My daughter was fired from her job at Target yesterday, and I'm actually glad. It was a terrible place for her to work.
They would schedule her to work and when she'd show up they'd tell her, "sorry, somebody made a mistake, your schedule was changed and you're not scheduled today". With gas at $3.50 a gallon, it is expensive to drive a 30 mile round trip, not to mention the wasted time, just to be told you're not needed. She has worked for me in my business and you couldn't ask for a more consciencious, postive, upbeat employee. But when she neared the 90 day mark they fired her.
I can only guess that it's because she would then qualify for benefits. She was treated like something you'd wipe off the bottom of your shoe by her nasty "team leader", so in the end I think this was a positive learning experience for her but I'm glad she is now free to look for a better job.
She would have stuck it out no matter how poorly she was being treated, because that's the kind of person she is. Perhaps they'll be happier with her replacement, but something tells me they won't last more than three months either.