To that one Team Member - II

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TTOTM: I don't know if it's just your general personality (I assume not, since I've seen you interact and be lively with other TMs), but when I say Good Morning or Hello, or try to ask you a question, you can stop with the constipated look, thanks. I don't know if it's because I'm still relatively new (been there almost a month now), or if you personally have an issue with me, but I can do without the blank attitude.
 
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TTOTM: I don't know if it's just your general personality (I assume not, since I've seen you interact and be lively with other TMs), but when I say Good Morning or Hello, or try to ask you a question, you can stop with the constipated look, thanks. I don't know if it's because I'm still relatively new (been there almost a month now), or if you personally have an issue with me, but I can do without the blank attitude.
They maybe not allowed to talk to you. Asants.
 
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TTOTM: I don't know if it's just your general personality (I assume not, since I've seen you interact and be lively with other TMs), but when I say Good Morning or Hello, or try to ask you a question, you can stop with the constipated look, thanks. I don't know if it's because I'm still relatively new (been there almost a month now), or if you personally have an issue with me, but I can do without the blank attitude.
We have some tm like that. Closed clique. Not part of their clan, not gettin the time of day. A bit annoying that they can’t “good morning” back to a co-worker - a straight up cold shoulder silence as a response to a warm hearted hello is ignorant.
 
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TTOTL: thanks for telling my mid to come in (and leave) early to cover your department without telling me or attempting to cover the rest of their scheduled shift.

TTOETL: thanks for sticking me with the newbie ETL, who has never closed and has to do cash office because you all gave every other TL time off this weekend. Cherry on top was telling him that I would run the sales floor.

TL;DR: this weekend is already a dumpster fire.
 

oath2order

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Oy STL quit preparing for your fucking DTL meeting and get me a Zebra so I can do my job
 
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To that one ETL, What in the name of all that is holy made you think that taking away the cart pusher on weekdays was a good idea?! Literally walked in today, and it's not in the well. I asked my SETL, and she said that we're no longer allowed to use it on weekdays, and she's not sure yet whether they will give it back to us for the weekend. And the cherry on top? We're still expected to be the first to respond to additional cashier calls, and drive-up orders. I literally didn't get my break until I was over four hours into a 5.5 hour shift.
 

Tessa120

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That is so totally crazy that I suspect it's actually broken and they are unsure if it will be fixed by the weekend. Or that someone between current shift and last shift screwed up with it so badly that OSHA is involved and leadership is in major CYA mode.
 
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That is so totally crazy that I suspect it's actually broken and they are unsure if it will be fixed by the weekend. Or that someone between current shift and last shift screwed up with it so badly that OSHA is involved and leadership is in major CYA mode.
As far as I am aware, neither is the case. All current cart attendants are present, accounted for, and not maimed. There was an incident a couple weeks ago, but that involved a guest driving too close to the cart pusher and scraping her car, and not any improper action by the cart attendant. (For matters of full disclosure, I was the cart attendant when the incident happened. Also, that guest realized she was at fault, and didn't file an incident report). The machine was in proper working order when I closed the store on Wednesday. I was told that the Leadership removed it before the morning cart attendant arrived at 11:00 AM Thursday. No motivation was given, but one of my former GSAs was speculating that they were trying to discourage multiple trips to the more distant cart corrals. Mind you that any cart attendant worth their salt will only go there once the closer corrals have been emptied. I had an ETL tell me yesterday that it should only take 10-15 minutes to clear the lot by hand. Maybe, if I weren't also doing backup cashier, carry-outs, and drive-ups.
 

Tessa120

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There was an accident and that one was examined? It isn't to discourage trips, it is definitely due to the accident and definitely CYA. You are lucky that they didn't fuss at you, doubly lucky no fussing if you didn't report it. There's going to be retraining before leadership allows their use.
 
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As far as I am aware, neither is the case. All current cart attendants are present, accounted for, and not maimed. There was an incident a couple weeks ago, but that involved a guest driving too close to the cart pusher and scraping her car, and not any improper action by the cart attendant. (For matters of full disclosure, I was the cart attendant when the incident happened. Also, that guest realized she was at fault, and didn't file an incident report). The machine was in proper working order when I closed the store on Wednesday. I was told that the Leadership removed it before the morning cart attendant arrived at 11:00 AM Thursday. No motivation was given, but one of my former GSAs was speculating that they were trying to discourage multiple trips to the more distant cart corrals. Mind you that any cart attendant worth their salt will only go there once the closer corrals have been emptied. I had an ETL tell me yesterday that it should only take 10-15 minutes to clear the lot by hand. Maybe, if I weren't also doing backup cashier, carry-outs, and drive-ups.
Did your mgt do an incident report? I hope so. It sounds like guest had second thoughts & said you caused the accident .
 

Tessa120

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Or AP was actively watching that camera at that moment. Or someone was on a smoke break and saw the whole thing and talked about it.
 
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Nope. They gave us the cart machine today, because it was the weekend, but we were admonished that we were to go up and down one aisle and come straight back, rather than going down multiple aisles to get the machine to capacity before returning. They're manufacturing a situation where none existed.
 

IWishIKnew

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I wonder if someone(s) complained about parking aisles being blocked to long because of long lines of carts. I think, at my store, they do one aisle at a time, at least on the ends, but that pretty much maxes out the pusher, anyway.
 

happygoth

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Nope. They gave us the cart machine today, because it was the weekend, but we were admonished that we were to go up and down one aisle and come straight back, rather than going down multiple aisles to get the machine to capacity before returning. They're manufacturing a situation where none existed.
It will take longer but it's probably safer and smarter to do it that way, even if there was no real incident. It's better for a company to overreact on the side of safety. A very sad incident happened at my old company involving a mirror falling on a child, and mirrors were removed from stores nationwide. Better safe than sorry.
 
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TTOTL : stop telling me your sob stories about your poor kids ... I am not giving you money !
First , you make more money than I do , second , lay off the drugs , 3 rd , you have enough money for your cigarettes and Starbucks but not for your kids ?
TTOTm : if I see you giving a TL cash again , I will break your neck !!! That TL is clearly using you !

Ttotm : if I inf one item for a drive up , it means I could not find it ! Asking me to really look for it because the guest is here and really wants it is pointless ! I don’t care if it says we have 3 on hand , I CANNOT FIND IT ! I do not INF for the heck of it !!
 

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TTOTL: Me telling you that I'm finding a lot of items unlocated in one of your backroom aisles was not an invitation to rant about what other OPU TMs do in your aisles. I have no control over them and barely see them. I was just letting you know about an issue in case you wanted to talk to your team about fixing it and get your floor filled.
 

oath2order

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To that one TM aka me:

The team member may have a slightly Spanish sounding name, trouble understanding guests, and may be brown.

This does not mean that she speaks Spanish and you should not ask her to translate for a guest.

Pictured is me preparing for work on Saturday.

 
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To that team member who writes the schedule: I'm kind of worried since I heard one front-end team member asked for next Thursday off since it's her first day of classes, and yet she was scheduled for a closing shift. Same for another older cashier who requested time off for tomorrow morning since she has a doctor's appointment for her knees. Both have asked me to take their shifts, but I can't take the older cashier's shift since I would go over 40 hours for this week.

I get that there are fewer team members left, but you should still follow any approved time off requests. I'm worried since I'm planning an extended vacation next year and I'm wondering if it will be approved.
 
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To that one ETL, we had a nice chat in June about me cross-training in GM, something I have been trying to get since I was hired 19 years ago. Then we had one cart attendant (front of store attendant, whatever) get fired and another put in his notice so he could go away to college, and my cross-training got put on "indefinite hold" when I was returned to cart attendant to cover until new team members were hired and trained. I can (kind of, sort of, almost) understand that. Fast forward to this weekend, when I see one of the newly hired cart attendants on the salesfloor training in GM. Lucy (not the ETL's real name), you got some explaining to do!
 

Tessa120

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Why should people use personal phones since Target doesn't pay for data plans or breakage?

Not everyone has a zebra.

Even with a zebra, someone in the area looking at the shelf can answer a question in a minute or two while someone across the store will be fighting target.com for 5-6 minutes to get the same answer. So unnecessary loss of time.
 

The Death King

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Why should people use personal phones since Target doesn't pay for data plans or breakage?

Not everyone has a zebra.

Even with a zebra, someone in the area looking at the shelf can answer a question in a minute or two while someone across the store will be fighting target.com for 5-6 minutes to get the same answer. So unnecessary loss of time.
Our store gives our GSMs the option to use their own phones on the floor to help with customer needs. This is an OPTION.

I can understand someone requesting help every so often, but this TM does it for EVERY inquiry. The unnecessary loss of time is when I have to pull out my own phone and zebra to answer that person's question because no one else has responded.

If I can do it they can too.
 

GoodyNN

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You've answered your own complaint. They do it for every inquiry because using their own device is only an option, and either does not have a Zebra or doesn't know how to use it properly.
 
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