24 hour stores, manager duties at nig...

24 hour stores, manager duties at night shift

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CALIFORNIA KID

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#1 Aug 11, 2010
What are the duties and routine for the night manager for 24 hours stores?

is the pay better to work nights?
billysh

River Grove, IL

#2 Aug 11, 2010
The duties are what the store manager say they are. Mainly the 3rd shift concentrates on re-stocking the store -- especially those areas which have a high rotation rate such as the cooler, paper goods, food. The store manager may also want major resets done on the 3rd shifts. They may also make sure trash cans are empty (inside and outside), do sweeping and spot mopping. There is a bit of a premium pay -- something like an extra 25 or 30 an hour.
CALIFORNIA KID

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#3 Aug 11, 2010
Is the shift 8 hours or longer? How many hours to average? do you know?
Just look happy

Austin, TX

#4 Aug 11, 2010
Depends on the store... My store is 8 days on 6 days off. Each shift 10 hrs. Tuesday-Tuesday. A lot of stores no longer do their schedules like that, they have all managers on a 4 week rotation.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#5 Aug 12, 2010
In my store, two managers share overnight duties. One of us works four 10-hour nights a week with three days off, the other works those three nights and one evening shift. It works out well, though I like the sounds of the 8 on, 6 off. The 10-hour shifts are long, but tolerable. Actually, believe it or not, they go by fast as there is so much to do. Regular duties include a lot of store condition tasks: facing, floors (dry mopping and spot mopping), restroom cleaning, parking lot and sidewalk sweep/pickup, trash, cooler and freezer filling, pulling bays and filling outs, and, as my current store is rather slow at night, resets, and, on truck days, leftover truck. The tasks become rather routine and you pretty much can get a good routine going, though resets can throw you off (you ever can tell how long one of those suckers is going to take...). The store I used to work at overnight was way too busy for resets at night, so it was more of a focus on filling the shelves and customer service issues. The premium pay is .50/hour for any hours between 10pm - 7am, which does add up over the course of a year ($1000). It is certainly a more relaxed atmosphere at night (depending on the store... if you're in a rough area, it's not all that relaxing....), you're unsupervised so it's good for those who are independent-minded and self-motivated. However, your shift is the one the store manager always comes in right after, so your work ethic is blatantly obvious, whether good or bad (does the SM or EXA EVER see the store condition after second shift???) You are often left with a huge mess at night and have to get it all pretty and perfect by morning. I've been doing it for two years, and feel it is a very thankless and underappreciated position. Many seem to think third shift has it made, when in fact I feel we often work harder and carry more responsibility (for store condition and for working unsupervised). I was even passed over for a promotion because of it, which I thought was totally unfair (given my excellent performance and evals, my working days/evenings for a year and my solid retail background). Nevertheless, I like it for the most part. The main benefit as I see it is the schedule - the hours are as regular as clockwork, you always get 14 hours off between shifts, and you always get THREE days off IN A ROW (or more, depending...). Those are the big plusses. Also, if you don't really get along with your boss...... it's a good place to not have to see him to much, though you'll still feel his wrath if you underperform..........
CALIFORNIA KID

Desert Hot Springs, CA

#6 Aug 13, 2010
Thank you that was the best example and information

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#7 Aug 13, 2010
no problem, let me know if you have any other questions.....
pam

Polk City, FL

#8 Jun 12, 2011
I have been forced to work in a 24hr location. As an EXA they told me I have to do two overnights. Is this fair? My previous store I worked 63 hrs each week. 6 days a week. Any input appreciated.
Thanks
Geraldo

Houston, TX

#9 Jun 12, 2011
pam wrote:
I have been forced to work in a 24hr location. As an EXA they told me I have to do two overnights. Is this fair? My previous store I worked 63 hrs each week. 6 days a week. Any input appreciated.
Thanks
You have to do 2 overnights? What's the time frame? each week, month,???
Pam

Polk City, FL

#10 Jun 12, 2011
Geraldo wrote:
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You have to do 2 overnights? What's the time frame? each week, month,???
This will be weekly. Just coming off vacation not great news for me. I had a bad fall off a ladder several years ago and I still take muscle relaxer for comfort. My doctor provided a letter stating I need to work regular business hours. Hence, I've only worked in non-24hr stores. Basically I have acute isomnia and high blood pressure. I have no problem working two nights per week? But third shift? I have sacraficed my time(63hrs per week) 6 days a week and the district manager is forcing my hand. My being employed for 18.6 years means nothing. This is not fair to all concerned. Any questions/comments truly appreciated.

Since: Aug 10

Location hidden

#11 Jun 12, 2011
Counting yourself,how many managers are at this store?It wouldnt make sense to work 2 midnights each week.It wouldnt matter what health issues you have,you would be tired all the time.

My District,if a 24 hour store does not have a permanent overnight crew like the scenario above,you usually rotate the overnights.

Who is the DM and MVP? not sure if Lakeland is in Hutchens region.
Geraldo

Houston, TX

#12 Jun 13, 2011
Pam wrote:
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This will be weekly. Just coming off vacation not great news for me. I had a bad fall off a ladder several years ago and I still take muscle relaxer for comfort. My doctor provided a letter stating I need to work regular business hours. Hence, I've only worked in non-24hr stores. Basically I have acute isomnia and high blood pressure. I have no problem working two nights per week? But third shift? I have sacraficed my time(63hrs per week) 6 days a week and the district manager is forcing my hand. My being employed for 18.6 years means nothing. This is not fair to all concerned. Any questions/comments truly appreciated.
Two overnights on a permanent basis is bizarrre to say the least. Even If you have permanent overnight MGT, you and your MGT staff should alternate on who does the relief for the overnight MGT (i.e. you would then do 2 overnights once every 3 or 4 weeks). If you don't have a permanent overnight MGT then the 4 or 5 of you take turns on who does the overnights every 5 days (or something to that affect).

I was in the same boat as you were and I was asked by my DM to submit a doctor's letter about my blood pressure problem. I would have been transfered out of the store but I decided to go on medication instead of being taken out of the store. I think a doctor's note would suffice your DM but I don't know your DM.
LeoDragon76

United States

#13 Jun 17, 2011
Geraldo wrote:
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Two overnights on a permanent basis is bizarrre to say the least. Even If you have permanent overnight MGT, you and your MGT staff should alternate on who does the relief for the overnight MGT (i.e. you would then do 2 overnights once every 3 or 4 weeks). If you don't have a permanent overnight MGT then the 4 or 5 of you take turns on who does the overnights every 5 days (or something to that affect).
I was in the same boat as you were and I was asked by my DM to submit a doctor's letter about my blood pressure problem. I would have been transfered out of the store but I decided to go on medication instead of being taken out of the store. I think a doctor's note would suffice your DM but I don't know your DM.
All the store managers I have had & DM's especialy don't care if we live or die in my opinion as long as the work gets done & profits come in, I messed up my back 7 years ago while working, I could barely walk I was in so much pain they wouldn't let me go home, all the store manager did was let me sit down for 1 hour and get back to work in pain with regular tylenol, how about when my hand was swollen my hand looked like a softball came in to work with a doctors note stating not to use the hand at all and to keep it elevated in the sling, what do you think the store manager makes me do, move 30 cases of potting soil and pull water and juices.
michelle

Tucson, AZ

#14 Jul 12, 2011
Just look happy wrote:
Depends on the store... My store is 8 days on 6 days off. Each shift 10 hrs. Tuesday-Tuesday. A lot of stores no longer do their schedules like that, they have all managers on a 4 week rotation.
New question: I have a 3 crew overnight shift and I'm trying to figure out how to make our 8 on 6 off schedule, can you please give me an example of your schedule please, thank you.
Just look happy

Tomball, TX

#15 Jul 12, 2011
By 3 crew do you mean 2 cashiers 1 manager? We have cashier x & mgt x which work Tues-Tues, then are off Wed-Mon. While a 2nd rotation cashier y and Mgt y work while x are off. Hope it makes since, otherwise I will try to explain a little better.

Since: Jul 09

Location hidden

#16 Jul 15, 2011
That's what we do in my store also. I work 8 nights (Tue-Tue), have six off. My counterpart works the 6 nights I have off, plus 2 evening or day shifts for their eight shifts. All of these shifts are 10 hours. We have only one cashier and one MGT on all night, two cashiers if it's truck night. No pharmacist as our Rx is closed overnight. When the cashier calls out, it's just the MGT in the store alone all night and no one else. Against policy, yes, but it happens.
michelle

Tucson, AZ

#17 Jul 15, 2011
Rumin8 wrote:
That's what we do in my store also. I work 8 nights (Tue-Tue), have six off. My counterpart works the 6 nights I have off, plus 2 evening or day shifts for their eight shifts. All of these shifts are 10 hours. We have only one cashier and one MGT on all night, two cashiers if it's truck night. No pharmacist as our Rx is closed overnight. When the cashier calls out, it's just the MGT in the store alone all night and no one else. Against policy, yes, but it happens.
I understand the mgrs schedule, but i only have 1 cashier to work with. I'm a little confused on when her days off are.
ann

Slidell, LA

#18 Jul 17, 2011
suck it up!!! you want to work or not"??????

Since: Jul 11

United States

#19 Jul 22, 2011
My overnight mgr shift is 5 days with 2 days off. The other mgrs with exception of exa rotate my 2 days off so they work 2 overnights every 3 weeks . I also only have 1 cashier at night. My district will not do any other combination.
Ztw

Los Angeles, CA

#20 Nov 28, 2012
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