Counseling equals to coaching. On corrective action you can't transfer or demote.
Annie or red, your ears on!
Counseling = Corrective Action.
Counseling lasts for six months. If you receive another CA in that time, you move on to Final Warning for 12 months.
If you have three different Corrective Actions (either Counseling or Final Warning) you are on a Final Warning for anything. Which means, any other Counseling/Corrective Actions immediately lead to termination.
Calls out every weekend, receives Counseling for Attendance after being coached using the DESC model documentation.
Continues calling out every week, receives Final Warning for Attendance four months later after being coached using DESC documentation.
Continuously coached (documented) for delivering a poor zone, receives a Counseling for Performance while still on the first Final Warning.
No call, no shows...terminated.
Now that I think about it, Attendance might fall under Performance, so theoretically the TM would be term'd after the zoning CA. Not sure, but the example should make sense.
As for the OP: it really depends on how you are perceived at your store. If you are in good standing with your TLs and ETLs (no coachings, call outs, etc.) then you should still be allowed to transfer. Since it is your first CA I suspect that you are going to be fine, but you definitely need to talk to your ETL-HR.