Went into 4 Vancouver, BC area Targets this week and same problems are continuing to occur despite senior executives insisting in media that notable improvements are happening. There are huge out of stocks in toys, back to school, baby, storage, home and basics.
I have worked at Target for a year. It is the worst experience I have ever had. It was my first job and I thought it would be fun. BOY was I wrong.
Last summer, I had a GSA who I won’t name. He and I had a fun relationship as he was younger and I had just turned 18. He asked for my number and I didn’t think anything of it because I had lots of people’s numbers who worked with me. Later that day, I left, and he asked me to stay for his 15 minute break. I figured why not, because again, I had done it before. He asked me to go outside with him. We sat in front of the store and it was too sunny and hot so he asked me to move to the other side of the store. I thought he meant the other side of the front of the store which was in the shade. When he kept going, I asked him what he was doing and he said not to worry. At this point I was scared but as a young girl I did not know what to do.
Management needs to change or be revamped in most of the stores in this district. Shitty managers with shitty personalities most of them being the ones who are old school or been with the company a long long time. Each of the store i have visited have the same issue or concern: no one is happy at the work place hence the consistency in employee turn over. So many managers have already quit most of these stores and for the most part the managers who left are the good ones-the ones with talent and integrity who got fed up and tired of the constant bullshit.
It has been nearly a year now since I began working in Target, and my experience went from being decent to disappointment. This comes in the fact that a number of things happened within the company itself, along the number of ETL’s, LOD’s, and new TL that are causing issues.
When I started working, they had a strong team. We worked and meshed well together, and we are able to get things done. Some of the TM taught me what I need to know to some TL teaching more tricks that will help me out. I was praised, surprisingly, by LOD’s (Yeah two of them I consider them understanding business) and in returned worked hard for them. That was for at least four months.
Suddenly two of those LOD’s were ‘relocated’ (They quit Target) and lost two TL’s in the Hardlines department. When they brought in the new LOD, I learned she was exiled from the store I worked for being incompetent.
ETL went and lost her damn mind – yelling and hollering at everyone during huddle while store was open for customers who were in ear shot to hear. The store I work in where flow team is concerened consists mostly of seniors -the ratio of seniors to young ones is about 75%. Anyhow… this ETL gave the flow team a short and rude speech during the huddle to basically “Speed it up”. Now I understand if we are behind, we need to speed it up however it was the TONE that we didnt like.
I started working for Target at one store in September 2012, where I was hired on as a P Fresh TM, then was let go shortly before Christmas (apparently I was a seasonal hire, which nobody ever told me). I spent 3 months looking for another job, then the following March reapplied at Target. I was hired on at a different store for 75 cents less than I was paid before, but by this point I was so desperate for work I accepted. I figured I would work there until I could find something in my field of expertise (I have a background in administrative assisting, particularly real estate), then leave.
Fast forward a year and a half. This store…is a clusterfuck.
I’m a newbie to this website and need to vent and/or mostly share with you all my thoughts on quitting. I am totally over this company. As a flow team member, we lift, we clean, we zone, we help guests, and after all is said and done we are the ones who do things wrong. Anyway, first off, I’m tired (literally) of bending over (literally) backwards for a shit company that pays me a quarter over minimum wage $9.25 for what we do for the store.
I’m a small lady who has to deal with the furniture pallet off the line, no help, no team lift, just a hey! That goes on that pallet right there…
I remember back in the days when I worked for that shit hole. My asshole GSTL was out to get me, mostly because I did not have a boner for those redcards and writing team vibe cards. He would always bitch at me to get redcards, and if I did not get any he would follow me out the door on my out and say, “why did you not get any readcards”. God I wish I could punch him in the face. Then when he did my review he tried to get the lowest amount possible, mostly because he is an asshole, and told me what a pos I was.
One day I was scheduled by myself to do half of the 2 o’clock pulls, the 3, 4, and 5. I called the LOD’s to come help me because there was absolutely NO way i’d get them all done on time, seeing it was just me. First time I radioed them, no answer. Second time, no answer. Finally, the third time an LOD answers. So an LOD responded that they’d have somebody helping me as soon as possible. 45 minutes later somebody comes, but not to help.
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?