I currently work at a little bit of a smaller Target in Hardlines. Starting out as seasonal, I was pretty glad and excited to have a $12/hour job that was going to offer me lots of hours, or so they said. After what I have to assume was a pretty normal Christmas season, as I had never worked retail from Black Friday through the end of the year, I was still somewhat positive. Of course, I had seen some issues that deeply upset me, like the fact that our store has no backstop team leaving untrained and unsupervised team members to climb up 25 foot ladders with bulky and awkward 30+lb boxes to backstop, which is wholly against OSHA regulations, but I let it slide because I needed a job and it was never addressed in a reasonable way when I brought it up. I was just told by the LODs that “it would be fixed during the remodel later this year” or “I know, but just be careful.”
okay so yesterday afternoon I was fired. So what had happened was that when customers would buy a certain amount of products , they would earn a $5 gift card. They would ask me if they could use it right away & I would say yes. NOT KNOWING I WASNT ALLOWED TO BECAUSE NO ONE EVER TOLD ME.
I have worked at target for quite some time now. I spent the better half of my high school career working at this hell site. I went to work with fevers, with terrible ovary pains, on 2 hours of sleep. I barely ever missed a shift, mostly because when younger workers missed a shift they would absolutely destroy them. They would call you into the back room and just annihilate your self esteem. They would blame stuff that happened that day on you not showing up, and it got so bad that kids were afraid to call in, and came to work with the flu.
I recently started working at Target in December. I was hired as a seasonal employee along with everyone else working for the Beauty department. I was called in to the LOD’s office today and was told it was my last day bc if a no call no show on Friday. Yes I know it was stupid to do but I’m still pissed off about it.
I worked the truck line. I am a girl who can handle the weight of most of the inventory. But I can’t toss multiple items of extreme weight on my back, and pile them perfectly onto the pallets at high speed. One of my co-workers was a Target All Star. One of those arrogantly proud employees who went up and above, truly believing that corporate will one day see him, and eventually give ten fucks about his efforts. I was put on the pallet section of the line that furniture, cat liter, seasonal, and chemicals get placed on. These items start at fifty pounds, and go up from there. My all-star coworker worked paper, make up, medicine, and kitchen. As a petite woman, I had to damn near throw myself over the top of a good amount of the heavy items, and tug them off using my entire body weight. After ten minutes straight of doing this, I was absolutely exhausted.
Kind of long, sorry. Just need to get this out.
It happened 2 weeks ago, and I’ve been honestly fuming about it ever since. I can’t believe they did what they did. I got fired for “multiple” reasons, and all minus one of them was bullshit. But hey, was only at 60 days so nothing I can do. I worked at the Starbucks in the store, though I’ve also helped with register & consumables, but I got along with almost all my team members in the cafe great. In this case probably too great, and this is the one reason I’ll own up to fucking up, we talked a lot of shit over there. I worked with all young girls, and everyone had someone they didn’t very much like in our crew. I just happened to be the one who got snitched on for the gossip.
My first time in retail in over 10 years was at Target. Never again. I got hired instantly because they were doing a hiring spree for Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas – and clearly stated: No one is allowed to take off. I didn’t mind and took the job for some extra money. Everything started off great. I was Inbound/SRT. 4 AM on double truck days. 6 AM on single truck days. Often times, I could get a little “over time” (we all know there is no such thing), especially on double truck days. On single truck days, they were more stringent about what hours you could work and tried to send you home early.
Well, I had entered the truck one day and figured I’d help someone. I had no clue what I was really doing, but I had just been pushing the boxes from the truck to the line. The girl I was working with, with a manish complex, was loading all the boxes on to the conveyor belt. She got a little backed up and busy and was helping the manager lift some stuff on to a pallet, so I figured I’d just keep the line moving and grabbed a few boxes from the truck. “Fucking get away, I don’t need your fucking help. Get the fuck off my line” is what I heard. I was new, so I was like, “Why is this bitch being so nasty to me?”
Before I start this long rant about what my position was and how it varied from other large format Targets.
I work at the newest Target in California, which was to be a TargetExpress. During this time, I was made to be part of guest services which I excelled at when I was still training at another location near me. (trust me when I say that when I put in my two weeks tomorrow, I am happy to give store numbers and locations.) Helping people and getting shit done is my specialty until I got transfered over to the store I was hired for.
Hired as seasonal, worked 6 depressing weeks, didn’t go into work tonight. Feels like a fucking weight has been lifted off my shoulders.
“Are you on walkie?” was making me homicidal. WTF is with that crap? I applied to work a job, not join a fucking cult. “Guests and team members” No bitches, employees and customers. Quit it with this ridiculous talk!
I didn’t bust my knuckles, literally, to try my best at pushing a 7ft tall pallet in the freezer BY MYSELF and still zone consumables in 2hrs 15 min to have a clown shoes LOD shift his hip and sigh in utter disappointment because I wasn’t some fucking wizard that could make that happen. Y’all bitches at corporate need to get with the program on what IS and ISN’T humanly possible.
so this guy I befriended from target was fired because he missed his fifth hour a bunch of times within his 90 days and he apparently wasn’t performing well. It makes perfect sense but there’s something that isn’t adding up to me or it’s maybe a coincidence. I figured out he’s been stealing video games along with a $300 item. He wasn’t confronted about it or anything so maybe he got away with it. Someone noticed something was missing and suddenly a week and a half later he ends up getting fired so I’m thinking there’s more to the story but apparently target didn’t say anything about it. It just seems odd to me. Are they just gonna ignore this? I know I sound like a shitty friend but I honestly think what he did was kind of petty. I know target sucks but what he did was crazy. Target usually cracks down on this sort of thing as the persons getting fired. I’ve seen people get walked out in cuffs for this. Maybe they really don’t know?