I have worked at target for quite some time now. I spent the better half of my high school career working at this hell site. I went to work with fevers, with terrible ovary pains, on 2 hours of sleep. I barely ever missed a shift, mostly because when younger workers missed a shift they would absolutely destroy them. They would call you into the back room and just annihilate your self esteem. They would blame stuff that happened that day on you not showing up, and it got so bad that kids were afraid to call in, and came to work with the flu.
How do I hate thee, let me count the ways
Target corporate, I hate thee because:
1. I spend too much time thinking, worrying and perseverating over a job that does not, think, worry or care a shred for any of its employees.
*Sigh* Where do I even begin. Well I guess I should start off by saying I still work here because its the only job that has a good starting pay. ($11 bucks an hour for a first job when minimum wage is $8.06 in Florida Humidity is not that bad.
So, my name is Jimmy I am an African American male, underweight, (112 lB), 18 yrs old, and most of the time (when I don’t want to bike home at midnight and take an uber/lyft) I bike home to/from work (about 3 miles). I’m the new Cart Attendant at Store 12873 in Good ‘ol Redneck Pensacola, FL. I recently graduated high school with a 3.7 GPA and currently looking for a second job so I can pay for college and find a roomate.
Before I get started here’s some background on myself. I’m a very loyal employee. I don’t just quit, I always give notice. I have always worked at a place longer than 3 years. Not Target though. See, I got hired and at orientation they bragged about the atmosphere of Target being a great place to work. Now being in retail for 11+ years I should’ve know what a farce that was, but I digress. I have never seen such awful management.
So I am the type of person that gives everyone a chance. I mean everybody is entitled to a bad day and I just don’t base opinions on rumors and first impressions. But my God.
OK for the past week I have been trying to get my password and username so I could set up direct deposit to my account, yet none of my management has been able to help me(haven’t even been given a permanent employee card) and there is nothing in my orientation materials. Where the fuck is it?
My friend Annie worked at Target until a few days ago. Annie hung out with two team members outside of work, and one of them (Thomas), roughly pinned her down to a couch and dry humped her while he was drunk. The other team member, James, was asleep in his room and didn’t see the event take place. Annie was sober, and in a panic, disassociated from the assault and drove Thomas home. She filed a police report against Thomas and is trying to get a no-contact court order.
Well I might as well tell you guys about the first time I ever cried at target and how my ETL handled it. It was a hectic evening back at electronics and mobile and I were working on CDs. On the we were the only ones on the floor the first Hardlines employee coming in an hour or two. A huge guy came up to us, laughing and blinking a lot, and starting yelling (still laughing it was kind f scary) about how he has pressed a help button and waited 20 minutes and got help. The first two things that came to mind was how one, we wouldn’t have even gotten to 45 seconds with someone getting it. And two, how the location he was describing doesn’t even have a call button. We apologized saying we can help him but he was stuck on my apology, saying its not sincere enough and how this isn’t real customer service. At this point mobile and I are both pretty scared.
Hey all! New member here. I started back in October as a backroom team member. Prior to my first day, I came across this site. After reading all the posts I thought to myself, “these people are nothing but whiney bitches. They probably just don’t want to work.” Fast forward a couple weeks. I have never been so wrong.
I have been working at Target as a cashier since the start of this May. Things were going pretty good for a while until the holiday season came around and I discovered back over a month ago I am actually pregnant. Right now I am about 19 weeks pregnant and my team leads have been aware of this for over a month now. However, I have been rather troubled with how things have been run at my store since the new senior team lead started her new role. Nice lady but she has some very unrealistic expectations (freshly graduated from college).
So I’ve worked for this AAAAAAMAZINGLY shitty company for 6 years now. I came to Target straight out of high school to pay for community college. After working my way up from cashier to service desk, I was “promoted” to a specality job that I loved. I was there for 5 years and recently went on loa for school (my CC does a 3+1 degree with a major state university. So in order to graduate with my bachelor’s business degree, I absolutely had to live at the main campus and attend classes there.) My problem now is that I want to come back since I’ve graduated. My manager filled my position with someone else (which we were struggling as it was with me on board. It wasn’t uncommon for me to get 9-15 hrs a week back there because “the other team members had seniority” according to my manager). She said if I want to keep my specality pay (I left at $12.47) I need to transfer to another store that has an opening (that’s +30 miles away from my current store). Hr said I can choose to stay at my store, but I’ll be back to min wage (and basically fucking over my previous 5 raises). So is there something I can do about this? I feel if I hadn’t gone specality and stayed a cashier, I would still be making more than min wage now. Can they just take my raises away like that? Can they fill my position if I’m on loa? Why can’t the new guy go to the other store instead of me? I don’t really understand loa since hr handled all of it for me, but isn’t my position guaranteed for me when I return? I need some advice please!!!!