June 27, 2014 - Evan92
Greetings from Canada
Hello everyone I thought I would stop by and share my experience as a “team” member working at target in Calgary, Alberta. I worked for target from March to June of 2013 and was glad to get out of there. For anyone how has kept up on business news knows target has been an utter failure within in Canada. Constant empty shelves, pissed off customers, overpriced wares and a lack of understanding of the Canadian market.
My role at target was unloading trucks and stocking shelves during the night at our store. I also helped set of the racks and shelves before the store even opened to the public. I made a whopping 13.50 an hour for overnight work, where to even begin? The whole chanting and team mindset seemed akin to a cult or pyramid scheme, I simply wished to do my work and leave not to be caught up in a cult. Secondly the management was micromanaging and shrewd. No professionalism whatsoever in any of the dealings I had with them and the store “team lead” was a complete jackass.
Over my course of employment albeit rather short, many of my coworkers walked out mid shift do to pay problems. Some employee’s pay cheques were as much as 2 weeks late, this is unacceptable for a large corporation. We were constantly yelled and accosted for unloading too “slow”, and threatened directly with loss of employment. Organization seems to be top heavy with very few supervisors actually knowing what is going on. All these factors combined, coupled with piss poor scheduling made me walk out of that hell hole.