I’m sure you’re all sick and fucking tired of hearing about that shitty piece of plastic debt by now, but after finding this place I simply HAD to get it off my chest.
I’ve been working here for over a year now, and I work a number of positions, including Flow. (The people who come in at 4am to do the freight/truck process and stock the shelves before the store opens. Whilst I have a plethora of unkind truths to share about the Flow team process (Example: Witnessing the Flow TL yell at a Flow TM for being slow, and telling him to keep his personal business at home when his best friend committed suicide less than a day ago.), I will focus on “Day side Backroom”. Specifically, having to pull cavs. (A list of items that need to be taken from the backroom, and pushed onto the floor to keep the floor stocked. To the best of my knowledge, these lists are populated based on what is selling.. in theory. These lists repopulate hourly.)
Sorry to break the bad news, there is tons of bad news at my store still and bullcrap. However I just got my review and it’s true, all Target team members are getting a $9.00 an hour minimum wage now. However, if you are already a team member than you will get $9.00 on your review plus what your raise is. For instance with me I had $8.67, instantly up to $9.00 plus 0.18 cents raise makes me now get $9.18 every hour I work. I’m glad for it but I still don’t like the job really other than seeing the usual same people everyday. So rather a bad update like always this is a good one.
First and foremost, to all Guests and Team Members, I’m sorry for sounding like a broken record about Red Cards. I doubt I’m alone in hating how much it’s being pushed, and pressured. I know that’s now how you want to interact with the guests, nor how most guests would want to be interacted with.
This is my story as a flow team member at Tarshit. I’m not here to piss all over everything Target because I give credit where credit is due. I also won’t pretend that my experience compares to a lot of posters on this site because I realize many have it far worse than me and I don’t want to trivialize the experiences of others. I’m just bitter because my first job ended up being shit.
[ I originally posted this on a job site for people to see, but I’m putting this here cause it fits]
PLEASE READ BEFORE APPLYING TO TARGET, FOR THIS POSITION.
Right away, I’m gonna say this is not a woman’s job. I’ve only seen one female do this job and she quit after a couple months.
I’m writing this review not exactly to complain, but to help other people who may be in my position, or may end up in my position in the future.
Let’s start from the beginning, I applied for this position with the typical ‘macho’ mindset. “Backroom Team Member? For $9.50 an hour, all we have to do is stock products and carry boxes around? Not having to deal with the customers? Peace of cake!” I thought this would be fun. Wrong.
For one, $9.50 an hour may sound like a decent amount, considering how most other people working minimum wage jobs are pulling in like $7-$8 an hour, but it really isn’t.
Not long ago passed my first year working for Target so it only seems fitting to give “yearly review” for the company I work for. Hopefully if I write it out here, I won’t fucking complain in store where I know I’m pressing my luck as it is.
Well Canada has just seen the last behind of Tarshit. Thank god that’s over. Ahead of schedule. Tarshit said they would close their doors by the end of May. Left with their tail behind their legs on april 12th.
And the media aren’t giving them a tearful farewell either. They’re listing all the mistakes tarshit did over and over again. Arrogance, etc, even comments from people posting on glassdoor. Too bad they didn’t post comments from here as well.
The “management” at this place had a clue. If they realized that as enjoyable and life affirming working at target was we are actually only there to receive money/a paycheck. If they realized that in fact we are adults who are not motivated by stupid games or food. Amazing how the stock price continues to soar, and there is an endless supply of funds to either change a price for a guest or give them a coupon for some perceived inconveience they have experienced (guess what waiting is part of life) and yet for their team members, their target ambassadors the face of the company the people who directly interact with the guests on a regular basis there is no money for them. Babysitters make more than we do.
Unfortunately my baby registry is set for Tarshit, as I was thinking of using my team member discount on things should I still be working there by the time I get that 15% off baby registry items coupon and blah blah blah (which of course I no longer do, thankfully!). So my boyfriend went to Tarshit since we have several gift cards for there and whatnot last night. He told me that when he was there, he was literally approached by 6 people in the hour and a half or so he was there. “Do you need help with anything?” Ugh, imagine hearing that 6 fucking times while you’re just browsing the aisles. At every other store I’ve ever shopped at, I get approached by may be 2 people, 3 at the most if I’ve been there for a decent amount of time. Funny enough, he ended up demonstrating to the 5th person that went up to him how he has yet to actually try stuffing anything in his hoodie and asked the guy if he is harassing him because of how he’s dressed. “Oh no sir, I’m just trying to make sure you’re helped.” Because he was so damn tired of this being harassed shit, he decided to ask for the guy’s manager. “That won’t be necessary.” Still, he insisted on asking for the manager and it was a team lead who came over and whatnot. He got the typical runaround about how they’re trying to service their customers, sorry for the inconvenience, blah blah blah.