Logistics The Flow thread: Crappy Easter Edition 🐣🥚💐

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I'm so scared I'm going to be the only unloader at my store soon. Our normal unloader was on a vacation for a couple of weeks but was scheduled back in this week and has NCNS twice and our only other unloader is just here during his college break for a couple of weeks. Idk if I can handle it physically tbh, I've only unloaded 3 trucks a week once, and usually I only unloaded once a week. I had to unload on Monday and my back is still barking from that. Idk if I'd hold up having to unload 5 times a week.
This job is not worth you doing a number on your back. Two of the people on our unload team wear back support braces to help with keeping their backs healthy. Back injuries are really hard to recover from, and get back to 100%. Wear a brace (hey, Target sells them in HBA!), practice good lifting techniques, and don't over-do (even if your TL pushes).
 
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This job is not worth you doing a number on your back. Two of the people on our unload team wear back support braces to help with keeping their backs healthy. Back injuries are really hard to recover from, and get back to 100%. Wear a brace (hey, Target sells them in HBA!), practice good lifting techniques, and don't over-do (even if your TL pushes).
And stretch before you get to work! When I was on truck, a lot of us worked out. Most of the truck team now doesn't, but doing so can help prevent injury.
 

seasonaldude

Waiting for your kid to get out of my way in toys
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My store did not come clean on a 900 DPCI truck today. No hours to even get that pathetically small truck done. Meanwhile, plano who technically aren't supposed to exist anymore are getting all the hours. There were three "fomer" plano TMs scheduled in toys and three salesfloor TMs to assist them. (To be fair 2.5 of those SF TMs are useless.) Toys seems like something you really want to prioritize in January. Of course, the big sale right now is in bedding. But, that's all sitting on pallets in the back still.
 

Black Sheep 214

Kiss no butts, give no fox
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My store did not come clean on a 900 DPCI truck today. No hours to even get that pathetically small truck done. Meanwhile, plano who technically aren't supposed to exist anymore are getting all the hours. There were three "fomer" plano TMs scheduled in toys and three salesfloor TMs to assist them. (To be fair 2.5 of those SF TMs are useless.) Toys seems like something you really want to prioritize in January. Of course, the big sale right now is in bedding. But, that's all sitting on pallets in the back still.
Too bad the kool-aid doesn’t come fortified with common sense, or any sense...🙄
 
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As someone who works at a store that once did 4am but moved to 6am... there's usually not much notice the change is coming, and if your store is anything like mine they don't allow much flexibility even if you explain your circumstances. Your availability may have fit the job before, but if it doesn't fit whatever your unload time and usual end time morph to, then start looking for a new job because they'll probably pull the guilt trip business needs card on you. That's how we lost most of our good flow team members, unfortunately.
 
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I work at a 6am store, though our crew is parsed out to the latest coming in at 9:30am. For the next two weeks, I have 8 hours for the entire week, with a grand total of 16 hours for two weeks. :mad: How they expect anything to get done is beyond me. If I didnt have a second job in medical, id be SOL. Guess its time to replace target for good.
 

Black Sheep 214

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“Business needs” is Spot’s bs justification for whatever insanity is going on with the schedule at the time. What it really means is “because corporate said so”, since the schedule changes are part of Modernization which doesn’t allow most stores to meet actual business needs. Unless u-boats blocking sales floor aisles, empty shelves, pallets of salvage, backrooms from Hell and guests complaining all over Facebook are considered business needs.🙄
 

can't touch this

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Well today was interesting...I had a triple root canal performed yesterday and they gave me OxyContin, so I went to work today (by way of Uber) completely steezed out of my mind on one 10mg dose. HR was laughing at me when I went in to disclose that I was taking a prescribed narcotic, and to make sure they were aware that I won’t be touching any power equipment with a ten-foot pole. The poppy plant is truly God’s gift to mankind...I literally threw a 2300 piece truck and can barely remember doing it
 
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Well today was interesting...I had a triple root canal performed yesterday and they gave me OxyContin, so I went to work today (by way of Uber) completely steezed out of my mind on one 10mg dose. HR was laughing at me when I went in to disclose that I was taking a prescribed narcotic, and to make sure they were aware that I won’t be touching any power equipment with a ten-foot pole. The poppy plant is truly God’s gift to mankind...I literally threw a 2300 piece truck and can barely remember doing it
You got Oxys for root canals. I had to bitch and moan just to get hydrocodone at 5 mg for my three root canals. You got about three times the potency than I did. Lucky! And yes it does make everything more "efficient" without the pain.
 

can't touch this

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I straight up told the oral surgeon that I would take my business elsewhere if I couldn’t get something super strong, because I was planning on being at work later that day and literally can’t think straight when I’m in excruciating pain. They said okay sure but no refills. Oh well. N-now l-let’s get this f-f-fucking b-b-b-bread!
 

NKG

Trouble is a friend of mine....
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Anyone here can provide me some info how to sort the repacks without using carts? We’re not allowed to use shopping carts anymore for breakdown. Not sure how’s that going to work when we use 18 carts for HBA, 18 carts for combos, and 20+ carts I’m softlines
We put our repacks on u-boats or a flat then that tm has to work them out. Yes we find random shit- thanks DC.
 
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We put our repacks on u-boats or a flat then that tm has to work them out. Yes we find random shit- thanks DC.
We put all the repacks on pallets and then after the truck we have a tm start at 7am to breakout in receiving using tubes
 

SNS12345

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200 hours for a truck? On our new schedule that is posted our inbound team is scheduled slightly over 300 hours for the entire week, and we're getting 6 trucks. It's gonna be a total shit show unless the ETL just adds a ton of hours like he usually does, but the STL is cracking down on that so meh.
 
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200 hours for a truck? On our new schedule that is posted our inbound team is scheduled slightly over 300 hours for the entire week, and we're getting 6 trucks. It's gonna be a total shit show unless the ETL just adds a ton of hours like he usually does, but the STL is cracking down on that so meh.
I think they meant 200 for the week, with 7 trucks.
 
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Has anyone else's store had problems with trucks showing up late? It's been a once or twice weekly occurrence since December. We thought it was because of Christmas being nuts but it keeps happening. A few times it's slated to show up so late that they decide to unload it the next day so they've asked us to go home upon arriving for our shifts and come back. A couple days ago, the truck wasn't going to arrive until five hours after unload - when all the truck TMs were supposed to leave for the day. It came down from district that truck TMs were supposed to leave and come back the next day, and if we didn't want to/couldn't come back the next day, we were supposed to just lose our hours. I told my truck TL how ridiculous it was and he agreed but said he'd get yelled at if anyone stayed and worked their full shifts. The compromise was me staying for just 3 hours. :/
 

Old Timer

Been there, done that
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200 hours for a truck? On our new schedule that is posted our inbound team is scheduled slightly over 300 hours for the entire week, and we're getting 6 trucks. It's gonna be a total shit show unless the ETL just adds a ton of hours like he usually does, but the STL is cracking down on that so meh.
Try 32 hours per truck. 1 thrower, 2 on the front of the line (with 1 being the TL), 2 on the back of the line and 2 for A&A unpack. All scheduled 4 hours except the TL gets 8. I would love 50 hours per truck.
 
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