reshop till I drop
- Apr 17, 2019
My former TL told me that when they make the schedule, they have to give all team members in an area similar hours or else corporate questions things. So if you have TMs who are hard workers, pick up extra shifts, rarely-to-never call out, they still can only be scheduled roughly the same hours as the TMs who call out, give away shifts, don't work as hard, etc. This absolutely makes no sense to me.as a former flow dude, this is the truth. i seen new hires get the hours. i seen people who previously were top ranked workers drop entire shifts off like they were nothing. its been a month and a half. i no longer beg for hours, ask permission to take a piss, etc. in the end targets new way of doing things is turning new workers into children with no brains or adaption strategies in mind and making the older workers/good workers who dont rely on being given instructions or overview every fucking second feel like their losing. i heard a few more drop off with only plano team lead left from when i started 4 years ago. the whole store has restaffed. hell i get into discussions with coworkers who left target years ago at this point for walmart and all they said was "target has always been looking for a buyer". its been a different company every time, but their gonna probably end up being amazons brick and mortar eventually.
The culture of begging for more hours and/or scanning the swap shift schedule every day was weird to me, but I've always worked full-time in the past. Having a part-time job took some getting used to, especially since from everything I've been told by TLs and TMs, I've more than proven myself to be a good, reliable worker. Seeing other TMs who were hired after me or who are not as hard-working and reliable get the same or more hours is a bit deflating.