Stepping Down

#3
I know of multiple people who have stepped down from etl,senior and team lead,in most cases it went smooth for them but if the company do not like you it can be very difficult and you will probably leave soon,remember as team lead you have set schedule and good hrs,also you will probably drop about $3 per hour.I am sorry that you have to make that decision,the pressure on tls at this time is intense at least in my district,good luck
 
#4
The company does like me and in about 6 months I'd either have to step down or get transferred because they do not want Senior CTLs with P-Fresh. I want to step down to team member now so I can move (the place I want to go to does not have a leadership position available) and go back to school. The store I want to go to is fairly new, is a super freaky volume store, and can not retain team members so I dont think I'll have issues with getting hours, plus I can literally do any job in the building from setting planograms to making lattes to making bales, I've been trained in all of it.
 

StaticSun

Former Front-End Guru
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#6
The company does like me and in about 6 months I'd either have to step down or get transferred because they do not want Senior CTLs with P-Fresh. I want to step down to team member now so I can move (the place I want to go to does not have a leadership position available) and go back to school. The store I want to go to is fairly new, is a super freaky volume store, and can not retain team members so I dont think I'll have issues with getting hours, plus I can literally do any job in the building from setting planograms to making lattes to making bales, I've been trained in all of it.
Interesting, because I have a SrHLTL and SrCTL.
 

FrontEndKnowItAll

Former PFresh Assistant
#7
I don't think that they allow execs to step-down any more, at least that is according to one of our TLs that stepped down from an O/N exec position. Overall his situation was pretty crappy, etl for 10+years, position eliminated thus the O/N replenishment then 2.5 years later he was told the only way out of O/N was to step down... also he was told he did too much 'grunt' work for an exec!!! LOL!
 
#8
Anybody ever step down from Team Lead or Sr Team Lead? What is the process? I'm considering just becoming a team member, I'm sick of everything and I want to move to another area.
I stepped down in March to a TM after being a TL for 11 years. It was a pretty easy transition and I am much happier now, poorer, but happier! I left on a Friday as a TL and came in Monday as a TM. Your HR will handle all of the "paperwork." They usually will give you two weeks before you will be demoted (whether you like it or not) once you notify them.

I lost $2.50 an hour. You also only get two paid holidays (Thanksgiving & Xmas) instead of the six you get as a TL. Your vacation and personal hours don't accumulate as fast either and, of course, you are not guaranteed any hours.

If this sounds good to you, see your ETL-HR to make sure that they will support the demotion. Some stores will not. (You can't be on a corrective action, either.)

Good luck.
 
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#9
I am a senior ctl too and was told I could not br a senior either but in our district they want the strongest tl as a ctl. I am not losing any money. I actually know of a senior from another area of the store who was moved to ctl before the remodel as they are the strongest in the building. I thought it was bs at first but now its fine.
 
#12
After the AE12 rollout ctls can be seniors. It will affect the LOD shifts some but in my district it is now allowed. Glad to keep the title but nervous ab being it with pfresh
 
#13
I think since your reason is that you need to move, you should have no problem. I've never in my experience in our district seen anyone stay in the same store after self demoting.
 
#14
In my former Group, TL were not permitted to step down at all. I was told by corporate that if i wanted to go back to school and couldnt work mornings (as PTL) i had to quit. Another team Lead at my store had the exact same issue at the same time. We both quit and found out there are multiple TL's in my former district alone that were told NO. So i quit as my classes were not available online or at night. That was 3 months ago. Despite the fact my rehire status is good, they have told the store manager where i reapplied (seriously unhappy at my current job) that i can not come back and would not give a reason. Needless to say i will be calling TMSC tomorrow for all the good it will do.
 

commiecorvus

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#15
In my former Group, TL were not permitted to step down at all. I was told by corporate that if i wanted to go back to school and couldnt work mornings (as PTL) i had to quit. Another team Lead at my store had the exact same issue at the same time. We both quit and found out there are multiple TL's in my former district alone that were told NO. So i quit as my classes were not available online or at night. That was 3 months ago. Despite the fact my rehire status is good, they have told the store manager where i reapplied (seriously unhappy at my current job) that i can not come back and would not give a reason. Needless to say i will be calling TMSC tomorrow for all the good it will do.
That's totally different from what happened at our store.
One of the TL had her baby and stepped down to part time with no problems.
I don't understand why things would be so different from one area to another.
 
#16
When my manager was originally trying to find out why we could not step down the only thing they told him was it was there new policy and he almost got in major trouble because he kept going higher and higher. We thought it was a company wide policy. we all found out about a month ago it was just in our group because they had "issues" with TL's stepping down. It still makes no sense. both if us wanted to step down because we wanted to go to college. she couldnt work the required amount of hours for a TL and i would need at least 2 days where i didnt come in at 6am. For a company so focused on education this is ridiculous. I loved my job and DID NOT want to quit but my education is going to come before a job. I really hope they will shed some light on this situation tomorrow. I am baffled at all of this.
 

commiecorvus

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#17
Sorry to hear that.
Are there any other stores close by you could work at?

And welcome to the board.
Greetings and salutations.
 
#19
One question, did you quit & did you do the 2 week term forms? My former stl who went to another store, would not let any tl's demote. It was ethier quit or prefirmanced out. He was very politically. If you were on his bad side, you were on the way out. IMO, it's up to the stl & not policy.
With my new stl, they have allowed tl's demoted, with no issues.
It is suggested to contact tmsc without delay.
Welcome!
 
#20
Yes, I put in my 2 Weeks and worked the full 2 Weeks. My dtl was the one who said we couldnt take a demotion. I talked to TMSC. They couldnt help. Going to talk to my old HR and see if she can shed some light on what is going on. I really loved working at Target and I seriously want to go back. I so hoping this is some mistake :-(
 
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