August 23, 2013 - Chris. 349
The “Vibe” Paradox
I’ve resisted writing about the Vibe until now. Recently I’ve gotten at least two hand outs on the Vibe which in itself wouldn’t bother me. Thanks for the scrap paper. What does bother me is that I’ve been coached on it twice. I’ve worked at Target for years, and now they’re saying that not only am I not efficient enough due to them increasing their standards but they don’t like the fact that I’m not a used car salesman. I can understand that they want to change their policy but let’s have a little reality check.
I work at a store that neighbors a community that spends hundreds per shopping trip. They obviously don’t mind paying more than they need to for stuff. My store attracts it all from old ladies who take advantage of their disabilities, by riding the motorized carts around until the batteries run out to children who aren’t even potty trained and urinate on the bathroom floors. I tolerate it all. Now I’m supposed to connect and make memorable moments with people whose priorities aren’t even compatable with my own. The “guests” that shop at Target have their priorities set on things like, “is my kid happy?” “Can I go use the bathroom when the Cart Attendant is cleaning it?” “Can my kid make a mess by throwing the drink I just bought for them?” “Is the cashier going to ask me about the Red Card?” “Can I complain about something stupid relating to carts?” My priorities are completley different they go like this. “Am I going to haver enough carts to justify going on Break or Lunch?” ” Is a certain LOD going to find three or more carryouts for me to do and then complain that I’m not accomplishing things?” I doubt anyone can tell me how I’m supposeed to Vibe with the “guests” I’ve just described, but I do look forward to your comments.