March 2, 2013 - TargetSucks
No Future In Target
While attending college, I took up a part time job at target. The HR manager grit her teeth when she told me what I would be making if I accepted the job. It was well below minimum wage. By her reluctance to tell me this, I could see most people were turning the job down and probably walking out of the interview. I’m a young college student at this point. I just need something while I’m in college.
My friend worked at the store as a career. He was there five years. This is a guy that never called in sick. Never took a day off. Yet, when promotion came up he was always over looked for a new jack. I knew instantly that there was no way in hell I would ever amount to anything working at this place if my friend’s perfect record and stellar work ethic was considered jack shit to Target.
When my ninety days were up – Yes. Unlike most employees, I did get that raise. Five cents. I went from making $5.15 an hour to $5.20 an hour. Oh gee wiz, oh boy! The cars I could now buy with that! I can finally move out of my room at home, and get my own apartment! Not! My pay checks were enough to pay for my cell phone bill and a half tank of gas. Mind you, my cell phone is 1970s style ghetto and I’m on the broke bitch as fuck plan.
I eventually lost the motivation. Especially when I’m working 12 hour shifts, and some how….my paychecks were always $200.00 on a good day, if not less than that.