Quick Question

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#1
When do they normally start letting seasonal help go? I guess like a general date range if anyon
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e knows. Oh yea and how will you know.If they are going to keep you or let you go? I was told you will receive some sort of letter saying they are letting you go. Thanks in advance.
 

lovecats

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#2
Usually, it's sometime after Christmas. The way they've done it in the past at my store was they would call them in to HR one at a time and let them know one way or the other. Whether it's the same way this year or at other stores, I don't know.
 

redeye58

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Last yr the GSAs & GSTLs went over the list of seasonal cashiers to weigh in who to keep. We each gave feedback on our individual dealings with said TMs (attendance, attitude, aptitude, taking initiative, etc) & the ETL-GE approved the final list.
Then ETL-HR comes back & keeps every single one from the cut list. Every...single...one.
Mercifully, most of them self-termed within months. But they were looooooooong months.
 

buliSBI

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The last couple years at my store, HR and the ETLs called in each seasonal during the beginning of their shifts to let them know that day was their last day working. After the talk, about 95% of them either clocked/walked out on the rest of their shift.
 

StaticSun

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#6
Three years ago, when I started, I was a seasonal Hardlines TM. On my last day of work, the LOD (ETL-GE) took me into his office and gave me my "goodbye letter". I was going to walk out, but decided to stick around. I was zoning with the photo specialist (who was helping out with seasonal), and he offered me a permanent job. Look what happens when you don't bail out!
 
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#7
I was supposed to be seasonal, and one of our SrTLs went around handing letters to all the seasonal cashiers (while they were at lanes) saying stuff like "thank you for your hard work, your last day will be the week ending January 3, feel free to reapply, blah blah blah".
 

mrknownothing

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I was hired as seasonal last year, and one of the GSTLs brought me into the interview room to present me with a letter from the ETL-HR offering me a permanent position. This one lady I trained with wasn't so lucky, and she told me later that she was being let go, and I felt bad.
 
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#9
Last year every cashier that didn't have open availability and was seasonal was called into the office one at a time, and then let go sometime in early January. We lost some good people that day. Now we have a new HR and to be honest, most of our seasonal cashiers are terrible. They'll probably keep all of them this time around!
 

FrontEndKnowItAll

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I was hired as seasonal last year, and one of the GSTLs brought me into the interview room to present me with a letter from the ETL-HR offering me a permanent position. This one lady I trained with wasn't so lucky, and she told me later that she was being let go, and I felt bad.
It sounds horrible, but, I love the idea of seasonal hiring! It's like driving a car before you buy it!!!

You get 2-3 months to figure out if you want to keep them or not... maybe they could make a tv show out of it like survivor...:this:
 
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#11
I'm gonna hate to see the seasonal people go. There's a few that I can't wait to get rid of but we had an amazing group this year. So hard to choose which to keep
 
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It sounds horrible, but, I love the idea of seasonal hiring! It's like driving a car before you buy it!!!

You get 2-3 months to figure out if you want to keep them or not.
I'm loving it as well, but from the viewpoint of a seasonal TM. I get to try out the company with the psychological benefit of already knowing that if I don't really like it, there is a natural end.
(I do like it, but I wish I was earning more money. Maybe I should start temping.)
 
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