By Sean Welch, Walmart Canada Senior Fulfillment Manager
Everything looks like a mountain until you start climbing it. Reaching the peak takes one step at a time.
That’s what I learned in my time with the Canadian Armed Forces. When I graduated from university, I had two job offers: one with the military and one with Walmart Canada.
Working at Walmart allowed me to do both.
Today, I’m a Senior Fulfillment Manager working out of our Store Support Centre. I’ve been with the company for more than seven years.
I wanted to join the military because I’ve always been around it. My mother worked for CFB Borden in Ontario for 25 years. My family’s house backs onto the base. I love the military and everything it represents.
As a Second Lieutenant and a part-time reservist, I faced many challenges that tested my character. The military gave me the confidence I needed to become the person I am today. But there was one challenge in basic training that nearly broke me.