December 7, 2012 - seespotsuck
Fast Fun and Friendly, my ass
So I took a part time job at Target for some extra holiday money . I figured since I shopped there pretty frequently, having an extra discount would come in handy . Let me also preface the rest of this by saying I’m a 40 year old with a degree and and have worked my fair share of bullshit jobs in my life . Unfortunately nothing could have prepared me for the soul sucking black hole that is Target . The first few weeks weren’t so bad . The pay completely sucked but I was being paid to pull merchandise forward . A fucking monkey could do my job . But then, shit changed as the weeks went on . The one thing I learned real fast was that if you actually do a decent job at work, you’ll end up doing all the hard tasks they don’t want to give to the other lazy fuckwits. Great. I get to work twice as hard for the same pay. Who wouldn’t want that sweet deal?
Next up . The awesome LOD’ s . Seriously, what a bunch of incompetent, rude, corporate lackeys. I actually had one of mine tell me “Less talk, more work” while customers, I mean “guests” were right in earshot . Seriously, you twat? Who the fuck talks to someone like that? Oh, I’m sorry . God forbid I derive any pleasure whatsoever from this job . It’s almost like they’re trying to weed out the non obedient sheep from the herd by being such complete dicks. You want respect from me? How about treating me with some respect asshole. Maybe it’s because when time for recognition comes around I never open my mouth . Take your Vibe cards and shove them up your ass too.
As far as Red Cards go, I couldn’t give less of a shit how many goddamned cards you put as the quota . I’m not suggesting them and I never will . What’s my inventive? Zero . Our store was in some shitty contest with another store in the district for the most Red Cards . Our store ended up winning . You know what we got? A shitty fucking trophy. Yay! That will come in handy for morale . Fuck off .
Work hours . That’s another gem . I was working a solid 26 hours for months . Then all the seasonal idiots were hired and my hours went down to 14.75 for the past two weeks . Gee, thanks . To top it off, I requested a day off and it was denied . Seriously? You schedule me three lousy days but then deny my request for a day off? Something about “blacked out” dates . I bet the asshats in charge can take off during these days . I have a family . Shit comes up and I need off . Their suggestion, “Get someone to cover it for you.” I’m not even going to bother . I’ll just call in sick like everyone else does .
I don’t know about other stores, but at mine, fuckers call out all the time and somehow keep their jobs . The best part of that is NO ONE comes in to cover the shifts . What does that mean for you? More fucking work . Also, my store is packed full of people that since they have been there longer, feel its ok to boss you around . Dare to dream, losers . If climbing the Target ladder is your idea of success, you should walk in front of a bus .
I could keep going but I’m about to pound this drink and head to work .
God, I can’t wait to quit this job . I’m going to make it legendary . Like Scarface from Half Baked .
Minimum Wage, Maximum Rage
Fuck Target .