Post # 1
Hey bees, for those of you who work retail or have a schedule that differs weekly how far in advance do you recieve it? I am a full time teacher who works retail on weekends, and I often don’t get my retail schedule until 3 days before it starts…its rather frustrating because it makes having a social life with friends and family difficult. and is rather frustrating. Maybe I am just a major control freak.
Also retail bees? Do you have on call shifts in which you are required to come in if they call you? Lately I’ve just been getting on call shifts and where I live an hr away its frustrating because it seems like we are not allowed to make any plans or have a life outside of work, last time I tried to get them to get someone else instead which they couldn’t and than got spoken to at the end of my shift for other employees saying I’m no longer happy working there..I tried to explain that its mainly the fact that I live an hr away and am getting 4 hr shifts…and how its not really worth my gas money at point.
Sorry for the rant just wanted to see if these gripes were normal for retail bees?
Post # 3
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
When I worked in retail (and hospitality) we were given a one week notice for our schedules.
Post # 5
We post the schedule on Tuesday for the following week. We also do on call shifts as well in slow season like now.
Post # 6
Yeah a week seems reasonabile to me…. I however called, yesterday and today to get my schedule for next week schedule starts this sunday….and I have yet to recieve it…which just seems so un-professional to me.
Post # 7
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
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 # 10
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
I used to get my schedule every Sunday for the following Monday – Sunday, so 1 day before.
Post # 12
@MissParrot: could you ask your manager if it’s at all possible to have a set schedule?
Post # 13
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
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.