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?’.
The Target store I worked for got new management in this last year.. and they are all lazy. We got a new SD recently and she turned out to not only be the laziest most useless human but also a complete bitch. They all complain and bitch about team members not getting things done but they sit in the office all day talking bad about team members instead of helping or trying to make changes.
I have the worst ETL HR in the world. Read on and I think you’ll agree!
Let’s call her Helga.
Helga and I started in our new positions on the same day. I’m the HR TM. I’m not actually new to the position, just to this store. I took a brief hiatus from Tarshit (why did I go back???) and did GM at my new store until the old HR TM left and I applied for her job and got it.
So Helga and I start on the same day. A fresh new start, right? I’m sure this new ETL HR will be just as awesome as my old HR TL and everything will go swimmingly, right?
I’ve been working at Target for about a month and a half now. The day of my interview I got into a minor car accident which really should’ve been seen as a sign for how my job there would go. As a sidenote/preface of sorts, this is only my second job ever and my first in retail.
Hi all. I recently just got out of target (or getting out, 4 more days.) even though target has its moments as you all know very well, I dont wanna burn the bridge yet should I need a a job or even seasonal work. I have a lot of stories that I think would entertain the masses and that I can see if any other former or current TSS’s have similar adventures. Ill just start with a semi tame one but this will show how target generally handles things or what a TSS can do (and not do) when they are alone.
I was a new hire and I had to take a day off to take care of family business. Still only had my paper schedule and it cut off that day. Went in later that day to ask when my next shift was and only got shrugs. “Okay, disorganized much?” I thought to myself. I work only weekends so I know I dont have shifts during the week. Anyways, kept calling to see if they had updated the schedule or any news of that sense. NEVER got a clear answer. Finally after two weeks, I had enough of their shit and called in store again. Was told that I had been fired for NCNS. Are you fucking serious?
I’ve been free from the hellhole that is Target since February this year after working for this miserable company for just over a decade. I had initially started to type up a post of all the bullshit I endured just in my last year there, but realized that even that was going to take up like twenty pages. So in this post I’ll just focus on two (out of like a billion) things that stood out to me as being particularly egregious.
Hey Target friends. Now that it’s November, it’s time to prepare for Black Friday. What would you add to a survival guide? I’ll start:
- Avoid Karens At All Costs
- There are 6 words that haunt employees’ dreams every night: “can I speak to a manager?” On Black Friday, there’s no time for that. Keep your distance from all “Karens,” along with soccer moms. This is their one opportunity to make the holidays perfect and “YOU’RE NOT GOING TO RUIN IT, PUNK.”
- Buy A Riot Shield
- Riot shields are long enough to cover an average-sized person from the top of the head to the knees. They are typically used in riot control, which is what you may be dealing with this Black Friday. Protect yourself from the mob, and equip yourself with a riot shield.