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Words of wisdom from a Walmart associate after 50 years


After 50 years of being an associate in Edmonton, Donna Batiuk has some advice.

“I was brought up to listen,” the upbeat grandmother says. “Maybe you can’t help, but you’re helping just by listening.”

And when she isn’t listening, Donna is watching. She says she noticed customers pay close attention to Walmart name tags, which reveal how long an associate has worked for the company.

The longtime associate first joined her local Edmonton Walmart at Capilano Mall when it was Woolco store on Sept. 21, 1971.

Fifty years later, Donna says she never thought she would spend so many years in retail, but she’s glad she did.

“I walked through those same doors for 50 years. It feels really good to think that I have accomplished that,” she says.

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