"Whenever I need something, he's right there."

In His Father’s Footsteps

Before deciding to join Walmart as an Asset Protection associate, William Dwyer had a pretty good role model he could look up to.

 

“It’s pretty cool,” said William. “Whenever I need something, he’s right there.”

 

Just down the road, Williams’s dad, Chris, is also an Asset Protection associate. It’s a unique father-son connection between two stores in Virginia.

 

“He’s only eight miles away," said William. “If anything happens and they need people to go to other stores, we’re jumping to it. He comes to my store, I come to his.”

 

William works at Store 5343. Chris is at Store 1833. Both are located in the Fredericksburg area. William has been in his role for about a year. His dad, Chris, started as an overnight stocker nine years ago but transitioned to Asset Protection just six months into it.

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“I love the job,” said Chris. “We rely on each other. Our whole market, our APs, we all kind of rely on each other to help as much as possible.”

 

In fact, recently, Chris and William worked side by side during a time when more employees than usual took leaves of absence as COVID-19 numbers increased.

 

“We like working together,” said William. “We know what each other’s going to do before it’s even done.”

 

Working together allows William to continue learning from Chris. Even though Chris believes William has gotten the hang of it fairly quickly.

 

“I try to help as much as I can along the way,” said Chris. “A lot of it, he’s taken it and run with it by himself. He’s done amazing at it.”

 

William is now a father himself. He has a 1-year-old boy. Grandpa Chris looks forward to getting together on Father’s Day, outside of work.

 

“Hopefully, we’ll have a little cookout or something, maybe do some fishing.”

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