September 15, 2013 - RedStain
The dog lifts its leg on these employees
Worked in the backroom. Rather ehem warehouse.
Who the hell is in charge in these places? Nobody is a manager, assistant manager, dept manager like NORMAL stores.
No you have ETL, LOD, TL, whatever. Theres no picture of the manager or management team on the wall, so who the hell knows!
Everyone has a radio…you know so they can harass the cashiers about red cards that customers don’t want to be asked about in the first place!!!, GO Team GO bullshit motivational speeches, and generally ANNOY their guests with loud and obnoxious feedback and echo from 10 radios within earshot.
Orientation, HR moron (and ALL HR people ARE morons anywhere) texts her way though your orientation which is basically just the “don’t even think about joining a union here” video. Why are they so afraid of Unions? Money and power. If these assholes running these stores had someone calling them on their bullshit that they couldn’t fire on a whim, the game would change and they’d be the ones out the door for being stupid.
They say in their anti union video that unions are a business. Well I’ve got news for you. TARGET IS A BUSINESS TOO. One that is very good at making lots of money (billions of dollars a year – 73 yes SEVENTY THREE BILLION dollars in 2012) and breaking the backs and minds of good people trying to make a living. They’ve got morons running these places. Nobody’s friendly or happy. Probably the color red everywhere subconsciously turning on everyone’s rage and anger.
They say in their video that “oh the union will mean you won’t be able to do different jobs” WRONG. Because Target doesn’t pay enough to make a living…why would the people that work there give a shit about doing two or three or four jobs for the same low pay? And from what I’ve read on this site, it’s no problem being stuck in the same job at Target because of politics, jealousy and interpersonal vendettas.
If Target took ONE BILLION of those dollars and distributed it to 300,000 of their 361,000 employees (assuming 20% of those people are management) Just one measly 73rd of their revenue….would be $3400 per employee per year. Enough for a monthy car payment or half a month’s rent!
UFCW if you read this…You gotta hit stores in a region at the same time. So they can’t play the “remodelling” game like they did in Long Island. If they close 5 stores in a region, it’ll be noticed. Get the Teamsters in on that warehouse part….each store is a warehouse in the back.
Hit them in clusters, even if you don’t win initially…you’ll cost them time, money and resources.
Then theres the other legal crap they force you listen to about working safe. You know so they can set the justification that if you get hurt in their store, you can’t sue them…because they told you to work safe and if you don’t meet their unrealistic demands, they have plenty of things to ding you out the door. And then an orientation visit by the AP goon about how to work safe on the job.
Safety, Maintain three points, don’t throw merchandise, work fast and safely. Thats not possible. Not in the real world.
The PDA (if it works!) programmed from stain central in Minnesota says you should be able to speedily pull orders probably based on some clone working in a “testing” lab store where reality doesn’t apply. Boxes are backwards to the cieling, 15 feet up, deal with ghosts, baffles and all sorts of other errors that the other clones made while they were rushing around.
If you spill something, you’re not allowed to clean it up, unless it’s food. If theres a fight in the store or a medical emergency, don’t touch the “guests”, only the AP goons can touch guests. Training? No time for that. Oh here, I’ll give you all the answers, we gotta keep going, too much to do. Gotta rush rush rush to get the Chinese and Pakistani crap out to the floor so the suckers, er i mean guests can buy it.
The kid that showed me how to make bales? Didn’t even shut off the power! Push shit to the floor? Cause you get stopped every 15 minutes by moron customers asking where something is? Because the “leaders” don’t schedule enough people on the floor to be around to assist customers.
This is the service economy for you. A bunch of brain dead college flunk out losers abusing college kids and the working poor, while running a money mill for Minnesota stain central. Dead end low paying jobs. And they think they’re doing YOU the favor by hiring you for $7.50hr?
No. The people who stay at Target more than a few months are doing a favor for Target, it’s executives and shareholders.
It’s wrong and it’s stupid.