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November 20, 2014 - L.kitty17

Seasonal Employee Training Rant

I just started a seasonal position in hardlines (I think. They said hardlines but all my training has been in softlines.) I overheard one of my other team members say they minimized the training for seasonal employees, but my training almost seems nonexistent. The only decent training I had was on registrars, and the other trainers just hand me stuff to reshop for them. The day after my first day they had me work a full shift without a trainer, but I was so confused and I honestly didn’t know what I was doing. My other team members always seem annoyed when I ask for help. This is my first job too.

I just finished my training and I have no clue what I’m doing. I’ve been working around 8 hours daily with almost no breaks. I’m working full time and I’ve already been yelled at for hitting compliance. I didn’t even know what that was. No one told me to take a break or that they would cover for me. Yesterday I just kind of told them I was taking it with no answer. Then I was dragged away from that for the god-awful huddle that lasted 15 minutes. Then after huddle I got in trouble for not responding to a pull when I was on break.
My Team Leaders, and other Team Members like to not answer their walkie’s. I was never really given a tour of the store so when a guest needs help I just ask where things are over the walkie and hope someone answers. (Because usually my PDA doesn’t work.) They have no problem asking me to answer calls though. Which I can’t do. Because no trained me on that. I was a volunteer for a tiny little museum in a small town that had almost no money, and I still received an in depth orientation, and was welcomed by the friendliest people I’ve ever worked with. I don’t know what Target’s excuse for my training is. At least the guests in my area are polite enough and usually forgive me when I give them the “Sorry, I’m New.” excuse.I was really excited to get hired, but now I’m in my third week and I’m just so emotionally drained. I went to bed the other night and literally cried because I didn’t want to go to work. I was eager to work hard and get hired on after seasonal, but now I just want to get the season over with.


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  • TargetSlaveee says:

    I felt the same way when I started working there! I was actually looking forward to spending about 1-2 years with them. But then I was so tired, and I had a couple break downs, thats when I realized I needed to leave. They trained me well, so you should ask for training, and if they don't train you, then keep complaining. I mean if your not trained you can't get in trouble for not doing your job right when no one trained you, even when you asked.

    • TargetSucks says:

      That's how we know you weren't there that long. 1. Most stores don't train at all, never mind well. Everybody gets in trouble for whatever reason, regardless of training. Just read some more posts on this site.

  • ErikaA says:

    I feel the same way! Little to no training, extending the shifts to full shifts, break issues. Except I had sometimes had a GSTL who was all over you about taking breaks and that was ALL she did. I felt the same way when I started working there and was just glad when the season was over.


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