So I’ve been at target for about over a year now, and I think it is time to leave.
So, they ALWAYS have me at self checkout. I literally just stand there and do nothing for 8 hours a fucking day. I’ve asked to be moved, but they just wont. Apparently because I’m uncomfortable about asking people at self checkout for red cards. It just doesn’t feel right. When it’s not busy, i get a couple hand baskets and return them to the front. They scold at me because apparently they want me to be “100% guest orientated” how am I supposed to be guest orientated when theres literally no one there? I’m just trying to keep myself busy because standing in one place drives me nuts.
I guess I’m an oddity when I say that I like retail work. At least, in theory, I like retail work.
I like working the register and helping customers. The problem is, I think I care too much about customers (or “guests”) to efficiently work at Target.
I’m one of those people that only misses work if I’m unable to function due to being sick. Otherwise I am there and always on time for my shifts. I was spoken to a while ago that I had a no call/no show. I’ve never had one of those before.
I have been working at my store going on 6 years now and I have never seen the management as terrible as it is now. We have a brand new STL that was promoted up and wants to make a good impression. It’s making our lives hell.
The store looks like shite.
I got a counseling due to the fact I left the GSA/GSTL keys beside a register tucked into the register and side panel while I went and got carts outside. I asked the other GSA (she was covering Guest Service) to get them but she claims she didn’t hear me. I told them they can pull the footage of me pointing at them and telling her while walking away.
Target HR has never been that reliable, but today has been the lowest of the low for me.
Let me give you a bit of my background: I’ve been a seasonal Target employee before, way back in 2015. I knew back then that HR needed improvement, but didn’t know how much. But because I was starry-eyed and like to give businesses probably one too many chances, I didn’t think much of it when they kept bouncing me around and scheduling me on days I had told them I couldn’t work. I still enjoyed my time working at Target (mainly for the co-workers who weren’t awful).
So i’ve gotten a final warning in the past (years ago) and my LOD was as gentle as he could about it. (long story short: forgot to turn in electronics keys they went missing and then it meant i earned a final warning and he told me it’ll be okay we moved on from there and a year later it was gone smooth as ever)
but today i got a final warning (LOD is claiming he’s gonna give me the warning tomorrow) and basically attempted to force me to resign (likely so i couldn’t collect unemployment) and i refused but he kept insisting and i kept refusing.
I was hired seasonal on the spot for Stocking overnight. I told me them during the interview you can try me out anywhere in the store but the cash register is just not my thing at all they seemed very accomodating which I loved! I started work about a week before Halloween and during orientation I was told that we might be kept permanent if we don’t call out and perform well! I did all of that I never called out these 3 past months or left early!!
I just got fired today because of customer complaints. I worked as a cashier for 3 months and was also in guest services a lot. I had a few problems with getting to work on time because of a long commute and mixed up my schedule to get a NCNS, and I would have understood if they had to let me go for these reasons. But what really happened, I don’t understand.
I got fired for causing a shortage to the drawer. On Black Friday I added all the coupons up that the lady had and just put it in all together since everyone was in a rush and I felt panicky. So now I owe target $5.12 and some lady wanted the coupons that were on cartwheel so I rang it up for her on my phone and accidentally forgot to remove my team member discount so they thought I was trying to give her my discount. Shouldn’t that have been a warning? How exactly do I pay that? They said I would be getting a letter in the mail but it’s been like 3 weeks now. And is anyone else having this happen, when I use my team member discount online it still works?