*sigh* The retail funk that never washes off has struck again...
Last month, I volunteered at a local hospital, then joined a friend to go see Zootopia. (We laughed through most of the movie by the way, it's quite good!) Since I picked her up immediately after, I was still wearing the uniform; navy blue polo and white pants.
We had quite a bit of time to kill so we hit up Bullseye beforehand. My purse is over my shoulder as we're walking around.
A customer approaches and holds up a finger like she's going to ask me a question.
Me: "No, Ma'am. I don't work here."
She blinks, looks at me again, and then walks away.
Blue polo and white pants, not RED polo and KHAKI pants lady... ALSO, PURSE, AND SAUNTERING THROUGH THE STORE TALKING AND LAUGHING ABOUT MARVEL MOVIES!
The more I think about what happened tonight the more pissed off I get. My opener G (morning to later afternoon) threw out his back. He called out the day before, but today he decided to tough it out with a back brace; meaning he could not get carts (in decent amounts) or lift the heavy compost bags (I was certain of this because this was the 2nd time he came to work in a back brace). Note G is a college student in his in his early 20's so if he is injured it's serious .
I had a cashier shift (because there were not enough janitor hours to give coverage) at noon (his lunch time). I saw there were ZERO carts. This meant when he got back he would have to do carts (3-4 carts at at time for about 30 minutes or more.) So I did carts. then I helped put on the back because the cashier managers volunteered janitor team to clear grocery's food trash.
EVERY expired item, put back item, - cart after cart of food trash- was now our problem. I got caught. Cashier manager V said "Janitorgirl you're listed as a cashier? why are you back here?"
G came to me defense, he lied and said he begged me to help. He tried to get her to let me help until the afternoon rush (which would have gven me 2 hours to help him) but she said no. why? because Schedule= cashier. no other reason.
He told me to continue on trash while he pulled her to the side and pleaded his case= if I could get trash done he could get bathrooms done, and when closer came he could do carts,but - nope schedule= cashier.
I went back to the lanes then burst into tears. From the days I was on opening I knew how hard it was to do 1. yesterday's trash 2. grocery's trash 3. carts 4. bathrooms. And to do it all with a back brace? This was epic BS. I even told my favorite manager who said "they make your team do grocery's trash? That doesn't sound right at all."
The kicker? I am legally entitled to 2 breaks (the first I used to splash eater on my face and stop hyperventilating) for my last break I cleared my line and went to the other cashier manager and said "Can I go on my last break?" she said sure. Then V came up behind me and said "You can go help in the back if you want?"
Meaning -You can take your break or help your teammates. You can guess what I chose; breaks are overrated.
A shopping cart specially designed to help parents and caregivers shop with special-needs children will soon be available at Target stores nationwide.
Caroline's Cart was inspired by a 6-year-old girl with Rett syndrome, a nervous system disorder that causes multiple disabilities. Caroline's mother, Drew Ann Long, came up with the design because she found it difficult to maneuver her daughter's wheelchair and traditional shopping cart when she went grocery shopping.
Target said the suggestion to look at Caroline's Cart came from one of its employees, who has a special-needs child.
"Caroline's Cart can be a game-changer for families, and we're excited to offer this for our guests across the country," said senior vice president Juan Galarraga. "Target is always looking for new ways to make guests feel welcome in our stores and give them a more comfortable shopping experience. We're always listening to both our guests and team members and making changes based their feedback."
Target has been testing the carts at select stores for the past year but they'll be available nationwide on March 19.
The carts are customized to match store color schemes, so those in Target stores will be red and stamped with the company's bullseye logo.