Pictured above: Charles' father and mother visiting his sister in the U.K.
I quickly saw that if you are hard-working, there are lots of opportunity to grow at Walmart.
I started at as a part-time flex associate, and I am now an assistant manager at the McKenzie Supercentre in Calgary. My dad always taught me and my siblings if you keep working hard, you will see progress, even if it’s little by little. Hard work and drive took me to where I am, and I believe it will take me to the next level.
Walmart’s own commitment to integrity also makes me feel like I can keep growing at the company. Our ethics and compliance training, for example, is all about making sure we follow the rules and stay on the right side of everything - and this reflects how I already operate.
For instance, I am currently managing our store’s e-commerce/omni operations. Part of this job is looking at customer satisfaction scores. There are no shortcuts for something like this. I always say to my team: if we do the job right, the scores will reflect the true quality service we are providing.
My dad is now retired, and I video call with him and my mom back in Nigeria every couple of weeks. Talks with my dad always come back to how work is going. He knows about my progression at Walmart, and always gives me the same advice: to keep working hard, to keep going, to keep doing what you’re doing.
Happy Father’s Day, Mr. Jay!
Charles Jarrett is an Assistant Manager at the Calgary-McKenzie Walmart Supercentre