December 24, 2014 - BashfulB
I was very excited at first working for Target, I was there for 2 weeks. In that two weeks, I was treated like I do not matter.
First day I was there, we did all the paperwork, and it lasted a very long time, mind you, I asked them nicely if we would be done by 5pm. (It took me 2 hours to get there by bus, train and a long walk) we did not finish until after 8, so I had to be out in the dark, which in a big city, alone was very scary.
They gave me a set time to be there, and I was always early, so I used to sit in the break room and read, I was told off for being TOO early…so I was very upset.
Another thing that got under my skin is I was hired to be in the softlines, and I was put on the cash register within 2 days of NO training (I have experience at the cash register at least!) I was overwhelmed.
The 9th day I was there, in a row, I was robbed at gun point walking late from work (11pm, and I did not leave until 12:15, so in a big city, again alone, it was scary!) I was NOT allowed to even put my phone in my locker, so I did not have access to call 911 right away, I had to go back to the shopping plaza were Target was and call from a boss who was just leaving.
I called in the next day, explaining myself, and they said they’d give me 2 days off to recover from the shock, and horror that happened, which of course as a new employee, I was grateful for. I went back 2 days later, and the store manager called me into her office and had the head team leader that hired me ask me what happened, I explained and she said she was going to have to fire me because I did not have a copy of my police report. I had the case # from the police on their business card and the detective who was investigating the case.
Since this, I have not stepped foot into ANY of the stores without a panic attack. I am ashamed and embarrassed to post this, but I wanted to stress how much I feel like a failure at this.