Jason Stevens, 35, has worked at Walmart for 16 years and he’s very proud to tell you about it.
“I like the people and the customers,” he says.
Three days a week, three to four hours a day, Jason clears the Walmart parking lot, taking care of cart retrieval and picking up the grounds.
“It’s hard,” he says. “I try to do it all but I have some help.”
On wet days his motorcycle rain suit doubles as protection while he’s working the lot — weekends he wears it on rides with his dad.
"[Jason has] had a job at Walmart since 2000 and he’s always been on the job alone, no job coaching required... He’s a hard worker."
“He’s had a job at Walmart since 2000 and he’s always been on the job alone, no job coaching required,” she says. “He’ll always need help with certain things like working independently in a responsible manner, expressing and asserting himself. He’s a little shy sometimes, especially with strangers.”
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Jason’s learning disorder and ADHD diagnosis does not stand in the way of his work — as his results show during Walmart’s annual safety and customer service training.
“Jason has done very well, earning a raise every year he’s worked at Walmart,” Emily says. “He’s a hard worker, thanks to his mom’s influence, and he loves earning his own paycheck.”