February 10, 2012 - anonymousbrtm
Target is filled with a bunch of nonsense….
So yea, I am currently a back room team member overnight and and I used to work dayside and let me tell you, there is a big difference. I mean, I enjoyed working in the back room during the day because I got to know my fellow team members and I made a lot of friends and was able to b/s with them. I decided I wanted to go overnight because I figured how much different can it really be? Well, it all started out fine and then all of a sudden, I am catching crap from my ETL’s left and right after I have gotten nothing but recognition when I worked dayside. Then I went for a position because I felt like it wasn’t working out on the overnight shift and then all of a sudden, I get pulled into the office and am put on corrective action, therefore smashing my hopes of leaving the backroom. They explained to me that I was not being productive enough and that we had several “conversations”. The reason why I was having these conversations is because they had me doing a million things at once and expected it all to be done instantly. I’m sorry, but I can only go as fast as the machines go and I give 100% all the time. I mean, this place is a little ridiculous because I was always getting 40 hours a week and then all of a sudden I am down to almost no hours and am practically asking team members if they are willing to give away days. I figured the overnight process would be a little more giving with the hours seeing as we as the overnight team do a ton of work to replenish the store for opening. Also these people are a little ridiculous with the rules of overtime. I took an additional shift without even thinking about it because I really needed the hours so I can keep up with my bills, so I explain to my ETL’s and my TL that I will leave early to cut the hours of overtime I would get and they were fine with it and then all of a sudden they wanna yell at me for trending overtime and then tell me not to come in for my next shift. I mean seriously people, I am not losing 6 hours of pay for 2 hours overtime. I explained to them the situation and they wanted to be complete idiots about it. I do an incredible amount of work and it seems like I get absolutely no recognition for it. It honestly makes me feel like all the hard work I give them goes unnoticed. You are overworked, underpaid, and unappreciated. They practically bow to specific people and if you have ANY ideas, you pretty much get told that in time these things will be thought about with no further mention and if you bring up an issue, they assure you that they will talk to the other ETLs about it, yet it seems as if nothing is actually done. If anyone is seriously thinking about working for Target, I would seriously reconsider because right now I am searching for a new job because this one honestly sucks.