If you ever want to know, just head to your local Walmart Super Center. Those are 24 hours. If Target did that, then the Flow team would likely not be able to do the wave since you need people in each department throughout the night for asset protection and guest service reasons. Also, it would take longer to push. Nothing would be able to get bowled since guests are in the store. You'd also have to hire cashiers and/or have flow team members who are register trained. I know at my local Wally, there is a CSS (GSA/GSTL type) on duty all the time.
We haven't even discussed the type of guests that come to the store in the middle of the night....
I work overnights at a 24 hour walmart on the out skerts of the metro area. The store can be busy up till midnight sometimes, but afterward its mostly dead. (Great time to set up new mods (planograms) One checklane lane open all night and thats the lane with the ciggreates. They close the GM doors, but keep the grocery doors open. Jewlery and customer service closes at 11pm.
If target were 24 hours then I'd seem them do something like we have. Truck comes in late afternoon/early evening. Truck crew unloads and sorts and stocking starts at 10pm and lasts all night. Then again, most walmarts now are supercenters, where as most targets are GM so it may be a bit diferent, but it doesnt really take us all night to stock. We get done between 4:30 and 5:30am. Everything gets placed on pallets by the truck crew and we (the stockers) then stock it. guests are not really a problem as all the pallets eirther get set next to a end cap or in the middle of action ally/race track. Most have a good enough brain to know its the middle of the night and we are stocking. as long as the employes keep the areas clear of plastic and cardboard (and move unopen boxes close to the shelves) things should be fine.
Do any of you ever wonder what your store would be like if spot converted all stores 24 hours? Seems like a lot of tm's would get more hours... The Flow team might not like stocking with guests around though.
at walmart its $1.00 more for overnights - 40 hours a week max. 8 hour shifts with a hour unpaid lunch. and you work with the same management/crew all the time unlike days where you may open one day, and close the next and work with a whole different group of people Good thing is, you can go outside for your break. Have a smoke. Grab lunch at the near by 24 hour fast food joint and not have to worry about being locked in all night or ringing a bell.
they wont like it as they wont be able to goof off like they could when the store is closed, or be forced to wear the red and kakhi instead of jeans or what ever. that is if manangment is strit about the dress code. With us over night we have to wear the blue and kakhi, but there are times where we get to wear jeans (being safe. great sales etc) and times where we just wear jeans and managment doesnt say anything unless it happens for more then a few days. Most of us wear blue t-shirts where as the days wear polos.