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New scheduling tool

Just wondering if anyone's store has started using the new scheduling tool? Has it been better or worse than manager's doing the scheduling? Is it good for flexible schedules or limited availability? We have a couple employees(myself included) who only work 1 or 2 days a week, does it allow us to keep our original availability?


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Aug. 13th, 2015 01:08 pm (UTC)
I thought they were supposed to have switched over to Dayforce by now, but the schedules and DAS sheets at my store are still being done the old way. I work two jobs, so most days i have some limit on my availability, and I'm genuinely concerned that this new program will stick me with 1-2 shifts instead of my usual 4-5.
Aug. 13th, 2015 05:57 pm (UTC)
Too bad
You are SOL. The dayforce system writes all the schedules and managers can not change anything or they get fired. It's a take it or quit scenario.
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Aug. 20th, 2015 10:21 pm (UTC)
I dread the coming of the new system, which I hear will start in October-(really-right before the Holiday season???!!!).. I think it will be very bad for customers and very bad for employees. When I told my friends, they said that the only reason they come to the store at all is for the great service we give; if that goes away they said they will be shopping online! I will probably have to change my availability to cope. I say, if you want to save Manager hours doing schedules, give us all set schedules that don't change and then there would be very little scheduling to do-what a novel idea that would be.
Aug. 21st, 2015 06:01 pm (UTC)
RE: Dayforce
Set scheduling does not account for the needs of the business (no seasonality, sales trends, etc.) Furthermore, it does not foster a system of cross training since booksellers are locked into particular shifts in particular departments.

There's a lot of uncertainty about the new system. The best approach is to wait and see until the rollout. Fear mongering helps no one.

My understanding of day force is that not much is going to actually change. Managers will create ideal DAS', based on the current workload requirements, and day force simply plugs booksellers in based on availability and training (the longest, most inefficient part of scheduling)

I see no correlation of this bad for customer service and I highly doubt managers will be fired for altering schedules.

Furthermore, I applaud the company for continuing what had become a trend of fleshing out inefficiencies and putting systems in place to enhance productivity and save costs (no pay stubs for dd in weekly store mail, stickering Lego at distribution, hr access being robustly improved, no Discovery Weekend, taleo-this one is debatable, cycle counts on pdt and hopefully, day force).
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Aug. 22nd, 2015 11:58 pm (UTC)
Fuck you!
Aug. 23rd, 2015 03:18 pm (UTC)
Day Force/Dark Force
Good thing the name of the new system doesn't have a creepy name like the Dark Force!
At the store where I have worked for many years, I am guessing about 70% of the employees must be working more than one job, in school, drawing social security or lives with their parents since they couldn't possibly live on part-time minimum wage. One of the few remaining benefits of working at BN part-time is the flexibility in scheduling. It will be interesting to see if the Dark Force oops I mean Day Force will somehow accommodate the majority of the staff. I know scheduling is time-consuming and frustrating, but having this large part-time pool allows for a diversity of well educated people from a variety of occupations that makes a knowledgeable sales unit. I hope the new system will not squeeze us out by the long-in-use-method of "Let's just give him/her fewer and fewer hours and they will go away". Now what appears to the employee as an oversight ("Hmm they just forgot to put me on the schedule?") will be blamed on a computer program.
Hoping for the best....
Aug. 23rd, 2015 03:34 pm (UTC)
Ceridian dayforce

Not much info, but a few graphics on what it might look like and the capabilities.
Sep. 9th, 2015 10:43 am (UTC)
RE: Ceridian dayforce
"Human capital management"? This is what's wrong with corporate America in general, not just B&N.
Sep. 5th, 2015 05:43 am (UTC)
America's most fucked up company just got worse. Fuck Barnes and Noble.
Sep. 5th, 2015 06:32 am (UTC)
This will save the ASM 20 hours a month working on the schedule so he or she can now work the shifts of employees who were smart enough to just call in sick at the last minute instead trying to navigate this insane software.. Another amazingly stupid idea by Corporate.
Sep. 9th, 2015 10:47 am (UTC)
More likely they'll save 20 hours not writing the schedule by hand, but then spend those 20 hours fixing all the idiot errors the computer makes.
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Sep. 20th, 2015 02:28 pm (UTC)
fuck you-Cathy Lane
Fuck you-Cathy Lane!

That is all!
Sep. 21st, 2015 02:04 pm (UTC)
RE: fuck you-Cathy Lane
Couldn't agree more.
I have no respect for her as she has no integrity (and I work for her)!
Oct. 7th, 2015 02:27 pm (UTC)
Help please...
Hello, we just got the day force system at my store this week and I was just wondering if someone could help me log into the app for my phone.. What goes in the company line? and is the username just your employee number? Thank you for the help!
Oct. 7th, 2015 02:33 pm (UTC)
Re: Help please...
Company Name: barnesandnoble
Username: your employee number
Password: last three digits of employee number+the word Login attached (ex. 123Login)
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Oct. 16th, 2015 09:52 am (UTC)
New scheduling schefulin
I have been at Barnes and Knobles for about six months now and rely on my weekly check since I am retired. Got the new schedule posted and I am not even scheduled to work. I have been getting at least 20 hours a week now I have 0 hours. Is this because I am not doing a good job. I Need at least 15 hours. How do u go from 20 to 0 hours am I being punished.
Oct. 23rd, 2015 06:43 pm (UTC)
Re: New scheduling schefulin
No. It's because you can't spell "Barnes & Noble" after 6 months of working here moron.
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Nov. 6th, 2015 09:45 pm (UTC)
most of the booksellers are unhappy, makes a lot of mistakes, does not allow for holiday week, scheduling everyone 40 hours anyway. Seems to be full of bugs, hard to use and keeping managers in the office way more than before!
Nov. 7th, 2015 06:44 pm (UTC)
I didn't think Barnes could get worse. I was wrong
Nov. 9th, 2015 04:00 am (UTC)
Day Force sucks fat goose eggs. How the hell do I even put in my availability?!?!?!
Nov. 18th, 2015 07:46 pm (UTC)
I have no idea what my password could possibly be after logging in once. It's not the default password and it's not any other password I normally use- anyone remember the requirements (like capital letter, at least one number, etc.)? I would feel really stupid going to my manager to have her reset my whole password (also why the HELL can't I just do it from my own computer like with literally any other website requiring a password???). So annoying. It's like hyper-secure for literally no reason. Nobody's going to try to hack into my goddamn Barnes & Noble part-time schedule. Literally nobody cares about it but me.
Nov. 22nd, 2015 08:21 pm (UTC)
Holiday Schedules
Holy fuck. My manager posted the holiday schedules last week. They are the worst I've ever seen. SM stated NO CHANGES!!

I'm proud to say yesterday was my last day at B&N! After 10 years, I am finally going to enjoy this holiday season.

Hey B&N: go fuck yourself!
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