I work as a barista in target starbuck’s. Not only is it one of the most popular target stores where I live but the target is located in one of the wealthiest areas and its surrounded by large corporate company’s. I despise my job. Not only do I have the most rudest customers but also the most annoying customers. Taking orders for these professional mom’s that come in with there kids after their morning jog is absolutely annoying, they treat you like shit and talk to you even worse but I have to say the worst are the corporate big shots. I’ll say “Hi can I take you order” and they don’t even acknowledge me, they just start ordering their drink and don’t even look at me, They just stare off into space. To top it off my ETL is a major cunt.
I’m a cashier at Target, I hate the hell out of it as I have never liked human interaction and have been anti social since my young life. Naturally I’m just an independent introverted person. I went to work today, I didn’t ask anybody about save 5% with our red card it’s great. My team lead talks to me in the HR office, why haven’t you done your job? What? “Your obligation is to ask the guests if they’d like the red card and tell them about the benefits.” Truthful as I am I said to her I’m sorry and that I am tired as I am always tired in the morning hours barely being able to focus.
I got hired for Target in March of 2013. They were looking for Team Members to set up the store and be there when the doors were opened for the first time. The sales in Ontario were great, black Friday every day. So I has hired as a cashier, promised 40 hours in the first month of opening, and at least 25 hours a week to qualify for part time benefits. It was great, setting up the store, making new friends, knowing who I was going to be working with. The planarama hours were great, 30+ a week, they were making everyone happy.
I have been here for 7 years. SEVEN YEARS! I transferred to this store. Thinking I can better my experience at Target and promote. My first time applying for TL hadn’t even gotten my interview yet, and I was already hearing that someone else had gotten the position. My second time, my HR treated me horribly throughout the entire interview. Making me feel like crap about everything I said. Ever since that interview, she has treated me even more horribly. Recently I had issues with my pay check. My HR told me it was my fault, and gave me attitude and lied that she “can’t do anything about it”. Bull. I’ve had my old HR help me with a problem with a paycheck before. You only get promoted if you’re a favorite of HR. They even made a TL position for HR just so they can promote a favorite. You’re only gold if you get RedCards. The favoritism that goes on in this store is ridiculous. I get all kinds of guests commenting about how great I am. But, I get nothing for it. I had been trying SO hard to promote, but the way they are treating me is awful. I can’t believe these LODs even have a job after being open for 2 years. I dread going into work now. Screw you, Target!
I worked for Target for about a month before I got canned a couple of days ago; and I’m not even depressed that about it. It was a nice experience at first, but after a while it just became ridiculous and I found myself disgusted. I had heard stories that Wal-Mart treated their employees like crap, but Target has taken that crown.
When I applied to Target, I was supposed to be interviewed for a Hardlines position. The ETL I interviewed with seemed pretty excited to have me, but I think that excitement quickly faded when he realized that I actually posed some kind of threat to his job (I’m a college graduate and I grew up around a family business, so I wasn’t a spring chicken). He actually at one point looked me dead in the face and said, “I better be careful, or I just might lose my job to you”. At first I took that as a compliment, thinking that he actually appreciated my prowess and my desire to learn. NOPE! After my drug test and background check came back, HR called me and said that they could not offer me a position in Hardlines, but rather a position in Softlines. This should have sent up a huge red flag for me, but instead I brushed it off and accepted the job anyway. Target’s little anti-union video should have been my second red flag, but again, I dismissed and ignored it.
That was the best thing that Target ever did they fired me and for stupid bullshit reasons too that were never true. Its funny how they had to come up with stuff just to fire me. This is a long post so feel free to continue on reading.
Anyways let me tell you about my experience at Target.
So Sunday add was suppose to be an easy task. Well the team member that was suppose to help me put it up in softlines didnt show up that morning. Then we had a ton of signs specially shoes. So they gave me 2 guys too help me out. The one who helped me in shoes was pretty slow, he did 2 rows I did the rest, anyways any type of help was appreciated. The other one I sent to infant gondolas which he didnt finish he just walked off. Found some signs on the end cap and thats how I figured out he had gone back to his area. At 8am when the store opens I was scheduled to be operator which also means I was the only one in softlines. I asked my lod for help since I had nobody he said everything was going to be ok but it wasnt signs werent done the team member that was supposed to go in at 11am also called in. I didnt get my breaks only my lunch and thats only because I practically begged, I went to lunch 10 minutes before going into compliance. I’ve made friends while I’ve been at Target and one of them thankfully stepped up and helped me finish the signing. A tl said it was the stupudest thing she’d heard when at 8am I told her I wasnt even done. I just wanted to slap her because it was just me working in softlines.
If it wasnt for the fact that its so hard to find a job and I need to help my parents pay bills I’d be out of this damn place. I’m so sick of one certain LOD/GSTL being up my butt all the damn time about getting red cards. Sorry I’m not getting 7 like most cashiers. But I’m doing my fucking job by asking “guest” if they want to save 5 percent, which by the way is like Nothing. Also I hate most of the guest there who blame me when their shit doesn’t ring up right. Or who don’t wanna put their clothes on the belt because it might get dirty…news flash are you not gonna fucking wash it?! Oh and i hate stupid fucking cheap ass coupon ladies who are complaining that their last coupon didnt go through when their total for 10 items is only like 50 cents. Ugh so many more things I hate about working here. But these are just a few.
As predicted I have been “let go” at the end of the season despite always showing up for work, never making any trouble, always being on time, always being polite to the “guest,” and complying with all of the ridiculous demands of the TLs, GSAs, GSTLs, LODs and everyone else with a power complex and nothing better to do then harass the other team members. I can’t say I’m too sad to have been let go though, because honestly this has to have been one of the worst job experiences I have ever had.
I loved knowing that every time I went into work somebody else was going to get on my ass for not following a rule for a job that I had never been trained on. I also loved knowing that all the team leads and GSTL’s were going to treat me like I was a moronic misbehaving child in front of the customers despite having done nothing wrong. Watching all of the team leads and their favorite team members get together and make fun of the other team members like they were still in fucking middle school was always a treat. And it’s great that my competency was what made the team leads hate me but also give me all the extra tasks at the same time.