Re: What companies
My husband works for Sams Club and 7(or 8?) years ago he was hired as a seasonal and now is in management, and is on track to be a club manager in < 3 years(six figure potential plus five figure bonus potential). They offer decent raises yearly. They often promote within and take very good care of their management. Keep in mind, Walmart is NOT the same, they run their management very different and often do not hire from within(says many people who came from Walmart, to Sams...or our friends who used to be Walmart management) Also, this is without a college degree.
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