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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)
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....

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