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post #1 of 39
Thread Starter 
Well it's official...I am going to apply for the Management Training Program with my company! I've given it a lot of thought and it seems like it's the best move for me to advance in my career. I told my Store Manager on Monday and she was tickled pink. She instantly got on the horn to her Boss (my possible new Boss!) and told him that I wanted to do this. He made a special trip to my store to tell me that he was very excited that I would want to become "one of them". I swear that man shook my hand ten times in the 5 minute conversation I had with him! He said that I'll still need to do a Formal Interview and then he would discuss it with his board members. He said that he thought I'd be great at it and definitely thought it wouldn't be a problem for me to be accepted into the Program. That really made me feel good! For once it was nice to hear the "Big Boss" tell me that I do a good job! He also said that if I were to be accepted I could start my training as soon as 30 days, but no later than 60 days. WOW! That's pretty quick!

Just wanted to share my good news with you all and please wish me luck in the days leading up to this big move!Thanks!
post #2 of 39
That is great news! I hope it works out for you. Good luck in your new position.
post #3 of 39
Aww Shell I am so glad you made the decision to give it a go!! I don't think you'll regret it. And that's great that your new boss was saying nice things and is excited that you've chosen to do the program - that had to make you feel good about your choice!

So when is the formal interview? 30 days OMG! Would you be starting training in your own store, or would you have to move already??

Well the best of luck to you I hope it works out!
post #4 of 39
Thread Starter 
Once I join the Program, I will never work in my original store again unless I left the Management field. I can understand why they don't allow you to go back to your home store. I'm not management now and I go off to training and come back...my co-workers would not respect me as Management because they already know me from before. If I'd go to another store, the employees would see me as Management from the get go.

Yes, I will have to relocate immediately. If I would have signed up 2 weeks ago, I would have been sent to Kansas City MO for 5 months of training. I'm not sure where I'll be sent, but it will either be Lincoln NE or Columbus NE. Once my training is over, I will be sent to another store where I will become an Assisant Manager and will become a salaried member of management.

The thing I'm worried about is finding housing for 5 months of training. Lincoln is almost 1 1/2 hours away and Columbus is almost 2 hours away, so driving everyday is not an option. So, I will have to find an apartment that has a short term lease since I'll only be there for 5 months. Plus, I want to be able to take my cats (Echo and Tiki...Bud is my brothers cat) with me and I don't know if I'll be able to find a place that allows cats & has short term leases too. It'll be a big challenge to say the least. Once I'm done with training, it shouldn't be too much of a problem finding housing & taking my cats. It's just the 5 month training that is going to mess things up a bit.
post #5 of 39
I knew you could do it!!!
post #6 of 39
I think most cities have a fair number of month to month rentals, at least everywhere I've looked at does. The cats make it harder of course, but at least you don't have a dog!
post #7 of 39
Woohoo! That's great Shell. Hope it all works out for you. Keep us updated.
post #8 of 39
That's Super WISHING You luck!
post #9 of 39
I'm so excited for you Shell! I knew you could do it! Isn't it nice though to get such great feedback from your superiors - makes you warm all over

Best of luck to you! I'm sure you'll be great! Don't forget us little people when your top management!
post #10 of 39
I don't think you'll have TOO much problem with short-term leases. I don't know what it's like in the midwest, but I've never had to sign a lease agreement out here (although I have stuck to somewhat older complexes) and never had a problem having cats. The first place had a "don't ask, don't tell" kind of policy. They weren't really allowed, but the manager told me as long as they were indoor cats, they didn't care. The place I'm in now just required a deposit (which I still haven't paid... going through dispute with manager).

I hope you enjoy your new career, it sounds exciting! Good luck!
post #11 of 39
Wow! I am soo excited for you Shelle!! What exciting news!!!! I will be sending you Good Luck vibes on finding a house that lets you have your cats, and with a short term lease as well..I know alot of the short term leases are for 6 months so I am almost pretty sure you will be able to fnd something.....Congrats and Keep us posted on the training!! Kudos to you girl!!!:flash:
post #12 of 39
That is great news, I am glad that you decided to go for it! I am sure you will find someplace to live short term, and be able to take the cats . Hang in there, I think great things will come of this .
post #13 of 39
Good luck!!!!!!!!!!:rainbow:
post #14 of 39
Shell - congrats on your first step up the management ladder - I'm sure you'll do great!!

Can Walmart offer any suggestions as to anywhere that you might be able to rent (shortterm) that will take cats too? They probably have local info at the stores you're thinking of relocating to.
post #15 of 39
way to go!!
post #16 of 39
Great Job! I hope you enjoy it! Are you nervous about moving away?
post #17 of 39
Wow, Shell.. i am so happy for you!! :

Lots of smiles and blessings from me!

post #18 of 39
That's great, Shell! Good luck to you. I'm not familiar with Columbus, NE, but I have been to Lincoln, which seems like a pretty nice place to live. I don't imagine it would be too difficult to find a short-term rental there because of the university. I'm keeping my fingers crossed for you (I'm a real Wal-Mart fan, by the way.)
post #19 of 39
Good Luck Shell! Good for you!!
post #20 of 39
Good luck! You'll be a great asset to management.
post #21 of 39
Thats awesome news Shell!! Good luck! Although, I'm sure you'll do fine. Keep us updated as things move along.
post #22 of 39
Sometimes you can find short-term, already furnished apartments, kept for situations like yours. Can you get an apartment guide from either of those 2 cities? You might even be able to get reimbursed for any expenses incurred due to moving for your job. At the very least, save all your receipts and write expenses off your taxes next year.

I mean all your receipts, even for any boxes or packaging you buy to help you move.
post #23 of 39
Good point Bren! Whenever I move I save receipts for everything- boxes, tape, rental truck, gas, hotels, etc. that I needed in order to get where I'm going, in order to write off on taxes.
post #24 of 39
Good luck, Shell. Breda is right about saving those receipts. When it comes to taxes, every write-off helps.
post #25 of 39
Thread Starter 
Thank you so much! I was shocked when I logged on and there were 23 replies! I feel so loved!

As for the tax write off thing, I don't know diddly about taxes and sure didn't know I could write my moving expenses off! Sounds like a good thing to me!

As for when or where I'm moving, I won't know until I have my formal interview. That when he will explain everything in much more detail including what to do for housing. I'm just trying to plan ahead a bit, so I have a bit of a jump start on things. I've done some searching on the web about apartments in Lincoln (Columbus doesn't have much stuff listed on the net though) and there is a lot available with a hefty price tag. Thank God most places accept cats with a deposit of course! Brenda mentioned apartment guides, I don't know where to look for those. Would supermarkets or even WalMart have those? It's definitely going to be a big change with moving to a big city...I'm spoiled with my little town.

Daniela, I am a bit nervous to be moving away from home. Nothing major, but bit scared of the unknown. Lincoln is only 80 miles away, so it's not like I'm half way across the nation or anything. It's just far enough away, but yet close enough to come home every once in a while. Mom is really taking it hard. She knows that her little girl needs to move on with her life, but yet she feels she needs to nuture (sp?) me forever. That's just how Mom's are! She's sad that I'm moving away, but it's not like I will forget all about my family. She just has that fear for some reason. Dad is really happy about it. He's actually more excited than I am!

Thank you all for the encouraging words and wishes of luck. I will need them! I'll keep you all updated on the current events. It'll be an exciting adventure!
post #26 of 39
Shell, I have taken my self and moved to strange citys often. The hard part of it is feeling away from your family. And feeling like I am out here in the middle of nowhere. But no education is ever wasted!Some one told me that once and I never forgot it. you go girl!
post #27 of 39
You will do great Shell - You will make an amazing manager!
post #28 of 39
Thread Starter 
Thanks Guys!

Just a little update:
Nicki (my store manager) came to me on Friday. She said that I have been accepted, but I won't be going until September. I still don't know where my training session will be, but it looks like I will definitely going! At first I was kind of upset that I won't be going right away, but the more I thought about it the more it works my way. At least I have June, July and August to save up some money. Next week, I will officially OWN my car...so I will have quite a bit more money in the bank. At least this way, I won't have to take out a loan from the bank so I could pay my deposits and etc when I move. The first thing I plan on buying is a computer...I'll miss you guys too much if I don't buy my own!

Well...just thought I'd give ya'll a little update on what's going on!
post #29 of 39
Thats great news Shell! congratulations! You will have some time to prepare this way . How exciting!
post #30 of 39
shell,can you buy it at Walmarts? And get a decount?[sp] That would help you.
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