I JUST started. For two weeks I'm only getting one 3 hour shift per week. It's pathetic. As a seasonal employee. Then again they hired A LOT of seasonal people. If I had known it would be like this I would not have taken the job.
I just got hired on as a seasonal associate. First week I only worked once, second I got to work 2 shifts (3 hours). Now I'm on my third week and I got called in to work 4 hours and scheduled three more times this week. So about 14 hours this week.
Seasonal employees may start anywhere from November to January or February. During major holidays seasonal employees may get regular hours but after major holidays are over seasonal employees do not receive regular nor part time hours.
Hiring starts in October. Seasonal employees are needed for and during major winter holidays (Thanksgiving, Black Friday, Christmas Eve) and the obvious December holiday shopping season (hence:Seasonal), and also the January semi-annual sale (runs from Dec. 26 to approx. Jan. 20). Seasonal employees will receive shorter shifts than regular employees and are typically given stocking, greeter, shipment or cashier roles during the season. Example of a December Saturday: A regular employee could receive an 8-hr shift and a seasonal could receive anywhere from 2-8 hrs (2-hrs is actually a shift a seasonal employee had at my location once). All seasonal employees are invited to stay after the holiday season and transfer into a regular associate (if they are in good standing; which is determined by the manager).
Seasonal staff didn't get as many hours as the regular staff, and this was during the holiday seasons.
Our store tripled its usual half dozen staff for Christmas. Though most seasonal employees were invited to stay after the season ended, there was a serious drop in hours so most opted not to.
Hours are extremely variable. Christmas hours are close to full-time, off-season hours are usually from 4-12 on an average week.
Answered - Sales Associate/ Keyholder (Former Employee) - Austin, TX
Early November and Late April.
Answered - Shift Supervisor (Current Employee) - USA
From september -Feb-and hours are given according to last years sales to unit ratio.
Answered - Customer Service Representative (Former Employee) - Lexington, SC
I was meant to be seasonal but they kept me. Hours may vary between 18-25 hours a week.
I was meant to be seasonal but they kept me because I love what I do and they have realized that I am well at it. I am a full-time employee. Hours may vary between 25-36 hours a week.