What I dont respect about Target is there nonchalant care for their employees. Ive worked at Target for about 7 months and was OKAY with it at first. I mean this isnt my first go-around in retail, so i knew what to expect from department stores. But recently things have went “stupid dumb” in my store.
I wont say what store or position I am, because you never know. There are lurkers everywhere. Anyway, a new “Team member” was hired in my department – we clicked, talked about the happenings. Until she outright abuse the fact that i would cover her hours because I had bills to pay. When I asked her to cover one of my shifts, she immediately dismissed me. So I will not cover anyones shift ever. I will never fill in for a call out. They have to work with the fuck they were left with.
So I didn’t work at target, HOWEVER, I wasted almost 7 hours out of my day at one of their interviews and was mislead and LIED TO by 3 different employees about being hired, and I’ve absolutely had it. So here’s the deal:
I need a job, saw Target was hiring, and applied. Got called in for an interview. I did one interview, was asked to sit and wait for a second one (along with about 50 other people, mind you.) I said fine. So 45 minutes passed, and I’m still waiting for the 2nd interview. Pissed, I finally ask someone, who says “oh, they’ll be right with you.” BS. I waited yet another HOUR, and finally some super snotty lady took me back.
Gosh where do I start? I only worked at target about two months and it was miserable. The politics where that of high school and everything I read here was accurate. I’m in a long distance relationship and after discussing it with my girlfriend we agreed I’d stay till I found work elsewhere. That didn’t happen however as that very same day I went in and was again judged for following right procedures. For example not only pastries weren’t dated but ones near them were expired so I was going to throw them out. But Target? They believe in putting them out anyway regardless of health risks.
Starting with the interview it felt like a great fit I was going to be taking a 2 dollar per hour pay cut but given they were the only place able to give me 40 hours a week I took the job offer. It took them a month to interview me, a month to schedule orientation, and another two weeks to actually start working. Finally I was receiving 38 hours a week for 3 weeks when suddenly I was only given 8 hour work weeks. When I asked the multiple team leads they only responded with ” sorry our payroll sucks ” or ” well you can always sign up for shifts” and of course my favorite response ” unfortunately we have over 100 employees and we are still hiring more people for holidays we can’t afford to give anyone full time” so at that point I was furious.
So I’m backroom. I was closing and I close on the day with the largest price changes. So my lunch comes around I call my team member telling him im going to lunch. I return and the Lod says “if you finish early tonight can you pull the cartwells ( or whatever there called) I agree but I had no time to since there was a lot of backstock and I had to make two bales. Thursday comes around my etl calls me to her location and she’s asking ” why didn’t you pull the cartwells ” I’m confused I tell her I didn’t have time and she’s like “the LOD told you to do it and you didn’t. He didn’t tell me he asked me if I had a chance implying it was not priority. She says “he told me he did tell you to do it” holy hell the LOD fucking lied to her and now she’s mad at me what the hell.
It has been about 4 months since my departure from Target, but I still feel it’s affect on my spirit many times. I’ve never seen a company that let’s so much ill behavior go astray, until now. I started at Target in June of 2013 in food service, and it went well for about less than a month. First and foremost when I went to go get my drug test and I passed and had it sent, my HR would say she didn’t get it, which was strange. Especially when the lab nurse who was on the phone with her had to go in another room away from me. When I got that settled, I was always getting harassed by my GSTL or LOD about the way I closed. If one thing went undone they would get on me about it, especially this one Arab woman with glasses. Now I’m human people I have a mental learning curve and it takes me longer to do things than others. Especially when you’re doing everything by yourself so Target doesn’t have to give more people hours when they need it. People would make fun of me for little things like leaving the roller oven on or saying that my cooking sucks and that they wouldn’t go anywhere near it. The oven part wasn’t even my fault either, someone told me to leave it on, which obviously was a ploy to get me fired.
Tarshit SSTL (shit store team lead) Attention college students. We want you to finish school… really we do. PLEASE don’t take a job from another company. Come to Target! We will work with your schedule… until you actually put the request in.
So, I was told “we encourage students to work here, but we ask for open availability”
I explain, “I will be open availability for the next 3 months, and then my semester will start. Here is my availability afterwards.”
Me: “I was offered a job at Walmart for $10.15 but am interested in working at Target instead.”
(3rd) Interviewing Manager: “As long as you have good performance record, after your 90 day evaluation we can revisit your pay.”
Me: “Ok, I will work for $9 an hour and perform well.”
–90 Day Evaluation–
Me: “How is my performance rating?” (cause nobody wanted to go over it with me)
ETL: “Good news, we are keeping you on, there are no negatives on your record.”
Me: “Ok, are we able to match the Walmart pay offer now?”
I saw this post from a comment made by Targetgrunt and thought I’d re-post it.
This site shouldn’t have to exist, but we’re all here and disgruntled for a reason. Some of us have really busted our asses for this company, sticking things out when they were tough, only to be betrayed with low wages and slave driving leadership who got there by being pretty and/or kissing ass. I knew things were bad, but didn’t realize to the extent that this company is going down the shitter. Time to bail out. Let these idiots crash and burn!
I saw how hard the CAs in my Target worked during the time I was there, so I helped them in every way I could. I would corral stray carts and collect the overflow of shopping baskets at my register. When they came to collect my hangers, I made sure I put the hanger bin on my checkout counter so that they didn’t have to bend down to get it. When they handed me boxes of bags, I took the boxes from them and put them under my counter myself. I yielded to them when they were maneuvering lines of carts. There was so much witchiness in my store that I had to be nice to someone, so I chose to bestow goodness on them. The CAs were always nice to me, so they deserved it. Saying a prayer for them all that they will eventually find better gigs than Target.