Target Unfires 7 Workers For Buying Zhu Zhus Before Customers Could

7 Buffalo Target employees fired for buying Zhu Zhus, this year’s hot robotic rodent toy, during their shifts have been reinstated. A failure to communicate seems to have been the culprint:

From The Buffalo News:

They made the purchases at about 5 a.m. before the end of their shift but days later were told “popular items” could not be bought until the store opened at 8 a.m. — though overnight workers are normally permitted to make purchases during off hours.

Then, the firings occurred Wednesday, with the store manager stating the policy regarding two-day ad items had been posted above the employee time clock, a point that was disputed by one of the workers.

But Target said the policy is also in the employee handbook and exists to make sure customers have the same purchasing opportunities as its employees.

It’s important that employees don’t have an unfair advantage over customers to buy in-demand goods, but care should be taken to make sure policies over it are clearly communicated internally. Guess crazy things are bound to happen over must-have items. Luckily, no one had to die.

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