I needed somewhere to rant, I hope this post finds all previous, present, and future Target employees well. I am leaving because after 8 months as a Guest Advocate I am done; for many reasons. I came to work at target after graduating from UCSB Bc I needed money. Naively, I hoped that my time could produce some future career growth opportunities within Target; however, I quickly learned about the reality of office politics. Within 5 months I became the go to for covering front of the store team lead breaks and lunches. Amounting to about 7:30 hours / 36 hour work weeks. Not much, but still doing the work of team leads without recognition from my management team. As soon as my two weeks were in I heard from my ETL, what can we do to make u stay blah blah. Yah, great timing. As someone who wanted to be a lead Thst would actually engage snd find the best in my team members, as I did as their regular coworker, I think I’d exceed. Unfortunately, I will be leaving target probably forever. However, I think with enough support we could bring to light that the lack of corporate oversight/failure of management we could change the entire system. I’m probably being naive. What do y’all think? Any rants accepted. I’m just done with target.