Hello fellow Target loathers,
I’ve come to this glorious website today to share with you all that as of today, September 19th, I am no longer employed at Target!
No more worrying about absurd expectations of productivity, the “vibe,” guests, accuracy or any of that bullshit.
If you’ve been reading through the comments sections on here you may have noticed that I posted Gregg Steinhafel’s email address and encouraged others to email him their concerns directly, to which another user said “No that won’t help at all lol. Might as well e-mail Margie Phelps and ask her to stop picketing the funerals of fallen soldiers.” Despite that being an excellent point, I decided to try emailing the smug bastard anyways, making sure to include several of the articles and statistics that we’ve gathered on here.
This is the response I got:
I was doing some reading online earlier today when I came across an article (which I will link below) about the newest update on the breach. For those out of the loop, the names, (email) addresses, phone numbers (and possibly SSNs) of 70 million additional customers were included in the stolen data. That brings the total up to 110 million, roughly 35% of the US population (or 317,353,904 according to http://www.census.gov/popclock/).
Leon Nicholas, an analyst for Kantar Retail in Boston, said that Target may need to “re-orient” management to “own the narrative again,” that “they can do it. But these are tough times for Target.”
Hello fellow Target loathers.
For those of you who haven’t heard, Target suffered a massive data breach between November 27th and December 15th, allowing as many as 40 million credit and debit cards and their information to be stolen. While it sucks that so much sensitive information was leaked, I’m glad something disastrous finally happened to this wretched company.
It’s estimated that Target will have to spend “at least $100 million to cover legal costs and to fix whatever went wrong,” and that’s not even counting the loss of reputation and sales (which has already caused my store to fall almost $200k short of forecast this month alone).
So if you know anyone who shops at Target, make sure they’re monitoring their credit/debit accounts for suspicious activity. Afterwards, take joy in knowing that Target finally got a bit of what’s coming to them for valuing the bottom line over the welfare of their employees.
Here’s an article for the curious:
You might have seen me in the comments, but this is my first actual post on this site.
I figured I’d spread the word that there is a nationwide strike being planned for August 29th consisting of fast food workers and other low wage workers. If you’re sick of Target and aren’t planning on sticking around – or if you work another job or have friends/family working in similar conditions – now’s the chance to let your feelings be known. Keep in mind that the applicant pools are huge and Target or <insert company here> probably won’t hesitate to fire you for striking, but we’ve got to take a stand at some point and fight for living wages. We employees are just as much the lifeblood of the company as consumers and we deserve more for our hard work. Just make sure you have large enough groups to halt productivity for the duration of the strike, or else the effect will be minimal; we’ve got to hit the bottom-line for it to work.
More information can be found here: http://lowpayisnotok.org/
Take care and best of luck to those who participate.
A fellow Target wageslave