Hello, I have a couple of concerns about the new Scheduling Tab that has just been imposed this week on Hotschedules App.
While I’m happy to see a couple of new features that I like using (i.e. the availability to change jobs while on other schedules and the live update on staff hours) there are many things that been changed and makes working on schedules much harder.
First of all, Color Scheme on the type when someone else is working a different job while looking at different schedules. Our staffs are trained to work many different jobs, so it is complicated and hard for me to work on a schedule and trying to decipher if they are working on a different job schedule with the light gray font you use. It does hurt my eyes after working hours on the schedule and I can’t even read it anymore. In the old program, this would have an orange block, letting me know that the staffs’ members are already working that shift in a different job. Which brings me to another part; Cells were divided by breakfast, lunch and dinner (which is a great way to divide for a restaurant.) This would alert me right away if the staff member were either available or not for those shifts. Now I get a grey text that I can barely see and still have to decipher if they are either working other shifts or what time they are available. I would really wish if we could implement this back as would make my job much easier. I really wish we could have the divided shifts back as this would make my job much easier.
Another tool gone that I used all the time was the old “Z” button function, which was swapping. In the old days, it didn’t matter if the swap happened with an empty shift, It would do it. Now with the new "T" shortcut trading function it only does a swap for another shift (can't be a blank shift).
Finally a great thing we used to have in the old program was the preview when doing pre-posting. This allowed me to get a quick glance on each shift and see who are schedule and their times. Now We can only do a preview of the employees shifts with all their other jobs on it and making me hard to see who is working specific days and shifts.
Please let me know if I can still do any of these on this new hotschedule program, or let me know if I can use any other program with the same easiness and accessibility as the old one.
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