Experiences as an employee
I’ve only been working at target for a month and I was surprised they hired me because I’m pregnant they even gave me a stool to sit on if needed it they also offered me a fan I thought wow they are very accommodating. Well after about two weeks my tl came to me and said I couldn’t use the stool anymore and that the hr guy wanted o talk to me. Well my tl was very rude about how she approached me in front of my coworkers and guests I was so ashamed! When I got to the guys office and told him how rude she was he had the nerve to have an attitude with me when they say you can come to them for anything they lied every week since then its been some bs well today they called me in and said they have me on video not giving a customer a $5 gift card the customer told me I could keep it and. Told her I’d probably get in trouble for it she said she didn’t see a problem they also told me that they tracked down all my purchases using my discount card and that I wasn’t allowed to buy anything and leave it in the store which I didn’t know they don’t inform you on much they just throw you out there and you kind of learn as you go I didn’t bother explaining myself I just said ok I understand and I left . This is target in lake Charles Louisiana . I felt like they had been looking for any reason to fire me ever since I complained on my manager . A lot of sneaky things go down at target I just hope they’re watching everybody as close as they where watching me what a bunch of bullshit !
Ok, I’m just 100%, ammend the constitution, stop the presses, sure that ETLs are not human beings. They are some sort of mutant alien robot void of empathy and human emotion. Have you ever talked to an ETl about anything other than Target? I understand this could be completely subjective, but none of my managers have any desire for anything other than driving sales and pushing red cards. More >
A guy named Jerry is working fixing electrical at my sisters house and it seems to be taking too long. I over heard him saying he worked at Target night stock manager in camarillo CA. Is there a night manager in Camarillo named Jerry? Stock Manager? He said it was his first day back after 8 months off due to back injury. I just need to know if this guy is telling the truth or not. Or if he is scamming my sister? please text my phone at REMOVED if you know something. I really would appreciate it.
P.S. update. my sister said Jerry ran off to his first night back at work at Target and then showed up at her house again three hours later saying they fired him. Does this sound like something Target would do?
I don’t really have an issue with the guests. I get 1-4 redcards a night but I do it more because I like to help guests, and SOMETIMES they give us free electronics movies (or rare cases they give you any item from electronics and once I grabbed a $14.99 skylander and have a bunch of freebie $5 movies) but none of this has to do with my issue. I’m autistic so I tend to be very specific in how I interact with most guests, and I tell jokes like “I see you bought some alchohol, well I don’t have to wish you a good night, you’ve planned ahead, but make sure the next morning isn’t so bad” and people laugh, I tell people “If you subscribe to Playstation Plus instead of buying this game you can get it for free, and like 15 other games” and so the guests really aren’t my issue.
My issue is with the indentured servitude bullshit. My issue is with them acting like we owe them something because they pay us a MIRACULOUS 50 cents or maybe a dollar or 2 above the federal minimum wage based on circumstances, and you have a chance to get like 15-30 cents raise maybe or what ever. Tonight was a huge straw and I was seeing red, punching walls, and nearly flipped my vehicle I was so angry. I was scheduled from 6:00 p.m. to 12:00 a.m. and then scheduled from 9:00 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. and then they had the balls to keep us an hour and a half late. More >
To hell with Target. Guess the district manager, the district human resources manager, the group leader, the regional whatever title he was and s slew of target etl’s, some senior team leads and team leaders all who have all quit target-all from the Houston area must have seen/experienced the stressful, demonizing, outrageous company that target has become. Senior management in all of these local stores are harassing the hell out of team members about red cards even off the clock,by text messages, on their lunch breaks, breaks, calling the the damn stores every 30 minutes to the hours to see how much red cards they store has!! More >
Are GSAs supposed to be in charge of FA? They are at the store I work at.
The only reason I have a problem with this is that our GSAs also go on major power trips. The only good one left right after my ninety days ended she was a genuinely nice person and she was fantastic at her job. The rest of them are either nice or know what they are doing. Occasionally both happen at the same time, but more often than not neither does. Don’t get me wrong, I don’t dislike them all. I just hate working with most of them. Truthfully I just hate that they’re in charge because all sorts of things end up going wrong. More >
Be aware of Target using their most friendly executives to exclaim how happy everyone team member is over the walkie this holiday season. For example, while team members are on the sales floor, an exec may over exclaim, “thank you” ” you’re all appreciated” “We’re all going to have a great Thanksgiving,” etc.. In the midst of employee rebellion, walmart strikes, protests, and social media campaigns exposing low wages, target will use their obedient executives to over exaggerate the happiness within each store with some innocent, naive employees replying back “your welcome” “anything for you . . . ” and other affirming replies. Just because some team members affirm the exec’s happy go lucky shout out over the walkie, it does not mean we agree, it does not mean we are happy with their favoritism, and it does not mean we enjoy target giving exec jobs to the privileged over the working class and poor, who dedicate years to target, hoping to become exec one day. It is important to consider joining the social media conversation about low wages because Walmart is the focus and Target is rarely mentioned. If one makes an alternate fb or social media account it might make voicing injustices easier. As one social media outlet suggests “troll them into submission.” This method resulted in jpmorgan canceling their twitter. Anyways, be aware this holiday season and keep fighting the good fight. #targetwatchdog #occupy #anonymous #targetsucks
Okay so where do I even begin..I got hired at target july of 2012. I was excited because I was 16 so it was my first job. Plus I liked shopping at target so I couldnt argue with that! So the first day of training was an epic fail. We were taught nothing at all. I was hired as a cashier and was told nothing about the job description..or at least they left out a huge detail…those damn redcards. I’m pretty social. Though I don’t enjoy trying to enforce something that someone doesn’t want. Months passed and I was getting harrassed by my stupid manager every shift. Blah blah blah you can’t go home until you get a red card. More >