I was recently fired from bad ol’ Tarjay, so I think its about time I share with this site a tale of hilarity and frustration that truly shows the failures of the company itself.
First off, I worked in Food Ave. Pizza Hut area, to be specific. So I came in on Sunday, as scheduled, and the first thing I noticed?
I don’t really know how many stores have already switched over to working in these teams or whatever but supposedly it was “just a test” to see if things would work out better this way or if we should just keep things the way they were (we never were going to have a choice obviously) Going into it we were told by our stl that it was going to be complete chaos as they didn’t even really know what was going on.
Does/has anyone on here work at store 0876? If so, what is or has, your personal experience there been like? I’ve noticed in the close to a year I’ve been stuck in this circle of hell expectations change daily. If you work hard, they’ll work you harder (especially if you’re not a favorite). The laziest workers seem to have a blind eye turned to them.
I have been at target for almost 2 years and like many loved it….at first. I went from a part time position and was promoted within my first year. I’m normally ok with the unnecessary things target does. But now they have eliminated my position and placed me in softlines which is like retail hell. Not only that but I’ve gone from working early mornings (6am) and being out no later than 2:30 to coming in at 8 and 9 asks leaving in the evenings. I am crushed because this happened so fast. I was Literally told this last week and next week is the big change. I’m also not going to be under my current TL which is terrible because the girl over softlines is not the brightest crayon in the box.
This happened a long time ago, but I had never had the chance to rant about it.
I worked between Hardlines/Cashier mainly for six months, but I did know how to pull freezers for Market and how to work Electronics, and almost everyday I went in to work I felt like complete shit. Regardless of that, I have never called off and was always willing to help any department in the store that needed it, and it sucks that the team leads nor the LODs ever appreciate me or anyone for that matter.
After 5 months of high Redcard performance, always showing up early, and being their cart bitch when they didn’t have one, I received a whopping 16 cent raise.
I was under the impression that getting a lot of redcards was compensated in the form of raises, but I was sorely mistaken. I was expecting at LEAST a quarter. What an insulting raise. Even the Dairy Queen I used to work at gave better raises than this.
I have worked for Target for five years, now.
In that time I have consistently grown in the business. I went from stocking, to setting POGs, to even being a major part of a store remodel.
After this I held a position that had me in charge of produce, which eventually had me leading a team of stockers. In the time I held that position I wondered why I did TL duties, but was considered an average TM. I was told it was for growth. So I bided my time and a year later was given a TL position over another part of the store. Another year passes and I am told that position and its neighboring position are simply being taken off Target’s listings. No longer needed. Where did that leave me?
I’ve been working at target for a year and a half and Im so done ! I started on the flow team , then moved to pog a few months after that and that was a fucking horrible decision. First of all I got thrown in at a really busy time so of course I’m gonna fuck stuff up when im left to figure it out on my own but then get in trouble afterwards even if I ask for help instead of anybody even attempting to show me the right way to do anything.
After four and a half years, I put in my two weeks notice.
It was a good run, some great people, shame it was bogged by bad management.
The feeling of venturing to my new job is unlike anything.
I live in a fairly rich city, so almost all the “guests” are snobby, short, and snippy with me. The other day I had some crazy lady with her screaming baby bite my head just because I was “socializing” with the lady before her while I was ringing her up, you know, doing my JOB.