Thread regarding Whole Foods Market Inc. layoffs

Coming in 2020: Schedule by hours not labor dollars?

Has anyone heard this information yet?
Was told it in passing to expect it soon.
I do appreciate that teams will no longer have to think of dollars / pay rates for TMs when staffing accordingly BUT fear it’s going to be even more robotic when it comes to scheduling.

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Labor has always been arbitrary. What matters is sales that is fixed and can't be altered. A hypothetical is as follows. If your team has a labor percentage of 1% and every one on the team is making minimum wage you will still run a deficit a big one but who cares it could be in over 100,000 but your sales can be great but your only paying minimum wage its just that your pecentage is only 1 so you dont have enough sales to pay the T M. Labor is a game that is played to put pressure on leadership and T M thats it.

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Post ID: @4ivb+12mZZuF1

Write up in2 periods? My team has been missing labor since stupid kronos showed up. Its been more than two periods. No, you cannot get a write up for missing labor. If you do get your union rep to talk to stl. Oh wait you dont have a union. Lol. Then lawyer up!

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Post ID: @4eqv+12mZZuF1

I agree. If you look at the labor budgets given to the various departments Grocery gets the shaft even though we are 35% of store sales. They give all the labor to "production" teams, but basically all grocery does is production. We receive overnight UNFI, we stock 90% of everything in the store and keep it straight, work b.s. All of these things require more labor than cutting fruit or baking premade frozen bagels.

Apparently before OTS was put in place they actually did go to stores and time TMs how long it took to do every task. I feel like they timed the absolute fastest veterans who can work in their sleep and then they expect a new store with mostly the new tms to match it with less labor.

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Post ID: @4pvo+12mZZuF1

There is a lot more to do in Grocery then just stocking 20 waters in 15 seconds. Funny how everyone thinks their department does more work and needs more hours but I can promise you, meat is not one of them. Yes, you need the proper hours for production and customer service but until your TL's stop whining and start working, you are not going to be heard. I see the produce, grocery and seafood TL's working very hard, everyone else thinks they are there to socialize while pretending to do stuff on their computers. OTS was supposed to root out the lazy employees. Well we already knew who they were, TL's just won't get rid of them for fear they won't get to replace them due to labor. So, my hope is that they actually figure out how many hours each dept. needs to do the job without TM being used and abused, TL's are required to work X amount of hours on the flour actually working, ASTL's and STL's enforce it but are also required to work X amount of hours on the floor working. I just want to see people happy to come to work, work hard and enjoy their jobs again.

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Post ID: @3mgo+12mZZuF1

Lols. write ups. My team has never made labor. The main reason being the labor projection they give us has fewer hours than what we guarantee our FT Tm's so we automatically fail. Even if we scheduled only FT TM's we would have no one in the department for hours at a time, no one to face, cover breaks or work load and no one to receive the deliveries.

I did hear yesterday that labor was going to be based on units sold rather than $ brought in. The example i was given is if the meat sells a $20 steak that will be 1 unit of labor. If grocery sells twenty 99 cent waters that would be 20 units of labor. I'm sure this isn't exactly how it will be figured, just a rough example. Hopefully they will account for producing steak vs. stocking 20 waters in 15 seconds.

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Post ID: @3vpj+12mZZuF1

We do it by hours but it still translates into dollars for your reports. So you still have to be under budget or you can get a write up if you miss in 2 periods.

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