Oh boy, where to start?
I haven’t posted since I worked at Tarshit way back in ye olde 2014 and I couldn’t help but laugh at all the old shit I posted. I mean, don’t get me wrong. I still think what I experienced there was godawful but it’s hilarious and unbelievable how much shit I put up with from the ignorant-ass customers to the shitty LOD/GSA’s or whatever you call ’em (why can’t we just call them managers??). My anxiety was high as fuck back then, too, so everything really took a toll on me. Anyway, this is super late news, but I am proud to share that the target of East Roswell had closed in January 2017. And good riddance!! Reading my posts brought back so many memories.
Alright, children! Here’s the news: I was let go! Over something so simple (which I’m not mad about). I didn’t know I had work, yesterday, and did not call an LOD or GSA because I didn’t find out I had missed work until this morning. I never liked working there, anyway. The first managers from last year were always bugging me about redcards and one treated her coworkers and customers like they were idiots, and by the time they transferred and the store got new LODs and GSA (or whatever they are called), I was tired of being treated rudely by customers all because I simply asked them if they wanted a redcard, or when they forget some of their groceries and blame me for not telling them about it. Some of their problems have nothing to do with Target and it’s employees, and they brought their attitudes to me and my former coworkers. Another problem I always had with this store was that the cash registers never worked right. They would freeze in the middle of a transaction, and this year they would even shut down while I was scanning items.
Hi, I’m a cashier at Target! D’:
Ok, so we got new card swipes a few weeks a go, and already none of them worked for half the day. We also have to do something new called Power Hour. It may take place at around 1 PM or 5 PM, when all cashiers and anyone else who can cashier jumps on a check lane so that when the store gets crowded, there wouldn’t be any long lines. It’s very helpful when employees with PDAs cashier because the customers don’t have to wait for fifteen minutes just for us to find out the price of an item our cash register doesn’t recognize. Just a few buttons pushed, and a beep from the PDAs scanner, and we have the price. Now why can’t cashiers have these? I have to walk all the way to Guest Services, or try catching the busy GSA (or whoever) and it almost always takes too long just to find the price. I could ask the customer to go look at the price tag, but I know they wouldn’t want to go all the way to the back of the store while holding up the line. Even if I did suspended their transaction, they would have to wait awhile to pay for their things because many people buy up to two carts of groceries. Either way, it’s a pain for both me and my customer.
Target is ridiculous. No matter how many times I remind Target, they always think it’s ok to schedule me to work during school hours, and this time, it’s during the week of Final Exams. Now I have to miss two work days because of they won’t listen to me and ignore what I message them through MAX Self-Service, so this week, I only have one workday. Our cash registers STILL aren’t updated and fixed. They still lag, freeze, and reboot at the worst of times. The GSTL’s take forever just to get me more change. They told the cashiers not to put on our lane blinkers, and to instead press the Help button and select “Get GSA/GSTL”.
Will The LODs, or whoever, know whether you got a Redcard or not by checking your status on their computers? For example: After the cash register’s computer says the application for the debit/credit card is complete and that the card will be mailed to the customer within seven to ten days, is a message automatically sent to the office saying you got one? I’m asking this because I have not sold one in so long, that I’m willing to lie that I sold a few so my LODS and GSTAs will stop demanding I sell one. I am horrible at selling them, so my conversion score is often red. So far, I lied twice and they believed me, but I just want to make sure before I lie again.
Good News: The only thing that’s good about the breach is that I haven’t had to ask customers about the REDcard for four weeks now!
Bad News: The LODs with the Breakout (the clipboard with our breaks listed on it) always fail to make sure each cashier has their break! They always tell me that I should never go on break until they tell me to, yet they forget to check the Breakout so often, that I have missed many of my breaks in the past few days, and the breaks I do have are two hours later than they should be. I know LODs can be busy, but how hard is it to glance at the clipboard and walk up to a cashier to say it is time for their break? Or if they cannot go to the cashier, they can ask another employee to tell the cashier for them.
The holidays are near! That means there will be crowds of guests shopping in our store and that means I’ll be asking about the REDcard more than I ever have before until my tongue dries up and crumbles out of my mouth! The customers will become snappier than they usually are because they are too busy trying to snatch what they want before the shelves are stripped bare and people will be extremely impatient jostling through packed isles and waiting in extremely long lines for who knows how long. I can’t wait to see how rudely I’ll be treated for asking about a card WHEN IT IS MY JOB TO DO SO. I’ll be complained about even more when I don’t give them a discount because their coupons are expired or because they need three items for a five dollar gift card instead of two. I can already think of the joyful mood everyone will be in if the cash register’s monitor freezes and randomly reboots because Target never bothers to fix its equipment as much as I complain and as much money they get from customers to afford to fix things. Think of all the transactions that will take forever to complete because the touch pads don’t work. I’d better memorize which cash registers work the best so I’ll have first dibs on them, because this is gonna get ugly. I’ve never worked before, but I bet this’ll happen.
I can’t force someone to apply for the REDcard if they say no. I’ve been called to have a meeting with my manager before about my low selling rates and today my manager said that if my selling rate is low my the next quarter, I’ll be having a meeting with a GSTL and it’ll be “ugly”. The store company emphasizes the sell rates of the cards over the performance of its employees. I’m kind, joking, and polite toward my customers and will always help them in any way I can. I’m also one of the fastest cashiers, so my line is hardly ever long for a long time, plus I keep my lane clean and orderly and I usually come to work when I’m called in on my day offs. When I have nothing to do, I ask my Team Leader if there is anything extra I can do, so it’s not like I’m slacking around. I’ve asked my coworkers for advice on how to ask customers about the REDcard and have used their methods, even in in combos, but I still haven’t sold a card.
I was thinking of transferring to another store of the same company in another city because the employees never seem to ask every customer. In fact, I’ve never noticed them ask anyone! Then, again, I’ve heard that in order to transfer, one of the requirements is to have a good selling score, which I obviously do not have. I might as well quit.
Well, I’m off to cry. I just feel too down.
I’ve worked in a Target in Atlanta Ga for five months and before I’ve worked a whole month there, I’ve hated it. I am a cashier and constantly have to move my guests to one register to another because either the magswipe readers, the pinpads, or the computer monitors do not work. Sometimes the monitors’ screen freezes or the computer reboots in the middle of a transaction!