I just finished lifting 1000lbs of kitty litter...

Discussion in 'The Watercooler' started by Abbey, Jan 29, 2010.

  1. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    ...twice. Literally, 1000lbs. It's so silly...move this from this spot 20 feet to another spot. No gym for me.

  2. tiredmommy

    tiredmommy Site Moderator

    Ah...retail merchandising... I remember it well!
  3. gcvmom

    gcvmom Here we go again!

    Remind me never to try to armwrestle with you! :tongue:
  4. ThreeShadows

    ThreeShadows Quid me anxia?

    So, is Tarjay about to have a nice sale on litter, perhaps involving a $5.00 gift card? Inquiring couponers want to know...
  5. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    I remember those days!!!

    When I first started at Target I worked in Chargebacks... I got really awesome at building 6-foot pallets and wrapping them within 10 minutes.

    Then I went to Price Change and WOW oh WOW did I have to move stuff. Literally 2-3 feet sometimes, but over and over... UGH!

    Be careful. I was in the stockroom on a 12-foot ladder getting down pillows when I hurt my back. BFFs E & W (yes met them both there) had to get me down. Later at a different Target I re-hurt it moving a 40-lb bag of dog food - the exec got upset when I asked for a team lift. I never returned...
  6. Shari

    Shari IsItFridayYet?

    At least it wasn't used...
  7. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Step...no team lift support? They would shudder at that. I didn't ask as it was 25lbs per lift, but a ton of them.

    ThreeShadows - don't know about the gift card thing, but it is due to go on sale on Sunday.

    Shari...haha. That would have been twice as heavy!!

  8. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    Gosh. I have to say I am actually envious. I miss real retail. I am stuck behind a desk most of my day doing faux retail. But in actuality I am the one that loves the hard core, grass roots retail. Like moving kitty litter. Not sure why, I guess just the physical release.

    So cool you work for the big T. I did not know. My best friend landed a job there as a store manager, and they make big bucks! So stick with them. Are you working in Vegas?
  9. KTMom91

    KTMom91 Well-Known Member

    There are days when I miss retail as well. Being able to talk to people...make that carry on a conversation with adult people...is something I really enjoy. Now...there are days when my entire vocabulary consists of two syllable words and the phrase, "Did you wash your hands?" The joys of elementary school!
  10. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Steely, it's my excuse of why I don't join a gym. :tongue: No, I'm at a Target in WI. I am going back to Vegas this next week and will inquire there about a possible transfer.

    The team I manage is the hardest to fill because of the hours so it shouldn't be too hard. There are a good dozen or so T's in Vegas...some in not so nice areas of the city, but enough to chose from. Now that I'm a certified Team Leader and Trainer that should give me an edge on those 17 year old kids. Ha!

    KT - I remember those days very well. Try teaching 6th graders where you learn their lingo like...dude...like...snap...like da bomb...like (notice the 'like'. They can't start a sentence without it.) The problem is when I'd leave teaching and go have dinner or something and I'm eating and say, "Snap! Dudes, like, this pasta is da bomb!" Whoops, I'm not in middle school right now.:anxious:

    I like dealing with the public as well. About half my shifts I'm on the floor so I get that opportunity.

    Today is a day off, though!

  11. Steely

    Steely Active Member

    PM me if you want the name of the store manager in Henderson. She is awesome, and you would love working with her.
  12. AnnieO

    AnnieO Shooting from the Hip

    Abbey - LOL - no, no team lift support. In fact I'm sitting here with BFFs "E" and "H" kinda laughing about it. I still have back issues. Be careful, hon.
  13. Abbey

    Abbey Spork Queen

    Oh, I don't do anything more than I know I can handle. One thing I can say about this store is they are very careful about safety issues.

  14. Star*

    Star* call 911........call 911

    What's the scoop? :tongue: