Can an ETL force me to do cashier training?

Jul 30, 2011
We can’t see who gets them anymore. Lol just lie and be like ‘I got one last week!’
Whoops, I had no idea. This happened probably 3 or 4 years ago, so I don't really know about many changes that happen regarding the lanes.
They used to schedule me some cashier shifts because I always had good speed scores, but the only time I ever got RedCard signups was if someone had already decided they wanted to get one and happened to come to my lane. I'd ask guests, but I refused to get pushy about it like they wanted everyone to.


Human Resources <3
Sep 6, 2017
Can ETL forced me to do cashier training? Today I was forced to do cashier training.
Yes, everyone should be cashier-trained. If you work while the store is open, then there is always a chance that you might get called to go back up the front lanes. Even as HR, I backed up the front.
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can't touch this

Store Meme Leader
Nov 20, 2017
I would get fired as an STL for requiring all applicants at my store with green cards to pass TOEFL or IELTS prior to onboarding

get @ me ACLU I'm fucking strapped (multiple Zebras with holsters)
Oct 17, 2017
So...this isn't a troll post? Or is this a newer TM... I don't know about other peoples stores but almost everyone at my store is considered backup and as such has to learn cashier...including black friday situations..
Sep 8, 2018
Look at it this way the more you train and learn the less expendable you make your self. If you are only good stocking shelves that probably guarantees you about a 15% chance you will not be fired now a days. Not very good odds in your favor. So if you still want to work for target going forward you have to learn everything you can.
Dec 11, 2011
I don't like cashier. For this reason I applied for inbound and hired as inbound team.
Frankly this is BS. Everyone needs to be able to fall back into a cashier position. If you can't learn something so simple than I question what your capabilities are as inbound.

Everyone at my work who complained about cashiering is someone old and doesn't even pull his weight in his current position.
Feb 18, 2016
Preface this with, PLEASE take no offense, but what about our limited-English speaking coworkers that took BR positions originally. They were kicking ass back there, but are now forced to engage with guest in their new work centers. I was curious if this “EVERYONE must cashier” applies here as well. Before the anti immigrant line forms, these are hard working, legal citizens who happen to have really heavy accents.

The idea of assuming everyone can and will cashier is not good for anyone.
Since I work the front end, I engage a lot with guests who have very limited English. I use the little Spanish I know to make it work or get someone more fluent with the language to help with translation.


Scary Socialist
Oct 24, 2013
They hired a woman to cashier who is over 70. Great cashier. Gets redcards. Guest compliments.

So what we're saying here is that she should be forced to use the stacker, make a bale, get carts when the pusher is broken in the 95 degree heat, push cat litter/backstock cat litter, and reset/pull/backstock seasonal air conditioners? Just want some clarification. She should be told business needs and everyone needs to know how to do it.
No, because being a cashier is not inbound/hardlines. Your cashier under modernization does not have to use the stacker, make a bale, push/backstock catlitter, or reset/pull/backstock seasonal air conditions. You are an idiot.


Dec 16, 2018
Imagine being this salty about having to cashier holy shit haha. God forbid us helping out our fellow TMs with their work, or helping the store get guests out the door.

Black Sheep 214

Kiss no butts, give no fox
Apr 27, 2018
ETLS can make you do anything to meet business needs.

Business needs: Spot’s justification for everything, particularly for leveraging everything negative. Basically, the stick that is used infinitely more often than the carrot. Loosely translated: Be prepared to be screwed over, if you don’t do whatever it is they want you to do with no pushback, prepare to be performanced out. Prepare to be told “If you don’t like it, leave” and make way for the next victim who may be more accommodating than you are, and if not, the process will repeat. Ad infinitem...

Over head count: Business needs for TLs.
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Jul 13, 2016
It sucks for the general merchandise experts the most.

They have to respond to back up for the lanes along with the tons of other crap they have to do.

Then again, it is a "good" way at weeding people out.
Sep 17, 2018
I know that ASANTS, but at my store, every new hire is cashier trained during their first week at the store, regardless of department. I've trained a high percentage of them.


I escaped the asylum!
Mar 17, 2017
When I was hired day 2 of orientation was learning how to cashier, because everyone had to be cashier trained in addition to their department training. I don't think it's changed.

As far as anxiety/stress, my daughter who is autistic and impaired enough she qualifies for state rehabilitative services and can't live alone yet, her first job was a cashier at Sam's Club. Difficult, yes, but also doable. She's having more difficulty with her current job because there's more customer interaction than a cashier has.
Feb 11, 2017
i was hired as a cashier and have strictly done front end things. i was scheduled guest service every shuft and then there was one two week stretch where 3 or 4 of my 5 days were scheduled in the backroom. i wasn’t asked and i wasn’t thrilled because it took me out of my comfort zone, but i did it because i was told to 🤷‍♀️

i’ll go where needed because more hours and just makes management like you without trying too hard or sucking up like some do.