Now in comparison to where I used to work, Target rocks, but with all of the bad luck and shit we had today, it sucked royally.
To begin the day, we actually go back to yesterday, when my little brother has a friend over. Well, I tell them (at 11:30pm, when I'm to wake up at 5:00am to make it to work) that I'm heading to bed, and if they could keep quiet. What do they do when I go to sleep? They take out our little hanging basketball court and start shooting some hoops. Obviously I get pissed and threaten to slam his head into the basket, but of course maja takes the side of my little bro and gets pissed at me, sending me to bed. She told Tom (my little bro) to stop, and then she went to bed and turned the fan on.
Since the fan was on, she didn't hear the other shit my bro and his friend were doing. I did... until around 3am.
I woke up at 5am, got ready, went to work, and clocked in at 6am. I was to start my training in electronics, but since I had been working in Electronics WITHOUT sales floor training, I had to complete that first. I learned all this shit which wasn't hard and finished setting shit up before the store opened at 8am. Nothing bad yet.
Well, we had Wii's, and we had a line of people wanting them. That was fuckin fun to go through. A bunch of angry parents buying their little kiddies something they know nothing about. 52 Guests clocked for sale in an hour.
After that, the store was a mess. Electronics is the busiest part of Target, and you know what? I'm cool with that. However, our entire Search Item listings on our PDA's was down. Everything from finding a specific item in a massive backroom to a specific movie or item we're not quite sure we hold. As I'm doing this, I have impatient people asking questions for me as well as I try to see what's up with the system.
I ask over my walkie, "Hey Team, my PDA is having a system error for item search. Is anyone else having any problems?"
You know that sound Walkies make when too many people tried to talk on the same frequency? It made that noise. The system was down, but 10 minutes later, reactivated, but lagging, taking 10 minutes to do a simple search that usually takes 5 seconds.
Not only that, but right when it's time for me to go home, I have THREE people ask ME at the SAME FUCKIN TIME to help them purchase BIG SCREEN TV's. I assisted in Carry out with the one JUST so I could get up front and finally leave.
I also almost missed my deadline for my lunch, which we actually get written up for if we don't go on time. We physically couldn't leave electronics because "call buttons" are pushed, making use have to push them in 30 seconds or our Target Store is marked down in points.
One bad thing after another.