verification and the report came back unable to verify. I haven’t heard anything about it from Walmart. Do companies sometimes do this? Will this affect me going to onboarding? I have ten years with the company and can provide paystubs but my company wouldn’t talk to them.

Brandon, apparently..they do. Ever since Covid (Smokescreenvid.) It's not 'legal' but who has time to chase all that?!?! Not most companies, sadly. I hope this DOESN'T affect you, but .. hmmm, it could.

Hopefully, Turtle will stop back in, and assist. As far as onboarding.. sure hope he sees this!!

Many folks have emails in profiles...

~ Anne ~

G-Town's Comment
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Many companies will accept W2s and pay stubs. It’s proof you worked there.

Turtle's Comment
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It seems quite unprofessional, and somewhat unethical for a company to reap the benefits of presumably a good employee of 10 years, only to selfishly refuse to help you onto bigger and better things. Makes me angry to think a company will do such a thing.

As for Walmart, I don't have a clue how they will handle this. Now would be a good time to gather up all the proof you can. You can work around this.

Brandon S.'s Comment
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Thanks for the responses. I’m gathering up everything and emailed my recruiter offering up anything they may need. I agree turtle, it is unethical and unprofessional. They offered a raise when I first put in my notice. Hire right report shows over a dozen calls to hr that went unanswered and left voicemails with no call back. All over a two week period. Seems intentional to me. Hopefully Walmart won’t hold it against me. I’m less than a week from onboarding.

Brandon S.'s Comment
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Ok just heard from my recruiter and everything is a go! That’s a load off my mind. Now I can concentrate on studying my pre trip.

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