December 29, 2014 - AJ14
Working at Target
Okay, I came across this page attempting to get on to eHR to find my schedule. I will agree eHR sucks and 9 times out of 10 I just have to go into the store to look at my schedule.
But seriously folks, creating a page to bash Target? Yes it sucks. It’s supposed to suck. It’s retail. Working at Target is either meant to be a job for high schoolers and college students to make a little money on the side; or for someone who has been laid off and is in between jobs.
It is not meant to be a permanent career.
We’re being paid above minimum wage for crying out loud. Even if it is just 50 cents more an hour. For those of you saying we should be paid more, that is just ridiculous. It is a minimum skills job and we are being paid above minimum wage. The hardest part about working at Target is dealing with unruly guests. That is a lot better than others can say.
I work part time as a college student. Based on my experiences and from what I’ve heard, Target is actually pretty flexible to your schedule. And if you don’t like your schedule, you can try to switch with one of you co-workers or even bring it up with HR. They are willing to be flexible. And you get paid for working over time. As a part-timer I’m “not authorized” to exceed 40 hours in any given work week. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t work 39.5 hours. More hours= more money.
For those saying the LOD’s suck: I’d be angry too if I were still working at Target in my 30’s or 40’s. The best part is when that one snobby, arrogant asshole customer comes in and starts chewing your butt, you can just get an LOD to handle it. Take that LOD.
If you can’t handle working at Target, you’re not going to be able to handle working at a real job. That’s the bottom line. I hate working at Target, but I also do not plan to work there for the rest of my life. Knowing that it is only temporary is an easy way to tolerate it.