I was working last week in softlines. I blazed through the first three of my four sections leaving only shoes (which I had zoned first but hey there was a sale) . One of my fellow team members came up with a huge cart she was told by our LOD to sort. With two and a half hours left I decided to help her sort the heaping cart so that she could get back to her area which was really a mess.
So our normal manager is out with a shoulder surgery and he’s been out for 3 months. I don’t care what anyone says he is a damn good manager and deserves to work in a better place to target. Even though I get mad at him he does just sit in his office he actually helps out on the floor. He worked his way up from cart attendant to manager.
I have been at Target for a year now. I was hired on for the flow team. At first, I didn’t mind it one bit. I actually enjoyed coming in everyday for a while. I always worked the floor with everyone until one day about a month in, the team lead decided she wanted to train me for the softlines unload. At first I was like, okay this won’t be so bad. Boy was I ever wrong. Right away I had issues with two of the ladies that worked softlines. They were always disagreeing with each other, starting fights and trying to pull me into it. What made it worse is that right about this time was when we started to get the back-to-school clothes in, and the trucks were 1200+, which is pretty big for our small store.
This will be first of many posts. Let’s start off by saying I was hired in as a seasonal sales floor team member in November of 2014. I became known as the “closer” and got 35-40 hours a week and was pretty content with that. Then I was told that I would become a regular team member.
these guests take the prize. After years of coddling and being told “yes” and of making things right for them they are full-fledged monsters. Every.single.day is filled with people who feel entitled and justified to spew their angry hate about whatever trivial annoyance(real or imagined) directly at me. They feel justified in making personal attacks. More and more this job is like working in the cotton fields. People constantly complain about their lack of customer service while continue to want everything at a discount price.
This is possibly the better title for me to chose for my thoughts on target as a whole.
Being a flow member for a little while and seeing how much bs is attached to flow and target in general. Although I only work part time ( I like to call myself a super part timer and I’ll explain why) I have started to see the stupidity at work. First they hire mostly retirees (I.e. older people who had jobs but somehow ended up here), weirdos, college students and the few career freaks.
I know from the title of this post that this may seem overdramatic, but hear me out. I’ve been a cashier at the Target my store for two months now. This is my very first job ever. Prior to getting this job, I was in a very bad place due to unsuccessful job hunting, school stress, mental illness, and many other things. Things had started looking up eventually, and by the time that HR called me for my interview, I had recovered quite a bit from the rut I was in, and it got even better after I got hired. I had been job hunting for over a year and now my very first official place of employment was going to be at a store that I had respected greatly as a guest, and I wanted to make sure that I try my hardest to be the best I can be at my first job.
I was cashing out my last guest of the night who happened to be family. I DO NOT give out my discount to anyone so I didn’t see a problem with what I was doing. A team lead who has belittled and basically made every night I work with her a living hell decided to completely pass my register and run to the GSTL. After my shift I was yelled at for it being brought to her attention that my family member came through my line. Are you kidding me as a team lead if you thought I was doing wrong you should have said something right then not ran around like a child.
I was hired on as an unloader and flow TM 2 years ago, 12 hours a week for $8.50 an hour. I single handedly shorted the unload time from nearly 1.5 hours to 50 minutes. All this on 1800-2500 piece trucks, never rotated in truck for another person or was a no call no show. Soon after I was getting almost 35 hours a week steadily. I was praised in my annual review but received an inconsistantly effective because I had only been there 8 months.
This place is driving me insane. Literally I come in to work thinking how completely stupid the management of this place is. Everyday is a new set of rules that some dumb ETL probably made up during a meeting that would “help our guests.
I have got pulled into a room more than 5 times in the passed 2 months because I haven’t been talking about the damn Red card. Will you fucking shut the hell up about red cards already already??