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And that’s the end of my time in Staunton…

January 3, 2004, 12:22 AM

Yeah, today was my last day as an associate in the Staunton Wal-Mart. It was a happy and sad day.

On one hand, it was a happy day. All of us who were hired for Waynesboro and were placed in the Staunton Wal-Mart (Store #1344) will finally be “coming home” to the Waynesboro store as of Monday the 5th. For that, I am excited, as I get to help open and work in a brand new store. Not an existing store that’s moving to a new facility. A totally brand new store. I am SO excited. Plus it’s closer to me than Staunton. Interestingly enough, the Waynesboro Wal-Mart is actually right around the corner from where I used to work. From the new Wal-Mart in Waynesboro, you just have to take about a mile and some change of a drive, and a right and a left, and you’re at CFW (later Telegate) building where I used to work.

Now the sad part was saying goodbye to all the wonderful people in Staunton who aren’t transferring to Waynesboro. I still intend to shop in the Staunton Wal-Mart, so it’s not like I’m going away forever and will never see them again. Still, a lot of well wishes and big hugs were exchanged today. I will so miss everyone… so many great times together, so many wonderful conversations, and also such helpful people as all of us who were hired for Waynesboro got our sea legs on the register and with Wal-Mart in general in Staunton for Christmas.

All in all, Wal-Mart in Staunton was a great experience, and one that I will never forget. Now that we know what we’re doing, now it’s time to take the knowledge gained from working at the Staunton store over Christmas down the road to Waynesboro, and help make Waynesboro’s store every bit as great as Staunton’s store.

And our “Gleesome Threesome” of Angelina, Donna, and myself are all going over to Waynesboro, too. They’re going to wonder what’s gotten into us…

Web site: My classic Wal-Mart photo set, taken in the store where I've worked for seven weeks.

Song: Various music heard on the Wal-Mart television network throughout the day.

Quote: "You're not supposed to buy groceries with a gift card... you're supposed to buy something totally unnecessary and selfish with those!"

Categories: Walmart