by SiouxFan - Posted Mon October 15, 2007 @ 11:53 PM
So ever since I moved to my new city and transferred to a different Target store, I have always been under the impression that I would be the next person to move over to the pharmacy in the store because that's what they told me.
I've been at the store now for almost 2 months and have heard very little about it. I've been asked if I'm still interested and I say yes, and that's all I've heard. No one has said a word to me since, not one word. So imagine my surprise when I see a new person training over there. I haven't seen my manager for almost a month now and she's the one that was going to get me over there. I know I don't have the best availability to work over there much, but no one has said anything to me about anything. I'm just mad because I'm being strung along with my hopes of working at the Target pharmacy.
I'm going to talk to my manager the next time I see her and I want to know why this happened. Why was I promised to be the next person over there only to have a new person get hired without a word to me about anything?
If it's not a good answer with a valid reason, I don't know how much longer I can stay. It sucks to say that because I truly love working there (most of the time). I'm just not OK with being a 22 year old cashier/Guest Service person at a Target store when I have so much potential to do so much more. I'm not saying there is anything wrong with being a cashier/Guest Service as I could do it for the rest of my life if it paid well. I just wanted to grow with the company and here they go and hire a BRAND NEW person where I've been with the company for almost 5 YEARS. I would need LESS training than the new person because I know how the register and the store operates. I think the new person is even in my class, so it's not like we're terribly different.
This doesn't help the fact that the store I'm at now isn't "fun." It's too boring. The people aren't fun. My old store was full of awesome people that made it worth going to work. The only thing keeping me at this store was eventually getting to work in the pharmacy. But now that it's been pushed back, I don't know how much more I can take.
I don't mean to sound conceded, but I don't think my new store appreciates me. I got a fuckin' "Excellent" on my last review, and the store has to contact corporate for each one they give out, so they don't give them out often. I was the store's "Spotlight on Training" employee because I cashier-trained about 90% of the new employees for last year's holiday season. Essentially ALL new employees have to be cashier-trained regardless what department they worked in. I had been training a group of 2-6 people every single week for a few months.
When I visit my old store, they say they miss me and want me to transfer back during winter and summer break. My new store could care less. The whole store is just blah and views it only as work. The employees at my old store made work fun, here not so much.
I'm just at a crossroads right now, and I'll plan my next move after talking with my manager. I'll let you know how it goes...