Target Giving $500 Bonuses to Their Frontline Workers
An extra $500? That's nothing to sneeze at. I think we could all use another $500, right? For the second time during this pandemic, Minneapolis-based Target will be giving their frontline workers a $500 bonus. This means all of their hourly employees will receive the bonus.
In a release, they stated that the hourly employees would receive the $500, and other employees would also receive a bonus.
All hourly members in stores, distribution centers, headquarters and field-based offices will receive a $500 bonus. Store directors, executive team leaders and salaried distribution center leaders will receive a bonus ranging from $1,000 to $2,000, which adds up to more than $200 million in total bonuses.
Target, being one of the biggest big-box stores, has remained open throughout the pandemic. This means that they have had to staff all of their stores, distribution centers, and field-based offices. This also means that their employees, especially the ones working in the stores, have had to expose themselves, potentially, to COVID on a daily basis. Target has had some restrictions and protocols throughout the stores. They generally wipe down the areas where customers are touching things. Like the credit card machine and keypad, the conveyor belt, and the self check out areas.
I have heard people saying that they don't like the fact that random people can touch all of the merchandise, however. But that's almost a self-check system. If you touch something, and you aren't purchasing it, use some hand sanitizer. I feel like almost all of us have some portable hand sanitizer available. Plus, most stores have sanitizing stations placed throughout the store. Let's use those!
Finally, let's hope this ends soon. I think we all would like to get back to some sort of normalcy.
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