I worked for taget for over 9 years from 95 to 07, and I thought that Target was the best place to work for. Well as of right now i think they SUX…
The first time i worked for them I was in Lincoln Ne. I moved to Cali. Well I came back to Ne and I applied every where i could. I got a job at Wal Mart.While working for Wal Mart I got a call from The new Super Target in Lincoln # 2303. They offered me a job. Well I was very happy that I gave my 2 weeks. After just being with Wal Mart a lil over a month. They put me in the Bakery. I told them from the get go that I was not a Baker, but they said that was ok I would get training. Well i was shadowing a co worker who has been baking for more than 20 some years. I was with her for 2 days over the weekend. The i never baked again for a week.
My bank made a mistake and rejected targets automatic payment that I had set up with them. My bank also called Target and admitted the mistake. They still charged me 50$ for that automatic payment not going through. I’ve spent 1000’s of dollars a year there in the last 5 years, and this is how they treat you back! I’ll take my money to stores that want me as a customer from now on. Never again will I spend 1 penny there.
So i’ve been with target for a while now and I’m one of those people who work their rear off, but my lable??? “PC” or Problem Child. I work on a weekly basis 2 to 3 sections at my store and work them hard, but what happens today on this lovely holiday? I come in ( a few mins late as I am a single mother and had to wait for a sitter) but i called and was told ok. I then headed over to my work section to do my normal opening and come to find out 2 hrs later my section TL (at least the one I’m at today) had already prepped my pizza dough and and i had redone it as no one had told me, what a waste…. everything had to be repanned and what was the comment i got??? “Well why didn’t you assume it had been done????” Myreply.. “u… if I opened.. why would be done before I got there???? and if it was done.. why couldn’t i stay home fro my 11th day of work straight?”
well im 19 yrs old male worked at target for 1 1/2 was hired hardlines but have been in market for now over a year….my store hired 4 pa’s when we 1st got our p-fresh when theres only suppose to be one (not the problem) our stl was cool our TL was cool n our Sr. Team Lead who was markets LOD was cool….around march this year we got a new STL who just so happens to specialize in market…the bitch comes in n changes everything took 2 pa’s titles away n shit the other 2 (1 quit the other went over nite w/ or former market LOD/Senior Team Lead) they took da titles away cuz theres only suppose to b one pa n they have to have open availability…ok well 3/4 pa’s are my friends who taught me their shit so now i know way toooo fuckin much to be just a market TM so they see wat i know (LODs) n run with it basically pay me as a regular TM for gettin shit done as a PA which i am not….so i talk to my ETL-HL which is also markets ETL and he finally said ok apply for it ur availability we can wrk with even thought ur in skool n shit w/e….ok so im thinkin ima get it psst well dnt u know that my ETL-HL and ETL-HR offer it to someone from backroom aka a friend who doesnt even want it!!!!! my TL was pissed when i told her cuz basically im her protege w/e da fuck u wanna call it so i applied so did he n now im waitin for the gawd damn results…my friend aka former pa aka 1st to get her title jacked thinks its a race issue idk n idc but that mutha fucker needs to know that TL’s know best not LODs all they do is sit up at tsc n drink coffee they duno wats best as in TM’s or Promotion they dont see what i can do yet im my TEAM LEADS FAV
WE too were treated as if we were a pain in the Ass for Target Employees…. I realize they are treated poorly, but that is NO excuse to pass that along to a customer…. we simply wanted a manager to ring another store to check on an item… b/c the color was not available in the store we were in for a UPS Check… the answer was an eye roll, a sigh and a ‘I can’t do that”…. REALLY?? I have worked retail over the years and one can ALWAYS help the customer, one can always ring another store, even if they KNOW there is no item available… it was the 3rd time in a row we were treated as though asking a question was a giant inconvenience….. Needless to say, we won’t darken their door again… they may not care, but we do… besides, who needs a LOT of crap made in the People’s Republic of China that breaks and can cause health issues anyway!!! Thanks for the site.. we tried to go to Target.com and there was no easy way to ‘contact us’…. even with a link that states ‘contact us’….. ARRRGGGHHH!
When I opened my “new” Stir Crazy popcorn popper at home all of the parts were covered with oil/salt/popcorn residue. TARGET SOLD ME A USED, DIRTY, FOOD PREPARATION appliance as new! There is no excuse for this. Inspect everything you buy, because some slimeball may have used it a week or two and then returned it and a Target employee just put it back on the shelf. DISGUSTING!!
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.
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.
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.
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!