Remodel hell

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sooooo, anybody else in here currently going through remodel? we are in our 3rd week and we just received the big signing and fixturing truck in on monday. the signing wasnt bad, but the fixtures sucked a big one. nothing was organized, crap was everywhere. and to top it off, it was snowing. anybody else got any horror stories, or tips to make things go smoother for a a former signing specialist??:\
 

commiecorvus

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Compile all the boxes of backer paper so they don't take up so much space.
Keep your signs dry and warm, they warp and look real bad when you finally get to hang them up.
Use dots to mark where you're missing signs and write the numbers down for ordering (you will probably be getting back ordered signs months after the remodel is done and you have already gotten the signs you ordered but oh well).
Breath.
 
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Exactly what Commie said, do whatever you can do to conserve space. Our fixtures were a mess too.... We had a team of 4 break down, reorganize/palletize and put in the storage trailer. Seem's like a lot of extra work, but we made lists of what was on each pallet and qualities so we know exactly whats on them. So we could pull the whole pallet or take pieces. Organization is going to be your BEST friend going forward. Good Luck! Just remember MARCH 20th will come soon enough!!!
 

Guest Attendant

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I noticed after the store I worked at remodel they have an issue with one of their signs. The red portionsits up too high so there is more white showingat the bottom. Also one of the P fresh asile markers is missing.
 
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When we went through ours, I was told the outdated "color" zone signs were staying put. I was like "Umm no?, every updated Target has an entire red layout." Some people just don't put 2 and 2 together. :D
 
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If your beacon signing doesn't fit, don't cut it, question the construction crew. They had mine all screwed up. Luckily we had a great foreman that believed me and took another look at the plans and had his guys swap them around.

Organize, organize, then organize again! Can't emphasize that enough...
 

Guest Attendant

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also is it normal for the signs like Guest service and Target cafe (ones that hang on the wall) to have the red portion swing outward rather inward like every other sign?
 

redeye58

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It's also fun to redraw the floor map EVERY FREAKIN' DAY as things move. I got to where I'd come in early & walk around with a pad of graph paper to note where everything was that day.
It's also fun to get on the walkie & ask "Um, where's the toilet paper at now? And will it be there for the rest of today?"
 

FrontEndKnowItAll

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It's also fun to redraw the floor map EVERY FREAKIN' DAY as things move. I got to where I'd come in early & walk around with a pad of graph paper to note where everything was that day.
It's also fun to get on the walkie & ask "Um, where's the toilet paper at now? And will it be there for the rest of today?"
Don't miss those days!!!!! Did not enjoy my last remodel in spring 2010... Oh wait, new store is starting its remodel in a couple months, oh the joy!! (been thinking of joining the remodel team, but, 4 months of overnights doesn't sound like a ton of fun)
 
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Don't miss those days!!!!! Did not enjoy my last remodel in spring 2010... Oh wait, new store is starting its remodel in a couple months, oh the joy!! (been thinking of joining the remodel team, but, 4 months of overnights doesn't sound like a ton of fun)
It is fun if you have a good tl I had the most fun doing remodel last year in a long time since i started with the company.
 
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After going through "Targets largest single store remodel ever" I have to say, its the worse. From fire alarm issues to asbestos...
 
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lol at my store they were talking about support help opportunities to go help other stores going through the remodel. It cracked me up, because they tried selling it to team members by saying "the better we are with support help, the better other stores will be to us...if we don't help them they are gonna do the same to us during our remodel." I'm definately interested in getting some hours this way, but do they think I or my team members really care if our remodel goes as smooth as possible? We've been shorthanded for about a year now, and almost any time we need something from target we get snubbed. But then when they need help it's all about brotherhood and sharing is caring! Lol save that talk for management, they actually care about stuff like that. Like I said though, I'll still look into getting support help hours, just save me the bs.
 
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