MEGATHREAD 2018-2019 Store Modernization Megathread

[OPINION] How do you feel about these changes?

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So my store was a pilot store last year and 4th quarter was a complete shit show. 14 trucks a week starting at 4 am hurt us so bad that we had to go back overnight in early December because there was no space to even walk in the back room. Slowly but surely after going back overnight everything started to 180 (imagine that 🙄) anyways it’s almost been a whole year and I’ve had nightmares all year about how idiotic and backwards that time period was but glad we learned that does not work at all and we will do anything to prevent that this year right? Wrong... talked to my SD today about the time we will be starting the process and how practical it would be to be overnight and he said “absolutely not. No way no how”.... bruh... I’m seriously never been closer to quitting. We are not ready for the storm
 
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So my store was a pilot store last year and 4th quarter was a complete shit show. 14 trucks a week starting at 4 am hurt us so bad that we had to go back overnight in early December because there was no space to even walk in the back room. Slowly but surely after going back overnight everything started to 180 (imagine that 🙄) anyways it’s almost been a whole year and I’ve had nightmares all year about how idiotic and backwards that time period was but glad we learned that does not work at all and we will do anything to prevent that this year right? Wrong... talked to my SD today about the time we will be starting the process and how practical it would be to be overnight and he said “absolutely not. No way no how”.... bruh... I’m seriously never been closer to quitting. We are not ready for the storm
That's what I heard about overtime last time. The closer we got to Christmas the more O/T was being paid out.
 

happygoth

reshop till I drop
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And at the same time cut down on profits. You can bet most TMs are spending less at Target now. They can't afford it on these wages!
I can probably count on the fingers of one hand the days that I haven't bought something since I started working here. I sometimes make two or three purchases a shift.
 
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So with the reduction of hours everyone is seeing, do you think they would hire a seasonal TM to work one day a week? Or would they want full availability only to be scheduled one day?
 

Yetive

Servant of 2 Masters
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So with the reduction of hours everyone is seeing, do you think they would hire a seasonal TM to work one day a week? Or would they want full availability only to be scheduled one day?
If you are talking about yourself, I would do it. I wouldn't have to train you, so no problem. Someone who wants only 5/10 hours as a seasonal, I would pass. I will spend 25 hours on training someone who will end up working 40/50 hours for me--not worth it.
 

oath2order

Scary Socialist
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wow Target Community Facebook page ...

today
i luve Matt Baker's comment ... it's like employees play hide & seek .....



I'm curious what time she was shopping.

Like, I do understand *not* having a cashier from 8AM to 10AM at the latest. It's fuckin' dead.
 

happygoth

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I'm curious what time she was shopping.

Like, I do understand *not* having a cashier from 8AM to 10AM at the latest. It's fuckin' dead.
Agree, but we actually get early birds quite often. It always surprises me how many people go shopping at 8 am. Unless I'm working an early shift, I'm asleep until at least 9. I've had guests trying on clothes at the fitting room between 8 and 9. Like, why are you here?
 
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Agree, but we actually get early birds quite often. It always surprises me how many people go shopping at 8 am. Unless I'm working an early shift, I'm asleep until at least 9. I've had guests trying on clothes at the fitting room between 8 and 9. Like, why are you here?
That's when I like to shop. Because I know stores won't be busy yet. I don't like shopping when it's too peopley, makes me cranky.
 
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I was the signing "specialist" for many, many years. I was good at my job and the fixture room and salesfloor reflected that. But, I saw the writing on the wall and finally got the receivers position. Our fixture room now looks like a war zone, and signing is rarely done. But, Spot is okay with that.

I cant imagine the receivers job going away. I'm literally running all day. But if it does and everything falls into chaos, Spot will be okay with that,

Just 5 more years.....
 
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Mar 20, 2019
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Look at the bigger picture. Front end is expected to be self sufficient but has permission to occasionally get register help when it's crazy. They also have immunity from helping elsewhere, even putting out candy.

Sales floor is expected to be self sufficient and never gets help from the front end, no matter how many times the front end has said "drop all your tasks and quit helping guests on the floor, because even though we have the same proportion of hours we need to take from yours".

So who ends up the loser in all cases? And who is partially responsible for guests not getting helped on the sales floor? Backup should be a rarity, not the front end's go to answer for every staffing hiccup.
Thank you for the laugh. I see all to often sales floor working with heads down, oh and all call box service levels consistently exceeded. They don’t answer calls on walkie nor do they log onto phone. AND... in my store salesfloor consistently is way over hours, that end up being taken from where?? THE FRONT. so you better believe they better get up front and backup to take care of lines of guests. It’s sad to see things like your post and shameful to see it live in person. I’ve worked in all areas maybe that’s my problem but...Unless you have been at the front in any of the positions please don’t pretend SALESFLOOR is keeping TARGET in business.
 
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