During the coronavirus pandemic, Target shoppers have fully utilized the Drive-Up option when placing orders. Drive-Up team members are constantly moving, trying to meet the demands of an influx of people constantly arriving to pick up an order at any given time. Team Members are constantly moving with beads of sweat rolling down their backs every minute. While they may try to squeeze in water breaks and catch their breath, there is rarely any time to do so given the busyness of Target during this time. With the addition of difficult-to-breath-in masks and the required jeans or khakis, Team Members are overheating, especially during the beginning of the summer months.
Cart attendants are able to wear work appropriate shorts, however, no other Team Members are. Given that Drive-Up team members are out and in the sun just as much as the cart attendants, not to mention going at a constant quick pace and quite often lifting very heavy objects, it is only fair for the safety of the workers that they too are allowed to wear shorts, even if just temporarily during this outbreak.
Please consider the safety and well being of Target Team Members during this time and sign this petition for the allowance of work appropriate shorts, even if only during the outbreak.