TM Appreciation Pay

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Hey Target. Since you’re all about bonuses now, giving DC new hires $2000: and those random $200-$500 over the last year, how about a reward for those TM that consistently came to work, keeping the business running? Like those who haven’t taken advantage of the relaxed attendance policy, have not taken any of the COVID leaves, and have just come to work? cant be too hard to see who thise TM are, if you can run a report to see who doesn’t come to work, you should be able to run the same report to see who does. Or reinstate the hero pay for those actually working, now that masks are back again. Give us a little something extra as appreciatoon, for actually coming to work over the past year and a half.
 
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You missed my point. True appreciation only for those of us that have continuously worked all this time, without taking 3-4 “I think I have symptoms” paid vacations, or I want a month off just because. which often coincide with the calendar is full but I want time off anyway.
 

Amanda Cantwell

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This would encourage people to come in sick. I appreciate those who called out due to having symptoms. I don't want to work around sick people.
This. If you “think you have symptoms” I want you home. I don’t want to be anywhere near you

obviously lying is never good and there will always be people who do, but better safe than sorry and let’s not punish people who actually are sick just bc there are some people who are dishonest
 
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Sounds like a Target lifer who wants a Martyrs Bonus.
Am I pissed that the exact same week many in our building hit 25 yrs for a $200 anniversary award they announced new hires would be getting $2000 at hire? Why yes, I am. and probably less than 10% of those new hires will make it 3 yrs.
 
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Am I pissed that the exact same week many in our building hit 25 yrs for a $200 anniversary award they announced new hires would be getting $2000 at hire? Why yes, I am. and probably less than 10% of those new hires will make it 3 yrs.
Target, like most employers now, is having difficulty finding employees. The hiring bonuses are incentives to get warm bodies in the door. Offering exisiting employees bonuses isn't going to add to headcount.

Nothing is stopping people from jumping ship and getting a hiring bonus at another employer. I'm at my third employer in three years. Each job hop resulted in a significant pay increase including a $5000 hiring bonus (offered before covid hit...it's good to have marketable job skills that are in demand) at my current job that appeared in my first paycheck.

What do you think the $200 dollars , and more before is? Also, FREE TUITION???
Short of handing out welfare, I think Target has done plenty to show appreciation to its workforce.
I'm guessing that very few TMs at the DCs will take advantage of the tuition program. "I don't need no fancy book learnin', I got common sense" seemed to be the prevailing mindset of the country bumkins at the DCs I worked in. Of course, most of them probably couldn't pass the remedial classes at a community college, so it would be a waste of time and money.
 
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It’s the job market that’s forcing target to pay 2000 sign on bonuses. Trust me, no company wants to offer bonuses if they don’t have to. The problem is they are hiring anyone with a pulse and trying to train them on equipment and to perform the task at rate is an extreme challenge. but if youre working at the top out rate and doing a little overtime, you’re doing ok. plus there is a referral bonus of 2k as well. The 90 day challenge is the only problem. They know most won’t make it.
 
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The TMs at my store who have consistently been showing up (and doing a good job) are the ones who are consistently getting as many hours as they want to work, week after week, and we're not even in 4th quarter yet.
I understand the economics of paying signing bonuses and yes, it does seem unfair. On the other hand, I didn't lose my job because of covid like a whole lot of people did. Never worried about not being able to pay my bills or losing my house.
Depends on how you choose to look at things. I'm a "glass is half full" kind of person - easier on the blood pressure.
 
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We’ve got team members at my store who've been working there for years and years. They get called on to do all sorts of things I’ve never touched. It would make sense to me if Target gave them something extra.
 
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I can assure you my store doesn't have 34 "top performing" team members. Most team members selected were average/reliable team members. Anyone with attendance issues we passed on no matter how good they are when they are there.
I’ll say it again and again, top performing team members are only good if they show up. Do you know how much this bonus will be?
 

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I’ll say it again and again, top performing team members are only good if they show up. Do you know how much this bonus will be?
It's a % of their earnings ytd, so team members who work 40 hours will see alot more than team members who average 20 hours
 
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In September top performing team members from every store will be awarded a mid year bonus. We were able to select approx 34 team members from my store. Hopefully that will let those paticular team members know how much their leadership team appreciates/values them.
How many TMs work in your store?

I ask because 34 seems like a random number not really based on anything.
 
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