in the winter you can wear jackets, don't need to be red either as long as you have safety vest over it
I've always loved the whole "safety vest" thing.
I've never worked for Target, but I have had many "discussions" over the years regarding "safety vests."
You see, they're just concerned about my "safety."
No they're not.
They're concerned that if some moron runs over me in the parking lot, I'll turn around and sue them.
I once almost got run over by a customer while I was INSIDE the store and so the whole safety vest thing just seems silly to me.
If anything they're trying to PREVENT safety incidents from happening. Its not good for corporate insurance if Target is a high risk client.
It is important to wear the safety vest at all times while doing cart returns, because it makes you more visible to motorists and reduces the likelihood of a car striking you. As co safety captain at my store I ensure that all cart attendants wear them.
Just because Target benefits from team members working safe (lower insurance premimums), doesn't mean that you "Anti Target Crusaders" should jeopardize your own safety on the job or neglect safety practices.
I'd be looking BOTH ways before crossing the street to start with.
Parking lot =/= "street"
Pedestrians have the right of way in the parking lot, and some motorists can be borderline challenged when it comes to parking lot driving.
Say "look both ways" all you want, but Safety Vests are vital in making Cart Attendants (and TPS team members) visible to guests in the parking lot. Especially during times of limited visibility such as night, or periods of severe weather.
Just because Target benefits by Team Members working safe (and you are obviously anti-spot) doesn't mean you should neglect safety best practice. It is your LIFE that is on the line.
I'm neither "anti-spot" or pro-spot, I'm just telling you how it is with any large corporation.
You are a minor and easily replaced cog in a wheel.
I'm not saying they WANT for their employees to be hurt, I'm just saying their main concern is their own potential liability.
I think it's great that they provide their employees with safety vests to wear when they go out on the lot at night, I just don't like being TOLD I have to wear one.
That would be because, as I said before, I learned to look both ways before crossing the street a longtime ago.
Sure, legally speaking, pedestrians have the right of way.
That doesn't mean I'm going to walk out in front of a car and just assume the driver is going to see me and yield the right of way.
I don't even make that kind of dumbass assumption when I'm in the safety of a car.
Also, how do you get to work in the first place?
Driving a car, sharing the road with those same people who are driving through your parking lot, is infinitely more dangerous.
Wearing the safety vest is a job expectation, and you can be coached/terminated if you consistently violate it.