Target Sucks - We Hate Target and We Know We're Not Alone.

July 4, 2021 - estan1001

Fuck Target

Been working at Target for 2 years now. Started as a cashier, did self checkout, then guest service, and drive ups/pickups as well as flexible fulfillment. I have a lot of problems with target but one of them is how little they care for their employees. At my target many people have been quitting because the way they treat us like criminals and have unrealistic expectations for us is ridiculous.

The past year (2020) has been the hardest year for a lot of people. For me, my days at target included coming in, finding out no GSTL was there, having to run the front myself (as a 19 year old working his first job), write breaks, do both drive ups and returns by myself at the same time, close every register in the store on my own, and go home later than i was supposed to. As someone with no leader training OR pay, this was a huge burden on me. I know i should have not helped out as much as i did but it was either that or watch the front fall apart.

It’s now 2021 and i just got my review for the year of 2020. I got half of the raise i could have gotten. This threw me over the edge. Because i know for a fact people who do less work than i do and who have less responsibility than i do, got the full raise. After all i did for this company especially during the pandemic: rarely calling out, always clocking in early, always staying late when needed, being a makeshift GSTL, closing the store 5 out of 7 days a week. And i get half the raise? I don’t care about the money, i care about the recognition. Not once the entire time i have been working at target did someone higher up pull me aside and say “you do so much and we appreciate it. Thank you.”

They don’t give positive affirmations at target. They focus on the negatives. And the numbers, god the numbers. All they care about is having drive ups under 2 minutes. Even though that’s impossible when it’s the holidays and they don’t schedule nearly enough people.

But anyway i find out that the gstls don’t even write the reviews. The store manager that doesn’t even work with us writes them. And my store manager didn’t even work here for most of 2020… if you read all this thank you. If they wanna pay me half of what i deserve, I’m going to do half the work i used to. No more staying late to close all the registers. No more helping out people who need me to fix something. No more going above and beyond for a company that couldn’t care less if i dropped dead.

Needless to say I’m looking for another job. Any suggestions?


Employee Experience / TargetSucks #breakingpoint / #guest service / #raise /


  • Donotworkattarshit says:

    Banks,appointment setters and post office are good places to look at. Sorry Tarshit treated you that way. I know they don't give a shit about people considering they use glass cleaner instead of actually sanitizer to clean and blame you for everything that goes wrong and don't praise you for things that go right.

    • Silverfox says:

      Hydrogen peroxide is actually a disinfectant on its own. It is a bleach. It's also great as a glass cleaner. If you have the blue stuff which is basically multi surface and glass cleaner with Hydrogen peroxide, it does work as a disinfectant.

  • viciousdave says:

    Wow, without any training you were the GSTL for a whole day. Just amazing! The other leaders should of gone wow good job, no even trained you and you did good. That's what target is. I call them a communist work force. Work you hard, want you sell red cards, sell the debit cards, so much and they never ever say thank you for any hard work. They just go on and on about go faster, go faster, sell this, you have to sell 10 or more a day, go faster. It's like, are you team leads going faster? No. Are you getting our guests items fast? No. So why should you go faster when the team leads are slow as crap?

  • TrickSnack85 says:

    Honestly, I had a very similar experience with being assigned leadership duties despite the fact that I was just a regular checkout advocate.

  • viciousdave says:

    Wow would of been great if I could of been GSTL ever. I worked at target for 8 years. I was nothing but a cashier and cart attendant. They always went on about ask every guest about the target card and the savings and the other target card without credit. It was the same old same old. First year review 50 cent raise cool. 2nd year 25 cent raise, um ok. 3rd year 20 cent raise, WTF? 4th year 10 cent raise, WTF? 5th year the Minnesota $10 minimum wage came and all of us under $10 got the raise so woo. Than the same 10 cent raise on 6th year though. I said straight up you always give me 10 cent raise so I don't care about selling your crappy target card anymore, obviously you aren't gonna pay me more for getting more card sales. Tarshit, the same old shit over and over again. Glad they fired me later on.


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