August Changes
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Lee

Olathe, KS

#1 May 22, 2012
There is a major system change coming in August that will affect many areas. Genesis is going away. ASM's will rotate. What other changes will happen that we don't know about? How will this affect department managers?
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#2 May 22, 2012
I don't think asm rotating is that big of a deal within a store. Genesis going away? Well considering the iphones and the portal and ATG it was only a matter of time.
OhNoHeDidnt

Lakewood, OH

#3 May 22, 2012
Well it appears that you already know about those changes. When was the last time things were stagnant?
Furby

Mooresville, NC

#4 May 22, 2012
Actually the ASM rotation is a big thing. In 18-24 months all the ASM's will know how to do the Admin job which will no doubt result in each store losing one more ASM.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#5 May 22, 2012
I heard something about 18 months here. I still think HR is the next to go. Is there anything new with LP ? I remember long go they got rid of that rwd bonus thing. There's arguments at stores near me if people really stay until midnight. My old store is complying with corporate but the rest here aren't.
MDLow

Ithaca, MI

#6 May 22, 2012
Genesis will be gone, it's true. Look up Sterling.
DMxMD

Gardner, KS

#7 May 22, 2012
I don't understand the admin ASM anyway. The store can't function with any fewer ASM's, but it seems as though they do a lot of unnecessary paperwork that a computer or an hourly person should be doing. They should be doing less of that and more leading of the freight, delivery, unload, cashier etc teams.
Radar

Walkerton, IN

#8 May 22, 2012
At our store, specialists now have their PDPs submitted to the SM, perhaps circumventing the role of the ASM in that HR duty. DMs carry keys once only carried by ASMs.

@DMxMD - "The store can't function with any fewer ASM's"? Been awhile since you visited HD, I guess. They're eating our lunch on the street this week, definitely have fewer ASMs, and have no HR.

Our store could lose one ASM by cutting the stutterer who just wanders around the store insulting people. If he wasn't an ASM, someone would have called a cop on him by now.
Virgil

Olathe, KS

#9 May 22, 2012
Is it possible they would cut department managers instead?
Douchebag

United States

#10 May 23, 2012
Virgil wrote:
Is it possible they would cut department managers instead?
They can't cut DMs, who would they blame everything on if they did?
ez

United States

#11 May 23, 2012
I could see less dept managers being reduced before ASMs. The reason being that dept managers used to have more of an area than the ASMs currently have. There used to only be 2 DM per zone at one time.
Thatoneguy

Cape Girardeau, MO

#12 May 23, 2012
Its all speculation but i could see department mgrs picking up more than 1 area with the exception of a few depending on sales tiers. We have not had an lp for years and we have had amazing inventory results and rwd performance so if you do have one it is possible to operate without. The HR thing kind of has me baffled at the moment especially if there is only a couple per area and the asm/sm has to pick up the slack. Who knows. At this point i have lost the ability to be surprised. I have also been told recently we are extending our impact hours an additional 2 hours per day so i know august is brining something more than the end of genesis in test stores. Keep your heads up and push thru. Impact is not going away so dont fight it.
DMxMD

Gardner, KS

#13 May 23, 2012
When exactly are tasks going to get done when impact hours keep getting taken more seriously and longer? I'm going to have to start scheduling more of my people for early morning shifts if I want to get anything done. The problem I see with LEF is they keep giving specialists mixed messages. One day its all about sales, the next its all about being productive and department presentation standards.
Thatoneguy

Cape Girardeau, MO

#14 May 24, 2012
There are rumors of overnight crews which would be the logical choice. I have the same issue at the moment between leveraging payroll and staffing heavily for impact hours.
dcsc1

Mooresville, NC

#15 May 31, 2012
Thatoneguy wrote:
There are rumors of overnight crews which would be the logical choice. I have the same issue at the moment between leveraging payroll and staffing heavily for impact hours.
I am the DM of a night crew. I was told tonight that in August all non selling positions will go to night. Price changes, PSA's, FSA, ETC. All stocking, downstocking, recovery, IRP's, resets etc will be done at night. Along with anything else they can get away with. He said the ASM's will be rotating on the night crew also which will shorten the ASM's for the day coverage. ALso understood the night crew $ amount will drop to 30 mil for this program. only time will tell.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#16 Jun 1, 2012
Sounds interesting but the the only issue I see is enforcement. Corporate stated it wants (at least here) for employees to stay until midnight. Most in the market haven't but so far nothing has happened.

Just because corporate says something doesn't mean that everyone below it obeys. I'm assuming they could just check the time people punch in and out and match that with on camera.

I also take it that other non selling positions would be at night like RTM and pricing.
Nedm

United States

#17 Jun 1, 2012
Im the all mighty nedm...i know all

Since: Jan 11

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#18 Jun 2, 2012
nedm wrote:
Just because corporate says something doesn't mean that everyone below it obeys.
Are you serious? The purges of 2011 took care of "the cowboys" who did things their way. If there's a Cowboy still out there, he or she is well hidden and picking their spots.
nedm

Pembroke, MA

#19 Jun 2, 2012
Obviously if corporate terminates someone of course they won't still be around. But in terms of other policies I know stores that don't follow corporate.

At my old store schedules are made out by department managers and they don't do the corporate scheduling, some have it fixed. On the same note I've heard a ops and LP argue about staging products
MATRIX

United States

#20 Jun 2, 2012
dcsc1 wrote:
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I am the DM of a night crew. I was told tonight that in August all non selling positions will go to night. Price changes, PSA's, FSA, ETC. All stocking, downstocking, recovery, IRP's, resets etc will be done at night. Along with anything else they can get away with. He said the ASM's will be rotating on the night crew also which will shorten the ASM's for the day coverage. ALso understood the night crew $ amount will drop to 30 mil for this program. only time will tell.
I dont see how the FSA position can do this since just this march the vendor contracts were revamped to make the Fsa responsible for vendor compliance and vendor hours are now the same as the FSA from 6 thru 4. But it wouldn't bother me one bit.

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