Worked at target some years ago, but re reading some stories made me want to share my horrible experience with Target HR. Keep in mind this is the same guy in both stories.
1. The time I got sexually harassed at work.
At the time I was a 19 year old girl working in electronics . I was used to the usual creeper here and there, but I never expected it from a co worker. Now this guy worked for Target mobile and was about 45 at the time, and with a son about my age.
So, I never really request time off. Im there when I need to be, doing my job as a cashier. Im 18 its my senior year and prom is soon. My mom is one of those people who like to be there every step of the way between choosing my dress, shoes, hair, makeup, etc.
I was working as a cashier at the target close to my house and sometime around the end of October a woman comes in with her two daughters that were totally excited to use their money from their allowance to get toys. They ended up having money left over and one of the girls tells me I can have it. I say no because I was told we weren’t allowed to accept money. I start ringing up their mother’s groceries and she gets a 10 dollar gift card. I informed her of her card and put it down by the register so I could finish ringing her up. I tell her about it again at the end of her transaction and she tells me to just keep it before leaving. I had witnessed a coworker do this a week earlier and she had no problems so I did.
It was my first day of training. I go to the operator, tell her what’s up. She tells me to go to the registers and wait for a trainer. Some other employee directed me to my trainer because I was standing around like an idiot waiting for one. Guess what? My trainer was already training someone! And she had no idea she had to train someone else!
After that’s sorted out, the trainer had me shadow her, but she wasn’t really explaining anything. She just had me watch her and hoped that I got it. So when I took over, I fumbled a bit. It was to be expected, and I was pretty nervous, but she hardly did any explaining until I made mistakes. Thanks, I guess?