That seems to be the exact opposite of what I see spot doing. They driving out the people with any experience of what makes a job work and replacing with random kids who don't know their ass from a hole in the ground. And then they don't spend a dime on training them and then bitch that when the sun comes out to play most of them call out. Friday alone we had 15 call outs before 8am.. Sunny day in PNW.. I don't even want to know what Saturday was like..You summarized the real situation very well. There might be non-retail types of businesses where this operating model works well. On paper, it could theoretically work at Target but as you said getting this new system to work at a nationwide company with 1,849 stores and 39 distribution centers isn't cheap. A big retail company like Target might have to stop constantly hiring high-school and college students off the street to work randomly-scheduled hourly shifts, and focus instead on hiring people with a few years of real-world work experience that would prepare them for this type of business environment. These kinds of experienced workers, unlike the high school and college students who will just blindly follow orders, won't accept an offer unless they can obtain a full-time job with benefits combined with upward mobility potential, thorough cross-training and realistic amounts of time to complete specific tasks and functions.