First of all, thank u for this website, it is very informative. Briefly my story with dealing with Target has been a nightmare. Briefly as possible, I was severely injured by a Target employee and despite the fact that they are one of the best CSI crime labs in the country, the videotape evidence, above the cash register, went “MISSING and/or DISAPPEARED.” They put me through HELL and told me in effect, prove it, how can u prove it, when they destroyed evidence. Looking online, Target does this often, in the the law it is called SPOLIATION. But the videotape only goes missing, when they are at fault.
HERE’S SOME GOOD ASS TEA Y’ALL !!
So I’ve been working at target for a horrendous 6 months now solely because I am a broke college student needing to pay rent. It has been a tumultuous 6 months where I have gotten the worst humanity has to offer. I may not be the best with attendance because I have mental health problems that cause me to miss shifts sometimes. I do not let it impede on my productivity because I care for my coworkers and not Target itself.
Antyways, one example of how ridiculous this place is: we had a person work at Starbucks, and they would show up intoxicated or bring alcohol in a bottle to drink at work.
Hello, all! I’ve been an employee at Target for over two years and I’m ready to move on. I started out as a seasonal cashier in 2017, and I worked in that position for about a year before I started working at guest service.
Although it has very strong competition, guest service is arguably the worst department in the whole store.
I’ve been hired for the seasonal section which is great and fun (jk). I, being the new employee, am expected to take care of the seasonal isles by MYSELF: restocking, backstocking, pushing, setting up displays, fixing aisles etc. From what I’ve heard, people that get hired for this section generally are overworked because they are the only person in the section. I also know target has an ongoing fun little game where they like to give insane amounts of work to their employees and expect them to finish it all in a shift and have time to start the next shifts work. If you think food & bev is hectic, imagine reorganizing the same clearance candy isle 10+ times within half an hour because the GUESTS just dont give a fuck. Also why do people get mad at me for asking questions when I literally have no idea what the hell I’m doing
So many things to complain about but I’ll talk about my breaking point. So this lovely company that likes to use fake smiles and promises of flexible schedules is a scam. I was hired as a non-seasonal employee and offered a position as a toy general merchandiser.
Besides the absolute mess, overload of truck, screaming kids and parents, and no support I managed to make it through 8 months even through Black Friday which was the worst working experience of my life.
I was hired for seasonal at Target and at first it was good.I got along with my co-workers and did a good job training me for the position I was working but unfortunately that’s as far as training goes. I got scolded by team leads for not doing things the right way when I didn’t even know how I was supposed to do things because they never fully trained me.
I’ve visited this site several times through the past few years and thought I should put up a post of my own. This mostly focuses on the end of both stints, the first one is pretty long so beware!
When I was injured, HR blamed me for it. The application stated I could lift a certain amount of weight, which I did. The long hours, repetitive motion, physical strain and impact of hard labor was too much and both ankles were shot. I was given 4 weeks to have a doctor limit my lifting requirements so that I could be “demoted” from Warehouse Worker to Packing.
My new manager was probably fresh out of college but stupid as fuck.
The best way to describe a Target DC is a Gulag. It felt like an unjust punishment; like I had been wrongfully imprisoned. Upon entering the building, my only thoughts were about prison riots. We were all armed with blades, jam poles, shepherds hooks, and a new device called a “measuring stick”, which resembled a wooden bow staff, and lots of heavy machinery…
I was randomly assigned to Outbound/Shipping in Pueblo, Colorado, without so much as an interview. A pulse will suffice. As far as “Team Member” goes, I still don’t know what that means or what “team” I was on. I was referred by my spouse, who worked in Inbound/Receiving, who will not be named due to a pending lawsuit. Together, we represent the two most psysically demanding positions in the warehouse.