With this work ethic and desire to learn and grow, there’s almost nothing Shawn hasn’t done within the club. He’s currently a Member Specialty Manager at a club in York, Pennsylvania. But he started out as a cashier, and his experience includes hardlines, claims, receiving, the gas station, forklift driver, backup Personnel Training Coordinator (PTC), and serving as Team Lead.
"I can't help it. I'm on the frontend [now] but I also go to the salesfloor to make sure they’re good."
Shawn’s versatility and experience in different areas of the club came in handy when he applied for the Sam’s Club Manager in Training (MIT) program with the encouragement of his former Club Manager and Personnel Training Coordinator at a club in Maryland.
In a way, applying for MIT is what would start the drive of his life.
"It was like a feeling of euphoria," Shawn said describing how he felt when he not only got into MIT but also got his first management position. "Super ecstatic. Like a weight lifted off knowing that I can go ahead and do different things…and still be able to be there for my mom."
And so, Shawn’s life pressed forward. But continuing to build it would be difficult. He was the primary support for his mother and he didn’t have a car. Not to mention, he was offered a new management opportunity based in a different club.
However, he was able to take advantage of benefits Sam’s Club provides like the associate stock program and the Even app, which allowed him to achieve a greater sense of financial wellbeing. He continues to use the Even app and its many functionalities today.