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

September 22, 2012 - BeefyC

Unrealistic goals

First off, I don’t “hate” Target, I just hate the unrealistic goals some of the LOD’s set for you. I currently work hardlines for Target in Florida, the ┬ájob itself is easy, push pulls, work re-shops help guests, or at least that’s how it used to be. First off, my store only schedules one hardlines team member during the day on weekdays, that just started happening recently, so whoever opens is basically responsible for pulls, reshops, back-up cashiering, cart runs, covering electronics breaks and whatever else the LOD’s pawn off on you. I try and work as fast as I can to get all the tasks done they set for me, but at the end of the day if you’re having me build endcaps, back-up cashiering for 30 mins(since they’re too cheap to schedule more than one cashier during the day), cover the electronics team members 30 and two 15s, do two or three cart runs(since our guy doesnt come in until 3), take my own breaks ANDDD work 10 carts of reshop, shit is going to get backed up, pulls aren’t going to get pushed, and “Can I help you find something” is gonna fall by the wayside. LOD’s don’t care though, all they can say is “You aren’t working fast enough, use your sense of urgency”. Thats why I have very little respect for some of them, they all know the extra crap I have to do, yet all they care about is their agenda.

I used to like helping guests but now they just get in the way, and my time just that much more stressful.


Employee Experience / TargetSucks


  • Bombcar says:

    If you don't hate Target, you haven't been there long enough.

  • Hate_Me says:

    Prioritize. Jesus, it's not that difficult to figure out. Pulls are the most pertinent thing on their agenda list, so just do that shit. If they call you to back up cashier, you say, "I have a flat on the floor, can someone else respond to that?" it's a safety hazard to leave a flat on the floor unattended because the r******d guests who don't see a giant fucking slab of wood with huge metal handles attached to it might somehow manage to trip over it.

    Shit, even if you're NOT working a pull, just fucking say you have a flat on the floor. Nobody's gonna go running to the security cameras to check and see if you really do.

    Laziness is the key. Strive for mediocrity...just enough to get important shit done, but not enough to actually work hard. It got my ass through almost 5 hellish years of working for that shit hole.

    "I have a flat on the floor" should be your new catch phrase. It got me out of pretty much anything else someone wanted me to do.


  • 1bluemoon says:

    I hate it when I get off work and I'm about to leave the store, these "pests" keep asking me for help even though I'm not supposed to help them while off the clock. Then they start complaining to me about not having items in stock or asking me to check the price on things, all the while in the back of my mind I just want to get the hell out of there, I try to keep calm and answer quickly. But it's a lose-lose situation, I can't help them since I'm not on the clock and if I help them I'll get in trouble for working off the clock. Sometimes I wear a sweater to completely disguise myself from these pests.

    • Angry_Bastard says:

      Either wear that sweater or have a non-work shirt on underneath the red shirt so that you can pull it off as soon as you're done. There's nothing like keeping a low profile at the job when you're off.

  • takemethere says:

    tell me about it. So true. We do not have the equipment to do our jobs! No pda! No lpda! whatever. Seems like team members are trashing them? No accountability on equipment. Etls assign you a bunch of tasks then disappear. You cannot set a sales planner without a pda. You cannot create a batch or pull planogram fills without a pda. Whata bummer! If you ask me Target is seriously overpaying most etl's. I thought all those cameras were there for a reason. You cannot help guests when you are off the clock or on break. never not ever.


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