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The Squiggly Newsletter Issue No. XX - January 8, 2009

From Ray’s Desk….

Walmart Store #1004 - Bradenton, FL

In Memory…

I am so proud of what you have accomplished this year and am pleased to announce to you that we have reached our goal for Children’s Miracle Network. In 2008, we raised $75,631.37 for the Children’s Miracle Network benefiting the All Children’s Hospital in St. Petersburg. I would like to especially thank all of our Register Operators and Customer Service Managers that were so diligent all year long. Without you- we could not have done it! Our success came from a very simple process that I want to make sure that we continue in 2009- the 5 Step Checkout Process. 1) Greet the customer with enthusiasm at every transaction. 2) Smile and have a pleasant expression while working with the customer. 3) Ask the Customer if they are interested in applying for a Walmart Credit Card. 4) Ask the customer if they would like to make a donation to CMN. Show gratitude if they do and tact if they do not. 5) Thank the customer for their continued business. I know if we continue to follow these basic steps- we will be successful beyond imagination- not just in the workplace, but as leaders in our community Thanks again for everything that you do for our store.

Ray Korsch Store Manager

Written by : Support Manager Gabor

Month to Date: $1,088.08 Year to Date: $1,088.08 As of 11:59 PM - 01/04/2009

Dorothy A. Voss 1934 - 2008 Dottie came to us in 2004, and worked in the Softlines area. Originally from North Olmsted, Ohio, she passed away on December 23, 2008. Dottie was preceded in death by her husband Ronald Voss, son Terry, and grandson Derek. Survivors in her family include sons Timothy of Sarasota and Tracy of Bradenton, daughters Deborah of North Ridgeville, Ohio and Victoria of North Olmsted, Ohio. Dottie has five grandchildren and one great-grandchild. Dottie death came as a great shock to many associates and she will be greatly missed. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.

2008 Figures & Rankings December: $10,228.72 2008 Total: $75,631.37 Company Rank: 7th Place out of 3,501 Walmart Stores! State Rank: Our store raised the most money out of every store in the State of Florida. We Placed 1st!!! ☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺☺

W-2’s It’s tax time already?! We will receive our W-2’s with our January 22nd paychecks. For those that want it earlier- you can get yours at: Our store ID is: 10108 Follow the directions on the webpage to get your W2.

The Mantanas

Last May Glennah Mantana visited our store. She made a promise that if we meet our goals for Children’s Miracle Network- she would come back and perform for us at the end of the year. Well, we sold thousands of CMN balloons, auctioned off a lot of things, had cookouts, managers had pies and water balloons thrown at them, we sold dozens of new name badges, had visitors like Mr. Incredible and Glennah- and in the end we raised over $75,000! We collected the most money out of every store in the state! It’s all thanks to you- the associates! Glennah lived up to her promise and came back last Friday with her friends Rayona and Davine. It was one of the funniest events I think our store has ever had- and I think we should all really thank Ray, Dave, and Glenn for being so brave and doing such a crazy stunt to show how much they appreciate us. If you missed the show- or if want to experience it again- we are selling DVD copies for a $5 donation to CMN. Come join Glennah, Rayana, and Davine in their action packed concert! Plus see their funny tour of our store after the show! DVD quantities are limited- once there gone- there gone! Get yours before it’s too late! Please see Marilyn (Safety Coordinator) or Gabor (Support Manager) for your copy.

SpotSpot-Light Associate This is Glennah’s first retail job. Before Walmart- she was a MultiPlatinum selling pop star who’s hit, “I like Goatees!” went all the way to the #1 Spot on the Billboard charts. Entertaining is in her blood- her third cousin’s neighbor’s aunt once met Tina Turner, and Glennah went to a Hannah Montana concert. When not performing- Glennah loves to read, go to the beach, get her nails and hair done, and take care of her two teacup Chihuahuas. Glennah’s future goals with Walmart are to help continue raising money for CMN- and she hopes we reach the #1 Spot in 2009! She would really love to perform for us again!

FUN FACT: Contrary to popular belief- pennies are not made from copper. Since 1982- pennies have been minted on zinc planchets that have been coated with a thin layer of copper. It’s costs the US Mint 1.23 cents to make a penny- and almost 6 cents to make a nickel!!!! It only costs them 3 cents for a dime, and 7 cents for a quarter- making up the difference in production costs. Page 82

Thanks to all of the associates and managers that participated in our 1st Annual “Pie A Manager for CMN Day�! Together we raised almost $500! FUN FACT: Children's Miracle Network is an international non-profit organization that raises funds for Children's hospitals, medical research and community awareness of children's health issues. The organization was founded in 1983 by the Osmond family and John Schneider, and is headquartered in Salt Lake City, Utah. To date, CMN has raised over $3.2 billion. Page 83

Anniversaries 12/27/2008 - 01/11/2009 ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

10 Years - Jon M. 10 Years - Myrna M. 10 Years - Robert W. 3 Years - Asst. Manager Ginger 2 Years - Richard F. 2 Years - Luther F. 1 Year - Jessica M. 1 Year - Tracy D. 1 Year - Richard M. 1 Year - Marsha S. 1 Year - Annie G. 1 Year - Maria P. 1 Year - Chantal T.

Assistant Manager Jane 13,500 Feet above Lake Wales.


Last Friday Jane fulfilled her dream of going skydiving. It was an experience she will never forget!

Ginger’s Funny Corner Bob was in trouble. He forgot his Wedding Anniversary. His wife was really mad!

Associates of the Month

She told him “Tomorrow morning, I expect to find a gift in the driveway that goes from 0 to 200 in 6 seconds and it better be there!!!”

January 2009 ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺ ☺

All Instock Associates! Brian W. (Support Manager) Chris H. (D92) Earl E. (Instock Supervisor) Johnny E. (Instock 1) Ken H. (D93) Mike N. (Hardware Manager) Pat (Cashier) Roxanna E. (3rd Shift Electronics) Thomas M. (Support Manager)

The next morning he got up early and left for work. When his wife woke up, she looked out the window and sure enough there was a box gift-wrapped in the middle of the driveway. Confused, the wife put on her robe and ran out to the driveway, brought the box back in the house. She opened it and found a brand new bathroom scale.

Manager of the Month

Bob has been missing since Friday.

☺ Assistant Manager Sam

FUN FACT: Walmart is the largest single employer in 21 States! There are Walmart Stores in all 50 States. The State with the most Walmart locations is Texas with 338 stores. The State with the least is Vermont with only four “Division 1” locations. Page 84

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