When I applied to target the work center did not exist and the notion of it would be at least 10 years after the fact. And there are other exclusions that can apply including to but not limited to the ethical concerns to which my store director and I discussed. I also understand that target doesn't really care about my personal circumstances that were requiring me to give away my shift to begin with (as stated inn my original post) However you're all focusing on the wrong part of this and trying to make it cut and dry and saying that they can do whatever they want to your schedule without talking to you. But since I was trying not to say it because of any sort of implication. The information I found on work bench (as stated in original post) was under reporting integrity concerns. It says that they CANNOT make ANY changes to your schedule without being properly notified. This information is also the information my TL and ETL also told me. So ultimately my goal was to see if this was something I should actually report. I don't feel like I was actually targeted or anything however the problem stems from the fact that I could not give away a shift because they edited my schedule. In my tenure for target this has been the only time I've had an issue that couldn't be solved inside the store.
Not to be one more voice with a message you would rather not hear but it's a thing.
We have a saying around here ASANTS - All Stores Are Not The Same.
Not saying it is right or fair, it just is. Sometimes it is the very same store when they change top management.
It sounds like, from your posts, that you had decent management who took your needs and wants into account then you went to a store where they didn't give a shit.
Now good management does what your first store did but it's hard work so most go with with what your store is doing.
They use the excuse of 'meeting the needs of the store' or the worst one 'shit rolls downhill'.
If they manage to keep the numbers high and the store humming along the upper management will overlook a lot of bullshit like what they did to you.
It may go against the the handbook but that is only in there because there are like five cities and one state where they have laws about that.
So the company makes it a general rule across the entire company to keep out of trouble.
But if a store that isn't in one of those states bends the rules a bit, they will look the other way as long as it isn't too egregious.
If you are the only person who complains don't count on any changes.