How To Call In Sick At Walmart (Use Walmart’s Call Out Sick Number)

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Do you work at Walmart and need to call in sick? Here's their call out sick number.


If you work at Walmart and need to call in sick, then there's a procedure that all employees must follow.

Firstly, Walmart has a dedicated call out sick number that all employees must call when they will be late or absent from work.

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This number is: 1-800-775-5944

What do you need before calling in sick at Walmart?

Before you call in sick at Walmart, there are a few things you'll need to have ready.

First, you need your Walmart Identification Number (also known as your WIN). If you forgot your WIN, you can use this tool from Walmart to find it.

You'll also need to remember your own birthday for verification (in case your forgot!).

Finally, you need the store number of the Walmart location you work at.

Once you have this info ready, you're ready to call Walmart's call out number.

Here's the step by step details of what exactly happens when you dial Walmart's call-out sick number.

1. First, you'll be asked to enter your Walmart Identification Number (WIN).

2. Then, you'll need to enter your birthday (month, day, year).

3. Next, you'll be asked for your store number.

4. Then you'll be given a confirmation number.

5. Lastly, you'll be transferred to your store manager, where you'll need to provide the confirmation number and some further details on why you'll be late or absent.

Can you just call my manager directly, or let a coworker know instead?

No. All employees must follow Walmart's call in sick procedures and call the call out sick number first. This ensures that everything is recorded and handled in proper fashion.

When you dial Walmart's call out number, you will receive a confirmation code. You will need to give your manager that confirmation code.

The call out number will connect you to your manager anyways.

How soon do you need to call in if you'll be late or absent?

There's no set answer, but the recommended time is at least 3 hours before your shift is supposed to start. This gives your manager plenty of time to find a replacement for your shift.

Of course, emergencies happen and if you are well below the recommended 3 hour window, then it should be fine.

Even if you have to cancel last minute, as long as it's not a recurring theme, you should be okay as long as the situation warrants you being late or absent.

Other methods to call in sick at Walmart

It's important to note that Walmart's call out sick number isn't operational 24/7. The line is available only during business hours between 8am to 5pm.

So if it's the middle of the night and you need to let your store know that you'll be absent the next day, employees can use the OneWalmart site to log it online.

All Walmart employees should already be familiar with the OneWalmart site. Simply log in, and you can report an absense online through the portal.

The information you'll need is the same as when you call in sick through the phone.

Will you get in trouble for missing a day of work at Walmart?

It depends. If you work at Walmart, you'll already know that you get warning points for missing days of work. It's a bad thing to have many points, if any at all.

Employees typically receive one point for missing a standard day of work.

Employees receive half a point for being more than 10 minutes late, or leave more than 10 minutes early.

Employees who have only worked six months or less at Walmart will be terminated at 4 points.

Employees who worked six months or longer will be terminated at 9 points.

Emergency situations are 100% okay and you won't get in trouble at all. Typically, this includes getting sick. If you call in sick following the proper procedures, you will not receive any warning points.

Of course, this is dependant on how punctual you've been in the past. If “calling in sick” is something you do on a weekly or monthly basis, obviously that won't go unnoticed.

Having a good relationship with your manager will also be helpful. They have the ability to excuse some of your absenses if it gets dangerously close to termination levels.

What if you'll be absent for several days?

If you'll be absent for more than one day, and know this beforehand, for reasons other than an emergency, then this is considered a leave of absence. Instead of calling Walmart's call out sick number, you need to pay a visit to your personnel office and use Sedgwick.

A leave of absence requires a formal request and you need to get it approved.

Wrapping Up: How to call in sick at Walmart

To call in sick at Walmart, simply call their call out sick number at 1-800-775-5944.

Before you call, have your Walmart Identification Number ready, as well as your date of birth and store number where you work.

You'll be transferred to your manager, so be ready to explain the reason for your absence.

As long as you follow the proper procedures, calling in sick shouldn't get you into any trouble.

Good luck!

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