MEGATHREAD 2018-2019 Store Modernization Megathread

[OPINION] How do you feel about these changes?

  • I like them.

  • I dislike them.


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From what I gather about thus new modernization, I think there will be some issues at first and hopefully they will be ironed out over time. I also think that a lot of TM's will quit because they will be over stressed....we shall see. I was handed a card today that laid out the expectations of what a typical day would be like.

For example: (1) Come in and go directly to the area you own. Make sure it's ready to be stocked with a strong zone/guest ready.

(2) Walk endcaps and make notes on fill needs or ones that might need to be flipped or replaced.

(3) Go to the backroom, get autofills/ truck freight, and start pushing.

(4) Backstock as you go, return the vehicle and retrieve the next.

(5) Once autofills/truck push is done, perform scans to fill. Then pull and push your freight.

(6) Finally, use the time left in your shift to complete price changes, set new salesplans and complete revisions.
How many hours are you given daily?
 
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Agreed. And I say that as a GSA. This is honestly the first modernization move I've seen that makes sense to me. That said, the one thing that made me say "hmm" was @Frontlanegirl's observation about change, managers, etc. There's usually a Leader there to open the building. I guess they'll have to handle those early-bird difficult guests. At my store, certain well-qualified cashiers already know how to get change.

But, AEANTS. There are certainly cashiers I wouldn't want dipping their fingers into the change fund--not because of theft, but because of error potential. Still, I can see why it makes sense overall. May change my tune when it's implemented, but I can see it.
Adding to this, who calls for guest first? who handles the keys?
 

seasonaldude

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The direction is every cashier should be able to function without a gsa. Every cashier will be able to do their own overrides. Open/close the registers and make sure they take their breaks on time. I’ve heard a lot of stores are gaining a gstl but the idea of someone standing up front open-close and answering blinkers is going away. Not sure the ultimate details yet but during the reviews you’re supposed to communicate to the cashiers these changes and if they can’t handle it they can’t be a cashier anymore. Also pog hours will be dissolved by June. VMs will no longer set VMGs and go back to more a leadership follow up role.
Hmmm...I don't really like that. As OPU/DriveUp I rely heavily on my GSAs to help me coordinate when needed. Not having them is going to be a challenge in some respects. Cashiers aren't going to be able to help. If I'm on a pick and a driveup comes in, who is going to find someone to run it out? I need my GSAs for that amongst other things.
 

busyzoningtoys

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Hmmm...I don't really like that. As OPU/DriveUp I rely heavily on my GSAs to help me coordinate when needed. Not having them is going to be a challenge in some respects. Cashiers aren't going to be able to help. If I'm on a pick and a driveup comes in, who is going to find someone to run it out? I need my GSAs for that amongst other things.
Solved by having an order pickup TM scheduled.
 
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This is fine if they aren’t bullshit 100% change revisions. My rug revisions this week: 3 hours for 6 pogs. Sheets? 3.5 hours for one revision.
WELCOME TO LARGE REVISIONS!
Question? Are you subjected to staying strictly to the set hours? Have you been able to set your 3.4 hour sheet POG plus move/merchandise the clearance, plus pull your batch, plus push your batch, plus shoot exf's for merchandise still located in the backroom but did not come out in the initial batch, plus pull the batch made, plus audit the empty locations, plus backstock overstock you pulled off the aisle, plus go through the 5 trapped pallets that the Inbound TL took upon themselves to trap because they didn't want to backstock it due to it being transition.

Sorry for the run on sentence but I was trying to make a point that these are the steps my store (presentation team) has to go through Monday-Friday, every week! I've tried disputing the set hours with My Support and was told time after time that it doesn't include pulling, backstocking or merchandising clearance. My answer was that I needed to take partners with the backroom team. Well we barely have that team anymore and they don't even have time to do their Daily 12! We try to make it work but come up short for the week So there are some revisions or pogs not set for the week due to "No One has the time to HELP!" And to add on no payroll or need to stick close to your schedule, I don't think anyone can realistically do what we are being tasked to do.
 
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We typically have an opening GS, a mid OPU, and closing GS. Until they give us enough hours to have 2 GSTMs and an OPU, the GSA/GSTL will have to help with drive ups or backing up the service desk.
That is the other thing, who helps out with the backup at GS. Not everyone in the store is GS trained.
 
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Intriguing, feel like those of us who are already seniors and mid twenties hourly aren’t gonna get shit for raises though
I would not doubt that, at all. I'm nowhere near mid twenties (in fact, I had to apply elsewhere & ask my stl to match the offer in order to get over $16) so this might, potentially, be good for me.
 

busyzoningtoys

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WELCOME TO LARGE REVISIONS!
Question? Are you subjected to staying strictly to the set hours? Have you been able to set your 3.4 hour sheet POG plus move/ merchandise the clearance, plus pull your batch, plus push your batch, plus shoot exf's for merchandise still located in the backroom but did not come out in the initial batch, plus pull the batch made, plus audit the empty locations, plus backstock overstock you pulled off the aisle, plus go through the 5 trapped pallets that the Inbound TL took upon themselves to trap because they didn't want to backstock it due to it being transition. Sorry for the run on sentence but I was trying to make a point that these are the steps my store (presentation team) has to go through Monday-Friday, every week! I've tried disputing the set hours with My Support and was told time after time that it doesn't include pulling, backstocking or merchandising clearance. My answer was that I needed to take partners with the backroom team. Well we barely have that team anymore and they don't even have time to do their Daily 12! We try to make it work but come up short for the week So there are some revisions or pogs not set for the week due to "No One has the time to HELP!" And to add on no payroll or need to stick close to your schedule, I don't think anyone can realistically do what we are being tasked to do.
My team doesn’t trap stuff. We pre tie early, we backstock all transition in the last section(s) of the aisle, so the batches are full and easy to pull quickly. We do our own price change, so that had already been handled and moved the day before. I have my team audit everything, not just outs. All of my bedding workload added up to like 13.5 hours, and I spent about 15 on it only because of backing up and helping guests.
 
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WELCOME TO LARGE REVISIONS!
Question? Are you subjected to staying strictly to the set hours? Have you been able to set your 3.4 hour sheet POG plus move/ merchandise the clearance, plus pull your batch, plus push your batch, plus shoot exf's for merchandise still located in the backroom but did not come out in the initial batch, plus pull the batch made, plus audit the empty locations, plus backstock overstock you pulled off the aisle, plus go through the 5 trapped pallets that the Inbound TL took upon themselves to trap because they didn't want to backstock it due to it being transition. Sorry for the run on sentence but I was trying to make a point that these are the steps my store (presentation team) has to go through Monday-Friday, every week! I've tried disputing the set hours with My Support and was told time after time that it doesn't include pulling, backstocking or merchandising clearance. My answer was that I needed to take partners with the backroom team. Well we barely have that team anymore and they don't even have time to do their Daily 12! We try to make it work but come up short for the week So there are some revisions or pogs not set for the week due to "No One has the time to HELP!" And to add on no payroll or need to stick close to your schedule, I don't think anyone can realistically do what we are being tasked to do.
You just don't believe enough. If you just blindly do what you're told and give 567.43% every day, it'll all work out great!!!
 
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