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March 16, 2015 - Revan_Vampir

Some feedback needed concerning professionalism/discretion…

I work with both my step-son’s at a store. We all work on flow with some of my own time dedicated to planogram/presentation. The lead for flow is a nice guy however, prefers to just parade around like he is a bull dog marching up and down a cat walk and barking orders. Fine.

However, he seemed to have had an issue with one of my step-sons today. As the three of us were in the break room for lunch, (along with at least 7-8 other team members), the lead for flow comes in and sits with my step son’s and I. He procedes to talk to one of my kids about how “there is a problem”… and “why wasnt seasonal pushed?”… and “whatever your problem is, you just need to get over it.”… I had to get up in mid convo and leave because not only was it unconfortable, but I feel it poses as a conflict of interest being he is my step-son. Not to mention – TOTALLY INDISCREET!!

My question is this… do I have any right to address to HR what took place? I mean, whatever happened to discretion – a one-on-one, PRIVATE convo? Why discuss like that in front of others. It was a bit embarassing.

Morale has been on a serious decline lately on the flow team. Team lead just cant seem to get any sort of formula together for us to follow in order to ensure market, HBA, paper, seasonal, etc are all pushed from the morning truck in a timely manner.

Just wanted to pick everyones brains here and see what you all thought.

Thanks for reading this.

Live bright and shine on!!!



Employee Experience / TargetSucks


  • TargetSucks says:

    Absolutely call HR. If you felt uncomfortable, that's already enough. How do you think your stepson felt? You don't need to mention your relationship; you can just say it was another employee, which is true.

  • RedCardFairy says:

    What is your desired outcome? Target does not care about employees as people. They care ONLY about bringing in guests and making their numbers. Their entire business model is built on treating their employees as replacable objects. Sure have a discussion with HR as long as you realize nothing will change.

  • TargetMinion says:

    Yes talk to HR. Not only was it rude and unprofessional, but it is a direct violation of Target's "no working off the clock" policy. It doesn't matter if you're on your lunch or 15 minute break. Nobody is to be harassing you about work-related issues.
    If you talk to HR directly there will mostly be retaliation against you and your sons. It's sad, but it's true. That's just how Target operates. If you want the issue to be addressed whilst remaining anonymous I would call the Employee Help Line. You can say you witnessed the situation in the breakroom, mention the TL and the store you are calling from. Make sure to mention Target's policy about working off the clock and how the situation made you uncomfortable because of the unprofessional way the TL handled everything. They will type up what you say and call the STL and tell them the conversation. This keeps you anonymous unless you tell the hotline worker your name. That's how I would handle the situation. I'm a former HR TM and I can't tell you how many times I witnessed TMs getting crappy shifts or hours cut because they spoke up about a concern that they damn well had every right to bring up. Call the hotline. If they figure out to was you and retaliate, keep calling the hotline. Those calls have a major negative impact on the STL and they don't want TMs calling it, it's a very powerful tools TMs have and they don't even realize it.


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