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  • April 13, 2011 - TomC

    Feeling Mistreated by Target

    I haven’t decided yet how much I am troubled by Target or whether I won’t be shopping there again, but I did want to share this anecdote about what happened to me earlier today.

    I drove to one of our nearby Targets to return a pair of shoes, specifically cheap, made-in-China Shaun White skate shoes. I no longer skate, but I liked the way the shoes looked and felt on my feet, so I bought them. However, within about two months of owning them, the glue holding one of the shoes started drying out, and the shoe started falling apart. When I called Target’s 800 number, I was informed that I could exchange them if they were purchased within 90 days. So far so good.

    So today, I brought the shoes back to return them and was told that they could give me credit for around $9.00. I was hoping simply to exchange them for another pair of the same shoe, as I did like them. However, they no longer had the same color. I didn’t really care, so I picked out a different color (of the same shoe) only to find out that all the other colors were going for 2-3 times the price of what I apparently paid for the original pair. Since I didn’t have my original store receipt I felt at a bit of a disadvantage in knowing exactly how much I had paid originally – I had remembered them being marked down, but I couldn’t remember the exact price.

    Anyway, suffice it to say that I feel a bit cheated. Target sold me a defective shoe and then wouldn’t let me exchange it for the same item.

     

     

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  • i feel like crap right now thanks to target, i applied there  then they called me a week later for an interview, that went fine i was told ill be getting 9 dollors an hour plus a dollor every hour for 3rd shift, i took that as id be geting 10 dollors an hour, and it was for stocking shelves i thought good thats an ok job for me, and it was full time. i went to orientation i got information overload, so confused about everything, the people giving the orientaiton gave us paperwork to fill out while they went to a ocmputer and talked and laughed amongst themselves  and then we watched videos, and they handed me my schedual, showed me their offices and storage places, great what does this have to do with me and my position.

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  • March 19, 2011 - DLord227

    Can’t let it go

    I was hired by Target in November  2005 as a Holiday hire (black Friday was my 2nd day on the job) I did such a good job I was put on full time. Was told I was the best had the greatest attitude all that jazz. My first position was working green world with an executive who had the idea I had to more or less bless the ground he walked on before he stepped on it. After I told him my work should be enough to tell you the worker that I am but magically I was labeled by him as trouble.

    I was then put in the backroom which I enjoyed doing the work was what it was and the execs rarely came back there unless there was a visit and they wanted to impress someone higher up. After about 4 months I was asked to do special duty and come to overnight working the usual hours but the day before it was changed to coming in at 4am and working until 12pm (that way I dont have to get paid the overnight increase in my wage I didnt complain and did it since my it fell better with a 2nd job I had.

    After that assignment I was told I was not allowed to work in the backroom anymore I was to be put in Planogram temporarily until another opening in the backroom came up. All this was my first year.

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  • February 28, 2011 - kfield

    Target treats employees bad

    My son was fired from Target after working there for 3 years.  He has a BS degree in Criminal Justice and worked in loss prevention.  He was never written up or reprimanded.  Because a “quest” was caught taking a pair of pants and started yelling in the store that he was going to lawyer up, my sons manager decided to take the side of the “quest” instead of watching the video.  I guess my son will have to lawyer up!

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  • February 17, 2011 - TargetSucks

    Target Pooped on Me

    I will never step foot into a Target store again.  Dramatic, I know.  And I believe you’ll think twice about it too after you read this account:

    First, let’s begin at the beginning:  My BF (sweet, lovely man that he is) bought me a video game for Valentine’s day.  It was a lovely game, but a fighting game.  And, as I don’t really care for fighting games, he said that I could return it and get exactly what I wanted instead.  So, I took myself after my morning shift on Feb 16th,  to the Target store on 48th and Ray road in Ahwatukee (Phx.), AZ.  I returned the video game for a gift card without a problem, walked over to the electronics counter and waited for the woman working there, a very kind looking older woman, to help me.  We talked briefly about which reader device would support downloads from the library.  I had no idea.   She retrieved the game, I paid with the gift card and had other items I paid cash for and was off.

    I ate lunch out, got home and relaxed for a few minutes. At 2pm (I remember because I had to be to work at 3pm and I had 45 minutes to play my new game!!) I retrieved the game.  With titillation and excitement I used a key to slice open the cellophane (oh joy).  I peeled back the “security” sticker (oh rapture!) and opened the box (a new game!! eeeeee!).  What I found, however, was not a one way ticket to Mario town, but a strange looking disk.  I put it into my Wii, only to have it quite politely inform me that it couldn’t read the disk.  I put it in the other way.  Surely, just inserted the wrong way!  Nope.  A closer inspection of the items in the video game box revealed the problem.  The Mario disk was replaced with a Bleach DVD.  I only know what that is because of Adult Swim, but have never seen an episode and certainly (until today) have never owned a copy (let alone a $50 copy!).  The booklet was for another video game Super Mario Wii, while my game was Super Mario Galaxy 2.  Huh?  What am I missing here.

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  • - IWasSoldGarbage

    Target Pooped on Me

    I will never step foot into a Target store again.  Dramatic, I know.  And I believe you’ll think twice about it too after you read this account:

    First, let’s begin at the beginning:  My BF (sweet, lovely man that he is) bought me a video game for Valentine’s day.  It was a lovely game, but a fighting game.  And, as I don’t really care for fighting games, he said that I could return it and get exactly what I wanted instead.  So, I took myself after my morning shift on Feb 16th,  to the Target store on 48th and Ray road in Ahwatukee (Phx.), AZ.  I returned the video game for a gift card without a problem, walked over to the electronics counter and waited for the woman working there, a very kind looking older woman, to help me.  We talked briefly about which reader device would support downloads from the library.  I had no idea.   She retrieved the game, I paid with the gift card and had other items I paid cash for and was off.

    I ate lunch out, got home and relaxed for a few minutes. At 2pm (I remember because I had to be to work at 3pm and I had 45 minutes to play my new game!!) I retrieved the game.  With titillation and excitement I used a key to slice open the cellophane (oh joy).  I peeled back the “security” sticker (oh rapture!) and opened the box (a new game!! eeeeee!).  What I found, however, was not a one way ticket to Mario town, but a strange looking disk.  I put it into my Wii, only to have it quite politely inform me that it couldn’t read the disk.  I put it in the other way.  Surely, just inserted the wrong way!  Nope.  A closer inspection of the items in the video game box revealed the problem.  The Mario disk was replaced with a Bleach DVD.  I only know what that is because of Adult Swim, but have never seen an episode and certainly (until today) have never owned a copy (let alone a $50 copy!).  The booklet was for another video game Super Mario Wii, while my game was Super Mario Galaxy 2.  Huh?  What am I missing here.

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  • January 25, 2011 - kctx

    Getting fired from Target.

    After working for Target for over 6 months I got fired today for giving another team member a free cup to get a fountain drink while I was working at food avenue. I got fired over $1.35 drink.

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  • If you were one of the fools that stood in line to purchase over $100 of merchandise from Target on Black Friday 2010 between 4am and 10am, then you probably received a “FREE” $10 Target Gift Card and should take note of the fine print on page 2 of the 2010 Target Black Friday ad.  It states:

    “If any portion of the qualifying purchase is returned, the refund value will be reduced by the pro-rated amount of the free Gift Card.”

    This means you will lose money if you return anything on the same receipt that has the “FREE” $10 Gift Card on it.  I know this because I just made such a return and just lost money doing it.

    Here’s a simplified example: Let’s say you bought 5 items ($15, $20, $30, $35, $50) totaling $150.  If you return the $30 item you will only receive a $28 refund because that $30 item represents 1/5 of your total purchase and your refund is therefore reduced by 1/5 of the “FREE” $10 Gift Card (or $2).  To take it a step further, if you returned everything on the receipt, you would lose $10.  If there was only 1 item on the receipt, you get back $10 less than what you paid for it.

    This policy is very unique and makes absolutely no sense to the average customer.  I suspect it was a highly paid Target bean counter that thought of it as a way to discourage customer returns.  It adds 1 more technique to Target’s customer “rip off” arsenal and 1 more reason to never shop there again.

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  • Want more CEO of Target fun?

    3rd story down on The Emily Program: http://www.weeklynews.com/main.asp?Search=1&ArticleID=8113&SectionID=10&SubSectionID=10&S=1

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  • - Tired.Ass.Cashier

    Bullseye? Psh BULLSHIT!!

    So I got hired seasonal as a cashier at a target store in ga…NUMBER ONE I APPLIED TO BE ON THE FUCKING SALESFLOOR AS MY NUMBER ONE PICK AND CASHIERING SECOND…so the man who hired me at the interview was sweet and listened to my answers but.. once I started working there I could never get a word in with his ass all he does is walk around all fast and shit pretending to be busy.

    There are 3 gsa’s one blonde that I absolutely love, her name is B_ _ _. She makes me feel good about work she busts her ass for target and does it with a damn smile. She always asks if I need anything and thanks me for the work..

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