Lets start from the beginning, shall we?
So I started working at Target 1516 of July of 2018 in Softlines. At first it was great; I made a decent amount of friends, the management was laid back and I was getting above minimum wage. I left for LOA in September for school and returned for Black Friday. Even though I’m softlines, they put me on register all day because they “double scheduled” me. It was my third time working register and the experience was awful. That should’ve been the first warning sign.
Long story short, quit before probationary period ended. Don’t really care about opinions like “if you can’t make it 90 days good luck in the real world!” Well I didn’t go to college and graduate to work retail, so save the comment for someone who cares.
I worked at my local Target for four years as a softlines brand team member. The pay sucked, but the stress was low and hours flexible so I stayed. After Target’s multi billion dollar fiasco in Canada, the shit really started to roll downhill. As people left, positions never got replaced. Softlines in my store was hit especially hard.
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hello. my name is fake for reasons (mainly my paranoia), but i’ve been working my 90 day probabtion (three months) at target and as of recent, i’ve realized retail is NOT for me. my friends who worked retail told me i’d hate it when i first started.
I’ve been looking through the posts here for a while and it’s time I got some of my own anger out. I work in soft-lines at a smaller store and when I began I thought it was an okay job. I knew it wasn’t going to be great because hey, its a retail. I’ve worked there for almost a year now and it’s gotten progressively worse and I don’t think it’s gonna get better any time soon.
I already know why they arent giving me hours but still pisses me off when I think about it. So I make more than the minimum wage because of how long ive been there, 10 years.. So the new people who get paid less get all my hours. All I ask my softlines manager is to schedule me 8 hours Sundays and Mondays. But no. She will always schedule me closing shift every other night for 4 hours. Then my coworker said that she got scheduled 8 hours on Monday but she cant come in due to her availability. HELLO! Im open to work 8 hours. I told my softlines manager a million fukn times!! Also I believe they wont schedule me over 24 hours a week so they wont have to give me benefits. Smfh
Review time at Target:
“You’re a great asset to the team. You’re never late, always show up for work and always have a great attitude. I love the work you do. So, overall I rated you inconsistently effective.”
First, just wanna holla out to all my Fitting Room/Operators out there! It is a tough gig that everyone thinks is easy! Boy, am I OVER it!
Anyway, I work at (and have been since June) a Target in California and naturally as the rest of the country is approaching winter and getting snow, it is raining like CRAZY here. And OH am I SICK of hearing people ask/complain about nonexistent rain gear. I even had this older dude go off on me with some tirade about how he doesn’t understand why Target doesn’t have winter gear (in my head I heard “winter”) and that he’s gonna tell all his friends and family not to go to Target to get “winter” gear because there isn’t any. And that if at a meeting we might have (as if we hold any kind of meetings at Target) if I could speak up on his behalf (as if I, a bottom of the food chain worker have any say in anything) and maybe mention getting some “winter” gear AKA RAIN gear because California does not have winter. I cannot tell you how many times I’ve tried to explain the concept of “seasonal” to people. Like, NO we don’t have fucking bathing suits in November (but actually just wait ’til this week ’cause apparently they’re coming).
First off, FUCK RED CARDS and everything they stand for. If i didnt hate the color red before, I hate it now. I thought it would be great to work at Target since its close to heaven shopping there, but i was wrong, just like i always am. I worked in softlines and the first 3 days of work wasnt that bad. I was new to everything and i was still training, so i basically just walked around and avoided “GUEST” (like ppl care) because I didn’t know shit about anything or its location…..and i hate being bothered with stupid questions…
So, I started working at Target in the softlines section yesterday. I am working seasonal. This is my first job EVER. I’ve never had previous cash register experience or retail experience at all. Yesterday, I was only trained on the register for about an hour and a half-2 hours. I think I got the hang of using the register, but i’m definitely not perfect yet! I’m pretty slow. Today was my second day and I was being trained in the softlines section. First of all, I feel like everything has been so unorganized. My originally-designated trainer didn’t even know she was supposed to be training me! So a team leader just chose a random worker from softlines to train me. Then a manager found me while my trainer was away at one point, and asked me to backup on the cash registers but I couldn’t do it because I wasn’t even “in the system” yet.