So, many months ago in May, a girl who worked in Food Ave quit. As I was already trained there, the TL over there offered me the opening, saying I would get a 25 cent raise for it. I was happy and agreed, because hey, that combined with the 16 cent raise I got earlier in the year would have actually made a slight difference.
Alright, so I’ve been at Target for an entire year now and I’m honestly even surprised I’ve made it this long. When I first started working here in August 2016, I was a cashier and it was a pretty decent job for a first job. After about 3 months of working as a cashier
Well I might as well tell you guys about the first time I ever cried at target and how my ETL handled it. It was a hectic evening back at electronics and mobile and I were working on CDs. On the we were the only ones on the floor the first Hardlines employee coming in an hour or two. A huge guy came up to us, laughing and blinking a lot, and starting yelling (still laughing it was kind f scary) about how he has pressed a help button and waited 20 minutes and got help. The first two things that came to mind was how one, we wouldn’t have even gotten to 45 seconds with someone getting it. And two, how the location he was describing doesn’t even have a call button. We apologized saying we can help him but he was stuck on my apology, saying its not sincere enough and how this isn’t real customer service. At this point mobile and I are both pretty scared.
After about a month working as an electronics team member, my lease was up at my apartment and, because I don’t drive, I decided to move into a new place close to work. A month later, after finding a place a short walk away, blowing my savings on moving and furniture (much of which I bought from target) I was told by the fucking target-themed barbie doll In HR that I was being terminated because I had “insulted a guest’s financial status”.
I’ve been working at Target for almost 2 years now and I’m at my breaking point of whether I should just change my availability or put in my two weeks. Long post but, the first store I was at I started off as a seasonal cashier and was moved to guest service a few months later. I loved working in that area and I really cared to make guest service look nice, the LOD’s would tell me that it looks great. One of the GSAs ended up doing some sneaky shit and was stealing from the registers when we closed so she vanished for a bit while I had to run the front lanes. After she was stupid enough to come back, she was arrested, then came an opening for the position and I was told to go for it.
I work in grocery but I sometimes help close the meat department. the team lead over the meat department sometimes fills in for LOD too. Being in the meat department, he makes inappropriate jokes about “playing with his meat” and “he wants me to handle his meat”. I’m 18 and he’s in his thirties.
I’m a former CSP who was not directly employed by Target itself but an outside organization working within the stores occasionally.
I started Target as a cashier in the year 2014. It’s 2017 and till this day I regret hitting that srupid “Cashier ” button. #1 when I started my GSTL was a huge assshole I just sucked it up cause I needed my job.
Before I even clocked in, my Team Lead pulled me into the HR office with one of the other LODs and decided to tell me I did not pass probation.
Its funny, they said I took too long on breaks too much and that I “argued with some of the managers”. If you wanted to see me argue I would have had some pretty colorful language. I was only politely trying to explain where I was coming from the two times I was supposedly combative. Note also I had no complaints until two weeks ago.
I finally put my two weeks in. I walked in the door and immediately told everybody. The guests, included. The greatest day of my life. Does Target even DESERVE my two weeks? Probably not, but what the hell.