Target Sucks - We Hate Target and We Know We're Not Alone.

April 26, 2014 - DesuDesu

My experiences

I was brought on as a Cart Attendant (didnt apply for that position, and had plenty of experience in the food industry). As much as I thought I would hate the job, I actually started to enjoy not having to deal with my GSTL all the time. I was hired around Christmas time as a seasonal worker, so bear this in mind. During the days leading up to Christmas, I picked up a few cashier shifts. During these shifts, without trying to sell them, people were coming to me asking about the RedCard. Well, during those Christmas shifts I managed to get a very high score for those stupid cards. They decided that, without informing me, I was now going to be a cashier. When I found out that I was no longer going to work Cart Attendant, they simply told me “We feel you excel as a Cashier a bit more than cart attendant.” I dont ask the “guests” if they want the card, so my score has since plummeted. I get brought into the office every week to be coached on how to “help the guest save 5%”. Im always told I dont smile or appear happy on the lanes. Well no shit! Im suffering here! I want to be outside getting carts or doing literally anything else in the store.




  • viciousdave says:

    I agree. Helping guests sucks. I'm a very introvert person and I never smile or say hi how are you or act happy at all. Cashier is the worst job ever, it's like, nope, don't wanna be your slave and serve you by putting your crap in a bag and telling you the price and taking orders from you on how to do it, what bag to put it in. I freaking hate it.

    • DestroyTarget says:

      I'm an introvert, too, so I completely understand what you mean. I'm also a cashier. I applied for so many other jobs, but I got the one where I have to deal with more people than I would like to. I would rather be backroom, a stocker, or a cart attendant.

    • TargetGrunt says:

      If there's a Winco near you, try applying for a cashier/stocker position there. Customers have to bag their shit themselves and there's no loyalty card, so all you have to do is scan everything and send people on their way.

      Plus, Winco is "employee-owned," so the pay is often better than other retail jobs.


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