August 18, 2019 - TarShitHole
I found this place some time ago, only to continue to stay at Target to suffer at the hands of many team leads as they came and then were gone. And now, it is time to share my experience. I hope all who read this and feel the same way, get out before they use every little slip-up and excuse to get rid of you.
So, after having worked at this hell hole for about 6 years, I was finally terminated at the hands of those who wanted me gone. Fuck all that bullshit I had to put up with all those years. It didn’t matter who was the team lead, those who came and those who left or got fired the situation was always the same. They were ALWAYS BITCHING ABOUT SOMETHING and changing shit up as they pleased.
There was hardly ever any appreciation, and especially once these bitches came in to take over there was even less, and more nit-picking and getting yelled at for doing my job(for grabbing freight before completing zone and pulls, for not calling them over when the back stock needed to be ‘checked’*and speaking of that bullshit, they needed people to call over LODs to verify back stock and make sure that counts were right and that what was shown on the device was what was on the shelves, yet they didn’t take into account just how much time was lost when we had to wait on them, wait for them to find the item on the shelf and then hear them bitch about the counts being off and assuming it was your fault when too much of a product came in*).
Things just got progressively worse as I cared less and less(mind you in the beginning I always wanted to do things right, and appreciated being a perfectionist and cared about things going where they were meant to go) and grew bitter about work just by the way I was treated and saw others being treated.
They started off slow, introducing the idea of getting rid of certain working departments like the signing team(way before I worked there),back stock team, then the price change team, and eventually turning in the idea that everyone had to be cashier trained to help out the front…which usually consisted of just one or two people and the installment of the self check outs. With the ship from store as an added part to the store, then they expected everyone to help with flex AND still finish their work at the time THEY CALCULATED.
Inaccurate times, always. They think they know exactly how much time it takes to get the job done, yet I never did see any attempt from them to achieve work within that time frame.
ETL that replaced the other ETL was WAAAYYY worse than the last, and a TOTAL fucking BIIITCH! Fuck her, and everyone there who always thought they were the shit just because they had a TL job or higher. That bitch had the atrocity to do a series of claps after I clocked out for the last time. Oh yeah, they wanted me out.
It really is like a sorority there, with team leads appreciating the suck-ups and treating the hard-working employees who actually WORK like total shit. I’ve seen this time and time again at different jobs, but Target is the absolute worst.
Unfair with the hours, it didn’t matter who was there. They don’t care if you have bills to pay, and mouths to feed. I never had sufficient hours to last me through two weeks, and once I did do all right they began to push the times of their calculated work load and began to bitch about meeting the time frames or if not, it was a performance discussion(especially if you had to leave work before finishing your freight) and your explanations were basically excuses to them.
Lastly, before I keep rambling on and on, being an ‘owner of your area’ meant nothing to the TL’s because their egos meant more to them than you trying to explain your logic after years of observation just because they didn’t want you to lose time back stocking something.
Every little minute was precious, oh so precious to them that they would bitch literally every day, not to let them lose not one minute of their always limited payroll.
At the end of the day, with their algorithms coming into play with the main focus on saving every little penny they can, using the whole store to do everything it will ALWAYS be about saving on labor costs, NEVER for your own profit only their own. Forcing you to adapt to new ways of doing your job only for their convenience, never yours. If you had a certain way of doing things, you were then MICROMANAGED to your core!
So, tonight I am having some wine, breaking out the THC and CBD in my vape and I am finally free from the shit hole that is Target. 🙂