I worked for target, for almost a year, after getting my first raise, a horrid 19 cents from working hard getting over 5 times as many ESP and Red Cards as anyone else in the store, Working in every section of the store minus Human Resources... I began to realise that working for target would get me nowhere. Sadly my friends at the store had all either quit or been fired, generally the prior. Not only were my scheduled hours ofton tampered with to suit our electronic's team specialists prefered hours *the two specialists were dating/messing around with each other*, but ofton times I would see myself working 12 hour shifts or right under 13 hour shifts and still be expected to show up at 8 am the next morning. This would not have been much of an issue, however the door was always locked, it took the team lead some 45 min to come to the door to unlock it. Having my time wasted after a long day was never fun. Pay was minimal at best, Hostility was always up as i would be written up for a customer being dissatisfied with the product they bought at the store.
Pampering the customers was a daily chore. One I did at one time with pride, however as it became apparent that my time their was not only better spent elsewhere. but leaving me more bitter, i elected to leave the company with good faith. I gave my electronics team lead XXXXX my two weeks notice, she then told me she was sad to see me go however i was later to find out she never filled out the request. I would find myself fired a week later for "breaking target policy by leaving out the back door, accompanied by a manager who informed me they would close the door behind, sense the other team leads were not performing their jobs to standard aka they wouldn't let me out the front.
As of today i can not be rehired at the target thus i no longer have any loyalties to the company. I am a student going for nursing and I am saddened to find out that while i worked their, the White Bridge RD store Nashville, TN performed the illegal action of having me work in their pharmacy, not only handing out pills coaching guests but handeling them as well all with no certification or prior medical knowledge. This BTW requires a certification at minimal in the state of TN. There were no latex gloves available for me to use, so i'm thankful i was not effected by the drugs being stored / counted and handled. I believe it's a wretched practice to allow a store employee to assist the customers that come to your store in good faith. Not only is the action illegal of my past employer however it is endangering not only the customer / client but the employee as well.
During my year of service for the company, i went through anything from manager's insane attitudes towards me in relation to their feelings for my girlfriend in another department, to our store manager never being present other then when he wanted to show off his new haircut or tan job from "vacation" .
- Rory Williams