Target Sucks - We Hate Target and We Know We're Not Alone.
  • November 19, 2010 - velvet112

    Their Philosophy Better Late Than Never

    I received a $50 gift card from my mom and dad for my 30th Birthday. So I go online and place my order because the closest Target is over and hour away and as you moms know it is hard to shop in the store for your self when you have kids in tow. So I go online on Thursday Nov 11th and place my order. When I placed my order all items were available. Now one item is on back order and as of today my other items have not shipped yet. Does it really take a week to ship out items. I understand that it is getting closer to the holidays but seriously this is ridiculous. I told my mom do not buy me any Target gift cards for a while I am so disappointed in Target that I will not be buying from them in a long time. I was told that if I do not get my items that they will give me a full refund. I told them I will believe it when I see it. We are going on a long family trip the day after Thanksgiving and I was hoping to have these items for this trip and all they can tell me is “I am sorry mam.” So I will say it now. TARGET SUCKS!!!!!! I hope that people will not shop with them.

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  • November 11, 2010 - iHateTarget

    Its OK to steal from Target!

    This is my story.

    So my father was recently employed by Target and he would have made two years soon.  Anyways he made an apprehension of a white female shoplifter.  She stole less then $20 worth of merchandise but according to company policies they cannot make an arrest unless its more then $20 but they can trespass a shoplifter.  So she was trespassed.  She was going on about how her husband is in the military and this would look bad for him and she cannot go to jail.  Now if you go to the Target website they are big supporters of the military.  But military or not that does not give anyone the right to shoplift.

    So this lady turns around and makes a complaint against my father at another Target store.  We don’t know what she said because they never told him other then she made a complaint.  The STL (Store Team Lead) of that store has her AP ETL (Assets Protection) do an internal investigation on my father.  My dads been doing this for over 20 years longer then this guys has been doing Loss Prevention and my dad has never made a bad apprehension.  He is damn good at what he does.

    A couple of months pass and his ETL (APS ETL) pulls him into the office and sits him down for a coaching.  He insures my father that he will not be fired and this will not cost him his job (an implied contract) but he has to write him up because its coming down from the district office and he is just doing his job.  My dad is shocked, he can’t believe what just happened.  He was cool headed and told him do what you gottah do and my dad swallowed his pride and signed the papers.  Now my dad is under the impression that he doesn’t have to worry about his job because he was insured by his ETL that everything would be OK.  But my dad was furious because he knows of many incidents that was covered up by his previous ETL. There were incidents where other APS had made false apprehensions, NPI’s, and they violated company policies but his previous ETL covered it up and it was as if it never happened.

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  • November 9, 2010 - smallz123

    Just started and I regret it terribly!!

    I took a seasonal position,  hoping to hold me over till I found something better, or to be able to work part time there and somewhere else during and  after the holiday.  I’m used to working in an office, something far more structured and used to a far more professional atmosphere. I knew I was running a risk of being trapped in a job I may hate, but needed to make some bucks. I was told the only position available was register, which I was reluctant to take.  Well, I did so and it’s been a nightmare.  I made it clear in my interview I wanted to be cross trained for other jobs so I could pick up more hours. I was told by both people who interviewed me that I could do that, and it would be helpful during the seasonal rush.  I have mentioned it a few times and no one wants to address the issue. They treat me like I’m the asshole.

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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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