Target Makes Cashiering More Tolerable By Turning It Into a Game

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Apparently, Target cashiers now play a "game" when checking people out at the register. The game scores you based on how fast you're doing your job. This does not sound like a very fun game.

I mean, sure, maybe you're really into challenges and want to win so you become more efficient while having fun and it's all win-win. But boy, this sure does seem like a great way for Target to bully and shame its employees into working as fast as humanly possible. Remember, cashiers: the gamemaster is always watching. And if you lose the game, you lose your job. [Dennis Crowley via Kottke]

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Norm the Alligator

they've been doing this for awhile now, I've noticed the ratings on their screens several times over the last year or two.

Basically what it does it make the cashier less interested in the customer and come off as being rude. I would much rather be treated in a more personal way as well as have the cashier spend their time and not rush.