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

February 7, 2015 - targetisbs


Oh target where do I even start with this awful hatrid. It is now to the point where I dread work and my 50 cent raise above minimum wage doesn’t do jack squat anymore. It all starts when I walk into the office before my shift to get a locker. I open one and it’s full of tuperware, I open another and it has a lunch box. Really?? Is it THAT hard you can’t possibly dig out a quarter and lock your fucking locker? There is a goddammed fridge for a reason also. I then hang up my jacket, which there really is no point because by the end of my shift its always on the floor anyways knocked off by employees who leave it there. I then attempt to punch in and let it beep at me for five hours and then walk onto the floor as cashier. I check to see what lane I’m on and set up my register with the 2 ten dollar bills they give you which run out after one “guest”. I hang my flimsy ass bags that never fail to stick together and end up all over the floor. Before I even have a chance to turn on my lane light I already have a line of people waiting to be checked out screaming “Are you open???” understaffed again I see. I mumble yes, and they start to unload their cart with mulitple of the same item that they will try and use their fake fraudulent $20 dollar off coupons for razors that don’t even match their item. I tell them their coupons don’t match and they decide to leave their shampoos with me to shove in my reshop box the size of a shoebox while they’re all opening and spilling all over the fucking place. Thank you! My GSTL comes over and asks if I have been asking everyone including 3 year olds buying sour patch kids if they want to open a red card. Yeah yeah fuck off. I then check out a person who buys 1 travel size shampoo and says she should get a $15 dollar giftcard with it. Mother of god so many people come into Target a day trying to hack the damn system and we have to allow it! And then when we do allow it we get bitched at by the GSTL! Bitch make up your damned mind! Mind you, I am still in high school and need approvel to do anything over $10 dollars. Next up I have someone trying to buy alcohol. Not a problem, unless you’re still in high school and need a supervisor code because you have to be 18. I guess they think I’m going to crack a bottle of it open and chug it right in front of the guest. I flash my lane light waiting for a supervisor who is to busy running around the fucking store picking up trash that they don’t bother to see my light. I have 3 options. 1. Wait patiently with the guest and apologize so many times I could star in a romantic movie. 2. Run around the damn store like I’m on fire trying to find a supervisor. or 3. Suspend the order and use an of age co workers number to check out the guest. I usually go with option 3. Before long, I run out of money and send in a request which won’t get filled anyways. I end up giving a lady who wants 10 dollars cash back all in quarters and dimes. I apologize, even though it’s not my fault the GSTL and LODS don’t do their fucking job. They don’t bother to give cashiers walkie talkies but little do they know it would make the world so much easier. Only sales floor get walkie talkies when they don’t even barely speak to guests, they hide in the corner acting like they’re doing something as important as getting dressed in the morning. It’s not like cashiers don’t talk to guests at all or anything or handle the dirty work that the sales floor was too lazy to do. I finally get my 15 min break a half hour before I’m scheduled to leave. I walk in the breakroom and struggle to find a spot that isn’t covered in greasy food ave cheese. I sit down and 2 seconds later it’s already time to go back. 5 minutes before I leave, I get some extreme couponers which leave me overtime 10 minutes later. Oh the things I would do if we could only allow 1 manufactor coupon and 1 target coupon. Target never realizes how screwed they’re getting when the guests have a cart full of shampoos and only payed 30 cents. Finally it’s time to leave, so I pick my jacket up off the floor, get beeped at some more by the timeclock, and look forward to doing this all over again on my 8 hour shift the next day!


Employee Experience / TargetSucks #cashier #unfair #redcards #ihatetarget #badleaders #anxiety #wanttoquit / coupons / eat my ass target / fuck target / giftcard / gstl / LODs / management / quit / red card / rude LODs / store policy / stupid / unfair / unfair treatment /


  • Bombcar says:

    Wait... you're getting eight hour shifts AND people ask if you're open on a lane? Lucky.

  • rainprincess64 says:

    The story of a Tarshit cashier's life... ugh! I feel for those who are still stuck in this shithole. I'm glad to be out and plan on staying out for good. Way too many cashiers want to just leave the damn place already, although some can't find anything else thanks to age or other unfortunate circumstances. Hopefully you get your ass out of there before you lose your mind!

  • poohbear80 says:

    "I hang my flimsy ass bags that never fail to stick together and end up all over the floor. Before I even have a chance to turn on my lane light I already have a line of people waiting to be checked out screaming “Are you open???”"

    ^ Exactly.^ Target has a bagging area meant for a 711! I get so mad when I go to Walmart and see how efficient their bagging station is. Getting change takes a register prompt and two calling overs of the TL to ask for the change in person. Everything is supposed to be clearance says the "guest". I have to stand in front of the checklane like an idiot because Target thinks people don't know what the light by the register means. Then they want you to bother people about cards they don't want and your reward from Targets high profit off these cards is a starbucks coffee to go along with your just above min wage salary
    I sometimes have people ask me when an item is coming back in stock, i'm on the register, not the salesfloor, i don't set foot on the salesfloor or have anything to do with stocking how the hell would i know?!

  • viciousdave says:

    Exactly what happens to me. I have to get bags ready because last nights cashier was lazy and left bags all over and not enough on the tassle holders. Oh next day, hey guess what we're out of paper bags. Guests get mad, especially old people who are all about I want paper I need it cause I'm old and not heavy but it's easier to carry. Fucking god damn old people. Than without paper I have to make millions of light plastic bags with like three items only in each for that old fart who says there weak. GSTL comes by, did you ask them about red card? Yeah, they didn't want it. Well you probably didn't tell them about the benefits than damn it. I started to tell them the benefits, they said absolutely not, don't tell us about nothing. God damn don't the GSTLs understand shit? Than the money is almost out when I get there and start. Oh guess what, no 10s or 5s. Turn light on. Waiting, waiting, 20 minites later, oh GSTL finally comes with money. I say you should have come sooner everyone was angry at me for not taking there hundred dollar bills cause I couldn't pay them back for it. GSTL says what the hell David, you blame me for that? It's not my fault you were out of money damn it. I say well your suppose to be the responsible one to get money for cashiers aren't you. Than she GSTL shuts up cause I owned there ass for the truth. God damn stupid people and GSTLs, they are lazy and never understand the most easiest god damn things we cashiers understand. It doesn't make sense at all.

  • RedCardorDieCunt says:

    This is so true for every target.

  • HoneyBadger281 says:

    This one really cracked me up. Good writing lmfao.

  • RedcardWarrior says:

    That was quite possibly the best post I've ever seen on this site and sounded like my average work day when I was working at Targee

  • caligirl90 says:

    Your post was amazing lol ! I laughed so hard about the sour patch thing hahaha. I just have no idea how some "team members" can be so brainwashed by this stupid place. I don't fit in at all there as I have such a cynical approach to the whole thing and they know it lol.
    Thanks for the amazing and true post lol.

  • spirals73 says:

    "I have to stand in front of the checklane like an idiot because Target thinks people don't know what the light by the register means." I get where you're coming from but honestly, at my store they really didn't know what that meant! I can't tell you how many times I had to just walk away pretending not to see that person who walked up to my register after the light was turned off. And yes, we had people who'd walk up to a register that was closed with no cashier anywhere near it. We'd have to tell them that the lane was closed and then they'd have to pick up and move all the stuff they just put on the counter. The concept of lights over registers has been around for what, 50-60 years now? People still don't get it.


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