For those of you who don’t know me, my name is Ricardo Lugo. I’m an independent filmmaker and a member of Prize Box Productions. I’d like to announce that within the coming weeks, I’m launching a vlog about my experiences working as a cashier at Wal-Mart.
It all started when I was desperately trying to find a job in Port St. Lucie so I could get my verbally abusive stepfather off my back. He resented me for over 15 years for not being able to find a job and contribute to the household. During the last 6 months mother and I lived with him, I must have applied for Home Depot at least 25 times, Publix 35 times, Target 20 times and Wal-Mart 47 times. There is an overabundance of Wal-Mart’s in Port St. Lucie and this was well before these chains had developed application restrictions.
I finally got called in for an interview at Wal-Mart on July 4th 2011. Three managers interviewed me at the same time. They asked me questions about my previous work experience, which only included making crap high school documentaries. However, they were really interested in my stories about how I interviewed my subjects in these docs. Shortly after telling them these stories, I realized I was talking about how I interviewed people in a job interview! That conversation lasted two hours. Shortly after I left, they called me and asked if I could come in the next day for a second interview. They offered me the job ten minutes in. The two years that followed I met people that defined intelligence and those who defined sadism. The story continues in my upcoming vlog “Welcome to The Bronx.”