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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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(Anonymous)
Nov. 27th, 2015 04:37 pm (UTC)
Black Friday
Dayforce scheduled a crew of 10 from 4-10am today (Black Friday).

I was one of the lucky ones to be scheduled for this lovely shift.

I reported for duty on time. Six of my lovely coworkers called out. So 3 booksellers along with myself got about halfway through the setup by the time the doors opened. SM was in the office on the phone the whole time.

This AM really sucked!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 9th, 2015 04:09 am (UTC)
My honest opinion on dayforce...
Dayforce was supposed to make schduling easier but it hasn't, it's actually much more work now. Why is that? ohhhh i'd love to explain;

So dayforce has this option called "autofill" all managers were told "autofill" would automatically put in employees and save us time. But it's actually the opposite. Once you put in everyone's availability into the system dayforce DOES know when everyone can work and wont put them in on times they can't work BUT the issue is that's all it does... once you select autofill it will put in shifts WITH GAPS IN EVERY DEPARTMENT! 3 hour gaps in music and kids... making head cashiers come in after the store opens.. the list goes on.

I know how to use it better than anyone else on my staff and I've been getting flack for not getting scheduling done 3 weeks out when it's the busiest time of the year. Why have I not finished it quickly? because I'm not going to use an automated scheduling program to automatically put in employees and leaving HUGE GAPS in every department!Once you post a dayforce schedule everyone can see it, you CAN'T un-post it.. So guess what I have to do if i have to re-edit a schedule that's posted? I have to call my WHOLE STAFF individually and let them know I changed their shift.

To top that off dayforce does not know how skilled each staff member is.. so it's not gonna know that it shouldn't put in a new hire to work a busy Saturday or how to schedule ideal training hours. The amount of time it takes to re-edit a schedule after you use autofill is more time consuming than just getting a piece of paper and writing out a schedule by hand.

why the hell would i post a holiday schedule with so much errors and cause my store to lose profit? All dayforce does is make scheduling harder and it's not that it's a difficult program, it's the fact that it's EXTREMELY tedious and if their are errors you have to do so much to fix them.

(Anonymous)
Dec. 9th, 2015 04:51 pm (UTC)
RE: My honest opinion on dayforce...
But Bottini gets to keep his job for another week for bringing this on board.
(Anonymous)
Dec. 31st, 2015 10:34 pm (UTC)
dayforce
This is an improvement!!!!!! Really???? This is just another way for management to waste more time talking to themselves, repeating idiotic marketing strategies and wasting company resources (ie. payroll). There is absolutely no need for 3 assistant managers that sit at their desks 95% of the time anf complain that their not making enough money. Time for this company to be bought out and run by aggressive, assertive, sales & profit driven,personnel. I thought the "How to loose money" syndrome was past with the selling of the Nook business to Samsung. Guess not?
(Anonymous)
Jan. 1st, 2016 02:15 pm (UTC)
Re: dayforce
We didn't sell the NOOK business to Samsung. What we did was get them to let us install our NOOK bloatware on their tablets so we wouldn't have to lose millions of dollars every quarter on designing and manufacturing our own tablets. Except guess what? We're STILL hemmoraging money on NOOK every quarter, and eBook sales continue to collapse.

I found these articles a fascinating read:

http://www.theguardian.com/business/2015/nov/20/waterstones-profit-books-amazon

http://www.slate.com/articles/business/moneybox/2015/12/barnes_noble_is_dying_waterstones_in_the_u_k_is_thriving.html

The SparkNotes version: Waterstones, the UK version of B&N, has brought itself back from the brink of bankruptcy and disaster by focusing on bookselling: tailoring its offerings to each town or neighborhood they're serving, not taking money from publishers to put books on the front table or artificially run them up the bestseller list, throwing out planograms, ending their partnership with Amazon to sell Kindles, and ultimately: trusting their booksellers. Sounds like the exact opposite of everything B&N does.
(Anonymous)
Feb. 17th, 2016 04:16 am (UTC)
Re: Another Dayforce comment
Well, it's been roughly 5 months since our store started using Dayforce and my observations are as follows...

Worst timing ever to release a software program during the start of the holiday season. Considering B&N likely paid a pretty penny for the software, the company (Dayforce) should have provided more thorough training besides a book and some videos. Regional / district training sessions by company reps should have been on the agenda.

For the last 7+ years I have watched a variety of ASMs sit in the office, drink coffee, and take their sweet time creating the Excel schedule and DASs...typically on one day, all day. Now, I get to watch the ASM spend 3 days doing it. The scheduling ASM is barely on the floor because apparently Dayforce is such a convoluted pain.

Recently, the mgmt realized that there was some kind of issue with Dayforce in which the end of week results were constantly over on hours....by alot. Turns out everyone failed to read a page in the Dayforce manual that mentions something about breaks not being omitted and apparently this is a known programming glitch (stated somewhere in the manual). Because of this huge oversight, it is unlikely the mgmt team will see raises this year because payroll is out of control. The solution? Trim employee hours and coverage....yay.
(Anonymous)
May. 17th, 2016 10:20 am (UTC)
Great
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