July 4, 2021 - estan1001
Been working at Target for 2 years now. Started as a cashier, did self checkout, then guest service, and drive ups/pickups as well as flexible fulfillment. I have a lot of problems with target but one of them is how little they care for their employees. At my target many people have been quitting because the way they treat us like criminals and have unrealistic expectations for us is ridiculous.
The past year (2020) has been the hardest year for a lot of people. For me, my days at target included coming in, finding out no GSTL was there, having to run the front myself (as a 19 year old working his first job), write breaks, do both drive ups and returns by myself at the same time, close every register in the store on my own, and go home later than i was supposed to. As someone with no leader training OR pay, this was a huge burden on me. I know i should have not helped out as much as i did but it was either that or watch the front fall apart.
It’s now 2021 and i just got my review for the year of 2020. I got half of the raise i could have gotten. This threw me over the edge. Because i know for a fact people who do less work than i do and who have less responsibility than i do, got the full raise. After all i did for this company especially during the pandemic: rarely calling out, always clocking in early, always staying late when needed, being a makeshift GSTL, closing the store 5 out of 7 days a week. And i get half the raise? I don’t care about the money, i care about the recognition. Not once the entire time i have been working at target did someone higher up pull me aside and say “you do so much and we appreciate it. Thank you.”
They don’t give positive affirmations at target. They focus on the negatives. And the numbers, god the numbers. All they care about is having drive ups under 2 minutes. Even though that’s impossible when it’s the holidays and they don’t schedule nearly enough people.
But anyway i find out that the gstls don’t even write the reviews. The store manager that doesn’t even work with us writes them. And my store manager didn’t even work here for most of 2020… if you read all this thank you. If they wanna pay me half of what i deserve, I’m going to do half the work i used to. No more staying late to close all the registers. No more helping out people who need me to fix something. No more going above and beyond for a company that couldn’t care less if i dropped dead.
Needless to say I’m looking for another job. Any suggestions?