So, on my last shift, my prediction came true. I was chewed out for essentially being too good a worker. Why/how am I supposed to work the line and/or do reshops if it’s all backstock? Isn’t sticking to the brand of “Fast Fun & Friendly”, being a team player, and showing initiative what you want from us? You just told me I lack initiative, so I guess now I show too much.
So fine. From now on, I’ll do exactly as I’m told. Nothing more, nothing less. Won’t answer any calls on the walkie unless I’m called by name. If Electronics needs help or a Guest asks for something, I’ll just ignore them. That’s exactly what I should be doing, according to them. Just saying “I’m sorry, but could you fuck off so I can finish what I’ve been told to do?”. So fine. I won’t be chummy anymore. I’ll just speak when spoken too. If you don’t appreciate my work ethic and genuine love for providing customer service, that’s your loss.
My day in review: some asshole stole my water. A water clearly marked with my name and initials. A water, one water out of… Gosh, I don’t know, 150 in the break room (and that’s probably on the low end). Then, I take to the lanes twice, without being asked. Because I actually care about providing customer service. No “way to show initiative!”, after bitching yesterday that I don’t show initiative. I’m surprised I wasn’t reprimanded for being “derelict in my duties”, but I’m sure that will come tomorrow.
So, I’ve only been working at Target for about… 5 and a half weeks (seems like one week of actual work, so I think that’s probably closer to the days I’ve actually worked–as opposed to calendar days. Maybe 1.5-2 weeks, not really sure. But I digress…).