Idler, his mother, Marie, and his younger brother, Stevenson, all work together at Store 1589 in Delray Beach, Florida. The Obas family’s employment at Walmart came to fruition following a harrowed journey from Haiti. Marie, married with three sons, moved to the United States alone nearly 20 years ago. She was in pursuit of better opportunities for herself and her family.
Marie’s first few years in the United States consisted of a few different jobs. During that time, she returned to Haiti for family visits a handful of times. “I was praying a lot that I could be there, so we could be like a team,” Stevenson says. “She was trying to get us all together.”
The separation got more and more difficult, but in 2007, changes started happening for the better. That year, Stevenson joined Marie in the United States. The two of them eventually began hearing a lot about Walmart. They both applied in 2009 and soon got hired on at Store 1589 at the same time.