Servant of 2 Masters
- Feb 3, 2016
After Q4 would be good.
Is there a limit to who can be on demand?This benefit is becoming more popular and I wanted to get a single point to discuss and answer questions about the position.
Here's the skinny.
An On-Demand Team Member (will appear on the grid as "ODTM") is a Team Member who is no longer regularly scheduled and instead accepts a "stand-by" or "on-call" sort of position. The following attributes will happen for ODTMs.
- The ODTM will not be put on the schedule automatically — the ETL or TL will not schedule the ODTM like they do other Team Members.
- ODTMs must select a secondary work center in addition to their primary work center, from which they will be able to view open shifts (ODTMs can only "officially" pick up shifts from these two work centers, but they can arrange to come in for any work center shift by talking to their Leadership).
- A new app called "myTime", which will replace UKG Workforce ("Kronos"), will show open shifts from the two work centers, which the ODTM can pick up.
- ODTMs can also cover shifts for other Team Members, reach out to Leadership for available hours, or accept offers when the store calls for help.
A few "catches" or "terms and conditions" that come along with this:
* = as of July 2021, the minimum work requirement window was extended from one 4-hour shift every 6 weeks to every 6 months to accommodate the elimination of the Educational Leave of Absence (ELOA), as college students will be encouraged to adopt this role and many attend school far from their home store, making working every 6 weeks impossible.
- The ODTM must work at least a continuous 4-hour shift every 6 months* to remain employed (e.g. working two 3-hour shifts in one 6-month* period will not meet this requirement — it must be a continuous 4 hours clocked in).
- ODTMs who do not work the required 4-hours every 6 months* may automatically be terminated.
- ODTMs who pick up shifts via any method (accepting them in myTime, agreeing to cover a shift, accepting an offer to come in) which will cause them to be placed on the schedule for that shift, will be held accountable to that shift — tardiness, absence, or leaving early to/from these shifts may result in the typical disciplinary action for attendance, up to and including termination.
As far as benefits are concerned:
Special considerations for certain jurisdictions:
- ODTMs will keep their Team Member Discount as long as they continue to be actively employed by Target.
- Employment benefits, including health benefits, Team Member Life Resources, 401K, and others will be kept from the time they go from regular Team Member to ODTM, and will be assessed for health benefits after 12 months based on hours worked as an ODTM.
- ODTMs will no longer accrue vacation pay (but may use any accrued hours until balance reaches zero).
- ODTMs will no longer be eligible for personal or educational leaves of absence.
- ODTMs will not receive a yearly review (and presumably, no yearly raise).
- Stores in Philadelphia, PA; San Francisco, CA; and Seattle, WA will not participate in the ODTM program due to local laws regarding scheduling.
- Oregon stores must schedule ODTMs at least one shift per month to comply with the Oregon Predictive Scheduling Bill, and can pick up shifts voluntarily. Additionally, Oregon ODTMs must elect to be (a) on or (b) not on a "voluntary standby list" — stores cannot reach out with shift offers, via email, phone, or text, to ODTMs who opted not to be on the voluntary standby list.
Limit?Is there a limit to who can be on demand?
Yes, that is what it is supposed to be. Call and tell them that they aren't supposed to schedule you without asking you first. You should have signed a document in workday. I think it spells that out.It had been going so well.
On demand seemed to have been working out for me, but today I’m not sure it is going to last. This morning when I looked at myTime, I saw I was scheduled both Sunday and Saturday 8.5 hours both days on the 11/7-11/13 schedule. One of those days I can actually do, so that’s not a problem. The other one I can’t work as late as they have me scheduled (would need to leave 1.5 hours earlier).
I thought the whole point of ODTM was they wouldn’t automatically schedule you. It was presented to me as I could pick up shifts when available or talk to leaders and let them know when I was available. One of my biggest reasons for going od was that I need a break during the week, even just not working a full 8.5 hour shift had been great. (I was doing 5 hours when I went in) I’m really concerned that this is going to be the norm going forward. I obviously plan to go in and talk to someone, I was just pretty pissed when I got up this morning and saw that I had been scheduled.
I tried going in to workday to double check the document I signed back when I first went on demand. It first said not available on mobile but when I went on my laptop it said action no longer available. Is there any other way I can access that information?Yes, that is what it is supposed to be. Call and tell them that they aren't supposed to schedule you without asking you first. You should have signed a document in workday. I think it spells that out.
Try going to your profile. Click job, then go to worker history. It should be there I think.I tried going in to workday to double check the document I signed back when I first went on demand. It first said not available on mobile but when I went on my laptop it said action no longer available. Is there any other way I can access that information?
Thanks. I tried that too. I tried clicking on each blue link that has on demand fulfillment expert on it, but nothing happened. It’s fine. I plan to go in tomorrow to see if I can work a few hours, so I will talk to someone then.Try going to your profile. Click job, then go to worker history. It should be there I think.
Here's the addendum you signed.Thanks. I tried that too. I tried clicking on each blue link that has on demand fulfillment expert on it, but nothing happened. It’s fine. I plan to go in tomorrow to see if I can work a few hours, so I will talk to someone then.
Thanks again for the help