ATLANTA - A Walmart greeter known for telling customers to “have a blessed day” is being honored by state lawmakers at the capitol building.
greeter James Phillips enjoyed the spotlight as one of the most famous Walmart employees in the nation.
Channel 2 political reporter Lori Geary spoke with Philips on Monday inside the state Capitol.
According to Phillips, management pulled him aside and said a customer complained. When he was told not to say the phrase, Phillips told management he would just quit.
“When they told me I was a greeter, I would say, ‘Have a good day. Have a good day,’ and the
Lord spoke to me and said have a blessed day,” Phillips said.
Support for Phillips poured in from around the nation, leading many to call Walmart Corporate Headquarters.
Once Phillips’ story hit social media, Walmart had a change of heart.
“Walmart’s my friend,” said Phillips. “They’ve been good to me. I’d like to say God bless Walmart. I appreciate all them.”
Phillips tells Geary he is truly honored to be recognized by state lawmakers.