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  • October 28, 2010 - Poppi

    Target treats employees unfairly

    I am a former Target shareholder.  I decided to sell my shares after Target’s CEO and VP of HR refused to address my concerns regarding employee relations.  My son worked for Target for two years.  He left last year to go to college on an approved educational leave.  However, someone at the store in HR hit the wrong button on the computer and he ended up terminated.  He found out about it for the first time when he showed up for work during winter break, only to be told that he couldn’t work because he had been “terminated” in September.  HR said there was nothing they could do.  After the store manager told them to contact corporate, my son was finally reinstated.  He then went back to school.  He had a question about his W-2 in March and was given an 800 number to call.  The rep told him that he couldn’t answer any W-2 questions because my son had been terminated on January 8th.  Again, despite an approved educational leave, my son was terminated.  When he asked why, he was told by the store that he had failed to fill out an I-9, therefore his educational leave was no longer being honored, and he indeed was out of work.  Meanwhile, no one had asked him to fill out an I-9 form while he was there.  Again, he was terminated without being told by the store at the time of termination.

    My son returned from school in May and after a month of waiting,

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  • October 27, 2010 - TargetSucks

    Pet Pals & Target SUCK!

    Bought a Pet Pals backpack for my child in August, it broke at the base of the pull handle less than 4 weeks into school, has a “Lifetime Warranty”…they have none at our local store anymore (only had them in stores for back to school), there is none 1 1/2 hours away from our home…they will not ship it to me, they will not ship it inner store, they want me to drive 3 hours, pay approximately $10.000 in tolls and take pick it up at the store myself (never mind that I am disabled and unable to drive 3 hours without assistance)  and tried to tell me that it was outside the return period (at less than 60 days of ownership…what about the “lifetime Warranty”…LIARS!!!!!!)  Anyway, wasted enough time on them…gathering up the thousands of $$ worth of CRAP I have bought there in the last 90 days and hauling back to them !!!!  Promised the guy at corporate…Dale, I believe, that I was going to plaster it all over the net…so here I go!  TARGET SUCKS!!!!  Support “no shopping at Target day on Black Friday, every year…tell your friends and let’s make it a great day…expect great things. LOL !!!!!

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  • Bought a Pet Pals backpack for my child in August, it broke at the base of the pull handle less than 4 weeks into school, has a “Lifetime Warranty”…they have none at our local store anymore (only had them in stores for back to school), there is none 1 1/2 hours away from our home…they will not ship it to me, they will not ship it inner store, they want me to drive 3 hours, pay approximately $10.000 in tolls and take pick it up at the store myself (never mind that I am disabled and unable to drive 3 hours without assistance)  and tried to tell me that it was outside the return period (at less than 60 days of ownership…what about the “lifetime Warranty”…LIARS!!!!!!)  Anyway, wasted enough time on them…gathering up the thousands of $$ worth of CRAP I have bought there in the last 90 days and hauling back to them !!!!  Promised the guy at corporate…Dale, I believe, that I was going to plaster it all over the net…so here I go!  TARGET SUCKS!!!!  Support “no shopping at Target day on Black Friday, every year…tell your friends and let’s make it a great day…expect great things. LOL !!!!!

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  • ETL’s will start at around 45K and max around 75K-80K.
    When I left Target as an ETL I was at 70K. Yes it is a lot for a baby sitter.

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  • So for most of us we think that our hard work and attention to details will pay off for us when our annual review rolls around? With in many companies this is the case, but not for Target.

    See when it becomes time to write the Team Leader reviews there scores are already submittedto the HRR so she or he can review them before they are approved. This all takes place before “I” a former ETL for 10+ years, even begins to think about all of the accomplishments or areas of opportunity for a Team Leader.

    So how does this begin?

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  • If anyone is considering working at the Target in Johnson City TN…DON’T!!!

    The current and recent leadership at that store is horrorable.  I worked my butt off for that store for nearly 10 years.  I started out working there during my college days working part-time.  It was great up until 2005, then things changed.

    When I was finally able to work an open availability and to work and train any work center.  I soon saw resistance.  I asked to work the sales floor.  They told me “Sorry…we need you to work in Food Ave because we have such a high turnover there.”  If they didn’t staff Team Members with limited availability or people who didn’t want to work back there, then there wouldn’t be any turnover.  I had to work with a girl who would leave food out, let temperatures go outside of the safe zone, leave trash on counters and tables, and plain old wouldn’t work.

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  • October 19, 2010 - Raven

    Fired for working too hard???

    I was hired at a RDC as a packer just under 90 days ago. Target works their employees to the bone with crazy high production quotas that just continue to escalate. I had been struggling to get to 100 percent weekly average.  I was told during the interview that it’s a 90 day training period. After starting I was told we have to be at 100 percent by the fourth week (hmm they lied). I work my ass off to try and get the numbers and might hit 98 or 99 percent but that wasn’t good enough.

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  • I used to like shopping at Target, but in the last 24 hours they’ve permanently lost me as a customer. I can’t believe they stiffed me over $22 for something that was their fault!!

    The short version of the story is that I bought 5 storage boxes on sale at $5.44 each. I didn’t realize until later that night that they’d actually charged me $9.99 each for the boxes.

    Called them immediately and was told it’d be no problem, just come to the store and they’ll sort it out – except they didn’t.

    When I got to the store a couple weeks later, they said the item hadn’t been on sale, but rather a near identical item (different color of same thing) was on sale. The fact that the stack of boxes I bought were marked with the sale price was of no interest to them whatsoever.

    I even tried calling the main customer service number off their site. Same result: no refund. Blah!

    So I packed up about $100 worth of recently purchased Target stuff and brought it all back today. My final Target transaction!

    I don’t get it – it’s not like there aren’t a hundred other stores selling similar stuff.

    Read long version here: Target sucks – loses customer.

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  • I was hired on to Target about 2 months before a new SuperTarget opened in Mesquite, TX on October 11, 2009. There’s a lot I wish to hit on but I’d be here all day so I’d instead like to give you a brief example of how Target deceived and lied to its’ employees and the community.

    From the very beginning Target discourages any type of unionization among employees. Always report everything to your Team Leader or HR. Never form any type of union at all. Unions are evil. You will be represented by Human Resources. They go on to tell you of how supportive their management staff is and how they are there to help you.

    I was there for Target’s grand opening speech where the Store Manager said that it would bring in over 300 jobs to the city. This of course was a bold lie. The following is something I can’t prove, but this is what happened. Draw your own conclusions.

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  • I just recently went to Target and I bought a blender.  I opened up the box, however, the blender was missing a part that was required to put it together.  This means that this box was previously opened!  I went to return it, however, Target wouldn’t let me return the item!  I just told them to forget it.  Now I am stuck with this blender and cannot get it together because it is missing an important part!  Target sucks hard and the people that work there have no souls!

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