So this week on the Target Cartwheel app, there is a coupon for a BOGO free jewelry/watch/sunglasses. Usually, there is always the fine print that says the item of equal or lesser value is the one you get free, but this coupon takes off the higher item.
For example, you can buy a clearance set of earrings for $1.19 and a Timex watch for $49.99 and the coupon gives you the watch for free. Seriously, people were walking out of the store with $50 dollar watches for as little as a $1.
Corporate apparently came out and said that it was not a glitch and they meant to do it, but I call bullshit because on Thursday we were told to no longer accept the coupon. This was short lived because we were accepting it again today.
I personally sold about 20 watches the last two days in about 10 hours of work. The watches ranged from about $20-$50. That’s about $700 that was given away free from just me. We have about 10-15 cashiers each day at my store so that’s about $8400 given away at one store. There are 1,788 Target stores in the US so that’s about $15 million total given away.
I just saw the movie Oblivion staring Tom Cruise and throughout the whole movie I couldn’t stop thinking that the story line is just like working at Target.
Once again, this includes SPOILERS. Read only if you have seen the movie or don’t care to know the plot details. You have been warned.
If you have not heard already, Target is being sued in the state of California for a flyer released called “Multi-Cultural Tips.” The message was meant to teach LODs how to better manage Hispanic employees and not stereotype them. The ironic thing….the document stereotypes Hispanics.
Here is some of the “suggestions”:
a. Food: not everyone eats tacos and burritos;
b. Music: not everyone dances to salsa;
c. Dress: not everyone wears a sombrero;
d. Mexicans (lower education level, some may be undocumented);
e. Cubans (Political refugees, legal status, higher education level);
f. They may say ‘OK, OK’ and pretend to understand, when they do not, just to save face.
Huffington Post is doing a story on discrimination at Target.
Let’s blow the whistle on these racist bastards!
This is just a quandary I have come to think about in terms of promotions within Target.
It’s bullshit that anyone with a degree and zero management experience (sometimes no retail experience) can become an ETL and some one who gets hired as a regular team member with A degree can take as long as four years to get promoted to ETL
George Carlin once said there are three types of people you run into each day: those who are fucking stupid, those who are full of shit, and those who are fucking nuts…the leadership of Target is all three!
Not to mention some of the people who shop at this hell-hole.
I start my morning to the piece of shit walrus-looking mother fucker who starts flipping out at me even before the store has opened. He’s a Hardlines TL who claims he saw me (a cashier) just standing at a register and not doing shit. He yells at me to zone the candy and “we’re going live in two minutes, get the candy zoned!”
So I’ve been at my current Target for about one month now and I was hired as a Hardlines Team Member. Right off the bat they started to schedule me electronics shifts because they said they needed help in that area…but they didn’t switch me pay grade over (electronics makes about 50 cents more).
For about a month all I did was work electronics until one week I noticed I was just scheduled cashier shifts. I didn’t think much of it, until the next schedule was posted and again only cashier shifts. I though that was weird, but didn’t mind it because I thought maybe they just needed some cashier hours for vacations and since I was low on the totem pole gave them to me. But, after the third week of just cashier shifts I got pissed.
Our store has these things called service laps where every hour on the hour you are required to walk around your department and ask guests CIHYFS?. My philosophy has always been we are always suppose to be helping guests, not just once at the start of every hour as if that is the time most guests need our help.
I work in Electronics and have always been instructed to be around “the boat” to help guests. It allows me to be visible to guests and its where most guests automatically go to when they have a question. Then, my fucking troll of a TL(seriously she is a fat, little hobbit. 4 feet tall and 200 lbs who waddles when she walks) coaches me that I’m not zoning or cleaning even when there are multiple guests looking at cameras and cell phones. She says guest service is reserved for the service laps and I should be constantly cleaning up my department. She seriously has been stalking me since then. I can’t even go to an aisle to fart without her peering around the corner to ask what you are doing.
Fuck her, Fuck the service laps, and Fuck Target.