September 24, 2012 - tgtscks
Fired when shouldn’t be, and not fired when should be.
In March of 2011, I started working for Target in a small town in Northeast Texas. I ended up having to move about three hours west around September, and put in for a transfer. My transfer was approved and I had communicated with the HR at the new store I was going to. Once I moved, I went in to the store to talk to the HR Lead face to face and she informed me that someone in HR at my old store had marked me as “not eligible for re-hire”. I told her I would contact that store and the corporate office and find out about this issue. After calling around for ***FOUR MONTHS***, I had just been called by another company for an interview, and I get a call from this HR Lead asking me when I can start. Instead of following my instincts and going to the interview, I told her I could be there the next day so I did.
When my annual review came around, my Hardlines Team Lead, whom hated me because I was a threat to her, gave me my review as an “IE”. In case you didn’t know, that is the worst review you can get without being terminated. Everything she gave me IE on, she turned around and said the complete opposite verbally. For example, “Always on time, dependable, and always has appropriate uniform on: IE” But then she says, “We enjoy having you on our team because you always look professional with your uniform and name badge, and you always show up when scheduled, and come in when not.” This doesn’t make sense to me. 14 CENT raise :/
However, I did NOT sign my review. I told her I wanted to review it with my ETL.
I looked over it again with my ETL and STL, and they re-evaluated my and gave me a better rating and a 37 CENT raise. I asked what we could do about this TL and they said they would take care of her. She’s still there! I put in for another transfer to a store in Ohio, and it was DECLINED because of my review. THAT BITCH PUT THE IE BACK IN MY FILE!!! I reported her again and they told me they were going to transfer her out, but like I said before, SHE’S STILL THERE!
After all this, I put in my two week notice and decided I’m just done with this crap. On my LAST day, they pull me into the office, and say everyone that has worked in electronics in the past 2 weeks is under investigation for some missing merchandise (3 IPADS, 2 TURTLE BEACH HEADSETS, AND A 19IN TV!). They said they were going to suspend all that may be involved. (Keep in mind, I’m HARDLINES. All I do in electronics is cover breaks.) I said, well how does that work because today is my last day, and they told me that they would contact me but until then I’m not going to be eligible for rehire.
To be honest, whatever this company does, I don’t care. On my behalf, I will NEVER work for them or shop there again!!!