Hey I’ve worked at target for almost a year now; haven’t ruffled any feathers, and haven’t done anything to tick off upper management. I’ve kept myself out of trouble for good reasons, living in teen hating central Texas does that to a kid, and helped out a-lot around the store. Yet, for some reason the LOD’s keep yelling at me to quote “Sell More RED CARDS,” what kind of BS is this!? I go out of my way to make DAMN sure I’m one of the fastest cashiers in the store, and I’m threaten to be fired just because some “guest” doesn’t want to save 5% by applying for a debit or credit card. I admit I’m not all that enthusiastic about them, actually I don’t care for them, but the fact that how I am viewed as a employee by target, and how I’m seen by other employers for future interviews, depends on how many of those damn cards I can sell in a week! I don’t know, it just feels like target is cheating me out of a future.
I have been a loyal Target employee for the last three years and have always showed up for my designated shifts, or called an ample amount of time before my shift if I was sick.
This last weekend I had a family member hospitalized with shingles, forcing me to fly back home to be with them. I went in on WEDNESDAY to speak with an LOD, an LOD who told me that family always comes first, and called HR the next morning to see if they would be able to find anyone who could cover the other two shifts I had not found someone for. I got all but one of my shifts covered except for one, and I was just told to call in early that day to let the LOD’s know.
So what do I do? I call in at 10:00 am for my 4:00 pm shift, saying I didn’t know if they had found anyone to cover me, but I was instructed to call in early anyways just in case. I was told, and basically coached, “that it was my responsibility to cover my shifts, and not someone elses, and despite having a family member in the hospital I was still accountable.” Guess what? You can go fuck yourself. I’m sorry you are too stupid to learn to train more than 5 people to do returns at guest service, but that is not my problem. The whole point of having so many damn employees is to account for things like this. $8.75/hr is not worth missing the chance to see a family member for possibly for the last time.
I find this entire situation inappropriate and out of line on the LOD’s part. It is not like I am calling in because I have the sniffles, a loved one is legitimately sick. Can I go to HR and tell them that I feel like this was out of line on his part? It is out of line for him to be coaching me on my personal choices when I am more than 1000 miles away.
When I started working at Target 7 months ago, my hopes weren’t set very high. I had worked retail before, and I knew it would be hell compared to my previous well paying construction job. I expected rude and angry customers, horrible hours, and bad pay. What I didn’t expect to see was how little hard work is rewarded.
I started at Target with the usual two weeks of training for hardlines. I picked everything up fairly quickly, and before long I was keeping pace with other team members who were much more experienced than I was. There was one person nobody could keep up with though, and that was our Team Lead. She knew everything there was to know about working the sales floor, and unlike most of the team leads she actually worked HARD. She would show up early in the morning, print all of the planograms and labels, help the back room pull everything needed for those planograms, assign team members to put them up, and in the end she would usually help the team put away almost everything. Every shift she had, she hit the floor at a thousand miles per hour and kept that speed up all day. It was impressive, to say the least. She made all of the other team leads, ETLs, and LODs look like complete morons on a daily basis, and all of us underlings on the sales floor loved her.
First of all, why does no one swear on this forum? I mean, are we serious, or are we fucking serious? I have worked at Target for 3 years and I am the best damn operator that store has ever had. I’m not being cocky; it’s true. All the way up and down the management-guest-team member hierarchy has it been proven. Oh how I suffered to get to a point where I can own anyone in a RTW zone and abandons; that makes me proud, that I do my job really well, and knowing other team members love working with me because I can actually do my job EVERY TIME and WELL is the only saving grace of that place. But I get nothing for it, of course, except the satisfaction in seeing the LODs not give a damn that I quit and everyone who actually does any real work on the floor beg me not to leave!
Ordered a Kodak printer from Target.com, and being in a hurry I forgot to check Walmart, well even before it was shipped I tried to cancel but hey they had my money and shipped it at 12.00 more than walmart and a higher shipping and handling charge, I called and was routed to some broken english foreign speaking person who was absolutely no help, so I posted a review of the printer and experience on their site and they wouldn’t publish it! No expletives just the actual experience
I have learned the hard way that Target offers their amazing price match guarantee giving you two weeks. If Target or someone else offers the same product for less, they’ll match it! Sounds great – it should give you peace of mind in shopping that you know you’re getting the best deal out there! Well, they offer that, but the reality is, they have their way around it. Instead of putting items on sale, they offer them on a “gift card with purchase”. Then, it doesn’t qualify for the price match, because the price is the same, it just has a gift card promotion that you can’t qualify for!
For a company that prides itself in top quality customer service, you would think the upper management fully supports its store employees and provides them with the tools to succeed, provide great service, and earn the profits that come with it. This is however not the case. It is of little or no fault to the store management as their hands are tied. Its the board, the top executives, the operations team, and a few of the interns that came up with some of the stupid ideas and roll outs over the years. (whoever invented AE09 needs a boot up their ass)
I have shopped at Target© for a long time, I have many friends that shopped there. Notice I say “shopped”. There are many reasons not to shop at physical retailers these days but Target© goes above and beyond by providing many more. Most issues are related to the day to day operation of the store but all of them have a direct impact on the guest experience. Some of the many issues: Lack of a livable wage, Poor staffing, Poorly trained staff, High turnover, little or no advancement opportunities in smaller stores, Too many stores in a dense area, Outdated operating practices in regards to credit cards, A simple but insulting return policy, lack of layover, lack of direct to store shipping options, a poorly designed website, as well as too much documentation whether it be store operations, coaching, or job function related.
As I write this i am 8 hours away from an opening shift for operator. I have been working at Target for 9 months and have come to believe it is responsible for my lack of joy in life. When I started they blew smoke up my @$$ and told me what a great job I was doing and that I could move to another area after my 90 days cuz I did such a great job. Well after my 90 days I talked with the etl of my section and she said I had complaints from all the way back in December.( I was hired in Oct. As the last regular team member group.) And when I went to talk to my hr tl about these supposed coachings they were about things I wasn’t even doing or supposed to be doing.
I’ve been working at Target for about a month now part-time until I have to return to school in September. The pay isn’t bad (8.00 p/h) although, it’s not the most. I was hired Hardlines in May, but started working in June due to the Target being a new store and such. Honestly, I was pretty excited. It was my very first job that I would ever have and it felt good being able to make money for myself instead of having to ask my parents for everything. Yet, somehow, it felt like the worst mistake I’ve made. Now, I dunno if any other team members who work at other Target stores feel the same way, but the guests tend to be either rude, snobbish, or just down right immature. Especially the teenagers, who look old enough to do what I’m doing (which is getting a damn job). They do things intentionally just to overwork the employees. Don’t get me wrong, work isn’t easy and I understand what I need to do to keep my job, but I’m the type of person that if I feel that I’m being treated badly by either customers or my own team, then I’m out of there.
Ive worked at target for a couple of years and im just unhappy there. I got hired for salesfloor because i had 6 years of experience. After a month i started being scheduled as store operator without being askked and ivebeen stuck in there ever since. Ive asked to transfer and all they do is give me bull—- answers about not haveing enough people trained to be operator then thy try to butter my a$$ by saying i do such a good job even though theyve also coached me saying im slow. Ive been interviewed twice for other positions and have been turned down once they said it was becuase of my college schedule which really isnt that constrained. I know thats a lie becuase there are gsa and team leads who go to school too.
Ive been coached too because i seem “upset” and when i told them it is because i dont get enough help with the clothesthey just say i need to work harder. I get compared toanother operator alot and hes one of those ki$$a$$e$ who all the tlods and lods just love. The lods dont like me becuase i dont act clicky and definitely do not kiss their a$$e$.
I really want to quit but the job market sucksand I cant afford to miss a paycheck. the tlods micromanage us and the lods just treat everyone not in there click like $hit.