- Jul 31, 2017
I’m a recently new in role TL and we seem to have the same back ground in regards to target. My TL went on LOA for an extended period of time and I took on all the every days tasks that he would do and it seemed as though I “was already doing the job”. When the LOA ended up turning into him eventually just leaving Target I assumed I’m a shoo-in hey I’m already doing all the work? Boy was I wrong. Luckily I interview well and have lots of leadership experience inside and out of target so I got the position but I was quick to realize exactly what was previously stated... just because you’re doing more physical work doesn’t mean you work harder than your TL. There is so much we do behind the scenes and I can’t speak for SFTL but as a GSTL it can always appear to my team/gas’s like I’m “always on the computer/off stage” because talent management and maintaining your work area takes that time that most TMs don’t see. So while you’re working your butt off pushing CAFs and zoning all of electronics, it may seem like I’m just off somewhere on the computer but I’m writing reveiws and preping next weeks work load all while trying to keep up with PDDs and CAs. There’s a lot that makes a good TL great that goes way beyond running around the floor helping guests and pushing product.