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

November 7, 2014 - emmaaa143


This website should come with a box of tissues. I’ve been scoping out this site for the past two weeks and every post sounds so miserable! I have been an Assistant Manager (not at Target) for the last 4 out of my 5 years of retail experience. So let me be the first to say, that ALMOST every post I have seen on here about the employee experience has been a self-inflicted issue. Not getting enough training? Understand managers have many hats to wear and also have a lot going on. If you need more training, you need to be firm in asking for more assistance. MAKE IT ABOUT THE CUSTOMERS, TELL THEM YOU NEED TO BE BETTER TRAINED IN ORDER TO KEEP THE CUSTOMERS HAPPY. You need to take charge of your job. If you are GOOD at your job, managers want to keep you. YOU BECOME AN ASSET. Our society has become so soft, we just let our manager or our coworkers walk all over us and THAT’S WHEN WE START HATING OUR JOB. Not getting paid enough? Do a better job, show initiative, and make people notice. If you are ALREADY doing your absolute best and your manager is aware of your talents, DEMAND YOU NEED A RAISE BECAUSE YOU DESERVE IT. Use the finding another job trick, “Well, I’ve been working so hard here and I feel like I deserve a little more than what I’m receiving. If you are unable to get me a little extra money, I’m not going to be able to keep working here much longer.” AND BELIEVE ME, if you are as good as you think you are, YOU WILL GET A RAISE and if they don’t give you one(not can’t), keep your promise and put in your two weeks notice, promptly.


Take control of your job. Do not be afraid to ask for more, if you deserve it. Do not let anyone make you feel stupid or “untrainable”. It’s your fucking life, quit complaining and get a grip.




  • TargetSucks says:

    If ignorance is bliss, you must be the happiest person on the internet.

  • TargetSucks says:

    I bet you think new recruits to the military don't need proper training or leadership either, and they can also just wing it? I bet you think the girls on here that were sexually harassed were asking for it? Maybe you even think that you're good at your job? Does your ass get sore from sitting on your office chair while everybody else works at your "not target" job?

  • fucktargetiquit says:

    Uhhh yeah you don't get what you ask for when you work for a large corporate company. I am not sure why you'd follow this for weeks when you apparently so much better than this and don't work at target.

  • disgusted says:

    What planet are you living on? Clearly you know nothing about how tarshit works or operates. You talk about take control of your job, and speak up for yourself, you must be joking right???? Good idea if tarshit was a normal company with normal managers, That really isn;t the case though.

    You can work your ass off, and when you get that 0.22 raise, my you should praise the ground these managers walk on, someone in Minnesota decided on that, wow we should worship these people who made tarshit policy and be so grateful for our 0.22 raise.

    Politely, get real, and get a life, you have no idea how tarshit operates, your suggestions may be good and may work in a normal company, but this is tarshit, com eon now, grow up!!!

  • littleavery1948 says:

    I am also a manager at another company; it's not that easy to just simply "take control". You do not work for Target, yet you're on here bitching about the content here? Don't you have more useful things to do? As I have stated, I am a manager at another company (third level), and I work at Target as a second job to help pay school debts (I may take an ETL position if one comes open in my local area; I have been offered one, but I need to stay local for my parents). I guess I should go on and bitch about them venting? No one forced you here; ergo, you're the miserable one. Get off your high horse, and don't come on this site, or at least, don't bitch about it.

  • Escaped says:

    Hahahahaha! OMG you're hilarious, emmaaa143. Way to try troll a bunch of people that seriously don't give two shats about what you think of them (because they're sure as hell smarter, if you think that's how the world really works). I find the fact that you spent two weeks of your life "scoping out" (lol, wtf is wrong with you?) this site waaaaaaaaaaay more pitiful than whatever your post was trying to say.

  • edge says:

    How about you spend a few months working at tarshit as a cart attendant, cashier, food ave, flow, hardlines, soft lines, TL etc, while going to school or battling other issues that are so out of your control that you can't possibly "get a grip". Good for you for having a manager's position at some OTHER store that you enjoy, but this is tarshit where things ARE awful and the shit varies from store to store.
    Please go buy a bag of "humanity" from your obviously perfectly run store, open it, and consider what it's like being in the shoes of those of us who have posted here who have been *gasp!* treated poorly by managers and customers?!

  • fuktarget says:

    what a dumb fucking cunt, don't you have a target flavored dick to choke on?

  • trashtalk says:

    Target doesn't work that way. I received a $0.50 raise for and exceptional rating. Target tells you they cross train to develops their employees but I have been stuck in the same position because I do an excellent job and it's a specialist job that used to pay more than regular Team Member until they cut that rating. Target is about the needs of the business, fair enough, but to the detriment of employee moral. Target wants bodies not teams. They want bosses not leaders. No one is irreplaceable, our Store Team Lead tells us. You are making an assumption that Target works the way your company does. I made an assumption too, when I actively went to their job fair because I was looking for a great company to work for and develop with. You know what they say about making assumptions, well I feel like an ass for believing their branding lines and you sound like an ass now that I'm on the inside looking out. Fuck you and fuck Target.

  • Silverfox says:

    is he one of those guys hired by target to do damage control and bitch on here?

  • trashtalk says:

    Damage control because they are all about the brand. Target brands that they help food banks yet they throw out so much food because they don't have the staff to pull it in time to donate or have the staff to process it for donate in time because it is not a priority. Target provides a lot if money to charitable causes which is great but let's not fool ourselves, that is about the perception of the brand, that is the priority.

  • TargetGrunt says:

    "I have been an Assistant Manager (not at Target) for the last 4 out of my 5 years of retail experience."
    So you fully admit that you have no clue what you're talking about. Every retailer is different (on paper) in their approaches to training, advancement, schedule-making, what have you, with different methods of execution to boot. Just because you're an AM at one retailer doesn't mean you know how all retail companies work.
    "Understand managers have many hats to wear and also have a lot going on."
    Not at Target they don't. I don't have enough fingers on my hands to count the number of times I saw the management team standing in the middle of the store talking about their personal lives. Even if I were to liberate the fingers of ten other people I Wouldn't be able to count the number of times the management team stood behind me as I made a bale of cardboard while doing absolutely-fucking-nothing to help or stay out of my way. The managers at your company may have many different "hats" to wear, but at Target the only "hat" the managers have is their own ass.
    "If you need more training, you need to be firm in asking for more assistance."
    Do you know how long it took me to be cross-trained on something other than backroom? Six months after asking every single day to multiple managers. I was the squeakiest fucking wheel when it came to training, yet it took half a year for them to cross-train me. Others on this site have shared similar stories or have outright been denied training. So again, your point is invalid.
    "Not getting paid enough? Do a better job, show initiative, and make people notice."
    One of my coworkers worked fourty-hour weeks every week and was always asked to stay late to help out. He out-performed nearly everyone else on the team, was next in line for a promotion to a Team Lead and even came in to work with his jawn wired shut for a week with no pain-killers. You know what his raise was? $0.25. A whole fucking quarter.
    "...if you are as good as you think you are, YOU WILL GET A RAISE"
    Not necessarily. There are several considerations to make before raising someone's rate of pay and while performance is one, there is also the potential of losing your "investment," as it were. Everything at Target is about the bottom line and the ONLY way I ever heard about someone getting a raise was from their annual review or a promotion. Again, Target is NOT your retail company, so don't assume they follow the same rules.
    "It’s your fucking life, quit complaining and get a grip."
    Says the person who was probably handed an AM position for some bullshit reason that has nothing to do with actually working hard and instead has everything to do with sucking that metaphorical dick. Everyone on this website has similar issues and almost ALL of them are with the people RUNNING the company, not the "complainers" themselves. If the people above you aren't even willing to give you a chance because of some petty personal reason, how is that the fault of those trying to improve? You shouldn't have to brown-nose your way up the ladder, yet at Target promotions are given out based on HOW WELL YOU GET ALONG WITH YOUR PEERS instead of how much you know or how hard you actually work. If you don't suck up to your peers and smile like a fucking r****d 24/7, you WILL NOT get promoted at Target.
    You can tell the people on here to "get a grip" and "quit complaining" all you like, but the bottom line is that you have no fucking clue what you're talking about. Target is a horrendous company run by narcissistic fuck-sticks with shit for brains. Try working for them before you claim you know so much more than the rest of us.

    • trashtalk says:

      Oh so well said, so well said

    • TargetSucks says:

      Brilliantly written, you are definitely far too smart to work at tarshit. "The managers at your company may have many different "hats" to wear, but at Target the only "hat" the managers have is their own ass." - that's by far the most creative way I've ever heard anyone called an asshat before. Kudos. 🙂

  • Hate_Me says:

    Emma, once you're done having your head surgically removed from your ass, I hope you read this. First of all, whichever company YOU work for must be a fucking dream, because in Target World, you can't just "ask for a raise". And working hard and proving yourself to Target management? Pssht...HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHA Oh, god, you're right...this site should come with tissues. Your ignorance makes me laugh so hard that tears rolled down my cheeks. Tissue, please, someone...

    Emma, is your head out of your ass all the way yet? I hope it's out far enough at least for your eyes to be able to see this. Or at least an ear, so someone can read this to you. You're a fucking MORON.

    At Target, when you "prove yourself" and you kick ass at your job, etc. you know what those fuck faces do? They realize that you are worth SOMETHING...but not money. No. You're worth a made-up title which they periodically pull out of their asses and do not include on paper. Mine was "Assistant Team Lead", in which I received a raise of exactly $0.00. I got to follow my team lead around, doing her job for her, taking assignments for her, etc. while she sat in Food Avenue for hours, chit-chatting with other team leads, etls, etc. while I did her fucking job for her.

    And as far as raises go? Target does not give off-schedule raises, either, dumb shit. We get ONE annual raise, which usually is around March or April, depending on when your lazy-ass team lead gets of their ass long enough to give you your review. I kicked ass at my job, knew more than my damn team lead even did, worked seven days a week, never was late, stayed longer than scheduled, etc. and EVERY SINGLE YEAR, I got a raise of $0.06. That's six fucking cents, bitch; and that was the average raise.

    Shut your fucking mouth unless you know what you're talking about. So in your case, I would suggest only talking about how to be a dumb fucking maniacal little bitch, since you seem to be a fucking EXPERT on that. Until then, shut the fuck up.

  • X-TL2014 says:

    I worked for target for far too long (2 years) and i went from a backroom team member to a PTL (presentation team leader). I got a $1.50 raise for quadruple the work load and deal with total bs and impossible expectations. For what i was earning it was not worth the stress, i got paid the same amount to enter information onto the computer at another job. I was thrown into the position as well, as our store called it, i was volen-told to take the job. I asked and asked and asked and asked and asked and asked and asked for help and support, asked other leaders, ETL's and the STL and was told to use the resources. I tried but needed the help, there was ZERO support and ZERO help. and ZERO training. even when i pushed for it. They said make time, well i can do that but then some work wont be completed, well that cannot happen. I almost begged for help and got nothing. I got grief because of their impossible expectations were not met or completed. I worked hard and had good results. But because we were not a week ahead, it was my fault. THEY ARE IMPOSSIBLE TO WORK FOR!!!!

    Worst company i have worked for and i have worked for some large corporations before, bigger than target, and had better treatment.

  • skye568 says:

    You sir or ma'am chick or dude are the reason that this website exists so they us subordinates have a chance to gripe. You used to work in a lower level position until you became a higher up and now you're a Class A Moron. you don't know anything. you're an parasite. Of course we all know this. I just don't see the point of being loyal to a job that will just screw me over in the end yet expect me to be loyal to the end. so please shut up and let us gripe. thanks

  • SusieH says:

    to the fuck who wrote this post:



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