I thought this was only at my store, but after reading a previous post, I think now many targets are doing this. so right now, if you are a cashier and you don’t get a REDCard during your shift, you have to go see the LOD at the end of the day, who basically asks you “What do you think you could have done differently to get a REDCard?” Umm, IDK, you fucking tell me? is it that hard for them to grasp that people just don’t want the damn REDCards? I don’t see the LODs and TLs out there helping the store get them. I’d love for an LOD of a TL to actually stand in front of a register for a whole shift and try to sell at least one REDCard. The best part about the whole situations is that the LODs expect you to figure out how to sell them, instead of them coming up with better ways to push them. I’m sorry, but I do not get paid enough to deal with REDCards. you want to tell me it’s one of my core roles as a cashier? well, news flash buddy: my main core role is vibing with my “guest” so they have a positive experience. how do you think nagging them incessantly about REDCards makes them feel? Is that the image they want associated with Target? W/e, it’s their store, if they want to scare all the customer out of the store, I say fuck it. At least Target isn’t my life’s priority.
I’ve been working at Target for almost six months as a cashier. At the time I got hired I was dirt broke and unemployed, so when I first got the job I was naturally overjoyed. Going in, I knew that it would be a big part of my job to push the damn Target credit cards, but I figured that it wouldn’t be too hard. Boy was I wrong!
As a cashier, you don’t have to push the REDCard, you have to sell the REDCard. Meaning that you have to basically beg all customers to please sell their souls to the Target devil. I’ll admit that it’s not impossible to get customers (I REFUSE to call those fiends “guests” when I am off the clock) to sign up for hell, but it is incredibly fatiguing and belittling. Normally, what I say usually goes like this: