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Seasonal help is based off of sales and spot's money right? I ask because last year at this time we had at least 6 guys helping us in the back, now we've taken one guy. We're VERY behind on everything. Seasonal isn't getting backstocked, low instocks stores, etc. It's a mess!
 
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our seasonal "help" if you can call them that, has never been backroom trained. They are always scheduled such a short shift most the time truck isnt even all worked out when they leave. That leaves us with usually onl 1 or 2 people to backstock everything
 
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our seasonal "help" if you can call them that, has never been backroom trained. They are always scheduled such a short shift most the time truck isnt even all worked out when they leave. That leaves us with usually onl 1 or 2 people to backstock everything
Right here!
 
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Seasonal help is based off of sales and spot's money right? I ask because last year at this time we had at least 6 guys helping us in the back, now we've taken one guy. We're VERY behind on everything. Seasonal isn't getting backstocked, low instocks stores, etc. It's a mess!
In years past, my store has always hired 10 to 15 seasonal people by the beginning of October. This year, we've managed to hire 1 seasonal logistics member. We are also hurting for salesfloor and cashier new hires. I heard that our ETL-HR has been going around town and putting up now hiring advertisments lol! I don't know what the deal is here...shouldn't people be fighting for jobs in this economy? I don't know if it's that stupid personality test that is disqualifying all our applicants or if the truth about working at target has become common knowledge through word of mouth or people posting their negative experiences on the internet, but we can't hire people to save our lives. On top of this, we've had several new hires that crap out within ten days. One person got up and left during the orientation video, and currently the latest person we hired for backroom completed orientation but never showed up for his first day! What gives?!?! Anybody else having similar problems?
 

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Guess the economy must be improving if new hires can crap out that quick...
 
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In years past, my store has always hired 10 to 15 seasonal people by the beginning of October. This year, we've managed to hire 1 seasonal logistics member. We are also hurting for salesfloor and cashier new hires. I heard that our ETL-HR has been going around town and putting up now hiring advertisments lol! I don't know what the deal is here...shouldn't people be fighting for jobs in this economy? I don't know if it's that stupid personality test that is disqualifying all our applicants or if the truth about working at target has become common knowledge through word of mouth or people posting their negative experiences on the internet, but we can't hire people to save our lives. On top of this, we've had several new hires that crap out within ten days. One person got up and left during the orientation video, and currently the latest person we hired for backroom completed orientation but never showed up for his first day! What gives?!?! Anybody else having similar problems?
we hired like a dozen, one worked 3 days then quit, 2 just never showed after orientation. Im sure more will follow
 

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I always end up liking alot of the seasonals at my store (especially the good looking women, but that's for another forum, another time. hehe). It's a shame damn near all of them aren't kept on. :(
 
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In years past, my store has always hired 10 to 15 seasonal people by the beginning of October. This year, we've managed to hire 1 seasonal logistics member. We are also hurting for salesfloor and cashier new hires. I heard that our ETL-HR has been going around town and putting up now hiring advertisments lol! I don't know what the deal is here...shouldn't people be fighting for jobs in this economy? I don't know if it's that stupid personality test that is disqualifying all our applicants or if the truth about working at target has become common knowledge through word of mouth or people posting their negative experiences on the internet, but we can't hire people to save our lives. On top of this, we've had several new hires that crap out within ten days. One person got up and left during the orientation video, and currently the latest person we hired for backroom completed orientation but never showed up for his first day! What gives?!?! Anybody else having similar problems?
I hear ya. Our ETL does interviews every day but nothing ever becomes of these applicants. We're hurting now with trucks coming 6 days a week.

I'm guessing many stores are in crap shoot. 3 guys can't complete EVERYTHING during the seasonal period. It's impossible.
 
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I almost wonder if they are pretending to be hiring, but they are really turning down applicants so they get a better bonus at the end of the year.
 
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In years past, my store has always hired 10 to 15 seasonal people by the beginning of October. This year, we've managed to hire 1 seasonal logistics member. We are also hurting for salesfloor and cashier new hires. I heard that our ETL-HR has been going around town and putting up now hiring advertisments lol! I don't know what the deal is here...shouldn't people be fighting for jobs in this economy? I don't know if it's that stupid personality test that is disqualifying all our applicants or if the truth about working at target has become common knowledge through word of mouth or people posting their negative experiences on the internet, but we can't hire people to save our lives. On top of this, we've had several new hires that crap out within ten days. One person got up and left during the orientation video, and currently the latest person we hired for backroom completed orientation but never showed up for his first day! What gives?!?! Anybody else having similar problems?
Lol, we had a guy leave in the middle of orientation not too long ago. However, my store is getting plenty of seasonal help.
 
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I almost wonder if they are pretending to be hiring, but they are really turning down applicants so they get a better bonus at the end of the year.
Wouldn't shock me. You work your ass off for a red index card, they reap the benefits with a nice salary.

A few months back during the store's yearly review, quiet a few TM's voiced strong opinions about the management. Great employees were being graded "average". Hell I was told I need to focus on cleaning the backroom floor better.....really? That's all you can come up with. Keep your 5 cents.
 
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@Ludwig 3... It is a reflection of the industry we work in.. When I did TM reviews last year I had to be slightly negative on all of them because they were rated 'effective' not excellent or outstanding so we, as leaders look at where the opportunities lie to, and then give them that feedback. Everyone is not getting a 50 cent raise.. Spot would lose money every year if that were the case
 

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These seasonal must have heard that stores are opening at midnight and might have to work part of Thanksgiving day to prep. They are like "Ohhh...hell no!"...and they just walk out.


Every year their is always a bunch that come in on their first day, hate it, and just walk out mid-shift or won't return the next day.

I had one girl that worked under me one day that was hired even after she stated to the ETL-HR that her mother was making get a job. They assigned her Food Ave., after watching me a bit, and I had her do her first transaction which was a hot dog. I swear she about fainted out of disgust. She later went on break and never returned.
 
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Same situation at my store. HR had countless orientations and I have yet to see the crap load of seasonal TMs they claim they have hired. We had a hiring need of 97 seasonal TMs. I know of a few that quite or never showed up but most definitely not all of them have. So they hired a bunch of people and don't schedule them.... makes no sense.

They have not trained any new TMs for sales floor on my side of the store (electronics, sporting goods, toys, home improvement, auto, seasonal). I open at Electronics and have to deal with countless guests looking for toys or stuff in electronics and phone call after phone call. I am so fed up. I had my TL and my ETL- HL up there for back up with me yesterday and that still was not enough. Oh and my TL and I were the only people in hardlines until 3 or so. *I'm at a Super mind you...* GSTL calling all available, me and service desk calling for back up and ONE Softlines TM yelling over the walkie that she is the only TM in softlines so she can't go up. We are not even into December yet. ************ing shoot me now.
 
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Lol, we had a guy leave in the middle of orientation not too long ago.
I have heard a lot of new hires tell me they were turned off by our anti-union video, even though they themselves don't have any union interests. Wouldn't be surprised if that's what caused your fellow to leave.
 
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My problem with A new tm is, "what? I have to zone & help guests" my lod stopped me from going off the deep end & throwing the tm out the door. Followed bp & coached him instead.
 
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I have heard a lot of new hires tell me they were turned off by our anti-union video, even though they themselves don't have any union interests. Wouldn't be surprised if that's what caused your fellow to leave.
the union video is 9 minutes long out of a 4-5 hour orientation - I don't understand the problem with it.
 
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I don't remember much from the video. Except the cheesy harassment example they used.

Salesfloor TM: Hello sir, can I help you find something?

Creepy guy: Why yes you can help me find something!
 
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I don't remember much from the video. Except the cheesy harassment example they used.

Salesfloor TM: Hello sir, can I help you find something?

Creepy guy: Why yes you can help me find something!
I always see that one and want to slap the guys hand for tossing the polo back on the counter without folding it!
 
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The best was when the new hire stormed into the fitting room cussing up a storm about how she's so done blah blah blah and I was actually concerned and asked what was wrong...she was so upset her zone got messed up by guests. I'm horrible I actually laughed. I just wonder what did she think was going to happen guests were going to fold the tables for her? Right.

And five don't worry same issue at my store we hired people to late we can't train them fast enough we've had mass training sessions in hl a few times but the new tm's are shaky afterwords so idk if it works yet :/
 
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The best was when the new hire stormed into the fitting room cussing up a storm about how she's so done blah blah blah and I was actually concerned and asked what was wrong...she was so upset her zone got messed up by guests. I'm horrible I actually laughed. I just wonder what did she think was going to happen guests were going to fold the tables for her? Right.
I love that one! I have jokingly asked if we could get some caution tape to put around my just folded table. Unfortunately, people will do that. I've had people watch me fold a table and when I go on to the next one just go over and completely undo what I just did.:dash2:
 
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I don't remember much from the video. Except the cheesy harassment example they used.

Salesfloor TM: Hello sir, can I help you find something?

Creepy guy: Why yes you can help me find something!
I like how the guy who played the creepy person in one video was a normal employee in a later video they showed up that very same day.
 
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I don't know if it's that stupid personality test that is disqualifying all our applicants
If you saw some of the people who work at MY store, you'd retract that statement~LOL! Not to be mean or anything, but I think they went to the local school for "special" people and asked if anyone wanted a job :senile:
 
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my personal favorite was the seasonal team member who asked if he could meet the lady who did all the announcements on the walkies, you know the ones from the endymes, the restroom checks, the gift card refill reminders. Yup, he wanted to see if she would go on a date with him. You really don't have to make this stuff up, it's just an added piece of entertainment. He apparently thought she was somewhere in our building.
 
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my personal favorite was the seasonal team member who asked if he could meet the lady who did all the announcements on the walkies, you know the ones from the endymes, the restroom checks, the gift card refill reminders. Yup, he wanted to see if she would go on a date with him. You really don't have to make this stuff up, it's just an added piece of entertainment. He apparently thought she was somewhere in our building.
Wow, that is hilarious!!! Also low standards if you ask me, if it is your job to say "Restroom follow up is needed" your probably not the most functional human being out there!
 
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We've hired two new BR people for the season.
1 started 3 weeks ago, but only worked 4 days in those 3 weeks. He's a moron. He's slow. He needs his hand held on everything. He will be useless on Black Friday.
The 2nd one was hired at the END of last week. Has only worked 1 day as far as I can tell. He actually seems somewhat useful, if not fully trained.

Its going to be a loooonnnggg holiday season.
 

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my personal favorite was the seasonal team member who asked if he could meet the lady who did all the announcements on the walkies, you know the ones from the endymes, the restroom checks, the gift card refill reminders. Yup, he wanted to see if she would go on a date with him. You really don't have to make this stuff up, it's just an added piece of entertainment. He apparently thought she was somewhere in our building.
I'm not going to lie. She sounds kind of cute. I'd ask her out on a date too.
 

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^ I just couldn't bear to have her talk, even if she was cute could you imagine hearing that voice all the time!!! Not that it is a bad voice I just imagine her saying "Could you please pass the remote, second request"
 
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If you saw some of the people who work at MY store, you'd retract that statement~LOL! Not to be mean or anything, but I think they went to the local school for "special" people and asked if anyone wanted a job :senile:
Maybe the retards just guess lucky and the smart people think themselves out of the right answer when the questions are too wordy? Lol who knows...but at my store we still have only hired two seasonal logistic tms, but apparently had 5 applicants who were ready for second interview last friday but NO ETLS WERE IN THE BUILDING FOR ALMOST ALL OF THE DAY! Glad to kno things haven't changed and we can't count on the executives.
 

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I just got hired about three-weeks ago for logistics [O/N FLOW] and I got backroom trained my 2nd day.for a week and a half Iv'e worked backroom but thought It was slow paced so started pushing. I've worked about 25+ hours a week. Originally I was suppose to work 11:30 - 4:15 for training but have work until 11:30 - 7:30.I'm not complaining as I need all the extra cash.
 
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So I had a new hire that I interviewed thank me for giving him the opportunity the other day...made my day to bad I gave him to hardlines that's such a great attitude to have I hope we keep him past seasonal. :)
 

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I remember one lady a few years ago was a seasonal cashier who was old enough to be my mother and oh my gosh.... that woman had wayyyy tooo much make up on every day! I am shocked that they let her stay for the season with all the mistakes she made on register! I really wanted to say to her "This is a place of business!"
 
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