Joan Hagner Interview Essay

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Biograhpy- Joan Hagner Krystal Lindsay August 28, 2013 Joan Hagner: has been at Wal-Mart for 40 years Store 29; Jefferson City, Mo. Started: Aug. 16, 1973 Number of stores where she's worked: 1 Positions held: 28 Joan loves her family, and she’s grateful that her job at Wal-Mart has allowed her quality time with them. What has been your favorite place to work in the store? I think soft-lines was one of my favorite places. I loved the people I worked with, and I liked the garment changes with each season because they always brightened up our department. Did you get to meet Sam Walton? When I first started, Mr. Sam was in our store several times. He always made the atmosphere of the store great when he came in. I feel like his spirit is what has kept the company going strong. When an organization has loyal long-time employees, it shows to other organizations:…show more content…
With our size and scale, we believe it’s our responsibility to lead on important issues, and one example is our commitment to veterans who have served our nation. Our founder, Sam Walton, instilled in our company a deep respect for our men and women in uniform – a respect that has only increased through the years. On Memorial Day, Wal-Mart began offering a job to any honorably discharged veteran within his or her first 12 months off active duty who meets our standard hiring criteria. We expect to hire over 100,000 U.S. veterans over the next five years. Adding associates from the military means that we will be gaining experience from one of the most diverse talent-rich pools in the world. As a retired U.S. Army Brigadier General and 31-year military veteran, I’ve experienced how closely the Wal-Mart culture of respect, service and excellence mirrors that of the U.S. armed forces. The morals, ethics, skills and experiences instilled in our veterans directly translate into so many of the career opportunities we offer here at

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