MEGATHREAD 2018-2019 Store Modernization Megathread

[OPINION] How do you feel about these changes?

  • I like them.

  • I dislike them.


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oath2order

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Can we just fire all the people now who won't use the wave, stacker, powerjack, or make a bale? That would thin out over 50% of our team including most of the leadership, including our stl, who I once overheard couldn't make a bale.
Our hardlines VM needs to be replaced with someone who's tall enough to get on the wave to do the lights.
 

YoNanas

When in doubt, throw it out
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Yeah, everyone's on their first 90 days every day they work. If you suck you suck, if you don't you're likely being kept.

That is if they like you, they keep you no matter what. If they don't like you, they get rid of you even though you do your work well.
 

YoNanas

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I’m assuming they mean theoretically. Since everyone is learning a new process they want leaders to manage the team as if they’re in their first 90 days. That’s a good thing for the team not a bad thing. It’s not a “we can fire them all within the next 90 days” it’s more of a “give them 90 days to adjust before coaching and documenting them”
Then they need to throw out my unjust CCA!
 

gsa4lyfe

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Then they need to throw out my unjust CCA!
Well that’s not official policy and stores are welcome to coach how they please. I don’t know the details so I can’t say one way or their other but this new model doesn’t tell you how to manage your team so the 90 days thing was a store, district or group decision
 

YoNanas

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Then they shouldn't be coaching individual team members for not breaking down food truck pallets when the team member was stocking the empty floor but when other team members leave unbroken pallets for the next day, then he doesn't coach. They make up their own rules.
 
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In my store they’re also very unfair with the coachings. So ridiculous that they could coach you for not greeting, neglecting a guest that is barely coming from Best Buy which is few stores next to Target. 🙄😒
 

YourPPTL

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Just got wind of a new "modernization" item. Not sure if it's just at our store or not. Have been told on April 1, 2019 all employees will be put back on a first 90 days. Was told it was a way the Executive team can get rid of anyone they want to. Not sure how they could legally do this? The 90 day agreement needs to be presented and signed before employment. Anyone have any insight or heard about this. We were told it is company wide.
I call bull shit
 

gsa4lyfe

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Our hardlines VM needs to be replaced with someone who's tall enough to get on the wave to do the lights.
I do it for my VM in my store because she’s terrified of the wave.... my STL Gabe up on trying to get her to learn and just accepted I’ll spend like an hour every other week helping her out.
 
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I do it for my VM in my store because she’s terrified of the wave.... my STL Gabe up on trying to get her to learn and just accepted I’ll spend like an hour every other week helping her out.
That's kind of you. But isn't that part of her job?
 
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Has the main side of the backroom become a mess for anyone else? At my store the backroom team that did mainly backstocking and pulling autos now needs to push those autofills which means they dont have time to do the backstock. And the inbound team doesn't have time to push from the line and properly backstock. So now we have backstock piled up everywhere and its just one big mess.
 
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I do it for my VM in my store because she’s terrified of the wave.... my STL Gabe up on trying to get her to learn and just accepted I’ll spend like an hour every other week helping her out.
Every other week, huh? My VM won't use the wave and when she does decide the lights need to be adjusted it's only before a high level VM visit and only in the areas that are called out (so about 2-3 time all year). And then she suckers the STL into "helping" her with them. Which really means she makes him do the work while she watches from the ground.
 

gsa4lyfe

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Every other week, huh? My VM won't use the wave and when she does decide the lights need to be adjusted it's only before a high level VM visit and only in the areas that are called out (so about 2-3 time all year). And then she suckers the STL into "helping" her with them. Which really means she makes him do the work while she watches from the ground.
Ours is constantly moving everything around. I don’t adjust them all but we have track lighting in every department so at least a couple lights every other week
 
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Ours is constantly moving everything around. I don’t adjust them all but we have track lighting in every department so at least a couple lights every other week
Interesting. We have track lights all thru softlines and I don't think it ever occurs to her that she should move them after every new VMG is set. I see the need all the time when I walk through softlines and see shadowed mannequins.
 
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All tls were told today that any tm who doesn’t fully zone and push and backstock in their 4-5 hour shift are to be coached daily until term with stl and Etl’s cc’d on each occurrence or we will be performanced out
What about pulls and scans and active selling and reshop and backing up the lanes and setting sales planners and answering calls and 15 minute break and setting transition and than and than and than....

NO AND THAN!
 
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For those stores already running E2E in beauty, I except my team to only own cosmetics backstock, but knowing my leadership and my team, I know that’s not going to happen.
Is there any stores that have the beauty backstocking anything else, say HBA/Pharm? My cosmetics and pharm are right near each other so I can see where that would be beneficial, but the inbound team just dumps shit even in my cosmetics backstock, so just want to be prepared.
Yep, my beauty team does all of their own truck/back stock plus HBA push/back stock then the repacks for HBA & OTC & back stock, it’s ridiculous
 

no nix nein

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All tls were told today that any tm who doesn’t fully zone and push and backstock in their 4-5 hour shift are to be coached daily until term with stl and Etl’s cc’d on each occurrence or we will be performanced out
Do they have to do their pricing, sales planners, and revisions in this time frame too? Garbage? Back up cashiering? Guest assistance?
 

IWishIKnew

This was supposed to be a seasonal job...
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All tls were told today that any tm who doesn’t fully zone and push and backstock in their 4-5 hour shift are to be coached daily until term with stl and Etl’s cc’d on each occurrence or we will be performanced out
They would have to either have zones be, like, 3 aisles or face having no TMs after about a week.
 
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Wait so if they are cutting the GSA/SEA role but adding another GSTL/SEL, what happens to current GSA’s/SEL’s? Do they just get told tough luck? Or will the highest performing GSA get that new SEL spot? We have a GSA who is higher performing than either of our GSTL’s (always getting redcards, doing 1-1 with cashiers as they come in, constantly talks to leadership about developing other tm’s) it would suck really bad to see this GSA be shoved back as a “cashier” or GS...
Those interested have to apply, interview, and be signed off by dtl.
 

Bullseyerc

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Due to the fact the GSA position is being eliminated, how can GSTLs only be mids and not have open/close coverage? Who’s supposed to open the lanes and close the lanes and watch the front actively during those times?

Sounds like a recipe for disaster, tbh.

Rumor has it too that the override option is getting eliminated. Now all tms will be able to make any price change, return, etc a reality.. that’s just fucking mindblowing and doesn’t make any sense.

I guess let the team manage itself into failure when the GSTL is not present.

PS. I will always call myself and refer to other GSTLs as GSTLs. SEL (Service and Engagement TL) sounds kinda dumb to me.
 
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We have to do 7 aisles per person everyday push/zone/backstock / fill endcaps/if possible autofill push within 4 hours . Some days there are like ~200 boxes to push . I don’t think it’s reasonable. How long can one struggle like this?!
 
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