I've been a sales floor team member for about a year and a half now and honestly the working conditions at my store are fairly nice. I just graduated community college, but lets be honest, in this economy an associate's degree is equivalent to a GED, and I live near D.C., so the only people that are hiring are the government (which now isn't because of sequestration), and high skill tech jobs. I've been trying to save up for university and have been picking up shifts from the cashiers for a couple of weeks now (If your cashiers are anything like my store's, even in the current hour depression you should be able to average 40 hour weeks from picking up their shifts, lol). As an employee I'm pretty responsible. Unofficially I've never been late once (officially I was counted late one day for some reason I never bothered looking into or protesting), Never NC/NS'd, and probably called out a total of 5 times last year at most. I did get an IE on my review but that was more of a "You're a good employee but target just doesn't want to give you more than an $.08 cent raise" thing than me legitimately not being consistent with my effectiveness. Anyway the point is management knows I'm reliable and am trying to make as much money as possible, so quite a few team leads (including the meat TL herself) recommended I transfer to the new opening in meat. Obviously it's not certain yet, but with the way they're talking, I'd be more surprised if I didn't get it at this point. The meat TL said she's looking for someone to do the morning truck unloads more than anything. I've pulled a few plano shifts so I'm no stranger to the process.
Anyway, what kind of stuff would I'd be doing in meat? I'm a bit nervous for a couple of reasons. The first is that I'm a tiny, tiny man, and the thought of unloading the trucks is a little daunting. I'm assuming the meat shipments are probably smaller than the general shipments though, and it's not like you've got to be chuck norris to use a pallet jack, but the previous Meat TM that did the truck unloads was 6 foot one million, so I'm worried I'll be a bit slower than he was at it. The other reason I'm worried is that the meat TL is a very old school manager who expects everything she wants completed to be completed when she wants it. I'm not a slacker and can work fast, but if sales floor taught me anything, on days when you've got an overwhelming work load and are short handed, some stuff's just not getting done. How's the meat work load in comparison to salesfloor's?
Whether I suck at it or not, I'm definitely going to take a crack at it since the starting pay is almost definitely going to be higher than than my pay would be after this year's raise (as an aside, I assume that by transferring to meat, I won't get a raise this year on top of the higher starting pay for meat?), so it would be stupid for me to decline, but I'm just wondering what I'm actually getting into here.