Archived GSA requirements

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huh

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I was made a GSA just recently. I'd worked in Softlines before - since my store opened four years ago. There have been a lot of complaints that I shouldn't be a GSA. There are two main complaints:

1 I travel a lot with my family - I travel and work with my family's business every year from October through December, so I'm never there for Christmas or Black Friday
2 I don't have a GED or a diploma. I'm 27, and haven't finished my home school yet. I keep meaning to, but I work a lot for Target and my family, so I never really got around to it.

My sister is a HLTL, and people complain that she got me the job, even though it was the softlines ETL who asked me if I wanted it.

Is there a rule that says I can't be a GSA if I don't have a diploma or a GED?
 

StaticSun

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Do you have two legs? No, wait, that's not a requirement.
Do you have two arms? No, wait, not a requirement either.
Do you have a brain? Nope, still not a requirement.

Do you have the ability to hear sound waves in the form of speech? Great, you're a fully qualified GSA!

Congrats!
 

redeye58

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Walking upright & breathing being other requirements....
 

huh

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It sounds like you guys think they made me a gsa because I'm stupid.
 

buliSBI

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There are no real requirements for the GSA position. But, depending on your store, you might have some troubles as the Holidays get closer. A full staff of GSAs/GSTLs are crucial for the front lanes during the holidays.
 
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as a GSTL i would be mad if they allowed someone to be a GSA if they didn't work 4th quarter.
 
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You are underqualified for the position. Sorry to say it but your sister is the reason you got the job. Anyone who refuses to work fourth quarter as a GSA should be an automatic disqualification. The fact that you don't even have a GED by the time you are 27 shows a lack of personal drive and accountability for your future. Sorry if this seems like a slap in the face, but it's the truth.
 

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Seriously just go take the GED.
It's a one day thing and I'm sure you'll pass.
Just get off your ass and go do it.
 

shepardofthecarts

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You are underqualified for the position. Sorry to say it but your sister is the reason you got the job. Anyone who refuses to work fourth quarter as a GSA should be an automatic disqualification. The fact that you don't even have a GED by the time you are 27 shows a lack of personal drive and accountability for your future. Sorry if this seems like a slap in the face, but it's the truth.

hate to say it but he has a point i dont know of any gsa who doesnt work fourth quarter. hell at our store it is mandatory to even be considered.
 
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At my store, open availability is a requirement. We're pretty generous about time off, except during fourth quarter.
 
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Every single GSA at my store is in school full-time. They will happily work around those schedules. But asking for fourth quarter off? No. No LOA would be granted for fourth quarter unless it was fmla.
 
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