A Walmart Welcome
Cathy was attracted to Walmart because of its great reputation. “Walmart drivers are first class,” she explains.
When she stopped by the transportation office in Sanger, Texas, the human resources person made her feel at home—“like I was wanted, needed and welcome.”
Besides good pay and benefits, Cathy also appreciates the ability to get consistent time off, the regular schedule and the level playing field Walmart offers. “The system is set up to alleviate most biases, favoritism and nepotism,” she explains. “Rules apply to everyone. I like that.”
Walmart’s dedication to safety was another key factor.
“When I owned my own truck and trailer, I was in charge of the service,” Cathy says. “And I can say, without a doubt, for our shop and service department the mechanical condition of the equipment is a priority. Our shop does due diligence to maintain safe equipment. That meant a lot to me.”
Best of all, Walmart lets her make decisions about when it’s safe to drive. “They allow me to be the captain of my ship,” she says. “As far as weather conditions, personal health—if you're not feeling well or tired—they get it.”
Off the Road
When she’s not driving, Cathy says she enjoys spending time fixing mechanical things and building furniture.
“I have the best woman cave in the world,” she says with a laugh. Her current project is a rocking horse for her stepdaughter’s baby, her first grandchild.
Now that she’s settled at Walmart, Cathy says she plans to stay put for the rest of her career.
“I kind of envision that they're gonna tell me someday that I have to retire,” she jokes. “This is where I want to end my career.”