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My Husband has given 7 years to Target as an Executive Team Leader, working long crazy hours. This company has done nothing but use my Husband and send him to stores that are having problems.

He has worked in retail for 20 years, the other 2 companies he worked for went bankrupt. This year has been awful, he was sent to a store that was having problems and being run by a store Manager who has never worked in retail a day in his life. The store has been a problem since the day it opened. To make a long story short, my Husband is going to be fired in a few weeks because he is being used as a scapegoat for all of the problems in the store.

The first 2 write ups were full of false information including dates that my Husband wasn't even working in the store, even though he pointed all of this out and refused to sign the write ups, they still processed them. No matter what he does, they will be terminating him, it's just a matter of time. Our Daughter is getting ready to go off to college and my Husband will be out of a job , due to no fault of his own. I never thought a company could treat an employee so bad.

How does a man spend 7 years with one employer and now all of a sudden he stinks at his job? I say something stinks at Target! I will never spend one red cent in another Target store. If I was not so poor, I would find a good lawyer and sue Target.

I can only hope that one day, God will take care of those that have wronged my hardworking Husband who is being treated so poorly.

I keep praying daily that he will find a better opportunity and be able to give his notice to them before they stick it to him!

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Anonymous
#767078

I started at target about 3 months ago as a GSA (Guest Service Attendent) I have disabilities and I was told Target is a big support for individuals who have disabilities, I told them I have a disability after they asked why i wasnt performing the job functions as correctly but the team members and team leads still talk gossip about me tattle on every little thing i do and think its ok to lessen my hours when a cashier gets more, I highly dont recommend Target as a place of employment for individuals with special needs.

Anonymous
Burbank, California, United States #615148

God will do nothing because he doesn't exist

Anonymous
to anon Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada #636586

***!!!!!!!!!!!!!! :upset

Anonymous
#584499

Next time, you heed a warning. It was meant for you, too.

Anonymous
#584165

I just took a Target job 3 weeks ago and it sucks so badly. I've worked my tail off, never missed a shift, never been late and I've got nothing but flack from them.

The TL do nothing all day except when the store manager is around. The management talks to me like I'm 5 years old. When it is zone crunch time at the end of the night they want everybody to go go go but they aren't doing ***.

Today I got yelled at because my walkie talkie was dead. I knew it was dying (only had 1 bar when my shift started).

I went up to get batteries and the lady told me there were no batteries. So I went back to my job. 30 minutes later a manager was mad telling me I need to get my walkie fixed.

I told her my story and she insisted it was my fault and I needed to do better with having my walkie on. They are so crazy!

Anonymous
#574948

Hi i recently got hired on the 11/16/2012 and i was working great everyone was great until i meet the securities my trainer cart attendant told me that if i find anything that i shold keep it until i clocked out then return it into guest services earlier on the day they caught someone for shop lifting and the security asked me if i wanted to be a witness i told him that yeah sure we waited for the cops but i didnt wanted to hit the 5 hour so i told him that i had to clock out so i left and he looked piseed at me i sat on my luch break and ate some pizza i purchased it then on my shift i found a phone so i put it on the cart and then i keep it until my shift is over to return it like how my trainer said well i clocked out and the security called me i was thinking that it was about the problem they had and no hes firing me because i stold and item he said that i been stealing everything that i waste time talking to costumers that i waste time talking to our employees and every time i tried to talk and tell him how my trainer said to handle the situations hes raised hes voice and i felt harassed i never feel that horrible i got fired on the spot and i couldn't even talk to the HR i tried calling today and nope 1 try no shes helping a costumer 2 try shes at lunch 3 tried hung up 4 tried shes not working today i feel humiliated :cry :cry wen the security had to escort me out i never shop lifted i never commited a crime and i feel like *** now i dont have a job soo much for getting my green card and working on retail as my first job

Anonymous
#574103

suck it up and move on, jeez :(

Anonymous
#572002

I also find it slightly amusing when people blame an entire company for the actions of one or two of its employees. There are millions (possibly billions) of idiots in the world, and they've all got to work somewhere, right?

Or maybe you would prefer that they all be unemployed so that you can support them with your tax dollars. Way I figure it, companies are doing a public service by employing morons and lazy bums.

Though I do find it odd that they put so many of said rejects in charge of customer service... usually they get promoted straight to upper management so the customer never has to see them.

Anonymous
#571997

News flash: EVERY place is a bad place to work. I've worked for 10 different employers, from small family owned businesses to franchises to large international corporate behemoths...

every single one of those jobs sucked. Every boss/manager wants to squeeze more and more work out of you and pay you as little as possible. Every manager and/or "executive" likes to blame and belittle those beneath them. Every manager wants to take credit for your work.

Every company wants to cut costs wherever possible, including times when it may compromise your health, safety or happiness. Every company is poorly run by "college educated" morons who have never done an actual day of real work in their lives. Businesses don't have souls, they don't care about people. It's called capitalism and pursuit of the Almighty Dollar.

That's what we do in this country, we worship money. If you don't want to be used and abused by someone else, I suggest you become your own boss. Because as long as you work FOR somebody else, you are going to be exploited. Companies do not take care of their employees anymore...

and for that matter, many of them never really did. This whole illusion about the "good old days", those days lasted what, 20-30 years? During the unions' hayday, no less. Before unions, all workers were slaves.

Now that unions are going the way of the dinosaur, you can expect the robber-barons to revive the old business model of treating employees as property rather than people. Maximize profits, minimize expenses.

Employees are an expense. Expect to be minimalized.

Anonymous
#555315

Yes I was fired, and no I am not upset over being fired, but it is the additional lies target put on my good by evaluation that makes me so so mad. Even though I asked for tips to go faster (yes no matter how fast you are, they want faster), I was never given any.

In fact I looked for feedback from "team leaders" and was told I was ok, till the evaluation, when I was unloaded on.

Target put on this front, but they are not at all employee friendly, unless you are in the "group". I still get negative feedback from friends still there.

Darrell, Los Angeles go ahead E-me: THAMGRUP@HOTMAIL.COM

Anonymous
#551444

Almost 5 years here, and what's been said is mostly true. The problem starts from the HR.

It's obviously run by people that are extremely detached from reality and/or just really ignorant to how their ideas on how to run a business just don't work and/or they're just bad people. It seems the mentality is that their business generates profit on ideas alone, when in fact, they just make it impossible(not just harder) for those on the bottom, who are actually generating the profit, to get anything done. What's worse is that they candy-cote everything that they do badly, including how disrespectful many of the leaders/execs are toward their lowly plebs. The things I've seen while working there, I find bewildering.

A lot of the things they say and do don't even make logical sense, and one thing they say almost always contradicts another. ["We really do care about your safety and want you to put that before your tasks."] ["We need you to work faster, even though you're already working as fast as humanly possible."] I've been raised to be a humble, hard-working person, and I've grown up in an environment that taught me not to expect much in life and to be content with what you have. But, my experience with this business has been so negative to the point that it's damaging both my physical and mental health.

I'd like to add that I'm most definitely NOT speaking on behalf of Target, but on behalf of human dignity. I'd also like to ENLIGHTEN those above that many of your employees are your most dedicated customers, and that when you allow them to be treated badly, it reflects.

Anonymous
#547415

This is so very true ive been with target for 5 weeks now ready to move on very soon--Written by Anonymous on June 8, 2012 From Lake City, Florida, US

To me Target is very confusing and overwhelming. There is no proper training structure in place.

I was just thrown out onto the floor and had to teach myself everything. Not only that but the "leaders" of my department sit in the office for hours on end most of the time and I never see them. When they do make an occasional appearance, they all tell me different ways to do things.

They have serious miscommunication within this company between management and leaders and need to learn to treat their employees better. Not once since I have been there have I heard "great job." For a measly $8.00 an hour, I bust my tail end and go way above and beyond what I should be doing only to be told..."oh, its all wrong..let me show you what you did wrong."

Anonymous
#539009

I have been working at target for about 1 year, making my measly $8/hr while the etl's and lod's get paid their nice comfy salaries for doing nothing but bark out orders. I work in the backroom, and I do, at minimum, $12/hr worth of work for this company.

It's such a shame that the managers get bonuses for not letting employees work o/t and how must they feel making $40/year whipping the leash at me so they can look good? I wish Target at least could get a union together, and I'm not really a union type person, but these people who use target to depend on their livelihood and income deserve to get paid for the work they do.

We deserve more and won't ever get it because Target is about the people at the top, not the bottom. What a shame and I can't wait for the day I leave those doors for good.

Anonymous
#493098

Anonymous from Florida. If you want to be told you did a great job perhaps do your job properly.

They won't say great job just for the heck of it or it means nothing. Also if one manager asks you to do something differently do the adult thing and tell them this is what so and so asked me to do.

You are not nine years old and don't need your mommy to speak up for you. You are a grown man or woman act like it.

Anonymous
to Jedi Knight Ethan Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States #584445

Do you have a job and why are you so invested here? I mean I'm doing research but you just seem to be on this sight alot and dead set on abusing everybody could it be your compensating for something? Perhaps some viagra?

Anonymous
#492977

:? To me Target is very confusing and overwhelming. There is no proper training structure in place.

I was just thrown out onto the floor and had to teach myself everything. Not only that but the "leaders" of my department sit in the office for hours on end most of the time and I never see them. When they do make an occasional appearance, they all tell me different ways to do things.

They have serious miscommunication within this company between management and leaders and need to learn to treat their employees better. Not once since I have been there have I heard "great job." For a measly $8.00 an hour, I bust my tail end and go way above and beyond what I should be doing only to be told..."oh, its all wrong..let me show you what you did wrong."

Anonymous
#451008

Wow are some of you on drug withdraw to have a temper. This dude Trevor just told the OP that her husband should be fighting his own battles and you attack him. One even admitted to beating their children.

Former TM is just pissed because she most likely got fired. Kidsmom, let's not get into her problems, beating her children ect. She is one *** e d up b i t c h, leaving her children at Target because she was angry after slapping them. Are all the people on this site abusive drugged up drunken parents?

Both men and women can communicate their needs, this OP's husband just needs to grow a pair and fight his own battles.

IHateStupidCustomers
#450975

I feel bad for your husband. that's beyond messed up for a company to treat him that way.

maybe he'll get a better job somewhere else. as for Amy, ignore that dumb b**ch.

she just hates any store that doesn't let her return her stolen merchandise without a receipt. so she'll bash any store that isn't her precious "Penney's"

Anonymous
#450964

It sounds like possible age discrimination or that his pay got to be too much?

Either way, it it despicable that he gave all those years to a soulless company.

I avoid Target at all costs, their service is abysmal and they also do not stand behind their employees or merchandise. The last time I went in, I asked a supervisor standing around where an item was, and he had to radio someone who was 10 feet away, directly in our sight. Now that's SERVICE.

Anonymous
Kirbyville, Texas, United States #441020

To all you complaining do what you are paid to and you won't have a problem.

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