Dumb things done by tm's

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So the other Tl of Softlines saw me taking down some of the missoni signs and asked me why I was taking them down. I told her it was because we sold out and she replied no we didn't she backstocked jackets and hates because she couldn't find a location for it...apparently the giant signs saying missoni weren't a big enough hint...
 
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When I was backstocking a couple nights ago we got some Missoni softlines in backstock. Someone needs to tell them NO Missoni is to come to back stock. I took it back to the floor. It was announced at the huddle today to not send any back.
 
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we do not backstock hanging softlines product. just shoes/basics. it's not allowed at our store. is that the same for others?
we are also not allowed to backstock streetdated items (other than mmb). if it comes out that day, all of it has to be put out somewhere.
 
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we do not backstock hanging softlines product. just shoes/basics. it's not allowed at our store. is that the same for others?
we are also not allowed to backstock streetdated items (other than mmb). if it comes out that day, all of it has to be put out somewhere.
Hanging softlines backstock is a no no at my store as well
 
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When we get a lot of product we are allowed to backstock for a week two max then all the product is pulled and pushed to the floor

My Softlines team also does all our own presentation work to I walk in and see a girls endcap in boys I touched based with the other team lead she told me she had and extra pog for girls so she set it in boys...after walking the reset I found no she set a boys endcap in girls and a girls endcap in boys...I guess for some girls gray black and army print is the way to go but really a boy is going to wear a zebra print hat and pink gloves?
 
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Guest to SLTL: "Do you know where the televisions are?"
SLTL to me: *blank stare*
Me to guest: "Oh the TVs? They're over in that corner of the store"

Seriously, she was in her late 20s and she didn't know what a "television" was???
 

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Asking me how the weather was outside last night around 8pm last night when it had been raining for a good 5 hours by that point lol. (I was a cart attendant)
 
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Today I walk in after a nice weekend off to find the other Tl Softlines set 3 tables for me....
1 was in the wrong spot because the table were it was supposed to go seamed to full so now I have cardigans with two locations great
1 we only had 20% of the product
1 wasn't finished because she didn't have time to finish it she left it for a tm that was closing...so I found and empty table and a tub of stuff with my name on it...

Ps she's been working for target for 18 years
 
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Call box goes off
TM "I got that call box"
Call box goes to second request
LOD "TM are you still on your way to the call box?"
TM "Yes, already here"
Call box goes to third request
LOD "TM Did you clear the call box?"
TM "Yes...I verbally cleared the call box over the walkie"
Whole salesfloor team "WTF"
 
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[video=youtube;2tma-zFkDEY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tma-zFkDEY[/video]

Not at my store but it is an amusing clip I found a few years ago. I assume he and the AP TM that let this video leak(no pun intended) out onto the internet were fired.
 

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And this is partly why the sprinkler heads are now above the lift height of the Crown in new stores....
 
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Yesterday a tm calls my person phone number that she got from someone who left target for another store the convo went like this..
Tm: hey TL I'm not coming in today
Tl: where did you get my number
Tm: old produce guy
Tl: ok make sure to call the store please don't give my number to anyone else
Tm: but I told you isn't that good enough?
Tl: no you have to tell the Lod
Tm: why can't you?!
Tl: it's your responsibility too please call the store why can't you make it in?
Tm: party
Tl:....

Oh and the best part is she didn't call the store and now I have to change my number because my entire team now has it....yay....
 

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I wonder that about so many of my cashiers they might as well call me "wonder" woman...
 
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[video=youtube;2tma-zFkDEY]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2tma-zFkDEY[/video]

Not at my store but it is an amusing clip I found a few years ago. I assume he and the AP TM that let this video leak(no pun intended) out onto the internet were fired.
O....M....G.... I think I would have died if this happened.
 
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LOL.

Yeah, that was a nice little oops.

It's kind of slow at first, but the part where the water knocks him off of the ladder is absolutely classic.

Out of curiosity, do Target stores not have a main turnoff for the sprinklers?

Just in case something like that happens?
 

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It's part of the fire code to have sprinkler riser shutoffs afaik. He should have called the sft or lod right away. I love when he kicks the pile of pallets because he knows he's as good as fired.
 
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I just don't get some people get hires. in my few years with the company I have heard of at least 2 brand new TMs that No-call no-showed or called out their first 3 shifts needless to say out HR called them and told them there was no need to show up for them to show up for their fourth or any other shift after that.

Then there was this group of cashiers a few years ago that would callout almost every weekend for a couple months and give the excuse "oh I didn't see I was scheduled today". During that time the only cashier that would show up for all their shifts on the weekends was this middle-aged middle eastern TM yet our one GSTL(who is no longer with the company) would always complain about his broken English or him doing things a little slower. Every time I heard her talking about it when I was back-up cashiering I always felt like saying back to her "at least he shows up for his d*** job unlike the rest of your team." Those cashiers were also freed from their positions. We seem to have had a similar problem with cashiers over the last couple months.

And then there was that one TL(who is no longer with the company) that would disappear during closing shifts and would push off his work on other TLs/Tms during his day shifts. Don't even get me started on him...
 
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I dunno, allot of our recent hires would have a hard time dialing your phone number let alone finding out what it is. Amazes me too because Target should be able to get all kinds of decent help right now.
 
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For once I will not complain about the other Softlines Tl this ones all me
So I grab my walkie and say "Lod this is Tl Softlines and I'm...." right here is where I noticed I was on three and said out loud to myself I'm on three and switched to one to announce my lunch...my stl was behind me and thanked me for switching back to the right channel...blonde
 
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I dunno, allot of our recent hires would have a hard time dialing your phone number let alone finding out what it is. Amazes me too because Target should be able to get all kinds of decent help right now.
recent applicant showed up for the interview with an icee - not a good impression.
another had a cell phone on their ear for the entire interview - another poor impression.

I would like to know where the good applicants are hiding --- hello?
 
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recent applicant showed up for the interview with an icee - not a good impression.
another had a cell phone on their ear for the entire interview - another poor impression.

I would like to know where the good applicants are hiding --- hello?
Well, I know where you could find one, but they didn't want me. :nah:
 
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For once I will not complain about the other Softlines Tl this ones all me
So I grab my walkie and say "Lod this is Tl Softlines and I'm...." right here is where I noticed I was on three and said out loud to myself I'm on three and switched to one to announce my lunch...my stl was behind me and thanked me for switching back to the right channel...blonde
I'd be embarrassed to tell you how many times I've called for backup at the checklanes on the backroom channel because I didn't realize I never went back to the main channel after talking to the backroom. If I listen real hard I can hear them snickering at me every time I do it.
 

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recent applicant showed up for the interview with an icee - not a good impression.
another had a cell phone on their ear for the entire interview - another poor impression.

I would like to know where the good applicants are hiding --- hello?
I had an interviewee the other day who came into my office and layed back in his chair and had his arms crossed the entire interview answering very shortly....few months back had one that's phone rang and actually answered it putting his index finger up at me (as in wait just a minute)....talk about horrible impressions!!
 
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My question is out of brand would be, is that call more important than this interview? Srtl, it hasn't happen to me yet. But, I would love do it.
 
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I'd be embarrassed to tell you how many times I've called for backup at the checklanes on the backroom channel because I didn't realize I never went back to the main channel after talking to the backroom. If I listen real hard I can hear them snickering at me every time I do it.
The reason why we are probably snickering is because there is a one in a million chance of getting one of us backroom TM's to be a back up cashier. We don't interact with the public and we quite like it that way lol.
 
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The reason why we are probably snickering is because there is a one in a million chance of getting one of us backroom TM's to be a back up cashier. We don't interact with the public and we quite like it that way lol.
One of our BR TM's was called up to the front last year.....then sent back after 2 transactions. :D
 
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Oh the horrible interviews....


One guy was high on pot. Funny interview, but no hire.

Had a couple who were a bit drunk, another was hung over.

One lady had her arms crossed the whole time and started to make demands on her days off and pay before I had a chance to ask a question.

Best one was the poor kid who had his grandma in the interview with him. I would ask a question and before the kid could even think grandma was getting after him "The man asked you a question. Answer him!". :laugh2:
 
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Oh the horrible interviews....


One guy was high on pot. Funny interview, but no hire.

Had a couple who were a bit drunk, another was hung over.

One lady had her arms crossed the whole time and started to make demands on her days off and pay before I had a chance to ask a question.

Best one was the poor kid who had his grandma in the interview with him. I would ask a question and before the kid could even think grandma was getting after him "The man asked you a question. Answer him!". :laugh2:


We had some guy show up for his interview wearing these freaky glowing contact lenses. His explanation was that he had worked at a haunted house the night before and didn't feel like taking them out. I am still having nightmares about him!
 

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We had some guy show up for his interview wearing these freaky glowing contact lenses. His explanation was that he had worked at a haunted house the night before and didn't feel like taking them out. I am still having nightmares about him!
At least he didn't still have blood on his clothes.
 
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