- Oct 1, 2018
Hey guys! First post, and I felt it necessary, because I’m pretty lost. Brand new to Target, external hire as a Consumables TL. Here’s my situation...I’m currently training at another store, for less than a week, and the following week I’ll have Starbucks training at my home store, for the entire week (no Cafe or Pizza Hut, thank goodness!). My question is...is this sufficient time to be a successful Consumables TL? I feel so utterly lost...I have a solid background in retail management/grocery/produce, and know all the common sense things. But I’m lost with Target. Between all the Target jargon, and bizarre ways of doing things, I’m afraid I’m going to completely fail in my position. The SR TL of Consumables who is training me has straight up told me that less than a week of market training for an external hire is nonsense, and being trained for Starbucks management by my own team is absolutely unacceptable. I guess I’m just looking for some input. Should I ask for more training? What is the usual amount of time someone spends training for this position? Any tips? Help!