Ok, I don’t even know where to begin.
I’ve been a cart attendant for 2 years now. (I honestly don’t know how I managed to put up with this for so long) But here’s a rundown of my experience with this company.
First of all, I’m going to just go ahead and say the truth. Being a cart attendant is hands down the most physically demanding job at Target. Seriously. We bust our asses outside in whatever weather the Universe feels like throwing at us. I can’t count the amount of times I’ve just brought in some carts and a fellow TM tells me “Man, it must suck being outside right now, huh.” Well no shit it’s like 98degrees outside. And the same thing for rain. And all this struggle against the elements for minimum wage?
So I have been working at Target for 3 months now and I start my sophomore year at the community college. I told them when I was hired that I would only be able to work 4 days a week, and they acted like it wasn’t a big deal. A week and a half away from school they deny my availability request THREE times, and say that there is nothing that they can do about it.
The Target is on my back…again.
I’m back working for this POS company, but at a different store about 15 minutes away from the first one. I did it out of pure desperation, but as soon as I started, I realized what a terrible mistake I had just made.
I’ve recently discovered that the high ranking management are members of the Church of Scientology.
This explains why Target hires high ranking management outsiders, instead promoting the already employed employees. This also explains why almost every high ranking management are non-minorities. This also explains why middle management and any employee can not reach to higher ranking management – There is a glass-ceiling that no one can go through, unless your one of the members for the Church of Scientology.
I have been lurking around this site for a few months and agree with the general sentiment — Target is a piss poor company. The sad part about it is that there are a lot of good people who work hard for Target with little or no recognition. Those are the people (who care) that keep Target going — not the idiots that are on top.
I’m coming up on my first year in Target, however, I’m not a newbie to retail or to management. And at least at my store, I can truly say that things are so bad — it’s like going to work on the Titanic as it goes down on a daily basis. If I cited every issue that I’ve seen in my Target, this would probably turn into a book — but alas I’ll just do a few tidbits:
Canada is a disaster for Target and no wonder why with the useless leadership brought in from the United States. It looks like they pushed their worst leaders north of the border just to get rid of them. Disrespectful, arrogant and unknowing. As a STL I get first hand visibility to their uselessness. Quotas for Pdd’s and CCA’s are the norm and stores are rated on this so if you get one, know the management is excited to add another notch to their list.
I’m trained in food ave..but was asked to switch over to soft lines a while back due to so many people quitting…awesome. But i was thrilled to get out of food ave, so I took the chance!
So they taught me how to be operator/fitting room…worst decision EVER.
Hey, fellow Tarshitians;
I come bearing glorious news. Today, after the worst eight whole months of (what, up to this point, seemed to be) my worst miserable nightmare…I’M FREEEEEEE! Fucking FREE of Target Canada!
Let me give you the fucking breakdown. So yesterday, I was pulled into one of my store’s ETL offices for one of those bullshit “corrective action” talks. Basically, I was told that I was to speed up and get more work done, lest I be fired in 30 days. Makes sense, right? Because not only was I assigned tasking, all well and good that is, but was also responsible for covering all of housewares, toys, electronics, seasonal, pets, sporting goods, do SFNs, answer guest calls, respond to 1+1′s, do SPL’s start to finish, attend all circle jerks and zone mid day…you know, the usual bullshit.
I’ve been at my target for 2 years now. When I first started, I Really enjoyed it. (I’m an overnight flow tm). The overnight etls and tls were wonderful. They got their hands dirty just as much as we did. We were motivated to work. Our huddles were informative with things that were important. Our etl told us things she wasn’t supposed to but she cared that much about us. From what I heard the etls before them were just as great. One etl quit after a few months (she found a better job). The other had to rotate out of the store in spring. What we have now is what I call a processing plant.
A little background, I work at a tarshit in a pretty shady part of the country and therefore our store is always getting ghetto ass people coming in trying to scam the store with fake coupons, giftcard scams, and credit card scams. At first I actually cared and always was a hard ass if a coupon didn’t go through or a card looked tampered with. However, after one fat ass cunt bitch complained to my LOD that I didn’t take her 1000000 coupons, which were all copied, I was told that I should be more “bold” and go ahead and give our “guests” discounts and accept their coupons and not questions whether they are real or not because the “guest” is always right. All of this coming from an LOD who just fucking started!