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May 12, 2014 - StacyStar72

need some advice please!!!

So I’ve worked for this AAAAAAMAZINGLY shitty company for 6 years now. I came to Target straight out of high school to pay for community college. After working my way up from cashier to service desk, I was “promoted” to a specality job that I loved. I was there for 5 years and recently went on loa for school (my CC does a 3+1 degree with a major state university. So in order to graduate with my bachelor’s business degree, I absolutely had to live at the main campus and attend classes there.) My problem now is that I want to come back since I’ve graduated. My manager filled my position with someone else (which we were struggling as it was with me on board. It wasn’t uncommon for me to get 9-15 hrs a week back there because “the other team members had seniority” according to my manager). She said if I want to keep my specality pay (I left at $12.47) I need to transfer to another store that has an opening (that’s +30 miles away from my current store). Hr said I can choose to stay at my store, but I’ll be back to min wage (and basically fucking over my previous 5 raises). So is there something I can do about this? I feel if I hadn’t gone specality and stayed a cashier, I would still be making more than min wage now. Can they just take my raises away like that? Can they fill my position if I’m on loa? Why can’t the new guy go to the other store instead of me? I don’t really understand loa since hr handled all of it for me, but isn’t my position guaranteed for me when I return? I need some advice please!!!!


Employee Experience / TargetSucks #badmanagement / #stressed / unfair /


  • TargetSucks says:

    Target can fuck you however they want, and there's nothing you can do about it.

    You're most likely an at-will employee, which means they can even fire you for no reason.

  • TargetGrunt says:

    As far as I understood it an LOA does NOT relieve you of your position or your pay. If they're trying to tell you they filled your position during your HR-approved absence, then something is very wrong. Especially if you're at-will as the admin mentioned and they terminated you without informing you.

    There may also be consequences for them reducing your pay, but you'd have to check with your local government/labor agencies about that.

    If talking to HR doesn't help, email HR corporate:

    or the Integrity Hotline:

    Or you can submit an anonymous report here:

    Ultimately though you should really find another company to work for. If they're willing to screw you out of your position while reducing your pay, let that be the nail in the coffin.


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