Working @ Target in Washington, DC

DONE BY: Anonymous

LENGTH: 6 months

LOCATION: Washington DC

FUN: ★★★★☆

PERSONAL GROWTH: ★★★★★

KIND OF PERSONAL GROWTH MOST EXPERIENCED: 

  • Compassion
  • Work ethic

DAY-TO-DAY LIFE: 

Varied depending on shifts

DESCRIPTION OF WORK/ACTIVITIES DONE: 

  • Stocking shelves
  • Helping in back room
  • Manning cash registered

HOW MANY HOURS OF WORK DID YOU DO PER WEEK? 40

IN EXCHANGE OF WORK, PROVIDES: 

Discounted products

TOP TIPS: 

  • Go in with an open mind
  • Be agreeable

MOST MEANINGFUL LESSON LEARNED: 

Though not as glamorous as some experiences, working at Target was one of the more formative things I did on my gap year. I met people from all walks of life, not just the upper-middle, upper-class kids I went to high school with. I grew so much as a person. I learned that the real world is a very different place - having to deal with (often rude) customers from all over. But, I made friends I will have for the rest of my life. Nothing creates friendships better than going through mutual annoyance - stocking the shelves and doing often tedious work. 

 

Jiyoung Jeong