Orientation

GoodyNN

Plays with strings; Bacon Number of 2
Joined
Sep 27, 2017
Messages
1,621
I agree that putting the newbs on reshop is a great way to get them familiar with the layout. But you HAVE to prepare them first. So many of my recent seasonals had absolutely no clue how to use MyWork or the endcap scanners to find out where items go, how to read tags, etc. I had one girl in particular wandering seasonal for a good 15 minutes with a wreath in hand because it was the only one we had on site and she didn't know where to put it.
 

turncloak

Signing
Joined
Mar 11, 2018
Messages
106
so this is probably a super stupid question, but i have my orientation this coming wednesday. when i was talking to the hr lady about when i could start, she asked if i needed any time off for the last week of march but not about anything else. i have a vacation coming up toward the end of october where i'm going to be gone for a week to a week and a half. should i tell hr about this when i go in for my orientation, or is that overkill and should i wait until a couple months before october?
 

Amanda Cantwell

Service Advocate
Joined
Mar 27, 2017
Messages
4,156
so this is probably a super stupid question, but i have my orientation this coming wednesday. when i was talking to the hr lady about when i could start, she asked if i needed any time off for the last week of march but not about anything else. i have a vacation coming up toward the end of october where i'm going to be gone for a week to a week and a half. should i tell hr about this when i go in for my orientation, or is that overkill and should i wait until a couple months before october?
Earlier the better.
 

IWishIKnew

This was supposed to be a seasonal job...
Joined
Dec 9, 2017
Messages
1,500
It doesn't hurt to mention it--she'll tell if you if it's too soon and, if so, let you know when would be a good time to submit it officially.
 
Joined
Oct 28, 2018
Messages
1
I missed my call to confirm my orientation and Ive tried calling back for the past three days the orientation was suppose to be today based on the voicemail they left but since they asked me to call back to confirm and I was not able to reach them I now dont know what to do, what should I do?
 
Joined
Dec 3, 2018
Messages
3
I missed my orientation. I showed up late and had completely forgotten to bring my documents with me. I was told to wait until next week and that they'd let me know when they were doing another one. How likely is it that my job offer will be rescinded?
 

RhettB

I've forgotten more than many young ETLs know.
Joined
Jan 22, 2013
Messages
1,174
I missed my orientation. I showed up late and had completely forgotten to bring my documents with me. I was told to wait until next week and that they'd let me know when they were doing another one. How likely is it that my job offer will be rescinded?
Not a good way to demonstrate reliability.
 
Joined
Jun 8, 2011
Messages
27,727
Hi, hope I can give some helpful input to you. Orientation’s sometimes can take a while to be held if your store leadership isn’t responsible with payroll. Our estimated wait time from your background check clearing to orientation is about 1-2 weeks at my store. ASANTS but if a store is at the end of the month or close and over payroll they will probably take some time till start of new month with more hours to bring you on. It’s all about payroll management.

Some team members have told me their wait time before being hired have been 1 month +. This was before I had started HR and personally I would never have any of my people wait that long. That’s not a right way to run the business at all!

Also, about the email. Our hiring system is the same for every store- automatic email is sent with whatever date HR keys in, but is never the actual date. We tell applicants to ignore the email because we cannot stop it from being sent, and nothing is guaranteed until you move to a “ready to start” status from background and/or drug test if needed (AP positions). It happens to every single TM so don’t worry about the email issue, it’s always been a thing since I’ve started HR.

You can always call back and check in to see if everything is going we’ll and if they possible are close to setting up a date/time.

Good luck, and hopefully you don’t wait too much longer!
Thanks
@SDTMsg
 
Top