As you know I have not been working at Bullseye for very long, but I know that janitorial and cart pushers (according to the schedule those 2 are the same thing) are the most time consuming jobs in the store. Cut to late December (about a week ago) while taking out the trash in the manager offices I hear 2 of the managers talking;
Man1: We really need more cashiers.
Man2: But we have exhausted all the allotted hours, we will need to pull from somewhere.
Man1: Can we pull from the cart pusher and janitor hours?
Man2: That sounds great! We can just have the cashiers do those jobs when they are not busy.
(Man2 looks and sees I am less then 10 feet away, and I have most likely heard everything.)
Man2: ............lets continue this in my office.
There are 4 parking lots of carts, and every 60 seconds, custys are taking carts/leaving carts everywhere. Lets just say they have enough cashiers to round up carts every 10 minutes or so; that will still be a huge mess.
Good luck with that. The last time I complained about the schedule (they had no janitors and only cart pushers for an entire weekend) I was brushed off.
"We'll fix it later"
"That's not even the final draft of the schedule"
Etc. Nope, all lies. They just forced the cart pushers to clean in their "spare time."
And yes, the schedule came out and for the week of Jan 5th, every cart pusher and janitor has less then 25 hours. Good luck with that. I will be at home enjoying my days off.
Until then, back to the zen art of cleaning floors.
May all your managers be sane.