STORIES FROM BEHIND THE WAL: COMING FULL CIRCLE
About the Book
STORIES FROM BEHIND THE WAL: COMING FULL CIRLCE chronicles the trials and tribulations of the experiences from working more than three decades in retail. From a minimum wage hourly associate, to twenty years as a salaried member of management, and then back to an hourly paid associate, before retiring after thirty-two years, it provides a testimonial, for those with no retail background, of some of the incredible ups and downs, funny encounters with customers and associates, and the evolution of a company with small town beginnings morphing into a global retail giant. The stories propel you on a thirty-plus year roller coaster ride of humor and drama in an environment that many are familiar with but few have any experience in.
About the Author
MICHEAL E. BEGGS is an avid story teller, and first time author, who worked for more than three decades as a Walmart associate. He held multiple positions over the years, beginning as an hourly sales associate and rising to management positions, of which he held for twenty of his thirty two year career. He worked in a total of fourteen stores, most of them in Southern Arizona. Micheal’s father retired from the Army in 1985 at Ft. Huachuca and the family settled in Sierra Vista thereafter. Before beginning his career with Walmart in 1988, he enjoyed doing community theater as an actor and director. He also spent some time as a production assistant on several Hollywood movies that filmed on location in the area in the late 1980s. While working in his second Walmart store, he met his wife, Kerri, who also worked for Walmart at the time. They married in December of 1993. They have two great children. They live in the Tucson area with their two dogs and three cats.