Kind of long, sorry. Just need to get this out.
It happened 2 weeks ago, and I’ve been honestly fuming about it ever since. I can’t believe they did what they did. I got fired for “multiple” reasons, and all minus one of them was bullshit. But hey, was only at 60 days so nothing I can do. I worked at the Starbucks in the store, though I’ve also helped with register & consumables, but I got along with almost all my team members in the cafe great. In this case probably too great, and this is the one reason I’ll own up to fucking up, we talked a lot of shit over there. I worked with all young girls, and everyone had someone they didn’t very much like in our crew. I just happened to be the one who got snitched on for the gossip.
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.
I’ve posted here before regarding different issues but I’m back with a new issue.
The last few weeks to my surprise have been quite nice and that’s coming from someone who can’t stop for a single second to take a break because “carts”. However, naturally weekends are always busy and I mean hectic busy. I can’t help but wonder why is it that on the most busy days we only have 1 cart attendant scheduled at a time. Well, here’s my theory surrounding this issue.
I haven’t even been a Target employee for a full month. That right there should show you how much I hate it. And it’s not unjustified either. My birthday is Thursday and even though I had it off, one of my coworkers suggested I take my availability off as well. So I did last week. What do I find when I look at my schedule today? A big fat fucking shift scheduled for– can you guess?– Thursday, June 18th. My birthday. The day my parents took off from work to drive two hours to see me. The day my boyfriend took off from work to spend the day with me forcing him to work two extra double shifts the rest of the week. When I confronted (very friendly-like too I might add) the human resources lady she told me that her hands were tied and there was nothing she could do except put my name down on the shift change sheet which is no guarantee.
I’ve been working for target for about a year now and i love this site. I’ve been reading almost every post surprised that others are going through the same problems i am. This will be my first post and hopefully be my last as i don’t plan on working at this place too much longer.
So today i got my corrective action and I’m surprised that it took so long for them to say or do anything about it. I’ve been late more than a few time and i will admit that i do have somewhat of an attitude so those are 2 things i can take accountability for but what they wrote and said to me i can’t deal with like i said in my headliner dis tew much.
Ok, this is my third post in pretty short order, but it’s so necessary. I love coming on here to vent.
I work in the backroom. If I had like a Target hit list, whoever resets planograms would be number one. The ETL that gets on our case about backstocking would be second. When they reset planograms, and fill it with new stuff, guess where the old stuff goes…the backroom. Almost every time this happens, we get a flatbed with at least 10 repack boxes full of stuff. When the ETLs come upstairs on their walk (god, I hate the walk), they see that shit and lose their minds and from then on, they’re on our case about who’s working on backstock the rest of the day as if we let the backstock get out of hand. Motherfucker! stop giving us all this plano BS to add to our normal flow, and maybe it wouldn’t be so bad.