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Just wondering how long it takes you guys to zone a certain dept.
 
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Kind of random . But it takes me about 45 minutes to an hour depending on how bad it is to zone meat and dairy by myself .
 
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It depends on the department I am zoning, how busy we've been, last time it was zoned, how many times I get called for backup and how many guests find me.
 
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depending on how busy it is sometimes & how many guest you help & need help in the store can it not me finished by one tm sometmes?
 
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Nowadays... I never get more than 4 or 5 aisles of any dept zoned. So many guests need help and if I get called for backup I never get to leave register :p
 
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sporting goods - 20 to 30 mins.
toys - 1 to 2 hours.
not including backing electronics, helping guests, pushing cafs, etc.
 
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I was told last night to stop zoning toys and just pull everything forward. Ignore it if it was in the wrong spot/aisle. As long as it looked good pulled forward, I just needed to get it done. It nearly killed me to do that.

That said, the LOD kept bragging about how fast of a zoner I am...even though I haven't even had my first official hardlines shift (coming soon). I told her that's because I don't stand around talking. She had absolutely no response to that.
 
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It depends on the area and if you're doing it correctly or not. Are you zoning to planogram, pulling overstock, making labels, filling endcaps, etc or are you just pulling the 1st item up to the diamond? Do you do a mixture of the two?
 
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I was told last night to stop zoning toys and just pull everything forward. Ignore it if it was in the wrong spot/aisle. As long as it looked good pulled forward, I just needed to get it done. It nearly killed me to do that.

That said, the LOD kept bragging about how fast of a zoner I am...even though I haven't even had my first official hardlines shift (coming soon). I told her that's because I don't stand around talking. She had absolutely no response to that.

It depends on the area and if you're doing it correctly or not. Are you zoning to planogram, pulling overstock, making labels, filling endcaps, etc or are you just pulling the 1st item up to the diamond? Do you do a mixture of the two?

It depends on area. I did add flip labels to my stuff in toys. I did other tl's know about too.
 
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Just wondering how long it takes you guys to zone a certain dept.

That's dependent on a few things.

Hardlines or Softlines?

Then breaking it down further....

Men's? RTW? Shoes? Girls? Boys?

HBA? Pets? Chem? Pfresh? Dry Market? Domestics? Toys? Electronics? Etc....

Then, what's the volume of the store...in terms of sales. AAA? B? ULV?

What day is it? A weekend? A Wednesday?

What time of year is it? February? Or holiday season?

Usually, I'd be able to get through any of the assignments my leader would give me for a typical closing shift where I'd do both zone and reshop.

I've done softlines and hardlines, primarily softlines. So I'll go with that. The assignment I'd get for a close, would usually be either...Mens/Shoes, RTW (and possible Acessories, Intimates, or Active Wear to go along with it, depending on how many fellow softlines TMs we had that day), Girls/Boys (also maybe Accessories, again, dependent on the amount of TMs), or Infants (and maybe Active Wear or Intimates). My store was B volume.

I could do any of those assignments in 2 to 3 hours, and then be able to help a fellow TM in another area of softlines.
 
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It depends on the department and sku-density. HBA takes forever because of how dense it is. Domestics is cake unless every ****ing blanket and sheet set is unwrapped. Then I curse a lot.

I was allergic all the dust that was on those towels in domestics...and they always had to be refolded. And I was primarily a softlines TM so if I got a hardlines shift they were like oh let's have Softlines Owns My Soul do domestics, towels will be a breeze for him. Then I got all teary eyed. It sucked.
 

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Shoes used to get so bad that it took a single closing TM 5 hours to get shoes done (this is zoning so that all the shoes on the floor are in the right spot, or close to it). This happened after the specialists were given the boot.
 
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Shoes used to get so bad that it took a single closing TM 5 hours to get shoes done (this is zoning so that all the shoes on the floor are in the right spot, or close to it). This happened after the specialists were given the boot.

Same happened at my store. For years our specialist and some diligent closing TMs were able to keep shoes zoned well, but after the specialists were no longer specialists things started going south fast. At my store if any LOD tells a TM to zone shoes to planogram it's akin to exiling them to Siberia. It would take days, and when it was done it would get ruined in two hours on a Sunday.
 

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The way to fix shoes is to schedule a TM *in shoes* for the middle part of the day. They can zone, help guests, do shoe pulls, etc. Maybe that's just bringing back the shoe specialist without the pay raise...
 
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The way to fix shoes is to schedule a TM *in shoes* for the middle part of the day. They can zone, help guests, do shoe pulls, etc. Maybe that's just bringing back the shoe specialist without the pay raise...

That usually requires more payroll than they're willing to allocate. We usually got like 2 opening TMs not counting the operator and the TLs for softlines on a good day
 
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I hate to say this but it also depend on the area, like if your located in a ghetto area, the people there tend to be messier and don't give a rats ass if tm have to pick up after them. On the other hand, if you go into a nice white area, everything seems untouched --;
 
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I agree with previous posters. It all depends on departments assigned, the state of the abandon, if any sort of mid-day zone occurred, and general sales/guest traffic of the store. (Ability of the TM to complete abandon/balance guest service/zone is another important factor.)
 

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I hate to say this but it also depend on the area, like if your located in a ghetto area, the people there tend to be messier and don't give a rats ass if tm have to pick up after them. On the other hand, if you go into a nice white area, everything seems untouched --;

I don't know man.
My store is in the deep, deep suburbs and what with all the soccer moms, uber-dudes and old folks with attitudes, we have more self entitled folks per square foot than you can shake a stick at.
Our store gets destroyed, especially softlines. (And OMG the mess the woman make out of cosmetics is ridiculous.)
I think people in general are pretty careless when they think someone is going to come along and clean up after them.
Color has nothing to do with it.
 
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I don't know man.
My store is in the deep, deep suburbs and what with all the soccer moms, uber-dudes and old folks with attitudes, we have more self entitled folks per square foot than you can imagine.
Our store gets destroyed, especially softlines.
I think people in general are pretty careless when they think someone is going to come along and clean up after them.
Really don't color has anything to do with it.

I live in a similar area. I have literally seen moms let their kids destroy the shoe dept. as an activity...smh
 

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I live in a similar area. I have literally seen moms let their kids destroy the shoe dept. as an activity...smh

I've seen some parents drop off their kids in toys while they go off and do their grocery shopping.

But yeah it depends on the department. Domestics is probably the easiest. HBA-Pets is probably the worst. I've only done hardlines and electronics so I can't speak about the rest of the store.
 
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I'm usually assigned to Infants (gondolas included) and it probably takes 2-3 hours depending on how bad it is... if I don't get called for backup or interrupted by a guest. I rarely finish zoning though because I'm always interrupted, or there's a ton of reshop. I went in yesterday at 3 and the night before I left at 8. Between those two shifts, no one had touched Infants.

So, I had an overflowing cart of reshop from the backroom, plus one in the fitting room so I didn't zone everything. I folded the tables you can see from the main aisle, zoned those racks, zoned cup aisle, toy aisle, sock/underwear aisle and just made sure nothing was on the floor. I did most of the reshop. I did that in 5.5 hours. I did a little zoning in the bottle aisle, but someone's been pulling everything forward without putting it in the right spot so I didn't have time to fix it. After that, I folded the tables visible from the main aisle of men's. I didn't zone any racks there.

I also live in the burbs. They're super messy and they let their babies pull leggings and jeggings and t-shirts off the tables. People have been dumping the entire contents of their shopping carts on tables on top of clothes and sometimes there are cold, grocery items. Someone threw their empty lunchable box/separator thingy and juice pouch on the floor.
 
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