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People lead how many are actually spending 95% time on the floor, how many feel total success

I Am a people lead finding it impossible to spend the 95% of my day on the floor. My plan is to go out first thing to walk the floor looking for what I could make better. I get about through the front doors and associates stop me before I can even clock in. Questions that could have been answered by management or over night support are being told wait for your people lead they will handle it. I ask management why they didn't fix the issue they say I didn't realize I was allowed. Maybe it's me but I am feeling like I am failing miserably in all areas. I cant even look at a schedule without 30 interruptions. Please give me suggestions

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx

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Just say NO!

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-erug

The People Lead position is a joke....who or whom with there Liberal ideas thought that this would work ??!! Hopefully these people have been let go for coming up with a disastrous idea!! WM was always based on a family ideology- what has happened to that ? Does this no longer matter - our associates deserve better than this! Two people ran the personnel office now just one ! The work load hasn’t changed so how can 1 person do it all and do it right ???? Our office ran great , our CBL scores were always good, the office was kept clean including the lounge, there were bulletin boards with associate info & decorations for all the holidays! Now there is nothing - the lead wants associates to make an appointment, he’s not very helpful for associates needs !!! It’s just VERY sad how these liberal minded people thought this was a good idea......the continued slow decline of WM!!!!

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-9ubx

What was conference call yesterday about?

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-5qor

The people leads in our region have been told that the 95% on the floor requirement is being looked at as being unreasonable. There is no way a people lead needs to be on the floor that much.

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-5lnv

This People Lead has decided to step down. Reason? This job is way too much work for 1 person to do alone. Thought I would give it a try and decided my health and well being is worth much more than having a stroke or heart attack stressing over the extensive work load and all the stuff they keep piling on my plate (This includes scheduling). My family is much more valuable to me than working myself to death with no end in sight of the workload. Walmart knew this position was too much for 1 person but they simply don't care about us and are too cheap to pay another person to help. The pay is simply not worth it and I am stepping down. I know I gave it my best shot and I have decided to live my life happy and stress free. Get someone else to work cheap and keep piling the work load on them until they break too!

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-4gdv

I was a top performing PC also and that is the only way I am keeping my head above water. All the new PL's in my market are struggling at best. They say they want teamwork well my partner is gone and I have no help and no one to do my job when I'm off. Co and Store are suppose to fill in but none of them are going to do or know how to do e store hr work. Not their fault either.

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-2uoa

I agree with you. Its virtually impossible to even get in the front door without associates asking questions. I cannot even clock in without someone saying they need help, or they have a question, need a name badge, need a vest and the list goes on and on. I cannot even get to pull up the schedules without 30 interruptions, phone calls, management needing something or to have to answer phone calls about applications. Oh then there are the conference calls that we have to get on while trying to schedule, code attendance, fix punches, meal violations, full time/part time exceptions and more. Funny thing is when the MHRM talked about the People Lead position we were told it was a DIFFERENT POSITION with different tasks. What a joke! Excuse me, I was a top performing PC for over 15 years and all the tasks I do now as People Lead are the EXACT same tasks I did as the Personnel Coordinator with added responsibilities of scheduling, Orientation and more. NOPE, I don't get to the floor some days because I have to prep for Orientation, DO the Orientation and all the keying in of availabilities, key work schedules and more. Yep, I am frustrated. This job is way more than what I expected. I go home every night and ask myself what in the HELL am I doing? I have 10+ hours of OVERTIME each week. Thanks to Walmart, our Training Coordinators jobs were eliminated. That was the most stupid decision they could have ever made!! I don't know about anyone else but I am frustrated EVERY SINGLE DAY because I never get my work done and I don't think there will ever be a way to get it all done in 40 hours. I do the best I can every day and go home to my family. My husband says step down but I am not a quitter. I tell myself it will get better. Not sure how long I can last with the added stress. To all PEOPLE LEADS, we are doing 2 peoples jobs with Walmart's expectation that People Leads should do it alone. I am at my breaking point to be honest. I am not complaining, just stating the facts. For those of us who are People Leads in a larger Supercenter, just do the best you can every day. Don't wear yourself down where you make yourself sick. Its simply not worth it.

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-2iwg

On a People Lead broadcast after saying 95% of time should be on the floor they interviewed a PL from Philadelphia. She said the way she does it is completing her office work the first 2 hours and then spending the rest of the day on the floor. That's comes out to 25% in the office and 75% on the floor and didn't make sense.

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-1svr

In our store..it's business as usual. We have 2 People Leads in our store..and they don't go to the salesfloor at all.

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-1yaa

What little management touched personnel issues before had to be corrected. The FEASM is the only one having an idea to do it right. Likely because they have the most associates under them and were forced to learn the ropes beforehand. Our people lead hasn't a moment to herself. I honestly don't know why anyone would take this position. With no dedicated number to call direct or voicemail available, applicants have learned the best thing to do is just show up and ask until you get someone to talk to. What a rough Holiday season shaping up and everything else with the pay grade job code changes ahead!

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-jto

I have been in personnel for 16 years PC for 8
I feel mislead, they told us the job would be streamlined. I definitely care about my associates, I don't understand why the last pc and tc in this store didn't allow the managers to touch anything. Training your associates are the key, first ones would be managers.

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-loi

Were you new to personnel when you accepted this job? This is how it was for personnel coordinators 100 percent of the time. Why do you think so many of them left the position? The expectations of the people lead position are crazy. Most left because they cared about their associates to much to just ignore them. Home offices s idea to teach all associates to take care of themselves will never work. Associates do not have time to keep up with it all

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-kyy

That wasent meant for neg. Response I seem looking for helpful suggestions

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-ock

Wow I thought people lead just set in office all day or at least the 1 at my store does.

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Post ID: @11sxXpXx-dof

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