Did Target keep stores open despite Covid cases? Ex-staffer slams company on TikTok: 'Worst job ever'
'She also accused the organization of not accepting doctor's notes and that absence from work was counted against the employee'
A former Target employee slammed the company as problematic and accused it of not shutting down despite having several Covid-19 cases a month. She took to TikTok lambasting Target. The caption read: "Target, you literally were the worst job I've ever had… #corporationssuck #corporateamerica #target #fyp #iquit," she wrote. "I no longer work at Target and can expose them," the overlay read.
The video was posted from an account with the username @skywerrr. According to The Daily Dot, she claims to be a former Target employee. Adding to her earlier comments was the allegation: "They had several Covid cases a month and never shut down once." The video has music blaring in the background and sees the woman also claiming that she was written up for being late while awaiting a Covid test result.
She also accused the organization of not accepting doctor's notes and that absence from work was counted against the employee. To end with, she also said the undercover security would follow people across the store. The report, however, notes that the woman could be "describing a number of retail jobs across America and beyond. Corporations like Target and Walmart have been criticized for bad worker welfare." The Daily Dot said it has reached out to Target for a comment.
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At the time of writing, the video had 380k shares, 12.1k comments, and 11.2k shares. Previously, there have been similar concerns against Target. According to The Guardian's report last year, Walmart and Target were called out for their lack of concern for employees' well-being. A Target associate in New Mexico was wearing an N95 protective mask to work due to concerns of transmitting the coronavirus to their young niece, who is going through chemotherapy when the management told the associate they needed to obtain a doctor’s note in order to be allowed to continue wearing it.
"They said I would not be allowed to work with it until I had brought back this paper form. I told them it was not worth it to me to risk the life of a little girl. I told them while trying to hold back tears, that this wasn’t right," the associate said.
Another example from the report: "I’m 64 years old and according to the CDC, I should be staying home and practicing social distancing and in quarantine," said a Walmart customer service manager in the midwest who requested to keep his identity a secret for fear of retaliation. "I can’t do that as I can’t afford to take off work unpaid. "So I go to work and pray that none of the hordes of shoppers I’m exposed to don’t transmit it to me. The thing that scares me most is getting exposed and passing it to my 84-year-old mother."