August 11, 2014 - knoir
Threats, punishments and lies in the workplace
When I started at Target, it seemed too good to be true. TV in the Break room, Free food events every week, Chat sessions to talk about issues and ideas each and every team member had. It was as close to perfect as a work place could be, everything but the hours at first but over time it all worked out and after the first year i saw it as a very positive and for-filling job. Then it all changed.
We would come in at 6am to start the truck, unload it all and push it and be done by 1pm 3 days a week that came out to about 25 hours a week. This system was like clock work. If we would get done early sometimes they would let the team members that wanted to leave go and the ones that wanted to stay would stay. Now they have changed the 6am unload time to 7:3o, so we cant process the truck the same way with guests on the floor. We also stopped unloading the entire truck and was told to start doing a meter unload. unload for a little, push, unload for a little push, back stock, unload, then push again. This process is a huge miss step in my eyes, but not even a biggest issue i have.
We are now being told we “HAVE TO STAY TILL THE ENTIRE TRUCK IS DONE” we are threatened that if we leave on our scheduled time that they will change our work time to 9am-5pm shifting us another hour in a bad direction.
We are being punished harshly for working the hours we are told to work. They are the ones who changed the system that is taking us so much longer, and then blaming us for it. We are told our hours are just guidelines and if the truck is not done, our job is not.
A work place that is based on threats and punishment is one I don’t think any worker would want to stay apart of.
What do you all think?