May 29, 2014 - hermione.target
Somethings I’ve learned in less than a month working for Target
Getting assistance with the additional assistance button doesn’t work. I will push that button when I need help and there will be NO response. But let me speak up and get a GSTLs attention the old school way, and I get coached for yelling.
And God forbid I ask for someone to help a customer with patio furniture and a full shopping cart of groceries to his/her car. I mean I would GLADLY help them if it meant getting off a register for 5 damn minutes!
And don’t think of getting 30 seconds to get your register together and make sure you have bags before you have customers being sent to you.
Sometimes, you have to just take matters into your own hands. If the GSTL doesn’t want to respond to you needing help, give the customer a Target coupon and keep on going.
NOBODY WANTS REDCARDS! I meant nobody. I’ve gotten 3 apps in a month and only 2 got approved. I half the time don’t even ask either. The apps I’ve gotten have been people asking ME about it.
I’ve learned as a cashier, you are truly the most clueless person in the store, and it isn’t your fault. Most days cashiers don’t walk past the check lanes. So we are the LAST people you need to ask about where something is and what is on sale, we haven’t a clue.
You may have to wait 30 minutes or more to get change for your register! That one really annoys me. If I run out of pennies, I start rounding up to nearest 5.
You get little to NO training. I am at least lucky enough to have TM that are willingly nice and helpful to me should I need assistance. GSTLs will just act like you’ve asked them to move a mountain. Because they are SO busy standing there with their breakaways.
Breaks. Yeah. Those can be a joke. I have gone over 3.5 hours before getting my first break. Then due to that, I will take my lunch and only have an hour before I leave, thus not getting my second break. I’ve started taking 20 minute breaks since they wanna think I am not human and don’t need to sit down.
It’s sad that in a month I’ve already learned to expect nothing and be grateful if given anything.