October 4, 2015 - Sniper
First Post, will not be the LAST! (Redcards)
Whats up fellow employees. I currently work at a Target store as a cashier, I’m in high school and I learned pretty quickly that Target’s lifestyle and the stuff they do behind closed doors are evil and practically run by a bunch of monkeys with nothing better to do. Lets start off with when I got first hired. I was hired as a seasonal cashier of last year in October, Honestly, I was really happy with getting this job, thinking that, “I get to work at a store that been around when I was a kid and always will be treated with respect.” Quite frankly, I enjoyed my first couple of months working there, my hiring manager was pretty chill, (no longer works there). A few managers there are actually pretty decent toward me and everyone else. I thought, this is going to be a great job. I didn’t necessary needed a job, but I got one because it was to look good on my resume and actually give me good career options in the future. BUT. Probably around 6 plus months after working, I learned things about Target, that is very disturbing.
REDCARDS. Boy do I hate them with a passion, I really do. Getting redcards is very slave like and the worst thing ever, I never ask. But, I hate to say it, when i do ask, I target people that have checks and that are older to get the redcards to “live another day”. That’s what I think of the redcards. Get one, get a pat on the back, live an extra day. My store is in a small town, so getting a lot of redcards are is not a priority since everyone there either has one or doesn’t want. Someone told me that the lods, etls, gsas, gstls get bonuses every time we get a redcards, found out like 3-4 months ago. Man i was so mad that I dread going to work hoping that they wont coach me for not getting redcards. They come up at me saying, ” why didnt you ask him for a redcard?’ Or “Make sure you ask every guest for a redcard.” I had this one lod (she’s gone now) watch the front lanes, every time, she would tell us to ask every fucking guest like a broken record. Get a redcard, get a redcard, get a redcard. It gets me pissed off that I feel like that is my whole job criteria, like nothing else matters but those damn redcards. I feel like my job doesnt appreciate me with how fast I’am with ringing up or how many guest compliments. (note: i have been told that im the fastest, have the most transactions then any cashier there, I once had over a 1100 transactions a week, NO LIE!) I believe that my morale dropped hard since the last couple months. Thankfully, I have a chance to get cross trained to hardlines instead of cashier this year, so I’m very happy that I wont have to deal with the constant pressure of the lods on my back for redcards. Being in high school, knowing that i have to go to work right after drains me mentally and physically, but I KEEP this job so I can have money for the future. (lol minimum wage).
This is my first post ever. I will post more as time flies and more of my stories of hell at target awaits!