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Re: “Getting the Ax

For those out there that don't believe these people were fired because of their tenure, you are dead wrong. How do I know? My Store Team Leader and I were very close and she often shared things with me that she shouldn't have. It was her way of keeping sane. After a meeting with our new District Team Leader, she called me into her office so she could vent. She was told that she needed to write up one of my fellow ETLs and get her gone. When my STL asked why, she was told because the ETL was nearing retirement and could be replaced with someone for half the salary. When the STL refused to do more than verbal coaching she was suddenly a problem performer as well.
I also worked for Target for 17 years. Just over a year ago I left Target due to health issues brought on by a lack of work/life balance. I did all the right things, put in two weeks notice, worked 12 - 15 hours a day even though it was against Doctor's orders, I even did a huge After College Bounce Back walk on my last shift with the company... stayed late, wrote out Great Team Cards, left notes for my Co-ETL on follow up needed moves... What did all this get me??? A big fat nothing. I decided to go back to school last year and wanted an easy part-time job to help with bills while I work on a degree. When I was not hired back for a job that I am extremely over qualified for I got a hold of my former HR to ask what had gone wrong. I was told, nothing. They "Target" will never hire you back because they would have to pay you more than entry level pay and any time that I worked would count toward eventual retirment. Well thanks so much for letting us all know that though you speak about work/life balance it is not something you really want us to have. And as for the "Challange of Change" the more we learn to live it the more unrealistic your expectations become. You can only get so much blood from a turnip!! I'm now making 1/3 of the income that I did at Target, worry about how I'm going to keep my house and pay the bills. But I am a much happier and healthier person. I don't find myself on the verge of tears at the end of a long day, my subordinates at my new job acctually think I'm a nice person and my boss loves me. Target, I'll see you in Hell!!

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Posted by Nullarc on 02/28/2010 at 9:06 PM

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