When told to do a management interview, I thought a little bit before I asked someone to do the interview. I wanted to do the interview with someone with multiple experience, and possible someone I worked with. I then asked Dan Rogers, store manager of the Willmar Wal-Mart, because I had worked with him for two years and was someone that I could follow and learn from.
Dan is the store manager of Wal-Mart in Willmar, Minnesota; He has been with them for 10 years. Dan's duties consist of befriending some 150+ workers, going through documents and papers, check over the day to day operations, make sure the store resides in a clean and orderly manner, dealing with customers and employees, delegate, and also get feedback from employees and the district managers as well as others. Dan has been in the Central Minnesota area his whole life. He was a graduate from New London Spicer High school with high aspirations of going to college. He then got a job at a local grocery store while attending Willmar Vocational school (which is now Ridgewater College) for sales and management. He continued working at the grocery store while attending school. When his two years of school where done he had planned to go on and get his Bachelors in management but the store manager of the grocery store had asked him to stay and become his assistant manager because he felt he would retire in a few years and thought Dan would be a perfect fit for his job. With him working so hard for the Grocery store he had moved up the latter quickly so he stayed and became the assistant. Two and half years later Dan got his shot at the Store manager's job after the other one had retired. Dan was the store manager there for 15 years. He told me it was a great experience and a wonderful opportunity but being in a smaller town and having a family he needed more. The Willmar Wal-Mart had been open for about five years and Dan had only heard good things he was hired there as an assistant manager...
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