But that wasn’t the real reason he’d called. He told Amanda that something Justin said in the interview had him in tears. When asked why he wanted to work at Walmart, Justin said: “I watched this company see my mom through a time where she struggled to raise us, and I’ve seen what it has done for her. I would be silly to not want to work for a company like that.”
Justin is now an overnight maintenance supervisor and has been with the company for more than a year.
Last year was full of more big moments for Amanda. Not only was she promoted to store manager and asked to take on the Crossett supercenter, but she also got married. Her wife, Chasity, also works for Walmart – she’s an assistant manager in El Dorado, Arkansas.
“She’s been with Walmart, like, a tiny bit longer than me, so she thinks she has all of this seniority,” Amanda chuckled. When I asked her if there was anything she’d want to tell Chasity, Amanda joked, “Yeah, could you bring home some milk?” They sound like they’ve been married longer than a year.