I was hired for seasonal at Target and at first it was good.I got along with my co-workers and did a good job training me for the position I was working but unfortunately that’s as far as training goes. I got scolded by team leads for not doing things the right way when I didn’t even know how I was supposed to do things because they never fully trained me.
I’ve visited this site several times through the past few years and thought I should put up a post of my own. This mostly focuses on the end of both stints, the first one is pretty long so beware!
When I was injured, HR blamed me for it. The application stated I could lift a certain amount of weight, which I did. The long hours, repetitive motion, physical strain and impact of hard labor was too much and both ankles were shot. I was given 4 weeks to have a doctor limit my lifting requirements so that I could be “demoted” from Warehouse Worker to Packing.
My new manager was probably fresh out of college but stupid as fuck.
The best way to describe a Target DC is a Gulag. It felt like an unjust punishment; like I had been wrongfully imprisoned. Upon entering the building, my only thoughts were about prison riots. We were all armed with blades, jam poles, shepherds hooks, and a new device called a “measuring stick”, which resembled a wooden bow staff, and lots of heavy machinery…
I was randomly assigned to Outbound/Shipping in Pueblo, Colorado, without so much as an interview. A pulse will suffice. As far as “Team Member” goes, I still don’t know what that means or what “team” I was on. I was referred by my spouse, who worked in Inbound/Receiving, who will not be named due to a pending lawsuit. Together, we represent the two most psysically demanding positions in the warehouse.
So, i’m 20 and a college student and i got hired in the month of November to work as a guest advocate, i’m finishing up my last weeks as the season is about to end and i am being let go, In one month of working there my anxiety has gotten so bad i am officially starting medication. i have had anxiety since i was a fairly young teen but it has never been bad enough to require medication ( as now i almost pass out and have extreme heart palpations ) when i began working there i was hardly trained, i was just shoved at the cash register and told to just ‘loose my fear’ most of what i learned and it isnt much, was by messing up and figuring it out on my own. i hardly ever get help from anyone as when i ask for it any supervisor or person above me looks almost annoyed to help me. everytime i go in i’m never given any walkie or anything to use to call for help when i need it. i used to really like target as a store but even working one month is one of the worst things ,, and being as this is my first job it makes me not to be in a rush to find another… my anxiety is so bad i want to call out of work for my next shift but since its a sundays shift i doubt they’ll see my personal health a valid reason to not go into work . i really regret taking the job and my mental break down after my very first shift should have been the red flag to not stay but i did and now i cant wait to leave.
I’ve been targets bitch for three months now. I’ve picked up shifts, stayed late, and been an ideal employee the entire time. We got hit with a major snow storm the past few days and I was snowed into my house and unable to attend my shift yesterday. I gave them plenty of notice when calling off too mind you. But what do I wake up to this morning? A phone call from upper management saying not to bother coming in later today or for any of my other shifts this week because I no longer have a job with target due to my unacceptable call off. Fuck you target.
Here’s a little anecdote about some of the training I took upon being ‘promoted’ to my totally real and not at all it’s-temporary-but-don’t-tell-him-that team lead position. So I was in the office knocking out a bunch of the online training modules – which by the way were about all the training I actually received; I literally had maybe 90 minutes total of in-person training for two different TL positions – when I stumbled upon an absolute gem of a question. It’s been well over a year now, so I don’t remember the exact wording and will have to paraphrase. Still, I think even the gist of question (or more precisely, the answer) is plenty ‘are you fucking joking?’.
I’ve been working at Target for about a month and a half now. The day of my interview I got into a minor car accident which really should’ve been seen as a sign for how my job there would go. As a sidenote/preface of sorts, this is only my second job ever and my first in retail.
Hi all. I recently just got out of target (or getting out, 4 more days.) even though target has its moments as you all know very well, I dont wanna burn the bridge yet should I need a a job or even seasonal work. I have a lot of stories that I think would entertain the masses and that I can see if any other former or current TSS’s have similar adventures. Ill just start with a semi tame one but this will show how target generally handles things or what a TSS can do (and not do) when they are alone.