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Target family and friends together??

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so, I do not know if this thing happens in just my store or other stores as well. we have some team member's friends got hired at the same store. I can not help wonder what is wrong with Ehr. I know this girl who got his boyfriend to apply and got hired. there is this team lead got her sister in as well. and one of backroom team member got two of his friends in as well. im sure there are many more, these people are all cool with eHR. is it possible that Ehr just hire them because one is cool with HR etl.
 
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I can't remember, do they ask if they know anyone in the store? I doubt the person being interviewed offers that information up (especially if they are just friends/dating).
 

commiecorvus

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At our store they often hire family (husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, mothers and daughters) as well as friends.
It usually works out just fine.
Good employees will mostly only recommend good people.
 
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If it is one of the better team members and they recommend someone then I would put more consideration into hiring them, if the team member sucks ass then the person they recommend just earned some points against them. Granted the interview and interaction can change that. Now with that being said, there are no rules against them working together so what's the big deal?
 

The Mule

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I find the idea of not hiring friends kind of hypocritical since you end up making friends at work anyways. Friends are fine, not really a big deal.
 

buliSBI

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As long as blood relatives or husbands/wives are at the same level...then its ok. If one person holds some sort of supervisory (ex. GSA) then the other cannot work the same shift. If one person is a TL then the other cannot work in the same dept. If one is an ETL or AP, supposedly the other can not work the same store.

Friends or boy/girlfriends working together is irrelevant. But Target does ask for TMs working in the same dept to make such dating relationships public, and possible transfer to other areas.
 

StaticSun

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The referral bonus is only if you refer someone for an Exempt position.
My store had trouble finding "good" hourly TMs - so we started a referral program. $50 gift card for each referral who makes it past 90 days.
 
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"My store had trouble finding "good" hourly TMs - so we started a referral program. $50 gift card for each referral who makes it past 90 days."

We actually had this going at my store before the recession hit.

Believe it or not, Target used to actually be a place that people below ETL level made a career out of. Around 1990-2004 most of the people at a store had worked together for many years, and it wasn't at all unusual for many family and friends to be working at a store.

In the early 2000's this was the setup of my store: (and yes, I had worked with many of these people for years. Everyone knew each other)

Sales floor TMs: Out of a regular staff of 15 or so, 10 had been with the company for over 5 years.

TL's: Every. Single. TL. Had been with the company at least 5 years. Many of them had been with the company 15-30 years.

ETLs: Same as the TLs. At my store in 2000, a 21 year old ETL would have been unheard of. All of them were in their 30s-50s.

Cashiers: Lots of short term employees here, but we had about 6 or so cashiers I remember that had been with the company for many many years.

Logistics: *Tons* of long term employees - Almost all of them had 5-10 years in.

Specialists: Our MMB spec, electronics spec, cash office spec, jewelry spec, receiving spec, signing spec, all had over 10 years with the company.

Miscellaneous employees: We had a TPS with over 20 years in the company and retired, our HR specialist was in over 20 years and actually retired, a guest service TM also had over 20 years.


Can you imagine a store like that today? Pretty sure they don't exist anymore, but for you people here who are new to Target - this actually used to be the standard store until HQ decided to make major changes during the years that caused many people to leave or otherwise forced them out the door. Go to my store today? Of all those people I listed above - only 2 are still there. Yes, literally only 2. Everyone else is brand new. I left my store only a few months ago for a new job, and already 90% of the staff at my old store I don't recognize whenever I go in there.

Sometimes myself and some of the people I used to work with get together, and some of us actually have old pictures from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s of us at our store. It is pretty awesome seeing ourselves so much younger in (what would now be considered) an old style Target store. One of my favorites has us in soft lines with neon Target signs in the background. (For those who don't know, many years ago instead of the hanging roof signs that are up now for electronics, toys, ready to wear, etc.... we used to have neon lighted signs for every department. They were hot pink, neon green, all different colors.... and the words were actually custom made neon fluorescent light bulbs)

Anyway, it was an awesome time. Working at Target was a career back then. You didn't have to meet a new TM, spec, TL, ETL every few weeks.... everyone knew everyone both at work and outside of work, and the team/family feeling was incredible. Best of all? Everyone was a professional - not only at their job, but pretty much any job in the store. Every TM was like a TL in skill level. Set a planogram? Work guest service? Work back room? Almost everyone could do it all. Our specialists were incredibly knowledgeable about their departments.... They were not "specialists" in name only - they actually KNEW their **** and were passionate about it.

You guys that are new to the company don't know what you missed.
 
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Well at my store an AP team member and a Softlines team member have been dating for quite awhile now; they even recently had a child together. They are very open about their relationship and don't try to hide it from anyone. Except I've always been told that AP isn't supposed to be involved with other TMs like that due to conflict of interest in case of internal theft and stuff like that. Any thoughts?
 
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Well at my store an AP team member and a Softlines team member have been dating for quite awhile now; they even recently had a child together. They are very open about their relationship and don't try to hide it from anyone. Except I've always been told that AP isn't supposed to be involved with other TMs like that due to conflict of interest in case of internal theft and stuff like that. Any thoughts?
That's correct. Ap shouldn't have any relationships with tm/tl. He is lucky hat he has a job still.
 
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"My store had trouble finding "good" hourly TMs - so we started a referral program. $50 gift card for each referral who makes it past 90 days."

We actually had this going at my store before the recession hit.

Believe it or not, Target used to actually be a place that people below ETL level made a career out of. Around 1990-2004 most of the people at a store had worked together for many years, and it wasn't at all unusual for many family and friends to be working at a store.

In the early 2000's this was the setup of my store: (and yes, I had worked with many of these people for years. Everyone knew each other)

Sales floor TMs: Out of a regular staff of 15 or so, 10 had been with the company for over 5 years.

TL's: Every. Single. TL. Had been with the company at least 5 years. Many of them had been with the company 15-30 years.

ETLs: Same as the TLs. At my store in 2000, a 21 year old ETL would have been unheard of. All of them were in their 30s-50s.

Cashiers: Lots of short term employees here, but we had about 6 or so cashiers I remember that had been with the company for many many years.

Logistics: *Tons* of long term employees - Almost all of them had 5-10 years in.

Specialists: Our MMB spec, electronics spec, cash office spec, jewelry spec, receiving spec, signing spec, all had over 10 years with the company.

Miscellaneous employees: We had a TPS with over 20 years in the company and retired, our HR specialist was in over 20 years and actually retired, a guest service TM also had over 20 years.


Can you imagine a store like that today? Pretty sure they don't exist anymore, but for you people here who are new to Target - this actually used to be the standard store until HQ decided to make major changes during the years that caused many people to leave or otherwise forced them out the door. Go to my store today? Of all those people I listed above - only 2 are still there. Yes, literally only 2. Everyone else is brand new. I left my store only a few months ago for a new job, and already 90% of the staff at my old store I don't recognize whenever I go in there.

Sometimes myself and some of the people I used to work with get together, and some of us actually have old pictures from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s of us at our store. It is pretty awesome seeing ourselves so much younger in (what would now be considered) an old style Target store. One of my favorites has us in soft lines with neon Target signs in the background. (For those who don't know, many years ago instead of the hanging roof signs that are up now for electronics, toys, ready to wear, etc.... we used to have neon lighted signs for every department. They were hot pink, neon green, all different colors.... and the words were actually custom made neon fluorescent light bulbs)

Anyway, it was an awesome time. Working at Target was a career back then. You didn't have to meet a new TM, spec, TL, ETL every few weeks.... everyone knew everyone both at work and outside of work, and the team/family feeling was incredible. Best of all? Everyone was a professional - not only at their job, but pretty much any job in the store. Every TM was like a TL in skill level. Set a planogram? Work guest service? Work back room? Almost everyone could do it all. Our specialists were incredibly knowledgeable about their departments.... They were not "specialists" in name only - they actually KNEW their **** and were passionate about it.

You guys that are new to the company don't know what you missed.
wiping away a tear, this is so true!
 
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"My store had trouble finding "good" hourly TMs - so we started a referral program. $50 gift card for each referral who makes it past 90 days."

We actually had this going at my store before the recession hit.

Believe it or not, Target used to actually be a place that people below ETL level made a career out of. Around 1990-2004 most of the people at a store had worked together for many years, and it wasn't at all unusual for many family and friends to be working at a store.

In the early 2000's this was the setup of my store: (and yes, I had worked with many of these people for years. Everyone knew each other)

Sales floor TMs: Out of a regular staff of 15 or so, 10 had been with the company for over 5 years.

TL's: Every. Single. TL. Had been with the company at least 5 years. Many of them had been with the company 15-30 years.

ETLs: Same as the TLs. At my store in 2000, a 21 year old ETL would have been unheard of. All of them were in their 30s-50s.

Cashiers: Lots of short term employees here, but we had about 6 or so cashiers I remember that had been with the company for many many years.

Logistics: *Tons* of long term employees - Almost all of them had 5-10 years in.

Specialists: Our MMB spec, electronics spec, cash office spec, jewelry spec, receiving spec, signing spec, all had over 10 years with the company.

Miscellaneous employees: We had a TPS with over 20 years in the company and retired, our HR specialist was in over 20 years and actually retired, a guest service TM also had over 20 years.


Can you imagine a store like that today? Pretty sure they don't exist anymore, but for you people here who are new to Target - this actually used to be the standard store until HQ decided to make major changes during the years that caused many people to leave or otherwise forced them out the door. Go to my store today? Of all those people I listed above - only 2 are still there. Yes, literally only 2. Everyone else is brand new. I left my store only a few months ago for a new job, and already 90% of the staff at my old store I don't recognize whenever I go in there.

Sometimes myself and some of the people I used to work with get together, and some of us actually have old pictures from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s of us at our store. It is pretty awesome seeing ourselves so much younger in (what would now be considered) an old style Target store. One of my favorites has us in soft lines with neon Target signs in the background. (For those who don't know, many years ago instead of the hanging roof signs that are up now for electronics, toys, ready to wear, etc.... we used to have neon lighted signs for every department. They were hot pink, neon green, all different colors.... and the words were actually custom made neon fluorescent light bulbs)

Anyway, it was an awesome time. Working at Target was a career back then. You didn't have to meet a new TM, spec, TL, ETL every few weeks.... everyone knew everyone both at work and outside of work, and the team/family feeling was incredible. Best of all? Everyone was a professional - not only at their job, but pretty much any job in the store. Every TM was like a TL in skill level. Set a planogram? Work guest service? Work back room? Almost everyone could do it all. Our specialists were incredibly knowledgeable about their departments.... They were not "specialists" in name only - they actually KNEW their **** and were passionate about it.

You guys that are new to the company don't know what you missed.
wiping away a tear, this is so true!
Sniff, sniff!
 

commiecorvus

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"My store had trouble finding "good" hourly TMs - so we started a referral program. $50 gift card for each referral who makes it past 90 days."

We actually had this going at my store before the recession hit.

Believe it or not, Target used to actually be a place that people below ETL level made a career out of. Around 1990-2004 most of the people at a store had worked together for many years, and it wasn't at all unusual for many family and friends to be working at a store.

In the early 2000's this was the setup of my store: (and yes, I had worked with many of these people for years. Everyone knew each other)

Sales floor TMs: Out of a regular staff of 15 or so, 10 had been with the company for over 5 years.

TL's: Every. Single. TL. Had been with the company at least 5 years. Many of them had been with the company 15-30 years.

ETLs: Same as the TLs. At my store in 2000, a 21 year old ETL would have been unheard of. All of them were in their 30s-50s.

Cashiers: Lots of short term employees here, but we had about 6 or so cashiers I remember that had been with the company for many many years.

Logistics: *Tons* of long term employees - Almost all of them had 5-10 years in.

Specialists: Our MMB spec, electronics spec, cash office spec, jewelry spec, receiving spec, signing spec, all had over 10 years with the company.

Miscellaneous employees: We had a TPS with over 20 years in the company and retired, our HR specialist was in over 20 years and actually retired, a guest service TM also had over 20 years.


Can you imagine a store like that today? Pretty sure they don't exist anymore, but for you people here who are new to Target - this actually used to be the standard store until HQ decided to make major changes during the years that caused many people to leave or otherwise forced them out the door. Go to my store today? Of all those people I listed above - only 2 are still there. Yes, literally only 2. Everyone else is brand new. I left my store only a few months ago for a new job, and already 90% of the staff at my old store I don't recognize whenever I go in there.

Sometimes myself and some of the people I used to work with get together, and some of us actually have old pictures from the 80s, 90s, and early 2000s of us at our store. It is pretty awesome seeing ourselves so much younger in (what would now be considered) an old style Target store. One of my favorites has us in soft lines with neon Target signs in the background. (For those who don't know, many years ago instead of the hanging roof signs that are up now for electronics, toys, ready to wear, etc.... we used to have neon lighted signs for every department. They were hot pink, neon green, all different colors.... and the words were actually custom made neon fluorescent light bulbs)

Anyway, it was an awesome time. Working at Target was a career back then. You didn't have to meet a new TM, spec, TL, ETL every few weeks.... everyone knew everyone both at work and outside of work, and the team/family feeling was incredible. Best of all? Everyone was a professional - not only at their job, but pretty much any job in the store. Every TM was like a TL in skill level. Set a planogram? Work guest service? Work back room? Almost everyone could do it all. Our specialists were incredibly knowledgeable about their departments.... They were not "specialists" in name only - they actually KNEW their **** and were passionate about it.

You guys that are new to the company don't know what you missed.

They don't exist anymore except for some union grocery stores and small chains.
All the big chains have gone to the Wally world style of labor management.
They like to tell themselves that it is the only way they can compete, that it costs too much to keep long term employees, to pay the old timers what they are worth, to be that place where people would want to make a full life at all levels and get paid a living wage.
I think they are wrong and they are killing this country.
 
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