*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.
I was reluctant to write this but I figured if I could deter even one person from working at Target as cart attendant then I have succeeded.
I started working for target about 2 years ago,(quit just before my 2 years) took the job because I figured I could use some money and experience since it was my first job. The hiring process took about 2 weeks which wasn’t too bad. Although I have heard from several people that the hiring process took at least a month.
I’ve been working as a Cart Attendant at Target for the summer. It’s been pretty good, but today I had the misfortune of working under a very grouchy GSTL who verbally berated me for the silliest, most immature reason you could ever possibly think of. Here’s what happened.
Okay so I’ve worked at target for about four months and at first it felt like a family like the GSA’s and GSTL cared but that shits a fucking joke. I started as a cashier like every single person who works at target and i enjoyed it, i got red cards at least 5 every week. Then we lost a cart attendant and then one quit so they decided since i was a guy i could do slave labor for insulting amounts of money.
So here it is. The Target that I work at scheduled four cart attendants to work at the same time on Thanksgiving. The four of us agreed that two would do the outside work and two would do the inside.
I couldn’t wait to quit target to post about it so watch out because it’s a long rant. I started working at the hell hole that is target at around beginning of July and my God was applying here is a giant mistake. I got called and interviewed and started as a cashier as most of us do and as target does best they hounded me and harassed me to get red cards, breathing over my neck, coaching me, role playing, amongst other bullshit and no your little incentive of Starbucks or little bag of goodies doesn’t make me more compelled to get red cards so fuck off.
It’s hard to describe Target as a whole since each store can vary greatly depending on who works there and how they do things. But here is what mine is like:
It’s summer down here in Southern California. Temperatures are well within the 95’s. On good days it’s around 84-85. I can tell you right now this is a rant so rant [ON]
Hello all, I’ve been reading several posts here and I’ve been inspired to give me story on what’s like to work as cart attendant. First, I should note as to why I started working for Target: up until recently, I was happily employed at a company which paid me $12 an hour. At the time, being that I had a stable, decent-paying job, I purchased a new car, a 2007 Jeep, since not only was my then-car more than 20-years-old and failing, but also being that my job was more than 30 miles from my home. In addition to that bill, I had a hospital bill relating to my first job. In short, I was (am) knee-deep in debt.
I’ve been reading topics here for quite some time now, and now I feel I want to express myself as well.
Note I’M only 17 and the other cart attendants are 16 and 17. Other nights they have past cart attendants closing.
I’ve been at Super Target since October as a cart attendant and USED to cashier, but haven’t been scheduled at it in months.