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April 26, 2016 - dianarose

cant sell redcards/mental health

ok so ive worked for target for about 2 months now, and everything is pretty chill most of the time since i live in a smaller town so redcards arent super pushed. But they still are, i still have to ask every guest, and talk about cartwheel. I’d usually get one almost everyday and once got 3 in a row. But i havent gotten any the past few days and its effecting my job/performance. I try really hard to talk about it but either they cut me off or dont have a check with them or just say no. I want to be like,”please get one so i dont lose my job.” my first redcard i had to ask my mom to get one from me just so they would stop bothering me about it. I can be really shy/quiet or i feel like ill get yelled at if i keep pushing it. I also suffer from depression/ bpd (borderline personality disorder) so when i dont get a redcard i instantly get really really upset and try not to show it at my job. I dont feel i should tell anyone at work im suicidal/ on meds because thats something i dont think they want to deal with. But when i do a bad job it just adds on to what i already struggle with/not being good enough etc.Im a fast cashier, probably one of the fastest and always am good at everything else. but redcard wise┬áI dont know what to do or say and it doesnt seem to be working. I cant quit because i really need this job to pay for school/basic necessities. Is there any advice i could have?


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  • Silverfox says:

    hmm, I don't know but maybe this will help. I've seen cashiers do it quite a bit If they are paying by cheque or cash, tell them they can save 5% by signing up for a red card and that they can pay their bill right away at Target. Then send them to customer service or guest services or whatever you call it to instantly pay their bill off. If your management allows it, you can also process their payment right at the register.

  • IncomeAndGrowth says:

    As cart attendant, I was used to patronizing language and shitty pay. Hell, I even got paid less than the food court person - and I cleaned crap! School and work is a hard combination. I know, because I've been struggling for the last year to do both. Don't let this job get you down - just remember that you have an exit: school. Most importantly: don't hurt yourself; everything seems worse when you're in the moment.

  • poohbear80 says:

    if it's that bad look into switching to a different position at your store, it may take time though if there isn't an opening. Don't worry too much just try for one a week. They aren't supposed to fire you if you are asking and they see that.


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