Target Corporation — lack of human resources training
I grew up in Minnesota where Target Corporation was a big deal. Their stores were clean, employees had a dress and conduct code. Yah their prices were higher than Walmart but you have less hassle of being mobbed and better quality.
My husband works for Target. He is very dedicated and works very hard even when he is pain from some of the work he has done. He has been through 4 managers and several district managers in 4 years. In his region, he has been there the longest. He volunteered to work overnights and even miss my birthday one year.
Okay...here is my problem. The department he works in is VERY UNETHICAL!!! His managers lack common sense and have no idea the basics of Human Resources. They treat their department like something they scrap off their shoe and even when the "Higher Ups" are very pleased with budget and performance, their managers always find a way to kick them down. Other departments are aware of these problems and have addressed the issue to them. But the structured system at Target has failed this department.
This specific department is having so many problems that their turnover rate is extremely high and their pay scale is very low. They can not retain employees for an extended period of them. They have even promised pay increases but once hired, they become non-existent. One manager has nickeled and dimed his department to try to be below budget, when his employees achieved this, he gave them a lower raise for their efforts and took a large bonus. I know that most of this is not unheard of but disheartening for a large structured company like Target Corporation that brags on its "Branding".
His manager has become so desperate to attack my husband that he has given him verbal warnings about missing Fridays and Mondays. My husband recently missed yesterday (Monday) due to an infection that began last Thursday!! My husband was smart enough to produce a doctor's note for his Manager. My husband has earned his time off. Sickness is not predictable and my husband always makes sure he doesn't put his store in a bad position because of it.
Now that his Manager has went back to look at his time of schedule from the past, I will take the time to go back and receive doctors notes from my husband missing days due to illness for himself or our children. I will also consider calling an attorney about legal advice if his Manager continues to find bogus items to give warnings for.
You might think...they are doing their job. There is more to the story including the Floater who is very ill with Cancer and the Managers refusing to hire additional people to help him.. This poor man has 4 children and is ALWAYS on call, they promise him relief every week. The "African-American" person that was given the slight promotion of Lead until his work got him demoted but when the man felt this department wasn't for him, they denied his request to locate somewhere else because he fills their Minority quota and they can not afford to lose someone else.
Times are tough for everyone right now and we can't afford for my husband to lose his job because his boss can't do his.
Anyone else having problems with their jobs or their spouse's jobs at Target Corp?