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The time has come, my little friends

Discussion in 'Happy Trails' started by Flabbergasted, Jul 17, 2015.

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  1. Flabbergasted

    Flabbergasted Ex-GSA

    To talk of other things.
    Of shoes and ships and sealing wax.
    Of cabbages and kings...

    I put in my two weeks. These will be my last two weeks with the great red devil. This was a very difficult decision to make but ultimately I have chosen to focus primarily on my education going forward and less so on the stresses of retail life. There were other reasons, too. As many of you likely know, I have not been happy here for a long time. Though I had hoped to leave once I had a new job lined up, I can't do this any longer with a genuine smile still on my face. I don't feel appreciated with this company and at my store. More and more I dread going into work.

    I'll still be around. I've met some great people on TBR and leaving Spot doesn't mean I can't still share in your pains. Thanks y'all for hosting my rants and my ravings. I'm glad to be joining recent departures like @redeye58. I did say I'd leave through that door screaming Ms. Red.
     
  2. Produce Queen

    Produce Queen Well-Known Member

    Good for you! You've been unhappy for quite awhile. I'm glad you're prioritizing school as well as sanity :)
     
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  3. PassinTime

    PassinTime Guest

    Good luck to you. It's good to see you focus on your education.
     
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  4. redeye58

    redeye58 Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!

    Education is but a rung in the ladder upward out of the morass of mediocrity.
    Remember Flabber, the best revenge is to succeed.
    I'll be holding the door open when you're ready to come screaming thru ;)
     
  5. SFSFun

    SFSFun Ship from Store: Don't call it Ship To Store!!

    Get your degree and then, just for shits and giggles, try and come back as an ETL.
     
  6. Kartman

    Kartman Gimme Moar Ours!

    Fiddy grand!
     
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  7. PlanoDude

    PlanoDude Guest

    Best of luck to you! Spot can be a cruel mistress. Just don't forget that you have learned so much from Target even if you don't know it yet. Patience, respect, and an appreciation of retail are what i have learned so far.
     
  8. antwan5544

    antwan5544 Active Member

    good luck.and thanks for all the advise along the way.and good luck in school
     
  9. OP
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    Flabbergasted

    Flabbergasted Ex-GSA

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  10. GSAhole

    GSAhole Former GSA

    I'm literally crying.
    I'm happy for you but I'm sad at the same time. You've done a great big and brave thing, and you'll be on to bigger and better things in no time. I'm proud of you and your journey. I hope you'll keep in touch - you have my fb and my number (although my number still won't be back on til sunday) but if you choose not to keep in contact that way, I still hope at the very least you'll keep in contact through TBR.

    And I'm holding you to those drinks, believe that. If I have to pay your way down here for a weekend, we're having drinks.

    Good luck to you <3
     
  11. Hardlinesmaster

    Hardlinesmaster Well-Known Member

    Good luck, flab. Now focus on school & relax!
     
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  12. Kartman

    Kartman Gimme Moar Ours!

    Why is everyone so happy to be quitting their job?
     
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  13. commiecorvus

    commiecorvus Former Signing Ninja Moderator

    Kick ass and take names.

    I can't speak for @Flabbergasted or @redeye58 but I have been following them long enough to know that Spot has worked really hard to make life a misery for them.
    When you hate the thought of going to work every day, when you know that you aren't appreciated and when the bosses treat you like gum on their shoe, it's time to move on.

    I certainly understand that you work at one of the good stores and the day to day frustrations of the job are no big deal because you don't have the additional problem of poor management but trust me, a good portion of the stores aren't like that especially if you are in positions like Flabbergasted or if you've been around as long as redeye.

    You made the right choice Flabbergasted, now go out there, kick ass and take names.
    The world is yours and there is a job waiting for you where you will be appreciated, needed and that you will be happy to go to work everyday.
    It might take some work to get to (so stay in school, young man) but it is out there.
     
  14. Patty

    Patty Well-Known Member

    I am so happy for you bc you have been treated very badly the last couple of months and you still kept trying and caring about your job.No matter how hard it got, you kept showing up and doing the rright thing. Your intelligence, sense of humor and compassion will be an assett to whichever company is lucky enough to grt you.
    I will miss you ! Thanks for all your help and support.:eek: me. :rolleyes: you- things are looking up for you!!
     
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  15. mrknownothing

    mrknownothing purveyor of things

    You, little oyster, shall not be dinner for the walrus that is Spot.

    But seriously, congrats on your escape.
     
  16. Jackswastedlife99

    Jackswastedlife99 Well-Known Member

  17. Sickofspot

    Sickofspot Integrity Queen

    I am happy for you, @Flabbergasted! I just can't say enough how great it feels to leave that house of horrors behind! Yes, it is scary at first, but enjoy the ride. Stay in school and out of Target! Please stick around.
     
  18. Redzee

    Redzee Well-Known Member

    Best of luck to you. Sometimes you find yourself in a no win situation w a job. You stepped up and now you can exit gracefully and focus on school. Visit TBR let us know how you're doing.
     
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    Flabbergasted

    Flabbergasted Ex-GSA

    Just finished my last ever service desk shift. Last few shifts will be as GSA. It's really hard to believe this is it.
     
  20. redeye58

    redeye58 Hasta Ba Rista, Baby!