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I did not want to leave Target. I was actually terminated because of the lack of training (mostly) and communication. In my honest opinion, I was literally the BEST employee they have ever had. I picked up a lot of shifts and came in whenever they called me. Anyway, the reason I was fired was because I was trying to stop a "guest" from stealing. I had no clue that we were not allowed to do unless we were verified. With no warnings, the LOD brought me into the office and had to give my name tag and discount card back. The hurtful part was that I came in for an eight-hour shift they were asking me to take and got fired within the three hours of that shift. Embarrassing!!!

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I didn't leave, I was terminated. The Asset protection department directives is ridiculous. APBP and his higher-ups, are pushing and hounding AP's for external results, yet binding their hands to effectively prevent shrink from exiting the store by implementing "rules" that work in favor of someone who sits behind a desk barking orders. I was constantly being reminded that Target prides itself in its reputation - above all. Now, is that directed toward overall customers experience, and what they'll take away from their visit? Because it sure isn't for the Team members, and what they'll take away from THEIR experiences.

To top it all off, I wasn't even given my final pay, on the spot. I kept getting the runaround from HR, as well as HR. After threatening to involve DOL, I received my pay two days later. 60 hours of unused accrued vacation time, gone. Target, is literally an easy Target for shoplifters.

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The managers have to stop playing favoritism, and be realistic about the amount of work one person is capable of doing...Also, speak to your employees with a little more respect and they'll be more apt to stay...👍

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It became apparent that there was no room for advancement from within and that the employees were easily replaceable, no matter how good of a job they did. I loved the job in the beginning, but that quickly changed. If you're just looking for an ok part time job and don't care to 'go anywhere', it's a good place to work. However, if you are a hard worker and wish to see those efforts rewarded, it won't happen there. At least, not the Target I worked for.

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I needed full time with medical benefits and target wouldn’t have it offered.

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No matter what retail. Comp. You work for they are the same. No mgt at all but if you are a brown nose you will be fine .worked. retail 11 years. Not worth it

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I had heard many comments about this particular location, it was not flattering. I went with an open mind, yet soon discovered
rather quickly there were many cliques. The executive team were worse than the team members. Everyone had their own way
of doing tasks, one exec might tell you to close the cafe, then you get reprimanded for doing this by another exec. Little consistency, and lack of leadership forced me to move on. I guess the rumors about this location are true. SAD

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Well I still work there but I’m this close to leaving
First of all they hire so many people but give them little hours. This week I worked for about 4 hours and the Week before I did 22 like it’s inconsistent

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I left the carson city nv location because management talks behind your back and lots of drama. be professional and if someone asks for feedback give them feedback instead of saying things behinds someones back. if the store is great then give more recognition as apposed to DO THIS AND DO THAT funny how many privileged people are and how hard we have to work for someone who gets back from 6 months maternity leave just to bonus off of your hard work with no recogination

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I found a much better job, where I was treated with a great deal more respect, and the pay was better.

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