Terminations :)

#3
we had a tl termed a while back and the stl had called another etl as a witness but he was delayed by a guest and the stl did it on her own,it was the first time I had heard of that happening.
 

talan123

Team Member/Troll
#4
There definitely needs to be if it there is something that can come back and bite you in the ass (like firing somebody with faulty reasoning). It needs to be handled with care and having a neutral third party is very useful as a witness. If it is not done that way then the company just opens itself up to any kind of fraud/abuse. The employee could claim they were told they were fired for being too old and there would be nobody back them up on it.
 

pzychopopgroove

cyberpunk//my little pony
#8
As a matter of fact, yes I was. My mother tried to use my discount to buy stuff for thanksgiving dinner and she called my dad who raged at me so I sent a text to someone I know who works at the same store I did. She talked to my ETL and then texted back saying I was fired.
 
#10
As a matter of fact, yes I was. My mother tried to use my discount to buy stuff for thanksgiving dinner and she called my dad who raged at me so I sent a text to someone I know who works at the same store I did. She talked to my ETL and then texted back saying I was fired.
So some TM told you that you were going to be fired, the ETL didn't text you? (FYI, it'd be illegal to fire you off the clock)

Also, you were allowing non-authorized users to use your discount, you knew the rules, you broke them... you should have been fired. This isn't to say I agree with the rules, but they are what they are and you knowingly violated them.
 

pzychopopgroove

cyberpunk//my little pony
#11
So some TM told you that you were going to be fired, the ETL didn't text you? (FYI, it'd be illegal to fire you off the clock)

Also, you were allowing non-authorized users to use your discount, you knew the rules, you broke them... you should have been fired. This isn't to say I agree with the rules, but they are what they are and you knowingly violated them.
How did I violate the rules? Pretty sure if you LIVE with the people using your discount it's perfectly fine.
 
#12
How did I violate the rules? Pretty sure if you LIVE with the people using your discount it's perfectly fine.
The discount is actually supposed to be used only by you and your spouse and the dependents you claim on your tax return. So unless you claim your parents or your roommate or a significant other who is not your spouse, they're not supposed to use your discount.
I got around this by having my parents pass me the cash before I went through the line, but ultimately, I was the one who paid the cashier.
 
#14
I've been told by ETL-HR in the past that is also allowed for parents that claim you as dependent, no idea if she knew what she was talking about though.

I was told that after discussing it with her after denying a parent for trying to use a discount for "her son that works at another Target" and she wanted me to key in the number, of course I said I can't give discount without a physical card.
 
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#17
When my mom tried using my brothers discount, the cashier caught on, hr came to the registers and said (my brother) people usually get fired for this, but we don't think you guys meant any harm, so we're just warning you not to do it anymore.
 
#18
When I was fired they had the AP present....
Been there, fired people with AP present (aka, done that).

AP had definitive evidence of an employee breaking rules (they were pocketing unused gift cards and using them for merchandise and at food avenue). AP can't fire people though. They had the case written up and presented me the evidence. With AP present, we called the employee into the office, AP presented the case, then I concurred with their recommendation of termination and acutally fired the kid. It was really sad watching him cry and beg that we just allow him to quit after I termed him.

The worse was the 10 minute screaming session on the phone later that night when his mother called pissed off as all get off. Finally I had to just tell her he was wrong, he was stealing, we have proof, he is fired, goodnight and just hung up and refused the rest of her calls that night.
 
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