Walmark Greeter May lose position in April:
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A man with Cerebral Palsy, who has been working as a greeter at a Walmart for the last 10 years, may lose his job because of new Walmart requirements.
Adam Catlin, 30, has been working as a greeter at a Walmart in Middleburg, Pennsylvania for the last 10 years.
Catlin, who loves his job and refuses to collect disability pay, says he will now work as a “customer host” and will have to stand for the duration of his shift, lift 25 pounds, write reports and read receipts.
Catlin says he will lose his job because he doesn’t meet the new physical requirements as he uses a walker and is legally blind.
Catlin’s mother, Holly Catlin, wrote on Facebook after hearing the news:
“His Walmart family has been a huge part of his world. Adam loves his job so much and does it with his whole heart. He looks forward to you and your families, especially your kiddos,”
“He seems to know them all by name. He has always, always, had outstanding reviews and truly loves his work family, coworkers and all of management alike.”
“I am extremely disappointed in this. Not just the way it was handled but, just the fact that it happened. I know corporate decisions are corporate decisions if that’s where this originated from, but, does anyone ever make any decisions anymore by putting any heart or care into it? I seriously wonder this.”
Walmart spokesman Justin Rushing said:
“We recognize this is a unique situation and it will take time to explore possible solutions,”
“As we phase the greeter role out of this store over a 60-day period, our store management and local human resource teams will be in regular contact with Adam and his family as we explore every available option to him.”
“We will be thoughtful during the process in hopes of finding a way for Adam to stay with the store.”
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