October 30, 2014 - jramcke
I usually go to high end stores to shop even though I like Targets merchandise because of all the horror stories about how they treat employees. I witnessed this today in a CT store. I will not be more specific because I don’t want the employee to get in trouble for venting. First of all, as I was checking out, the cashier was rudely interrupted by the management staff. They told him “he was in trouble for calling in to say he’d be 15 min late.” In WHAT world do you get in trouble for calling in LATE one time. This is horrific. Secondly, he should have been spoken to in private. He told me he was not aware the rules had changed & that he would be in trouble for that. He told me “he wished he was dead since he got laid off in the recession and had to work at Target, & told me of some of the “rules,” that seemed more like slave labor mandates instead of “rules.” He was a very helpful man & extremely friendly before “the management team” came up and embarrassed him. I took his card and intend on helping him find a better job, considering that I am a high end professional in NYC. This is an outrage that an employee (who was also over the age of 60) was treated with such blatant disrespect. I will be filing a complaint to the better business bureau, returning the $300 in merchandise I bought, & will be spreading the word to my friends, family, & business associates to never shop at Target ANYWHERE anymore. You suck Target management, & should be praising your employees that work long hours for minimum wage.