After working for Target for over 6 months I got fired today for giving another team member a free cup to get a fountain drink while I was working at food avenue. I got fired over $1.35 drink.
If you were one of the fools that stood in line to purchase over $100 of merchandise from Target on Black Friday 2010 between 4am and 10am, then you probably received a “FREE” $10 Target Gift Card and should take note of the fine print on page 2 of the 2010 Target Black Friday ad. It states:
“If any portion of the qualifying purchase is returned, the refund value will be reduced by the pro-rated amount of the free Gift Card.”
This means you will lose money if you return anything on the same receipt that has the “FREE” $10 Gift Card on it. I know this because I just made such a return and just lost money doing it.
Here’s a simplified example: Let’s say you bought 5 items ($15, $20, $30, $35, $50) totaling $150. If you return the $30 item you will only receive a $28 refund because that $30 item represents 1/5 of your total purchase and your refund is therefore reduced by 1/5 of the “FREE” $10 Gift Card (or $2). To take it a step further, if you returned everything on the receipt, you would lose $10. If there was only 1 item on the receipt, you get back $10 less than what you paid for it.
This policy is very unique and makes absolutely no sense to the average customer. I suspect it was a highly paid Target bean counter that thought of it as a way to discourage customer returns. It adds 1 more technique to Target’s customer “rip off” arsenal and 1 more reason to never shop there again.
So I got hired seasonal as a cashier at a target store in ga…NUMBER ONE I APPLIED TO BE ON THE FUCKING SALESFLOOR AS MY NUMBER ONE PICK AND CASHIERING SECOND…so the man who hired me at the interview was sweet and listened to my answers but.. once I started working there I could never get a word in with his ass all he does is walk around all fast and shit pretending to be busy.
There are 3 gsa’s one blonde that I absolutely love, her name is B_ _ _. She makes me feel good about work she busts her ass for target and does it with a damn smile. She always asks if I need anything and thanks me for the work..
I recieved a pack-n-play for a baby shower gift in June, I know some time has passed but it broke after only the 3rd time using it. The hinge won’t lock. They were the only store that carried they item, I also recieved the matching swing and bouncer. Went on Monday to exchange & was told they would return/exchange but needed the receipt. I made the call the the gift giver (my grandmother in law) and obtained the original receipt. Went back today (2 days later), won’t exchange, manager at Westland store Chris rude accused me of returning it because of christmas (I didn’t ask for cash back I asked for a working item) Then tells the girl to see if they have item in stock then just walks away with out finishing the problem, they obviously dont have it (mind u about 5 or 6 other stores in the area do) then when i make him come back says “I knew we didn’t have it.” THEN why did she check and leave before rectifying the situation. POOR POOR CUSTOMER SERVICE won’t be shopping at Target anymore.
I am currently in college after being a stay at home mom for a number of years. My son is 5 so he still needs someone to be home with him at all times. So in June of 2010 I decided to apply for a job at 3 of the Targets in town and finally in August one of them called me. I went to two interviews and was hired for the overnight flow team and was told the hours were 10pm to 5am so there would be no problem since my husband doesn’t have to leave for work until 6am.
I worked for this nazi company for 4 years. And I mean WORKED. My wife and I worked on the flow/backroom fiasco. Basically, Ive gotten really informed on Target since I left. I learned for instance, that target is actually in bed with the NSA!!(Thats right, look it up, they are the largest forensics lab in America first, retailers second). So this might be why they run their flow dept like a third world experiment in behavioral psychology, where everyone gets SO MUCH SHIT that they become compartmentalized slaves just trying to get through the day without some unwarranted BITCHING OUT. At my former camp, this led to people working so fast and furiously that safety, nutrition, and even basic civility went out the window.
Okay, so I worked at Target when I was in highschool as a part time job and I can honestly say that I liked it back then. However, I went back to target this past year just to make extra money and these ass hats didn’t know the difference between their assholes and a hole in the ground. I worked on the sales floor in “Hardlines” (plastic bins, towels, lamps, picture frames, sheets, toys…you get the point). When I applied I asked them to please put me on the flow team that works early in the morning or in the backroom because I work alot better when I dont have morons bugging me every 3 minutes and that isnt including the customers…well that didnt happen. I also explained that I am a single mother and though I have child care so I was able to work night shifts I would like to have an opportunity to see my child. Well, once again, this did not happen.
So today was my last shift because I was done! I will admit I was actually excited when I was hired because ever since I was in high school I wanted to work there…wow that soon faded. I was hired as seasonal and I was happy I got a lot of hours and actually requested more. But then I started to work almost full time and I really hated the way they scheduled me. I absolutely hate working openings, I’d rather close than work at 8 am!! Anyways. Last week was the week I was really starting to get picked on, and I’m 100% honest, why was it that I was the only one being pulled aside every goddamn minute by the front end GSA to be told to smile and blah blah blah, when I saw other cashiers doing the same shit as me! Some cashiers were worse than me. Anyways, I know you have to be all friendly and shit, but let’s get real,
That is the Target term for the rank and file employees. I was recently terminated. Why, you might ask. I am a college-educated person in my early 40’s. I was always good with the guests, that are the Target term for customers. For example always asking “Can I help you find something” that’s the Target catch phrase, getting stuff from the stock room and searching for it if it wasn’t where it was supposed to be, and just about anything else you can think of to help them out. I always did my best to make sure the guest left Target happy and if they didn’t it was a circumstance beyond my control. I also knew where most of the merchandise was. I rarely called out sick, and my areas were always “zoned”, the Target term for straightening up well. So why was I fired? I refused to play their sycophantic games that’s why. This included not clapping and cheering at “huddles” the Target term for meetings, not writing out “great team cards” these are business sized cards which when I was originally hired was told were to written by team leaders or ETL’s. Somewhere along the line this changed and everybody was supposed to write these. These were almost always given for just performing your job. I said when I saw somebody really go above and beyond I would write one, this never happened. I did let my opinion be known about some people out but is always privately. I never publicly called anybody out. I also did my best to make sure the college students always but their education first and were not pressured into putting Target ahead of that. This was something Target words agreed with but Target actions did not. The thing I found most disgusting the incident that led to my being fired happened a week and a half before it I was let go, they just wanted to keep me through Thanksgiving weekend. Also the STL and one of the ETL’s were praising my work the whole day on the day I was terminated. How hypocritical can you get?