On the 18th marks my first month at target as a seasonal cashier. Its been something else. First of all I applied on a whim, I know during seasonal time most major companies will hire almost anyone and this is my second time in seasonal. The first being Kmart. For me im just gonna say it. I get 9.50 and hour and +1.00 overtime. Anyone in any other position gets 10.50 apparently, We have a starbucks inside the target and the people there get 10.50, to pour coffee or heat up some sandwich or whatever. I chose cashier because I assumed ‘well the cashiers are half of what keeps everything moving so Id assume they’d make alittle more than floor’ apparently not.
The only pro I can give target is the POS system being very forgiving because either kmarts was just so ancient and most POSs are like targets. Simple mistakes can easily be fixed with a few clicks. On the the more definite points.
Okay, so I applied at Target to get a little extra money for the holidays. BIG MISTAKE. I applied and put my availability. I have another job that requires me to be on call during certain hours but it’s only one week a month. I asked the team leader if they could work around it and he said yeah, that it was no problem. I had my schedule for November and December and gave them both to him that day. I also gave that to the second team leader who interviewed me for my second interview. AND AFTER MY ORIENTATION. Well wouldn’t you know by the time November shift comes around they fucked it up. My aunt who was in HR fixed it for me but told me next time put a note in the idiots mailbox there. I did. She checked and the note was STILL THERE. HADN’T EVEN BEEN LOOKED AT. They did the exact thing for December but I didn’t care at that point. I just left early when it was time for me to be on call.
I’ve been working for target for about a year now and i love this site. I’ve been reading almost every post surprised that others are going through the same problems i am. This will be my first post and hopefully be my last as i don’t plan on working at this place too much longer.
So today i got my corrective action and I’m surprised that it took so long for them to say or do anything about it. I’ve been late more than a few time and i will admit that i do have somewhat of an attitude so those are 2 things i can take accountability for but what they wrote and said to me i can’t deal with like i said in my headliner dis tew much.
I’ve been working at Target for about a month now. I liked it at first and by at first I mean the two days of orientation. Most of the employees are rude and think they can do whatever they want because they’re “veterans”. Doing whatever they want includes: standing around rather than helping customers, texting on the job, there’s even a girl who is in a relationship with the electronics guy and they were chasing each other around the stationary aisle and making out…wtf!! Don’t you dare ask anyone a question because they will look at you like you’re some stupid person.
Ill be the first to admit, i have worked worse jobs than target and no i am not here to kiss targets ass by any means, i have my gripes. I applied for target due to the fact heres the story
Back in july i got into my first ever accident and remotely anything on my license. A person from out of state hit into me and totaled my car and insurance didn’t cover it. I had to do a bunch of paying back over $2000 and at the time it was manageable because i was working a job that was giving me weekly pay and manageable hours. As soon as i paid back my dues like that *snaps fingers* my hours were cut down to virtually nothing. So me being the kind person i am i didn’t quit my job i opted to find a 2nd job to help me save money for a car and that is where my Target story starts. I applied to target one day and immediately the day after i had a call for an interview. I went in and went through 3 interviews yes, 3 interviews on the same day. They were all nice people but, the fact was, i sat there for 2 hours while i told them i had class and it wouldn’t be long.
I couldn’t help but notice that Target is one of those stores that has sold out by refusing to use the word “Christmas” in their ads. They’ll generally use words like “Holiday” or “Season” instead. Wal-Mart used to do this too, but changed when, to their horror, they found out that people didn’t like the policy. I complained to Target about this, and I got an answer that said that they will always use Christmas imagery…but “want to be respectful about the diversity of their employees and guests”. Translation: Christmas has become a dirty word and people that come from other countries might go berserk if they have to adopt some of our traditions. I informed them that they have offended me by being such a bunch of politically correct scrooges. I also said that they better not put the flag in the store either because not everyone was born in this country. They better not mention Halloween or Valentines day or Easter either then. Thanksgiving might offend vegans… and turkeys. So don’t tell me about the Thanksgiving sale. And don’t even get me started about Chinese New Year. I always thought that it was the Grinch who stole Christmas, but it’s sell out corporate morons like Target that are trashing Christmas these days. Andy Williams sung about Christmas being “The Most wonderful time of the year”, but Target just doesn’t get it apparently.
I have been working at Target for a few months now. I haven’t received any official training and they made me work on the floor since day 1. My role is cashier but more than half the time I’m told to work in another department or ‘re-shop’ and ‘zone’ (which they call “cross-training”). I’ve been given a warning because one ‘guest’ complained that I wasn’t smiling enough. I was given another warning when I forgot to inform one ‘guest’ about the red card and coupon (the ETL/LOD always snoops around behind you). Perhaps I was exhausted from working an 8+ hour shift, but they don’t care as they expect you to work like a robot. The expectations are highly unrealistic and you will always be criticized and never recognized for the work you do. I have never missed a day of work and have always worked on days I wasn’t scheduled for (when I was called in on 7am on a regular basis). If you value your dignity, do not work at Target. They will transform you from a human being into a corporate slave robot, with no aspirations or motivations whatsoever. I wouldn’t wish this on my worst enemy.
I have already submitted my resignation.
This is not gonna be all me here. So we had a guy at work. Hard worker and everything. Backroom like me. One day we checked our schedule and for some reason he got scheduled to close in produce despite never being trained. He asks me to clear it up for him since he had to go pick up his girl. I go to my TL and explain and he says “the etl in that area always does this stupid shit. If she overhears that you worked in that area in the past She takes that as you can cover there” so my team lead goes up to the etl makes and makes her cut that shift. The guy had no way of knowing what to do in that produce area. Had he picked that shift up he would of worked an open in backroom and close in produce??? Like what the fuck.
So about six months ago I made my very first post to this site detailing the horrors of Target I’ve faced for the last four years. Four years of my life I will never get back, and I’ll be damned if I don’t regret it except for having met my girlfriend there. I’ve been free of Target for over a week now and I can’t begin to express how thankful I am to finally be done. Target wasn’t my first job; I knew how other companies outside of retail were generally. But Target was a slap in the face, a punch in the gut, and a kick in the balls. They will demand 110% productivity while paying you 40% of your value and not even think twice about it. Enjoy your 2.3% annual raises versus inflation (note that this number is with an excellent review). Simply put, the expectations there are ridiculous. I cannot understate that. THE EXPECTATIONS AT TARGET ARE RIDICULOUS.
I started working at Target the first week of November, I was really excited to start as it was my first job, it was going pretty well at first but then I noticed the “team members” aka shitheads slacked off or left randomly just to make me do the majority of the work that they started themselves. They would also yell at me if I wasn’t doing it “their” way, assume that I knew what to do, accuse me of things and roll their eyes if I asked them a simple fucking question. I was hired to be on the seasonal flow team and I was always on time, I never missed a day and never complained, when I went to work I did my job and then some, I would always stay until ALL of my work was finished, yet when I got to work I was always treated like shit. They had me doing almost every position in the store and gave me very poor training. I was also trained as a cashier /very poorly I might add/ and learned the majority of the tasks through trial and error.