Target went on an Canadian adventure and came back with a competitor that just won’t leave them alone. They are literally opening very close to Target locations. Target’s classic response is to focus on their weaknesses. Except the last time they focused on what they were weak on; groceries, Tarshit left with their tail behind their legs.
One things is for sure Tarshit never learns from their mistakes.
I’m a minor, just turned 17 a few weeks ago, and I recently made the mistake of getting a job of Target. I was warned not to work here but my dumbass did anyways, lesson learned. I thought I loved Target but holy fuck the moment I started working here I realised how shitty this place is. The first thing I noticed was how everyone else who works there is a lazy sack of shit, they do absolutely nothing but drink their Starbucks and hangout. I actually put effort into my work but still the people who do buttfuck nothing are praised more than I am. I have only met like three nice workers, the rest of the people are assholes. I’ve gotten dirty looks from random fuckers who I don’t even know, for absolutely no reason too. I mind my own business and just do my work and then get the hell out, but for some reason everyone there just has such a shitty attitude and give me their attitude for no reason. Nobody does shit here, leaving piles of work for me (and maybe like two other people who actually do stuff) to complete, especially reshop. The idiots who work at guest service just hang out the entire time, or they all go on break at the same time and leave the desk empty with a line of guests. I’ve found broken products and rotten groceries in the bins for reshop, which just brings me to my point about how disgusting this store is. There’s always nasty spills on the floor that nobody cares to clean up. The white floors of Target really bring out how gross the store is, if you look in the corners or where the floor meets the wall, you can see the brown gunk growing in this dirty ass store. Also the break room is always left a mess, every table has crumbs or food on it, the sink is nasty, and the floor is covered in food and stains. I fucking hate Target. And maybe this is just me, because I’m not sure if most places do this, but their 90 day rule is BULLSHIT. I am a music student with unorganised directors, I always have shit coming up or schedule changes but I can’t fucking change my availability. So I’m assuming I’ll be let go of at the end of the year or sooner (I was hired to work seasonal), despite actually putting care and effort into my work. I already had to leave my shift early once because I threw up in the bathroom, they seemed nice about it in the moment but I’m sure this will have some sort of negative effect on my reputation there. The hours and shifts at Target are bullshit, especially as someone in school, I don’t have the time or energy to spend my entire fucking day at Target. If the 90 day rule shit wasn’t a thing, everything would probably work out fine, but fuck attendance and fuck Target. I hope they let me go so I can work somewhere better, the sad part is that it hasn’t even been a month and I’m already fed up with this shit.
I needed to get some cough drops unlocked, since about 65% of stuff on the second floor of my local target is now under lock and key, only to have an employee walk right by me and blatantly ignore me after having rang for help. I waited a minute then rang again, the same employee walks by and ignores me, doesn’t even bother to say anything. This went on for almost 15 minutes before another customer who needed help in the same aisle chased the employee down and asked for help. The employee had been more interested in stocking shelves instead of helping customers get what they needed unlocked. What angers me, is that this unfortunately happens ALL THE TIME at this Target as well as any other store I’ve been to that has merch locked up here in Philadelphia.
it was halloween night and the store was pretty much dead, i work in cafe and was just chatting with some of my coworkers who work on the floor and someone from starbucks wanted their hat back that i gave to this girl, on my way to get it and give it back to starbucks,
the closing night manager named “Craig” started walking over to us, maybe like 4 of us in a group standing at a register and he started yelling at us for standing and doing nothing. Keep in mind we all have our radios on us and not one person asked for assistance, i also did not work in the same department as any of them.
There was an update for their already crap app earlier today (at least it was for me–apparently it had been out for a couple days for others), which was slow as molasses after I signed in (plus I had to enter my searches SEVERAL TIMES for it to give any results at all), that had added a duplicate app icon to many users’ phones, mine included.
I wasn’t aware of this issue so I was lead to believe that the problem was with my phone instead of the app and was on the verge of doing a factory reset since I couldn’t figure out as to why this happened (I’ve never had any Play Store app updates put a duplicate icon on my devices before) or to get rid of it.
So annoyed that yet again another greedy app developer had yet again rushed out an buggy app update without properly and thoroughly testing it! ????
I’m just glad that they didn’t drag their feet and pushed out another update the same day that fixed the icon issue which saved me from erasing my phone.
a few weeks before writing this post, a customer at 6:30 pm on a Saturday wrote a fake report on me saying that I “made them uncomfortable” and gave them a bad experience. I don’t know if this customer is a male or female one, but I swear that I didn’t do anything to hurt or make this person uncomfortable in any way. Honestly, for the past month I’ve been extremely careful with how I’ve handled customers and emphasized greetings, small talk, and thanking customers when they leave. I’ve been working there for almost a year and have already signed one corrective action for getting in arguments with customers and making scanning mistakes some items.. but this was in April so around 4 months ago and I have been better at my job since then.
Target was my first “real” job that I lasted in after graduating from university. I was grateful and humble at first because leadership was strong and there were a lot of good leaders/HR that kept things moving relatively smoothly.
Unfortunately, things started to go badly around 2019 when modernization began and a lot of team members started to leave. Working at the front of the store, there was a GSTL that was lazy and drove a lot of team members to quit. She transferred from another department but she was working at that store for 20+ years so no one in the store’s leadership said anything to her due to seniority.
Once covid hit, a couple of the HR team members that I had become close with retired, replaced by a fresh, out-of-college grad who was a bitch at times. She openly chastised team members in front of others and caused morale to tank badly. The worst though was the ETL of the front-end who I guess had been promoted from within. He was snide, and even more team members complained about him. Overall, things really became a shitshow and I’m so glad to be away from the toxic environment that became my old store.
We got a new SD in 2019 (I think?) but he was one of the only good remaining leaders.
So I’m a minor and I’ve worked at target for a few months now. At first I thought it would be cool since I had never worked in retail before. I was heavily mistaken. Target requires every employee to have perfect attendance for the first 90 days after being hired and you can either get written up or fired if you miss a shift within that time period. I am currently 71 days into my job and i’ve already been mistreated. First off, the amount of safety hazards at target is unbearable. From old, broken, shaky ladders to having to constantly backstock dozens of 30 pound sparkling water cases (which doesn’t seem bad at first, but when you’re a minor and can’t operate a waive and have to climb up old unsafe ladders with one hand on the ladder and one arm holding the 3 pack case of sparkling water/other beverages, it’s more than unsafe)–(especially due to the ongoing 2-year long remodel which left even more backstocking for the entire store.) But for the funny part of the story, I am now on thin ice due to a “pattern of call offs”-before I get started, I have never been late, am always staying 20-30 mins past my shift to finish the work I was given (which is obviously too much for 4 hours and for a minor who has homework to do), and I have called off one time due to a false positive covid test. Today I was informed by a coworker that apparently I am on record for having 3 no call no shows during a vacation I had previously taken time off for 2 months in advance. When I looked at my schedule from that week, it showed that I wasn’t assigned at shift at all in the first place, but when I brought it to my leaders attention, I was told that it my time off wasn’t approved even though I remember requesting the time off WITH THE PERSON WHO MAKES THE SCHEDULES and even after she told me that it was approved and I was good to go, I am now hearing that it wasn’t approved and I am known as an unreliable employee. On top of all of this, today I came in early as I normally do around 11am and started my shift. I instantly ran into my team lead who told me that I was mistakenly scheduled today and there was no work for me to do. When I asked to leave, they said to clock out on paper since the machine wouldn’t let me do it. I am now being told that it is counting towards another call off since I LEFT WORK EARLY even known I WASNT SUPPOSED TO WORK THAT DAY IN THE FIRST PLACE!!! The leaders/managers/ETLS don’t give a fuck about you or your feelings. Don’t work at target. Please.
Tarshit has been moving towards carrying mostly store-brand items for certain categories. I bought a desk for my new apartment from Tarshit and it was horrible. The included screws were made of soft metal and stripped out so I had to get replacements from the local hardware store. I also bought their brand of shower caddy and it broke after a few minutes. Their food was expired. The clothes fall apart. The Good and Gather energy drinks are nasty.
I do not understand why so many people “love” Tarshit. It is not a good shopping experience, as the store is messy and disorganized. The employees struggle to find items that are often out of stock. The items are low quality and way overpriced for what they are.
It has gotten to the point that no-name items from Amazon are better quality than Tarshit’s store-brand items. I bought a no-name bed from Amazon and it is pretty good. It features a sturdy steel frame and decorative woodgrain panels that were easy to put together and included a hex key and extra hardware all for $100. Meanwhile, Tarshit sells a shitty particle board bed for $300.
Who would want to shop at Tarshit???