October 7, 2014 - edge
Soon I will be free
Put in my two weeks and last day on Oct. 11th! I am so excited! I have been a cashier for over a year. What finally pushed me over was the TLs’ and LODs’ lack of forethought when handling situations.
Yes, I didn’t take a lunch when I had a 5 hour and 15 min shift. Partially my fault for not being assertive enough to take it anyway. However, the blame should also be on Tarshit for not properly training the guest service chick newly turned GSTL. My hours for that day were listed as 4.75, so the GSTL assumed that it wasn’t considered a 5 hour shift and only scheduled a break, no lunch. I asked if she was sure, and she insisted. What was I supposed to do? I’m timid and going through a lot of shit (being an abuse survivor doesn’t help things either). So of course the next day the LOD and minion TL cornered me in my register to make me sign a paper and treating me like I was stupid.
“Well, if you count it out on your fingers…one, two, three…” Yes. I know how to count bitch. “But the GSTL said-” “Well you should know better. First warning and don’t let it happen again.” -.-
There’s a private office we can go into, ya know, so customers don’t have to overhear this shit?
I wasn’t the only one who got fucked by that GSTL that day. Several others got screwed and she got off so easy. I also think they were just waiting for something like this to start building an excuse to get me fired because I wasn’t getting any RedCards. I’m so glad I font have to worry about fucking RedCards anymore. Too much pressure and stress for nothing.
What helped me follow through with the decision was also the customers. They think that by shopping at Tarshit instead of say Walmart, they are entitled to be snooty bitches and assholes. They always give me the nastiest looks and treat me like I’m stupid. I’m so sorry I’m a bit slow at the math when I just totaled the transaction and you decided to add more change and I have anxiety and prefer to do math on paper so I can make sure it’s right. You do realize a lot of people work these kinds of jobs while going through college right? I’m not going to be a professional cashier. In fact, my degree is so specialized that a lot of people don’t know what it is. GIS. Geographic Information Systems. Maps and data, layers of information to help visually portray information and patterns. Yeah, I am such a low life for working as a cashier haha FUCK YOU.
Everyone starts someone. Some people would do well to remember that.
Yes, thank you for amusing yourself by cracking jokes where the punchline was I’m the slowest cashier ever, even though you had a shit ton of items and I was fast enough to get a G score on speed…
And fuck you couponers and your inability to properly read the fine print on your coupons and fighting with me over them. I definitely will not miss that and you insisting you had the right items for a gift card.
At least so far the girl at HR has been very helpful and has made this process easy and the LODs and TLs are leaving me alone…too good to be true? I’m not the only one who’s leaving. So far 4 people have left before me, one just flat out walked out the door. A few will be leaving after me. All are from different departments, like flow and backroom. Gee, I wonder why? Maybe because everyone is sick of this shit at my store? But that’s ok. They just hired on a whole bunch, so they have new blood to deceive and abuse.
I also have to put out there that whenever I ran out of receipt paper during a transaction, but it printed enough of the receipt to show the survey password numbers, I would secretly keep that one and give the customer the new one. I also kept the ones the customers didn’t want when it had a survey on it. I would then take the surveys at home so I could up my number of amazing survey scores to help keep the GSTL off my back about RedCards. Glad I don’t have to do stupid shit like that anymore.
You know, I did my best. I did the best someone in my position can do. Depressed and tired and so worn down I almost committed suicide on my birthday this year. I was going to be a pilot then the program at my school got messed up and I couldn’t take any more classes and don’t have the money and time it takes anymore. Plus it’s not really a good thing to fly while suicidal. I got kicked out of my home even though I am doing everything right, such as working, going to school and getting good grades, and staying out of trouble. I don’t even do drugs and I am light on the alcohol. Wasn’t good enough for my bipolar mother and controlling father apparently.
So now hopefully things will change. Even though I’m going to cashier somewhere else (Home Depot), I hear they treat their people better and customers and management aren’t all on a high horse. Hopefully leaving Tarshit will help start things over for me while I adjust to living somewhere new and grieve for the lost dream of being a pilot and deal with the shit on my shoulders from my childhood.
I’m glad this site was here to remind me I wasn’t the only one having a shit time at this place. Target really is a terrible company to work for and terrible people to serve.
Good luck everyone! I know I’m not the only one, but sometimes that’s hard to remember when you’re ready to just drop everything a disappear. Thank you all for being here and sharing and supporting.