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

October 31, 2012 - dogsrme

WTF is their problem?

Second post. I just had to write again after reading a lot of posts by other people. I’m seeing a common theme of write-up happy managers. I experienced it myself. It felt like the natural assumption was that I was a person with bad intent and that I should be treated as such.

So I’ll ask the group..what do¬† you think the real problem with Target is?

My building theory is that the sentiment comes from the top down from the Board of Directors and CEO level. But, their materials all paint a different story of appreciating the employee. I don’t get it.

Is it that the company is so large that management is basically out of hand?

Do they suppose the employees are the stupid, criminal, and irresponsible 47%?

Have they simply not hired enough people with trained people management skills?

Are they somehow setting people up to fail?

Is there rampant jealousy?

What, in your opinion, do you think the main problem is since many of us have had similar experiences?

It sounds like we are all describing damned-if-you-do-damned-if-you-don’t experiences and that we’re basically good, hard-working people. Are they just trying to brainwash people to feel that they don’t deserve better and who are grateful to continue being worked to death and for such low wages?

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  • montaguezx says:

    I read your posts and was not going to respond as you sounded more like a HR flak/spy for Target than a screwed over employee. OK, here goes. The Gods were throwing you a bone and encouraging you to get the Fuck out before receiving the full on, no lube ram in the Ass that Target is famous for. I quit in August after one year and have no regrets. Yes, Target is typical of what passes for big box retail in the USA. The Target management scheme is not a pyramid, it is a pool cue. Info comes down and goes up one level at a time with no jumps allowed. Employee's are raw material fed into the local machine. Doesn't matter how good or bad you are at your job, what matters is that there is a bottomless supply of people willing to take the Target Mind Fuck for little pay, no benefits and no respect.

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    • TargetSucks says:

      Target having spies would require them to give a shit about what people think. Either way, you're allowed to say whatever you want, and they can go fuck themselves. PS. FUCK TARGET.

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      • montaguezx says:

        True Dat. FUCK TARGET! On the other hand, they must have some concerns since most of my "orientation" for new employee's was taken up by watching an anti union video screed followed by ass covering Q & A session by the "HR TL" Actual Human Resources being a Fucking Computer Kiosk once your inducted into the grinder.

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        • TargetSucks says:

          Their only concern there is that unions would force them to treat their employees with a little respect, and actually pay livable wages.

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          • montaguezx says:

            Goes deeper than "living wage". Loss of control is their biggest fear but I think it less a matter of what they pay per hour than the complete freedom to treat underlings like serfs on the manor. I was a union steward at one point in my life. I spent most of the time (4 years) responding to retaliation complaints and employer violations of labor law and the work rules that THEY put into place.

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  • thing3 says:

    I think the main problem is insecurity and complacency in middle management. Insecurity from knowing that their jobs don't really require an established skill or talent, just the ability to direct others and knowledge of how the store operates. The problem is that many of the people in these positions are comfortable where they are in life and have no plans to advance their careers, they plan on retiring in their position. So they see everyone under them as a potential threat to taking their job, so they try their hardest to make sure you know as little as possible about the way the store runs, just enough to get by. If you plan on moving up or seeking other job opportunities, you won't have a problem making sure your team members are confident in doing their job well.

    I don't think this is unique to target, I actually think this is a problem across all inudstries. Many people in this economy who have advanced degrees often have to eliminate their degrees and work experience so they don't appear "over qualified" but this is really code speak for : your work history and degree outshines mine and I'm afraid you'll perform better than me.

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  • bestdayever says:

    The problem is the entire Target Culture. The ETL's are either hired fresh out of college or with absolutely no relevant job experience but hold a random field bachelor's degree. They have absolutely no idea how to do their jobs so they put all of the pressure on their Team Leads. The Team Leads have to do the work of a team member, team lead AND ETL, so they take it out on the team members. It is just a vicious cycle that mostly starts out with idiot ETL's with a God complex.

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  • Hate_Me says:

    Target's main problem is that they suck a lot of balls. The CEO regularly dips balls in his mouth as part of his morning routine. After that, he goes to his office and dips his balls in someone else's mouth. He actually has a designated "Ball Dipper" assistant handy at all times, just in case the ball sucking isn't going quite as planned.

    Then after a few people have dipped a few balls, it trickles down the ladder, and people start sucking more balls. Then after that, they suck even more balls, and more, and more. It multiplies dramatically until pretty much every boss in the company is just sitting around, sucking a lot of balls.

    Then they want regular employees to suck their balls, and some do. Those who don't suck balls are written up profusely and fired. Thus, if you have been fired from Target, you can rest assured that you didn't suck balls.

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  • mirage117 says:

    I think Targets biggest problem is who they hire into management. They hire all these young power hungy jerks that have no people skills at all. Basically, when you work for Target, the more money you make, the less work you have to do...

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