There are people at Walmart that customers actually love. In a worlds where underpaid and overworked employees don't have time to be cordial or even helpful, those who make the effort to smile and make the shopping experience not so horrible get noticed. Workers like Frank Swanson come to mind, but there are many others. Perhaps the best known are the men and women, often retired from other jobs and looking to stay active, the Sam Walton wisely decided to put at the front of his stores as greeters. Change happens. David McBride, according to Becca Habegger, reporting in Popular greeter leaving Walmart amid store changes for WBIR in Knoxville, Tenn., is one greeter feeling the change.
A change in the way Walmart is greeting its customers at some stores is putting one Knoxville man out of a job. WBIR 10News first introduced you to David McBride last week. For nine years, his bright smile has greeted shoppers at the East Knoxville Walmart. His neighbor and close friend Sandy Wells tells 10News, however, McBride is not mad about his changing employment situation. Rather, he has faith something new and good will come along. "If life gives us lemons, we'll just make some lemonade," Wells said. "God has a plan for us, and maybe this just going to be an experience for David to grow from, spiritually." "God has it all worked out," McBride said. "I do not know what He has for me, but I am not worried about it." Friday is McBride's last day working at Walmart.Is David a rarity? Perhaps. Jeff Hess: Have Coffee Will Write.