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

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How is everyone getting time to sort their signing pallet? Are you given dedicated hours? Whenever you have time between GM duties? Or just wait till a leader ask you to?
I've been stealing hours from pog and flexible fulfillment since April. Whenever I have time, I'll squeeze it in. But no more.

Since my SD is bound to not follow the company guidelines as issued in the addendum, I'm not "finding" time anymore. My tl and I both agreed that ignoring signing us the only way to get this resolved. When the pallets start backing up and the fixture room gets completely trashed, maybe something will happen.
 

Sevens

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How is everyone getting time to sort their signing pallet? Are you given dedicated hours? Whenever you have time between GM duties? Or just wait till a leader ask you to?
I used to have about 10 hrs a week for signing, but starting about 2 weeks ago, I haven't had any hours. The pallets just sit in the steel right now. Occasionally I will see someone on the WAVE rooting through it to find their stuff, but only once or twice.
 

turncloak

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How is everyone getting time to sort their signing pallet? Are you given dedicated hours? Whenever you have time between GM duties? Or just wait till a leader ask you to?
I get two eight hour shifts a week specifically for signing, as well as any time left over after setting pogs on my plano shift days. It's been averaging around 20 hrs.
 
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I get two eight hour shifts a week specifically for signing, as well as any time left over after setting pogs on my plano shift days. It's been averaging around 20 hrs.
That's what I don't get. Some stores do this, some do that, some the other. You'd think the district lead would ensure their stores were being run according to corporate.

Oh well, let'em crash and burn.
 
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I love signing so I’ll always let my team take care of it and I’ll help
But if they don't give you time to do it ... I can't be scheduled flexible fulfillment and take time to break down signing pallets. So if no one is scheduled to do it, who does it? My guess would be people in the store whose hours don't count, i.e. salaried. Go for it.

There's a difference between doing signing you are scheduled to do, like setting a pog and doing the accompanying signing, and being expected to do things like sort the pallets, hang oh signing, and maintain the fixture room.

I'll be picking an opu and someone will randomly stop me and ask me to do some random signing task. Um, no.
 

gsa4lyfe

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So these perm. sidecaps in market. Do they go on every endcap front and back? Shelves are only on left side?
Not sure if they’re set the same everywhere but we have them front and back. The sidecaps on the front are on the left and the ones on the back are on the right so they’re on the same valley. The side caps only go on the side where the base decks stick out a little more on the left or right. Some of them have just the new header and not the side cap.
 
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Side caps should be located too. Not! I did located several sidecaps after the vendor asked me. Push/pull their side caps for them. Located everything else.
 
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How is everyone getting time to sort their signing pallet? Are you given dedicated hours? Whenever you have time between GM duties? Or just wait till a leader ask you to?
My signing guy is now scheduled under gm with me. With either pog as a tag or a dept If there are no pog hours. He just sorts it when it arrives unless he’s knee deep in helping me set something.
 
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Since signing is not a thing anymore and it falls into “presentation” hours. how do u guys differentiate your signing hours and presentation hours? (Besides using the adjacency calendar) My hours don’t get shift tagged are yours?
 
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Since signing is not a thing anymore and it falls into “presentation” hours. how do u guys differentiate your signing hours and presentation hours? (Besides using the adjacency calendar) My hours don’t get shift tagged are yours?
The July addendum states that there are supposed to be 10 hours per week scheduled for signing.

Your SD, like mine, seems to be ignoring that fact.

Up til now, I've made it work. But no longer. If my SD can't be bothered to respect me enough to give me the hours corporate says to give me, I can't be bothered to "fit" in signing when we have pallets and uboats of product to push.
 
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Not sure if they’re set the same everywhere but we have them front and back. The sidecaps on the front are on the left and the ones on the back are on the right so they’re on the same valley. The side caps only go on the side where the base decks stick out a little more on the left or right. Some of them have just the new header and not the side cap.
Thanks, one more question. Do in-aisle baskets have specific locations? Not sure if I saw that in the adjacency map or not.
 

gsa4lyfe

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Thanks, one more question. Do in-aisle baskets have specific locations? Not sure if I saw that in the adjacency map or not.
They are tied to specific ECs. The top of the SPL will say something like “place basket in aisle near this spl” or something. If you look up the grocery fixture rollout guide it shows an example of what it looks like.
 

oath2order

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I went to a nearby Target this weekend.

Jesus christ what a shitfest. I saw numerous moveable walls that were somehow missing pieces. They had the grey endcap headers, so much outdated signage, including numerous Christmas backer papers, and the old style Card aisles actually had lighting falling apart. Clearly their POG team doesn't update things, because the WiFi adapter POG aisle had POG labels for headphones.

And it's clear there's no zoning being done.

It was a shitshow.
 
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I went to a nearby Target this weekend.

Jesus christ what a shitfest. I saw numerous moveable walls that were somehow missing pieces. They had the grey endcap headers, so much outdated signage, including numerous Christmas backer papers, and the old style Card aisles actually had lighting falling apart. Clearly their POG team doesn't update things, because the WiFi adapter POG aisle had POG labels for headphones.

And it's clear there's no zoning being done.

It was a shitshow.
Why is it the pog team's fault?? There is no pog team is there? I suppose any signing that is messed up is the signing specialists fault too.
 
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