I had this story come to mind late at night.
It was a normal shitty day as a Cart Attendant in the summer of 2012 and I was trying to bring in a load of carts but I noticed the lanes I took to bring in the carts were blocked by police cars
In fact, there were police cars all over the parking lot. Maybe 2 at each entrance. I radio on channel 1, the main channel, that I cannot bring in the carts due to the amount of police in the way. They finally give me way to get the carts in and I saw that they were there to arrest 2 elementary age black kids for shop lifting. I kid you not.
Later, my LOD came all the way out to the back end of the parking lot where I was just to get in my face about possibly scaring the guests by talking about that on the main channel. What was I supposed to do? I was doing my due diligence by communicating the delay. And any guest would have come out and saw that there were cops everywhere. They are being stupid. My feelings weren’t hurt I was just appalled by her stupid thought process.
When lines were crossed to the point of no return during my 14 years as an employee at Walmart, I decided in late 2020 to throw caution in the wind and apply for brand new employment elsewhere.
Among the few places I applied, one of them was Target.
I’d always been warned that working for Target and shopping at Target are two different experiences. Despite the few warnings I received from people, I accepted the interview when it was granted to me, as well as the job offer after the interview.
I was also told that very unbelievable things such as Target being notorious for their very shady behavior towards their employees, particularly minorities.
This happened hours ago but let me first say I have been at target for four years while in school and our store recently just got a new manager or should I say store director and it has all been downhill from there. My first three years at target were amazing awesome manager over soft lines which is the department I worked in great coworkers and overall good atmosphere very willing to work with my schedule. However like I said a new manager or store director has taken over and completely turned the store upside down. Fitting rooms opened after Covid which we were completely understaffed for reshop was insane and nobody was able to keep up. This led to a lot of good workers quitting and leaving only a few people that would actually do their job. We are a smaller store and a very tightknit group so we do become chatty every once in a while but we always normally get our work done. Today I was working out a metro and I had a coworker come up to tell me she’s going on her break I then saw the store director approached us and get onto us for talking while on the floor. This is not the first time this is happened he treats us like we should be robots and not speak to one another at all. After this incident I was told that I could finish up metro and leave. He then pulled me into the office and completely got onto me about how I had clocked in three minutes late when there are other girls that call in multiple days or are much later than I am daily. Like I said I’ve been at this company for four years and never have gotten onto or talked about my attendance or my work ethic but today that’s all he could mention about me I felt completely attacked and he wouldn’t let me get even a word in. So I kindly walked out the door. Not to mention I had asked off for three weeks in advance for the Fourth of July edit got denied and when I approached my manager about it she mentioned how we’ve had too many requests off that day and we’re not gonna have really anybody to work so I must work that day I came in and we were almost fully staffed all day but she conveniently was the only one not working. #DoneWithTarget
Been working at Target for 2 years now. Started as a cashier, did self checkout, then guest service, and drive ups/pickups as well as flexible fulfillment. I have a lot of problems with target but one of them is how little they care for their employees. At my target many people have been quitting because the way they treat us like criminals and have unrealistic expectations for us is ridiculous.
The past year (2020) has been the hardest year for a lot of people. For me, my days at target included coming in, finding out no GSTL was there, having to run the front myself (as a 19 year old working his first job), write breaks, do both drive ups and returns by myself at the same time, close every register in the store on my own, and go home later than i was supposed to. As someone with no leader training OR pay, this was a huge burden on me. I know i should have not helped out as much as i did but it was either that or watch the front fall apart.
First off, thank you to whoever made this, and for all of the wonderful posts, seeing what I saw. An absolute shit company, run by greedy, unintelligent Neanderthals, but I digress.
I was hired as a closing team leader. I was there for two years. From what I was told it was a fairly new position, and one the store hadn’t had before. At first they wanted me to train at a neighbor store. I guess I understand that to a certain extent, but I assume every store, and every STL run it differently. So having me train with someone I won’t ever see, and at a store that isn’t my home store seems a bit counterintuitive. Like with most posts I’ve read the early stages weren’t bad. Things seemed to be going somewhat well. However, as a closing team leader I was essentially the STL when he, or the etl’s weren’t there. (we only had 2 at my store etl HR/ETL GM/food) I had to do wayy more than I was capable with the team I had (basically no one) nor was I paid for all the work I did. The same shit everyone else on here knows about. There were many days that contributed to it, but I can remember one in particular. Fulfillment was blowing up (what else is fucking new?) so I needed to jump into flexes, and normal batches. So I’m busting my ass trying to get us caught up on flexes, because of course the workers they hired were terrible, and useless, and what do I see as I’m taking the order to drop off? BOTH OF MY GSTL’S AND TWO CASHIERS HAVING A FUCKING PICNIC AT SCO. So no one knows me, but I’m someone who doesn’t take that shit, and I will say something. Not trying to be cool, or brag, just how I am, fuck that kind of shit. So I go to my ELT HR and of course as many have already written, she was no fucking help at all.
The following takes place 3/9-5/19/2021 this is my time line of events along with 2 emails
Week1 3/8/orientation day
Week1 3/9-12 4 half shifts
W2 3/15-19 first full shifts doing well
W3 3/22-24 work as normal. After work that night I find out my brother passes away by hanging himself
Week3 3/25 go into work crying telling my managers my brother passed away I get sent home got greaves and to be with family. Leave work early on the 25th
W4 Out of work on the 26-31 to deal with my brothers death my time was approved and paid for!
W5 Finish the work week on the 4/1-2
I worked at Target for about 3 years. I started as a hardlines tm, busted my ass, did good work. My TL’s loved me and always hyped me up for moving forward and making a career of it. I decided to join on with the over night crew to help with our store remodel and near the end of that I was approached about becoming a GSA when I moved back to day time. It came with a tiny little raise so I went for it. During that year as a GSA I made a lot of friends at the store and was able to learn and do a lot. Got little prizes from the SD and HR ETL for hard work and getting things running smooth. We had an absolutely wonderful front end ETL at the time and we all loved her. She was hated by the other ETL’s and the SD at the time. Eventually they were able to get rid of her, I dont know the reason why, and replaced her with one of their little fake clones.
Firstly, I want to say that the management at Target is a complete fucking joke. There was only one TL that I actually liked and the rest can shove it up their asses.
I was hired the first of March to be a DBO. I was told I’d be working about 20 hours a week (as I had requested because I only wanted a part time job) and I would be receiving training for a week.
Fast forward to my first shift after ONE day of computer training and I was being thrown into Inbound. Imagine my surprise upon seeing a fucking 4am shift scheduled when I was told I would be working afternoon shifts for DBO. I shrugged it off until I noticed I had been scheduled for 9 consecutive work days with fucking SHITTY hours. I worked 4 am to 12 pm and then went to work at 9 am and worked until 6 pm only to come in at 3:30 am the next day.
First off, I was fired almost 4 years ago and it was the best thing Target ever did for me. But that’s not what this is about. I mostly just wanna share a few things that happened during my 2 years working in that shithole. It’s gonna be long, so prepare yourself.
I was hired Backroom when I first started there. Other than my shift starting at 4 A.M. I enjoyed the work. Just pulling and backstocking. Kept me busy. I even started enjoying starting so early after a while because the store was empty for at least half of my shift. I got along with most of my coworkers in the backroom. I especially liked my TL. We were about the same age, both enjoyed comics and video games. We got along well. He was also super nice, very helpful, and got the job done. I was actually enjoying my job.
Apologies if the Google preview is misleading. I’m paranoid about it, as well as my sarcasm.
I worked for a location that was getting worse with each year. Also, I have years of experience working there, but they’re gonna reach Amazon levels of bad soon.
I noticed over time that Target is deciding not to follow state guidelines anymore. The store capacity shrank for the first part of Covid. People stood outside and we called them in. Magically, the capacity increased by a fair margin, despite restrictions for the area pretty much staying in place. I texted someone who knew what happened. They said the capacity should be ~1/3rd lower than it’s currently at. Yes, I did look at the store capacity sheet and the store capacities are pretty much outright lies for most, if not all of them that I saw. Target lifted the restrictions on some *beverage-related* parts of the store being on an “after you shop” basis. We still have the signs saying not to drink or eat in the store and state restricted guidelines on it posted.