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    Archived 10% Employee Discount....Eligible Family Members

    If I had a dollar for every time I've had to have this convo, I could retire from target and do any number of things that don't involve Target yet to involve large sums of money and tropical locales ( Belize notwithstanding, of course ).
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    Archived Tell me I'm not the only one! No hours, no explanation.

    This may seem like a silly thing to say, BUT... Are those ( or some of those ) people getting the 30-40 hour work weeks ACTUALLY SCHEDULED THAT WAY,or, are they maybe picking up shifts? ( yeah. I told you it was silly. ) That said, are there any folks in any of the many depts. in which you're...
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    Archived Dumb questions from Guests......really..... you have to ask?

    One of my favs... "Do you sell Wal-Mart gift Cards?"
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    To that one guest

    Well, it's not so much a right as a reason and/or explanation, and it may even deserve its own thread in certain areas: Guess Who's Shopping Under The Influence Today....? ( Insert ironically peppy music and perhaps a late-nite celebrity type such as Letterman, and you're good to go... )
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    Archived No wonder the stock is dropping, Target practices is DUMB and WASTE TIME all the time

    As I'm not too well versed in signage procedures that's another story for another time, HOWEVER... The understaffing. Yeah. In a world in which everyone would SEEM to be an informed consumer ( another story for another time ) and 98% of the population seems to have some kind of smartphone or...
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    Archived Resume

    Also, even though it may seem counterintuitive, if you have any places in mind that you think you either might like to work at for whatever reason or have the right qualifications for, go ahead and apply with them, online or in person ( in the extremely unlikely event that anyone still does that...
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    Archived Feel so tired, that you can't sleep...

    If you are interested in any kind of natural supplements, you might try Valerian root capsules, 5-HTP capsules, or good old-fashioned Chamomile Tea...there is a brand called Traditional medicinals that makes good quality organic teas, and they do one that is a Chamomile/Lavender combo ( lavender...
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    To that one Team Member I - ARCHIVED

    To the team members and leaders who keep calling by the names of various team members who appear to share my race and/or ethnicity: SERIOUSLY. REALLY? Look, some of you are fairly new, some of you don't see me very often at all, and some of you are honestly just horrible at remembering or...
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    Archived Gross Stories

    My first month on the job a little boy pulled down his pants and unceremoniously pooped in the accessories section. Also I have had the chance to bear witness to such atrocities of hygiene and sanitation as guests wiping their noses on dresses on the clearance racks, and testing out the...
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    Archived Those special guests

    ha! Reminds of a customer from years ago at the video store-borderline completely blind, a real talkaholic, and as sour and bitter as a bag of lemons rolled in salt... One day when I'd finally just had it with him ( and life in general ), i got really quite testy with him. He went on to ask me...
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    Archived Delete

    As many have stated already, I agree-since you're not likely ( and not at all encouraged or recommended ) to be runnign around putting people into headlocks and all that sort of thing, if you're not exactly a body double for dwayne johnson, it's not the end of the world. it is so much more about...
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    Archived Uniforms and accounts?

    welcome to the Bullseye! All will be explained in orientation, including EHR and Max Self Service and all that ( our employee computer stuff... ) Good luck in orientation ( indoctrination...? )! Sit back, relax, and enjoy the compelling, thought-provoking, and dryly witty videos.... And also...
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    Archived Ever Have One of Those Days...

    Seems that way, doesn't it? well, the kind of psychological gymnastics that take place in that scenario are more than I can explain in my current state of undereducation and excessive inebreation but I will say that it took me MORE THAN TWO YEARS to be so-called "properly cross-trained"...
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    Archived Well, didn't make it past my 90 days...

    Sorry to hear about your experience, SomewhatStarving.... Even when you come from a background of other customer service or retail type environments it can be hard to suss out what is really truly expected of you and how it is in your best interest to work, speak, behave, etc...especially when...
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    Archived Someone tried to quick-change scam me today

    Keep your cool, count the change back, never agree to make change for a bunch of different bills that don't factor into the transaction equation, and... All else failing, you can always politely, discreetly, and with the ( ahem ) ultimate of guest service in mind, call for backup. Trainers...
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    To that one guest

    Be careful...remember how dicey things can get from when Constanza starting blurring the lines among his various circles... Mind you, I do occasionally break the fourth wall ( or is it the third wall? Or have I just been listening to too much Pink Floyd lately?... ) myself, but one has to...
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    Red card and Check card conversion

    Yes. Just so long as everything about the application-their ID, their check or credit card, etc., was on ( pardon the the pun ) the up and up ( I couldn't help myself ), it counts, regardless of whether or not it is instantly approved or deemed in need of further review.
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    Archived Guests Say the Darndest Things...

    ....normally this is where I'd say something salacious about REALLY HITTING THE BULLSEYE... ...but the prior post basically says it all, and it's awesome... ( and I don't remember seeing anything said normally on this site, so why mess with the formula??? )
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    I applied to target, again

    Heya, Harvest... something about your situation really got to me-maybe it's because my first ever job was as a sidewalk vendor, which was a big magnet for homeless/indigent/otherwise "unemployable' youth, or just because of a "there but for the grace of God go I" kind of thing, but here goes...
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    To that one Team Member I - ARCHIVED

    After all, these are likely the same great minds who think it's a great idea to churn out endless coupons for twenty percent off of walkie-talkies and thirty dollars off of a printer when a person buys a weeks' worth of veggie burgers and natural-ingredient-based shampoo and conditioner... (...
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