MEGATHREAD 2018-2019 Store Modernization Megathread

[OPINION] How do you feel about these changes?

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Anyone getting that call?
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Let's see. For today--

- Store allowed some inbound TM's to come in at 4 A.M.
- Everyone, even the STL is scurrying all over the store.
- Everyone pushed truck, and even Autofills. The line was clear*.
- Was tasked to fill endcaps, or make endcaps look full and presentable.
- Everyone zoned their respective areas.
- And I wish I took a picture, but our backroom is actually walkable. All Backstock put away, no pallets/u-boats anywhere. I couldn't believe it.

Gee...I wonder what's up. :rolleyes:

* - I saw our Sr.TL wrap repacks up into pallets and stage them high up in the steel. I sure hope they don't notice that mess. 😮
 

Black Sheep 214

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Let's see. For today--

- Store allowed some inbound TM's to come in at 4 A.M.
- Everyone, even the STL is scurrying all over the store.
- Everyone pushed truck, and even Autofills. The line was clear*.
- Was tasked to fill endcaps, or make endcaps look full and presentable.
- Everyone zoned their respective areas.
- And I wish I took a picture, but our backroom is actually walkable. All Backstock put away, no pallets/u-boats anywhere. I couldn't believe it.

Gee...I wonder what's up. :rolleyes:

* - I saw our Sr.TL wrap repacks up into pallets and stage them high up in the steel. I sure hope they don't notice that mess. 😮
Must be a visit...🙄😂
 

seasonaldude

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It must be. There's no way that's a normal day at any other store!😂

And funny thing. They were supposed to come in the morning, then was told later in the day, and then possibly in the evening. Guess I'll find out if all that work was well spent tomorrow.
Maybe, they'll do what they did at my store. They said they were coming then postponed. Then they cancelled. Showed up unanounced a few days later and wandered the floor by themselves for a couple of hours. It did not go well.
 

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Maybe, they'll do what they did at my store. They said they were coming then postponed. Then they cancelled. Showed up unanounced a few days later and wandered the floor by themselves for a couple of hours. It did not go well.
Wow. Is it bad that a part of me really wants to see that outcome? Leadership really thinks Modernization is the word of gospel around here.
 

seasonaldude

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Wow. Is it bad that a part of me really wants to see that outcome? Leadership really thinks Modernization is the word of gospel around here.
Yeah, I don't know if you really want to see that or not yet. They came when STL and all salesfloor ETLs were out of the building. I haven't been back to work since. So, I know it was bad, but I don't know exactly how bad yet and how much shit will get rolled down to TMs.
 

Going with the Flow

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In our Group/district stores had to send pics of all stock rooms and the line. STL and her minion were all over the backroom and receiving yesterday. If we got the kind of support every day we got yesterday we would succeed but that is not reality. On any other day they barely put in any actual work. They usually just bark orders on the walkie and repeat things someone else just said.
 

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Just wait for the Holiday numbers to roll in, it should rebound some. Cha-Ching. I can just see the email from corp now..."What an incredible 4Q"..."Amazing double digit increases in SFS"...
This is actually a VERY dangerous Q4 for Target. Q3 Sales/Online Growth were strong of course in terms of sales comp, but that is not all that matters, and anybody with half a business sense will be able to tell that. The company is in panic mode right now because they forced stores to make payroll for November (meaning many cut the crap out of their stores and let tons of work roll) and then added to December to catch back up, adding more than they would have spent if they just kept up with the work.

The reason payroll is a make or break deal to Target is because of all the money Cornell has spent in stores. Remodels and Online Rollouts, Brand Changes (I do not call them all "new" brands), and new fixtures to stores to sort their freight onto, along with aggressive promotions, have tanked our overall profit. Any sales lift the company has seen is artificially inflated because we spent the money to get those sales increases. I could talk almost all day about where certain things were not worth the money (buying every store u-boats, rebranding certain categories) and where some were too aggressive (remodels) and now we are paying the price. We are paying for all of this with payroll, and if we post a Q4 with weak profits we are going to see another tank!
 
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This is actually a VERY dangerous Q4 for Target. Q3 Sales/Online Growth were strong of course in terms of sales comp, but that is not all that matters, and anybody with half a business sense will be able to tell that. The company is in panic mode right now because they forced stores to make payroll for November (meaning many cut the crap out of their stores and let tons of work roll) and then added to December to catch back up, adding more than they would have spent if they just kept up with the work.

The reason payroll is a make or break deal to Target is because of all the money Cornell has spent in stores. Remodels and Online Rollouts, Brand Changes (I do not call them all "new" brands), and new fixtures to stores to sort their freight onto, along with aggressive promotions, have tanked our overall profit. Any sales lift the company has seen is artificially inflated because we spent the money to get those sales increases. I could talk almost all day about where certain things were not worth the money (buying every store u-boats, rebranding certain categories) and where some were too aggressive (remodels) and now we are paying the price. We are paying for all of this with payroll, and if we post a Q4 with weak profits we are going to see another tank!
Hey that $ for free target.com shipping has to come from somewhere. Target's downward spiral began with the data breach in 2013, target canada closures in 2015 and now modernization. To survive they must invest in the DCs and fix our supply chain. Super Sorting our trailers is not the solution!
 
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Today, as I looked around at the staffing that seemed to be less than we had in March, and was asked if I'd like to go home early because we need to cut hours for the month already, and I saw how much we are barely hanging on to the tracks, it hit me: we're in the end stage now. Next year is going to be a very very bad year for Target, and Brian will be gone with his golden parachute.
 
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I don't do SFS or OPU.

Thing is, as a Softlines worker I'm now spending at least 20% of my time helping those folks find SL.

I'm supposed to be pushing SL freight but again, I spend 25% of my time helping guests find things and being helpful in general.

I'm supposed to be pushing SL freight but again, I spend 10% of my time backing up on the lanes.

This Modernization idea of stocking while we are open is not working out in favor of the guests. Nor for me, really.
 
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It seems like my store might be in the minority, but, as long as A+A breakout is complete, we finish our truck push, plus all the other shit they expect us to do. The only exception, at times, is VMGs. But, my STL is throwing a shit ton of hours to A+A.

Shocking what proper payroll can do. 🙄
 
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