I know this probably sounds stupid. Lol I've always wanted to do AP but I've never had the opportunity so I figured I'd at least ask. It'd be awesome to do once in awhile if I could. Lol I'm already cross trained everywhere else. >.<
APTL explained to me they are not suppose to do that kinda stuff. Said to me No more carts, no pulling tv's, straight AP stuff. That is whats wrong with the TPS role in some stores. I know that being a TPS you have the option of helping out where needed.(Like reshop after closing) but some stores take advantage of this. Previous TPS was treated like a backroom TM after they left and a salesfloor TM after closing constantly doing other workcenters jobs, hardly got his work done or never got the chance to be a presence as much as he needed to be.
Its a conflict of interest for AP to work any other area of the store, if they help out the backroom who's to say they cant manipulate the situation to steal and not get caught, or slow down a train? Its better they stay apart from the rest of the store processes.
An AP team-member cannot be a regular team member also. But, there has been times where someone transferred to AP from another workcenter and then transferred back out after so long.
Reason is you have all the inside information on how things are done, then you can turn around and handle the cash from a register and know how you can cover your tracks and have the ability to control the cameras and set yourself up to steal.
Yup-- you guys nailed it.. a TPS is in a unique position where he doesn't have to/can't do TM stuff like cashier, pulls, zone, ect due to the fact of a conflict of interest. Also, keep in mind that the AP hours are separate from the store payroll hours and do not reflect on sales, but on risk index. The AP hours are set once/twice a year and remain consistent throughout the year. Lol plus how funny would it look seeing a TPS back-up cashier?? haha When I worked there, most guests didn't even know I worked for Target and assumed I was a cop asking "can I help you find something" lol!!