(Closed) How far in advance do you get your work schedules? Retail Bees

posted 8 years ago in Career
Post # 3
258 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I make the schedule for my store and I post it on Monday morning for next week. Example: On this coming Monday I will be posting the schedule for the week of 2/5-2/11. We don’t do any on call shifts. If someone calls out then we just go through the list of employees until someone can come in. 

Post # 4
11165 posts
Sugar Beekeeper

When I worked in retail (and hospitality) we were given a one week notice for our schedules.

Post # 5
1013 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

We post the schedule on Tuesday for the following week. We also do on call shifts as well in slow season like now.

Post # 7
5373 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: June 2014

I work on weekends during school and in the summer between semesters. We’re supposed to get our schedule every two weeks but it never happens haha. It’s usually a week in advance, sometimes a little less. It can be very frustrating, especially because we have to book time off two weeks in advance 😉 They’ll call people in if they need them but we’re never like obligated to go. I’m a cashier and most of the time I enjoy the atmosphere and communication between the managers/supervisors/regular employees.

Post # 8
6015 posts
Bee Keeper
  • Wedding: March 2012

When I worked in retail, we got our schedules two weeks out.  I worked in the Customer Service deptartment in the Dept. Store, and most of the ladies that worked there had set schedules so mine only fluctuated if someone else that was partime needed a day off or I did.

Your 3 day prior thing seems a little harsh, considering its a part time gig. Maybe talk to your manaager?

Post # 9
1132 posts
Bumble bee

A month out :-

Post # 10
1144 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: December 2011

When I worked food service we got our schedule on Friday for that Sunday. We weren’t ever “on call” but you could come in if called.

Post # 11
4693 posts
Honey bee
  • Wedding: October 2013

I used to get my schedule every Sunday for the following Monday – Sunday, so 1 day before. 


Post # 12
561 posts
Busy bee

@MissParrot: could you ask your manager if it’s at all possible to have a set schedule?

Post # 13
2790 posts
Sugar bee

I work in a restaurant and I get my schedule for the week on Saturday. 2 days before is obnoxious but our schedules are extremely consistent so it’s rare that more than 1 day a week is different then the last.

Post # 14
7776 posts
Bumble Beekeeper

I worked for Victoria’s Secret for nearly 5 years and we usually got our schedules a week to a week and a half early. When I was management, the store manager did the management schedule for an entire month in advance so I knew the whole coming month.

We did on-call shifts, but only for the newer girls or the ones that didn’t get scheduled as much. We had a few girls that got regularly scheduled 25-30 hours and they didn’t get them.

I did have to do them when I first started there and yes, they suck. I lived a 1/2 hour away and I hated not knowing when I was working and not being able to make plans.

Post # 15
1684 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: October 2011

3 weeks.

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