November 24, 2013 - chilllwavess
Only my second day and i’m already stressed!
So, I started working at Target in the softlines section yesterday. I am working seasonal. This is my first job EVER. I’ve never had previous cash register experience or retail experience at all. Yesterday, I was only trained on the register for about an hour and a half-2 hours. I think I got the hang of using the register, but i’m definitely not perfect yet! I’m pretty slow. Today was my second day and I was being trained in the softlines section. First of all, I feel like everything has been so unorganized. My originally-designated trainer didn’t even know she was supposed to be training me! So a team leader just chose a random worker from softlines to train me. Then a manager found me while my trainer was away at one point, and asked me to backup on the cash registers but I couldn’t do it because I wasn’t even “in the system” yet.
Basically, from shadowing my trainer I have realized that maybe this is too much for a first job. On Thanksgiving, I’m a cashier my whole shift…and how in the world am I supposed to be FAST on the register when I’ve literally only had an hour and a half of experience!? I seriously wouldn’t mind folding clothes all day if I KNEW that’s what I was going to do. But no, there are many things that I have to do (at random times). It’s also frustrating when guests ask me questions, and I can’t give them the best answer as to where something is, etc. because i’m new! I’m just over-whelmed is all. I feel like I am being thrown to the wolves. Hell, I wasn’t even told I needed a walkie-talkie until my trainer found out I didn’t have one. Haha. (Which, I ended up not being able to use one because there wasn’t one available.) I’m also not totally sure how to use the hand-held device used to scan products to see their DCI # or whatever…anyway, i’m so sorry for my rambling! Any advice for a newbie would be greatly appreciated! Haha. Thanks for your time!