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

December 29, 2014 - AJ14

Working at Target

Okay, I came across this page attempting to get on to eHR to find my schedule. I will agree eHR sucks and 9 times out of 10 I just have to go into the store to look at my schedule.

But seriously folks, creating a page to bash Target? Yes it sucks.  It’s supposed to suck.  It’s retail.  Working at Target is either meant to be a job for high schoolers and college students to make a little money on the side; or for someone who has been laid off and is in between jobs.

It is not meant to be a permanent career.

We’re being paid above minimum wage for crying out loud. Even if it is just 50 cents more an hour.  For those of you saying we should be paid more, that is just ridiculous. It is a minimum skills job and we are being paid above minimum wage. The hardest part about working at Target is dealing with unruly guests. That is a lot better than others can say.

I work part time as a college student. Based on my experiences and from what I’ve heard, Target is actually pretty flexible to your schedule. And if you don’t like your schedule, you can try to switch with one of you co-workers or even bring it up with HR. They are willing to be flexible.  And you get paid for working over time. As a part-timer I’m “not authorized” to exceed 40 hours in any given work week. However, that doesn’t mean I can’t work 39.5 hours.  More hours= more money.

For those saying the LOD’s suck: I’d be angry too if I were still working at Target in my 30’s or 40’s.  The best part is when that one snobby, arrogant asshole customer comes in and starts chewing your butt, you can just get an LOD to handle it. Take that LOD.

If you can’t handle working at Target, you’re not going to be able to handle working at a real job.  That’s the bottom line. I hate working at Target, but I also do not plan to work there for the rest of my life. Knowing that it is only temporary is an easy way to tolerate it.



Customer Experience / Employee Experience / TargetSucks


  • TargetSucks says:

    You sound like an idiot. I hope you have a lifelong career at target. 🙂

  • trashtalk says:

    Young, naive, know-it-all

  • Bombcar says:

    Funny, I always thought the job you were working RIGHT NOW is your real job. But the more I read this, the more the words "corporate shill" come to mind.

  • littleavery1948 says:

    Ah, what to say? Just like I told Emaaa143, no one forced you to come to this site. Moreover, no one forced you to read anything here; ergo, you have no right to bitch about the content on here. Either you are a TL sycophant, or you are trying to act high and mighty. Moreover, thanks for stating the obvious; we need more people like you. No one said that this was a career job, and yes, it is retail. This is my side job, along with the management job that I hold as my full-time job. I was recently offered an ETL position, but 150 miles away (I applied for both, along with other jobs; I was going to take the ETL position, or work a management job for a non-retail firm, and work this job, since I have a more static schedule with my full-time job); however, there is BS like there is at every job. When I made this handle, I made it because I was irritated by the lack of free-thought that was allowed. Luckily, my situation has improved; however, the complaints that I see on here are more often than not, true. I was offered an ETL position because I have EXPERIENCE in retail and management, along WITH a college degree in Accounting and Mathematics. Unfortunately, many ETL's and TL's are hired based on looks and personality. Very few are hired based on merit or experience. There is only one ETL who is older than 28 years, and who isn't "good looking". Although I lurk here (I have never started a post; I only comment), I take my job very seriously, and am one of the best on the team. However, I see BS and I go through a lot of crap. As I stated, do not bitch about the content here; you stated nothing that was unknown to any of us. Get off your high horse, and stop posting.

    BTW- No one is really complaining about the starting wage; we applied for the job, and therefore, agreed to said wages. HOWEVER, those who work hard should be REWARDED with merit raises; they should be common (merit raises should also be able to be taken away should there be a NOTICEABLE decline in production). Hard workers who exhibit leadership skills should be promoted, not some kid out of college who has "good looks". If you slack off, then you should be penalized. Our least productive team member received the most hours next week. Does that not seem counter-intuitive?

  • TargetSucks says:

    Look at everybody giving intelligent responses to a moron's post. That's just funny. Why waste the effort trying to convince Stupid how to be smart? Just remind Stupid that they're stupid, and remember what Ron White says: you can't fix stupid.

  • rainprincess64 says:

    Go back to your cave troll.

  • Silverfox says:

    well they sucked so bad tarshit is leaving canada with it's tail behind it's legs.n

  • rainprincess64 says:

    Since when do people who work minimum wage deserve only subpar treatment from management and customers (I refuse to say guests because most don't act like good guests would in your home)? A lot of people work at places like Target also because there's just no one else willing to hire them at that moment for whatever reason (age discrimination, don't have enough education for something better, etc.). If you also failed to notice, there are a lot of illegal things that take place in companies like Target that they don't want their employees to know is illegal, so they can keep violating their human rights. And you tell us it's supposed to be like this? Hell no it's not meant to be like this. Nothing HAS to suck as far as work goes, unlike what your brainwashed little worker bee brain wants to think. It's this pathetic attitude of yours that prevent things like the workplace environment from becoming any better. Ugh, I can't even believe I spent any time responding to this guy. I should've listened to admin and not given you an intelligent response!


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