I have been working for Target for a little under 5 months. I work softlines, but “my” area is JAL (which, in my store, is lingerie, sleep, activewear, and accessories). When I started, there were two of us in JAL, now there is just me. I was trained by a coworker and not an LOD or TL. Fuck it, whatever. She taught me everything she knew and did the best she could. I survived Black Friday, I survived New Year’s, but swim season may just do me in.
So I’m now a former employee of Target Store 1371 which is in Rock Hill, SC. I got fired because I didn’t show up for work three days in a row, which I was unconscious in a hospital having seizures and target fired me just a few days ago and they leave a voicemail on my phone and I don’t find out until I listen to it which is a few days afterwards.
A few weeks ago, I was visiting work, so that I could shop, a coworker that was really close to me had a gift card and let me borrow it. It wasn’t strange to me because they always let me borrow money and I would pay it back. So it turns out that this was the gift card they had stolen, and I had used my discount on it, so now I’m involved in all of this.
So I’ve been at target for about over a year now, and I think it is time to leave.
So, they ALWAYS have me at self checkout. I literally just stand there and do nothing for 8 hours a fucking day. I’ve asked to be moved, but they just wont. Apparently because I’m uncomfortable about asking people at self checkout for red cards. It just doesn’t feel right. When it’s not busy, i get a couple hand baskets and return them to the front. They scold at me because apparently they want me to be “100% guest orientated” how am I supposed to be guest orientated when theres literally no one there? I’m just trying to keep myself busy because standing in one place drives me nuts.
I guess I’m an oddity when I say that I like retail work. At least, in theory, I like retail work.
I like working the register and helping customers. The problem is, I think I care too much about customers (or “guests”) to efficiently work at Target.
I was a Target employee over 2 years. Since I arrived LODS had their rushed non rushed employees. Their favorites the unrushed taking it chit chatting with their buddies and LODS as the rest of us worked , LODS rushing us with a sense of urgency. The non rushed slackers took advantage of their special treatment behaviors as if they are the best since the LODS treat them so . I did several complaints to LODS, HR and Coperate without anything resolved. I’m not at Target for my self worth, respect and sanity.
I’m one of those people that only misses work if I’m unable to function due to being sick. Otherwise I am there and always on time for my shifts. I was spoken to a while ago that I had a no call/no show. I’ve never had one of those before.
I have been working at my store going on 6 years now and I have never seen the management as terrible as it is now. We have a brand new STL that was promoted up and wants to make a good impression. It’s making our lives hell.
The store looks like shite.
I got a counseling due to the fact I left the GSA/GSTL keys beside a register tucked into the register and side panel while I went and got carts outside. I asked the other GSA (she was covering Guest Service) to get them but she claims she didn’t hear me. I told them they can pull the footage of me pointing at them and telling her while walking away.
Target HR has never been that reliable, but today has been the lowest of the low for me.
Let me give you a bit of my background: I’ve been a seasonal Target employee before, way back in 2015. I knew back then that HR needed improvement, but didn’t know how much. But because I was starry-eyed and like to give businesses probably one too many chances, I didn’t think much of it when they kept bouncing me around and scheduling me on days I had told them I couldn’t work. I still enjoyed my time working at Target (mainly for the co-workers who weren’t awful).