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

May 17, 2012 - montaguezx

Just some thoughts.

I retired some years ago from my career but became board.  I wanted to get a job for a couple of days per week and a few hours per shift, just to give me a reason to get out of bed before noon.  I decided on Target because I have shopped there since I was in my twenties and before they separated from the now defunct Dayton-Hudson Company.  I currently work in the backroom of a non super Target and to this date I can’t figure out how this corporation makes money.  I could complain about the non functioning equipment, inaccurate (make work) computer pulls and unbelievable short staffing, but I will confine my comments to two areas.  First of all the pay scale is ridiculous given the high productivity expectations and intrusive demands on my weekly time.  I told my TL that I would never consider working a full time schedule given the poor starting wage and raise schedule.  I also proffered that no one with a genuine work ethic would.  Today I (with less than one year on)  started training a new backroom team member.  I am not an “official” training person so no differential pay for me.  The kicker is that I am making 8 cents more per hour than the person I am training in.  Huh?  My store works me 7 1/2 shifts and that means that I am actually being productive for 6 1/2 hours.  If they brought me in for a 7 hours shift, Shazaam….6 1/2 hours of productivity.  How does that make sense?  Why am I still around? Well, I still like Target.  I like my TL, STL, LOD’s and etc.  The discount ain’t bad and it makes my wife very happy.  Also, if I help get new help trained in.  Maybe (I hope) they will stick around and I can get back to a smaller schedule.  Will it happen?  Don’t know and I can always leave.


Employee Experience / TargetSucks


  • Hate_Me says:

    That was the most confusing bunch of hoopla I have read in a while on here...and trust me, there's some idiots around here. I can't tell--why are you on "" if you don't in fact hate Target? I can't tell if you're complaining here, or just mindlessly rambling...I'm so lost and confused right now. Somebody hold me...


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