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April 7, 2014 - rainebows2014

Almost two years! What am I still doing?

Hello! I would first off like to say that I do not have any problems with anything! I actually LIKE working at Target! Just kidding I really don’t. If it wasn’t for the fact that the people I work with are actually pretty awesome then I would not longer be working there. So far it is the only place that pays more that I am willing to work at. Does anyone else hate the new myTime? I really hate it. I am supposed to be a cashier but because I am trained in Food Ave the system just says “you know what? Lets piss rainebows2014 off a little more and put her over there 3/4 times she has to come in this week! Everyone knows that food ave has a very high turnover rate, I wonder why that is?! I’ve also learned that midshift people in fact do NOT have to pan all 17 stacks of pizzas and can leave all of it for you. I’ve been the on the receiving end of this treatment many times and it pisses me off. It is a busy saturday and now do I not only have to pan 17 stacks of pizza, I have to also do all of my closing duties? That is a joke. This last saturday I actually had someone who was there to help me during my long shift. I was so excited to see another person during my shift I was almost jumping with joy! I am pretty sure I scared some people.


Now let me talk about ‘guests’. I don’t think people realize that shopping in a target store is something that can be taken away. Many times I have seen people taking things to the extreme. .


This was a saturday like any other. I am working guest service, and my line has just emptied so I went to call another person over from another line. I don’t mind doing this as it gets the people in and out faster. This story is between me, a white woman, and a black man. I am not a racist by any means. I in fact have family members that are black that I love with all my heart. I see this man standing in line and just as I am about to call him over my GSTL hadn’t noticed and told the women, who was also white, behind him to move over to me to be checked out faster. When I talked to me GSTL about it later she had said because this guy was holding what he was buying and didn’t put it down on the belt, she thought he was with the woman in front of him. Her mistake, and she admitted it. After this, the guy got taken care of since he was the next in line anyway in his line. I didn’t think anything of it. Next thing I know this guy is in my line. I hear him going on and on about “If this is the way I am going to be treated, then I will take my business somewhere else! I have never been more insulted in my life! I can’t believe this is happening to me. I am going to go somewhere else from now on!”  I had no idea what had happened between the time he checked out, to the time he walked back in. This is the conversation we had:


Me: Sir, is there something wrong with the lamps you just bought? I noticed you were just in here, so did something happen to them?

Him: No, I am returning these. Nothing is wrong with them and you don’t want to know.

Me: Actually, would you mind telling me why you are bringing them back? I would like to know if there is anything I can do to make the problem better. (At this point I had taken his receipt and noticed that the lamp shades were not charged for! So had he not come back he would have gotten them for free! They were expensive shades too.)

[At this point this guy is being very loud and condescending.]

Him: Well, you really want to know? I was standing in line over there, and I only had a couple of things! You took the person behind me who had more items! YOU TOOK A WHITE WOMAN OVER ME! YOU ARE RACIST!!”

I am not kidding this is what the guy said. Now I have never in all my years been called a racist. It hurt, it hurt to the point where in my already severely exhausted state, I couldn’t take it.

Me: Oh. I see. I am not racist. Here is your money. [to the next guest] Do you mind if I go put these on the counter back there? They are large and will get in the way.

So I went where we put re-shop and I lost it. I started crying. I have never cried at work before, I felt ashamed which resulted in me crying harder. I was trying to contain my tears but I couldn’t. The line at Guest Service was getting even longer, and after a few minutes my GSTL came over and was shocked to see me so upset. She let me leave to go take care of myself. Which I was very thankful for. Had it not been for my already exhausted state, I don’t think I would have reacted in such a way.


Now while some may not think of this as that big of a deal, to me it was. I can handle a lot, but that was just the icing on the cake.




  • Silverfox says:

    some customers are idiots


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