Former target worker shares horror stories from his time at work

Many employees have used TikTok to share their experiences with customers.

Most of these encounters are startling and outrageous, and a former Target employee’s recent stories of wild interactions are no different.

User @deenaabeenaa’s video series showcases her unique experiences with clients while working at Target.

In the first part of her clip, she asks a customer, “How did she find everything today?” to which the customer replied, “Terrible. Explain to me what the crap is in this store” while she hands her something.

@deenaabeenaa explains how it looked like it was one of her “Christmas cookies in her bakery department” and asked “Is there a problem with that?” The customer replies that the problem was that “Santa is black” and asks them if “that’s the message the store wants to spread”.

Then @deenaabeenaa tells her that this “wasn’t a productive conversation” and someone else can take care of it.

@deenaabeenaa also shared another interaction, this time with a man claiming a product “doesn’t work” and demanding that she “return” it.

However, she points to a problem with the item in question: whatever was in the bottle was “all gone” and that he “can’t return it”.

This in turn leads to the man calling her a “slut”. Another instance was when the content creator was in her car on her break and a customer knocked on her window and demanded that they help her.

Other examples include a woman refusing to stop her children from opening toys, a man demanding a $500 refund for a “scam”, a woman being rude to @deenaabeenaa because she Scanning items faster for Target Circle, and another one telling her to work Tarbucks (Target Starbucks).

After telling the customer that she wasn’t trained in that department, they called her a “useless slut.”

The video was viewed over 253,000 times as of Friday and resonated with former and current Target employees as they shared their bizarre customer experiences.

“I was working at Target in 2020, it was the peak of the pandemic and I had to explain to a lady why she couldn’t try the lipstick on and put it back,” shared a viewer.

“I remember a lady attacking me because the ninja turtles or other characters had weapons. And I guess it was my fault since I designed it,” commented a second.

“I worked at Target about 6 years ago and an elderly woman yelled at me for not allowing her to use her grocery store coupon on posture pads,” wrote a third.

“On my third day, I had to explain to a customer that he couldn’t take the knives out of the display block for safety reasons. Think of it often,” said a fourth.

The Daily Dot reached out to @deenaabeenaa via TikTok comment.


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*Initial publication: December 9, 2022 2:26 pm CST

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