I totally enjoyed being PATL when I had it. At least the first four years were great. This last year they kept me in "position" with the title and the honor of all the other BS that goes along with it, but I was always scheduled salefloor TL hours and yes, closes and weekends.
I don't think other stores are doing it this way. Our store is way off track with a LOT of things lately. .
Other than that, if you get the time to spend with your team and are actually allowed to DO your job, you should really enjoy it.
I agree, I have been scheduled sftl for the past couple of weeks and not allowed to even do pricing when I am there to help them out because at our store you have to do sf workload and this makes it very difficult to check on your team. They only got 82% last week because no one in the store can answer their questions and I was not scheduled at the same time. Most of my tm left have only been doing this less than 6 months. I can't wait to see what the scores are next week. I wasn't even allowed to do their schedule for the past few weeks. In my business walk on Friday I was coached for not getting more people trained before dec 1st. One, I must work pricing and Two,. I need more hours to do this because I was told these have to come from pricing hours not training. "The training hours are for only seasonal tm."