MEGATHREAD Signing Tips, Tricks and Quips (along with howls of despair)

PackAndCry

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Been wondering myself and couldn’t find any answers on workbench
My suspicion is that it doesn't affect SFQ, and that just normally pulling does, but it doesn't seem to actually make a difference so I think it may be broken. I think it's supposed to be like how you had to hit that you were taking the item for a guest in SUBT.
 

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My suspicion is that it doesn't affect SFQ, and that just normally pulling does, but it doesn't seem to actually make a difference so I think it may be broken. I think it's supposed to be like how you had to hit that you were taking the item for a guest in SUBT.
That makes sense
 
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Anyone else missing Maybelline bullnose ISM from their signing box? Didn't see it listed anywhere as arriving late. And of course, that's where we needed to start today. Looks naked without any of it in.
Has it come in yet? Mine is still MIA and people are freaking out.
 
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I found an interesting spreadsheet on Workbench while trying to identify a fixture. There is a Fixture Keep spreadsheet dated April of 2018. Does anyone know just how accurate that is and if I can use it as a guide for The Great Purge of 2019?
 

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I found an interesting spreadsheet on Workbench while trying to identify a fixture. There is a Fixture Keep spreadsheet dated April of 2018. Does anyone know just how accurate that is and if I can use it as a guide for The Great Purge of 2019?
How do you get to this document
 

PackAndCry

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Anyone else get those weird-ass, long, backwards labels for the One Spot transition instead of actual label strips?
 
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I found an interesting spreadsheet on Workbench while trying to identify a fixture. There is a Fixture Keep spreadsheet dated April of 2018. Does anyone know just how accurate that is and if I can use it as a guide for The Great Purge of 2019?
I've come across this document as well. I chose to ignore it and decide for myself what I need to keep or not. But it may be useful for some.

Anyone else get those weird-ass, long, backwards labels for the One Spot transition instead of actual label strips?
I got those too. I guess I didn't realize they were sent in place of the regular label strips. That sucks. And no communication about it anywhere? Will have to investigate this further on Monday.
 

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I got those too. I guess I didn't realize they were sent in place of the regular label strips. That sucks. And no communication about it anywhere? Will have to investigate this further on Monday.
I didn't check if there was anything under Transition Communication, but we definitely didn't get any strips except for the revision to the Vivitar section.
 
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I didn't check if there was anything under Transition Communication, but we definitely didn't get any strips except for the revision to the Vivitar section.
I know there wasn't anything in Transition Communication because I check that regularly. Unless something posted today as I didn't log into WorkBench. Nothing in the Stores Weekly email either. We did get strips for the pogs we did set in there this week because my team did not inform me of any missing ones.
 
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Anyone given any thought to what might eventually happen to signing tm's once modernization fully hits the fan?
I was told Plano is likely not going away so signing wouldn't be either. I realize until official communication is actually rolled out I can't take that as gospel but even if this info is wrong I am not worried about my position; there may be a title change for me but my store will continue to let me do "my thing" because, honestly, they know how badly things will go if they don't. And I've taken on the added responsibility of running plano because the hardlines TL has too much on her plate already. Even when we redid beauty, that TL partnered with me for the transition planning. I've got the experience and they are smartly not willing to let that go to waste.

Plano/Signing going away has been dangled in front me for over a year now. I'll believe it when I see it.
 
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Anyone given any thought to what might eventually happen to signing tm's once modernization fully hits the fan?
It becomes a mess. We've been modernization since early last year. At the time we still had our veteran signing member who kept doing signing between working pogs, pricing or where ever was needed. Team member left during the 4th quarter. We never did have anyone else trained. It's a mess on who will break it down or hang signs now. Signing is such a detail job. It's a mess.
 

signingminion

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Anyone else get those weird-ass, long, backwards labels for the One Spot transition instead of actual label strips?
They are cheese pusher labels... which don't come in unit price even if you need them in your state. 🤦‍♀️ and yeah we got them. Lol.

Vm is hanging her own lights. I don't know how because she's not trained and had better keep her hands off my wires without me there.
 
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For those of you seasoned enough to know what I'm talking about, is there any way to get ahold of any Gray Instocks Dots nowadays? I have an idea to help market, but I was hoping there's still a way to get them.
 

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For those of you seasoned enough to know what I'm talking about, is there any way to get ahold of any Gray Instocks Dots nowadays? I have an idea to help market, but I was hoping there's still a way to get them.
I don't think they are in SAP last we checked. Red/yellow/green pack is for planorama though. Also check office depot for similar? I had a wad stashed in my desk, but had to give them all up for the greater good🤬
 

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I don't think they are in SAP last we checked. Red/yellow/green pack is for planorama though. Also check office depot for similar? I had a wad stashed in my desk, but had to give them all up for the greater good🤬
Also check Grainger. I bought my PTL an electric stapler, myself a pink box cutter, and PMT a few things off Grainger/

We got these blue circular adhseive signs that say "keep lane clear" so he can say he did something to keep the fire tunnel clear, and a "no smoking" sign because the backroom TL likes to vape in the backroom men's restroom.
 
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So you didn't have a PPTL or your PPTL has already been moved to the salesfloor?
Technically, neither. The PTL is also the hardlines TL. And she's also helping run the truck with the logistics TL. And covering his hardlines area because he hasn't been moved into yet. She's already stretched pretty thin and I can easily run Plano and do signing since they overlap so much.
 

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I found an interesting spreadsheet on Workbench while trying to identify a fixture. There is a Fixture Keep spreadsheet dated April of 2018. Does anyone know just how accurate that is and if I can use it as a guide for The Great Purge of 2019?
Typically used for new store openings. It’s fixture keep list post planorama so I would say it’s pretty accurate. It’s just stuff every store should always have and won’t be sent for new sets unless you need a lot of them
 

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Anyone given any thought to what might eventually happen to signing tm's once modernization fully hits the fan?
Backroom or General merch TL organizes the signing pallet and the salesfloor TLs get their own signing.
 

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I finished everything but the unset salesplanner headers, stackflat overheads and fact tags for seasonal.

I'm looking forward to burning four days looking for the missing furniture as plano pushes the seasonal and easter pallets.
 
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