What even are team leads?

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What do you guys consider team leads?

So usually in management, there is the General Manager, Assistant Manager/Managers, and then the supervisors under the assistant managers among other levels of leadership depending on the business.
With that being said if the Store Director is Target's version of the General Manager then that means the Executive Team Leaders are the Assistant Managers right?
If that's the case then are team leaders "supervisors" or also "Assistant Managers", or are they like the assistant managers to the assistant manager?

I personally consider Team Leads assistant managers to the assistant managers based on the work we're required to do as we don't just supervise people we full out manage team members from yearly reviews to attendance to coaching conversations to everything else team leads are required to do.

What's everyone else think on this?
 
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What I can't figure is why anyone wants to be a TL in this environment.

We just had another inexperienced 19 year old transfer to another store to become a TL.

We had an ETL from our store transfer there a few months ago.

In the meantime that store lost FIVE TLs though IMHO it had nothing to do with my former ETL.
 

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What I can't figure is why anyone wants to be a TL in this environment.

We just had another inexperienced 19 year old transfer to another store to become a TL.

We had an ETL from our store transfer there a few months ago.

In the meantime that store lost FIVE TLs though IMHO it had nothing to do with my former ETL.

I think you answered your question. An inexperienced 19 year old has no idea what they signed up for. They haven't been in this game long enough to truly understand it. They think they're moving up the ladder quickly and are going to fix all the retail problems.

Oh, little do they know.....
 
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Corp will bleed them dry and lie their nuts off with promises of advancement, security and success. A 19 yr old is a child. Thrown to the wolves on the cheap. Seasoned old SOB's such as myself and many others would walk out. I'd pay no attention to them if they were in the TL role. (how's that for a "targety" term role). I forgot more 45 years ago than they have ever learned. Tough approach, yes. Realistic, yes.
 
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