ETL’s will start at around 45K and max around 75K-80K.
When I left Target as an ETL I was at 70K. Yes it is a lot for a baby sitter.
So for most of us we think that our hard work and attention to details will pay off for us when our annual review rolls around? With in many companies this is the case, but not for Target.
See when it becomes time to write the Team Leader reviews there scores are already submittedto the HRR so she or he can review them before they are approved. This all takes place before “I” a former ETL for 10+ years, even begins to think about all of the accomplishments or areas of opportunity for a Team Leader.
So how does this begin?
If anyone is considering working at the Target in Johnson City TN…DON’T!!!
The current and recent leadership at that store is horrorable. I worked my butt off for that store for nearly 10 years. I started out working there during my college days working part-time. It was great up until 2005, then things changed.
When I was finally able to work an open availability and to work and train any work center. I soon saw resistance. I asked to work the sales floor. They told me “Sorry…we need you to work in Food Ave because we have such a high turnover there.” If they didn’t staff Team Members with limited availability or people who didn’t want to work back there, then there wouldn’t be any turnover. I had to work with a girl who would leave food out, let temperatures go outside of the safe zone, leave trash on counters and tables, and plain old wouldn’t work.
I was hired at a RDC as a packer just under 90 days ago. Target works their employees to the bone with crazy high production quotas that just continue to escalate. I had been struggling to get to 100 percent weekly average. I was told during the interview that it’s a 90 day training period. After starting I was told we have to be at 100 percent by the fourth week (hmm they lied). I work my ass off to try and get the numbers and might hit 98 or 99 percent but that wasn’t good enough.
I was hired on to Target about 2 months before a new SuperTarget opened in Mesquite, TX on October 11, 2009. There’s a lot I wish to hit on but I’d be here all day so I’d instead like to give you a brief example of how Target deceived and lied to its’ employees and the community.
From the very beginning Target discourages any type of unionization among employees. Always report everything to your Team Leader or HR. Never form any type of union at all. Unions are evil. You will be represented by Human Resources. They go on to tell you of how supportive their management staff is and how they are there to help you.
I was there for Target’s grand opening speech where the Store Manager said that it would bring in over 300 jobs to the city. This of course was a bold lie. The following is something I can’t prove, but this is what happened. Draw your own conclusions.
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So here is my story of BS Target experience. I started working for the Garland Texas, Super Target in 2005 as a Backroom Team Member working the overnight shift. After 2 years I decided that I wanted to try dayside Produce out, it wasn’t a bad racket, I had 40 hours a week, benefits, certifications on backroom equipment, and a lot of respect among some, but not all of my former co-workers.
Get a load of this! I work for a target in st. louis for about 10 years. I had heard last week that a co-worker’s father passed away. i wanted to know when the wake and funeral was. So, I waited a week to ask since i hadn’t heard anything since they ALWAYS post the wake/funeral announcements. Today, I asked someone at work when my co-worker’s funeral was and they told me it was on 2 days ago. So i in turn asked why wasn’t it posted earlier. I was told that Target doesn’t post that stuff anymore because it’s not “brand”, or professional looking to post such stuff. Basically, it doesn’t look good for the store’s image.
I COULD NOT TELL YOU HOW ANGRY I WAS WHEN I HEARD THIS!!! The fucking powers-that-be think it looks bad? What the hell is that logic? The company used to care about people somewhat, now they don’t even matter because of corporate bullshit logic like that. THAT”S WHY I am so glad I’m leaving the company and getting a career going and dumping the shit hole of a company. If you ever consider working for the “bulls-eye”, think again!
– st. louis hater
I didn’t always hate Target. There was a time when I thought they were a great retailer that actually cared about their customer’s experiences (and maybe even their employees). I recently have been finding this to be a blatant pipe dream. I spent over a decade working as a retail manager for other companies, some of which actually cared about Customer Service. We always did whatever was needed to make the customer happy. Target apparently never heard of this concept.