Archived Comp Shop workload?

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JustJoe

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What are your average shop numbers?

My store has been getting ~700 item lists recently, but this week the PDA downloaded two shops: 680 and 107! I don't know what they were thinking but I just had to re-write my entire schedule to fit it in.

That being said, today I went into the Walmart that I WISH I could do my comp shop in, since it is a full-sized super center vs. the tiny "super center" (if they got remodeled and have a deli counter, it is a super center) that I'm assigned. I'm going to be yellow for last week's shop because it was heavy in books, toys, and sporting goods and my Walmart has a very small selection of all of that.
 

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Double check that second list. That has happened to me before in the past and it was all duplicates of items from the main shop. In fact, this happened to me this week. Main list, 850, dupe list 220. I took screen shots of the dupe list with my phone and double checked them against the main list.

And this is also proof positive that lists are different. I had a handful of books, toys, and sporting goods. Mostly food with health and beauty.

Your Walmart sounds like mine. They carry nothing as opposed to a real Super Center.
 
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Mine has 2 also, 718 and 121. Haven't checked them against each other though.
To be honest, I don't even bother wasting my time with the books, DVDs, CDs and games. There is just way too many to do and they are all mixed up at my Walmart. It takes me forever to find them, so screw that. I focus more on the food and health/beauty items. Way easier.
Do 75% of your shop and you'll be green.
 

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Mine has 2 also, 718 and 121. Haven't checked them against each other though.
To be honest, I don't even bother wasting my time with the books, DVDs, CDs and games. There is just way too many to do and they are all mixed up at my Walmart. It takes me forever to find them, so screw that. I focus more on the food and health/beauty items. Way easier.
Do 75% of your shop and you'll be green.

Last week they decided to go heavy on books, sporting goods, and toys... all of which my Walmart barely carries. Thanks to some scheduling issues I was scrambling to zero out the rest of the shop in the parking lot 10 minutes before cutoff. I was green by .12% But green IS green.
 
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Uploaded the new shop today... there's 2 again! 797 and 155! Oy vay. Gonna need more hours next week. Luckily my store is good about adjusting hours based upon the # of items in the list. :)
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Uploaded the new shop today... there's 2 again! 797 and 155! Oy vay. Gonna need more hours next week. Luckily my store is good about adjusting hours based upon the # of items in the list. :)
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Mine too. The 2nd week in a row. I started going through my list to check for duplicates and if it's all duplicates like it was last week I'm going to have my TL mysupport it to corp unless they've sent out a global message addressing this. What is the point of doing items twice? It's got to be some kink in the system.
 

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Uploaded the new shop today... there's 2 again! 797 and 155! Oy vay. Gonna need more hours next week. Luckily my store is good about adjusting hours based upon the # of items in the list. :)
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Mine too. The 2nd week in a row. I started going through my list to check for duplicates and if it's all duplicates like it was last week I'm going to have my TL mysupport it to corp unless they've sent out a global message addressing this. What is the point of doing items twice? It's got to be some kink in the system.

I did a MySupport on it today. 111 duplicates for me this week!
 
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We printed off the larger of the two shops and then I went through the smaller one and checked off the dups. Many, many, many dups...and not only duplicated on the larger list but duplicated on the smaller one too. Like 2 Pepsi 2 liter instead of just one on the list. Stupid.
I keep checking the message board but nothing is there. :(
Keep me posted, would ya? Thanks!
 

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My TL did a Mysupport submission for me yesterday , but I haven't been able to access it. Is it down? I checked this morning.

However, I did check the comp shop/pricing message board today and there was a message from yesterday stating that compers received duplicated lists but we were supposed to complete them otherwise it would affect our scores. Such a waste of time to do the items twice. But I'm doing it anyway.

They NEED to fix this issue. I still can't understand how corp can't delete shops from the metric. Just like they accidentally sent out a shop the first week of the year and said "Ooops, don't do the shop there are no hours for it, but we can't adjust your score." SMH.
 
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I had two lists last week and again this week. When that happens, I try to do 73% of both lists even though there are so many dupes. The biggest issue for me is that I'm given no extra hours and getting it all done in six hours is hard enough with just one list!
 

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My MySupport request said don't do the second shop. Message board says do both shops to avoid screwing up metrics. Funny, because the reply I got said that they know there is a problem, but they don't know what it is.
 
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I had two lists last week and again this week. When that happens, I try to do 73% of both lists even though there are so many dupes. The biggest issue for me is that I'm given no extra hours and getting it all done in six hours is hard enough with just one list!

6 hours!!!!! hahahahahahaha, that is a joke, right? I usually get 12. This week I told them I'd probably need 1-2 more and they were like, ok. They need to allow time for you to drive there, park, go in, get settled (I use my purse in a cart) and then comp shop in a Walmart store full of people who are blocking you, kids running around, elderly people on motor carts, hunting for items that have moved or are no longer available, etc.....

The way I figure it: 800 items x .75 = 600. 600 / 50 = 12 hrs. Yes, 50 items per hour. Anyone at my store who wants to challenge me can try it and see if they can do it faster. :)
 
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No, it wasn't a joke. I might be able to beg one more hour out of them but I doubt it. Forget more than that. The reality of the situation is that I don't get paid for all the CS work that's done and that happens at a lot of stores, not just mine.

JustJoe, nothing like clarity in answers, huh? ;P
 

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JustJoe, nothing like clarity in answers, huh? ;P

 
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I didn't get 73% of the second shop this week. I tried but simply ran out of time. When I did my punch correction for the shops I added a little more time. We'll see what happens and what kind of butt chewing I get!
 

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My MySupport request said don't do the second shop. Message board says do both shops to avoid screwing up metrics. Funny, because the reply I got said that they know there is a problem, but they don't know what it is.

You're kidding!!!! I didn't do the 2nd shop last time and it dinged my score so I followed the message board instructions and completed the 2nd shop this week. What a pain.

I'm not scheduled in my store until tomorrow but I'm heading in after the babies get up so I can upload and download. I'll have to see if the new shop has duplicate lists. I'll let ya'll know what my mysupport message says, but if they are conflicting, then I'll print both out to do a little CYA.
 
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I read the message board notice this morning. I mentioned it to someone in clerical and she shrugged and said, "I don't know." The person I needed to talk to is off today so I just uploaded what I had.
 

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I discovered that my stores minimum to hit green was around 57% with prices. Since I ran out of time this week because I had to prep the ad Thurs and Fri that's what I went for.
 
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I saw the message board message today as well. It did say to do both shops.
I mentioned this to my stl today and I got the feeling she didn't believe me. Said that she hadn't heard anything about it. Um, yeah, you wouldn't unless I keep you posted and/or you read EACH message board on a daily basis.
Like, how or why would I lie about this??? So freakin' annoyed.
I did 75% of each shop.
Next week I have 2 shops again. What a pain this is. So MANY dupes!!!!!
 

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I saw the message board message today as well. It did say to do both shops.
I mentioned this to my stl today and I got the feeling she didn't believe me. Said that she hadn't heard anything about it. Um, yeah, you wouldn't unless I keep you posted and/or you read EACH message board on a daily basis.
Like, how or why would I lie about this??? So freakin' annoyed.
I did 75% of each shop.
Next week I have 2 shops again. What a pain this is. So MANY dupes!!!!!


As the Signing Specialist I can't tell you how many times I had to print out messages from the board and take them to the PTL and ETLs to prove that I needed more time or that a project had to be done a certain way.
I even kept a folder of them to have on hand in case I needed proof later because they have a way of disappearing out of the system.
 
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i used to comp shop many years ago we had a pda that never work right and was always freezing on me finally an ex exec at the time who was taking over comp shop said let me send it in to get fixed. and this was a time where they did not schedule you for comp shop you went on your own time and filled out the punch correction sheets. i comped at a smaller walmart they had very limited aisle's of food mostly candy chips and junk food, they didn't have a book section at all and there food storage aisle was also small.. ( this walmart also ended up closing down) this was the walmart they said we had to shop at its local, there was a walmart 15 minutes away with limited frozen and fresh and i couldn't shop them.

what was interesting is i would spend hours at walmart. scanning in items imputing the price etc. it was work. the lady at walmart said we just scan and the scanner picks up the price.

the tm who does comp now says that the pda that they use for comp is obsolete and ours keeps breaking down and shes not sure if target can send a replacement she said our method of scanning the items is ancient. i see the walmart people in here and they scan and item then scan another item and don't have to input any prices

now if target could get on that technology comp would get done faster
 
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I saw the message board message today as well. It did say to do both shops.
I mentioned this to my stl today and I got the feeling she didn't believe me. Said that she hadn't heard anything about it. Um, yeah, you wouldn't unless I keep you posted and/or you read EACH message board on a daily basis.
Like, how or why would I lie about this??? So freakin' annoyed.
I did 75% of each shop.
Next week I have 2 shops again. What a pain this is. So MANY dupes!!!!!


As the Signing Specialist I can't tell you how many times I had to print out messages from the board and take them to the PTL and ETLs to prove that I needed more time or that a project had to be done a certain way.
I even kept a folder of them to have on hand in case I needed proof later because they have a way of disappearing out of the system.

Well, on that note, guess I'll be printing out the message on Monday.... :)
 
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my store hasn't comp shopped in at least 8 or 9 months. We got kicked out of the local Walmart and the next closest is outside the radius.
I'm sure I'll learn more soon when I start POG/Pricing training.
 
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my store hasn't comp shopped in at least 8 or 9 months. We got kicked out of the local Walmart and the next closest is outside the radius.
I'm sure I'll learn more soon when I start POG/Pricing training.
I'm not sure they can legally do that. Collecting prices is not illegal. We had a girl get confronted one time but we still do it. I don't think she was very discreet about it.
 
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