My blog, like a lot of blogs, has been getting traffic via search engines. There are a lot of folks out there searching for the 1-800 number used to call off from work at Wal-Mart. I mention the number in one of my posts (from back in the days when I worked for Wally World), but I never posted the entire number.

As a courtesy to those who end up here looking for the phone number, here it is:


Good luck.

Update: ย After being bombarded with spam day after day after week after month, I’ve had to change the name of this page as well as the URL. ย I hope you didn’t have too much trouble finding it if you needed it.

168 Comments on “1-800-I’M-SICK”

  1. English Nutter says:

    How funny!

  2. […] 1-800-I’M-SICK […]

  3. shelton says:

    awesome, that helped. Couldn’t find it anywhere else.

  4. thanks for the number, these people are crazy as hell, they have my scheduled for 15 days straight not a single day off. well i told them that i have a full time job from 8-5 and i work for them part time which WAS 6-11 at night but now they are trying to tell me they cannot change my 15 days straight, but guess what i can !?!?!?!?! lol.. thanks for the number and for those who want to work for Wal-Mart, go for it but watch what they work you …….

  5. Robin says:

    You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

    Wally World has its down sides, that’s for sure. I hope you were able to get your schedule straightened out.

  6. Robin Marie says:

    Thanks! I couldn’t find that number anywhere! I appreciate it.

  7. bibliomom says:

    I find this whole thing hilarious. In that odd sort of way that things are funny.

  8. Robin says:

    There is a kind of hilarity to it, in an odd sort of way.

    Irony, too. But you might have had to work for Wal-Mart to appreciate that aspect of it.

  9. Miki says:

    Ahahaha, you are SUCH a lifesaver. I just moved and couldn’t find that blooming piece of paper anywhere, your site is the only one that I’ve found with the number on it. Well, obviously, I don’t think I’d be looking at your site if I found it already. Either way, it was a bit tedious! Thank you! I hate this blasted company!

  10. Robin says:

    Glad to be of some help, Miki.

    I’m not particularly fond of Wal-Mart either. But sometimes a job is a job, and all you can do is take what you can get.

    I hope you find a better company to work for someday soon. ๐Ÿ™‚

  11. Robert says:

    Man thanks ive always been looking for the number . i started a month ago and now i am sick as a dog worked three days while i was sick but now i need the time off. your a life saver.

  12. Robin says:

    Anytime, Robert. Hope you feel better soon.

  13. Stacy says:

    Thanks for posting the number. We couldn’t find anything else about the number online. Thanks!

  14. Robin says:

    I don’t think it’s posted anywhere else online, Stacy. You’d think Wal-Mart would at least put it on their website. Strange of them not to.

  15. Matt says:

    thank you, blog author. my shift started at 7 AM today and I have the flu. i lost the little business card with the number quite a long time ago. and I’m still too young to have my drivers license, but that wont stop walmart from firing me… this is going to be my fourth sick day in 90 days.

  16. Eric says:

    Thanks I had the number wrote down but couldn’t find it. I actually called off since they didn’t get my schedule right for school. Sadly I’ll have to call my store tomorrow while I’m going to school since no one would pick up at the freaking store. I swear they aren’t the most flexible at schedules. Even though they claim they’re committed to giving you flexible schedules. I’ve been there for over two years and well they were supposed to cut me back to 30 hours a week for school, but they still fail too. Heck then they approve for me to have a day off and still schedule me.

    So I’d like to give you a big kudos. I’m only trying to hold onto walmart until the reservation place opens in December right on campus. Sure doing park reservations might be boring but it can’t be any worse than being screwed over.

    • Mikayla says:

      lol AMEN!!!!!!! i would rather clean toilets than put up with wal-mart….

      • the man says:

        yeah well I do both at the same time

      • Anonymous says:

        I actually work as a janitor cleaning toilets for walmart.
        Im starting not to care if I get fired, i already have a second job that will pay me 9.35 per hour and commission and its computer sales and services, something I would actually have skills in.
        I took janitoral out of desperation for a fulltime job.
        It is hell.
        Im paid 7.60 per hour and i work 40 hours a week.
        Yeater day I worked over the scheduled.time out because in a superstore, im the only janitor, because the other one is taking.vacation.

    • Michelle V says:

      I have worked at Walmart for 3 years and I love it. My pay is good and I love the benefits!!! I absolutely love my coworkers, they are like family to me.

  17. Robin says:

    Good luck, Eric. I hope all your plans work out. I’d rather do something boring than be screwed over by Wal-Mart.

  18. your niece shelby says:

    That is strange that Walmart doesn’t have their phone number on there. I think they did it so that you don’t take off of work.


  19. beesnipe says:

    I needed this. The irony of finding the number on a blog for the purpose of helping those who was searching for it is just too funny. No other sites had it right for me!

  20. Robin says:

    Beesnipe: That’s why I posted it here. ๐Ÿ™‚

  21. Robin says:

    Shelby: You could be right. ๐Ÿ˜€

  22. Thanks for the number. I’m getting sick of this job as it is and am looking into something newer. Better. With less bullshit and stress. With real full time, actually.

  23. Robin says:

    You’re welcome, Griff. Good luck on your search and I hope you find something better.

  24. Alexis says:

    The managers won’t even ask for the confirmation number when you call out, and no one will be calling a doctor’s office if you smudge a one into a four days off on the note if they even ask for one. Not the best practice since it’s hourly pay but if you really are sick and need the time off it’ll do.

  25. Matt says:

    Thanks for the number. I had a fever today and couldn’t find the number anywhere else.

  26. Robin says:

    You’re welcome, Matt. Hope you feel better soon.

  27. Nance says:

    Thanx for the number…..saved my sick butt=) Very interesting page.
    Again Thanx

  28. Amy says:

    OMG ….thank you … i searched every “key word” on the benefits page and couldnt find the number anywhere lol …. so THANK YOU very much ……..

  29. Jessica says:

    Haha, this is so messed up. This is literally the only site with this number. It’s funny because they give you the number on a little business card – not something suitable like a magnet or something for your fridge. I think all of the pieces of paper are collected somewhere and hiding! Thanks a whole bunch!

  30. Robin says:

    You’re welcome. ๐Ÿ™‚

  31. debbie says:

    I’m curious to find out whether this is true or not, but I was told by a co-worker that if you call off 2 days in a row, they will consider it as one incident. Anyone know?

  32. Robin says:

    Debbie: 3 SCHEDULED days in a row counted as one incident when I was working for Wal-Mart. So, theoretically, if you’re scheduled Monday, Wednesday, and Friday (with Tuesday and Thursday off), you could call of Monday, Wednesday, and Friday and have it count as one incident. I mention that scenario because it’s the scheduling that’s important, not whether or not the 3 days actually fall all in a row (if that makes sense).

    That was under the new attendance policy, but it has been over a year since I quit. It’s possible they’ve changed it again. Check with your personnel person. They should be able to tell you.

  33. debbie says:

    Well, I had called of today and kind of wanted to tomorrow as well, but I worry that if I call tomorrow before I possibly call off, if that would give them some sort of reason to NOT consider it one incident, just to use against me. I have a bitch on an assistant manager who liked to wait until things pile up on people before taking action, and I don’t want her using this as some sort of ammunition.

    God how I wish I could just quit right now.

  34. ant8709 says:

    thanks i couldnt find the piece a paper wit the number on it, ur a life saver

  35. Jessica says:

    Thank you SO SO SO much for having this number on your site! I was desperately looking for it this morning. My shift began at 7am, I overslept and I feel sick! It sucks. I called it, but when they transfered me to the store they had me on hold for a good 20 minutes. So I didn’t talk to a manager, but I have the confirmation number. Thanks again for posting it ๐Ÿ™‚

  36. Bobby says:

    Thanks a million! You saved my neck. (Or back, rather … that Walmart strained and say MIGHT get covered by workman’s comp … if I have good lawyers and am willing to risk the money to see a doctor for x-rays–since I’m part-time 40 hours a week and uninsured.)

    Anyway, I’m glad SOMEONE is doing the right thing and making this number easily available.

  37. Robin says:

    Good luck, Bobby. I hope your back is better by now.

  38. shaun says:

    sweet. i’m calling in because i’ve already put in my two weeks and i rather go to a bar with some friends than waste anymore of my life at that shit hole.

  39. Robin says:

    Very smart, Shaun. Life is short. Enjoy it. ๐Ÿ™‚

  40. Walmart owes you. You could become a sounding board for Walmart employees.

  41. Robin says:

    I may be doing Walmart a disservice here, Preston, since they don’t want to make it easy for their associates to call off from work.

  42. The Villain says:

    Wal-Mart is refusing to work around my college schedule. I got hired on at store #3608 in Madison, OH in March, during my hiring process and in my interview i told them i will need time off in the summer for school, and they told me it would not be a problem. Well when the time came and I filled out my availability adjustment they said I could not get those days off because I had no replacement in my dept., and I work third shift. So the past three weeks i have been doing school and work with little sleep inbetween, and today im swamped with homework, ive had four hours of sleep in the past 2 days and at this point could really give a shit less if wal-mart fires my ass for calling off b/c i cant take this shit anymore. Im putting that 800 number to good use tonight and I thank you for it

  43. Robin says:

    Sounds like Wal-Mart is the villain to me, The Villain.

    I hope you get some sleep.

  44. DancingDan says:

    I have only been working at Walmart for about three weeks now and am already sick of it. I wouldn’t mind it so much if the person i work for in the Produce department wasn’t such a lazy bitch and she actually DID something or had a sense of humor. I like the job…liked the job. I can feel myself starting to dislike it more and more though. I don’t want to. This job makes me feel trapped. This was the only job that was available in my town. I am so tired of being tired…this job tuckers me out and I dont get much of a chance to rest. I am taking an online course and am currently behind in that because I am often too exhausted to focus on it when I have the chance… *sighs* maybe I am just not the working type… I am only taking this job to get me through the summer so I can have some money when I go back to college. I am a film and television major so…thats the kind of stuff I would rather be doing.

    Perhaps I wont use the number today… but thank you for having it out there for me. That business card got lost quicker than anything else they gave me.

  45. Robin says:

    You’re welcome, DancingDan.

    It’s hard to resist that sort of attitude at Walmart. I liked my job too, but it didn’t take long for the company to practically beat that out of me. They have a way of sucking the life and enjoyment right out of their associates, perhaps because it’s so easy to throw them away and get new ones. Kind of like the cheap stuff they sell.

  46. Bryan says:

    I have called out sick there twice and been late twice. And today i called out sick again making it 3 times. Ive been working there a little over a month and a half. They havent talked to me about my absences but i still feel like an idiot. DOES anyone think the will fire me when i go in tomorrow or have to do coaching or whatever????????

  47. Robin says:

    Bryan: Coaching is usually the next step. They should give you a verbal warning first, or at least that has it was when I worked for Walmart.

  48. Bryan says:

    Yeah thats what the asbsence policy says too. I just hate missing work. I dont think they will even say anyhting but i hate missing work cause i feel like an asshole. It seems like wal mart has a really flexible policy on being absent. So u dont think they will do anything?

  49. Bryan says:

    is coaching when they just say something to u real quick or is it a weekly thing?

  50. Les says:

    thanx for posting!

    in my year of employment i have only called in once, and i seem to have lost that little card… you saved my life!

  51. Robin says:

    You’re welcome, Les.

    Those little cards seems to have a tendency to get lost.

  52. kendall says:

    thanks bunches!:) i called the number and they gave me a confirmation number… do i still need to call walmart and talk to a manager about it?

  53. Robin says:

    You’re welcome, Kendall.

    And yes, you do. Unless they changed the policy since I last worked for Walmart.

  54. Chris says:


    Coaching is basically just the term Wal-mart uses for writing people up. First offense for minor things is usually a verbal, followed by a written, d-day, ect. Some things such as taking too many breaks in a shift is an automatic written, and not wrapping a pallet properly before using the pallet stacker is a d-day.

    Anywho, thanks for the number, I wasn’t sure I could pull off driving in to the store and getting the number and 2 hours before my shift starts then driving home and calling in without raising suspicion. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  55. beesnipe says:

    Here I am again.

    I had to refer to this blog again, because I forgot the number.


  56. Jacqui says:

    Thanks for the number been with wal-mart a few years but i can never get used calling out on 1800 number… I am not even sick but 12 inches of snow and I had to park my car 1/2 mile from my house to get home and they call this unexcused .

  57. Marie says:

    this blog and one other former wal-mart associates blogs are the only places i have seen the number. I needed to call out because of snow but if you are out because of the weather it is not counted against you at my store. I don’t know if it is for all of washington or we just have a cool manager. At least once a year our GM reminds us that weather call outs are approved we just want you safe. We didn’t realize it when we bought our house you have to go up a good steep hill anyway you leave.

  58. Amburger says:

    Thanks so much! You saved my ass here, I swear. This company has screwed me over one too many times and I’m only on my fourth week! I have been up all night at the ER and I’m tired of the phone ringing and never getting answered or never being able to get a manager on the phone. I’ll bother with the confirmation number later when I wake up!

    Wal-Mart probably wouldn’t be so bad if the people above you weren’t so swamped. They already have SO MANY different types of managers working all the time but you can barely get ahold of a single one. They need more, IMO!

  59. Robin says:

    You’re welcome, Amburger. Hope it all worked out for you.

  60. Ellie says:

    Thank you so much! This is the second time I’ve had to look this number up for my husband. You’re a lifesaver! ๐Ÿ™‚

  61. Robin says:

    You’re welcome, Ellie.

    I often wonder why Walmart doesn’t have the number on their website somewhere, in the associates section or something.

  62. Brenda says:

    Hi and thank you for having this blog. I have called probably 3 times off already during the last 6 months and every time I want to call, I call my cousin (who works at Wal-Mart too) and ask her for the number. But I don’t want to keep on calling her, so I google the number and found your blog. Now, I save the number on my cell for future use. Thank you so muchhhhhhhhhhhhh…..

  63. swamprat says:

    yay i found the “number” lol well here goes this’ll be my verbal or written cant remember which one is second…have yall noticed how different AMs will excuse more stuff than others? we got one runnin the front end at my store that doesnt excuse sh|t…but i guess thats her job right?

  64. vikinglordomega says:

    Thanks! Walmart should pay you for this…….

  65. Robin says:

    Vikinglordomega: lol! I wish they would. ๐Ÿ˜€

  66. michelle says:

    Thanks so much my mom needs to call in and has been there over 10 years and didnt know the number that shows how much she uses it you has saved her rear ๐Ÿ™‚

  67. Noah says:

    my gosh, thanks for posting this, it’s actually really hard to find this number otherwise! My walmart experience has been great thus far ๐Ÿ˜€ though my store is number 2 in the region and all that, so it’s probably a case-basis.
    Thank you again!

  68. Robin says:

    You are very welcome, Noah. I’m glad your experience has been a good one. It doesn’t seem as though many people can say that.

  69. Cortlin says:

    Thanks alot! I would also say that the Wal-Mart experience is on a case by case basis. I definitely think that there are a ton of things that they need to adjust their policies on. We just had an insurance meeting for “open enrollment” and my Personnel Manager even admitted that the Wal-Mart insurance isn’t worth having. I just got married, me and my wife work at Wal-Mart and the only reason my wife and her son have insurance is because they get it from the State of Illinois. But that is just one of the MANY issues that Wal-Mart needs to fix.

    • Robin says:

      You’re welcome, Cortlin. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I agree about the Wal-Mart experience (being on a case by case basis). That said, with Wal-Mart being a major employer in the U.S., they really ought to do something about health insurance (if the government doesn’t get to it first).

  70. Dee says:

    Thank you. You are a life saver…

  71. Tara says:

    Thank you for posting the number last time i called in i pulled my new hire pamphlet out of the filing cabinet and leave it to me lost it. Organization is my only defense against being inept. When i hit that door to the house it is like my brain goes on holiday. Well from what i hear Wal-Mart is largely in favor of the reform bill that the government is trying to pass regarding health care because they will then not have to deal with providing insurance for its workers anymore. They will have access to the government provided health care. To the person who is having difficulty with their schedule running the 15 days straight i can only shed light on the why not a remedy. The managers had not been using the corporate approved computer scheduling because of such problems this ticked corporate off so they pretty much took it out of their hands and only allow them a limited amount of adjustments. This screws over everyone involved because of a whizzing contest between store mgmt. and corporate.

  72. Robin says:

    Glad I could help, Tara. ๐Ÿ™‚

  73. cool says:

    Thanks, much apperciated

  74. chaoticpix93 says:

    Came for the calloff number, staying to read the rest of your blog. I love reading random blogs, and yours seems interesting enough. Glad to see you made it through NaNoBloMo. I was doing NaNoWriMo that month m’self (try trying to organize a group around THAT schedule. Supposedly three weeks in advance, but only when they feel like posting the schedules!)

    • Robin says:

      Glad you enjoyed your visit, Chaoticpix93. NaNoWriMo has always seemed out of my reach but I’m training for it. Maybe this year… ๐Ÿ™‚

  75. Cadell says:

    Thankyou! you saved me alot of time looking through that stupid handbook… gdi i hate walmart…

  76. Meg says:

    Thanks so much for having this posted! Lost my card last time I /tried/ to call in from being sick, not that my manager would have any of that… Had to go in soon as I could hold it together. :[
    Today doing early shift before he shows up though and nightshift manages don’t mind call ins so much so your post kind of saved my butt! I don’t think my next eval would have gone so well if I’d gotten sick on a customer today.

    • Robin says:

      Hope you’re feeling better now, Meg, and that it all worked out. I have to agree — getting sick on a customer is never good for the eval.

  77. Stephanie says:

    Thanks for the number. I’m actually pretty much counting on a d-day now, but I’m a tree so getting fired is probably exactly the shove I need to uproot and move on to better things. I spent every break for the first month of my new job as cashier crying because of my social anxiety. I didn’t think I’d last six months, and now it’s been over two years. This is the worst job in the world for someone like me, but when you’re living paycheck to paycheck in a place with no jobs or money… Well, let’s just say that I used to care about people, and now it’s like I lose a little bit more of my humanity every day. It’s the only to handle the stress of being around so many people (not to mention jerks) all day. My only consolation is that I absolutely adore the people I work with.

    • Robin says:

      You’re welcome, Stephanie. I like the way you put that (“I’m a tree…”).

      It’s hard to keep from getting burnt out when working any service industry job but I think it can be worse at Wal-Mart. Several people I know have mentioned that just entering a Wal-Mart makes them angry for some reason so they have to keep tabs on that to avoid being rude to the associates. Most people probably don’t keep tabs on it and act like jerks instead.

  78. Nicole says:

    Wow Stephanie, I have to agree with you. I have had severe social anxiety that I believe has gotten worse from working at Walmart and with the public in general. I had to call in today for the third day with a severe infection. I am sure I am going to hear it when I return for missing so much work but at least consecutive days count as one absence. Anyone know about the policy where you have to be sick one day before you can start using your sick pay? They tell me this all the time but I never actually read a policy that states this?

  79. Brian says:

    Robin, this entire thread cracks me up. I’m in retail and I’ve had very similar experiences to SprawlMart. The sad fact is, American companies don’t care about employees. If they could run without wage slaves, they would.

    • Robin says:

      Brian: I think this has become a small sounding board for some of the Wally World associates. It’s the biggest draw to my blog, that’s for sure.

      What you wrote about running without wage slaves is one of the reasons I refuse to use self-checkouts. The last time I was at the grocery store (Giant Eagle) one of managers was trying to lead me over to the self-checkout (“no waiting and it’s easy… I can show you how!”). I asked her if Giant Eagle was going to pay me for being a cashier. She looked puzzled and said, “No.” So I told her forget it. I’ll wait and get checked out by someone who is being paid to do the job.

      More and more businesses are making us do things they used to pay people to do. It’s a loss of jobs and, in my opinion, a loss of good service.

  80. reese says:

    thank u verrryyyy much!!!

  81. Christopher says:

    Ok, I have a question..
    I called off on Monday because I was EXTREMELY sick,
    when I called I forgot to write down the “confirmation number”.
    I talked to one of the managers that I know very well,.
    She told me to “Feel better” and make sure to go to the hospital.
    I went to the hospital and got a “Doctors note” and did not think anything else of the matter.
    So the next day my fellow co-worker asked me if I did not call off and I told her that I did.
    She told me that our Assistant Manager said I was a “No Call, No Show”.
    I told her to tell her the next day that I had talked to one of the managers already and that it should not be an issue.
    She then tells me today that I need the confirmation number otherwise I will get written up.
    I think this is outrageous since I have a note from the doctor and talked to a member of management. They should be able to go into their system and recognize that I did in fact call off. ANY IDEAS? can I possibly retrieve the confirmation number that was not written down?

    • Robin says:

      That’s a tough one, Christopher. I don’t know. What I would do is check with your personnel person. They should know what to do and how to retrieve the number (or at least confirm that you called).

  82. Bob Ucker says:

    I just called off….. GO ME!!!!

  83. jessicaw says:

    you are awesome thanks.

  84. Rebecca says:

    Funny almost 4 years since you posted the number and walmart still has yet to put the number on the mywalmart site or benefits page lol. THank you for doing this cuz I would have been in trouble today. Severe weather has N.E. Ohio to bad to try and drive to walmart today! ๐Ÿ™‚

    • Robin says:

      That is funny, Rebecca. I would think they would have posted it somewhere by now. I guess they don’t want to make things easy for their associates.

  85. melinda says:

    i was resently wrongfully terminated and was trying to find the number to speak to someone over the distric manager and regional managers. can you help?

    • Robin says:

      No. I’m afraid I’m unable to help. Sorry, Melinda.

      You might try calling home office in Arkansas. Other suggestions include contacting the U.S. Department of Labor, your state labor department, and some local bar associations have hot lines you can call to find an employment lawyer (but that might involve fees).

  86. Justin says:

    If I call off two days in a row, does that count as one incident? Does anyone know for sure?

    • Robin says:

      When I worked for them, Justin, up to three days in a row counted as one incident. But you have to watch the managers, as sometimes they forget that.

  87. Hallysann says:

    This is a wonderful blog, I hope everyone who phoned in sick is feeling better . . . and I hope they laughed as much as I did when I found the blog.
    Thanks, laughter is the best medicine for whatever ails you.

  88. Kammi says:

    I had tongue cancer last year and went through Chemo treatments, I would call in sick after treatment couldnt hardly talk with a swallon tongue, my Asst Manager knew I had tongue cancer still wrote me up,I had Doctors notes to cover my behind but my Asst Manager said Doctor notes don’t get approved. Walmart is a greedy Company that doesn’t care about their associates healt….IT’S ALL ABOUT SHOW ME THE MONEY$$$$$
    PS I have been with Walmart for 9yrs

    • Michelle V says:

      Why didn’t you file a Family leave of abscence? Walmart doesn’t accept doctors notes, they accept your FLOA papers!!!
      Walmart is a great place to work. In my store there are many, many associates who have been there for over twenty years.

      • Robin says:

        Michelle… I’m guessing it is highly unlikely Kammi is checking my blog for answers as to what she should have done. And a humane place of work would have made all that clear to her.

  89. This is how I found you actually. I am sure you can guess where I work.

    • Robin says:

      I think a lot of people find me this way, Lola. Wal-Mart baffles me. You’d think they’d publish this number on their own. Then again, I’m doing it for no charge so I suppose that’s pretty clever of them.

      I worked for them for a total of about 8 years. I had to quit because of a severe back problem that made it nearly impossible for me to walk for a while. I’m thankful to have the back healed and now have no regrets about leaving.

  90. Team Oyeniyi says:

    There is a tagging thing happening, but I like to warn people first, as Pip did to me! Here is a link to hers. Iโ€™d like to tag you in my five, but let me know. SO you can see, here is Pipโ€™s post:


    Feel free to delete this โ€“ you don’t have a Contact page on your site!!!

    • Robin says:

      Thanks for thinking of me, Robyn. I don’t think I’ll have time to do it. I’m having a bit of trouble keeping up with my own stuff these days. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I have an email address on the sidebar somewhere. I should probably move it up so it isn’t hidden.

  91. NY employee says:

    walmart is the worst place to work,I wish things were different but they don’t care and will never change.If you know an AM you can get away with murder.I know employees working while high or drunk it’s amazing!And good people lose thier jobs because of incompitent idiot staff and so called managers.I wish walmart would disappear and all those jobs go to good qualified employees.And the customers!Don’t get me started they’re almost as bad.Thanks Robin I would have went psycho If I went in today just to be treated like a slave while the idiot supervisor asks me every 2 seconds about the simplest tech questions.I worked at Best Buy so I feel like a genius here.Thanks again.God bless all who have to endure the evil empire.

  92. Michelle V says:

    I absolutely love working at walmart. I have great benefits and now Walmart matches up to six percent of what you contribute to your 401K. 2 weeks ago I had a stroke, I had a dr fill out my papers for Family medical leave of abscence, and I am now using my 191 hours of sick time and I still have vacation time if I need that too. I also have short term & long term dissability insurance so I need not worry if I am off work for awhile. The first week that I was off Walmart gave my family a $200 gift card to buy groceries. they sent flowers to me, and have given us a gas card too.
    Yes, I get tired of getting up everyday and going to work, having to deal with rude customers, but that would be at almost any job.
    I am so tired of ex employees posting negative items about Walmart. In my experience, an associate who shows up, does their job, and goes by the rules, has absolutely no problem at Walmart.

    • Robin says:

      That’s wonderful, Michelle. It’s great that you’ve found a place you enjoy working, and that you have been treated well.

      Unfortunately, that’s not true for everyone, no matter what the company. Not all who complain are ex employees, either. Since you are “so tired of ex employees posting negative items about Walmart,” I would suggest you avoid this page on my blog from now on. I’ve noticed you posting once in a while in response. I imagine that’s not good for you if it’s something that makes you tired or sick.

      Occasionally people come here to let off a little steam. Some of it justified, some of it not. Who knows? It’s good to have compassion for them (and you), either way.

      Good luck to you, and have a nice day. ๐Ÿ™‚

  93. lauren says:

    So glad its here! I’ve been with walmart for 2 weeks and I’m pregnant and just came down with the flu. I work in the pharmacy as a tech there and they are terrible with hours. I had to take off because my feet are the size of watermelons and I’m sick as a dog. Yet they un excused it. Today was my second day to call in and if I call tomorrow I get fired. Worst place to work! They treat us as slaves, I even have to clock out when I use the restroom, I mean hello I’m 6 months pregnant! I gotta go a lot, so I have to waddle to the back clock out then waddle to the restroom. They don’t understand when she kicks I have to go! I will not even shop there anymore! Terrible company!

  94. Fred says:

    I’ve read all of these comments. It’s true, Wal-Mart is a horrible employer, but jobs are scarce these days and they’re the only one that would hire me. A job is a job, I guess. I can’t wait to get away from retail, minimum wage bullcrap jobs entirely when I finish college and move on with my life. Thank you for posting this number. This is my 3rd time calling in in less than two months. I also no-called, no-showed recently. Nothing has been said about my absences as they are too busy to bother with it. They’ll probably pester me about it in a few months when they’ve finally caught up to what’s happening now.

    This is my second time working for this company and only out of desperation. If you have other options, take them; you won’t regret it. Thanks for posting this number. I got a good laugh out of the comments, especially the ones that were clearly left by a high-up Wal-Mart employee. Sure, it probably doesn’t suck nearly as much if you’re getting paid big bucks to do nothing but walk around and boss people around *cough* management * cough*.

    • Robin says:

      Isn’t it, though? A little sad, too. The corporation has become so impersonal that associates have to all an 800 number when they’re sick. They also have to get a confirmation number and still call a manager at the store where they work. Lord help you if you’re really sick and can’t manage all those numbers and phone calls.

  95. ceciliag says:

    Hey Robin, I don’t work for walmart, actually i work for myself so to call in sick would be a bit counter productive, I dropped in because you have cruised across my field of blog-vision, but WOW? is this some sort of joke? Walmart? You have all these darling desperately ill people on you blog so that they can get the number for Walmart? Why is it hidden?. I am impressed. I try to learn something every day but this is fantastic and you are just so kind! c

    • Robin says:

      Thanks, Cecilia. ๐Ÿ™‚

      I’m not sure why the number is hidden. Perhaps it’s just another way to make things a little more difficult.

  96. Heather Webb says:

    Wow! I almost died laughing! I really don’t mind Wal*Mart as an employer in general. They are Big Business, what can one expect? But they are a (reasonably) steady work environment. Yet it is very much a case based experience. I work at a store in Florida that has recently had a change of leadership. That is to say, we had leadership and now we have ineffective non-leaders… Our store manager left, we got a new one. Nice guy. Seems like a good Christian man, seems to listen to his employees. Unfortunately the longer he is in charge the less that SEEMS to get done. Mind you, lots of work is getting done, but no one likes their job anymore. No one wants to put forth more than what is absolutely required of them. Our store is doing well in the numbers, but almost all of our long time assistant managers have abandoned ship, along with both co-managers. One assistant is leaving at the end of this week after having been at this store since it’s opening. Now, only two managers remain who preceded our store manager. I recently was promoted to backroom supervisor and have asked to step down because the stress of the job and the physical toll it is taking on my injured knee. An injury that never stopped me before, but has now had me call out twice past my allotted three calls in six months. I’ve already had a verbal and look forward to a nice, nasty conversation with the fail of a manger over the back room/front end of our store. Yippee! Can he go back to McDonald’s now? Well thanks for the laugh, now back to filling out job applications. Keep your fingers crossed for me, huh? LOL. Thanks for doing the Wal*Mart world a service here.

  97. subhanzein says:

    Hilarious! ๐Ÿ™‚

  98. Nicholas says:

    How to take a sick day that’s fucking sum stupid cunts I dont give a fuck I’m going to cosmic adventures tommorow then going to go see gone bitches walmart sucks shit anyone fuck ya niggas

  99. sdobbie46 says:

    I feel your pain. My phone number used to be the same as K-Mart but in reverse order–a real headache at the holidays. One older woman accused me of deliberately answering K-Mart’s phone. There are some real crazies in this world.

    • Robin says:

      We had a similar situation with Wal-Mart many years ago. They published OUR phone number as their phone number. They were one number apart and someone made a typo when publishing the number. It was published to all of their other stores as well as vendors and customers. We got an amazing number of phone calls every day. I called and wrote to the store and to their home office many times. Finally, after almost a year of this, I put a message on our answering machine that started with, “Thank you for calling K-Mart…” Within a few days, they fixed the problem and changed the number (after the Wal-Mart store manager called and tried to threaten me, but I turned the argument around on him).

  100. Jim says:

    I’ve been sick for about a week in a half and my doctor took me off from work for this time as well. I lost my job but when I called to find this out I was told that if I could provide the comformation number from the days I missed I could return. Problem is I don’t have them! Well at least not them all but I definitely called in all the day. I guess my question is…… Is there a way works can look the numbers up and get them or did I just really lose my job :l lol

  101. Chatter Master says:

    1. This was very kind of you to do for them.
    2. This was hysterical and appreciated by the rest of us that you did this for.

  102. tara says:

    I can’t believe how much response this has gotten! You’re a great blogger…always entertaining and wise!

  103. Anonymous says:

    Thank You. I really needed it immediately and you saved me.

  104. mindomin says:

    Useful information for some, รฅ funny story for others. Thanks

  105. Anonymous says:

    I have missed 2 days not in a row at Walmart am I gonna get coached?

    • Robin says:

      I don’t know, Anonymous. I haven’t worked for the company for several years now. It used to be they coached you after missing 3 days of work. Not sure what their policy is now. Good luck. ๐Ÿ™‚

  106. palermoherps says:

    I’ve been trying to find an answer to my question everywhere but can’t seem to find it…

    If I call out, get the confirmation number, but don’t talk to a manager will I get in trouble? They never answer the phone and I’m sick as a dog… Just want to go to sleep.

    • Robin says:

      Sorry you’re so sick. Hope you feel better soon. As for an answer to your question, I don’t know. It’s been a long time since I worked for Wal-Mart. In my day, you would get in trouble because they want you to jump through all those hoops. I’d keep calling until I get to speak to a manager.

  107. drazreckned says:

    I wanted to respond to a question someone had on here about what to do if you lose or weren’t able to write it down. So you weren’t able to write down your confirmation number? Here’s what you do: Call the 800 number again (1-800-775-5944), go through the process you went through to get it and they should give/repeat the same confirmation number they did originally. Do your best to contact management. Hope this helps!

  108. carla says:

    Does anyone know how to retrevea past callin confermation number

  109. jamie says:

    I need help i got hired as a temp and i called out 2 times in a little over 4 months in so im worried will they fire me ? And thank you for the number

  110. mary says:

    What if u call in 2 days straight instead of 3 days straight? I already know 3 days straight counts as 1 point but what about 2 days in a row??? Would that count as one or 2 points? ?

    • Robin says:

      I’m not sure anymore, Mary. It’s been a long time since I worked for Wally World. Check with your personnel person.

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