June 2, 2015 - confused
WE WERE TOLD IT WOULD GET BETTER
So I have worked at Target for about 2 years. And boy how things have changed in such a small amount of time. When I first started and all the way up to the holiday season last year, things were awesome. I am a cashier who mainly has to close because I have school. Which was fine. I would work maybe 3 or 4 days a week during the school year with like 2 closing weekday shifts and then an 8 hour shift on sat and sun. Sometimes it was less than 8 on the weekends. But I averaged about 20 hours a week during the school year. And during the summer I would work about 5 days a week with almost 40 hours. We would always have AT LEAST 3 closing cashiers. I remember a day where our GSA sent all the cashiers home at 10:30 because everything was done and we were slow (our store is open till 11pm 7 days a week). My management was AMAZING, and even though all of my former management has left, the new management is awesome as well. However, around the end of holiday season last year things went to shit. Hours got cut, which I expected at the beginning of the year. BUT THEY HAVEN’T GOTTEN BETTER. I am working 5 days a week, but only getting 25 hours. No longer do we get scheduled over 6 hours. NEVER. Instead I get scheduled 5 hours and 45 minutes and get told to run to the time clock so I don’t go into complience. And now we only have 2 closing cashiers, and the other cashiers are normally gone like 2 hours before we close. So as a guest service member I am expected to check everyone out, do defectives, sort reshop, and clean the checklanes so the other cashier can go make stupid one spot and fan central look decent. Which they can never do because I have to constantly call them back to help check out people. Before we would stay till like 11:15. Now we usually stay till 11:45 when everyone has to clock out or they will go into complience. And nothing is ever finished. Now we always have reshop left over, defectives are never done, and the store looks like shit. And we are grossly understaffed everywhere. For example, last Friday we had at the most 4 cashiers at one time, including guest services. For the whole closing shift we always had one salesfloor person up for code because we were so understaffed. It’s so dumb. I would leave if it wasn’t for the $9.36 I now make and the extreme flexibility I have with my schedule. I used to be happy coming into work. Now I dread it and always expect to be understaffed. Come on, Target. Go back to normal.