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.
So, i’m 20 and a college student and i got hired in the month of November to work as a guest advocate, i’m finishing up my last weeks as the season is about to end and i am being let go, In one month of working there my anxiety has gotten so bad i am officially starting medication. i have had anxiety since i was a fairly young teen but it has never been bad enough to require medication ( as now i almost pass out and have extreme heart palpations ) when i began working there i was hardly trained, i was just shoved at the cash register and told to just ‘loose my fear’ most of what i learned and it isnt much, was by messing up and figuring it out on my own. i hardly ever get help from anyone as when i ask for it any supervisor or person above me looks almost annoyed to help me. everytime i go in i’m never given any walkie or anything to use to call for help when i need it. i used to really like target as a store but even working one month is one of the worst things ,, and being as this is my first job it makes me not to be in a rush to find another… my anxiety is so bad i want to call out of work for my next shift but since its a sundays shift i doubt they’ll see my personal health a valid reason to not go into work . i really regret taking the job and my mental break down after my very first shift should have been the red flag to not stay but i did and now i cant wait to leave.
I’ve been targets bitch for three months now. I’ve picked up shifts, stayed late, and been an ideal employee the entire time. We got hit with a major snow storm the past few days and I was snowed into my house and unable to attend my shift yesterday. I gave them plenty of notice when calling off too mind you. But what do I wake up to this morning? A phone call from upper management saying not to bother coming in later today or for any of my other shifts this week because I no longer have a job with target due to my unacceptable call off. Fuck you target.
Here’s a little anecdote about some of the training I took upon being ‘promoted’ to my totally real and not at all it’s-temporary-but-don’t-tell-him-that team lead position. So I was in the office knocking out a bunch of the online training modules – which by the way were about all the training I actually received; I literally had maybe 90 minutes total of in-person training for two different TL positions – when I stumbled upon an absolute gem of a question. It’s been well over a year now, so I don’t remember the exact wording and will have to paraphrase. Still, I think even the gist of question (or more precisely, the answer) is plenty ‘are you fucking joking?’.