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

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We set patio in January but I'm still kinda piss that one of our tm's sold the large cement firebowl thats on display. Doesnt seem like Target will be sending another one so now theres gonna be a big empty spot.
 
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We set patio in January but I'm still kinda piss that one of our tm's sold the large cement firebowl thats on display. Doesnt seem like Target will be sending another one so now theres gonna be a big empty spot.
Open up a different fire bowl. I had to improvise a lot last year as things sold early and that's what I started doing to boost the sales of what I had lots of.
 

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I don't understand why everyone is so intent on selling the displays. It's online only and we're nice enough to have a display of it in-store so there aren't 50 million returns from Karens who "thought it would be different" when they bought online. I understand guests having a hard time processing this, since a lot of them have a hard time not constantly being distracted by shiny objects, but why is it so hard for TMs to understand? Our STL is actually considering damaging the displays so that guests won't try to buy them/TMs won't sell them without asking (and being told NO).
 
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We set patio in January but I'm still kinda piss that one of our tm's sold the large cement firebowl thats on display. Doesnt seem like Target will be sending another one so now theres gonna be a big empty spot.
Train that tm, not to sell displays. Use the save the sale or my checkout. Also, if the on hand count was 2 units. Please go look for the item in backroom. It could be on a pallet near the bay doors waiting to be backstock.
 
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Also, any of you signing TM get consistent 40hrs?
I get 40 but not signing. A usual week is 16 signing, 24 pog. But what happens is that I do pog first, signing second. Can't sell stuff that isn't on the floor no matter the signing. I just tell my boss when I need to work on signing. She was an actual signing SPECIALIST about 15 years ago, so she knows what's up.
 

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My pog team has gone to shit lol...left 5 sporting goods, 2 Easter, and 2 domestics pogs. Idk who or when it's getting done. They've been having 2 new people and one pog TM and it's not working. Nothing is getting done.
 

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I don't know how they expect anything to get done with how little payroll Plano is being given. We're being told we have to do all our own backstock, but we don't have the hours for it, and neither does Backroom or anyone else. We still have 2 week old backstock sitting in our backroom because nobody has time for it. And, of course, until an area is 100% pushed, they keep adding truck to our transition pallets so it's like the push never ends. At this point, we're just setting, pushing whatever we can that day, then moving on because otherwise absolutely nothing would get set. If we didn't move on until we pushed, we'd still be stuck on rear seasonal push, probably for the whole week.
 
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I don't know how they expect anything to get done with how little payroll Plano is being given. We're being told we have to do all our own backstock, but we don't have the hours for it, and neither does Backroom or anyone else. We still have 2 week old backstock sitting in our backroom because nobody has time for it. And, of course, until an area is 100% pushed, they keep adding truck to our transition pallets so it's like the push never ends. At this point, we're just setting, pushing whatever we can that day, then moving on because otherwise absolutely nothing would get set. If we didn't move on until we pushed, we'd still be stuck on rear seasonal push, probably for the whole week.
My team is in the same boat. Told we have to do our own backstock, told we can't get ahead of ourselves and leave an area before it's 100% pushed, but then still asked if we'll be on track for finishing the workload on time. Umm, nope. So I am just fine with spending the rest of the week finishing mini & seasonal and ignoring kids bedding until next week then.
 

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My team is in the same boat. Told we have to do our own backstock, told we can't get ahead of ourselves and leave an area before it's 100% pushed, but then still asked if we'll be on track for finishing the workload on time. Umm, nope. So I am just fine with spending the rest of the week finishing mini & seasonal and ignoring kids bedding until next week then.
Here's my question. Best practice on Workbench specifically says the set hours, which payroll is based on, don't include backstocking. Backroom hours went down, too, and they used to be the ones to do our backstock. So... who is getting that payroll? Because it's definitely not plano or backroom.
 

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Here's my question. Best practice on Workbench specifically says the set hours, which payroll is based on, don't include backstocking. Backroom hours went down, too, and they used to be the ones to do our backstock. So... who is getting that payroll? Because it's definitely not plano or backroom.
To be fair the hours are based off that weeks workload not including the constant catch up. If your store ever became current on backstock and push the hours would likely be enough.
 

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To be fair the hours are based off that weeks workload not including the constant catch up. If your store ever became current on backstock and push the hours would likely be enough.
There's a document that says that the adjacency calendar hours include the time to demerch, find fixtures, set, and push new and carry forward product, but not working pulls, backstocking, or removing/remerching clearance. We usually are able to remerch the clearance, and maybe we could work some of the smaller pulls, but there's no way, especially for a big transition like seasonal or One Spot, we'd be able to do it with the hours allocated to Plano. I'm just not sure what they expect at this point.
 
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There's a document that says that the adjacency calendar hours include the time to demerch, find fixtures, set, and push new and carry forward product, but not working pulls, backstocking, or removing/remerching clearance. We usually are able to remerch the clearance, and maybe we could work some of the smaller pulls, but there's no way, especially for a big transition like seasonal or One Spot, we'd be able to do it with the hours allocated to Plano. I'm just not sure what they expect at this point.
We get told that Workbench hasn't been updated to match the current modernization method.

Really? Then how do you know what to do? Guess?

"Well, since you're the last person that touched it, it's your responsibility." Cool. Cool. We'll start using that rationale for everything including making bales.
 
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We get told that Workbench hasn't been updated to match the current modernization method.

Really? Then how do you know what to do? Guess?

"Well, since you're the last person that touched it, it's your responsibility." Cool. Cool. We'll start using that rationale for everything including making bales.
Yeah, they are totally winging it at this point. It's always amusing to throw their logic back at them when you can.

Oh, you want Plano to backstock their own stuff, right now, before they finish setting their aisles? Ok, well, when you forget that tomorrow and ask why we are behind and why these aisles aren't done & pushed, I'll remind you.

Plano, why are you leaving an entire run set, but empty? You shouldn't have set so much you couldn't fill back. Well, your inbound team didn't sort the pallets so they are all mixed. We have to set it all to avoid touching the items multiple times. <blank stare and confusion> Efficiency is not their strong suit.

Sometimes it feels like we are Jack from Titanic. We find Rose this nice big door to float on and she hogs the whole damn thing, leaving us to chill in the water. But still string us along so we keep her afloat, forgetting a relationship is a two way street and she's being a selfish bitch. Shove her off, Jack!
 
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Yeah, they are totally winging it at this point. It's always amusing to throw their logic back at them when you can.

Oh, you want Plano to backstock their own stuff, right now, before they finish setting their aisles? Ok, well, when you forget that tomorrow and ask why we are behind and why these aisles aren't done & pushed, I'll remind you.

Plano, why are you leaving an entire run set, but empty? You shouldn't have set so much you couldn't fill back. Well, your inbound team didn't sort the pallets so they are all mixed. We have to set it all to avoid touching the items multiple times. <blank stare and confusion> Efficiency is not their strong suit.

Sometimes it feels like we are Jack from Titanic. We find Rose this nice big door to float on and she hogs the whole damn thing, leaving us to chill in the water. But still us along so we keep her afloat, forgetting a relationship is a two way street and she's being a selfish bitch. Shove her off, Jack!
You work at my store don’t you? Lol! This is us in a nutshell. Really trying hard to complete everything that they are telling us to do but little by little we are falling further behind. Tried to explain the hours but not getting anywhere.
 

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There's a document that says that the adjacency calendar hours include the time to demerch, find fixtures, set, and push new and carry forward product, but not working pulls, backstocking, or removing/remerching clearance. We usually are able to remerch the clearance, and maybe we could work some of the smaller pulls, but there's no way, especially for a big transition like seasonal or One Spot, we'd be able to do it with the hours allocated to Plano. I'm just not sure what they expect at this point.
I meant more as a whole store not specifically Plano. I know those hours don’t include pulls or backstock
 
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