*Sigh* Where do I even begin. Well I guess I should start off by saying I still work here because its the only job that has a good starting pay. ($11 bucks an hour for a first job when minimum wage is $8.06 in Florida Humidity is not that bad.
So, my name is Jimmy I am an African American male, underweight, (112 lB), 18 yrs old, and most of the time (when I don’t want to bike home at midnight and take an uber/lyft) I bike home to/from work (about 3 miles). I’m the new Cart Attendant at Store 12873 in Good ‘ol Redneck Pensacola, FL. I recently graduated high school with a 3.7 GPA and currently looking for a second job so I can pay for college and find a roomate.
So iv been working at Tarshit for over a year now, we are one of the many stores getting remodeled so everything has been shit. Well i work as a cashier, im surprised i haven’t quit. Iv had’guests take pictures of me, iv had one blow in my ear behind my back as i was watching self check. iv had children touch my breasts and ass. the rest is just in general stupid guest bullshit. Iv had other employees be nasty and gossip behind my back, again i had a employee take a picture of me and make working there very uncomfortable but i try my best to ignore.
Cartwheel is a NIGHTMARE for the workers, WORST IDEA EVER!! People always confuse the stores paper Ad’s with the cartwheel and its a clusterfuck!! NO you cant get 50% off on that item just because you “thought” you saw an ad for something similar online or on a tag for a misplaced item!!!
So, I was in the break room and I noticed the wall of team trainers which has my picture and name on it, which has said team trainers for years…now says “Learning Mentors” like you’d see in an elemary school…Arrrrgggghh! LMFAO!!!!! Wtf??? Is this a workplace or a F’N Kindergarten class??
My store is going crazy with the guest service on the foor.
Ever since this year started, everything that I used to like in my store has been going to hill because of our leadership. I’m a Beauty Team Member, and all my Team Leaders expect me to Guest Service EVERYBODY without missing anybody and if I do, I will get coached!
I worked for target for about three weeks. One my orientation day our HR lady asked all of us if we needed a schedule change. I said yes because I needed to visit my university to register for my classes. I requested my two days off and they told me I was all good and they gave me a new schedule. Three weeks go by of me working this shitty job (I have other bad experiences other than being fired) and my days off arrive. I drive over, take care of my college orientation, and then head home. On Monday I was told that I did not request those days off and I was no call no show on those two days. I tried to explain, but they told me to just go home and wait for them to call me and tell me if I was to recieve any punishment. That phone call never came. I went into work on Wednesday and was right away sent to my flow manager’s office. He told me that the days I was requested was not confirmed and I should have known that. I tried to explain, but he ignored me and told me that I was fired. I went in at 6 in the fucking morning just to be fired. Fuck Target. Also I am sorry about my grammar. English is not my first language.
I am not proud of my 7+ years of service at a Target store. Apparently, I supported and enabled an arrogant, inept, abrasive, and irresponsible management staff. When something went wrong they found the most convenient scapegoat (associate) instead of considering their own disorganization, miscommunication, lack of knowledge, and failure to delegate tasks efficiently. What a fool I was to waste time there. Many jobs give the bonus of a sense of accomplishment. Not this one. Choose an employer with solid and able management–not a gang of stubborn and ineffective loudmouths who throw their weight around and try to cover their own mistakes by chewing someone out instead of finding the cause of the problem and correcting it.
So recently I began working at Target in the soft lines department and stopped working there about a month and a half later. While working at Target, a coworker has shown prejudiced behavior. One day at work, after saying that I was Arab/Middle Eastern, she asked me from which country and I said Iraq. After that, she said exactly, “Give me a year and I’ll make fun of you for that”. She threatened to mock me regarding my country of origin at my own workplace. Although I brushed it off to avoid conflict, it made me feel uncomfortable. I usually don’t mind jokes, but I don’t KNOW her personally. She was African American, and I know if I had made that remark to her I would be crucified.
This one is a long one..
So i discovered this site when I tried typing in if people were getting treated the same way I was at target. So here’s a backstory I worked at another target when i was 17 going on 18, I am now 20. I was a cashier. Now at this target i work softlines and it has been the most harrowing experience ever. Words can not explain how much I despise this place.
For real!!! What’s wrong with that? The store at Waterford Lakes, Orlando, Florida, is a Super Target that closes at midnight, with lots of Self Check Outs. If you only have one freakin item, why in the world would you want to wait in a big lane for 30 minutes???