October 9th, 2005
Hey. I'm new. I'm Jordan and I'm an Entertainment Specialist.
This community is my hero.
September 24th, 2005
I wanna be your satisfaction, be your number one
and when you think i cant love you any better...
Then i have just begun.
yattadadeyedededeumladidddy da dee de dum de um de day
/repeat every 23.35 seconds for eternity
September 21st, 2005
|bothhands23||09:01 pm - F*ck u Target|
Well.. after over 4 years with t895 I called it quits. I got fed up of the stupid brown nosers, my racist stl (yes, she's black), all the hours over that i got paid so little for, stupid customers that are slobs and throw clothes and shit everywhere, highschoolers that don't complete their zones and leave at 10, people getting paid more for me to know less (yes, lvl 3's and execs). I'm so much happier at my job getting almost two times what i was previously getting.
Good luck to all the target bitches. you start off loving it, and then you get treated like shit, stepped on, caught up in the drama bs, and you will hate it too.
talk about being over worked and underpaid.
Get out while you still can. It's better to work at Walmart so I'm told... don't know don't work there.
My heart goes out to everyone stuck at a dreaded dead end Target Job.
September 16th, 2005
|happy_endings||10:27 pm - safety bingo!|
Team members who get injured are such* jerks. Ruining's everyone fun like that. The other day at my Target, one of the new cashiers (I think her name was Rita or Stephanie or Joseph or something) scraped her arm on one of the broken picture frames in the dollar spot, thus canceling the current game of safety bingo and tarnishing our Target's record eleven incident-free days. I was seriously thisclose to getting the T, when that whorebag had to go and kill it. Safety bingo was such a good idea, too, because now we have a reason to chastise and isolate people who don't have the foresight to see things falling on them or people who don't have the magic ability to deflect all harm from them. Idiots.
LOL <3 Target!
August 16th, 2005
some advice please: I purchased a suitcase from Target in February and it came with a 5 year warranty. It's the Embark brand which is a Target brand. After being used twice, it broke. The warranty says to return a defective suitcase to the retailer. I took the suitcase, the warranty and the receipt with me to Target. The best the returns clerk would do is an exchange for something in the same department, even though I have the receipt and the warranty. I don't want anything from the luggage department, but I would be happy with a general store credit. But no can do, according to the assistant store manager. Can somebody please give me advice on how to get the lovely Target clerks to give me a store credit I can use in any department? I don't really believe that you can't override or find a creative way to return an item and give store credit...I've worked in retail and accounting and I know there's always a way around any problem.
July 31st, 2005
|gray_jedi||07:37 am - Hallelujah...|
After 3.75 yrs of low pay, crappy scheduling (I have literally worked every hour of the day at that store, including overnight), CAF after CAF after CAF, dead LRTs, crappy walkies, one fall from a ladder that took me out of work for three days, short-staffing due to continuous coworker turnover in Logistics, an awful heating cooling/system, one remodel, lots of Mgmt turnover (including FIVE Logistics ETLs), and two discount cards that have been used to death...
I AM OUTTA THERE!!!
Current Mood: ecstatic
July 23rd, 2005
|miked4369||09:47 pm - ARGGGGHHHH!!!!!|
Why is it that those of us who work Food Avenue are treated like shit. We have a lot of extra responsibilities that include food safety and sanitation. Why is it that the GSTL's think they are in charge of everything. We have Food Ave Team Leaders (FATL's) whose responsibility is Food Ave. (Thought I should add this, my store is a test store for some new food ave products). We now have smoothies (something you will all be getting sooner than later) and we ran out of one of the flavors and when it runs low enough to a certain level, we have to throw out the excess. So the GSTL decides to give some teammembers, whom she is friends with, a free smoothie. We don't even get to give popcorn out to people at the end of the night when we are going to throw it out, but when we still are open and there is still product to sell, she decides to give away stuff. She has no authority over food and had no right to do that. I think that it sets a bad precident. The best part, when I asked her why she did it, citing the fact that there was still plenty left to sell to the guests, and the fact they we don't give food away, she YELLED at me. I was so angry! I am going to my ETL-GS and if I have to, the APTL and if that doesn't work, I am calling the Integrity Hotline. I don't think that I am overreacting. She had no authority over Food Avenue.
GSTL's treat food ave like shit
Current Mood: angry
July 11th, 2005
After over 2 years of slave work..( this is how you treat me?Collapse )
Current Mood: crappy
Current Music: screaming trees
May 30th, 2005
|foomis||05:51 pm - Code Green, E9-- Code Green, E9-- Code Green, E9|
Me: Wearing Red Target shirt, Khakis, Nametag that says "ADAM", Currently Stocking an endcap of Citronella Candles
FSG: Freakin Stupid Guest
Me: *Stocking Citronella Candles*
FSG: "Excuse me...? Do you work here?"
Me: *Points gun at FSG's Head*
FSG: "Where are the Citronella Candles?"
Me: *Pulls Trigger*
...CLEAN UP ON AISLE E9...
May 26th, 2005
wow so what's up with people taking those hygenic sticky papers out of the swimsuit bottoms and sticking them all of over the fittingrooms? It's disgusting to see and even worse to have to remove. Oh and to make things even more nauseating I had a lady come and tell me that it smelled urine in the fitting rooms and sure enough someone had peed in there!!! GROSSSS!!!!! Other gross things that I have seen or heard about while at target in the fittingrooms include:
*used sanitary napkins (pads) on 3 separate occasions!!!
*used diapers 2 different times
*an un-godly amount of food wrappers and drink cups
WHAT IS WRONG WITH THESE PEOPLE?!?!?! THESE ARE FITTINGROOMS FOR TRYING ON CLOTHES NOT PORT-A-POTTYS OR TRASH CANS!!
May 25th, 2005
|foomis||10:15 am - what kind of asshat...|
Who are these people that come into my store, take the Curtains (or,quilts, blankets, sheets, window panels, valances, pillows, etc.) out of their plastic cover unfold them to "LOOK" at them, but Then after they take them out, there is NO WAY in HELL to get them to go back in to its container. (here's a hint, yo... the dimensions of the item are written ON THE PACKAGE,and, AND, there is usually a picture of it ON THE PACKAGE, there is no reason to take the item out of it's wrapping).
Then there are those nice people who WAD the curtain back up, before they stuff it back in. yeah, thanks alot you dank tuft of rectal pubic hair. There is no way in hell that anyone is going to buy a curtan that has been wadded up and stuffed back into it's plastic package.
let me sum up...
KEEP your GRUBBY hands off of the merchandise UNLESS you intend to buy it. dont UNPACK, OPEN, TAKE OUT, or "LOOK" at
(same goes for you people that need to "look" at the towels, and then fold them up all wrong, or just throw the unfolded towel on top of the other ones, or take the towel to the sporting goods department (or hardware, or grocery)and dump them there)
i appologize for the randomness and anger spewed upon the innocent bystanders
May 13th, 2005
|bothhands23||07:02 am - I'm not alone!|
WOW I can't believe this! I didn't think I was alone when I felt so driven into the ground by working at target for FOUR YEARS now and all the crap they have put me through as well. Wow.. I feel home.. yes Target sucks. IT sucks the most because I work with wonderful Level 3's in softlines (yes clothes, my first love I'd work it every day) but the execs at my store are just god awful! I'm working with a bunch of hypocrites and an Exec straight out of Target college who doesn't know what the HELL she's doing! I had to teach her how to do a planogram!!! Wow I just can't wait to go back to Target for the summer..
May 8th, 2005
being my first entry to this community heres some of my backround: 6 years with target. yuck!! i am the shoe specialist. let me tell you it is hell enough to be in softlines and not hardlines, but to be in shoes is worse. whenever i have been in hardlines, it feels like such a cakewalk compared to softlines!! ugh!
i just got off of work, very busy with mothers day tomorrow. is it too much to ask that these people not wait until that last freegin minute on every holiday!?? jeeez. at least i can complain and you all know what i am talking about! thanks, its great. :)
Current Mood: exhausted
May 4th, 2005
April 24th, 2005
|foomis||04:48 pm - Effing Fixture room|
So, last week we had our "safety meeting"
I mentioned that "yesterday, i needed a 3 foot section of 3inch fence, when i grabbed one out of the bin it pulled out about fifteen sections of fence which came crashing down to the floor with a resounding clang"
to which the "safety captain" (anal-retentive nazi) replies:
"Yes, we need to clean out and orginize the fixture room (once again)... Adam, why dont you head that up for us, mmmmkay?"
Yeah, tats real nice. i complain about the state of the fixture room then they put me in charge of fixing it. Next time i'm just going to call the safety 1-800 hotline and report it anonymously. the bastards.
April 10th, 2005
THOUGHT I'D INFORM THE WORLD THAT I NO LONGER WORK AT THE STORE OF DOOM ANY LONGER! But I am staying in this community, well, because target DOES suck! D;
Current Music: regina spektor ; the flowers
I work on the Flow team from 4 am to whenever we finish. The drama here is worse then I ever remember it being in high school OR junior high at times.
April 3rd, 2005
|theresa_jeane||11:18 pm - Excuse me Ma'am...can you tell me where...|
Ok, anyway, I'm new, I'm quite sure this is a very inactive community, it looks like the last post was in Feb...but what the hell, it'll be good to rant about targay.
I'm a sales floor bitch, I don't get paid enough, I don't get enough hours, and I fucking hate target. But I'm a slave to their ways. Goddamn quality discount prices and pleseant atmosphere.
At least it's not Walmart!!!
March 27th, 2005
|totorototoro||11:28 pm - nataliedeedotcom|
ahahaha I was just going threw some of her drawings and I found this
I hate asking every freekin' person if they want a target red card, ughhh. more so now that we actually get written up if they find out we're not asking EVERY guest.
Current Music: joanna newsom ; bridges and balloons
February 13th, 2005
We were busier than any day at christmas, we passed goal by a thousand dollars by 1 pm. it was a nightmare.
good gawd it was awful.
November 30th, 2004
|mesmerized24601||01:29 pm - Yeah|
I am sooo glad to find this community! I am a GSTL at T-605 for a little over 90 days now and all my ranting in my journal seems to go nowhere so I thought this would be a better pace to complain about the big T!!!! I will post soon Yahoo!!!!!
November 21st, 2004
So, I just quit yesterday. Personal issues aside, lets just say that meager wages are not enough to pay the rent... especially while the CEOs are getting rich. Not to mention the sweatshop record this place has. Its terrible.
Current Mood: okay
Current Music: Snow Patrol - Run
November 7th, 2004
|heyes||01:44 pm - Work hard, get out early, get paid less?|
Sound familiar to anyone else? I mean what kind of motivation is it to get early unless you really hate you job. I for one refuse to work faster and harder so that A: I can get a smaller paycheck and B: so my boss can get a bonus for keeping the store under budget. My whole life gets rearrainged so that I cen get to work on time and make sure that my kids gets to and from school without any trouble. Last time I checked I don't work at Target because it's Fabulous!, no I work there because I am in need of money.
That isn't to say i refuse to work hard, or to meet my obligations, but I'm just not going to race around the store and clean up everyone else's mess (reshop and zone) when I'm done with mine for the sake of my boss's stats and paycheck. Not to mention the infamous dissapearing break. "Well we might close early tonight, so skip that second break and just zone your wee little ehart out!"
Current Mood: discontent
October 24th, 2004
I just got home from a really long day at Target, and it was bad. Just a couple of rants:
( REDcardsCollapse )
( those difficult-to-operate credit card machinesCollapse )
Any cashiers who can relate?
Current Mood: grumpy
September 6th, 2004
|dancing_sic||03:45 pm - I'm the best!!!! (by Jeanine)|
You won't believe it.
First some background. We are Jeanine and Aaron. We got hired onto the Target "team" on July 9 of this year in Tracy, CA. We quickly became 2 of the 3 best workers in the store. We hated Target as the place and the job but we were (are) hard workers. Since I started, all 4 of the LODs have yelled at me; 2 of the older team members yelled at Aaron just about every day; I got written up just to fit the write up quota of one of the LODs; and we decided we were going to blow up Target, and maybe the rest of the world. (that last part is a joke.) So how do we know we are the best? Many of our team members and team leads tell us so, I can zone to brand up to 4 departments in a few hours (we close), Johnny (ETL HARDLINES) made a speech in front of the whole team that we are his best workers and that if he could close with anyone it would be us, and last, the district manager's boss came in one day and told the LODs how great my zone looked after I had done it.
. . . . I got fired on Friday September 3 without a reason.
Current Mood: curious
Current Music: Nothing
|brandonriley||05:56 am - if this isnt allowed moderators, sorry i will delete it|
Hi all, I created a community for any Queer Folk that work at target .... considering target is so queer friendly. You dont have to be queer to join, but please be queer friendly.
August 20th, 2004
Hey, I'm Laura. I'm new to the community. I've been working at Target in Minnesota for about a year now (not very long I know, but it sure seems like it).
Generally I don't mind it so much, especially considering the fact I was employed following a job at Taco Johns, which took away two years of my life that I will never get back. However, it is still a job. And I could be sleeping, instead of working with "guests" who can't figure out where to insert their card into the machine, and then sign on the screen with a real pen.
One of my main complaints though, is that I haven't had one day of any weekend off all summer. And this is my last summer after senior year, aren't I supposed to be out there enjoying my youth before the harsh realities of the world set it and destroy all my hopes and dreams?
No. Because Target is already destroying them for me.
Current Mood: agitated
August 2nd, 2004
Hi to you all, my names Adam, I'm 15 and I work at a Target store in Australia. The wage Target pays me is pretty good, $8.40 an hour. I've worked here at Target for about 12 months and I've just about had a gutfull of the place and its crap. When the store just opened (I've been working there as long as its opened) the management who knew how to run a buisness left because they knew the place was a sinking ship. The corporation only put a Target in my town to try and have some kind of strangle hold on us. The stores pretty much hated because it closed down like my towns favourite shopping centre and replaced it. So yes, the place is hated. The management that is left are mainly a bunch of people who take full advantage of their powertrip who treat the young casuals like myself like shit. What probably pisses me off the most is the ton of young people the store brought in at the very beginning to like, build the shelves and stock them with all the shit and basically do the lions share of the work. Then, after a few months, eliminated all their jobs. They were brought in as grunts. Luckily I kept my job because I'm a register person. The grunts who got fired are still somewhat bitter, specially as they had to buy uniforms.
Anywho, its great to find this community and discuss with fellow Target slaves across the world. I think I will be quitting soon though, fingers crossed.
Current Mood: aggravated
July 24th, 2004
Hello fellow target employees/Slaves,
I just recently started at the same store as eternallyhard *waves*... and i must say i havent seen all the horror yet except for the management... yeah i know its to come. Considering ill probably be fired before that happens cause they are going to have to surgically removed my foot from my managers Arse.
Is it a usually thing that overnight key carriers (not management think he is a level 3). Is supposed to be talking down and bitching to other employees? and making up his own backstocking policies with completely contradict store policy?
What are the rules when it comes to level 3's can they actually write someone up and make it stick if the manager who signs the write up after the level 3 writes it wasnt there during the situation?
sorry so many questions. ... sleep deprived and i have to work tonight
Current Mood: crappy