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

Sisyphus

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softlines/style never puts their shit up at my store, even though they've been end-to-end since before i even started working at target. i'm still putting their signs up to this day after they do their sets smh. i never really mind because it's extra work to do on days i'm slow but sometimes it's like ???? why are you guys taking weeks to change out your signing unless i do it for you?
In our store they never have put their stuff away and they never ever will. But I feel a wonderful weight off my shoulders that the fixture room, and especially the style fixtures/signing, is now NOP to me.:cool::)
 

YourPPTL

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Did you all notice the two hours each week for the transition expert (signing) gets to maintain the fixture room. I did, my girl has already been doing it for years. Now she gets to keep doing it. And yes I still have transition experts, one plano one signing they set all planos GM experts just do revsions and sales planners. And I'll get more helpers for larger sets.
 
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Did you all notice the two hours each week for the transition expert (signing) gets to maintain the fixture room. I did, my girl has already been doing it for years. Now she gets to keep doing it. And yes I still have transition experts, one plano one signing they set all planos GM experts just do revsions and sales planners. And I'll get more helpers for larger sets.
Can you tell me where I can find it? Which month's addendum or whatever?
 
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Zebras can now print POG paperwork.
Now if they could just print revision labels and price change we'd be all set! We tried printing price change in Store Applications today and instead of listing the world by aisle, it only listed each item and we could figure out how to print anything. But also nothing available on the zebra yet either. Hoping tomorrow it's fixed!
 

turncloak

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In our store they never have put their stuff away and they never ever will. But I feel a wonderful weight off my shoulders that the fixture room, and especially the style fixtures/signing, is now NOP to me.:cool::)
if i lose this position that's gonna be the only thing i'll look forward to. it's still my responsibility rn and ppl are still disrespecting my ass by putting random things in there w/ no note where they're from or if i need to save it. unless i know what it is and what it's for/where it goes, i'm just tossing shit now.
 

GreasyGary

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Did you all notice the two hours each week for the transition expert (signing) gets to maintain the fixture room. I did, my girl has already been doing it for years. Now she gets to keep doing it. And yes I still have transition experts, one plano one signing they set all planos GM experts just do revsions and sales planners. And I'll get more helpers for larger sets.
Gonna have to check that out. Is that included in the time for breaking down the signing pallet into the DBO cubbies or is that still just my group doing that?

On a related note, are your PEs still getting scheduled as such? I have been doing Flexes since the pets transition a while back. One guy has been getting Presentation hours, the other has been bouncing between Flex and GE.
 

no nix nein

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Gonna have to check that out. Is that included in the time for breaking down the signing pallet into the DBO cubbies or is that still just my group doing that?

On a related note, are your PEs still getting scheduled as such? I have been doing Flexes since the pets transition a while back. One guy has been getting Presentation hours, the other has been bouncing between Flex and GE.
All our PEs, all two, are DBOs. One has Spots Playground and the PE in charge of signing has Seasonal. All the rest quit or retired before we went fully modernized and were never replaced.
 
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Gonna have to check that out. Is that included in the time for breaking down the signing pallet into the DBO cubbies or is that still just my group doing that?

On a related note, are your PEs still getting scheduled as such? I have been doing Flexes since the pets transition a while back. One guy has been getting Presentation hours, the other has been bouncing between Flex and GE.
Total hours for PE has been about 32 hours a week. Not much to do these last month and a half.
 
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Total hours for PE has been about 32 hours a week. Not much to do these last month and a half.
DBOs don't have a lot of time to do salesplanners but PE has all the time in the world, they really should let PE do them. That's not just a bias statement, its true. I always have a few hours to spare but I can't help do people salesplanner anymore so I try to do whatever else I can think of.

Only time DBOs should do salesplanners is when PE is working on major transitions like seasonal.
 
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Now if they could just print revision labels and price change we'd be all set! We tried printing price change in Store Applications today and instead of listing the world by aisle, it only listed each item and we could figure out how to print anything. But also nothing available on the zebra yet either. Hoping tomorrow it's fixed!
I was able to print price change by aisle for my areas today.
 
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I didn't see that part. I'll have to look tomorrow. Was it in the same part as the +10 hours for non pog signing?
Yes, in there. Has a part where it breaks down the hours. Oddly, it still includes time for SAP ordering. 🤔

I was able to print price change by aisle for my areas today.
Weird. My TL said someone else had printed PC labels earlier in the day so I wonder if maybe something changed after that as I tried in the afternoon.
 
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DBOs don't have a lot of time to do salesplanners but PE has all the time in the world, they really should let PE do them. That's not just a bias statement, its true. I always have a few hours to spare but I can't help do people salesplanner anymore so I try to do whatever else I can think of.

Only time DBOs should do salesplanners is when PE is working on major transitions like seasonal.
This would be impossible to do at my store as I am a DBO and PE. It's killing me not to be able to start setting my Dom/Bed/Decor endcaps for next week. The pallets of freight for them are piling up. Doing my best to let the TL handle the stress of it though and just do the tasks that are assigned to me day to day.
 

Sisyphus

Cat Herder in a Potemkin Village
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Did anyone ,who happened to be able to check this weeks pallet in, see the signing for the Dave Matthews launch?
 

Sisyphus

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This would be impossible to do at my store as I am a DBO and PE. It's killing me not to be able to start setting my Dom/Bed/Decor endcaps for next week. The pallets of freight for them are piling up. Doing my best to let the TL handle the stress of it though and just do the tasks that are assigned to me day to day.
You'll kill those ec's next week for this week just take care of this weeks work. Just know it's gonna probably take some time to undo old habits and let somebody else do the planning and stressing. Till then todays work today and tomorrow's work tomorrow.
 
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You'll kill those ec's next week for this week just take care of this weeks work. Just know it's gonna probably take some time to undo old habits and let somebody else do the planning and stressing. Till then todays work today and tomorrow's work tomorrow.
I know. And I've done a surprisingly good job of stepping back from planning and not stressing about it. But I'm touching ALL THIS FREIGHT (6+ pallets worth now) and I am itching to start setting already. I don't have the luxury of sorting the pallets so it's all mixed. Would so much rather set empty and fill it all in as I come across it off the truck.
 
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