Target will pay employees an extra $2 an hour for peak days of holiday season

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It’s right on workbench.
Time we do not have. Screeching management we do have. OPU peeps ghosting we have that. Consumer Cellular crowd laying siege to the ghost town of our cvs we got that on the daily. We do not have time for each individual employee to rot in front of a computer. But ASANTS so carry on into the fire we shall.
 

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We were told today that we have less payroll this month, and they’re going to start cracking down on people staying more than 10 minutes after their shifts. And sales were way down the past couple days. I think people are saving up for holiday shopping.
I wondered about that cus a decent amount of people at my job up front got theirs cut hence short staff during part of the day. I love it when my managers complain about short staff and how workers don’t wanna cover all the time but they make the schedules. 😂
 
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That is putting it mildly.


God I love when I'm asked to communicate something to every TM. There are so many effective tools to accomplish this with, like, uh...telling the most gossipy ones first and hoping I didn't forget the quiet ones.
 
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I wondered about that cus a decent amount of people at my job up front got theirs cut hence short staff during part of the day. I love it when my managers complain about short staff and how workers don’t wanna cover all the time but they make the schedules. 😂
To be fair, they can only work with the payroll they’re given. And if someone calls out and someone else covers, that doesn’t mess with the payroll.
 

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Sunday families that stroll in at 9:30, shop really slow, and having crying young kids that should have been in bed hours ago.
Seriously. Why are people bringing the whole family, including small children, out to shop that late? I'm a shopper but I've never in my life decided to go shopping after 9 pm. Makes no sense.
 
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You can really tell payroll is struggling, I was given a SATURDAY off on my new schedule. Wow. I mean the lull is nice and thankfully closing team members get pretty consistent hours, but I haven't been off the schedule on Saturday in a very long time.
 

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Sunday families that stroll in at 9:30, shop really slow, and having crying young kids that should have been in bed hours ago.

Seriously. Why are people bringing the whole family, including small children, out to shop that late? I'm a shopper but I've never in my life decided to go shopping after 9 pm. Makes no sense.
Years ago I worked at a mall store during the holidays & we were open til 11pm during the last week before Christmas. One family came thru our furniture dept with sleeping toddlers on their shoulders. The two older ones (about 6 & 7) were like little zombies sleepwalking. The parents stopped to look at some dining set then began looking for the older kids. We found them curled up asleep on a sofa :(
 

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You can really tell payroll is struggling, I was given a SATURDAY off on my new schedule. Wow. I mean the lull is nice and thankfully closing team members get pretty consistent hours, but I haven't been off the schedule on Saturday in a very long time.
Complete opposite problem at my store.. my SD had 1000 hours in Sept extra to spend and was allowing any and all overtime to complete workload.
We are short on staff so we make up for it with overtime. Target is giving us the payroll/resources to get the work done we just don’t have the TMs
 
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Complete opposite problem at my store.. my SD had 1000 hours in Sept extra to spend and was allowing any and all overtime to complete workload.
We are short on staff so we make up for it with overtime. Target is giving us the payroll/resources to get the work done we just don’t have the TMs

Lucky. I was getting overtime a month ago. Things got so crazy that according to one TL (not mine) I talked to, I was put on a permanently always eligible for overtime list, no questions asked.

But....now my store has gone on a hiring spree. We are having orientations 3-4 times a week. (Yes, most of these new hires suck and very few actually stay longer than a couple of days.) For the first time in two years, my hours have actually been cut for the next two weeks. Granted, by only 2.5 hours a week. But, still. Somewhat miffed.

Side note funny story: Last week the ETLs made a big deal about resetting the line for Q4. They hung new placards on every vehicle with who owned it. They were so pleased with themselves. After they were done, I walked it with our Inbounds TL. We didn't recognize all of the names on the vehicles. Seriously, the Inbounds TL didn't know who all of the people were assigned to push the truck vehicles. Turns out the names we didn't recognize were recent hires who hadn't even gone through orientation yet. Yeah, this is going to work out. Q4 is going to be loverly.
 
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Lucky. I was getting overtime a month ago. Things got so crazy that according to one TL (not mine) I talked to, I was put on a permanently always eligible for overtime list, no questions asked.

But....now my store has gone on a hiring spree. We are having orientations 3-4 times a week. (Yes, most of these new hires suck and very few actually stay longer than a couple of days.) For the first time in two years, my hours have actually been cut for the next two weeks. Granted, by only 2.5 hours a week. But, still. Somewhat miffed.

Side note funny story: Last week the ETLs made a big deal about resetting the line for Q4. They hung new placards on every vehicle with who owned it. They were so pleased with themselves. After they were done, I walked it with our Inbounds TL. We didn't recognize all of the names on the vehicles. Seriously, the Inbounds TL didn't know who all of the people were assigned to push the truck vehicles. Turns out the names we didn't recognize were recent hires who hadn't even gone through orientation yet. Yeah, this is going to work out. Q4 is going to be loverly.
This is called counting your chickens before they hatch.
 

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I must be old, I remember when the incentive to work your scheduled shift was that you got to keep your job... #Failing
Ha, right? I got into a discussion on Reddit with some dude who was arguing that the employees have all the power and should be able to do what they want because the companies need them. They couldn't seem to wrap their mind around a job being a responsibility and that the relationship should be give and take, mutually beneficial.
 
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Ha, right? I got into a discussion on Reddit with some dude who was arguing that the employees have all the power and should be able to do what they want because the companies need them. They couldn't seem to wrap their mind around a job being a responsibility and that the relationship should be give and take, mutually beneficial.

Workers do have more power, should they choose to utilize it. A job is only "mutually beneficial" because we accept a societal structure that makes everyday people work for bosses in order to earn enough money to survive. We produce more money than what we get paid and the bosses get the difference. The bosses, of course, provide the means of the production. Something...something....Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains. Seize the means of production.

In the absence of the much needed worldwide socialist revolution, yeah, don't be a dumbass. Show up for work. Capitalism sucks, but it's not going away because someone on Reddit read the Cliff Notes to Das Kapital.
 
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Complete opposite problem at my store.. my SD had 1000 hours in Sept extra to spend and was allowing any and all overtime to complete workload.
We are short on staff so we make up for it with overtime. Target is giving us the payroll/resources to get the work done we just don’t have the TMs
Same here. We are trying to keep up with the workload without enough staff. HR is hiring but we are losing people as fast as they are hiring and some of the people they hire don't stay. Our store was just approved to go to $17/hr base TM pay and a big reason corporate greenlit our application was the intense competition for workers in the area. When Costco, Best Buy, grocery and fast food are paying more than Target, guess where all the workers are going? The store is on track to finish out the year at $80+ million so we now have a permanent overnight crew for Inbound and Fulfillment but are really struggling to hire in those areas. Almost every area of the store has been giving out OT. Our management is hopeful the $17/hr will help with hiring but the clock is ticking down to Q4. If we don't get people in here fast the holiday season is going to be ugly.
 

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Workers do have more power, should they choose to utilize it. A job is only "mutually beneficial" because we accept a societal structure that makes everyday people work for bosses in order to earn enough money to survive. We produce more money than what we get paid and the bosses get the difference. The bosses, of course, provide the means of the production. Something...something....Workers of the world unite. You have nothing to lose but your chains. Seize the means of production.

In the absence of the much needed worldwide socialist revolution, yeah, don't be a dumbass. Show up for work. Capitalism sucks, but it's not going away because someone on Reddit read the Cliff Notes to Das Kapital.
I hope that last paragraph you are being sarcastic about. Please tell me you are.
 
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