January 12, 2013 - screwthisshit85
So long Target, you bitch
As predicted I have been “let go” at the end of the season despite always showing up for work, never making any trouble, always being on time, always being polite to the “guest,” and complying with all of the ridiculous demands of the TLs, GSAs, GSTLs, LODs and everyone else with a power complex and nothing better to do then harass the other team members. I can’t say I’m too sad to have been let go though, because honestly this has to have been one of the worst job experiences I have ever had.
I loved knowing that every time I went into work somebody else was going to get on my ass for not following a rule for a job that I had never been trained on. I also loved knowing that all the team leads and GSTL’s were going to treat me like I was a moronic misbehaving child in front of the customers despite having done nothing wrong. Watching all of the team leads and their favorite team members get together and make fun of the other team members like they were still in fucking middle school was always a treat. And it’s great that my competency was what made the team leads hate me but also give me all the extra tasks at the same time.
Next point. Why hire so many seasonal employees if you don’t need them? I was almost never scheduled to work despite stating that I desperately needed hours to pay off student loans and still manage to afford to buy my family presents for the holidays. For the amount of money I’ve earned at this job it almost wasn’t worth the effort. Why hire a bunch of people you don’t need and then never schedule them? Also why ruin the regular employee’s hours at the same time and create tension between the regular workers and the seasonal ones? Oh I know. It’s because if you keep everyone under a certain amount of hours you don’t have to start ponying up for things like health insurance. Good to know that all Target cares about is earning a profit even when it’s at the expense of the people who keeping it running.
Oh and those red cards. I had so many “guests” tell me that they wouldn’t shop at Target anymore if they didn’t stop getting harassed about them at the checkout lane. Seriously Target? Is 5% really all you can afford to offer? Somehow I doubt it. I’ve had guests laugh in my face when I tell them it’s only 5% off if they sign up. Honestly I pretty much refuse to try and sell them anymore. There’s nothing in it for me and I’m sure Target benefits from its agreements with the banks and credit card companies far more than the guest does. Furthermore, why am I working my ass off to make the GSTLs and TLs look good when they haven’t actually done any work? Fuck that. Give me a monetary incentive and some recognition. Then maybe I’ll be a little more willing to deliberately piss people off in the checkout line.
So fuck you Target. I will not be working for you in the future, and I will do my level best to never let you get my money again. Walmart can have it. At least they’re up front about their shitty business practices and crappy treatment of employees when Target keeps trying to hide behind its fucking VIBE Fast, Fun, and Friendly, public relations bullshit.
In conclusion, lesson learned from this job. It’s not about how hard you work or how much you try to do a good job, it’s about how hard you kiss ass, who you know, and how hard you’re willing to let target fuck you up the tailpipe.