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What is the approximate timeline that seasonal staff are utilized? Are the hours similar to that of a regular sales associate?

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No they are not

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This depends on many factors, the most significant of which being skill level. If you come to the store with sales, cashier, and replenishment experience you will get just as many hours as core sales associates. Hours are given based on skills and availability (the more you have, the more you get) not based on seasonal / permanent.

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No you get less hours for seasonal. Anywhere from 10 to 12 hours usually.

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Seasonal employees usually get 3 hr shifts. Maybe 1-2 per week or less. Seasonals are needed for big days such as Black Friday, and Candle Day (usually first weekend in Dec.) Sometimes for other big sale days in Dec like soap sales, wallflower sales, etc. In my store seasonals are typically offered to stay on as Floorset employees. Floorsets happen every 6-8 weeks usually on Sunday nights. So if you are hired on as a seasonal sale associate don't expect many hours. With that being said I can say at least in MY store we try to give seasonals a few shifts on slow nights to learn the register, how to process shipment, and how to recover the store properly. Those who work hard generally are the first to get called in if we gain hours for a 3 hr shift.

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When l started as seasonal, l didn’t get as many hours as l hoped to get, but after 3 weeks, l had work almost everyday and 8+ hour shifts. l also used my call ins without them asking so my shifts were longer, but it paid out.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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).

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Seasonal staff didn't get as many hours as the regular staff, and this was during the holiday seasons.

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