To that one Team Member I - ARCHIVED

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We can't forget about this one can we!?!?!?!


Anyway, rant about your fellow team members or give them praise or whatever it is you please.



To that one team member, I understand you're new. I understand we have never met before. I also understand that you've been here for a week, and you do not need to tell me how to zone. I'm perfectly aware of how to do that, seeing as I'm one of your team leads.
 
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To my ETL-AP STOP GETTING ON MY ARSE ABOUT SMALL STUFF!!!!!

Just cause I missed tagging on the men's room mirror ONCE doesn't constitute giving me a damn write up! GRRRR
 
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To the new ca, how could you tell the center door was with closed & still try to drive the carts through it? He did break the glass too!
haha reminds me...

When I was a CA newbie, I closed about 100% of my shifts through Q4 (I got all the midnight shifts the veterans didn't want). Anyways after I started getting some opening CA shifts in the spring, I remember one particularly painful morning....

I took the cart pusher out to do the first line of carts for Green side of the day, and it was really windy and a little bit chilly outside so I was in a hurry to get back in... Well I usually walk in front of the carts and push the cart door open but what I didn't know, was the LOD didn't unlock the door yet :( So here I go full throttle facefirst into the locked cartdoor. Yowch.

Luckily I didn't get hurt really despite being pancaked in the door, I just scraped my knees a little bit. Now I always check if they're locked before I go out :)
 
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I don't care how you did it at Wal-mart. I was also wondering if you noticed that you are wearing RED and khaki?

And to that particular team member who opens: Stop asking me what that line of carts is in softlines. Its a line of carts. Yes, I do know they are there.

To the closers: For the love of all that is holy, plug the equipment in!

And finally, to our beloved special building services guy when, oh when, are you going to fix our crown?
 

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How many times do I have to say that metal fixtures can not be stored in cardboard boxes? Next time I will make you pick them up and watch you dance around when the damn things fall on your feet.
 
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Who is the trainee & who is the trainer? If you want to learn how to do your job properly you must listen & follow my instructions. I'm here to help you. Don't give me that I know it all attitude.
Haha, reminds me of one of our CAs that got termed less than a year ago.. I was in charge of training him, and he was a quick learner and performed quite well... However he had a know-it-all attitude that got really annoying, and he began having attendance problems a while after he started. To top it all off he was rather unfriendly, and I found it hard to carry a conversation with him.

First, he was late about 30 minutes, and I had to stay later (well didn't HAVE to) until he arrived, and I eventually just got fed up with waiting for him, so went to check if he was over on the other side of the store by chance. Where do I find him? Over at guest services chatting with the girl working at the service desk for a good 5 minutes INSTEAD OF COMING TO FIND ME.

Second, he screwed up his availability somehow and couldn't work a shift. He couldn't find anyone to cover his shift, and called in. Was really funny because my GSTL was begging me to cover his shift so he wouldn't get termed, and they were going to buy me dinner at food ave. I would have done it for any other CA, but I wanted this guy gone so I respectfully declined :)

He ended up getting replaced by a far more responsible and friendly cart attendant. Definitely worth the lost training hours.
 
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to that one team leader:

it is my contribution. my top and needs attention people, not yours. i dont care if y'all are best friends, if he's a slacker, he's a slacker. period. i dont appreciate you saying i just dont drive the team like you did. get over yourself. if you were really a rock star, they wouldnt have moved you from that workcenter.

sorry. having a great day, then get totally embarrassed by a fellow tl rant on my performance during our meeting, in front of our new stl and all my peers. she was the former tl, and i cant say anything about the team without her saying its not them, its me. even when i had to coach them on attendance. or taking long breaks. or tying stuff and not setting it.
thanks, i needed to vent.
 

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To the new TL I helped train: I showed you around, trained you in several areas, gave you tips & best practices, answered all your questions (including the REALLY stupid ones).
Now you're on your own & you talk down to me like a little kid. Too bad respect wasn't one of the traits you retained.
 
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This really pissed me off. so as a cart attendant, I just finished checking the restrooms, so the call button goes off. 5 minutes later, my GSTL needs a ca on the walkie, so i answer and he asks "can u please check the restrooms for me?", and im like "WTF..." so i did the "scapegoat" where u check it b4 u need it to, so the next hour its just goes off by itself, i find him sitting outside walking to a customer barely doing anything. I'll admit he's a bit old but comon! If your a GSTL u gotta be a good listener!
 
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This really pissed me off. so as a cart attendant, I just finished checking the restrooms, so the call button goes off. 5 minutes later, my GSTL needs a ca on the walkie, so i answer and he asks "can u please check the restrooms for me?", and im like "WTF..." so i did the "scapegoat" where u check it b4 u need it to, so the next hour its just goes off by itself, i find him sitting outside walking to a customer barely doing anything. I'll admit he's a bit old but comon! If your a GSTL u gotta be a good listener!
Yeah if you aren't quick, don't bother being a GSTL lol :D:D

GSTLs probably make the most laps around the store in a shift second to a CA :cool:
 

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Dear TM's who are leaving for the day, turn your friggen walkie OFF before you put it in the charger. And when you do put it in the charger, make sure the LIGHT turns RED to signify that it is indeed charging, as opposed to not charging because you put it in crooked/backwards.
 
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To that one team member at my store who always needs to call me over when he is helping a guest. Can you just do your job and help the guest yourself? It's gotten to the point where if I notice he's helping someone I'll turn around and go the long way to avoid him asking me for help.
 
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Aren't they teaching you anything when being trained? I am aghast at you new cashiers packing bags so... so... horribly! (I even saw some tm who doesn't work at our target but went thru one of their lines talking to them... matter which, uh. :S what right is it, really, for you to do that? you aren't our tl/supervisor...)

@supervisor/higher-ups: I don't know about you, but imho hiring more cashiers is doing more bad than good, especially since a lot of them are very sloooow. I know, it's something that'd improve in time but I guess logic fails on just extending older cashier hours, since we're more experienced and, in many ways, faster. :/

I just twitch at the fact that our checkout speed overall group ranking has been non-green for a while now... even when I first became cashier, it stayed green. u_u But ever since the new cashiers temp transferring over from remodel, it's gone down.... and now we have an influx of even newer cashiers. -flail-

(A select few of the newbies are pretty great. Speaking of transferred from remodel ones)

I just wonder if they're perma or seasonal?
 
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Dear TM's who are leaving for the day, turn your friggen walkie OFF before you put it in the charger. And when you do put it in the charger, make sure the LIGHT turns RED to signify that it is indeed charging, as opposed to not charging because you put it in crooked/backwards.
Formina, the same can be said about PDAs. We have went back and forth from having them locked up at all times and leaving the cabinet open. I don't think a day goes by without some turning up missing because they weren't turned in at the end of the shift.

deezy523, I sympathize with you. TMs need to feel more confident in helping guests solo. There have been countless times I've been called over to help a guest when others weren't sure about their response. Of course I have to take into account I've been with the company longer than about 90% of our flow team.

dutiful, my best guess would be permanent. Of course they could realize that this job wasn't what they expected and decide to look elsewhere for employment. I know where you're coming from about newbies getting the hours that could be better used with more experienced TMs such as yourself. I'm feeling the crunch myself. With the BTS/BTC rush upon us hours should increase and the rookies will improve, hopefully. :)
 
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dear front end tm who refuses to stay on her register - how hard is it to do your job? finding every excuse to get off of your register has become ridiculous. what's worse is when you openly tell other tm that your goal is to be on register as little as possible. you do realize what your position is and what it entails, yes? how hard is it to do your job? if you dislike cashiering so much, perhaps you should find another job and quit brown-nosing the gstl by trying to come across as helpful when you constantly ask if there's anything else you can do.
 

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We actually have a female cashier at my store that does the same thing. Everyday she comes into work saying how she hates the front lanes and how she wishes she didn't have to come home and most of the time she tries to brown nose the gstl so she can get express lane.

It's actually quite annoying, plus she talks too much always getting in trouble by the gstl for talking to other casheirs while helping a guest.
 
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dear front end tm who refuses to stay on her register - how hard is it to do your job? finding every excuse to get off of your register has become ridiculous. what's worse is when you openly tell other tm that your goal is to be on register as little as possible. you do realize what your position is and what it entails, yes? how hard is it to do your job? if you dislike cashiering so much, perhaps you should find another job and quit brown-nosing the gstl by trying to come across as helpful when you constantly ask if there's anything else you can do.
I'm not going to lie... Cashiering IS a pretty ************ty job :D lol
 
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Again, to the moron,

I am your team lead. Telling me what to do is not a good way to show your leadership abilities. When me and the backroom team lead walk by, and you demand that we grab a pull to help clear the line, WHICH we were going to do anyway, we will instead get really angry and sort the 3 pulls into one monstrous pull. Hope you enjoyed it. You are not the boss, you do not TELL people what to do. That's great that you want to take on a leadership duty, but leadership is not being a demanding ********************* to your bosses.
 

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Again, to the moron,

I am your team lead. Telling me what to do is not a good way to show your leadership abilities. When me and the backroom team lead walk by, and you demand that we grab a pull to help clear the line, WHICH we were going to do anyway, we will instead get really angry and sort the 3 pulls into one monstrous pull. Hope you enjoyed it. You are not the boss, you do not TELL people what to do. That's great that you want to take on a leadership duty, but leadership is not being a demanding ********************* to your bosses.
Well maybe if his teamlead worked a little harder and didnt goof off as much..?


j/k :p
 

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To the T-mobile guy: you're NOT a TM & you obviously DON'T know policy so STOP telling guests stuff that is the OPPOSITE of our policy guidelines! If I have to deal with one more P.O.d guest of your making, I'm seriously gonna spider-wrap your cajones 'til you squeak! :mad:
These Target mobile guys are driving me nuts. They flirt with anything that walks anywhere close to the kiosk. And then try and help every guest even though they know absolutely nothing about our store and then if its something else they are like "Oh, I only work with these phones here." PSH! You were just helping that fine piece of ass that just walked by. :mad::mad::mad:
 
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These Target mobile guys are driving me nuts. They flirt with anything that walks anywhere close to the kiosk. And then try and help every guest even though they know absolutely nothing about our store and then if its something else they are like "Oh, I only work with these phones here." PSH! You were just helping that fine piece of ass that just walked by. :mad::mad::mad:
The ones at my store are actually very knowledgable and help out quite often. Ours aren't as bad as yours I guess. They don't flirt with everyone and they really do know their stuff lol
 
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Again, to the moron,

I am your team lead. Telling me what to do is not a good way to show your leadership abilities. When me and the backroom team lead walk by, and you demand that we grab a pull to help clear the line, WHICH we were going to do anyway, we will instead get really angry and sort the 3 pulls into one monstrous pull. Hope you enjoyed it. You are not the boss, you do not TELL people what to do. That's great that you want to take on a leadership duty, but leadership is not being a demanding ********************* to your bosses.
O..M..G, I have this TM too! I did get pulled in after I lost my cool though. "In the future SrTLRep, you need to take a step back and calmly tell TM that you have it handled..."

I totally deserved the coaching, but it felt oh so good to tell him to back off.
 
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O..M..G, I have this TM too! I did get pulled in after I lost my cool though. "In the future SrTLRep, you need to take a step back and calmly tell TM that you have it handled..."

I totally deserved the coaching, but it felt oh so good to tell him to back off.
You just have to tell them to back off discreetly. For instance, my TM had to work carts for a day and ***************ed and whined the whole time. So now that he's pulled "I'm a team lead", he's now cleaning puke and crap and pushing carts in the hot weather next week. And one of our cart attendants is now inside, enjoying the nice cool area of the coolers & market.

Oops. Guess there was an error!!! But I'm sure he can tell me how to fix it!!!
 

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You just have to tell them to back off discreetly. For instance, my TM had to work carts for a day and ***************ed and whined the whole time. So now that he's pulled "I'm a team lead", he's now cleaning puke and crap and pushing carts in the hot weather next week. And one of our cart attendants is now inside, enjoying the nice cool area of the coolers & market.

Oops. Guess there was an error!!! But I'm sure he can tell me how to fix it!!!
:D:D:D:D Gotta love the new people that know your job better than you do!!
 
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We have 170 hours of push and you're standing there, doing nothing, complaining about how late we will be here. Really? REALLY? Try, I don't know pushing some freight and watch what happens, *gasp* we might finish sometime this week!!

Had a rough night...
 
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And for the good :)

When you're having a rough night and that certain team member kicks *** all night long and another one stays to help make bales. Then after giving the team lunch and realizing right when you're about to clock out the breakroom didn't get cleaned, going to clean it and finding its already been done.

I love my team.
 

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To that one team member who walks past the racks of shelves where there is open space and leans a half dozen in the far corner of the fixture room in front of my signs, I will find you, I will take that shelf and shove it ...







into your hand and I will COACH you on BEST PRACTICES for putting away shelving ...
 
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To that one team member who walks past the racks of shelves where there is open space and leans a half dozen in the far corner of the fixture room in front of my signs, I will find you, I will take that shelf and shove it ...

into you hand and I will COACH you on BEST PRACTICES for putting away shelving ...
Best.......quote.......EVER! LOL :D
 

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To that one team member who walks past the racks of shelves where there is open space and leans a half dozen in the far corner of the fixture room in front of my signs, I will find you, I will take that shelf and shove it ...

into your hand and I will COACH you on BEST PRACTICES for putting away shelving ...
Reminds me of those "Need a moment?" Twix commercials, but instead of some hot chick, it's your ETL watching you.
 

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To that one team member that flips labels on pegs or removes them. PLEASE stop! It is no wonder I can't find where my item goes when there is no label. This is NOT a PTM aisle, you can't do as you please to fill it. Also ripping the labels on the shelves.
.... I used to rip the labels off the shelves.. Until I got caught and started using a pen.


As for mine...

To that one team member that likes pulling cavs and leaving it in a Waco thats sticking out...THANK YOU FOR MESSING UP MY LOCATION ACCURACY! Next time you should just leave the food on the floor or on tubs and flats.... Oh? You already did that? Please lock yourself in the freezer.
 
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To that one team member that flips labels on pegs or removes them. PLEASE stop! It is no wonder I can't find where my item goes when there is no label. This is NOT a PTM aisle, you can't do as you please to fill it. Also ripping the labels on the shelves.
It could be instocks flipping the label for a d-code item.
 

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To that one team member that flips labels on pegs or removes them. PLEASE stop! It is no wonder I can't find where my item goes when there is no label. This is NOT a PTM aisle, you can't do as you please to fill it. Also ripping the labels on the shelves.
That flew at my old job. Not at spot though!
 

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To the cart guy: Way to go taking out the whole door with the cart machine. The LOD had to stay after closing while the outer door was fixed. He asked if you were even certified & found out you were trained by another newbie & signed off by the GSTL. The good thing about your ineptitude is everyone from GSTLs down is undergoing re-training & certification by the ETL.
GTC to the LOD!
 

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To the cart guy: Way to go taking out the whole door with the cart machine. The LOD had to stay after closing while the outer door was fixed. He asked if you were even certified & found out you were trained by another newbie & signed off by the GSTL. The good thing about your ineptitude is everyone from GSTLs down is undergoing re-training & certification by the ETL.
GTC to the LOD!
I'll come train him right for you, Red! Yay, road trip! :cool:
 
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Haha, reminds me of when I need to speed-train cashiers on carts because I'm leaving and we need someone on carts....

GSTL will be like "Oh can you show them the cart pusher?" "Ugh Fine."

Usually I only have 5-10 minutes, and when I get to the part about Manual vs Radio, they'll say something like "Oh, I push carts in manual mode right?". At this point I hit the emergency stop button, take the radio and tell them to go push lol. It at least saves us from having incidents....

And of course the day I was really sick and couldn't work, they had a cashier use the cart pusher actually (with 5-10 mins training tops), and he ran into a parked car with a line :eek:
 

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Lady, you could give ALL of our CAs a good tutorial.
Imerzan, we're lucky we haven't have a car-smack lately but this is the second time with the doors...:(
 
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